Spartans return to state boys’ tennis tourney

The Saint Paul Academy boys’ tennis team, ranked No. 1 in Class A at press time, plowed its way through the Section 4A playoffs late last month to return to the state team tournament on June 7-8 in Minneapolis.The Spartans…

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Highland’s McDonell wins state badminton title

Highland Park senior HaNeul Jeong McDonell has played her last high school badminton match, and what a match it was when she won the state individual singles championship on May 19.Heading into the state finals against Washington’s Cinderella Nwe, there…

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CDH softball falls twice in finals to just miss trip to state

It could have been one of the best prep sports comeback stories ever, but the Cretin-Derham Hall softball team was unable to write the final chapter. The fourth-seeded Raiders made it to the Section 4AAA finals undefeated in the double-elimination…

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Redhawks have been pleasant surprise in softball

Coach Meghan Thurow knew she was in the minority in her belief early on that the Minnehaha Academy softball team would be greatly improved this spring. So she might be justified if she’s inclined to muster up a little “I…

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Central’s Cole Spitzer sizzles on mound

Central junior Cole Spitzer might just be the best high school pitcher in the state few people have heard of. But like anything else, if you’re good enough you don’t stay unknown forever.The 5-foot-10, 150-pound lefty has a fastball that…

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Highland baseballers come out swinging

The Highland Park High School baseball team has been hitting on all cylinders this spring. Through May 2, the talented Scots had compiled a 7-0 overall record, including 5-0 in the Saint Paul City Conference. And though it was still…

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Fitness in the Parks still stretching its legs

Amy Zellner of Summit Hill can be found on Wednesday evenings teaching yoga classes at Linwood Recreation Center. She’s part of the Fitness in the Parks program sponsored by the Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation, which is back…

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Minneapolis Athena Awards celebrate their 50th year

The 50th annual Minneapolis Athena Awards will be back live and in person on May 6 after the last two ceremonies were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The awards will be presented to 55 of the best and brightest…

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