Hill-Murray Pioneers

Wed
10
Dec

Girls hockey: In defense of their title, Pioneers blank Titans in opening MEC play

Hill-Murray sophomore forward Lindsey Featherstone (9) and junior forward Jac Kaasa move in on Tartan junior goalie Madeline Campbell in first period action. Campbell tallied 46 saves in the Pioneers 2-0 win at Aldrich Arena Dec. 2.
Hill-Murray sophomore forward Lindsey Featherstone (9) and junior forward Jac Kaasa move in on Tartan junior goalie Madeline Campbell in first period action. Campbell tallied 46 saves in the Pioneers 2-0 win at Aldrich Arena Dec. 2. (*Linda Baumeister/Review)

In a hard-fought girls hockey contest Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Aldrich Arena, the Hill-Murray Pioneers outlasted the Tartan Titans by a count of 2-0.

It was the opening game of Metro East Conference action for both teams.

Wed
10
Dec

Boys basketball: Pioneers extend non-conference win streak to 3-0 with victory over SPA

Marshawn Wilson knocks down 30
Behind the hot hand and the 30-point effort of Marshawn Wilson, the Hill-Murray Pioneers held on to gain a hard-fought, 63-60 victory over the visiting St. Paul Academy Spartans.
In the Thursday, Dec. 4 game, the Pioneers owned a 10-point - 58-48 - lead with just under three minutes left in regulation.

Wed
26
Nov

Boys hockey: Pioneers looking for continued success with returning players

The Hill-Murray Pioneers are heading into the 2014-2015 boys hockey season with the confidence of winners. They have either won or shared the conference title for the past several years, and in pre-season polls have been ranked No.

Thu
20
Nov

New season, new conference and new -- sort of -- coach at Hill-Murray

Brady Hannigan
Brady Hannigan

The Hill-Murray High School boys basketball squad enters the 2014-15 facing the hurdles of adapting to a new system under newly appointed head coach Brady Hannigan.

Former rival

Wed
12
Nov

Pioneers hoping for return to state tournament

The Hill-Murray girls hockey team took home the 2013-14 Class AA State Championship title after a hard-fought game against No. 1-seeded Benilde-St. Margaret’s in February, at the Xcel Energy Center
The Hill-Murray girls hockey team took home the 2013-14 Class AA State Championship title after a hard-fought game against No. 1-seeded Benilde-St. Margaret’s in February, at the Xcel Energy Center. Pictured, Hill-Murray sophomore forward Jac Kaasa (6) controls the puck going up center ice during the Pioneers’ first game of the tournament against Burnsville. Hill-Murray hopes for a similar performance this season. (file photo Linda Baumeister/Review)

The Hill-Murray High School Pioneers girls hockey forces finished last season as the Minnesota Class AA state champions with a record of 25-3-1.

Thu
06
Nov

Football: South St. Paul overcomes turnovers to gain state tournament berth

Game slips away from Hill-Murray in fourth quarter
On an unseasonably chilly Halloween, the Hill-Murray Pioneers' trip to South St. Paul for the Section 4AAAA football finals proved to be a frightful nightmare.
Things started well for the Pioneers, who took advantage of the Packers' three fumbles and led the entire first half. But the Packers, winners of the Metro East Conference, got back on track late in the game for a 35-21 victory.

Thu
06
Nov

A better day for Pioneers


(Linda Baumeister/Review)

It looked like Hill Murray was going to simply run away from the football competition Oct. 25 in Section 4AAAA semifinal action against Johnson.

Wed
29
Oct

Football: Hill-Murray only team left in football sectionals

North, Tartan bumped from playoffs
The Johnson Governors watched Pioneers Marshawn Wilson and Sam Westby put on a two-man show that ended with Hill-Murray gaining a 54-34 triumph Saturday, Oct. 25.
The win propelled the No. 2-seed Pioneers into the finals of the Section 4AAAA football playoffs, where they will face the South St. Paul Packers at 7 p.m., Oct 31 at South St. Paul.

Wed
29
Oct

Volleyball : Hill-Murray routs Humboldt to open Section 4AA play

The Humboldt Hawks traveled to Hill-Murray Wednesday, Oct. 22, to open volleyball action in Section 4AA play.

Thu
23
Oct

Football: Pioneers run past Titans

Tartan junior running back Emmanuel Willies (7), who scored three touchdowns against Hill-Murray, takes off running. The Titans lost 52-30 at home Oct. 15.
Tartan junior running back Emmanuel Willies (7), who scored three touchdowns against Hill-Murray, takes off running. The Titans lost 52-30 at home Oct. 15. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Simley Spartans stop Polars
As they headed into their Wednesday, Oct. 15 football game, the Hill-Murray Pioneers had a specific opening plan against the Tartan Titans in Oakdale.
Hill-Murray coach Tony Danna explained, "We talked about it in the locker room that we were going to score on our first drive.

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