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Getting an early start: Middle school students get a head start

Molly Hancuh, sports editor

March 12, 2014


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Though most kids get four years in high school to play the sport they love, others enjoy an extra year of playing before their high school career actually begins. Being an eighth grader playing at Mounds View can be a daunting task. Not only are the kids bigger and more mature, but have been playing...

Leaving it all on the table: Ball Squad wins State Tournament

Maddy Rosenow, sports editor

March 12, 2014


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The Ball Squad had a “smashing” end to their season this year. The team competed in the Table Tennis State Tournament, with one goal in mind: first place. Their goal was achieved. The Ball Squad left state with their first place blue medals in hand, a sufficient plaque in tow, and plenty of exubera...

Meet Mounds View wrestlers going to state

Tommy Sletten and Joe Janey

February 27, 2014


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Tanner Day, 10 In the 113 pound wrestling weight class, Tanner Day, 10, has overcome odds to make his state tournament debut. Throughout the season, Day has shown his prowess on the mat, by placing higher than any Mustang wrestler has at the teams’ annual Christmas tournament. But, for his final to...

Girls Hockey goes to state

Maddy Rosenow, sports editor

February 25, 2014


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The girls hockey team participated in the State Tournament this past weekend. The team placed 6th overall. Their first game was against the Lakeville North Panthers. The first period went scoreless, but five minutes into the second, the Panthers got the first goal. Seven minutes later the Panthers ad...

Alpine Skiing disappoints at state, looks towards future

Tommy Sletten, spread editor

February 14, 2014


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After a section championship for the Mounds View Girls Alpine Ski Team, the Mustangs looked forward to a successful run in the state competition at Giants Ridge last Wednesday. However, the team ended up placing 8th out of eight teams, well behind 1st place Minnetonka. But, for the players, the accompli...

Swimming: Secrets behind the strokes

Maddy Rosenow and Molly Hancuh

February 11, 2014


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Butterfly The butterfly, known among swimmers as the “fly,” is iconically the most difficult stroke in swimming. Not only does the stroke take flawless technique, but it also takes brute strength. Peter Goggin, 11, is one of few swimmers who has been able to master all the elements behind th...

Girls Alpine skis their way to state

Sasha Safonov, managing editor

February 10, 2014


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February 4th marked the Sections meet for the alpine ski team at Giant’s Ridge. With the women’s team placing second last year, tension were high for a repeat performance. And that’s exactly what they got with a cumulative point total of 356, ousting competitor Hermantown by eleven points for a...

Managers: the unsung heroes

Mikayla Toninato, staff reporter

December 9, 2013


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For any sports watchers it is evident there are two forces working on each team: the players and the coaches. However, there is one more part of the team that is not quite so obvious to the typical fan. Managers also play an important role and help to organize the team and while keeping everyone cal...

New website improves Mounds View team’s form

Joe Janey, online sports editor

November 19, 2013


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The innovating world of sports is constantly changing. Teams across the country are doing anything and everything possible in order to gain an edge over their opponents. A new way to achieve this is an online program called Hudl. Hudl allows teams to watch and analyze game footage of themselves or the ...

Vail invests over $10 million in Afton renovations

Molly Hancuh, sports editor

November 18, 2013


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Vail Resorts recently acquired Afton Alps—where Mounds View’s alpine team competes—and invested over $10 million into the facility this fall. New guest services facilities, improved snowmaking, a tracking technology for social media, and a new terrain park and village for freestyle skiing and snow...

D1 prospects move to the next level

Thomas Doty, staff reporter

November 18, 2013


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Imagine playing the sport you have loved your entire life. In college. For free. This is what is happening to some Mounds View students as they reach the end of their high school athletic careers. Colleges are always looking at recruiting student athletes from all over the country. They're willing ...

Vaulting into the season: Girls gymnastics has high hopes for the winter

Mikayla Toninato, staff reporter

November 18, 2013


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In the winter season, it’s easy for many students to fall into a lull. The days are darker, the weather colder, and winter break still seems oh-so far away. By now classes are running at full speed, and the homework load never seems to end. However, a group of determined girls do not let these dark d...

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