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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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The importance of fan sections

Fan Section Proves Valuable For Team Morale Some of the bigger schools in the state of Minnesota usually have many fans out supporting their sports teams. There are even small schools who get a large attendance at their games. But other small schools like Great River Falls and Mounds Park …

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Andrew Karpenko swims to state

Andrew Karpenko Represents Minnehaha Academy Swim Andrew Karpenko will represent Minnehaha Academy in sections and state this upcoming swim season. He’s preparing to compete in the one hundred breast, two hundred individual medley, one hundred butterfly, and the fifty free stroke. Karpenko has the state qualifying breast stroke time by …

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Wolfpack district change

BY KENNY KIRATLI AND ALICIA SAPORITO Next year, the SMB Wolfpack football team will play a more challenging regular season schedule.  The team is a co-op consisting of five teams: St. Paul Academy, Minnehaha Academy, the Blake School, Hope Academy and Mounds Park Academy. The change comes after another year …

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Growing up, stepping up

After graduating a handful of key players from last season, the young Minnehaha girls’ varsity basketball players had to adapt to new roles on the court and significant changes in their team dynamics After scoring 21 points for the night, senior captain Sarah Kaminski fouled out with three minutes and thirty seconds …

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Using youth to gain success

The Minnehaha boys’ varsity basketball team plays with one of the largest age ranges in the state—both eighth graders and seniors lead the team as they aim to make a section push and advance to the state tournament for the first time in three years The team made a chain …

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Willing to do what others won’t

Hard work fueled by passion pays dividends for Minnehaha student athletes “Dawson just filled a role as a defensive player last year, and it’s a role that we really needed because we weren’t that great at defense,” said varsity basketball coach Lance Johnson, laughing. Toward the end of the basketball …

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