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A new home away from home

Sports teams relocate after explosion makes field, gym inaccessible Due to the tragic explosion that occurred at Minnehaha Academy during the summer, many sports facilities such as the gym and soccer field are no longer usable. The staff and administration, including athletic director Josh Thurow, have put in many extra …

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Girls 4×800 team wins State

“I would say I’m inspired to work hard because I know often excellence in life comes with work, sacrifice, struggles and even pain,” said junior Abigail Shaffer, second runner on the Minnehaha girl’s 4 by 800 team. “But most of all, the work ethic and actions of my teammates often …

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Players today, leaders tomorrow

Young players learn to lead as senior-dominated team gets ready to defend state title The Redhawks are the reigning state champions of Class AA baseball and are optimistic about finishing strong in 2017. They won the IMAC conference, finished with a record of 9-0, and are ranked #2 in Class …

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Season never ends for Redhawks basketball

Tournaments, camps keep AAU athletes busy during warmer months With summer break approaching, winter sports are over for most people but not for juniors JaVonni Bickham, Lorenzo Smith, Jeff Stordahl and freshmen Jalen Suggs, Terry Lockett and Kaden Johnson, members of Minnehaha’s title-winning basketball team. The offseason is a really …

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New M.A. group gets in deep water

Competitive bass fishing draws young, talented group A new club has been added to the list of Minnehaha sports: bass fishing. A group of six, eighth-and ninth-grade boys from Minnehaha have just created the school’s first bass fishing team coached by Minnehaha elementary school teacher Jeff Bosshardt. “There are seven …

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Brief: New hockey coach

The Minnehaha hockey team co-op has a new head coach for the 2017-18 season.  The Redhawks finished 17-10 last season tying the school record for season wins all under former coach Pat Griswold who led the team to their first ever open division Schwan’s Cup tournament championship. Griswold decided to …

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Warm Weather Woes

On Feb. 18, Sam Myers (‘16) competed in a Nordic ski meet at Wirth Park in Minneapolis. Myers, who now skis for the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, faced bizarre conditions for Nordic skiing: it was 60 degrees, and there was no natural snow. The course was comprised entirely of …

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School Size Affects Sports

How does our school size affect our sports? Each new season that comes along brings a whole new set of sports into action. For example, with the winter season upon us, basketball, nordic skiing, alpine skiing, hockey and wrestling are in motion. However, there are always a few sports each …

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Winter Sports Preview

Girls’ Basketball This year will be the first in a while without star point guard Sarah Kaminski who now plays at George Mason University. According to senior Olivia DuBois, the team dynamic has changed. “We  have a very young team,” said DuBois. “Sarah brought a lot of maturity and so …

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Getting stronger off the green

Despite the snow fall golf players still work on their swing            Freshman Luke Von Arx prepares to head into this year’s varsity golf squad as a returning freshman on the team. Over the winter, Von Arx does a few different things to get ready for the …

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