Highland’s McDonell wins state badminton title

Highland Park senior HaNeul Jeong McDonell has played her last high school badminton match, and what a match it was when she won the state individual singles championship on May 19.Heading into the state finals against Washington’s Cinderella Nwe, there…

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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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Softball preview: Making their pitch for successful season

Newly established state high school softball rules in 2011 increased the distance between home plate and the pitcher’s mound from 40 to 43 feet. The change made the prep pitching distance the same as that of college. Many believed at…

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Athena Awards honor Saint Paul’s best and brightest female athletes

The 28th annual Saint Paul Area Athena Awards ceremony will take place on April 20. Forty-eight young women representing the Saint Paul area’s public and private schools will be honored for excellence in athletics and academics. The local winners include:Central—Lilian…

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Calling a foul on fans’ comments

The Wright Call By Dave WrightThe Highland Park High School boys’ basketball team welcomed their Central High counterparts to the Scots’ gym on February 28. Though neither team was in contention for the Saint Paul City Conference title, the stands…

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