Sports Shorts August 18, 2021

Bobby Thompson has been named the new head baseball coach at Saint Thomas Academy, his alma mater. As a student-athlete, Thompson was named all-conference, all-section and captain of the team his senior year in 2014. Following graduation, he played four…

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Sports Shorts July 21, 2021

Khalid El-Amin has been chosen as the new head basketball coach at Saint Thomas Academy. El-Amin helped lead Minneapolis North to three state champions and was named the state’s Mr. Basketball in 1997. He went on to win an NCAA…

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Sports Shorts July 7, 2021

The Smashing Pumpkins held off a feisty and undermanned Flaming Hot Cheetos squad 14-13 to win the Highland Ball Minors (10U) softball championship on June 27. After starting the season 1-2, the Pumpkins rolled off 11 straight wins to finish…

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Sports Shorts June 9, 2021

Two Rivers Tours are being offered by Twin Cities Kayaking. Two Rivers Tours are being launched this month by Twin Cities Kayaking, starting at Hidden Falls Park and ending at Harriet Island. The six-mile trip goes down the Mississippi River…

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Sports Shorts March 31, 2021

The Monday Morning Senior League will commence on May 3 at the Highland 9-Hole Golf Course. The mixed-gender, noncompetitive golf league is for those ages 55 and older. Contact league president Bill Vieth at 651-261-2287. Saint Thomas Academy placed 10th…

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Sports Shorts March 17, 2021

Highland Park High School junior Molly Moening repeated as individual champion during the state girls’ Nordic skiing meet on March 11 in Biwabik. Moening finished the 4K classic and freestyle events with a combined time of 23:53.4, more than 25…

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Sports Shorts, February 22, 2021

The city of Saint Paul’s fitness centers and walking tracks have reopened to the public with new public health guidelines, including mandatory face masks and advance reservations. Annual memberships or day passes are required. Annual memberships cost $30 for Saint…

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Sports Shorts December 23, 2020

The Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation is continuing its free afterschool Rec Check program for kids in grades 1-5. With state and federal health guidelines in place, including the mandatory wearing of masks, Rec Check is being offered…

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Sports Shorts Sept. 2, 2020

The first BikeMN Classic, a statewide virtual bike ride, is running from now through September 13. The classic encourages people of all ages to bike with family members or a small group of friends. They can complete photo challenges to…

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Sports Shorts August 19, 2020

The Aldrich, Highland, Pleasant and TCO Sports Garden arenas are now open to youth and adult hockey and figure skating groups. Modified procedures align with state health guidelines. Reservations allow for a maximum of two groups of 25 participants per…

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Sports Shorts July 8, 2020

Despite its best efforts to keep the 15th annual Officer Scott Patrick Memorial 5K Run/Walk as an in-person race, the city of Mendota Heights announced on June 30 that the event originally scheduled for July 11 has been turned into…

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