Lucie Bond shines on ice for Minnehaha United

Whether it’s skating her regular shift, working on the power play or killing penalties, Lucie Bond can usually be seen with the puck. And the senior center for the Minnehaha United girls’ hockey team knows what to do with it…

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Spartans off to strong start in boys’ basketball

The Saint Paul Academy boys’ basketball team jumped off to an 8-3 record this winter—a nice bit of news for coach Kevin Keto. Still he’s the first to admit that despite the hot start, the Spartans’ schedule will only get…

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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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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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Letters to the Editor, November 10, 2021

Rethinking school busing I have noticed in the last few years that whenever I see a school bus, it either has no children or only a handful of children in it. It seems the days of packed school buses in…

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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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SPA boys fall to Humboldt in section soccer final

The Saint Paul Academy boys’ soccer team saw its season end just shy of the state tournament when it suffered a 1-0 loss to Humboldt in the Section 3A final on October 19. The Spartans (9-3-4), who were ranked among…

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SPA kicks into high gear in girls’ soccer

Saint Paul Academy found itself in a favorable but unaccustomed spot two-thirds of the way through this fall’s regular girls’ high school soccer season: ranked first in Class A with an 8-1-1 record. Over the past three seasons, the Spartans…

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