Sports

Numbers in Nordic

MA Nordic skiing community brings in record setting amount of athletes The glimpse of the sun is just rising, it peeks through the pine trees on an early Saturday morning. The skis in the car rattle against the poles as the car pulls up to ski practice. The bitter cold …

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What is a sport?

A simple question is surprisingly complicated Do sports include golf? Synchronized swimming? Chess? Or, are these considered games and hobbies? “I have respect for chess,” said junior Lily Ziniewicz. “But, I don’t know if I’d call it a sport.” According to the Oxford dictionary, “A sport is an activity involving …

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M.A. athletes and Circus Juventas

The unassuming sport of circus Thousands of people drive down Montreal Avenue in St. Paul every single day, completely unaware that one of the biggest spectacles in the entire Twin Cities lies just a few hundred feet away. Tucked away behind woods and parking lots lies a massive white dome, …

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Offseason Training and Cross Country Athletes

XC athletes use nordic, winter running to train for the season It’s the first snowfall in November and the cross-country season has come to an end with Minnehaha’s boys and girls varsity teams making it to the state meet, but that doesn’t mean it’s over. These athletes have many plans …

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50 Years of Title IX

Honoring girls sports at MA Title IX: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Minnehaha has a long history of …

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The NIL Era

Young athletes profit Larry McKenzie, the Minneapolis North boys basketball coach, spent 42 years training high school athletes. Over his lengthy career—which included several games against the Minnehaha Academy Redhawks—McKenzie secured a record six state championship titles. Nonetheless, the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame member announced in July that he’s decided to “hang up the whistle”. The news came …

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Bus drivers affecting sports

Bus driver shortage affects high school sports The current bus driver shortage is impacting high school athletics more severely than ever in the past. There has been a shortage of bus drivers since a few years before the pandemic. The main reasons people are unwilling to be a bus driver …

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The importance of stretching

Athletes who skip stretching risk avoidable injuries Get sport-specific tips from coaches, trainers Three years ago, three Minnehaha Academy track and field athletes came to practice ready to work hard and left with painful, yet common and preventable injuries. When they arrived at practice they didn’t properly do the warm …

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Social media & sports

Social Medias’ Growing Impact on High School Sports “It was a dream come true, to be honest,” were the words of senior captain Penny Sedgwick of the girls’ soccer team. “It was just unreal.”  Four years ago, the girls soccer team at Minnehaha was more of something that you would …

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Royalty in the making

A closer look at what defines Prince Aligbe Prince Aligbe. The name has been familiar to Minnehaha students and sports fans since he arrived at the school in 7th grade. Now a senior, Aligbe is an amazingly talented basketball player who has drawn the attention of scouts and fans across …

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