North High senior Isaiah Koran (16) charges ahead looking for an opening in third quarter State Class 5A quarterfinal action against St. Thomas Academy at Woodbury High School. The Polars lost in the final minutes 7-0 Oct. 30. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Game was scoreless until final 2 minutes
St. Thomas 7 - North 0
After winning eight consecutive football games, the highly successful North High Polars were handed a last-minute, season-ending loss by the St. Thomas Academy Cadets in the Class 5A quarterfinal state tournament game Friday, Oct. 30.
Polar seniors Sam Rousseau Syring (8) and Louie Varland (11) attempt to stop down Mahtomedi’s Lucas Honebrink (26) in the second quarter Section 4 Class 5A final. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
North’s close win over Mahtomedi lifts team to next level
North 16 - Mahtomedi 10
When asked if he knew when the North High Polars had last advanced to the state football tournament, an energized Eric Longtin replied, “It was in 1998, but I don’t remember the game. I was in Texas at the time.”
North High sophomore forward Ataniel Claremond (7) speeds off with the ball, scoring 4 goals in the first half in Section 4AA action against Hastings. The Polars won 7-1 at home Oct. 13. (Linda Baumeister photos/Review)
In didn't take long for the visiting Hill-Murray High School volleyball players to establish that they didn't regard the supposed "home-court advantage" as an obstacle in their match with the Tartan Titans Tuesday, Oct. 6.