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Gymnastics season looks positive overall

Gymnastics season looks positive overall

Mylana Nederloe, Buisness Editor

November 1, 2019

The past few years, the gymnastics team has had victorious seasons. Many attributes contribute to how the girls will perform during their competition days. They have been doing a lot to prepare themselves for this upcoming season. The official season started with tryouts held in the gymnastics gym N...

Girls JV swim and dive team goes for another dual meet record

Girls JV swim and dive team goes for another dual meet record

Alexis Brainard, Online editor

October 20, 2019

“I think we got through the tough part of the conference. We got four months left, but they are more in the middle to the lower half of the conference but I feel confident,” girls junior varsity coach Brian Luke said. The girls junior varsity swim and dive team holds the state record for the most consecuti...

Volleyball rebuild year plays role in future success

Volleyball rebuild year plays role in future success

Jack Taverna, SNO Sports Center and Social Media Editor

October 17, 2019

Last year, the volleyball team advanced to State. Since then, six starting seniors graduated.  This has created a rebuilding year with younger players taking on new roles.  “This group has been determined and it has been fun to see the new seniors grow into their new roles as leaders," team manager ...

Mountain Biking team off to rocky start

Mountain Biking team off to rocky start

Austin Fierro, Online Editor

October 16, 2019

The Mountain Biking team had a rough start to the season with rained-out races, canceled practices and unfortunate scheduling, which saw the first half of the season come and go without a single race. The team’s training began on Aug. 30 with Monday through Thursday practices for the team consist...

Volleyball hopes to gain experience with younger girls

Volleyball hopes to gain experience with younger girls

Ally Benning, Podcast Reporter

September 30, 2019

This year’s varsity volleyball team is a little different from last year’s state fourth place team, with many new faces that were not seen on the court last year.   Eight girls graduated last year. All eight were an integral part of the team's very successful season last year. Five of t...

Synchronized swimming goes to State

Synchronized swimming goes to State

Sadie Heieren, Photographer

May 20, 2019

State competitions are approaching fast for the synchronized swim team. Their practices are getting more intense and the pressure is beginning to set in for the swimmers, especially since teamwork is a big part of the sport. The synchronized swimming team practices started in early March. They pra...

Boys golf looks to improve on seventh place finish

Boys golf looks to improve on seventh place finish

Catherine Monty, Distribution Reporter

May 18, 2019

Boys golf has started slow due to unexpected weather and the team is eager to get outside and tee it up. Despite being forced inside for tryouts, the team is expecting to not only return to the State tournament, but take first in the conference as well. Now that the weather is cooperating, the team has practice he...

Boxing idea knocked out

Boxing idea knocked out

Gavan Townsend, Broadcast Editor-in-Chief

May 12, 2019

Many sports are offered at the high school, from baseball to swimming, there are plenty to choose from. Boxing, however, is not offered at the high school. Some students believe boxing should be a part of the school's wide range of sports, while others believe it to be too dangerous for high sch...

Girls softball continues winning streak

Girls softball continues winning streak

Ellsa Ohmann, Layout Editor

May 8, 2019

Making their way back into the season, the girls softball team prepares for another outstanding season. After winning the class 4A state title in the 2017-18 season last year, the girls are motivated to keep the ball rolling and get back to State. Coached by Bob Beedle, this team knows that t...

Boys lacrosse team hopes to beat Mahtomedi for first time

Boys lacrosse team hopes to beat Mahtomedi for first time

Carina Block, Copy Editor

April 18, 2019

Last season, the boys varsity lacrosse team graduated many key players, but this season they are still going to strive for a record similar to last year's (11-2). This year's captains are seniors Blake Evensen, Ben Carle and Justin Siegfried, along with junior Ty Thureson. The team is lead by...

Girls golf tees off, eyes on State

Girls golf tees off, eyes on State

Elle Sprenger, Social Media Editor

April 10, 2019

The girls golf started after ending the season last year going to State. Practices are held at Oak Glen Golf Course, Monday through Friday from 3-5 p.m. The golf team compete in invitational tournaments and matches against multiple schools throughout their season. The head coach of the team is Peter Deeg assis...

Boys track team trains outside during Minnesota heat wave

Boys track team trains outside during Minnesota heat wave

Michael O'Gorman, Business Editor

April 8, 2019

The boys track team started practices during spring break to prepare for this years competitions.  Starting during spring break gave them more time to get ahead of the competition.  The team consists of seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshman and one eighth grader, all bringing different levels of experi...

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