Friday, May 17, 2013
Classic Suburban Conference member schools voted to disband the entire conference effective after next school year. St. Thomas Academy could be left out if other schools form new conference.
Earlier this spring, the Classic Suburban Conference attempted to remove St. Thomas Academy, but the organization's bylaws wouldn't permit it. So this week, the member schools voted to disband the entire conference effective after next school year, according to a Pioneer Press article by Tim Leighton. Richfield is headed to the Metro West Conference and the other schools will likely form a new conference without St. Thomas Academy, according to the article. From Leighton's article: Other conference members, their ADs said, contend St. Thomas Academy is a bad fit socially and economically. With seven public schools -- Henry Sibley, Mahtomedi, North St. Paul, Richfield, Simley, South St. Paul and Tartan -- and one co-ed Catholic school in …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The athletic directors of the Classic Suburban Conference voted earlier this month to remove St. Thomas Academy athletics beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.
The athletic directors of the Classic Suburban Conference voted earlier this month to remove St. Thomas Academy athletics beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, according to a Pioneer Press article by Tim Leighton. From the Pioneer Press article: St. Thomas Academy is an all-boys military school with an enrollment of 1,066, according to the Minnesota State High School League. The school's enrollment is doubled for placement in competitive sections. The Cadets are often maligned for their sports dominance, especially in football and hockey. READ THE PIONEER PRESS ARTICLE
Friday, April 12, 2013
Cooper Voita, 9, of Mendota Heights placed 31st in halfpipe and 46th in slopestyle at the 2013 USASA National Championships.
Cooper Voita, 9, of Mendota Heights placed 31st in halfpipe and 46th in slopestyle at the 2013 USA Snowboard Association National Championships held at Copper Mountain, Colo., March 30-April 4. DOWNLOAD HALFPIPE GROMMET BOYS (8-9) FULL RESULTS DOWNLOAD SLOPESTYLE GROMMET BOYS (8-9) FULL RESULTS Voita is a member of the G Team snowboarding team. The team issued the following press release about Voita's accomplishment: Mendota Heights snowboarder Cooper Voita placed among the Nation’s top competitors at this year’s USASA (United States Amateur Snowboard Association) national snowboard competition held at Copper Mountain, CO March 30st – April 5th. Cooper is a top competitor from Minnesota’s Upper Midwest Alt series, competing in the Grommet …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Thriller of a game completes a solid season for the Cadets
After two blowout victories in the quarter and semifinals of the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament, St Thomas Academy won the championship game Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center in thrilling fashion with a last minute goal, defeating the Hermantown Hawks 5 to 4. Sophomore forward Tom Novak scored a power play goal with 6.1 seconds remaining to put the Cadets on top for good, and the team won it's third straight State Class A championship. Matt Perry scored the first three Cadet goals for a hat trick, and Henry Hart scored to tie the score at 4 in the third period. David Zevnik made 19 saves in goal for the Cadets. The Cadets trailed 4 to 2 after the second period and the comeback victory capped a great season for the …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Mack Johnson, of Roseville, is the only Minnesotan in the American Family Insurance National High School Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships. First-round voting deadline is noon today for him on Facebook.
Mack Johnson is Minnesota's only contestant vying in a national high school basketball competition. And Patch readers can help Johnson go all the way in the contest that is based on Facebook voting. Johnson, a senior at Roseville Area High School, is one of 32 high school boys from across the country in the running for the 2013 American Family Insurance National High School Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships. More specificially, Johnson is currently one of 16 boys still in the running in the 3-Point championships. Fans will decide the final player selected to each competition through Facebook voting (facebook.com/HighSchoolSlam). To vote on mobile, visit highschoolslam.com. Each week for six weeks, contestants will compete in a bracket-…
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Simley Spartans face the St. Thomas Academy Cadets in the semifinals of the Section 5 Class AAAAA playoffs today at 3 p.m. Listen live here.
The fourth-seeded Simley Spartans (4-5, 2-5 Classic Suburban) travel to Gerry Brown Stadium in Mendota Heights to take on the top-seeded St. Thomas Academy Cadets (7-1, 6-1 Classic Suburban) in the semifinals of the Section 5 Class AAAAA playoffs today at 3 p.m. Through a partnership with the Minnesota Sports Broadcast Network (MSBN), Inver Grove Heights Patch is proud to bring you live streaming broadcasts of local high school sports for the 2012-2013 season. Joe Dunford and Patrick Gustafson will be on the call for MSBN, starting with a pregame show at 2:30 p.m. You can email the broadcast team at email@example.com and ask for a shout out. Make sure to mention that you're listening on Inver Grove Heights Patch. For more information …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Are parent’s attitudes from the stands rubbing off on players?
During one of the first years my son played baseball, I remember a parent from an opposing team who routinely sat as close as he could to the field and constantly yelled at his son. No matter what his 9-year-old son did, apparently it was wrong in his father’s eyes. I felt bad for the kid, his teammates and, well, pretty much everyone that had to listen to it. I couldn't wait for the game to be over. Fast-forward to recently and we hear of incidents of player infractions such as recent fighting on the field during a Totino-Grace High School and Prairie Seeds Academy boys varsity soccer game. The competition in youth sports has seems like it is at a point where more parents are trying to “coach” from the stands and players might be taking …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Polars traveled to Gerry Brown Stadium in Mendota Heights to take on the Cadets on Friday. Watch the game here.
On Friday, the North St. Paul Polars (0-6, 0-5 Classic Suburban) traveled to Gerry Brown Stadium in Mendota Heights to take on the St. Thomas Academy Cadets (5-1, 4-1 Classic Suburban) for a Classic Suburban Conference matchup. Through a partnership with the Minnesota Sports Broadcast Network (MSBN), Mendota Heights Patch is proud to bring you live streaming broadcasts of local high school sports for the 2012-2013 season. Joe Dunford and Gabe Glidden (@gabeglidden09) were on the call for MSBN. For more information on local HS Sports Broadcasts, visit MnSportsNetwork.com.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Here are several ways you can make sure your sports teams are highlighted on Mendota Heights Patch.
Fall sports will soon be kicking into high gear and Patch wants to help you share every exciting moment with the community. We are looking for athletes, coaches, team managers, parents, booster club members and fans who are ready, willing and able to share their team spirit on Patch. News about any team or club—high school, middle school, rec teams—is welcome! Here's how you can share news about your sports team: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Is your favorite team a college or pro team? That's okay too! Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans in the community. 2. Upload pictures and video of your team to our gallery: Snap an awesome photo …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Nonprofit Kids 'n Kinship has mentoring opportunities available in the south metro.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Almost 50 south metro kids are waiting for an adult mentor through nonprofit Kids 'n Kinship. Mendota Heights-area adults are invited to consider becoming a mentor in the lives of these children. First name: Calvin Age: 14 Interests: Calvin has lots of interests including basketball, the NFL, music, and Sports Center on TV. Personality/Characteristics: Calvin is smart and witty and interested and respectful. Goals/Dreams: Calvin would like a mentor who is interested in sports and who can be a positive person in his life. Looking For: If you are interested in getting to know a wonderful teen who has many interests, really wants a mentor and is very respectful and eager to learn, Calvin is the match for you! For More …