Partnership with PRI gives greater meaning to recycling

A recycler does her work in the area between the cafeteria and the loading dock. The work done by these individuals is crucial to the operations of the school. (Celia Smithmier)

Partnership with PRI gives greater meaning to recycling

April 23, 2014

They can be found carting dishes in the cafeteria, collecting paper from classroom recycling bins throughout the school, or hanging out in their nook between the cafeteria and loading dock, removing the lids from each individual Gatorade bottle disposed of at lunchtime. Led by Kate Thersleff, these workers come from Partnership... Continue Reading

Both boys and girls golf teams look forward to a solid season

Due to cold weather, the golf team has been forced to practice inside. (Taya Rettler)

Both boys and girls golf teams look forward to a solid season

April 22, 2014

After practicing indoors due to the weather for the past two months hitting balls and getting their form down, the girls’ and boys’ golf teams are ready to start their seasons. When the teams began playing outside, they played nine holes while focusing on putting and driving. “I believe that we have a lot of strong and talented players on the... Continue Reading

Bowling prodigy: junior achieves perfect score for second time

Bowling a perfect 300 requires pristine physical talent and an unbreakable mindset. (Madeline Rockhold)

Bowling prodigy: junior achieves perfect score for second time

April 22, 2014

The no hitter, the hat trick, and the triple-double are what every athlete strives to accomplish. They require pristine physical talent and an unbreakable mindset, but one achievement is often left off of the list: bowling a perfect 300. For BSM junior Joe Kleven, this dream has become... Continue Reading

Craft making options abound in the Twin Cities

Craft making options abound in the Twin Cities

April 22, 2014

Fired Up Tucked away in a spacious warehouse near the University of Minnesota, Fired Up, the pottery creation shop, provides a sculpting experience unlike any other. Potters of all skill levels, including newcomers,... Continue Reading

Paint your plate provides a fun and colorful environment for guest to realease their creativity and enjoy painting a unique pottery piece. (Taylor Blad)

The AP Euro Review: a journey in procrastination

Staff writer Emily Pirkl struggles through the perils of her AP Euro assignments. (Shannon O'Connor)

The AP Euro Review: a journey in procrastination

February 25, 2014

It’s 11:09 p.m. (nine minutes after my self-imposed bedtime) and I’m far from snuggling under my flannel bed sheets. By the looks of it, I will be violating my own rule for the fifth night in a row, and, judging by my track record, this won’t be the last time. I’m on Tumblr, of course. Or, at least, I was. Then I clicked on link for a YouTube... Continue Reading

SportDateTimeOpponentLocation
BaseballThu, Apr 24 4:15 p.m.Spring Lake ParkHome
Girls GolfThu, Apr 24 3 p.m.NSC OpponentsMajestic Oaks Golf Course
Boys LacrosseThu, Apr 24 7 p.m.Blake Away
Girls LacrosseThu, Apr 24 7 p.m.EdinaHome
Boys TennisThu, Apr 24 4:00 p.m.Spring Lake ParkAquilla Park (St. Louis Park)
Boys GolfFri, Apr 25 TBDTBDEdinburgh USA
Boys TennisFri, Apr 25 4:15 p.m.Holy AngelsValley View Playfield (Bloomington)
Boys TrackFri, Apr 25 3:30 p.m.Moore RelaysBenilde-St. Margaret's
Girls GolfFri, Apr 25 3:30 p.m.Moore RelaysBenilde-St. Margaret's
BaseballSat, Apr 26 12 p.m.EdinaAway
BaseballMon, Apr 28 6:30 p.m.St. Louis ParkAway
Boys GolfMon, Apr 28 11 a.m.NSC OpponentsBunker Hills Golf Course
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.
SportDateOpponentResultW/L
BaseballSat, Apr 19 Totino-Grace2-1W
Boys LacrosseSat, Apr 19 Eagan14-15L
Boys LacrosseThu, Apr 17 Spring Lake Park17-4W
Girls LacrosseThu, Apr 17 Spring Lake Park17-3W
Boys TrackThu, Apr 17 Multiple OpponentsCANCEL
Girls TrackThu, Apr 17 Multiple OpponentsCANCEL
BaseballTue, Apr 15 Fridley5-1W
Boys GolfTue, Apr 15 NSC Opponents2nd Place
Boys LacrosseTue, Apr 15 Eden Prairie8-7W
Girls LacrosseTue, Apr 15 Columbia Heights15-1W
Boys TennisTue, Apr 15 Totino-Grace7-0W
Girls GolfMon, Apr 14 BSM/Red Knight InviteCANCEL
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.

Knightettes’ clutch performance wins state

Knightettes’ clutch performance wins state

Morgan Rogers

The Knightettes perform a first place dance at the Target Center on February 18.

The combination of four months of intense practice and a flawless final performance paid off when the jazz dance team took first on February 19 at the state tournament, dancing to the song “Heart of the Matter” by India Arie.

The team’s motto––slow and steady wins the race––proved to be true when they beat their rivals, the Totino Grace E-gals. Just weeks before, the E-gals had taken first in conference beating the Knightettes by 38 points.

For regular competitions there are six judges, but for state there are eight. Each judge has a scoring sheet with different categories on it. “For example there are turns and within that category there is technique and difficulty and you get awarded 1 point for the worst and 10 points for the best,” said captain Alexa Kubinski.

Dance team fans packed the Target Center for the tournament on Friday and Saturday. “Seeing all of our fan’s faces above us was amazing,” said junior Emily Parsons.

The jazz competition took place on Friday afternoon. Twelve teams competed in the AA section, and six made it to finals later that night. Among the top six schools, in dancing order, were: St. Cloud Cathedral, Totino-Grace, Holy Angels, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, Simley and Holy Family. After the prelim round, the Knightettes trailed the first place team by eight points.

The top six all provided tough competition, even with a nearly flawless routine from the Knightettes. “After our final performance, it was our best yet, so we talked right after and none of us really cared if we didn’t get first because we had such a good performance. Our coaches told us no one could take away that feeling, so I wasn’t too nervous, we were just happy to have the performance that we did,” said captain Amanda Gales.

Winning by a single point, the Knightettes were awarded first in jazz in the AA level. Second place went to the E-gals and third place to St. Cloud Cathedral, who swept the state competition last year.

The kick competition was on Saturday, yet the Knightettes fell short, and did not place in the top six. “I wasn’t as disappointed as I thought I would be because it had been a long weekend and there are a lot of really good kick teams, so it made sense. The only reason I was sad was because that was my last time dancing as a Knightette,” said Kubinski.

The gold medals and state trophy are merely symbols of the successful season of the Knightettes, reguardless of early season struggles against Totino-Grace. “We were second place all season, but we all bonded and became more like a family because of it,” said Kubinski.

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