Sports schedule for: Jan 14-19

MONDAY DATE:   01/14/19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
 5:30/5:30/7PM     Basketball: Boys C/JV/Varsity  Vs. Riverfalls @ Highland Park  
TUESDAY DATE:   01/15/19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
  4/5:30/7pm    Basketball: Girls C/JC/Varsity Game Vs.  Harding @ Highland Park  
3pm 1:30pm Nordic Ski: Boys & Girls Meet Vs. Como & Central @ Baker National 5:45pm
5:30/5:30/7pm 4:30pm Basketball: Boys C/JC/Varsity Game Vs. Harding @ Harding 8:30pm
5:15/6:55 JV-3:15pm

Varsity-5:30pm

Hockey: Boys JV/Varsity Game JV-Vs. St. Francis @ East Bethel Arena

Varsity- Vs. Gentry Academy @ Tria Arena

JV-6:45pm

Varsity-9pm

5pm 2:45pm Swimming; Boys Vs. St. Louis Park @ St. Louis Park 7pm
5/7pm   Hockey; Girls JV/Varsity Vs. Simley @ West St. Paul Ice Arena  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   01/16/19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
4:30pm   Adapted Floor Hockey Vs. South Suburban @ Bloomington Kennedy  
 6pm 3:15pm  Gymnastics: JV/Varsity Meet  Vs. Como Park @ Johnson HS 8pm
6pm 4pm Wrestling: Varsity Meet Vs. Washington Tech @ Washington Tech 8:30pm
THURSDAY DATE:   01/17/19  
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
6:45pm  5pm Hockey: Boys Varsity  Vs. Legacy Christian Academy @ Schwan Super Rink  8:45pm
7pm 4:45pm Swimming: Boys Varsity Vs. Johnson @ Humboldt 8:30pm
FRIDAY DATE:    01/18/19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
 4/5:30/7pm  3:15pm Basketball: Boys C/JV/Varsity Game Vs. Humboldt @ Humboldt 8:30pm
5:30/5:30/7pm    Basketball: Girls C/JV/Varsity Game  Vs. Humboldt @ Highland Park  
  3:45pm Nordic Ski: Boys & Girls Meet Vs. @ Hyland Park Lake Reserve 7:45pm
  5/7pm    Hockey: Gilrs Jv/Varsity game Vs. Mahtomedi @ West Side Ice Arena  
SATURDAY DATE: 01/19/19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
9:30am   Swimming: Boys Varsity true team Vs. Edina @ Southview Middle School  
9:30am 6:30am Wrestling: Varsity Invitational Vs. Multi-Team @ St. Croix Lutheran HS 7pm
11am   Gymnastics: Girls VS. Park @ Park Cottage Grove  

 

Sports schedule for: Jan 7-13

MONDAY DATE:   01-07-19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
 5:30/7:30pm   Hockey: Boys JV/V Game  Vs. Henry Sibley(JV)/ SW Christian(Varsity) both @ Highland Arena  
         
         
TUESDAY DATE:   01-08-19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
3pm 2:30pm  Nordic Ski: Boys & Girls Meet  Vs. Como & Central @ Battle Creek Regional Park. 5:15pm
5:30/7:30pm   Basketball: Girls C/Varsity Game Vs. Washington Magnet @ Highland Park  
         
WEDNESDAY DATE:   01-09-19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
6pm   Gymnastics: JV/Varsity Meet Vs. MPLS Washburn @ Highland Park  
5:30/7:30pm 3:45pm/5:15(WSP Arena) Hockey: Girls JV/Varsity Game Vs. Mahtomedi @ St. Croix Civic Center Stillwater  
THURSDAY DATE:   01-10-19  
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
5/7pm  3:45pm Hockey: Boys JV/Varsity Game Vs. Pine City @ Pine City Civic Center  9pm
5pm 2:45pm Swimming: Boys Varsity Meet Vs. Como Park @ Humbodlt 7pm
FRIDAY DATE:    01-11-19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
5:30/5:30/7pm    Basketball: Boys C/JV/Varsity Game Vs. Central @ Highland Park  
5:30/7pm 3pm Basketball: Girls JV/Varsity Game Vs Central @ Central 8:30pm

 

5/7pm 3:45pm/5:15(WSP Arena) Hockey: Girls JV/Varsity Vs. South St. Paul @ South St. Paul, Doug Woog Arena  
SATURDAY DATE: 01-12-19
4pm   Hockey: Girls Varsity Game Vs Mankato West @ North Dale Rec. Center  
6pm 4pm Hockey: Boys JV Game Vs. River Falls @ Wildcat Center 7pm

 

Highland Park girls basketball game

On Thursday, December 13th, Higland Park High School’s girls basketball team had their first game against Tartan High School. Tartan High School is a public school located in Oakdale, MN. Tatarn this year had a record of 0-4, going into the game, while Higland had a 5-1 record.

On the Highland Park C-team, there are many girls who have never played basketball, and as the season continues there has been a huge improvement in their skill level.

At 4:00 p.m. there was the C-team game. Highland ended with a loss, but the score didn’t stop their motivation.

At 5:30 p.m., our JV game played. As the game started, there was a malfunction with our score board. The score board wouldn’t mark points, so the time scorer had to keep track of our score until we could get it to work. The timer continued to work as normal but not having points made it difficult to determine what the team needed to do to win the game.

After halftime, the score board began to work. The score was 9-32; Highland felt defeated.

Fresham Littia, and sophomore Readeat, came back with 3 point shots but it wasn’t enough to take a win. Sadly, our JV team ended with a loss.

JV coach Mr. Chapman, a behavioral specialist as well as the girls basketball coach, said, “Girls, this was not a loss we played good, we matched their intensity and put up a fight, I am happy with this score.” This gave the the girls motivation.

Nataile, a junior player on the team, made sure we were aware as well, “Guys, we did so good, our defense was great we just need better offense good work.”

The team chanted “Highland on 3,” and we cheered. We realized as a team that our victory will come, it just takes time and patience.

Sports schedule for: Jan 2-6

WEDNESDAY DATE:   01/02/19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
3:15/7pm 2pm Hockey: Boys JV/Varsity Game VS. Johnson @ Tria Rink Wild Practice Arena 9pm
THURSDAY DATE: 01/03/19      
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
5pm  2:45pm Swimming: Boys Varsity Meet  Vs. Humboldt/Washington @ Humboldt  7pm
5:30/7:30pm   Hockey: Girls JV/Varsity Game Vs. Hastings @ Hastings Civic Center  
3pm 2:30pm Nordic: Boys & Girls Meet Vs. Como Park & Central @ Theodore Wirth Park 5:30pm
FRIDAY DATE:    01/04/19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
 5/7pm   Hockey: Boys JV/Varsity Game  Vs. Becker/Big Lake @ Highland Ice Arena  
5:30/5:30/7pm    Basketball: Boys C/JV/Varsity Game  Vs. MPLS Henry @ Highland Park  
4:30/6pm 3:30pm  Basketball: Girls C/Varsity Game Vs. Breck @ Breck High School 7:30pm
SATURDAY DATE: 01/05/19      
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
8AM 5:30am Nordic: Boys & Girls Varsity Invitational Vs. Central & Como Park @ Theodore Wirth Park 4pm
5/7pm   Hockey: Girls JV/Varsity Game Vs. Bloomington Jefferson @ Bloomington Ice Garden  
11am No Bus Gymanstics: Varsity Meet Vs. Park Center @ Park Center No Bus
SUNDAY  DATE: 01/06/19

Swim team separation

Highland has many sports teams and well performing clubs and one of these is the highland swim team. They are a special group of people and one of the few teams that are joined by SPA (Saint Paul Academy) to create the Sparks swim team.

Recently, Dr. Tucker announced wishes to dissolve the relationship between Highland and SPA. Many athletes were displeased when hearing this and created a petition to collect signatures to keep their team together.

The reasons Dr. Tucker had to separate the teams was discussed with the swim team parents, and athletes, in a meeting that was held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 in the Highland Park Senior High School auditorium.

Dr. Tucker prepared a document that explains his reasoning, and I have included a copy of it below. (Nothing has been edited these are all Dr. Tucker’s words)

SPARKS Swim/Dive Team students and parents:

Highland Park Senior High School is moving to dissolve the cooperative partnership for the Swimming/Dive program with SPA for next school year.

While we respect the partnership with SPA and recognize that students from both schools have formed important bonds over the years, there are a number of logistical reasons for dissolving the sharing of the two programs.

These reasons include but are not limited to the following:

  1.  Both schools have enough students to host their own teams.
  2. The current size of the team has resulted in many challenges, including having to turn away Highland Middle and Highland Senior students.
  3. The size of the team warrants multiple coaches, which is a financial problem to sustain.
  4. Continual turnover in coaching as a result of managing the two combined programs which has resulted in a lack of consistency.
  5. The logistical challenges in coordinating a team between two schools as well as the size of the team is very challenging and a deterrent for most prospective coaches.
  6. Saint Paul Public Schools has a practice of generally only having cooperative athletic partnerships with schools within the same district (there are a few necessary exceptions).
  7. The purpose of cooperative athletic partnerships is to be short term until both schools can build their programs. This goal has been accomplished.

    Please note that some have felt that this change was our athletic director’s decision. It is important to realize that as principal it was my decision to move forward with this change and as principal the responsibility rests on my shoulders.

    If you are interested in hearing more about this issue and would like share you thoughts on this matter there will be a meeting in the Highland Park Senior High School auditorium on Wednesday, December 12 at 5:30pm.

    Dr. Winston H. Tucker
    Principal

Though Dr. Tucker’s reasons are valid, the swim team had some reasons of their own. The following is from a petition created by SPARKS team members.

It has come our attention that the decision has been made to separate the Sparks and Trojans swim teams into two separate teams. For years, this co-op has flourished between Highland Park and SPA, both in and out of the pool. When we, the captains of both teams, were informed of this change, ‘cultural differences’ and limited pool space were cited as reasons for the split. These cultural differences are not a reason to divide the team—they are a key factor of what makes this team so special. The relationships and bonds formed between swimmers from both schools would never have been possible without the co-op. When it comes to the issue of pool space, we found a solution to the limited space during this past season, and believe that if the issue of space were to continue to be a problem, there are more viable solutions than to just separate the teams completely. This is not like the past where the teams were only separated while competing in conference meets (but could still compete in non-conference invites, dual meets, sections, and state together). The Athletic Department wants to separate us completely. We, the captains of both teams, and our fellow teammates believe that this is not in the best interest of either the Trojans or the Sparks in any way. While swimming together competitively the boys were able to come in 5th place in their 6AA sections and the girls were able to come in 7th place in their 6AA sections. If the teams were separated, like our schools intend to do, the boys team would have come in 7th place at their sections and the girls would have come in 8th place. The boys last year were able to get a new school record for their 400 free relay with two of those swimmers being from SPA and the girls were very close to breaking the 200 free relay record of which one person was from SPA. Additionally, a swimmer from SPA for the girls team broke a record that had stood for over 20 years in the 100 fly this past season. As mentioned previously, the teams as a co-op have been able to accomplish great things that they would not have and will not be able to achieve as two separate teams. We hope to have your support and for you to sign this petition in order to help us to keep our teams together.

If this article persuaded you believe that the swim team deserves to stay together, and to continue to develop the close bond they all cherish and want to continue, please click this link and help them by signing the petition: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/278/424/275/keep-our-teams-together/

 

Sports schedule for: Dec 17-22

MONDAY DATE:   Dec. 17th
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
 5:30/5:30/7pm   Basketball: Boys C/JV/Varsity Game  Vs. Minneapolis South @ Highland Park
TUESDAY DATE:   Dec. 18th
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
5pm 2:45pm Swimming: Boys JV/Varsity Meet Vs. Hopkins @ Hopkins North JR High 7pm
5:30/5:30/7pm Basketball: Boys C/JV/Varsity Game VS. Academy of Holy Angels @ Highland Park
3:30pm 2:30pm Nordic Ski: Boys & Girls Team Meet Skate Mass Start Meet @Theodore Wirth Park 5:30pm
7pm 4:30pm Hockey: Boys Varsity Game Vs Mora @ Mora Civic Center 9pm
5/7pm Hockey: Girls JV/Varsity Game Vs. Simley @ Vet’s Arena (IGH)
4:30pm 3:30pm Basketball: Girls Varsity Game Vs. Brooklyn Center @ Highland Park 7:45pm
WEDNESDAY DATE:   Dec. 19th

 

TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
 4:30/4:30/6pm 3:30pm  Basketball: girls C/JV/Varsity Game Vs. Columbia Heights @ Columbia Heights 8:30pm
6pm 3:15pm Gymnastics: Gils Varsity Meet VS. Minneapolis Southwest @ Johnson 8pm
6pm Wrestling: Varsity Match Vs. Como Park @ Highland Park
THURSDAY DATE:     Dec. 20th
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
5/7pm  3pm  Hockey: Boys JV/Varsity Game  Vs. River Falls @ Wildcat Center  9pm
6pm 3:45pm Wrestling:  JV/Varsity Meet VS @ Hopkins High School 7:30pm
5/7pm Hockey: Girls JV/Varsity Game Vs Hastings @ West St. Paul Ice Arena
FRIDAY DATE:    Dec. 21st
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
 4:30/4:30/6pm  3:30pm  Basketball: Boys C/JV/Varsity  Vs. Fridley @ Fridley High School  7:30pm
SATURDAY DATE: Dec. 22nd
SUNDAY  

Sports schedule for: Dec 10-16

MONDAY DATE:   12/10/18
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
 5:30/7pm   Basketball: Girls JV/Varsity Game  Vs. Minneapolis Henry @ Highland Park  
         
TUESDAY DATE:   12/11/18
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
3pm 2:30pm  Nordic: Varsity Boys and Girls Meet  Vs. Como Park & Central@ Hyland Hills Ski Area 5:15pm
5:15/7pm   Hockey: Girls JV/Varsity Game Vs. Litchfield@ Litchfield Civic Arena  
5;30/5:30/7pm   Basketball: Boys C/JV/Varsity Game Vs. St. Croix Lutheran@ Highland Park  
7pm 4pm Hockey: Boys Varsity Game Vs Moose Lake/ Willow River@ Riverside Arena Moose Lake 9pm
WEDNESDAY DATE:   12/12/18
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
5:30/7:30pm    Hockey: Boys JV/Varsity Game  Vs. Simley @ Highland Ice Arena  
6pm   Gymnastics: Girls Varsity Meet Vs. Columbia Heights @ Highland Park  
6pm   Wrestling: Varsity Match Vs Johnson@ Highland Park  
THURSDAY DATE:     12/13/18
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
4/5:30/7pm   Basketball: Girls C/JV/Varsity Game Vs. Tartan @ Highland PArk  
4:15/5:30/7pm 3 :15pm Basketball: Boys C/JV/Varsity Game Vs. Benilde-St. Margaret @ Benilde-St. Margaret 8:30pm
5:30pm   Hockey: Girls JV Game Vs. Totino Grace @ National Sports Center (Blaine)  
5pm 2:45 Swimming: Boys Varsity Meet VS Harding @ Humboldt HS 7pm
FRIDAY DATE:    12/14/18
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
 7pm    Hockey: Girls Varsity Game Vs. South St. Paul @ West St. Paul Ice Arena  
SATURDAY 12/15/18
10am  6am  Wrestling: Varsity Invitational Mutli School Event @ Kenyon-Wanamingo 7pm
SUNDAY  

Sports schedule for: Dec 3-8

MONDAY DATE:   December 3, 2018 – No Activities Scheduled
TUESDAY DATE:   December 4, 2018
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
4:00/5:30/7:00pm   Basketball: Girls C/JV/Varsity Game Vs. Mound Westonka @ Highland Park  
5:00 pm 3:00 pm Hockey: Boys JV Game Vs. Baldwin-Woodville Area @ Baldwin United Civic Center 6:45 pm
5:30/7:30 pm   Hockey: Girls JV/Varsity Game Vs. Hill-Murray @ Aldrich Arena  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   December 5, 2018

 

TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
4:00/5:30/7:00 pm 3:00 pm Basketball: Boys C/JV/Varsity Game Vs. Minneapolis Edison @ Edison HS 8:30 pm
5:00/7:00 pm   Hockey: Girls JV/Varsity Game Vs. North/Tartan @ West St. Paul Arena  
6:00 pm 3:15 pm Gymnastics: Girls Varsity Meet Vs. South/Roosevelt @ Johnson 8:00 pm
7:00 pm 5:00 pm Wrestling: Varsity Match Vs. Humboldt @ Humboldt 9:00 pm
THURSDAY DATE:     December 6, 2018
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
7:30 pm   Hockey: Boys Varsity Game Vs. Legacy Christian Academy @ Highland Arena  
         
FRIDAY DATE:    December 7, 2018
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
4:00/5:30/7:00 pm   Basketball: Girls C/JV/Varsity Vs. North @ Highland Park  
5:00 pm 2:45 (Highland)

3:00 (SPA)

Swimming: Boys Varsity Conference Preview Vs. Central, Como Park, Harding, Humboldt/Washington, Johnson @ Humboldt HS 7:15 pm
         
SATURDAY DATE: December 8, 2018 – No Activities Scheduled

 

Sports schedule for: Nov 26-Dec 1

MONDAY DATE:   Nov. 26
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
3:30     Boys swimming and Diving starts    
         
         
         
TUESDAY DATE:   Nov. 27
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
  3:00  Girls Basketball Game at MPLS Washburn C Squad 4PM,

JV 5:30PM,

V 7:00PM

8:30
    Boys Hockey v Pine City @ Highland Arena JV 5:30

V 7:30

 
         
WEDNESDAY DATE:   Nov. 28

 

TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
         
         
THURSDAY DATE:   Nov 29  
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
     Girls Basketball v MPLS Southwest @ Highland  C Squad 4:00PM

JV 5:30 PM

Varsity 7:00 PM

 
    Girls Hockey v Moose lake/Willow River @ West St. Paul JV 5:00 PM

V 7:00 PM

 
FRIDAY DATE:    Nov 30
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
   3:00 PM  Girls Basketball v MPLS Roosevelt @ Roosevelt  C Squad 4:00 PM

JV 5:30 PM

V 7:00 PM

 8:30
  TBD  Gymnastics Preview @ North Star  5:00 PM TBD
     Boys Hockey v Waconia @ Highland  JV 5:30

V 7:30

 
SATURDAY DATE: Dec. 1
TIME BUS DEPART

10 AM

EVENT

Boys Basketball V Chaska @Chaska

DETAILS

C Squad 11:15 AM

JV 12:30 PM

V 2:00 PM

BUS RETURN

 

3:30 PM

   
SUNDAY  

 

Sports schedule for: Nov 19-25

MONDAY DATE:  November 19, 2018
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
TBD   Wrestling: Varsity Practice Begins Vs. Central, Como Park, Harding, Humboldt, Johnson, TBD, Washington Technology Magnet @ TBD  
   
TUESDAY DATE:  November 20, 2018
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
5:00pm   Hockey: Girls JV Game Minneapolis vs. St. Paul/Henry Sibley Riveters @ West St. Paul Ice Arena  
7:00pm   Hockey: Girls Varsity Game Minneapolis vs. St. Paul/Henry Sibley Riveters @ West St. Paul Ice Arena  
   
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY DATE:  November 21 and 22, 2018

NO ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED.  Happy Thanksgiving!

FRIDAY DATE:   November 23, 2018
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
2:00pm 12:00pm Hockey: Boys Varsity Tournament Highland (Central) vs. Baldwin-Woodville Area School District @ Amery Ice Arena 4:00pm
   
SATURDAY DATE:   November 24, 2018
4:30PM 2:15pm Hockey: Boys JV Game Highland (Central) vs. Amery @ Amery Ice Arena School 9:00pm
7:00pm 2:15pm Hockey: Boys Varsity Tournament Highland (Central) vs. Amery @ Amery Ice Arena 9:00pm
   
SUNDAY DATE:  November 25, 2018 – NO ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED