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Nordic skiing: the road to state

Addi Bronwell, Sports Writer March 10, 2021

The Eagan girls and boys Nordic skiing teams are headed to state at Giants Ridge in Biwabik this Thursday and Friday after both coming in second in sections. The girls’ team is combined with Eastview...

The limitation of fans: how the athletes feel

The limitation of fans: how the athletes feel

Addi Bronwell, Sports Writer March 4, 2021

A big part of sports is the highs and lows of the spectators' excitement. Having your friends and families watch you play the sport you love while the band blasts your school spirit song is one of the...

MSHSL's COVID-19 winter sports restrictions

MSHSL’s COVID-19 winter sports restrictions

Donald Thai, Sports Writer February 2, 2021

Winter sports have looked much different this year. Literally.    Under the state’s executive order, players are mandated to wear masks during practice and competitions. Any sports that include...

Coach Carlson: behind the mask

Coach Carlson: behind the mask

Addi Bronwell, Sports Writer January 25, 2021

Coaching hockey at a varsity level is not an easy task by any means but trying to do so during a global pandemic makes for a tough and highly restricted season. Coach Carlson of EHS boys hockey has graciously...

Winter sports player spotlights

Winter sports player spotlights

Donald Thai, Sports Writer January 6, 2021

Due to the pandemic, school-organized winter sports activities have been postponed for over a month. This includes practices, competitions, and other in-person meetings. Winter athletes have been questioning...

Boys' basketball joins together to donate equipment to Tanzania

Boys’ basketball joins together to donate equipment to Tanzania

Addi Bronwell, Sports Writer December 20, 2020

  The Eagan basketball team has gotten new practice jerseys every year over the past few years and they have had no use for the old ones as they were collecting dust in storage. Instead of tossing...

Fall sports wrap up in the time of COVID-19

Fall sports wrap up in the time of COVID-19

Donald Thai, Sports Writer December 11, 2020

This year has had an unpredictable schedule for all sports. Starting in the summer of 2020, fall sports had been arranged to take place, but with uncertainty due to the spread of Coronavirus. Fortunately,...

Morgan Eckerle signing her National Letter of Intent. Photo via @Eagan_Athletics (Twitter).

Five seniors participate in National Signing Day

Jacob Braginsky, Sports Writer November 28, 2020

Every year, over 100,000 seniors in America sign a National Letter of Intent, indicating their commitment to play Division I or II sports at a college or university. On November 11, National Signing Day,...

Football and volleyball coaches reflect on a shortened COVID-19 season

Football and volleyball coaches reflect on a shortened COVID-19 season

Dani Fraher, News Writer November 22, 2020

Football and volleyball are back! In a sudden turnaround, the district voted that the sports would resume a fall season, and two coaches, Nick Johnson of football and Katherine Gillen of volleyball, weren’t...

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Volleyball and football added back to the fall season

Carson Powell, Co-Editor in Chief October 20, 2020

As many of you have heard, football and volleyball seasons have been moved back to fall. That’s right, FNL and the PIT are back! But… are they? Due to COVID-19 and strict MSHSL guidelines, seasons...

Coaches find new ways to involve their athletes during COVID-19

Coaches find new ways to involve their athletes during COVID-19

Jada Miller, Sports Writer June 3, 2020

During this hard time, many people are having to adapt to many changes, sports athletes included. All spring sports for the 2020 season were canceled with some teams only having a few weeks of activities,...

MSHSL cancels spring sports and activities

MSHSL cancels spring sports and activities

Ana McMahon, Sports Editor April 28, 2020

In tandem with Governor Walz's announcement on April 23 to continue distance learning for the remainder of the school year, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) has decided to cancel all spring...

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