Play in the Metro East Conference moved into the third week of the 2014 season. The Hastings Raiders traveled to Maplewood and were overrun by the Hill-Murray Pioneers, 36-14, and St. Thomas Academy marched into North St.
The Tartan High School girls tennis forces have already begun the season and are feeling some growing pains.
Tartan veteran coach Larry Fronczak said, “We have many new players who have not had any varsity playing experience.”
Hill-Murray senior quarterback Sam Westby (13) stiff arms Polar defense on his way to a 3rd quarter touchdown. The Pioneers won 36-18 at North Sept. 5. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
As the high school football teams wrapped up the second games of the 2014 season, the visiting Hill-Murray Pioneers took control Friday night to defeat North in a high-scoring contest.
Tartan was on the road at St. Thomas Academy, and the Cadets quickly discovered they were able to march right through the Titans’ defense.
The North High girls cross country team hopes to move up one more spot in the conference standings this season.
A year ago the cross country running corps finished second in the Classic Suburban Conference.
The Flaming Cardinals won the girls’ championship: First row, from left: Nicole James and McKenna Jones. Second row: Haley Knoblauch, Stella Wright, Emily Knoblauch and Gracelyn Katchmark-Juhl. Third row: Katelyn Hackman, Madelena Nasby, Abby Murphy, Abby Nason, Alexis Radanke and Jayne Carvelli. Coaches not pictured: Jeremy Hackman, Mike James, Tom Knoblauch and Shane Nason.
Recently the Oakdale boys’ first grade baseball, and girls’ first and second grade softball rookies held their year-end championships at Oakdale’s Walton Park.
In a somewhat strange doubleheader day, the North St. Paul Post 39 team was routed 10-1 in a noon game Sunday, July 20 with Tri-City Red, and then traveled to Cretin-Derham Hall baseball field in St. Paul for a 6 p.m. contest with the Hamline Post 418 Purple and won a slugfest.