Scots win 2nd state Nordic title in three years

The Wright Call By Dave WrightA month or so ago, Highland Park cross-country coach Brad Moening was asked to look ahead and guess who would be the biggest threat to the Scots’ girls’ team in their pursuit of a second…

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Despite cold, Scots sizzle in Nordic skiing

The Wright Call By Dave WrightFor a lot of people, the recent spell of polar weather has been miserable. That includes a group you might not have expected: the Highland Park High School boys’ and girls’ cross-country ski teams. A…

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Willie Taylor now enjoying life at SPA

The Wright Call By Dave WrightTo most high school girls’ basketball teams, losing a game by more than 100 points would qualify as a major disaster and serious setback to the program. To Saint Paul Academy varsity head coach Willie…

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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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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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