School Notes January 12, 2022

Saint Paul School Board members took their oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony on January 4. Following the ceremony, officers elected during the board’s annual meeting were chair Jim Vue, vice chair Jessica Kopp, clerk Chauntyll Allen and treasurer…

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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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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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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 April 28, 2021

The Highland Friendship Club, which provides programming for teens and adults with disabilities to help enhance their quality of life, is piloting a scholarship program to improve access for those with limited finances. The initiative is being supported by a…

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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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Athena Awards honor Saint Paul’s top female athletes

The 27th annual Saint Paul Area Athena Awards will be back live and in person on April 21, after last year’s ceremony was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Forty-four young women representing the Saint Paul area’s public and private…

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Highland Park preps for Nordic skiing postseason

The Wright Call By Dave Wright Since it’s so dependent on the weather, the cross-country ski season in Minnesota is often brief. Thanks to COVID-19, it’s briefer than usual this year for high school athletes. Highland Park, which won the…

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Masks are part of the game in girls’ basketball

Nearly 11 months since causing the cancellation of last year’s state championship games, the coronavirus is still very much on the minds of local high school girls’ basketball coaches. For the current season, it’s largely a question of masks, which…

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Local prep athletes sign college letters of intent

November 11 was a big day for many local high school athletes who signed national letters of intent to play for college teams. That includes Henry Sibley track star Caroline Anderson, who was one of the first to sign with…

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