A new, brighter lighting system is illuminating North Stadium this autumn. The old lights, which were installed in 1965, had become so unreliable that fans and players were sometimes plunged into darkness during games. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
North High activities director Jed Helwig recently admitted he wasn't sure what really happened to fix the failing overhead lights at Polar Field, but he said it certainly was a huge success.
Play in the Metro East Conference moved into the third week of the 2014 season. The Hastings Raiders traveled to Maplewood and were overrun by the Hill-Murray Pioneers, 36-14, and St. Thomas Academy marched into North St.
The Tartan High School girls tennis forces have already begun the season and are feeling some growing pains.
Tartan veteran coach Larry Fronczak said, “We have many new players who have not had any varsity playing experience.”
Hill-Murray senior quarterback Sam Westby (13) stiff arms Polar defense on his way to a 3rd quarter touchdown. The Pioneers won 36-18 at North Sept. 5. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
the North High Polars play their first home game of the season against Hill-Murray under their new stadium lights. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
North High junior running back Isaiah Koran (16) eludes Hill-Murray defense until being tackled out of bounds in the first quarter. The Polars lost 36-18 to the Pioneers Sept. 5. (Linda Baumesiter/Review)
As the high school football teams wrapped up the second games of the 2014 season, the visiting Hill-Murray Pioneers took control Friday night to defeat North in a high-scoring contest.
Tartan was on the road at St. Thomas Academy, and the Cadets quickly discovered they were able to march right through the Titans’ defense.
The North High girls cross country team hopes to move up one more spot in the conference standings this season.
A year ago the cross country running corps finished second in the Classic Suburban Conference.