CDH softball falls twice in finals to just miss trip to state

It could have been one of the best prep sports comeback stories ever, but the Cretin-Derham Hall softball team was unable to write the final chapter. The fourth-seeded Raiders made it to the Section 4AAA finals undefeated in the double-elimination…

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Redhawks have been pleasant surprise in softball

Coach Meghan Thurow knew she was in the minority in her belief early on that the Minnehaha Academy softball team would be greatly improved this spring. So she might be justified if she’s inclined to muster up a little “I…

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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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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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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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A return to normal for prep athletes

The Wright Call By Dave Wright First, they got the word that players could take off their masks while competing. Now, as the spring seasons head for their climax, there’s a sense that high school sports are slowly returning to…

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Letters to the Editor, July 22, 2020

Villager InboxSchool resource officers got a bad rap in Villager storyThe article about school resource officers (SROs) in the July 8 Villager was disappointing. I was specifically troubled by the Villager’s willingness to print inflammatory quotes by Saint Paul School…

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