Sports

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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‘Jump through a brick wall’

It took more than a motto to lead the Minnehaha boys’ basketball team to state With a minute and six seconds left, Litchfield’s Zach Whitchurch makes a three to give the Minnehaha boys’ basketball team just a one point lead in the state championship game. Then with 16.2 seconds left senior …

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More than just a coach

Minnehaha coaches devote time to their players, but their day jobs may be surprising Athletes attend practice every day along with their coaches to work on their skills, but what doesn’t usually come up in practice is what coaches do when they aren’t drawing out plays and preparing the team …

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Decisions and commitments

Sometimes athletes are forced to choose between their club and their school Senior soccer player Ben Bakke fulfilled the dreams of many athletes playing youth sports when he was offered a Division I  scholarship. Bakke committed to Creighton University in Nebraska this summer. He plays for the Minnesota Thunder Academy …

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Lions, and Giants and Cowboys: Oh my!

Josh Thurow, Minnehaha’s assistant athletic director, officiates the Sept. 16 National Football League game between the New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. Thurow served as line judge in four preseason and three regular season games during this season’s labor dispute between …

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