Sports

Goodbye Tri-Metro, hello IMAC

Minnehaha, along with five other private schools, will be forming a new athletics conference: The IMAC When the thought of adding three more teams to the already large Tri-Metro Conference was raised, a grumbling was brought up among the present Tri-Metro teams. With a possible 16 team conference looming, Athletic Director …

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Athletics is more than play-time

Desired by the body, but easily malleable, sleep shouldn’t be a variable for dedicated athletes Athletes always want a leg up. They want the best equipment. They push themselves to train at their best. They are willing to push their bodies to the limit and train it perfectly, but an …

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To return from glory

Boys’ basketball team returns to the court after a state championship season Missed passes. Miscommunication. Missed shots. Struggles like these have the Redhawk boys’ basketball team needing new leaders to step up. A state championship title looms over the team, and only one question can be asked: Can this team …

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Nutrition and athletics

The do’s and don’ts of competition consumption Athletes spend so much of their time focusing on how to get stronger, faster and better. Everyday after school you run, you lift, you shoot and you throw, but do you ever spend time thinking of other ways to improve your athletic performance? …

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Teamwork across the metro

Hope Academy officially joins Minnehaha Academy sports teams in an across metro co-op 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 junior varsity and C-squad teams. …

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Athletes keep busy

 Christmas break is no break for athletes, coaches Minnehaha’s winter sports teams will stay busy over Christmas break, with several tournaments, individual games and practices scheduled. Teams include boys’ and girls’ hockey, boys’ and girls’ basketball and wrestling. In boys’ basketball, for example, the varsity team has two tournament games on …

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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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