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Softball player looks forward to final season

Softball player looks forward to final season

Emma Kempf and Abby Intveld

April 12, 2018


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Senior Annabelle Schutte said she started playing softball around age six, started pitching around age nine and became a varsity pitcher during her freshman year. “It was a big deal. We don’t have a lot of pitchers in our program, so it’s kind of cool to pitch on varsity and play on varsity for fou...

Team prepares for match-up against Edina

Team prepares for match-up against Edina

Mimi Fhima

April 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

According to junior outfielder Aaron Sledge, despite the recent cold weather, he is not concerned about tomorrow’s non-conference baseball game against Edina. Sledge said the team has prepared mentally and physically for the game and expects a competitive match-up. “So far we have taken a ...

Girls’ lacrosse coach steps into new role

Girls’ lacrosse coach steps into new role

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

April 11, 2018


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According to sophomore Anna Nicholls, Katie Gliske will be the head coach for the girls’ lacrosse varsity team this season. “Our head coach, Kyle Sweeney, had her baby, so she is on maternity leave this season,” Nicholls said. Having thirteen years of coaching experience, head coach Katie Gli...

Girls’ lacrosse kept indoors due to weather

Girls’ lacrosse kept indoors due to weather

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

April 10, 2018


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Due to the cold weather, junior captain Grace Lynch said the girls’ lacrosse team has been pushed inside for their first week of the season. “(The weather) is forcing us to be inside, and it is really frustrating because lacrosse is played outside, so if we are inside, we are out of our element...

Senior commits to Milwaukee School of Engineering

Senior commits to Milwaukee School of Engineering

Sofia Seewald and Isabel Kjaer

April 10, 2018


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According to the boys’ lacrosse varsity head coach Chris Bixby, senior Kyle Hedblom’s recent commitment to play lacrosse at the Milwaukee School of Engineering will give Hedblom a well-deserved opportunity. “I think it’s just something that’s he’s going to be super excited for and he’...

Boys’ lacrosse conducts tryouts outdoors

Boys’ lacrosse conducts tryouts outdoors

Sofia Seewald and Isabel Kjaer

April 9, 2018


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According to senior Kyle Hedblom, the boys’ lacrosse team held tryouts to evaluate how each player has developed over the winter and which players have the skill set to play at a high competitive level. “We have tryouts so coaches can see the new players and also judge how players have improv...

Boys’ tennis holds indoor tryouts, practice for coming matches

Boys’ tennis holds indoor tryouts, practice for coming matches

Eli Curran-Moore and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

April 9, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring sports

According to head coach David Breitenbucher the team has faced limited court availability due to snow, and other school’s tennis teams are in a similar predicament. Breitenbucher said he expects a slower season takeoff. “Everybody is in the same boat. I've run into a couple other coaches and everyone...

Senior commits to DePauw University

Senior commits to DePauw University

Mimi Fhima and Izzy Leviton

April 8, 2018


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Malaika Bigirindavyi According to senior baseball player Brent Ryan, after visiting DePauw University in the fall he immediately felt at home. Ryan said in addition to the comfortable atmosphere of the school he felt positively about the baseball program. “I really like the coaching staff and all the...

Girls’ golf holds parent meeting

Girls’ golf holds parent meeting

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

April 8, 2018


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Stephanie Slavik, the mother of a first-time golfer, said attending the girls’ golf informational parent meeting left her feeling confident about the expectations for the rest of the season on behalf of her daughter, junior Paige Slavik. “(Coach) Zach went through the basics of his expectations in t...

Softball’s first game of the year canceled

Softball’s first game of the year canceled

Abby Intveld

April 6, 2018


Filed under Spring sports

In the face of snow and weather issues, softball varsity coach Trent Seaman said he got a message April 3 that the first game of the season was canceled. “There was no notice of when (the game) would be changed to, it just said it would be postponed. I would say we’re not playing for a while,”...

Shea Pekarek commits to play college baseball

Shea Pekarek commits to play college baseball

Mimi Fhima and Izzy Leviton

April 5, 2018


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Malaika Bigirindavyi As senior captain Shea Pekarek reflects on his recent commitment to play baseball at Concordia University, he said his summer coach Aaron McEachran is the person who motivated him to continue with baseball post high school. “He really pushed me throughout the summers and through...

Riley Dvorak to apply baseball talent in college

Riley Dvorak to apply baseball talent in college

Mimi Fhima and Izzy Leviton

April 5, 2018


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Malaika Bigirindavyi After contacting multiple colleges this year, senior Riley Dvorak said he chose to attend University of St. Thomas, continuing his baseball career. “I started with sending emails to a bunch of different schools that I wanted to go to. The schools replied, and I just kind of picke...

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