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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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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Bob Tschida ends distinguished coaching career

The Wright Call By Dave WrightWhen the Catholic Athletic Association (CAA) baseball coaches met on April 12 to go over the ground rules for the 2022 season, a longtime regular was noticeably missing. For the first time in over four…

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UST tests the waters for new arena, ballfields in Highland Park

Representatives of the University of Saint Thomas and Highland Bridge master developer Ryan Companies met on January 18 with the Highland District Council (HDC) Community Development Committee to discuss the possible construction of a new hockey arena and baseball and…

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