Best of SNO High School Edition

Dance Team wins State Championship in Jazz

Dance Team wins State Championship in Jazz

Nathanael Ashton-Piper, Benilde-St. Margaret's

March 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Every year around Valentine’s Day—in the midst of a busy basketball season and before the well-documented Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Boys’ Hockey State Tournament—another event takes center stage. Over two days, ladies from across the state descend on the Target Center in Minneapolis...

Packing cleats for college

Packing cleats for college

Zoee Rogers, Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School

March 14, 2017


Filed under Sports

Notebooks, highlighters, pens, and pencils lie next to game schedules, workout plans, and hair ties. She can be shy at first, is a good student, and always has a kind smile to share. For most of the day, she may be just another high school student walking the halls, laughing with her friends, and doing...

Wednesdays at Willow

Wednesdays at Willow

Derek Thada, Owatonna High School

March 10, 2017


Filed under Sports

Basketball: a game known worldwide and loved by many at OHS. While cheering on the OHS boys and girls teams as a fan is one thing, playing the game is another. With the absence of an Intramural Basketball league for the last two years, some OHS students have gone to creative lengths to start a league...

Ratzloff Strong

Ratzloff Strong

Mitchell Mayer, Owatonna High School

March 10, 2017


Filed under Sports

Matt Ratzloff was a typical Owatonna Senior High School student in the Class of 2013. While at OHS, he was an incredible leader who loved to hang out with his friends and always worked hard. His real passion, however, was found on the ice while he played for the OHS varsity hockey team. After graduating...

Is overspecializing overdoing?

Is overspecializing overdoing?

Ethan McGee, Bellwood-Antis High School

March 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Coach Nick Lovrich was a three sport athlete in high school at Bellwood-Antis from 1988-1991, competing in football, basketball, and track. His experiences as a player are part of the reason he thinks specialization is bad for young athletes. “I believe it is more beneficial to be a multiple sport...

One thousand points down, one ring to go

One thousand points down, one ring to go

Colin Morrow, Glen Rock High School

February 22, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

IN THE FORM OF A STORY (images) Twelve players in Glen Rock basketball’s history have reached 1,000 points in their high school careers. The most recent to accomplish this feat is senior Kelly Lohr, whose hard work since she began playing has paid off. This accomplishment is just one of many...

Keeping it cool

Keeping it cool

Christina Giovanazi and Ianna Pirozzi, The John Carroll School

February 21, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Ice isn’t made to be walked on. It’s slippery, it’s cold, and it hurts to fall on. At least, that’s how most people see it. For senior Beth Sapitowicz, however, ice isn’t just a frozen patch of water. It’s her turf, her field, and her court. Sapitowicz is a part of a synchronized ice skat...

Cowboys fanatic Richardson met with emotional surprise from calculus students

Cowboys fanatic Richardson met with emotional surprise from calculus students

Marcus Krum, Coppell High School

January 23, 2017


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In his 40-plus years as the ultimate Dallas Cowboys superfan, Coppell High School calculus teacher Kirk Richardson has been to exactly one game, a 24-22 loss at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles in the December of 2013. So when a large group of his students crammed into his classroom before school...