Tag Archives: Athletics

Growing up, stepping up

After graduating a handful of key players from last season, the young Minnehaha girls’ varsity basketball players had to adapt to new roles on the court and significant changes in their team dynamics After scoring 21 points for the night, senior captain Sarah Kaminski fouled out with three minutes and thirty seconds …

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From ring to puck

It started with a sport called ringette. Two decades ago, it became girls’ high school hockey. Feb. 4 was a monumental day for girls’ athletics. Marking the 21st anniversary of the Minnesota High School Girls’ Hockey State Championship, the day celebrated over two decades of girls’ participation in a sport …

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Athletics: Harmful or Helpful?

Participation in sports shown to be helpful in the classroom The old stereotype that “athletes are dumb” may not be so relevant anymore. Recently the NCAA conducted a study to compare the graduation rates of college athletes versus students that don’t participate in sports. The results found that between 2006 …

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Mary Carlson: the final walk

“I never had a break,”said health teacher Mary Carlson as she reflected on her early days at Minnehaha Academy. Her first nine years of teaching and coaching usually involved ten or more hours a day at school. The Title IX Amendment sent Carlson and Minnehaha head first into girls’ sports. …

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Co-op teams take MA

Minnehaha looks at benefits of co-oping with other schools’ sports Friday nights next fall will be different for students. Minnehaha Academy has decided to create a new football team with St. Paul Academy, Blake and Hope Academy (see right). This new team was put into effect April 1. Cooperation sponsorship, …

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Illegal ways to win

For Minnesota high schools, success in sports can lead to accusations of illegal recruiting of athletes “You have quite a bit of leeway in promoting your school.” said Athletic Director Homer Ramirez “If it’s student to student contact, you’re going to tell them everything that’s great about your school.” Ramirez has …

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Coach honored

Redhawk Boys’ Hockey assistant coach wins award The Assistant Coach of Minnehaha’s Boys’ Varsity Hockey team, Bill McClellan, was awarded two honors this spring, at the end of the hockey season. McClellan was voted “Section 4A Assistant Coach of the Year” for 2015 and was also voted “Class A Assistant …

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Football co-op

Two years after instituting a co-op with Hope Academy, Minnehaha is eager to add to last year’s 28-man roster by co-oping with three new schools: Blake, St. Paul Academy and Mounds Park Academy. Due to diminishing numbers, each school saw the need for change, and chose to form a single …

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