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Students and players weigh in on the kneeling issue

Students and players weigh in on the kneeling issue

Justin Duffy, Derek Zhu, and Shirley Xieli

October 5, 2017


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

Most of the time, the president’s involvement with the NFL is limited to hosting a visit to the White House for the Super Bowl champions. However, in some cases, the president gets a bit more involved. According to ESPN, Richard Nixon went as far as to personally suggest plays to Washington Redskins co...

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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