Tag Archives: Sports

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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Disabled athletes defy & conquer

Joshua Turek and Josie Aslakson urge kids with disabilities to get involved in athletics “We were the underdogs going into the national tournament in 2016,” said Josie Aslakson, a bronze medalist for the United States women’s national wheelchair basketball team.“We were starting as a new team filled with lots of …

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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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On and off the field

An inside look into Toby Jacobson’s high school career What do you get when you cross a dedicated student with a talented athlete? Senior Toby Jacobson. There are many student-athletes at Minnehaha, but few shine as brightly as Jacobson. What is the secret to his success? According to Collin Quinn, …

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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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