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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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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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