Sports

On and off the field

An inside look into Toby Jacobson’s high school career What do you get when you cross a dedicated student with a talented athlete? Senior Toby Jacobson. There are many student-athletes at Minnehaha, but few shine as brightly as Jacobson. What is the secret to his success? According to Collin Quinn, …

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A surprising way that pro sports can get even better

Could promotion and relegation enliven U.S. sports? For the citizens of Berlin, Germany, it was a time ripe for celebration. Berliners stormed the streets of the city as they chanted and waved flags. They sang their anthem with lyrics such as, “We from the East always go forward shoulder to …

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Brown brothers gunning for gold in biathlon

Skiing and shooting, M.A. alums represent Team USA in little-known winter sport In a cold sweat, with hearts racing, the skiers lay on their stomachs, .22-caliber rifles in hand, waiting for the perfect moment to shoot, between breaths. Breathe-breathe-hold-shoot. Among these world-class skiers, Minnehaha alumni Jake Brown (‘10) competes to …

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Chet Holmgren’s growth, charted

For Holmgren, a long road to the top Nation’s top recruit credits work, listening, mindset, mentors for his rise For the last few years, Minnehaha senior Chet Holmgren and former-teammate Jalen Suggs, now a freshman guard for top-ranked Gonzaga, have dominated state championships, AAU showcase tournaments, and ESPN rankings. Now, …

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COVID and how it will affect indoor sports

The first challenge is getting prepared to play How will COVID-19 affect indoor sports? According to Dream Sorrell, who played volleyball during the fall season, volleyball practices changed since COVID. She stated that there were certain situations where you had to wear a mask at practice. Some examples were when …

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Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James: Who’s the greatest?

Minnehaha’s best basketball minds give their opinion If you were asked right now to picture the greatest basketball player ever, who comes to mind? Now, if you were asked what factors led you to this decision, would you be able to explain? Pundits have argued for years about who is …

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Co-op winter sports risks

Struggles for athletes involved in co-ops during the Coronavirus With co-op’s between so many schools COVID-19 will be a risk this year. However for athletes at Minnehaha, that’s a risk they’re willing to take.  This year the Minnehaha United girls hockey team is adding an additional school to their existing …

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Football During a Pandemic

Coaches and players are adapting to new health protocols, due to COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of our lives in some way, shape, or form over the past several months. The game of football is no exception. For many Americans, football is a love language. It …

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Coronavirus: Life without sports

Gaining new appreciation for sports from its absence March 11, 2020, when the world of sports began to collapse due to the COVID-19 virus. My dad and I were on our way to Indianapolis for the Big Ten basketball tournament. Little did we know that our trip would eventually come …

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Class of 2020: Athlete destinations

Senior destinations for Redhawks athletes Compiled by Grace Kassebaum, Mykelti Dillard Smith and Luke Von Arx. Congratulations to the following members of Minnehaha Academy’s Class of 2020: Swimming: Andrew Karpenko Softball: Kate Pryor Basketball: Mia Curtis and Jalen Suggs Football: Craig McDonald, Kaden Johnson and Terry Lockett

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