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Athletics: Harmful or Helpful?

Participation in sports shown to be helpful in the classroom The old stereotype that “athletes are dumb” may not be so relevant anymore. Recently the NCAA conducted a study to compare the graduation rates of college athletes versus students that don’t participate in sports. The results found that between 2006 …

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Running through illness

On Saturday November 7th, the Minnehaha Academy Boy’s Cross Country team, made up of seniors Chris Schold, Bjorn Anderson and Jacob Gray, junior Gabe Satoskar, sophomore Tristan Tew and freshmen Maxwell Gifford and Anthony Guarnera, ran state along with individual qualifier sophomore Ava Perez Erickson. Aside from the stress of …

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New football co-op battles on

The SMB Wolfpack football team, a combination of six private schools, overcomes adversity on its way to six consecutive wins; cohesion now strong on field, still builds in grandstand On Sept. 11, 2015, students from seven metro high schools filed into the stands of Blake’s Aamoth Stadium in Hopkins to watch …

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Co-op teams take MA

Minnehaha looks at benefits of co-oping with other schools’ sports Friday nights next fall will be different for students. Minnehaha Academy has decided to create a new football team with St. Paul Academy, Blake and Hope Academy (see right). This new team was put into effect April 1. Cooperation sponsorship, …

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Illegal ways to win

For Minnesota high schools, success in sports can lead to accusations of illegal recruiting of athletes “You have quite a bit of leeway in promoting your school.” said Athletic Director Homer Ramirez “If it’s student to student contact, you’re going to tell them everything that’s great about your school.” Ramirez has …

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Looking to the state tournament

As the baseball team heads into the season they work to build upon their achievements “Last year was a rebuilding year,” said infielder Ford Schroeder of the Minnehaha Varsity Baseball team. “We had some mistakes last year, but that’s just fuel to the fire. We’re going to come out firing …

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Boys’ lacrosse arrives at MA

Boys’ lacrosse used to be a sport primarily played on the East coast. But for the past two years, it has been the fastest growing sports industry in the United States. Many students at Minnehaha know very little, if  anything, about boys’ lacrosse. While many Minnehaha students know about as …

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A life-long community

Competitive mountain biking inspires life-long fitness in a positive, encouraging community Sweat drips from under a helmet, falling onto bikers’ gloved hands which are gripping onto the handlebars of their mountain bike. A tree appears ahead and they veer sharply to avoid it, still staying on the path marked out …

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Looking back on Title IX

 Coach, health teacher looks back on forty years of female athletics beginning with Title IX In 1975, only a few years after girls’ basketball became an official sport at Minnehaha Academy, the girls won the school’s first Tri-metro Championship. But even in this proud moment, as the president got up …

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