Tag Archives: Athletics

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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Coach looks to promote more than volleyball

Experience of a lifetime, thinks Gowling Kelley Gowling will be taking on the role of head coach for the Minnehaha Academy girls varsity volleyball team this fall. Gowling has played volleyball since the fourth grade and continued through her college years, when she attended Concordia University in Chicago. Inspired by …

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Athletic department welcomes new trainer

Tria therapist Abadeer to take place of VanderWerf New trainer Sonya Abadeer has come to fill the void left by Rebecca VanderWerf, who accepted a new job in August at Summit Orthopedics. “Sonya is an employee of Tria, and when Becca was leaving us,” said Athletic Director Homar Ramirez, “one …

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New alpine ski coach

Schaeppi hopes to continue tradition of success This alpine ski season there will be a new head coach, Brad Schaeppi. A former assistant coach at the Blake School, Schaeppi helped to lead the Bears to third place at the alpine skiing state meet last year. “Minnehaha Academy seems like a …

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Moves like Jeggers

He holds the school record for the 800m with a time of 1:58.67. He was All-Conference from freshman year to junior year in cross-country and All-Conference last year in track. He’s notched top-ten finishes in state in track as well as numerous All-Section honors… Much of junior runner Jacob Eggers’s success …

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