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In the midst of a pandemic, there were mythical state champions

Junior Judah Thomas launches the ball into the air for a reception.
December 10, 2020
Because of the cancellation of all sports in Minnesota, the high school football season was abruptly ended, forcing press organizations to crown "mythical" champions

SPARKS Swim and Dive adjusts to COVID-19 protocols

Junior Divya Bhargava cheering for a teammate during a meet in 2020.
November 14, 2020
With the Covid-19 pandemic, SPARKS Swim and Dive had to make changes to their season.

SMB Wolfpack takes down Providence in injury-filled game

Wolfpack players rush back to the field after a player gets injured.
November 9, 2020

On Friday Nov 6 The SMB Wolfpack played Providence Academy. The Wolfpack led for the whole game, but in the fourth quarter The Providence Lions made a small comeback making the final score of the game...

[SPORTS SPOTIFY] Girls varsity volleyball ‘sets’ up exciting season

Sophomore Riley Erben said, “My favorite songs from the playlist are Headband by B.o.B and 2Chainz, Going Bad by Meek Mill and Drake, and Power by Kanye, because they all get me really hyped up.”
November 2, 2020
The girls varsity volleyball team created a Spotify playlist at the start of the season to hype-up the team during warm-ups.

Welsh dives all in for 6AA sections: her biggest fear is not diving, but water

Junior KK Welsh shares her diving experience and new conference record. (Submitted by KK Welsh)
October 30, 2020
This week, junior KK Welsh set a new diving record at a meet against Harding.

Football without fans: how players are adapting

Junior Judah Thomas launches the ball into the air for a reception.
October 29, 2020

The football season for SMB wolfpack has resumed under strict COVID-19 regulations. Like most sports amid COVID-19, fans at home games have been limited to 2-3 fans per player, leaving the stands pretty...

Fall seasons wrap up amid pandemic changes

Sports seasons have been altered and shifted at every turn during their 2020 fall seasons.
October 26, 2020
Sports seasons have been altered and shifted at every turn during their 2020 fall seasons. However, most sports are still having sections, and all of them are currently wrapping up their seasons. 

Volleyball falls to Minnehaha, adjusts to COVID-19

The volleyball team played Minnehaha Academy on Wednesday in an empty gym.
October 23, 2020
The volleyball team played Minnehaha Academy on Wednesday with several adjustments as a precaution against COVID-19 including face masks and no spectators.

Section tournament updates, guidelines released by MSHSL

Soccer, tennis, and cross country will participate in their respective section tournaments in the next few weeks, marking an end to the season.
October 14, 2020
The section tournament for each fall sport will begin in the coming weeks, and COVID-19 restrictions and protocols will continue to make an impact.

10 girls, 9 boys qualify for Cross Country section tournament

10 girls, 9 boys qualify for Cross Country section tournament
October 13, 2020
Section 4A races take place today at Highland Park Golf Course.

Sports adjust practice, play for COVID-19 restrictions

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October 1, 2020

Hybrid learning began Sept. 29, and while numerous changes were made by both the Athletic Department and Minnesota State High School League before sports started on Aug. 17, even more policies have been...

Boys’ soccer loses hard fought battle to Blake

Junior Jack Hlavka heads the ball into Blake's goalie's hands.
September 26, 2020

SPA boys’ varsity soccer team played Blake on Tuesday night, Sept 22, at The Blake school. The beginning of the first half was evenly matched, as the ball was distributed pretty evenly among the two...

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