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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 looking to improve on seventh place finish

Boys golf looking 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...

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...

Girls lacrosse looks solid with strong senior class

Girls lacrosse looks solid with strong senior class

Q.C. Ho, Editorial Cartoonist

April 5, 2019

"Our main philosophy is doing our best," coach Rick Reidt said. Winning sectionals and state are long term goals of the girls lacrosse team, but they are not their sole focus. Beyond competition, the girls lacrosse team focuses on developing character qualities and building bonds between membe...

Girls softball aims to win back-to-back state titles

Girls softball aims to win back-to-back state titles

Annika Brown, Business Editor

April 4, 2019

After winning the class 4A state title, the softball team is preparing for another successful season. Tryouts are over and the teams are decided. The girls are determined to keep the same energy and focus they had as last season. Although the early March practices have been held inside, it does not stop ...

Boys tennis loses key players, senior class looks to meet expectations

Boys tennis loses key players, senior class looks to meet expectations

Gavan Townsend, Camera Editor

March 31, 2019

The boys tennis team is eager to start up their new season and play with their fellow teammates starting March 25 and are planning to make a dent in the enemy competition. Last year, the team was successful and are looking to improve throughout the season. This year, the team has lost many tale...

Snowiest April ever delays spring sports season

Snowiest April ever delays spring sports season

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2018

The return from spring break signifies many things for students:  warmer weather, the beginning of the spring sports season, and dwindling days of the school year. But this year, that has not been the case.  Winter weather has hung around the state for weeks longer than normal.  Multiple inches ...

Odd schedule allows girls lacrosse more prep time

Odd schedule allows girls lacrosse more prep time

Susan Hubbard, Video Editor

May 1, 2018

The girls lacrosse team has taken shelter indoors, waiting for the snow to melt and their season to truly begin. After weeks of practicing in the dome, the team is getting excited to finally play outside on the new turf. Since the season started in early April, the team has been practicing at the S...

Best friends take state, college baseball scouts by storm

Best friends take state, college baseball scouts by storm

Will Gleason, Photography Editor

March 19, 2018

The chances that any given baseball player makes it to the Division 1 level is 2.8 percent. Two students have overcome those odds and are committed to Division 1 schools to further both their academic and baseball careers. Junior Will Frisch is committed to Texas Christian University in Fort Worth T...

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