Polars remain undefeated this spring
On a cold, wet, wind-whipped Wednesday, the Hill-Murray Pioneers traveled to North High for a softball game.
April 23 was a day better suited for the ducks and geese that occasionally flew across the sodden skies above the McKnight Field complex, than it was for a softball game between two undefeated powerhouses.
Winter, Weingartner, Tschida homer in 12-2 rout
On the strength on homeruns by Rick Weingartner, Chad Tschida and Eric Winter, it took the Tartan Titans just six innings to post a 12-2 baseball victory over the North Polars on the 10-rule.
The game took place Thursday, April 24, on Tartan’s home field, and afterwards North High coach Ron Adams exclaimed, “I hate this place!”
Schanks has 10 strikeouts in 2-hit shutout
It took four innings for the North High softball players to get unwound, but when they did the put five runs on the board and downed the Tartan Titans by a 5-0 count on Monday, April 21.
Leading the North in battle was senior pitcher Haley Schanks. She allowed the visiting Titans just two hits while striking out 10. At the plate she went 2-for-3 - both singles - and running bases for her was Georgie Robasse, who scored two runs.
Mulvaney and Messerole go 2-for-3 with 2 RBI
The St. Cloud Tech Tigers ventured to North St. Paul for a chilly, windblown, non-conference baseball game April 21.
The contest was pretty much a pitchers’ duel until the last of the fifth when the North High Polars exploded for nine runs and put an end to the six-inning contest, 13-3.
As the boys tennis season nears the halfway mark of this unusually cold spring, the Tartan High School team has felt the sting of still looking for its first win.
“We are struggling right now,” stated coach Larry Fronczak. “We are limited in experience at our doubles play.”
The North High boys tennis team is still in a state of flux.
The four spots for singles play seem to be established, but North coach Jerry Diebel said, “Our doubles are not yet set in their positions. The players competing for those positions include: Jesse Tretsven (10), Colin Cassin (12), Andrew Gooder (11), Marty Dinh (11), Ty Yang (11) Meipong Himmtann (11), Petersen Thao (9), Tommy Yang (11) and Chveshe Yang (9).”
Tartan High School coach Don Lee is ruing what the 2013 graduation did to a very successful boys golf program.
He pointed out that several outstanding players with varsity experience graduated last year.
The Hill-Murray Pioneers will be sporting a new softball coach this season. But though she’s new to Hill-Murray, Donny Kealy has had plenty of softball coaching experience, most recently at his own alma mater, Totino-Grace.
The Hill-Murray Pioneers have high hopes of repeating as the Classic Suburban Conference boys golf champions, but head coach Kris Oftedahl knows there are plenty of others waiting in the wings to put up better scores.