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Tennis Game Goes Relatively Smoothly Despite Weather

Zoe Kavaney, Reporter

May 5, 2017


Filed under Sports

The boys tennis match on Thursday went relatively well, considering the terrible weather.   I was originally planning on going to the game against Johnson on April 19, but it was postponed due to the heavy rain. Instead, I decided to go and see the game against the Centennial High School te...

Why Do Sports?

Zoe Kavaney, Reporter

March 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Sports are one of the best parts about being in high school. Joining a team has many benefits, such as exercise, a possibility for scholarships and making new friends. Having something to do as an extracurricular activity can also take your mind off of the terrifying stress circus that is academics. &n...

What it takes to be the greatest

Megan Engelstad, Reporter

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Jet Mika has been continuously wrestling since eighth grade. He is on his fourth year of varsity wrestling and this is his third straight year getting to state. Jet has won 28 matches this season and has lost only one. Jet started wrestling in sixth grade but he stopped after sustaining an injury tha...

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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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 ...

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