Fall music highlights in the Twin Cities

Looking to take advantage of all the great headliners coming to the Twin cities this Fall? You’re in luck because this concert season is packed with the best. Here are some of the highlights that just can’t be missed.

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Dem Atlas- This local rapper is coming to 7th St. Entry at First Avenue on September 25th, tickets are $15.

Of Monsters and Men- This rising indie/folk band is coming to the Roy Wilkins auditorium on October 1st, tickets are $37.50

Madonna- The “Queen of pop” is playing at the Xcel Energy Center on October 8th, tickets range from $42.50-$357.50

Franz Ferdinand and Sparks (FFS)- Just officially formed last March, this indie rock/pop supergroup is touring together for the first time, and playing at First Avenue on October 9th, tickets range from $35-$40

Tove love- After having a breakout year with the song “Habits (Stay High)”, this Swedish singer is coming on October 10th to  First Avenue, tickets are $25.

Pouya and The Underachievers- Pouya, a solo rapper from Miami is teaming up with the rap duo The Underachievers, to play at First Avenue on October 14th, tickets are $18.

Chance the Rapper- This acid rapper is coming to Myth on October 15th, tickets are $39.95 in advance, $45 on the day of the show.

Bad suns and the Neighborhood- These alternative rock bands are teaming up and coming to First Avenue on October 16th, tickets range from $30-35

Mac Miller- Fresh off releasing his new album titled GO:OD AM, this rapper is playing at Mill City Nights on October 18th, tickets range from $35-38

Twenty-one Pilots- This alternative duo from Ohio is coming to Myth on October 29th, tickets are $26.75

Marina and the Diamonds- After releasing her new album this past year, ‘FROOT’, this electro-pop babe is ready to bring it at the Northrop Auditorium on October 30th, tickets range from $30-39.50

HPSH 2015 footballl

In his interview head coach David Zeitchick told the Pioneer Press “I don’t know what kind of football they play in the Tri-Metro, but we showed them what the City Conference is all about.”

After a win of 49-23. Highland’s senior quarterback and football captain Charles Klug completed 7 of 11 passes for 214 yards and four touchdowns.

When asked about the 2015-16 Varsity football team coach Zeitchick said “The key right now is to share the ball and for the players to know there is no one star of the team. We have a tight nit group of boys that have worked very hard all through the summer.”

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Both the coaches and the players have come into this season with more intensity ready to play and ready to win. Senior Quarterback Charles Klug said  “We need to come to every game ready to play as if we were playing Central.”

The 2015 Varsity football team has become more of a show than the past few years (tailgaiting, cheerleading, more enthusiastic fans) which makes it a lot more fun for the players and also a lot more fun for the fans.

All of our senior captains believe we have a strong chance of going undefeated for the rest of the season and making it to state. If you were going to choose one year to go to games this would be your year!

Volleyball

After a 2014 campaign that led to a conference title and a deep run into the section playoffs, the Highland Park Scots girls volleyball team is once again slated to put together another successful 2015 season. After a 4-0 start that included wins against Sibley and fellow St Paul City conference foe Johnson, the Scots entered the weekend with momentum as they attended the Visitation Invitational Tournament.

They started their tournament run against St. Louis Park, and defeated them in convincing fashion 2-1. Next they faced the team that would give them trouble throughout the entire tournament, the Academy of Holy Angels. Highland battled hard in the first set, but would ultimately end up losing to Holy Angels 2-1. Although it was a tough loss the girls were not out of the tournament yet, and next they had to face conference rival Como Park. This matchup provided one of the most entertaining games of the tournament. After dropping the first set to Co
mo, the team fought strong during the 2nd set and forced it to go into extra games and eventually pulled off a 30-28 win, and would then go on to win the 3rd set. Following anther 2-1 victory of Robbinsdale Armstrong, the girls found themselves matched up again against Holy Angels in the 1st place game. After dropping the first set in extra games 27-25, they were able to win the 2nd set 25-22 and force a 3rd game for all the marbles. The team would eventually lose the 3rd set 15-10 for their 2nd loss of the tournament to Holy Angels, and settle for 2nd place.

The team has received very good play from senior captain and Division 1 commit Emilia Czapiewska. She currently is leading the team in scoring and provides a threat in front of the net. They have also received very nice play at the setter position from sisters Cassandra and Maddy Krois. The sister duo leads the team in assists. Another player to look out for is Junior Maria Nelson, who is putting up nice scoring numbers, as well as Junior Lucia Calatayud, who keeps the opposing team on their toes with her nice serve game.

The Dream Line Program

Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 10.50.52 AMMatt Johnson and Zaire Estrada are Dream Line coaches at Highland who help mostly freshman and sophomores with homework, talking to teachers, ect. The Dream Line Program is a youth mentoring program to support students and help them understand life & social skills.

Matt Johnson went to Beloit in Wisconsin. He has a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He has been a Dream Line coach for a month and a half now. He has also worked for Merocore for almost two years. The Merocore program is his real job but they sent him to be a Dream Line coach at Highland. He also went through a training program called Youth Centered. He was trained for three weeks and eight hours a day before school.

Zaire Estrada went to HPHS and Mankato State University. She applied for Youth Experience, and YMCA Mentoring. This is her first year as a Dream Line Coach.

The Dream Line coaches are available in the library 2nd and 4th hour. They are also starting an after school program. The program is Mon- Fri from 2:00 to 4:00.They would like A LOT of students to come. Snacks will be provided.

Fall sports recap

Fall sports are up and running at Highland Park! So far, we’ve been off to a good start with many wins against conference and non-conference teams. Here’s an update on all of the fall sports at Highland through the first week of school:

*UPDATED* Girls swimming and diving just got their first win of the season against Harding with a score of 94 to 69! This Saturday, the 19th, they will participate in the Laker Invite and hope to take home another win.

The football team is currently 3-1, with a big victory over St Croix Lutheran, the 5th ranked team in state. They also defeated rival Como Park with a score of 45-7. Two players from the team were nominated two weeks in a row for MNHSL football player of the week; Amitri Collins and Charles Klug.

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The volleyball team has also had a successful start to the season, with a 7-2 record. They are also currently undefeated in conference. The weekend of the 11th and 12th, they participated in a tournament atVisitation with other schools around the twin cities. They finished in 2nd with wins against St Louis Park, Como Park, and Armstrong, but lost in the championship to Holy Angels.

The girls tennis team is also undefeated in conference, and currently holds a record of 5-6. Their next match in against Johnson at Highland, and they would love to see supporters come out to watch!

The danceline, coached by Ms. Mendenhall, has performed twice now at halftime at the home football games. They will also be performing a new dance at this falls pepfest. They are a crowd favorite!

Cross Country has only competed in two meets, but both have been successful. Senior, Micah Mather has won individual winner at both meets! Congratulations Micah!

Boys soccer is currently 3-1-1, and undefeated in conference. Last week they had two big wins over Johnson and Washington. Girls soccer holds an impressive record at 4-2-1, and they are also undefeated in conference. This week they will take on rival schools Central (at Central) and Como (at Highland). They would love to see fans come to support!

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Highland Park has entered a contest with Car2Go to win 10,000 for our athletic program. Many students participated by tweeting, “#Car2GoScots” which enters our school in the contest for a chance win. Highland Park is the only Saint Paul school that is getting involved with the contest, so make sure to Tweet or Instagram that hashtag to increase our chances of winning! The football team loves the turnout of fans and school spirit at the games! They still encourage everyone to come for an even bigger student section. Check back here for more updates on schedule and results: http://sports.spps.org/

Go Scots!