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Ian Sandbo commits to Hamline University

Ian Sandbo commits to Hamline University

Mimi Fhima and Izzy Leviton

April 5, 2018


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According to senior Ian Sandbo, Hamline University presented the perfect opportunity to continue his academic and athletic endeavors. Sandbo said his commitment to Hamline University’s baseball program fulfilled one of his long-term goals. “It is something I always wanted to do, to keep playing b...

Meet the girls’ track captains

Meet the girls’ track captains

Yonit Krebs and Breanna Thompson

March 28, 2018


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As track concludes its second week of practices, senior captain Anna duSaire said she hopes to build a closer-knit team this year. “I think the team can be a little bit more cohesive than it has been in the past,” duSaire said. “A lot of times it ends up being the sprinters in one area and the d...

Senior invited to apply for USA ultimate team

Senior invited to apply for USA ultimate team

Yonit Krebs

March 22, 2018


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When senior girls’ ultimate captain Esther Gendler received an email from USA ultimate in September inviting her to tryout for their 2019 team, she said at first she overlooked it, thinking it was just another one of the many emails she receives. “I didn’t really look very closely into it, and ...

Freshman commits to Vanderbilt

Freshman commits to Vanderbilt

Mimi Fhima

March 22, 2018


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According to head baseball coach Brian Kelly, all of the stars aligned for freshman catcher Sam Hunt, allowing him to verbally commit to one of the top baseball programs in the country. After recruitment from Louisiana State University, Stanford University, University of Arkansas, University of Illinois, U...

Softball begins season

Softball begins season

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf

March 22, 2018


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Junior Reagan Brown said she regretted not trying out for a sports team for three years, but put herself all in at softball tryouts the week of Mar. 12. “(Tryouts) made me really look forward to the season because I just really like the sport and playing with my girls,” Brown said. Head coac...

Girls’ lacrosse captains share upcoming goals

Girls’ lacrosse captains share upcoming goals

Hayley Westwood and Sophie Olmen

March 21, 2018


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When senior captain Annie Van Pilsum-Johnson first started playing lacrosse seven years ago, she said she immediately fell in love with the game. “I started playing because I did not have a spring sport, so I joined lacrosse,” said Van Pilsum-Johnson. “I loved the teammates and the team involve...

Synchro prepares for a successful season

Synchro prepares for a successful season

Carissa Prestholdt

March 19, 2018


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According to freshman Maya Lee, creating relationships with her teammates is crucial to having a rewarding year. “I want to do more team bonding activities, (and) I want to do some sleepovers with my team,” said Lee. “Because we are going to be writing our own routines, we will be able to spend ...

Senior to begin final year of golf

Senior to begin final year of golf

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

March 17, 2018


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While the game of golf is often relaxing, mental toughness abides as a crucial aspect to being a successful player, according to senior girls’ golf captain Carly Livingston. “I like that it’s outdoors and that it’s kind of a relaxing game. It’s really all mental because if you get down o...

JV head coach works to develop players

JV head coach works to develop players

Sofia Seewald and Isabel Kjaer

March 16, 2018


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According to sophomore Parker Brynildson, junior varsity head coach Jared Mickelson inspires the players to do their best to get better everyday. “He really knows what we need to work on, and he makes me want to go to practice and get better,” Brynildson said. Mickelson said he enjoys help...

Boys’ tennis gears up for tryouts, upcoming season

Boys’ tennis gears up for tryouts, upcoming season

Eli Curran-Moore and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

March 12, 2018


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The boys’ tennis team held a preseason meeting to finalize registration, captain practices and look at recruitment for the JV team, according to head coach David Breitenbucher. Breitenbucher said he is looking forward to moving practices outside and getting a solid practice schedule in place. ...

Girls’ golf to begin

Girls’ golf to begin

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

March 11, 2018


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Looking ahead to the upcoming start of the 2018 girls’ golf season, senior captain Carly Livingston said the pending Varsity team leaves her interested in who will fill the last spot. “I’m looking forward to seeing who will be playing on Varsity this year because we lost a few players last yea...

Track begins captains’ practices

Track begins captains’ practices

Yonit Krebs

March 7, 2018


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Junior girls’ track and field captain Olivia Mosby said although there were practices for distance runners Feb. 28 and March 2, upcoming captains’ practices after school March 7 and 9 will continue to prepare the whole team for the start of the season the following week. Mosby said track began...

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