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.
June 19th - North St. Paul 39ers vs. Hamline Purple. Photos from June 19 by Linda Baumeister/Review.
Emily Peterfeso capped off her athletic career at Roseville Area High School last week by playing in the Class AAA state tournament at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids. Making her first state appearance, Peterfeso turned in a two-day score of 189 to finish in a tie for 71st place.
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.
All three Bulletin-area high schools sent participants to the state track and field meet on June 7-8 at Hamline University in St. Paul. Those competing finished with varying degrees of success.
Irondale High School senior Ben Ojika turned in the highest finish of any area athlete when he took second place in the 110-meter high hurdles.
Ojika started strong and held the lead about halfway through the race but a familiar foe closed the gap and eventually passed Ojika. Spring Lake Park High School senior CJ Janu, who Ojika has dueled with numerous times over the years in the North Suburban Conference and Section 5AA, won the event with a time of 14.37 seconds while Ojika clocked in at 14.49.
The Mounds View/Irondale/Roseville adapted softball teams closed out their seasons earlier this month by playing in the state tournament. Both teams ended up in fourth place in their respective divisions.