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Community and Belonging at Minnehaha Academy

After five unprecedented years, MA focuses on belonging at school On January 3, 2022 teachers returned from Christmas break for a professional development day and chapel. The chapel speaker, David Hoffner, Director of Faith Formation at Minnehaha, prepared a speech highlighting the importance of community at school. The idea for …

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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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Tell Me About It – Season 1 Episode 1: Addi Mack

Tell Me About It Season 1, Episode 1: Addi Mack     Host Ann Oakman interviews freshman Addi Mack, who has just scored her 1,000th career point in her first high school game.  

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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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Where is the Paralympic Spotlight?

Joshua Turek wins another gold medal for wheelchair basketball “God save all dressed in green, Long live our noble Queen, God save the Queen.” sang the 20,000 fans packed into North Greenwich Arena at the 2012 London Summer Paralympic Games. The United States wheelchair basketball team was facing off against …

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Strength & conditioning coach joins staff

Peterson brings exercise-science expertise to assist athletes If you’ve been hearing your friends talking about sore muscles and improved athletic performance, chances are they’re working out with Brandon Peterson, Minnehaha Academy’s new strength and conditioning coach. In his new position, Peterson uses his background in exercise science to help students …

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A surprising way that pro sports can get even better

Could promotion and relegation enliven U.S. sports? For the citizens of Berlin, Germany, it was a time ripe for celebration. Berliners stormed the streets of the city as they chanted and waved flags. They sang their anthem with lyrics such as, “We from the East always go forward shoulder to …

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Chet Holmgren’s growth, charted

For Holmgren, a long road to the top Nation’s top recruit credits work, listening, mindset, mentors for his rise For the last few years, Minnehaha senior Chet Holmgren and former-teammate Jalen Suggs, now a freshman guard for top-ranked Gonzaga, have dominated state championships, AAU showcase tournaments, and ESPN rankings. Now, …

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Masks and winter sports

Balancing science and common sense On January 4, high school teams were allowed to begin practice for a heavily restricted winter sports season, with competitions having started on January 14. Updated guidelines have been released in attempts to mitigate the virus, requiring face coverings for all participants during both practice …

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