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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, one study showed the physical health benefits ...

Wrestling captain perseveres despite injury

Samantha Lopez, Reporter

February 1, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2015

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...

Soccer team short on players

Yusuf Aw Yusuf, Reporter

October 16, 2015

Filed under Sports

A shortage of players has been one of many problems for the Harding varsity Soccer team this season. With only one win on their record, players hope that things are gradually starting to change. "This season has been a rough one, it's been up a roller coaster,” said co-captain Corbin McCall. “We...

Harding vs. Johnson: Harding’s homecoming

William Tzavaras

October 2, 2015

Filed under Sports

The Harding Knight’s defense failed them all the way down the stretch at last week’s Homecoming game, leading to tears shed and shoulders shrugged in defeat.   The Knights walked into the fourth quarter holding on to a sizeable lead of 24-12 with 12 minutes remaining in the game. The crowd...

Harding Knights become Saints for a day

Harding Knights become Saints for a day

May 13, 2015

Filed under Sports

By William Tzavaras Harding’s baseball team will face Como tonight in a brand new ball park. The St. Paul Saints have had a new stadium constructed in the Lowertown area, and all Saint Paul City Conference teams are guaranteed at least one game in the new ballpark. Construction began on CHS...

Play-off Hopes for the Wild

Levi Metty, Reporter

April 29, 2015

Filed under Sports

The Minnesota Wild is a great team and in my personal opinion they are better than they ever were. They have a great goalie and in general a great team. The Wild is probably one of the top three teams in the playoffs this year and could most definitely take it all the way. The team they have backing them u...

Badminton game has been a learning experience for the team

Wendy Scaletta, Copy Editor

April 29, 2015

Filed under Sports

The girls' badminton team competed April 7 with Central in a conference meet. The varsity team won, with a score of 5-2. However, the JV team lost to Central, with a score of 3-4. Yer Vue, a senior on the varsity team, was pleased with how the meet went. "I think the game went very well," she said. "...

Spring sports are in full swing!

Gao Xiong, Reporter

March 19, 2015

Filed under Sports

Spring sports are just around the corner and students are already practicing hard with positive attitudes.   Tracy Hrouda, girls’ badminton coach, has high expectations that the team will be conference champions, go to state and then the final and bring the title back to Harding. She said sh...

Clash of East Side basketball

William Tzavaras, Editor & Reporter

March 4, 2015

Filed under Sports

    On Feb. 10, the Johnson Governors came into action against the Harding Knights with an unblemished conference record at a solid 10-0, and 19-3 in overall play. Harding, being the underdogs in the clash of East Side basketball, knew the task they were facing against the powerhouse of the confe...

A special Super Bowl

Wa Yang & Levi Metti, Reporters

March 4, 2015

Filed under Sports

This year the Super Bowl showcased two exciting teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. The Seahawks were looking to repeat and win their second Super Bowl in a row with their loyal fans, known as the 12th man. The Patriots are looking to win the Super Bowl after losing their previo...

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