Different strokes for local sports folks

The Wright Call By Dave WrightFor Steve Walsh at Cretin-Derham Hall, it’s a getting-to-know-you process. For Sean Jensen at Minnehaha Academy, it’s introducing a new offensive attack. For Brad Moening at Highland Park, it’s getting the troops used to competing…

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Central boys look ahead in volleyball

The Wright Call By Dave WrightLess than 24 hours after his team’s season had ended, Central boys’ volleyball coach David Albornoz was already looking ahead to the 2023 campaign. “We’re going to play beach volleyball this summer,” he said. “I…

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UST athletic director has busy summer ahead

The Wright Call By Dave WrightIt’s June and Phil Esten can finally catch his breath. It’s been a wild ride for the University of Saint Thomas athletic director for the past year. At this time in 2021, Esten was juggling…

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Boys’ volleyball vote fails despite spike in interest

The Wright Call By Dave WrightAdding boys’ volleyball as a high school varsity sport should be easy to do—at least in theory. There’s little dispute that volleyball has become a popular addition to boys’ athletics. In a relatively short time,…

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Saint Thomas looks to build on Division I grid success

The Wright Call By Dave WrightBy just about any standard, the University of Saint Thomas’ first season playing Division I football was a success. The Tommies went 7-3 overall and held their own in the Pioneer League, winning six of…

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Timberwolves showing correct mindset

The Wright Call By Dave WrightBy the time you read this, you’ll probably know if the Minnesota Timberwolves succeeded in their first-round NBA playoff series against Memphis. The armchair analysts were in rare form, praising the Wolves after Game 1…

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