Tag Archives: Athletics

Spring sports delayed due to weather

Heavy, wet, slushy and cold. Shovel by shovel. Court by court. Friday, April 12, the boys’ tennis team had to shovel the tennis courts off, taking them three hours. This wasn’t the first they had to shovel the courts either. Tennis isn’t the only team that has been affected by …

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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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Minnehaha skiers raced in the state meet

Four Minnehaha skiers went to state after the 2012-13 season. Sophomore alpine skier Maddy Webster raced in the state meet on Feb. 13. Webster went to state as an eighth-grader with the team and individually her freshman and sophomore year. In her first run this year she fell and had …

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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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Hockey rule change

How the game has changed: following up after Jablonski injury Hockey rules in Minnesota have changed. How long did it take for players to feel the impact? “First game, first shift of the year,” said junior defenseman Luke Erickson. “I thought it was a clean hit, and I got kicked …

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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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Boys team looks “solid”

State is worth working for The boys’ cross country team received first place at the Lake City meet on September 18. Similar to girls cross country team, the boys are encouraging each other to do their best and work as hard as they can. Captain and senior Luke Brown has …

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Girls welcome youth

Hopes for state are optimistic for the girls cross country team The Redhawk girls finished second place in two out of their four meets so far. On Sept.18 at the Lake City meet the girls received first place. Captain and senior Casey Haffield is working hard to motivate the girls. …

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