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How COVID-19 is affecting sports around the globe

How COVID-19 is affecting sports around the globe

Donald Thai, Sports Writer

March 15, 2020

The novel Coronavirus has affected everyone in nearly every nation; from young children to elderly people. COVID-19 has significantly impacted sports. Worldwide, sporting events are getting canceled or officials have been limiting the number of fans in the arena. Sporting officials are trying to prevent...

Winter wrap-up: Icettes, gymnastics, & boys’ basketball

Winter wrap-up: Icettes, gymnastics, & boys’ basketball

Jada Miller and Donald Thai

March 15, 2020

As the seasons for the Icettes, gymnastics, and boys’ basketball have come to an end, we wanted to reflect on their seasons.   Icettes Fanny Deccatoire, a senior at EHS and one of the captains of the Icettes, states that this year was an improvement for her team because “we do get cl...

Cross country teams send individuals to state

Cross country teams send individuals to state

Jada Miller, Sports Writer

November 11, 2019

The 2019 cross country season for the boys’ and girls’ teams ended with some impressive team and individual performances. After falling short in the team section races, Eagan was represented at the Class AA state championship by a trio of individuals. At sections, the top two teams and first eig...

‘NJ’ aims to bring new energy to Wildcats football

‘NJ’ aims to bring new energy to Wildcats football

Dani Fraher, Staff Writer

October 6, 2019

Eagan High School’s new head football coach, Nick Johnson, widely known as NJ, kicked off the 2019 football season with astounding popularity. Coach Johnson enters his 18th year of coaching after spending 15 years as Rick Sutton’s “number two” with the Wildcats and two years as an assistant c...

New sport alert – Boys Volleyball brought to Eagan

New sport alert – Boys Volleyball brought to Eagan

Carson Powell, News Editor

May 1, 2019

2019 will go down in history as the year Eagan High School added boys volleyball to its long list of extracurriculars. In the midst of their first-ever season, the boys are working hard to prepare for the rest of this year. They have had an incredibly successful start to their season, and are lookin...

Girls Hockey face unfortunate defeat at section finals

Girls Hockey face unfortunate defeat at section finals

Dani Fraher, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Eagan High School’s girls' varsity hockey team suffered defeat to East Ridge at section finals after controversy over the score. “I’ve seen the photos. We scored a goal, which [the referees] didn't count, which is unfortunate,” says Mr. Kolehmainen, the varsity assistant for the team. “At t...

The track coach of the year- Mr. Graham

The track coach of the year- Mr. Graham

Katie Warnke, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

Eagan's own Mr. Graham has been awarded Track Coach of the Year, 2018. Here’s what he had to say about receiving this award and his experience coaching Eagan’s Track team:   How long Have you been coaching track? “ This is my 38th year coaching track. I started in Brooklyn Center, then Park ce...

Plaschko is awarded Ms. Soccer 2018

Plaschko is awarded Ms. Soccer 2018

Aarushi Sen, Staff Writer

November 11, 2018

The 2018 Ms. Soccer award was granted to senior Megan Plaschko.  The award goes to just one player in Minnesota, and is announced at the end of every season.  To win, players need to go through a rigorous election process. The top player from each conference is put into a pool, from which the top five...

Volleyball beats Forest Lake; moves on to semifinals of state

Volleyball beats Forest Lake; moves on to semifinals of state

Maddie Mellskog, Photographer

November 9, 2018

Eagan volleyball bested Forest Lake 3-1 at the Xcel Energy Center on Thursday, November 9.

Three freshmen lead the pack at SSC Run

Three freshmen lead the pack at SSC Run

Carson Powell, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018

The Eagan High School Girls Cross Country team wrapped up its 2018 season with a fourth-place finish at the Section 3AA Championship. They raced at Valleywood Golf Course on Thursday, October 25 after school. “It felt so good to make it in the top five,” freshman Rina Aschemann said. “It rea...

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