Mack leads way for Minnehaha girls’ hoops

It’s mind-boggling to muse on how good Minnehaha Academy’s Addi Mack could be by the time she graduates. The freshman point guard is already ranked among the state’s best in several categories this season and could well be one of…

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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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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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Wildcats win first MIAC regular-season soccer title

The Wright Call By Dave WrightSaint Catherine University won its first Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) regular-season women’s soccer championship on October 30 with a 3-0 win at home over Saint Olaf. However, the seeds for it were planted with…

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Battle-tested Redhawk girls earn trip to state soccer tourney

The Minnehaha Academy girls’ soccer team set two ambitious goals at the start of the 2021 season. According to coach Bryan Hollaway, one was to win the Independent Metro Athletic Conference title. The other was to get to the state…

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School Notes July 7, 2021

Founded 40 years ago as a preschool and kindergarten, Sunny Hollow Montessori School at 636 S. Mississippi River Blvd. has expanded to include grades 1-8. On June 9, it celebrated the gradu­a­tion of its first 8th-grade class. Pictured with their…

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Sports Shorts July 7, 2021

The Smashing Pumpkins held off a feisty and undermanned Flaming Hot Cheetos squad 14-13 to win the Highland Ball Minors (10U) softball championship on June 27. After starting the season 1-2, the Pumpkins rolled off 11 straight wins to finish…

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Local athletes medal in state prep track meets

Minnehaha’s Sanjay Redd, left, edges out Luverne’s Ashton Sandbulte to take second in the state 100-meter dash with a time of 10.99 seconds. Photo by Casey Ek Minnehaha Academy took first in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 43.51…

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Prep preview: Teams playing catchup as baseball returns

It’s a mixed bag of issues for high school baseball coaches this spring. Because of COVID-19, many are finding that they’re having to do a lot more coaching of the game’s fundamentals. That’s because the virus effectively took a full…

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Softball preview: Retaking the field on the fly

The biggest problem facing high school softball coaches this spring is learning what type of team they have. The 2020 season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and prep coaches lost a year of player development. It left some…

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