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Winning wrestler

Maleek Bryant-Davis, Reporter

March 4, 2015


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96 defines the number of wins for a young wrestler by the name of Keinnan Thacker. Thacker, a senior, has been successful throughout all of high school. Even though he is only 5’4 and 125 pounds, he isn’t a loser. “Keinnan leads by example, he shows up early every day, and works hard,” said ...

Wrestling: winners for individual sections will have eligibility for state championships

Pajai Vue, News editor

February 19, 2015


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Wrestlers are anticipating and training extra hard for individual sectional meet, which will determine whether they will go to the state championship this year.   Individual sections are very important to Harding wrestlers and every high school wrestler. As a result, the weight room has been packed...

Junior ties city conference boys BB record

William Tzavaras, Reporter

February 4, 2015


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     On Wednesday, Jan. 21st, the Harding Knights took on the Humboldt Hawks in interconference play. The Knights came into the matchup having not won a conference match, and the Hawks came into enemy territory hungry for a win.       The matchup was close all night, but the Knights ca...

Boys BB team record is misleading

Ismail, Said

February 4, 2015


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The Harding Varsity basketball team has been playing well, but their record is not showing it with a 0-2 record in conference and 4-9 in all their games as of 1/15/2015. This was not the way they expected to start the season. Varsity has lost most of their games by small margins, which means they're ...

Weight room open to more students

May Flower Vang, Reporter

February 4, 2015


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The weight room is now open to all students who are motivated to exercise and get into shape. Harding has programs after school that can help athletes, or any students, get into their desired shape. All students who come into the weight room have to meet weight room requirements. Even though it is no...

Girls’ BB team is confident and hopeful this year

Wendy Scaletta, Reporter

February 4, 2015


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    Winter is approaching, and with it are coming winter sports at Harding. One such sport is girls’ basketball, which started Monday, Nov. 17.     Basketball practice will run for 14 weeks. It is held six days a week, Monday through Saturday. Every other day, it runs from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p...

Wrestling season looks promising

Pajai Vue, Reporter

February 4, 2015


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  The wrestling team started off slowly Nov. 17 with only six wrestlers registered. Many wrestlers joined the next day with their forms signed.   The first day of wrestling didn’t start off so well for Otto Kraus, one of the wrestling coaches. “It was frustrating because nobody turned in thei...

Wrestling changing students’ lives

November 20, 2014


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  Wrestling has inspired a lot of student athletes, some of whom thought wrestling was a dangerous and scary sport before they tried it. But they soon learned that was not the case. Wrestling has become a popular sport at Harding. It helps athletes stay fit and open-minded.   Kong Meng Her, a senior at Harding, ...

New weight room equipment for Harding

Suleeman Mohamed, Reporter

November 19, 2014


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A lot of Harding students are excited about Harding's weight room getting revamped. The weight room will open when all of the new equipment is in place. This new equipment includes ellipticals, bikes, treadmills for cardio, along with new dumbbells. Everything goes through the Saint Paul Police Depar...

Winter sport sign up sheet is now online

Sassy Naw, Features Editor

November 19, 2014


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Harding students who want to play sports must now sign up online instead of going to the Athletics Office like before. The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) has announced that starting next fall, all athletes will have to sign up online. However, Harding has an early start. Any athletes sig...

Injuries are just a part of the game, players say

Injuries are just a part of the game, players say

Levi Metty, Reporter

November 6, 2014


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Tyree Johnson, junior defensive tackle, has been hurt before, multiple times, but only one big injury. All the little ones add up and can become something huge. He messed his knee up in his sophomore year, during a practice with the team. It caused him to miss up to two games of the 2013 season. Tyre...

‘You don’t believe, you don’t belong’

‘You don’t believe, you don’t belong’

William Tzavaras, Reporter

November 6, 2014


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      “A system always has to have a vision, a plan, and it has to be executed,”  Koua Yang, girls' Varsity Tennis coach, likes to say. “My vision is my system.”     Mr. Yang seems to be able to execute his plan every year because the girls’ tennis team is nearly always success...

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