South-West Area Sports


Tartan sends South St. Paul packing

The Tartan Titans spotted the visiting South St. Paul Packers a pair of first-inning runs, and then came back from the deficit to post 12-2 softball victory Friday, April 10.


Saint Thomas Academy takes on Tartans - Photos

Tartan High School sophomore Haden Kolberg battled in his 160 weight class to a loss by decision in overtime to Cam Cashin. (Linda Baumeister photos/Review)
Tartan High School sophomore Haden Kolberg battled in his 160 weight class to a loss by decision in overtime to Cam Cashin.

The Titans won at home in Oakdale 40-33 over Saint Thomas Academy, a Mendota Heights college preparatory school. (Linda Baumeister photos/Review)


Pre-break action - Photos

(Linda Baumeister/Review)
(Linda Baumeister/Review)

Hill-Murray senior forward Jake Wittl (21) scored off the deflection, an assist by Brock Bremer (20) in first period action against South St. Paul. The Pioneers won 7-2 at Aldrich Arena Dec. 18.


On the Slide: Some notable notes after cleaning off the spindle

Quick takoffs
Congrates to MIKE MOLINE and JIM HANUS, who are the latest inductees into the NORTH ST. PAUL Boys Hockey Hall of Fame . . .


Titans and Hughes make one-goal stand

Tartan junior center Ben Engwer (26) and sophomore wing CJ Acker (23) take shots on goal in first period action against Henry Sibley. Engwer, 3 goals and an assist, helped lead the Titans to a 5-0 win at home Dec. 13. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Behind the shutout goaltending of Tartan’s Michael Hughes, the Titans made a first-period goal stand up for a boys hockey win against South St. Paul to open Metro East Conference action.


Football: South St. Paul overcomes turnovers to gain state tournament berth

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.


Simley girls soccer - photo

Linda Baumeister/Review

Hill-Murray senior midfielder Emily Heslin (24) advances the ball during Section 4A semifinal action against Simley. The Pioneers came away with a 3-2 overtime win at home Oct. 14.


'Ruth' will live on in legend

People still ask, 'Who is Ruth?'
For quite a while, I have ended my columns with "Hey Ruth, you hang in there!"
I don't intend to stop, but now an explanation is once again in order.
The "Ruth" in question was Ruth Goethel. She was the wife of Arno Goethel, the former executive sports editor of the St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press.


Football: Tartan and North win while Hill-Murray goes down at Sibley

Tartan junior running back Emmanuel Willies (7) carries for a 71-yard touchdown. He ran in three on 18 carries for 224 yards. The Titans won 21-13 over Fridley Oct. 3. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

As week five of the fall football season wrapped up, Tartan gained a victory over non-conference foe Fridley. North traveled to Hastings and came away with a three-point win. Hill-Murray ventured to West St. Paul to face Henry Sibley and took it on the chin by a touchdown.


Future of area ice arenas in question

Back in the days when most everyone who skated or played hockey, it was on an outdoor pond or lake. Getting ice depended on “Mother Nature” to supply cold enough weather to freeze water.
Then came the flooding of outdoor rinks. Suddenly ice sheets popped up on every local playground as well as in many back yards.


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