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Mounds View High School's student news site.

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RAMS reach for the stars

The RAMS, Mounds View’s adaptive athletics program, promotes an inclusive culture and provides a platform for all students, irrespective of their physical abilities, to hone their skills and develop a passion for sports. 

The team consists of students from Mounds View, Irondale and Roseville High School and their respective middle schools. Throughout the year, they engage in three different sports: indoor soccer during the fall season, floor hockey during winter and indoor softball in spring. 

The fall soccer season finished for the RAMS with a record of 2-7, with victories against the Columbia Heights/St.Anthony/Fridley Strikers and the Anoka/Hennepin Mustangs. They then transitioned to floor hockey where their season came to a close with a record of 2-8. After an exciting win against the Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound West Robins on Feb. 28, the RAMS had the opportunity to continue their season with one final championship game the following week against the Robins.

 On March 7, the RAMS final floor hockey game ended in a loss; however, the team was still in high spirits about their accomplishments throughout the season, whether that be the skills they developed together or the personal growth they each experienced.

Senior Will Skundberg explained how the social aspect is the most enjoyable part of the team and many of his teammates agree. Senior Charlie Krejchik, who has been playing since he was 15, has said how the friends he has made throughout his time in the program have been very special to him.

Despite not having the strongest record compared to some opponents this season, their relationships with each other is what they find the most valuable. “Winning and losing doesn’t affect a lot of them,” Head Coach Reed Thompson said. “They want to win, but if they don’t, it’s okay… We didn’t win a lot of games, but like most of the seasons, we had fun.”

Similarly, the coaches value the strong relationships developed with the players. “It’s a big change from a seventh grader to a senior,” Thompson said. “You feel like you just watch them grow up.”

As the RAMS move on to the spring softball season, with their first game at home on April 20 against the Minnetonka/Wayzata Lakers, the team is bound to continue working hard with high spirits and positive attitudes.

About the Contributor
Tyler Quattrin, Print Editor-in-Chief and Features Editor
Hello! I am thrilled to be a print Editor-in-Chief for my third year on The Viewer. Outside of The Viewer, I am a captain of the Mounds View Boys Swim and Dive team. Feel free to reach out to me directly at [email protected]. Awards:  Best of SNO - Mounds View Theater casting sparks controversy Best of SNO - Pro-life activists rally against Minnesota abortion legislation Best of SNO - From Mounds View to the MN Supreme Court: Chief Justice Hudson's distinguished career Journalism Day at The Guthrie runner up - ‘Dial M for Murder’ Revitalizes Hitchcock’s Classic at the Guthrie
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