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Conference meet prepares boys’ track for Sections and State

Conference meet prepares boys’ track for Sections and State

Elise Riley
June 2, 2016
Filed under Spring sports

After running a personal best during the 200 meter race at the conference meet, sophomore member of the boys’ track and field team Skyler Rudelius-Palmer anticipates higher competition at Sections. “(Running a PR) feels really great because of the fact that you have reached a goal towards the end o...

Girls’ lacrosse prepares for sections

Girls’ lacrosse prepares for sections

Hanna Schechter
June 1, 2016
Filed under Spring sports

Sophomore Jade LaBelle said she feels proud of her accomplishments this lacrosse season, but feels there is still room for improvement before the team competes at Sections June 2. Although the team progressed in its skill this past season, LaBelle said the team needs to get into a better attitude...

Girls’ softball prepares offense for Sections

Girls’ softball prepares offense for Sections

Paige Steward
May 23, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

Junior captain Anya Lindell Paulson said the team anticipates tough competition for the Sections games. According to Lindell Paulson, the team is doing a good job on its overall team defense. “We've been doing really well this season and really working hard in practice to prepare for some big...

Trap team increases female participants

Trap team increases female participants

Genesis Buckhalton
May 20, 2016
Filed under Sports, Spring sports

Junior Hanna Fortmeyer said the trap team is a place to grow as a shooter. “It’s a place to compete and improve but also a place to make a lot of really good relationships,” Fortmeyer said. Trap team coach Richard Plantz said despite low participation, the number of girls on the team has increased fro...

Team grows with new routines

Team grows  with new routines

Sam Crary
May 20, 2016
Filed under Sports, Spring sports, Uncategorized

Amanda Loth, the new JV girls’ lacrosse coach, looks to expand team members comprehension of the game. “I try to let players have input as to what we do in practice, that way they tell me what they need to work on,” Loth said. Senior Paige Pinneke said since the start of the season, Loth changed ...

Senior loses UND baseball commitment

Senior loses UND baseball commitment

Atticus Raasch
May 19, 2016
Filed under Spring sports

While most seniors know where they’ll go next year, senior Patrick Bordewick must begin a new search following the loss of the University of North Dakota’s baseball program. The University of North Dakota (UND) announced April 12 that its baseball program was going to be cut because of budget res...

Girls’ ultimate to compete in championship

Elise Riley
May 15, 2016
Filed under Sports, Spring sports

First year sophomore ultimate frisbee player Lindsey Prestholdt anticipates the team’s upcoming West Metro conference championship game, looking forward to the time she’ll get to spend with her teammates. Prestholdt said the prospect of winning the championship game May 16 against Eden Prairie...

Swimmers prepare for Sections

Swimmers prepare for Sections

Delaney Wallerich
May 9, 2016
Filed under Sports, Spring sports

Junior synchro participant Emma Breyak arrives at school every morning at 6:15 to practice for the upcoming dress rehearsal. Practicing almost every day has led the team to win all six of its meets this season, according to head coach Linda Gust. Gust said by the time of the dress rehearsal, t...

Runner expects success at State meet

Runner expects success at State meet

Elise Riley
May 9, 2016
Filed under Sports, Spring sports

Senior Christopher Trotter, a middle distance track runner, remembers his experience at the State meet last year positively, with the intent of returning to State again this year. Trotter said his season has been successful so far and getting to run outside provides a benefit. “(The season i...

Lacrosse teams work around improvement

Lacrosse teams work around improvement

Max Kent
May 1, 2016
Filed under Spring sports

As renovations continue for the stadium, some complications, including space and time for after-school boys’ and girls’ lacrosse practices, have arisen that anger athletes. According to athletic director Andy Ewald, the renovations at the stadium don’t allow for some of the commodities that a...

Leaders share enthusiasm for Frisbee

Leaders share enthusiasm for Frisbee

Mimi Fhima
April 30, 2016
Filed under Spring sports

As best friends and captains of the boys’ ultimate team, juniors Erik Haroldson and Jacob Raatz said they share a love for ultimate that allows them to be successful leaders. Raatz said his close relationship with Haroldson allows practice to run smoothly. “We are very close friends so a lot of...

Strength and conditioning adds approach

Strength and conditioning adds approach

Max Kent
April 29, 2016
Filed under Spring sports

Three years ago, head football coach Ben Wolfe decided to step in as the strength and conditioning coach while head strength and conditioning coach Jessica Gust coached the synchro team. While working with athletes in the strength and conditioning program, Wolfe said he tries to incorporate new method...

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