The North St. Paul American Legion Post 39 ventured to Mounds View High School for the first meeting of the season between the 39ers and Tri-City Post 513 on June 18.
Tri-City Red managed to beat the 39ers, 2-0, even though they were short some key players after Mounds View High School won the Class AAA State Baseball Tournament the day before.
Most of Tri-City’s players attend Mounds View.
The last few years the North St. Paul American Legion Post 39 baseball nine has had an early-season crack at tourney play, with the annual Legion Baseball Tournament held in Grand Rapids, Minn.
The round-robin contest tests teams’ strategy and tenacity as they battle to reach the June 23 championship.
The people look like ants from up there too; the Copper Peak Ski Flying complex is the only ski flying hill in North or South America. That’s Lake Superior in the background. (photo by Keith L. Anderson, Montreal, Wisc., from WLUC-TV website uppermichiganssource.com)
It’s been 20 years since last they “flew” at Copper Peak It doesn’t seem that long ago.
Actually it seems like yesterday that I sat on a stool just inside a door and watched the ski jumping world pass by on their way into a banquet.
The year was 1970 and just about anyone I knew in that world of ski jumpers was in Ironwood, Mich. They had gathered to witness the first ski flying event ever held in the Western Hemisphere.
North St. Paul shortstop Jackson Goplen (17) is in on the double play to end the second inning as second baseman Adam Hildebrandt (7) makes the relay to first. The 39ers won 7-5 over Hamline Purple at home June 19.
Lower left, North St. Paul 39er Josh Messerole pitched a 7-5 win over Hamline Purple.
June 19th - North St. Paul 39ers vs. Hamline Purple. Photos from June 19 by Linda Baumeister/Review.
The Arcade-Phalen Post 577 Eastsiders and pitcher Brandon Langer probably deserved a better fate in an American Legion baseball game played June 13 at Kuenkel Field.
Through the first five and a half innings, the Eastsiders were on top of a 2-0 lead.
It took two games in as many days for the North St. Paul American Legion Post 39 baseball team to level its season record at 1-1. On June 11, the 39ers hosted the Rosetown Rockets at Kuenkel Field and beat them in a slugfest, 11-8.
The loss pushed Rosetown’s record to 2-1.
The opening of District IV American Legion baseball for both the North St. Paul Post 39 39ers and the Hamline Post 418 Purple Hawks was a tight, no-hit affair until just past the mid-mark of the seven inning.
Eli Wright of the Purple Hawks and Sam Shipstad of the 39ers were locked in a pitchers’ duel in which neither team had a hit, or a run, until the fifth inning at the Cretin-Derham Hall field June 10.
In high school semifinal action May 29 at McKnight Fields in North St. Paul, the four top-seeded softball teams were still competing in the section tournament.
Two of the teams advanced to the finals and two ended their seasons with losses in double-elimination action.
The four teams were Stillwater (seeded 1st), North (2nd), East Ridge (3rd) and Hill-Murray (4th).
At the end of the day only two -- Stillwater and East Ridge -- remained.
In a meeting May 15 at the North St. Paul Community Center, the activities directors of the nine-member Classic Suburban Conference voted unanimously to say "goodbye" to the conference at the end of the 2013-14 school year.
The Classic Suburban Conference has been in existence since the start of the 2000-01 athletic season. It is comprised of seven public schools and two private schools in the east metro area.
In the first motion of the meeting, Simley AD Will Short made the motion to dissolve the conference. North High AD Jed Helwig seconded the motion.It was May 22 and time once again for School District 622 to take pride and demonstrate all the right things about public education.
The 622 Education Foundation’s 16th annual banquet was held at the Prom Banquet Center in Oakdale. There were upwards of 500 people in attendance.
In a high school baseball game that could have gone either way May 28, Roseville and Hill-Murray went into the 10th inning before the Raiders finally scored two runs and moved into the “winners bracket” of sectional play.
Both teams had chances to win the game, which included some timely hitting and several mental errors on the base paths.