Submitted by EditorsAdmin on Wed, 02/22/2017 - 2:32pm
The Hill-Murray girls hockey team is set to make another run at a state championship this week. The Pioneers are in the Class AA state tournament for the fifth consecutive year and sixth in program history.
St. Anthony Village High School sophomore Joe Lynch, left, and senior Xavier Mansfield wrapped up a successful Nordic ski season.
Xavier Mansfield spent the whole high school Nordic ski season ranked No. 1 in the state by skinnyski.com. He proved the ranking committee right by bringing home the state individual championship last week.
Senior Jake Begley is in his third season as a varsity goalie at Hill-Murray and second as the Pioneers’ main netminder. He has put together some impressive statistics this year and was recognized for it last week.
The high school competitive skiing season came to a close last week with the Alpine and Nordic state meets on back-to-back days at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. Two Review-area schools sent competitors to those meets.
Hill-Murray and White Bear Lake have long been rivals in boys hockey and have met in the section playoffs numerous times over the years. Many of those post-season meetings have come with the section championship on the line.