Tag Archives: Athletics

Winter Sports Preview

Girls’ Basketball This year will be the first in a while without star point guard Sarah Kaminski who now plays at George Mason University. According to senior Olivia DuBois, the team dynamic has changed. “We  have a very young team,” said DuBois. “Sarah brought a lot of maturity and so …

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Getting stronger off the green

Despite the snow fall golf players still work on their swing            Freshman Luke Von Arx prepares to head into this year’s varsity golf squad as a returning freshman on the team. Over the winter, Von Arx does a few different things to get ready for the …

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Andrew Karpenko swims to state

Andrew Karpenko Represents Minnehaha Academy Swim Andrew Karpenko will represent Minnehaha Academy in sections and state this upcoming swim season. He’s preparing to compete in the one hundred breast, two hundred individual medley, one hundred butterfly, and the fifty free stroke. Karpenko has the state qualifying breast stroke time by …

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Wolfpack district change

BY KENNY KIRATLI AND ALICIA SAPORITO Next year, the SMB Wolfpack football team will play a more challenging regular season schedule.  The team is a co-op consisting of five teams: St. Paul Academy, Minnehaha Academy, the Blake School, Hope Academy and Mounds Park Academy. The change comes after another year …

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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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