The North High School boys track and field team has long been a power in the Metro East Conference. The Polars have won the conference team title 11 times in a row and have their sights set on No. 12 this spring.
A pair of University of St. Thomas seniors closed out their college basketball careers with the ultimate prize. Jimmy Remke and Cullen Ogren helped the Tommies capture the NCAA Division III national title on March 19 in Salem, Virginia.
The University of Minnesota women’s hockey program said goodbye to five seniors who played their final collegiate games at the NCAA Division I women’s Frozen Four. One of those five was former Hill-Murray standout Hannah Brandt.
Hundreds of Richardson Elementary students were waving and holding fan posters for a sendoff to the state tournament. Students were thrilled that their team was competing at the state level. North High boys basketball players waved back and took phone photos and videos. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The North High School boys basketball team this season made its first trip to the state tournament since 1999. Here are news and notes from that appearance.
North High School’s Goodnews Kpegeol splits two Hopkins defenders on a drive to the hoop during the Polars’ Class AAAA state tournament quarterfinals game March 9, but the Polars came up short against the prep basketball powerhouse. The Royals won 74-42 and appeared in the state championship game March 12. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Slow start and recovery was a common theme this season for the North High School boys basketball team. The Polars were forced to rally in quite a few games, including all three of their section playoff contests, and became rather adept at it.