Sports schedule for: Jan 27-Feb 1

MONDAY DATE:   January 27th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
6:00 p.m.   JV/Varsity Wrestling vs. Harding HOME  
TUESDAY DATE:  January 28th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
4:15 p.m. 2:20 p.m. Boys & Girls Nordic Ski

JV Conference Meet

at Como Golf Course  
5:00 / 7:00 p.m. 3:45 / 9:00 p.m. Boys JV / Varsity Hockey vs.

Henry Sibley

at WSP Ice Arena  
5:30 / 7:00 p.m. 3:10 / 8:15 p.m. C-Squad / Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Harding at Harding High School  
5:30  / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.   C-Squad / JV / Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Harding HOME  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   January 29th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:00 p.m.   Boys Swimming

Conference Diving

at Humboldt High School  
5:30 / 6:00 p.m. 4:30 / 7:30 p.m. JV/Varsity Wrestling vs. Central at Central High School  
6:00 p.m. 4:00 / 8:00 p.m. JV/Varsity Gymnastics vs. Central at Johnson High School  
THURSDAY DATE:     January 30th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
3:30 p.m.   JV / Varsity Girls Hockey vs. Mahtomedi at Lily Lake Park  
4:00 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m. 3:15 / 8:15 p.m. C-Squad / JV / Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Central at Central High School  
5:30 / 7:00 p.m.   JV / Varsity Girls Basketball

vs. Central

HOME  
5:30 p.m. 2:45 / 8:15 p.m. Boys Swimming

Conference Meet

at St. Catherine University  
5:30 / 7:30 p.m.   JV / Varsity Boys Hockey vs. Mora at Highland Ice Arena  
FRIDAY DATE:    January 31st
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
6:00 p.m. 4:00 / 8:00 p.m. Gymnastics JV Conference Meet at Johnson High School  
5:30 / 7:30 p.m.   JV / Varsity Boys Hockey vs.

St. Francis

at Highland Ice Arena  
SATURDAY DATE:    February 1st
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
8:30 / 9:00 a.m. 7:25 a.m. / 3:00 p.m. JV / Varsity Wrestling Conference Tournament at Johnson High School  
11:00 a.m. / 12:15 p.m.   C-Squad Boys Basketball DH vs. White Bear Lake HOME  
1:00 / 3:00 p.m.   JV / Varsity Girls Hockey vs. Armstrong at WSP Ice Arena  
SUNDAY  

Sports schedule for: Jan 20-25

MONDAY DATE:   January 20th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
11:30 a.m. / 1:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. / 2:30 p.m.  JV / Varsity Girls Basketball

vs. MPLS Southwest

at Augsburg College  
TUESDAY DATE:  January 21st
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
3:45 p.m. 2:20 p.m. Boys & Girls Nordic Ski Meet at Como Golf Course  
4:00 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m. 3:15 / 8:15 p.m. C-Squad / JV / Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Johnson at Johnson High School  
4:30 p.m.   Boys & Girls Alpine Ski Meet at Afton Alps  
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   JV / Varsity Girls Hockey vs. Bloomington Jefferson at WSP Ice Arena  
5:30 p.m.   Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Johnson HOME  
7:00 p.m. 4:00 / 9:00 p.m. Boys Varsity Hockey vs.

Moose Lake

at Riverside Ice Arena  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   January 22nd
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
3:45 p.m.   Boys & Girls Nordic Ski Invitational at Highland Nine-Hole

 Golf Course

 
5:00 p.m. 2:45 / 7:00 p.m. Boys Swimming Meet vs. Central at Humboldt High School  
5:30 / 6:00 p.m.   JV/Varsity Wrestling vs. Washington HOME  
6:00 p.m. 4:00 / 8:00 p.m. JV/Varsity Gymnastics vs. Johnson at Johnson High School  
THURSDAY DATE:     January 23rd
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
4:30 / 6:00 p.m. 3:10 / 8:15 p.m. C-Squad / JV / Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Humboldt at Humboldt High School  
5:30 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.   C-Squad / JV / Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Humboldt HOME  
5:30 / 7:30 p.m.   JV / Varsity Girls Hockey vs. Moose Lake at Riverside Ice Arena  
FRIDAY DATE:    January 24th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
2:00 p.m.   Boys & Girls Alpine Ski Meet at Afton Alps  
10:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Boys & Girls Nordic Ski Conference Meet at Wirth Park  
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   JV / Varsity Girls Hockey vs. Rochester John Marshall at WSP Ice Arena  
5:30 / 7:30 p.m.   JV / Varsity Boys Hockey vs. Rochester Lourdes at Highland Ice Arena  
SATURDAY DATE:    January 25th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
TBD   Danceline Invitational at Simley High School  
10:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m.  / 4:00 p.m. Wrestling Invitational at Rosemount High School  
SUNDAY  

 

Sports schedule for: Jan 13-18

MONDAY DATE:   January 13th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
TUESDAY DATE:  January 14th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
3:45 p.m. 2:20 p.m. Boys and Girls Nordic Ski Meet at Wirth Park  
4:30 / 6:00 p.m.   Girls JV/Varsity Basketball

vs. MPLS Edison

HOME  
5:00 p.m. 2:45 / 7:00 p.m. Boys Swimming vs.

St. Louis Park

at St. Louis Park  
5:00 / 7:00 p.m. 3:45 / 9:00 p.m. Girls JV/Varsity Hockey

vs. Simley

at Veterans Arena (IGH)  
5:00 / 7:00 p.m. 3:45 / 9:00 p.m. Boys JV/Varsity Hockey vs.

Southwest Christian

at Richfield Ice Arena  
5:45 / 5:45 / 7:15 p.m. 4:00 / 8:15 p.m.

 

Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. River Falls at River Falls High School  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   January 15th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:30 / 6:00 p.m. 4:15 / 7:30 p.m. JV/Varsity Wrestling Triangular at St. Croix Lutheran  
6:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. JV/Varsity Gymnastics

vs. Como Park

at Johnson High School  
THURSDAY DATE:     January 16th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:00 p.m. 2:45 / 7:00 p.m. Boys Swimming vs.

Como Park

at Humboldt High School  
5:30 / 7:30 p.m.   Boys JV/Varsity Hockey vs. Dodge County HOME  
FRIDAY DATE:    January 17th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:30 / 7:30 p.m. 4:00 / 9:00 p.m. Girls JV/Varsity Hockey vs. Mahtomedi at St. Croix Rec Center  
5:30 / 7:00 p.m. 3:10 / 8:15 p.m. Girls JV/Varsity Basketball

vs. Como Park

at Como Park High School  
6:00 p.m.. 3:45 / 8:15 p.m. Boys and Girls Nordic Ski Rennet Race at Hyland Bloomington  
SATURDAY DATE:    January 18th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
8:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. / 3:30 p.m. JV/Varsity Wrestling Invitational at St. Croix Lutheran  
9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. / 4:00 p.m. Boys Swimming

True Team Meet

at Art Downey

Aquatic Center

 
11:00 a.m.   JV/Varsity Gymnastics Invitational at Park High School  
9:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. / 5:00 p.m. Danceline Invitational at St. Michael-Albertville High School  
SUNDAY  

Sports schedule for: Jan 6-11

MONDAY DATE:   January 6th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
 

4:00 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.

 

3:15 / 8:15 p.m.

Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs.

MPLS Patrick Henry

at Patrick Henry

High School

 
5:00 / 7:00 p.m. 5:00 / 9:00 p.m. Boys JV/Varsity Hockey

vs. Johnson

at TRIA Rink  
TUESDAY DATE:  January 7th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV/Varsity Hockey

vs. Mahtomedi

at WSP Ice Arena  
5:30 / 7:30 p.m.   Boys JV/Varsity Hockey vs.

Pine City

at Highland Ice Arena  
5:30 / 7:00 p.m. 3:10 / 8:15 p.m. Girls JV/Varsity Basketball

vs. Central

Central High School  
6:00 p.m.   Gymnastics Meet vs. Cretin-Derham Hall HOME  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   January 8th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:30 / 6:00 p.m.   JV/Varsity Wrestling vs.

Como Park

at Como Park High School  
6:00 p.m.   JV/Varsity Gymnastics

vs. Central

HOME  
THURSDAY DATE:     January 9th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
3:45 p.m. 2:20 p.m. Boys and Girls Nordic Ski Meet at Elm Creek  
 

4:00 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.

 

3:15 / 8:15 p.m.

Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. Washington Magnet Technology at Washington Magnet Technology  
4:30 / 6:00 p.m.   Girls C-Squad / Varsity Basketball vs. Breck HOME  
5:30 / 7:15 p.m. 5:00 / 9:00 p.m. Boys JV/Varsity Hockey vs. Becker at Princeton Ice Arena  
FRIDAY DATE:    January 10th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
4:45 p.m.   Boys Swimming Meet vs. Humboldt/Washington at Humboldt High School  
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV/Varsity Hockey vs. South St. Paul at WSP Ice Arena  
SATURDAY DATE:    January 11th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
    Girls Varsity Hockey vs. Minnehaha Academy    
11:00 / 11:00 / 1:00 10:00 a.m. / 2:00 p.m. Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. Richfield at Richfield High School  
SUNDAY  

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ review

Red Dead Redemption 2 was released on October 26th, of 2018. It was in the top 5 best games of the year, and has a huge fan base.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an open world, old western game that takes place in the year 1899 and is a prequel to the original game. You play as a character by the name of Arthur Morgan, a big and tough outlaw who runs with the Van Der Linde gang. The Van Der Linde gang is run by a man by the name of Dutch Van Der Linde, a charming and like able man whose goal is to have the gang live free and avoid any government officials. The game starts with the gang in the snowy mountains, just barely escaping with their lives from a bank robbery that went wrong. 

Over time, they go out to rescue one of their teammates by the name of John Marston, the man you play as in the original game.

After a while, the characters in the gang you start to like begin getting killed off.

Eventually, the whole gang starts turning on each other and Arthur and John Marston start taking each other’s side against Dutch and Dutch becomes more crazy. By the end of Arthur’s story, Arthur gets John and his family out and away from the remaining members of the Van Der Linde gang and ends up dying (Arthur can die 4 different ways depending on the choices you make).

The epilogue in the game bridges it to the story of the first Red Dead Redemption game, bringing everything full circle.

This game’s story is what honestly made the game series a lot better. The original game is good but since this game is a prequel, it added a lot more color to the first game’s story, and overall the whole series.

The characters are well written and Arthur Morgan is a very good character; he is almost as good as the original character, John Marston. The choices you make in the game depend whether or not Arthur is a good person in the end, which makes it a lot better for you to not just go around and do bad things because there are consequences.

Dutch Van Der Linde in this game is as good as the original game and he changes a lot over time from a good man to an evil person. This helps to better explain his actions in the first game.

The gameplay in this is a lot better than the first because it’s not constant horse riding. When you are riding around on your horse there are a lot of random occurrences, or side missions, that make the game realistic or just plane entertaining to play for a while.

The graphics in this game are far better than most of the graphics in video games these days and it makes the game a lot more exciting.

The soundtrack is as well made as the original game, it’s very cinematic and the music is sad at a lot of points which makes it better. The music’s lyrics are highly based on the game’s story and often the music is different depending on the choices you make.

Overall, I give this game a solid 10/10

Sports schedule for: Dec 16-21

MONDAY DATE:   December 16th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
TUESDAY DATE:  December 17th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
3:45 p.m. 2:20 p.m. Boys & Girls Nordic Ski Race at Theodore Wirth Park  
4:30  / 6:00 p.m.   Girls JV / Varsity Basketball vs.

St. Agnes

HOME  
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV / Varsity Hockey vs. Simley at WSP Ice Arena  
5:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. Boys JV / Varsity Swimming Meet vs. Hopkins at Hopkins North

Junior High

 
7:00 p.m. 4:30 / 9:00 p.m. Boys Varsity Hockey vs. Mora at Mora Civic Center  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   December 18th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
4:30 p.m. 3:25 / 8:00 p.m. Wrestling Triangular vs.

BCCA and Johnson

at Johnson High School  
6:00 p.m. 4:00 / 8:30 p.m. Girls Gymnastics vs. Johnson at Como Park High School  
THURSDAY DATE:     December 19th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
JV-4:00 p.m.

C-Squad-5:30 p.m.

Varsity-5:30 p.m.

  Girls  C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs.

MPLS Roosevelt

 

HOME

 
JV-4:00 p.m.

C-Squad-7:00 p.m.

Varsity-7:00 p.m.

  Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. Henry Sibley  

HOME

 
4:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Boys JV / Varsity Swimming Meet vs. Harding at Humboldt High School  
5:00 / 7:00 p.m. 3:15 / 9:00 p.m. Boys JV / Varsity Hockey vs. Dodge County at Dodge County Ice Arena  
FRIDAY DATE:    December 20th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:30 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m. 4:15 / 8:15 p.m. Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. Holy Angels at Academy of Holy Angels  
SATURDAY DATE:    December 21st
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
12:30 / 4:45 p.m.   Girls JV / Varsity Hockey vs. Tartan Senior Tartan Ice Arena  
SUNDAY  

Sports schedule for: Dec 9-14

MONDAY DATE:   December 9th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV/Varsity Hockey

vs. Osseo

at Dick Vraa Ice Arena  
5:30 p.m.   Boys JV Hockey vs.

St. Paul Academy

at Drake Arena  
TUESDAY DATE:  December 10th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
 

4:00 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.

 

 

Girls C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs.

Minnehaha Academy

 

HOME

 
4:15 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m. 3:15 / 8:15 p.m. C-Squad Boys Basketball

vs. St. Croix Lutheran

at St. Croix Lutheran

High School

 
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV / Varsity Hockey vs. Minneapolis at Parade Ice Garden  
7:00 p.m.   Boys Varsity Hockey vs.

Moose Lake / Willow Rivers

at Highland Ice Arena  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   December 11th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
3:45 p.m. 2:20 p.m. Boys & Girls Nordic Ski Relay at Elm Creek  
5:30 / 6:00 p.m.   JV/Varsity Wrestling

 vs. Humboldt

HOME  
6:00 p.m.   Girls Gymnastics

vs. Como Park

HOME  
THURSDAY DATE:     December 12th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:00 p.m.   Boys Swimming Meet

vs. Johnson

at Humboldt High School  
5:30 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.   Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. Fridley HOME  
FRIDAY DATE:    December 13th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
  4:00 / 5:30 p.m.  

 

Girls C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. Cristo Rey Jesuit HOME  
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV / Varsity Hockey vs. South St. Paul at South St. Paul  
5:30 / 7:30 p.m.   Boys JV/Varsity Hockey vs. May-Port CG at Highland Ice Arena  
5:30 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m. 4:30 / 8:15 p.m. Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. Simley at Simley High School  
SATURDAY DATE:    December 14th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
    Danceline: Waconia Invitational at Waconia High School  
SUNDAY  

 

‘Red Dead Redemption’ spoiler review

By: Isaac Basques

The first Red Dead Redemption game was released on May 18th, of 2010. It was released by the game company Rockstar games.

The game is an open world, set in the old west, with a 10 hour long main story, along with a ton of side stories and missions for you to do. It’s a third person shooter but also a game that the player can just ride around and enjoy the scenery or story.

In this game, you play a character by the name of John Marston, a former outlaw, who’s family is held hostage by the government who are forcing him to kill off the remaining members of his old gang who left him for dead in a train heist years back.

John goes through helping tons of people in order to get to his old gang members and finish them off. Everything eventually leads to John killing off, or capturing, his old gang members (since it is a choice in the game). His old gang members names are Javier Esquella and Bill Williamson.

After John finishes them both off, he soon finds out that his old gang leader who taught him to read and was basically a father to him, is still alive. His name is Dutch Van Der Linde. John finds him and watches him end his own life.

After finally doing what John needs to do, he goes home to see his family and soon after gets shot and left for dead by the government, along with a family member of theirs by the name of Uncle. 3 years later, John’s son Jack finds the government man behind his father’s death and finishes him off.

This game, in my opinion, is by far one of the most well written video games. It isn’t necessarily a happy story at all, but it makes you feel like it is, due to its light hearted jokes from time to time and its constant fun with action.

The main character, John Marston, is very well written and you can really feel his struggle with the fact that he really does not want to kill his old gang, despite the fact that they left him for dead. He just wants to live a normal life with his family on his ranch. John his very tough and ready for a fight, I’d like to say he’s not to be messed with, but he honestly gets used one too many times by too many people, and he just kind of lets it slide. Other than that, John Marston is a great character.

The other character in this game that I think they did an amazing job with, is John’s old gang leader, Dutch Van Der Linde. Dutch is a charming, yet evil man, who you can tell lost his mind years ago and hasn’t been the same since. The chemistry between him and John Marston feels very real and it actually feels as if John once saw him as a father figure. His final moment in the game is one of the best parts in the whole game because of the long speech he makes that strongly indicates that what John Marston is going through is not going to end well.

The graphics for this game are beautiful, especially for its time. The sunsets look like actual sunsets and the landscapes are just very nice to look at while you ride on your horse.

The gameplay for this game is overall not the best. The shootouts in the game can be fun but it often gets pretty boring just riding your horse around to area to area for long periods of time. You often spend more time riding your horse around in this game than you do actually playing the story.

Sometimes it makes up for the more boring moments when you come across strangers or small occurrences here and there, but other than that, there isn’t that many exciting things that happen when you’re playing.

It’s often drawn out for far too long, but there’s a lot of elements in this game that make you really have fun with it, such as the soundtrack when you ride your horse for certain missions, or really cool gun fights, and etc.

Which brings me to the soundtrack. The soundtrack is very good in this game and is western type music, but makes it feel a little more modern day and not too country like. They put the music in at a lot of good moments in the game so you can have a strong connection to it. 

Overall, I give this game a solid 9.5/10

Sports schedule for: Dec 2-7

MONDAY DATE:   December 2nd
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
TUESDAY DATE:  December 3rd
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
 

5:30 / 7:00 p.m.

 

4:00 / 8:15 p.m.

Girls C-Squad/Varsity

Basketball vs.

Brooklyn Center

at Brooklyn Center

High School

 
5:30 / 7:30 p.m.   Boys JV/Varsity Hockey

vs.Henry Sibley

at Highland Ice Arena  
5:30 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV/Varsity Hockey vs.

Hill Murray

at WSP Ice Arena  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   December 4th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:30 / 6:00 p.m.   JV/Varsity Wrestling vs. Harding HOME  
THURSDAY DATE:     December 5th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
 

4:15 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.

 

2:30 / 8:30 p.m.

Girls C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs.

Mound Westonka

at Mound Westonka

High School

 
 

5:30 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.

  Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs.

Minneapolis Edison

 

HOME

 
5:15 / 7:00 p.m. 3:15 / 9:00 p.m. Boys JV / Varsity Hockey vs. Cambridge at Isanti Ice Arena  
FRIDAY DATE:    December 6th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
4:00 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.   Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. South St. Paul HOME  
5:30 p.m.   Boys Swimming

Conference Preview

at Humboldt High School  
5:30 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV / Varsity Basketball vs. North St. Paul at North St. Paul

High School

 
SATURDAY DATE:    December 7th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
9:00 a.m.   Wrestling: Coon Rapids Invitational at Coon Rapids

High School

 
    Danceline Chaska Invitational at Chaska High School  
         
SUNDAY  

Highland Park food drive!

Please contact Ms. Jane Schwark in room 2207 with any questions.