High School

NOW is tryout season for the Elite League

 

By Tim Droogsma
Upper Midwest High School Elite League

It’s a little over eight months until the Upper Midwest High School Elite League begins its 16th season, but for players who hope to take part in next fall’s league an important part of the selection process is taking place right now.

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Wild horses

Stillwater Ponies racing toward lofty season goals

 

By Pete Waggoner

The Stillwater Ponies have raced out of the gates to an 11-1 record in the first half of the 2015-16 season with their sites set on the team’s first  Suburban East Conference championship in school history. The Ponies’ team goals don’t stop there with designs on the Section 4AA title and winning the 2016 state tournament.

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Aus bringing Brainerd a winning attitude

 

By Pete Waggoner

Brainerd Warriors boys’ varsity coach Dave Aus’ résumé speaks for itself. He is in his 17th year of coaching at the high school level and has compiled 248 wins with seven trips to the state tournament, all with Blaine High School. Aus moved to Brainerd in the summer of 2014 and in doing so brought his level of experience, love of the game and coaching acumen to the Warrior program.

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There’s a Storm brewing on the North Shore

 

By Tim Kolehmainen

It isn’t always easy when longtime community rivals are forced to join hands. Years of contested games, battling fan bases and coffee shop arguments are suddenly supposed to be buried for the good of the new co-operative. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it falls apart quickly.

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Minnehaha Academy is no laughing matter

 

By Tim Kolehmainen

Entering his fifth year at the helm of the Minnehaha Academy boys’ hockey program, coach Pat Griswold encountered an unusual problem this winter.

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