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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Battle-tested CDH pucksters look to take next step

The Cretin-Derham Hall boys’ hockey team looked like a bonafide contender for top honors in the state last year, only to be eliminated in the section playoffs. This season, the Raiders have vowed to use that experience to take the…

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Girls’ hoops preview: Players face less uncertainty this season

Willie Taylor, the long-time high school girls’ basketball coach whose career includes two state championships with Central and another last season with Stillwater, is back in the area this winter as the new head coach at Saint Paul Academy.Taylor takes…

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Sports Shorts December 9, 2021

Former Cretin-Derham Hall three-sport standout Joe Mauer, who went on to become a three-time American League batting champion during his professional baseball career with the Minnesota Twins, is among 12 individuals who will be inducted into the Minnesota State High…

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Girls’ hockey preview: For some teams, cooperation is key

Co-op teams are a way of life in high school girls’ hockey these days. Largely because of changing demographics, schools often have to partner up if they want to offer certain sports, especially expensive ones like hockey.“I think co-ops are…

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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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School Notes October 28, 2021

The new Ryan STEM Center at Cretin-Derham Hall. Cretin-Derham Hall, 550 S. Albert St., will hold a ribbon-cutting to mark the opening of its new Ryan STEM Center on November 8, which is also National STEM/STEAM Day. The facility is…

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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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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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