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John’s Journal: Gopher Football’s Most Sizable 2023 Recruit

Kasson-Mantorville junior Reese Tripp stands 6-foot-7 and weighs 325 pounds. Tripp’s big-time football future was not a sure thing until he worked hard and did something drastic: he lost nearly 60 pounds. That’s right, Reese weighed around 380 pounds.
Tony Nelson

John’s Journal: From Three Sports In High School To Gophers Football

Tony Nelson thought about graduating from high school early and moving to the University of Minnesota for the 2022 spring semester, getting a head start on his college education and Gophers football career. But home is important and Nelson had more to accomplish as a three-sport, small-town high school athlete in southwest Minnesota.

Adapted Bowling State Tournament Recap

Singles, Doubles and Team Champions were crowned on Friday, May 13 when the Adapted Bowling State Tournament took place at Bowlero in Brooklyn Park.

John’s Journal: Some Thoughts On The Volleyball Decision

News was made when the 48-member Representative Assembly, the legislative body of the MSHSL, voted against making boys volleyball a sanctioned sport. The vote was 31-17 … one short of the 32 votes needed for approval.
2022 Adapted Bowling News

Adapted Bowling takes center stage this Friday

All three 2021 team champions and five individual champions return to Bowlero in Brooklyn Park on Friday, May 13, for the 2022 Adapted Bowling State Tournament. The tournament is free and open to the public.

John’s Journal: Let’s Celebrate Minnesota's Future Teachers

In 2018 Maple Lake became the first high school in Minnesota to hold a signing ceremony for future teachers. Burnsville did the same in 2018 and Willmar joined in 2019. The pandemic put a stop to such gatherings but they are back in 2022.
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