Mack leads way for Minnehaha girls’ hoops

It’s mind-boggling to muse on how good Minnehaha Academy’s Addi Mack could be by the time she graduates. The freshman point guard is already ranked among the state’s best in several categories this season and could well be one of…

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Former QB Walsh returns to coach CDH football

The Wright Call By Dave WrightJudy Garland, a native of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, said it eight decades ago in the role of Dorothy Gale: “There’s no place like home.”Steve Walsh agrees.It’s been almost four decades since Walsh was a three-sport…

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Battle-tested CDH pucksters look to take next step

The Cretin-Derham Hall boys’ hockey team looked like a bonafide contender for top honors in the state last year, only to be eliminated in the section playoffs. This season, the Raiders have vowed to use that experience to take the…

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Brodrick is still staying in the fray

The Wright Call By Dave WrightJohn Brodrick has been anything but the retiring type from the time he first set foot on the Scheffer Elementary School playground in the 1950s. His baritone voice and staccato delivery accompanied him through his…

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Girls’ hoops preview: Players face less uncertainty this season

Willie Taylor, the long-time high school girls’ basketball coach whose career includes two state championships with Central and another last season with Stillwater, is back in the area this winter as the new head coach at Saint Paul Academy.Taylor takes…

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Sports Shorts December 9, 2021

Former Cretin-Derham Hall three-sport standout Joe Mauer, who went on to become a three-time American League batting champion during his professional baseball career with the Minnesota Twins, is among 12 individuals who will be inducted into the Minnesota State High…

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Recovering from a successful season

The Wright Call By Dave WrightBy just about any standard, Saint Thomas Academy football coach Dan O’Brien and Saint Catherine University soccer coach Jesse Campos could look back on their efforts this fall with satisfaction. They saw their teams win…

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Girls’ hockey preview: For some teams, cooperation is key

Co-op teams are a way of life in high school girls’ hockey these days. Largely because of changing demographics, schools often have to partner up if they want to offer certain sports, especially expensive ones like hockey.“I think co-ops are…

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Cadets run up against tough defense in state football opener

A team that rushes for 260 yards in a game would usually be expected to come out on top. However, a consistent ground game wasn’t enough for Saint Thomas Academy to pull off a victory against fellow unbeaten Mankato West…

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Replays for officials deserve another look

The Wright Call By Dave WrightTwelve years after the fact, Tim Tschida remembers one October night very well. The Saint Paul native and Cretin-Derham Hall alum was the crew chief for the American League playoff series between the Minnesota Twins…

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