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Boys of winter

Boys of winter

Aman Rao, staff reporter
December 22, 2016
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The beginning of winter marks the beginning of the Mounds View boys hockey season. Hoping to continue the success of last year’s great season, the boys tried out to demonstrate their skills and earn positions on the ice. They’re now preparing for long, stressful game nights, hungry to bring home some excitement to the Mounds View crowd. With senior captains Wyatt Thole, Colin Baird, Tom Nagle and Spencer Ovshak leading the way, the team has embarked on a new season, one that hopefully ends with the Mustangs as section champions.

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Nordic’s new beginnings

Nordic’s new beginnings

Zoe Lindberg, staff reporter
December 22, 2016
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The recent drop in temperature marks the beginning of a new season of opportunities for winter athletes to achieve their goals and improve their abilities. This year, the Mounds View nordic skiing team is ready for a fresh start and hopes to enhance their technique and racing skills. The team is excited to be working with their new head coach Julie Garretson.

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Run, Natalie, Run!

Run, Natalie, Run!

Sanjana Dutt, staff reporter
November 18, 2016
Filed under Features, Sports, Top Stories

She stepped up onto the blocks with adrenaline rushing through her whole body. She crouched down, with her legs ready to stride forward and get a lead between all the other runners. She slowly took a deep breath and exhaled as the starter brought up his arm and shot the gun for the race to begin, and the race began.

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Mounds View’s 3×4 athletes-Sarah Ingraham

Mounds View’s 3×4 athletes-Sarah Ingraham

Katrina Renacia, features editor ’15-’16
June 1, 2016
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Unlike a typical high school athlete, Mustang 3x4 awardee, Sarah Ingraham, 12, participated in not one or two, but three sports throughout all four years of high school.

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Perception vs. Reality

Perception vs. Reality

Jake Weightman, guest writer
May 17, 2016
Filed under Sports

Mounds View students take a lot of pride in the school’s athletic accomplishments. This pride, coupled with the community’s intrinsic competitiveness, makes athletics a source of both excitement and contention among the student body. But this leaves one to wonder if the school’s teams are as successful as we think they are.

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Mounds View students set sail

Mounds View students set sail

Sunny Lim, staff reporter
May 14, 2016
Filed under Sports

While many people think of sailing as a fun, leisurely activity for a breezy summer day, three district students think otherwise. For them, the sport is a lot more involved.

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Skaters sweep at High School Finals

Skaters sweep at High School Finals

Jackie Gaworski, staff reporter
May 14, 2016
Filed under Sports

Although the Minnesota State High School League offers many different sports, figure skating is not one of them. Last December, Joanna Liu, 12, and Diana Zhu, 9, decided to form a skating club for Mounds View students to compete in national competitions.

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Committed: Ean Deno to MSU – Moorhead

Committed: Ean Deno to MSU – Moorhead

Katrina Renacia, Features Editor
May 2, 2016
Filed under Sports

After going through the recruitment process for two years, Ean Deno, 12, committed to Minnesota State University, Moorhead in January, and signed a letter of intent on National Signing Day held Feb. 3.

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Committed: Laura Oh to UN-Lincoln

Committed: Laura Oh to UN-Lincoln

Katrina Renacia, Features Editor
April 26, 2016
Filed under Sports

After nine years of gymnastics and thousands of hours spent practicing, all of senior Laura Oh’s hard work has finally paid off. In February, she committed to University of Nebraska-Lincoln on a full-ride scholarship.

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Ever seen a scrum?

Ever seen a scrum?

Sunny Lim and Jake Weightman
April 19, 2016
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Mounds View Rugby is often far from the spotlight. However, shielded from the high expectations and intense competitiveness of sports like football, the team members enjoy a laid-back atmosphere where they can learn how to play the sport and have fun at the same time.

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The Ultimate athlete: Cole Jurek

The Ultimate athlete: Cole Jurek

Persis Ke, Managing Editor
April 16, 2016
Filed under Sports

Over the past four years, Cole Jurek, 12, has gone from an Ultimate rookie to an alternate on USA’s World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) team.

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Winter training helps spring athletes bloom

Winter training helps spring athletes bloom

Jack McCoy, staff reporter
March 20, 2016
Filed under Sports

The spring track season has just begun, but many of the team’s most dedicated members have been training for months already. With training sessions at Bethel’s indoor track throughout the winter, boys track has been focused on preparing for the upcoming season.

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