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Youth fuels alpine team

The Alpine ski team, which includes grades 7-12, will be led this year by coach Brad Schaeppi along with four captains: senior Garrett Oren, juniors Maddy Webster and Gunnar Nelson and sophomore Carrie Sayre. Captains’ practices started a month prior to normal practices. Nelson, a first time captain, said that …

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Nordic ski start up

Senior captain Sam Jirele competes in a Nordic skiing race last winter. Spirits rise as snow falls Minnehaha Academy Nordic ski team head coach Anne Rykken has high expectations for the upcoming season. “We have a young but very strong boys’ team,” said Rykken. She added that many individual skiers could …

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Wrestling goals set high

As the preseason practices begin, wrestlers are gearing up to improve on last year’s success. With only one graduated wrestler, the team has high hopes of advancing wrestlers to sections and maybe even state. “We believe there is enough talent on the team to have at least five wrestlers place …

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Minnehaha athletics to leave Tri-Metro

Six private schools to split with 39-year-old conference In 1974, when bell bottoms and platforms were all the rage, Minnehaha Academy, the Blake School, Brooklyn Center, Centennial, Golden Valley, Mahtomedi, St. Anthony, St. Francis and Marshall University High School formed the Tri-Metro Conference, an athletic conference sanctioned from the Minnesota …

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Boys’ hockey: A team on the ice

As a new hockey season approaches, the boys’ hockey team looks to have an improved season from last year, but that’s not the whole picture. With nine graduated seniors, the Redhawk hockey team will be young, but that doesn’t affect the outlook on the season for head coach Patrick Griswold. …

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Girls’ hockey returns more experienced

Co-op adds numbers Senior captain Rachel McNamara returns to lead a girls’ hockey team that is looking to improve with a new addition to previous years’ co-op. “We’ve got a lot of talent this year from Providence,” said McNamara. “Things are looking better for us.” The co-op team, Minnehaha United, …

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Co-ops keep teams running

Hope Academy joins Minnehaha in the latest sports partnership Athletes to contribute to cross-country, football and track teams Many Minnehaha athletics teams have struggled to get depth in their programs because lower numbers. Even middle school teams are being dropped and younger kids are being brought up to fill in …

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Pryor sets a new MA baseball record

Minnehaha Academy senior pitcher John Pryor broke a school record for the varsity baseball team April 30 with 18 strikeouts in a seven-inning game. In the team’s fifth game of the season, the Redhawks traveled to Providence Academy and won 2-0, with Pryor recording a complete-game shutout. With only having 21 …

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Champion for God on the track

Senior Jackie Bedhingham discusses how her athletic sucess reflects her strong faith Take a deep breath in, let it out. Jump twice, shake it off. High knees, slam back into blocks. Now she’s ready. Senior sprinter Jackie Bedingham has had this ritual before a race since she was 10 when …

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