North Polars

Wed
03
Jun

North stops Roseville in Section 4AAA baseball action at new CHS Field

Following a rain-postponed game May 6 against the East Ridge Raptors and a tough 2-1 loss that relegated North High to the losers’ bracket in the Section 4 Class 3A playoffs, the Polars and the Roseville Raiders - a 9-0 loser to No.1-seed Mahtomed

Wed
03
Jun

Polars 10-run Warriors in section playoffs

North High junior Dan Salinas (16) slides in safely on a double play attempt by Henry Sibley during 4th inning Section 4AAA playoff action. The Polars won 10-0 in 5 innings at Kuenkel Field May 23. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
North High junior Dan Salinas (16) slides in safely on a double play attempt by Henry Sibley during 4th inning Section 4AAA playoff action. The Polars won 10-0 in 5 innings at Kuenkel Field May 23. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Varland strikes out 10 in 5-inning rout
The No. 2-seed North High Polars opened the Section 4 Class AAA baseball playoffs with a flurry of runs against the No. 7-seed Henry Sibley Warriors Saturday, May 23 at Kuenkel Field.
The Polars scored all they would need in the bottom of the first inning and went on to finish the contest in 4 1/2 innings when the 10-run rule took effect.
North hurler Gus Varland went the distance, allowing just two hits and three walks, and striking out 10 batters.

Wed
03
Jun

Polars’ softball section run hits a skid bump

North High junior Abby Arko (12) steals second base safely as the ball gets loose during Section 4AAA playoffs. The Polars lost 4-3 to Woodbury in 11 innings at McKnight Fields May 27. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
North High junior Abby Arko (12) steals second base safely as the ball gets loose during Section 4AAA playoffs. The Polars lost 4-3 to Woodbury in 11 innings at McKnight Fields May 27. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Woodbury tops North in extra innings, 4-3
It was a showdown of unbeatens May 27 at McKnight Fields when the No. 1-seed Woodbury Royals took on the No. 2-seed North High Polars.
In a nail-biter that went to the last of the 11th inning before a decision was rendered, the seedings proved right as the Royals outlasted the Polars by 4-3.
The Royals put the first two runs on the board in first inning on doubles into the left center field gap off the bats of Amanda Dickmeyer and Ashley Mickschl.
A second out later Alexis Jacobs slammed a single up the middle and Mickschl scored to push the count to 2-0.

Wed
27
May

Polars ground Raptors in opening Section 4AAA softball play

North’s hot bats, East Ridge errors led to 9-2 win

No. 2-seeded North High softball team took advantage of seven East Ridge errors and cruised to a 9-2 victory in the Section 4 Class AAA playoffs Tuesday, May 19.

North co-head coach Tom Nemo said, “[East Ridge] came to play. They swing the bats, and they hit the ball. They’re in a tough conference. That was a good test for us.

Wed
27
May

Polars, Pioneers advance in section

North High freshman Sophie Cave (16) slides in safely stealing second base in 3rd inning Section 4AAA playoff action. The Polars won 3-1 over Roseville at McKnight Fields May 21. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
North High freshman Sophie Cave (16) slides in safely stealing second base in 3rd inning Section 4AAA playoff action. The Polars won 3-1 over Roseville at McKnight Fields May 21. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Local teams are in the running for Section 4AAA softball bragging rights, with play set for May 27 and 28 at McKnight Fields.

Polars evade Roseville

Wed
20
May

North Polars calm Mahtomedi Zephyrs for crucial Metro East win

Lauzon hurls 7-inning, 2-hit shutout
Before a standing-room-only crowd at Kuenkel Field, the North High Polars battled with baseball powerhouse Mahtomedi on Wednesday, May 13.
The game had special significance because of the Metro East Conference standings. Heading into the game North was 12-2 in the MEC, while Mahtomedi had a mark of 13-1.
Both teams had one MEC game remaining on their schedules.

Wed
20
May

Tennis season winds down for area teams

The regular season in boys tennis ended without much fanfare this spring for the local teams, and the sectional playoffs are already underway.
Here’s a recap of Hill-Murray, North and Tartan’s performance in the Metro East Conference.

Wed
20
May

Polars power past Titans, 10-2

North High junior Jim Bothwell (7) attempts a double play, making the force out at second base on Tartan junior Jacob Zwak (23). The Polars won 10-2 at Tartan May 15. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
North High junior Jim Bothwell (7) attempts a double play, making the force out at second base on Tartan junior Jacob Zwak (23). The Polars won 10-2 at Tartan May 15. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The North High baseball team has been a juggernaut in the Metro East Conference this spring, and that was never more true than when the Polars faced the Tartan Titans Friday, May 15.

Wed
13
May

North halts St. Thomas, 3-0, Zach Lauzon allows only 3 hits

On a day better suited to ducks than baseball fans, the St. Thomas Academy Cadets ventured to North St. Paul to dodge raindrops and battle the North High Polars.  

Wed
13
May

Tartan attack subdues North

Natalie Herzog nets 7 points in 14-2 rout

The Tartan Titans girls lacrosse players visited North Tuesday, May 5 to ply their skills against the North Polars.

And ply their skills they did, as they scored quickly and frequently. By the time the first 25 minutes were over, Tartan had built a 10-0 cushion and went on to post a 14-2 triumph over their School District 622 archrivals.

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