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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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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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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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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Wildcats win first MIAC regular-season soccer title

The Wright Call By Dave WrightSaint Catherine University won its first Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) regular-season women’s soccer championship on October 30 with a 3-0 win at home over Saint Olaf. However, the seeds for it were planted with…

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Local cross-country runners have a very good day

The Wright Call By Dave Wright October 19 was a sunny 74 degrees that many folks may remember as the last really pleasant day they’ll see until, say, April. Brad Moening, however, is likely to remember October 19 for a…

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Danny Docherty had a very fast-paced weekend

The Wright Call By Dave WrightFall is a busy time for many Minnesotans, with lots of football and soccer games to watch or play, cabins to shut down for the winter, and the last of summer-like weather to enjoy. However,…

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Gymnasts’ success adds positive twist

The Wright Call By Dave Wright Few if any athletes forge a tighter bond than gymnasts. Theirs is a world where everybody seems to know everybody. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Division I athlete or a youngster in your…

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CDH football faces challenges ahead

The Wright Call By Dave Wright When the word got out that Cretin-Derham Hall was going to drop down a level to Class 5A for football this year, some people presumed it might add a new chapter to the school’s…

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Tickets, coaches are signs of change for UST athletics

The Wright Call By Dave Wright The new look for University of Saint Thomas sports extends to more than a change in on-field personnel. As a new Division I athletic program, the school has heftier bills to pay and must…

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Olympics—a ray of sunshine through the clouds

The Wright Call By Dave Wright For a lot of people around these parts, it’s been an unpleasant, hot summer. A relative who is a native Saint Paulite paid a recent visit to her hometown and, despite some relief from…

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UST runner earns rare national honor

The Wright Call By Dave WrightFor close to four decades, University of Saint Thomas women’s track and field coach Joe Sweeney has had two traditions take place near the end of May. He usually has one or more members of…

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