Game slips away from Hill-Murray in fourth quarter
On an unseasonably chilly Halloween, the Hill-Murray Pioneers' trip to South St. Paul for the Section 4AAAA football finals proved to be a frightful nightmare.
Things started well for the Pioneers, who took advantage of the Packers' three fumbles and led the entire first half. But the Packers, winners of the Metro East Conference, got back on track late in the game for a 35-21 victory.
Tartan sophomore Karly Bihner (16) sends the ball over the net during Section 4AAA home action. The Titans defeated Minneapolis South 25-4, 25-12, 25-13 in the opening round Oct. 21. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The Tartan Titans, seeded fifth in the Section 4AAA volleyball playoffs, hosted the 12th-seeded Minneapolis South Tigers Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Tartan High School.
North, Tartan bumped from playoffs
The Johnson Governors watched Pioneers Marshawn Wilson and Sam Westby put on a two-man show that ended with Hill-Murray gaining a 54-34 triumph Saturday, Oct. 25.
The win propelled the No. 2-seed Pioneers into the finals of the Section 4AAAA football playoffs, where they will face the South St. Paul Packers at 7 p.m., Oct 31 at South St. Paul.
North finishes undefeated in EMC
Throughout the 2014 season, the Tartan volleyball squad has been improving with each game.
At the same time, the North High volleyball team has seemingly been improving by leaps and bounds.
Tartan junior running back Emmanuel Willies (7), who scored three touchdowns against Hill-Murray, takes off running. The Titans lost 52-30 at home Oct. 15. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Simley Spartans stop Polars
As they headed into their Wednesday, Oct. 15 football game, the Hill-Murray Pioneers had a specific opening plan against the Tartan Titans in Oakdale.
Hill-Murray coach Tony Danna explained, "We talked about it in the locker room that we were going to score on our first drive.