Monday, October 24, 2011
Patch looks back on the events, people and issues that made the headlines last week.
Inver Grove Heights Patch started off the week with plenty of sports coverage. Both the girls and boys soccer teams squared off in section playoffs over the previous weekend. The boys team lost to St. Croix Lutheran in a shoot-out, while the girls stomped Mounds Park Academy before losing 3-2 to New Life Academy. As part of our regular "Secrets to Success" series, Patch profiled Inver Grove Heights business The Times Hair Designs. Continuity among staff means continuity with clients, and adherence to that principle has kept clients at The Times—Inver Grove Heights longest-running hair salon—coming back for more, the owners say. The city's decades-old logo is outdated and needs to be replaced, city officials say. But members of the Inver …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Myran scored three goals, while White and Atkins earned two each as the Simley High School boys opened the section soccer playoffs with an easy win.
An overmatched Community of Peace Academy proved to be just what the doctor ordered Tuesday for the Spartans soccer team, which struggled at the end of the regular season. Simley High School routed the visitors 12-0 Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Section 4A boys soccer sections. The fourth-seeded Spartans (7-7-3 on the season) will host fifth-seeded St. Croix Lutheran (9-6-2) at 7 p.m. on Saturday. St. Croix Lutheran beat Simley 2-0 in the last game of the regular season 2-0 on Oct. 8. The Crusaders advanced with a 1-0 win over St. Agnes Tuesday. Simley had one tie and five losses in its final six games of the regular season, but was dominant Saturday against a Community of Peace team that came into the tournament with just …
Monday, October 10, 2011
Spartans learn of sectional seedings, first-round opponents over the weekend.
The Simley High School boys and girls soccer teams both head into postseason play this week after both Spartans squads learned of their seedings and first-round opponents for the Section 4A Tournament on Sunday. Girls Soccer The Simley girls soccer team followed up a 10-5-1 regular season with a No. 2 seed in its 4A tournament. The Spartans earned a first-round bye and at least two home games, beginning with a hosting of either No. 7 Mounds Park Academy or No. 10 St. Paul Como Park at 5 p.m. on Saturday. A win has Simley hosting a sectional semifinal on Oct. 18. Boys Soccer After a 6-7-3 regular-season, the Simley boys soccer team earned a No. 4 seed and the rights to home games in the first two rounds of the 4A bracket. The Spartans will …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Simley fell 3-0 to second-ranked North St. Paul Polars in boys soccer on Tuesday evening.
North St. Paul, ranked second in Class 1A, kept its undefeated season intact with a 3-0 win over visiting Simley High School in a Classic Suburban Conference boys soccer game Tuesday. The Polars scored all of their goals in the first half and led 3-0 at the break. Simley fell to 6-6-3 on the season and 3-6-1 in the conference. North St. Paul improved its conference-winning record to 8-0-1 in the league and 14-0-1 overall. Simley plays at St. Croix Lutheran Saturday in a non-conference contest starting at 1 p.m. to wrap up the regular season.
Monday, September 26, 2011
The Spartans competed in one of the largest high school cross-country meets in the nation on Saturday.
Members of the Simley High School cross-country teams took part in one of the largest high school meets in the nation on Saturday as they competed in the Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota's Les Bolstad Golf Course. Cross-Country Competing in the Maroon Division, the Simley boys cross-country team finished 48th in the Griak Invite, while five Spartans girls also competed. Max Wellens finished sixth overall with a five-kilometer time of 16 minutes, 52 seconds. Following Wellens were: Christian Goettsch (18:49) in 152nd place, T.J. Farber (20:41) in 387th, Kyle Nordstrom (21:15) in 420th, Parker Tangen (21:31) in 433rd, Lucas Ferguson (21:43) in 438th and Connor Phares (22:22) in 448th. Margie Freed led the Simley girls on…
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Spartans compete in a full slate of post-Labor Day contests last week.
Simley High School athletic teams returned to competition following the Labor Day holiday, playing a full schedule against opponents over the first week of school. Girls Soccer Back-to-back Classic Suburban Conference victories at home last week boosted the Simley girls soccer team's record to 4-2-1 this fall. The Spartans blew out Richfield 10-1 last Tuesday before one-upping North St. Paul 3-2 on Thursday. Individual statistics for the North win were not made available. Heading into that game, Jill Richgels led Simley with eight goals, while Sarah Luby had five goals. Goalkeeper Kelly Chandler had 21 saves in two-and-a-half games of work for the Spartans. Boys Soccer The Simley boys soccer team went winless in its first week back from …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Simley players will battle Class A runner-up Mahtomedi in a Classic Suburban Conference fight for first place in girl's soccer.
Editor's Note: 'Game of the Week' is a new weekly feature on Patch. During the Simley High School sports season this year, check in every Monday morning for a preview of a selected game taking place later that week. Girls Soccer Simley (4-2-1 overall, 2-0-1 Classic Suburban Conference) vs. Mahtomedi (7-0 overall, 3-0 Classic Suburban Conference) CHEAT SHEET SITE: Mahtomedi High School TIME: 4 p.m. on Tuesday LAST MEETING: Mahtomedi defeated Simley 4-2 on the road and tied 1-1 at home last season. ON THE LINE The Spartans face defending Classic Suburban Conference champion Mahtomedi, who lost last year in the Class A state championship game to Rogers, their lone loss of the season. Simley is in second place and a win over the Zephyrs would …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Sarah Luby and Jill Richgels each score two goals as eight different Spartans find the back of the net in Tuesday's game
Coming off a 6-6 tie against Henry Sibley, the Simley High Spartans tightened up the defense and walloped visiting Richfield 10-1 in a girls soccer contest Tuesday afternoon at Inver Grove Heights. Eight different players scored for the Spartans, led by two goals each from seniors Sarah Luby and Jill Richgels. Also scoring for Simley were Courtney Schaaf, Sydney Knutson, Maddie Barry, Kaylee Hatfield, Katie Atkins and Rachel Rud. "It was nice to see eight different scorers, and contributions from everybody," said Simley coach Cassie Husemann. "I got all my players in, minus my backup keepers, that's always nice to do. It's not often something you can do in high, intense games. Simley got off to a torrid start and led 7-1 at the half. …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Simley battles St. Thomas Academy in a Classic Suburban Conference boy's soccer tilt Thursday.
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS PATCH GAME OF THE WEEK Soccer Simley (4-0-1 overall, 1-0 in the Classic Suburban Conference) vs. St. Thomas Academy (2-1-1 overall, 0-1 in the Classic Suburban Conference). CHEAT SHEET SITE: St. Thomas Academy High School TIME: 7 p.m. on Thursday LAST MEETING: St. Thomas defeated Simley 1-0 on the road last season. ON THE LINE The Spartans finished fourth in the Classic Suburban Conference last season and would love a chance to get revenge against third place finisher St. Thomas. PLAYERS TO WATCH Nathan Spores—Simley High School, goalie The junior goalkeeper has allowed just two goals all year. Benjamin LeMay—St. Thomas Academy, midfield The senior leads the Cadets with 21 shots and five points this season. SPARTANS …
Monday, September 5, 2011
Keep a close eye on these football, volleyball and soccer players this fall, as they take up leadership roles on their respective teams.
Cody Hazelett Senior Cody Hazelett (6' 3", 205 lbs.) is expected to be a force for the Simley High School Spartans football team this season, regardless of where he lines up. A third-year starter for the Spartans, Hazelett is listed in the roster as a tight end, but in pre-season practice he listed his positions as quarterback, linebacker and some fullback. “He’s big, strong and physical,” said Simley High head football coach Rex King. Hazelett’s preference might be on defense. He estimated he had between 10 and 15 sacks last season. “I love to hit,” he said. “I like to get in the backfield and get sacks.” “He runs like a deer,” said King. “I think Cody has a great shot at being a big prospect for a college team.” Matt Kadrlik Matt Kadrlik…