Wally Wakefield

Wed
25
Nov

Pioneers volleyball wins consolation title

Hill-Murray senior Hannah Angeli (9) sets the ball during State Class AA play at Xcel Nov. 12. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Hill-Murray senior Hannah Angeli (9) sets the ball during State Class AA play at Xcel Nov. 12. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The Hill-Murray High School Pioneers moved through some tough competitions in the Section 4 volleyball playoffs to emerge victorious and advance to their second-ever appearance in the Minnesota State Volleyball Tournament in Class 2AA.

Sun
22
Nov

Parks department cooling off on ice arenas?

Ramsey County Parks and Recreation has created a task force to consider changes to the county’s 11 ice arenas. The county will have to make difficult decisions about the arenas in the next few years. North High senior hockey players faced off against Hill-Murray at a Section 4AA quarterfinal game in February at Ramsey County’s Aldrich Arena.  (file photo)
Ramsey County Parks and Recreation has created a task force to consider changes to the county’s 11 ice arenas. The county will have to make difficult decisions about the arenas in the next few years. North High senior hockey players faced off against Hill-Murray at a Section 4AA quarterfinal game in February at Ramsey County’s Aldrich Arena. (file photo)

Ramsey County studies future of its indoor rinks

With Ramsey County's ice arenas aging, usage patterns changing, and upgrades needed in the foreseeable future, the county is mulling over its options for the facilities.
To tackle the topic, the county formed its Arena Task Force, which has been getting resident input, and will make recommendations about what to do with the arenas.
The county operates 13 ice sheets at 11 arenas, and has one of the largest arena systems in the state.

Wed
18
Nov

North and Tartan to play co-op girls’ hockey next season

Tartan sophomore Cali Pearcy (24) scores against North High junior Marit Larson (33) during home action last season. The Titans won 3-0 Jan. 20. Little did they know, they’d be joining forces next season as the two teams consolidate into one team. (Linda Baumeister file photo)
Tartan sophomore Cali Pearcy (24) scores against North High junior Marit Larson (33) during home action last season. The Titans won 3-0 Jan. 20. Little did they know, they’d be joining forces next season as the two teams consolidate into one team. (Linda Baumeister file photo)

To some folks the "State of Hockey" in School District 622 is in trouble

In what one might well call a drastic move, Tartan and North high schools' girls hockey teams will combine as one for the 2015-16 season.

Sun
15
Nov

Packers advance in Class 4A state tournament by defeating Rocori

South St. Paul’s making its first appearance in football championship game

East Metro Conference perennial powerhouse South St. Paul took a huge step forward Saturday, Nov. 7, when it played the Rocori Spartans in the Class 4A state football tournament.
The Packers (11-1) gained a 19-14 victory to advance into the championship game against the undefeated Becker Bulldogs Friday, Nov. 13, at TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus. It was the first time the Packers had made it to the state tournament football finals.

Wed
11
Nov

After keeping the Tartan athletic department on track for over two decades — Debby Dellis is retiring

She has paid her dues.

It has been 23 years on the job at Tartan High School for activities secretary Debby Dellis.

Sun
08
Nov

South St. Paul dominates quarterfinal game, 37-14

Packers rack up 3 TDs before Fridley scores

South St. Paul 37 - Fridley 14

The South St. Paul Packers' running game was clicking in their Class 4A quarterfinal state tournament battle with the Fridley Tigers Friday, Oct. 30, at Macalester College football stadium.

Sun
08
Nov

St. Thomas squeaks past North in state tournament quarterfinals

From left, free safety Alex Hallman, and linebackers Andrew Allen and Hugh Burke, all seniors on the St. Thomas Academy Cadets team, block an offensive approach by the North St. Paul Polars during the Class 5A quarterfinal state tournament game Friday, Oct. 30. St. Thomas went on to win in the 7-0 game. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
From left, free safety Alex Hallman, and linebackers Andrew Allen and Hugh Burke, all seniors on the St. Thomas Academy Cadets team, block an offensive approach by the North St. Paul Polars during the Class 5A quarterfinal state tournament game Friday, Oct. 30. St. Thomas went on to win in the 7-0 game. (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.

Wed
04
Nov

North loses a heartbreaker to St. Thomas in state tournament

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)
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.

Sun
01
Nov

South St. Paul routs Simley in Section 3 title game

Packers gain 3rd straight state tournament appearance

South St. Paul 27 - Simley 7
The Simley Spartans had hopes of gaining a berth in the Class 4A state tournament last week, but first they had to get past conference rival South St. Paul in the Section 3 championship game.

Wed
28
Oct

Polars headed to State

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)
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.”

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