Sports

Coronavirus: Life without sports

Gaining new appreciation for sports from its absence March 11, 2020, when the world of sports began to collapse due to the COVID-19 virus. My dad and I were on our way to Indianapolis for the Big Ten basketball tournament. Little did we know that our trip would eventually come …

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Class of 2020: Athlete destinations

Senior destinations for Redhawks athletes Compiled by Grace Kassebaum, Mykelti Dillard Smith and Luke Von Arx. Congratulations to the following members of Minnehaha Academy’s Class of 2020: Swimming: Andrew Karpenko Softball: Kate Pryor Basketball: Mia Curtis and Jalen Suggs Football: Craig McDonald, Kaden Johnson and Terry Lockett

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Coronavirus: NFL is lone pro sport still going

NFL moves ahead with virtual draft, plans to play regular schedule The NFL has been keeping a close eye on the spread of the virus and is still determining whether off-season training will be affected and whether the draft as well might be affected. There have been lots of free …

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Coronavirus: Karpenko’s Olympic trials delayed

How the Olympics being postponed affects Minnehaha’s Andrew Karpenko Due to growing concerns of COVID-19 the Tokyo Olympics were postponed to July and August of 2021. Subsequently, the U.S. Olympic Team Trials were then postponed, affecting one of Minnehaha’s own, Andrew Karpenko. Karpenko, who qualified for the trials in the …

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Boys basketball VS MSHSL rules

Minnehaha Academy’s boys’ basketball is arguably the best high school basketball team the state of Minnesota has ever seen. The roster is made up of eight-division one recruits, with three of them nationally ranked: Jalen Suggs, who’s ranked 5th in the class of 2020; Chet Holmgren ranked 2nd in the …

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Sports recruiting: more than meets the eye

Sports recruiting: more than meets the eye Students need to be pro-active in getting recruited for many sports Over 460,000 student-athletes will participate in the various 24 sports that the NCAA has to offer in 2019. Each athlete has a unique path on their recruiting journey and variables such as …

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Gymnastics makes its debut as winter sport

Gymnastics makes its debut as a winter sport Senior is Minnehaha’a lone representative in new co-op for girls The smell of chalk hangs in the air and the sound of someone jumping on a trampoline screeches. Senior Kylee Kassebaum gets ready to do yet another round-off backhand spring, a skill …

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Hunt for four-peat

The Redhawks come back on the court with high expectaions, consider this headline by the StarTribune, “Is star-studded Minnehaha Academy the state’s all time best boys basketball team?” The Redhawks have become a basketball powerhouse in not only Minnesota but the country. With star players Jalen Suggs, Chet Holmgren, Prince …

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How Minnehaha athletes prepare for games

Minnehaha athlete’s game preparation Preparing for a game is a huge part of the sport you play. Some athletes listen to a pregame playlist, others eat a certain meal before big games, and some wear the same socks every game. For Molly DiNardo, a freshman, cross country is a very …

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Does it make sense to combine sports with school?

A European perspective on the American combination of athletics and academics In many cultures, sports are kept separate, in clubs. Are there any advantages to having school teams — or is it a distraction? Exchange student Karolina Cizmarova reflects on her experience as a student, an athlete and a fan. …

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