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The varsity girls nordic team poses before a practice.

Torry Kraftson returns as nordic coach

Abby Thibodeau, Layout Editor-in-Chief January 13, 2022

Nordic coach Torry Kraftson returned to lead the team in their workout on Nov. 15. This marked his first practice as head coach for both boys and girls varsity teams. Kraftson began coaching after he...

Adrik Kraftson training with rollerskis at a National Elite Group camp.

Adrik Kraftson nationally ranked in nordic skiing

Ruby Suro, Layout Editor November 16, 2021

Having skied since he was young, Kraftson has grown into a nationally ranked nordic skier and a strong leader in the sport. Along with several other activities, such as cross country, he is committed to...

Diggins has come along way as a young female athlete and still holds a very bright future. Her hard work and dedication have brought her great success and will continue to do so. According to, If it wasn’t hard work to be a good teammate, it wouldn’t be a big deal. But it IS hard work, and it only works when everyone buys into the team. When everyone decides to make it a priority to be a good teammate and to put the team above their own needs.That’s when things really start happening, Diggins said.

Jessie Diggins continues to wow audiences with skiing successes

Kathleen Billingsley, Copy Editor February 24, 2016

The wind blowing in her hair as gusts of swirling snow pelt her face, Jessie Diggins crosses the finish line. Former SAHS nordic ski member, Jessie Diggins, won the World Championship and competed...

Sophomore Siri Bohachek climbs up a hill at the nordic state tournament last year for the girls teams third place finish. I love participating on the Nordic team, its a great group of people. Bohachek said.

Siri Bohachek has bright future in store

Colin Gray, Reporter December 24, 2015

The air is cold and creates wisps of breathe that flow through the air. The sudden shifts of movement only makes everything more nerve racking. As seconds are counted down by a coach with a watch in...

Working among her fellow classmates, Fredrika enjoys her time in the U.S. away from Sweden. Having only been here seven weeks, she said, The biggest difference is all the rules. The bathroom passes for example. [In Sweden] we can go to the bathroom whenever we want.

VonEssen experiences team sports in American culture

Katelyn Weisbrod, Head Copy Editor October 29, 2014

Senior Fredrika VonEssen knew from the time she was 12 years old that she wanted to study abroad. She arrived in Minnesota on Aug. 21, her new home for the next 10 months. “I wanted to go on a...

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