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There is no such thing as being “Too Feminine” or “Too Masculine”

There is no such thing as being “Too Feminine” or “Too Masculine”

Sheng Yang, Reporter
December 6
Filed under Sports

Though it is rare to see girls join Harding’s wrestling team, this year’s team looks forward to having a girl on their team. Wrestling is a co-ed sport, which allows both genders to wrestle or play a sport. Dylan Vang, senior captain notices that there hasn’t been a girl on the team since his ...

Tennis team visualizes winning

Tennis team visualizes winning

Priscilla Yang, Assistant Photo Editor
November 15
Filed under Sports

   Harding High School’s Junior Varsity tennis team lost a tough game to Cretin-Derham Hall High School Monday, Sept. 26 with a score of 1 to 6.        To prepare for their tennis games, Michelle Collette, tennis coach and math  teacher, has the team visualize winning, watching the...

Harding boy’s soccer team loses to Central

Adan Mohamud, Reporter
November 15
Filed under Sports

On Sept. 26th, the Harding Knights boys soccer team took on Central Minutemen’s boys soccer team at Griffin Stadium. This was Harding’s third conference matchup, and it proved to be a tough one as Central Minutemen came out the victor, winning 3-2 in a heavily contested bout. Coming into this match...

Spring sports are right around the corner

Spring sports are right around the corner

Shaina Moua, Reporter
March 23
Filed under Sports

As the winter season comes to an end, athletes are itching to get outside and begin spring season sports. There is plenty to look forward to this spring on the Harding sports scene. The sports available are baseball, boys' tennis, softball, track and field, girls' track and field, badminton, girls' golf...

Section basketball

Section basketball

William Tzavaras, Sports Editor
March 17
Filed under Sports

For the first time since the 1992-93’ season, girls basketball hosted their first playoff game and it didn’t disappoint. The Lady Knights had a secure halftime lead of nine with the score totaling 35-24. The Knights were led by sophomore sensation Emma Ogitchida and eighth grader Jaide Pressley....

Highland beats Harding

Highland beats Harding

William Tzavaras, Sports Editor
March 17
Filed under Sports

Highland visited Harding’s gym Feb. 3 and came out victorious with a final score of 77-62. The game plan was simple for Highland. Run. Boy, was it executed: they ran all night long. It looked like the first game of the movie Coach Carter; they ran all night long without hardly running any sets all...

Jet Mika

Jet Mika

William Tzavaras, Sports Editor
March 17
Filed under Features, Sports

As a young boy, Jet Mika was the kid who used to shovel snow in front of the church sidewalk. A couple years ago, he suffered a major back injury and endured the surgery and has now recovered fully to become a Minnesota State High League Wrestling State Tournaments finalist. Jet recently finished fifth...

Swim meet

Swim meet

Lee Tou Xiong, Reporter
March 17
Filed under Sports

The Harding Knights Boys Swimming and Diving had a meet at St. Catherine's University Feb. 5, 2016. The Knights faced off against the rest of the St. Paul schools for an amazing night with many victorious races but also with defeats. It was a long night for the Knights swimming team pushing it to...

Sports can be beneficial to students in a variety of ways

William Tzavaras, Sports Editor
February 2
Filed under In-Depth, Sports

According to national studies, kids who play sports show less hostility to their peers and have higher rates of graduation from high school.   Sports have a positive effect on students, and it’s been proven. According to www.classroom.synonym.com, one study showed the physical health benefits ...

Wrestling captain perseveres despite injury

Samantha Lopez, Reporter
February 1
Filed under Features, Sports

One of the most competitive sports at Harding is wrestling. Dylan Vang, junior, is actually the captain of the wrestling team. Now with wrestling you have to be able to maintain your weight or in some cases lose weight. “I wasn't that athletic during middle school," Dylan said. "I was becoming laz...

Harding girls’ swim team making improvement

Austyn Lo, News Editor
January 27
Filed under Sports

Jessica Allen, the head coach of Harding’s girl’s swimming team, said, ”The swimming team we have is amazing, talented, beautiful, kind-hearted, high spirited, passionate athletes and young women.” She also said, “Our swimmers at sections competed at their personal best against the best swimmer...

Harding has an arena?!

Yusuf Aw Yusuf, Reporter
November 6
Filed under Sports

One of the biggest mysteries here at Harding is the Harding Arena. Some students don't even know it exists, and most don't know what it's used for.   Suleyman Mohamed, a senior, was shocked to even hear about the arena. "Where is it at?," said Sulayman. "I've been here for almost all of my...

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