Sports schedule for: Dec 11-16

For  a full calendar of events please refer to: http://www.sports.spps.org

Winter Sports: Co-ed Nordic Ski, Adapted Floor Hockey, Gymnastics, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Wrestling, Girls Hockey, Boys Hockey, Boys Swimming, Danceline, Cheerleading, Alpine Ski

Activities the Week of December 11-16

Monday Dec. 11:

Boys Basketball @ River Falls C-Squad & JV 5:45pm  Varsity @ 7:15pm ( Bus 4:30/8:30pm)

Tuesday Dec. 12:
Girls Basketball @ Mound Westonka C-Squad 4:15pm  JV 5:30pm  Varsity @ 7pm (Bus 3:15/8:15pm)

Wednesday Dec. 13:

Co-Ed Nordic Ski Classic @ Hyland Hills TBD (Bus 2:20/5pm)

Boys Hockey @ Minnehaha Academy  JV 5pm  Varsity @ 7pm (Bus 3:45 and 5:15/9pm)

Gymnastics @ North Star 6pm (Bus 3/8:15pm)

Thursday Dec. 14:

Boys Swim and Dive @ Humboldt 5pm (Bus 3/6:45pm)

Boys Hockey vs. Moose Lake/Willow River @ Highland Arena  JV 5:15pm  Varsity @ 7:15pm

Varsity Girls ‘Blades’ Hockey @ Rosemount 7pm

Wrestling @ Como Park 7pm ( 3:30/8:30pm)

Friday Dec. 15:

Girls Basketball @ Cristo Rey Jesuit HS  JV 5:30pm  Varsity @ 7pm (Bus 4:30/8:15pm)

Boys Basketball vs. Henry Sibley @ HP C-Squad & JV @ 5:30pm  Varsity @ 7pm

Boys Hockey  JV vs. Minnehaha Academy  Highland Arena 5:30pm  Varsity Scrimmage vs. Ely @ Highland Arena 7:30pm

Girls ‘Blades’ Hockey vs. North Shore Storm @ Phalen Arena 7pm

Saturday Dec. 16:

Boys Basketball vs. Chaska @ HP  C-Squad & JV 12pm  Varsity @ 1:30pm

Go Scots!

Sports schedule for: Dec 4-9

For  a full calendar of events please refer to: http://www.sports.spps.org

Winter Sports: Co-ed Nordic Ski, Adapted Floor Hockey, Gymnastics, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Wrestling, Girls Hockey, Boys Hockey, Boys Swimming, Danceline, Cheerleading, Alpine Ski

Activities the Week of December 4-9

Monday Dec.4

Tuesday Dec. 5:

Co-Ed Nordic Ski vs. Henry Sibley @ Mendota Trail  3:45pm (Ski to race then Bus return 5:30pm)
Girls Basketball vs. Mpls. Roosevelt @ HP  C-Squad 4pm  JV 5:30  Varsity @ 7pm
Boys Basketball @ Mpls. South C-Squad & JV 5:30  Varsity @ 7pm (Bus 3/8:30pm)
Girls Varsity ‘Blades’ Hockey vs. Bloomington Jefferson @ Phalen Arena 7pm


Wednesday Dec. 6:

Wrestling @ Johnson Invitational 3:30pm  Varsity @ 7pm (Bus 2:30/8:30pm)

Gymnastics vs. Edison/Henry @ HP 6pm

Thursday Dec. 7:

Girls Hockey to Eveleth (Bus 1pm)

Friday Dec. 8:

Girls Basketball @ Concordia Academy-Roseville C-Squad 4:15  JV 5:30  Varsity @ 7pm (Bus 3/8:15pm)

Boys Swim Conference Preview @ Humboldt 5pm (Bus 3/7:30pm)

Boys vs. Basketball vs. Simley @ HP C-Squad & JV 5:30  Varsity @ 7pm

Boys Varsity Hockey vs. Legacy Christian Academy @ Highland Arena 7:30pm JV vs. St. Francis @ 5:30pm

Varsity Girls ‘Blades’ Hockey vs. Eveleth-Gilbert @ Miners Memorial Arena 7pm

Saturday Dec. 9

Varsity Girls ‘Blades’ Hockey vs. Northern Lakes Lightening @ Breezy Point Arena TBD

Go Scots!

Sports schedule for: Nov 27- Dec 2

For  a full calendar of events please refer to: http://www.sports.spps.org

Winter Sports: Co-ed Nordic Ski, Adapted Floor Hockey, Gymnastics, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Wrestling, Girls Hockey, Boys Hockey, Boys Swimming, Danceline, Cheerleading, Alpine Ski

Activities the Week of November 27- December 2

Monday Nov. 27:

Boys Swim/Dive starts

Girls Basketball @ Harding 3pm (Bus 2:15/4pm)

Tuesday Nov. 28:
Girls Basketball @ Tartan  C-Squad 4pm JV 5:30pm  Varsity @ 7pm (Bus 2:45/8:15pm)

Varsity Girls ‘Blades’ Hockey @ Fairbault Ice Arena 5pm (Bus 2:45/6:45pm)`

Wednesday Nov.29:

Thursday Nov. 30:

Girls Basketball vs. St. Croix Prep @ HP  C -Squad 4pm JV @ 5:30   Varsity @ 7pm

Wrestling vs. Humboldt @ HP 7pm

Boys Hockey @ Highland Arena  JV 5:30pm  Varsity 7:30pm

Friday Dec. 1:

Girls Basketball @ Waconia HS  C-Squad 4:15pm  JV 5:30pm  Varsity @ 7pm (Bus 2:15/8:15pm)

Boys Hockey @ Pine City Civic Center  JV 5pm  Varsity 7pm (Bus 2:45/9pm)

Gymnastics Conference Preview ( Central, Como, Johnson) @ HP 6pm

Saturday Dec. 2:

Varsity Girls ‘Blades’ Hockey vs. Rochester Century @ Phalen Arena 1pm

Go Scots!

Sports schedule for: Nov 20-25

For  a full calendar of events please refer to: http://www.sports.spps.org

Winter Sports: Co-ed Nordic Ski, Adapted Floor Hockey, Gymnastics, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Wrestling, Girls Hockey, Boys Hockey, Boys Swimming, Danceline, Cheerleading, Alpine Ski

Activities the Week of November 20-25

Monday Nov. 20:

Boys Basketball begins

Wrestling begins

Tuesday Nov. 21:

Varsity Girls ‘Blades’ Hockey Tournament vs. Henry Sibley @ Baldwin United Civic Center 7:30pm


Wednesday Nov. 22:

Varsity Girls ‘Blades ‘ Hockey Tournament vs. River Falls @ Baldwin United Civic Center 7pm

Thursday Nov. 23:

Friday Nov. 24:

Varsity Girls ‘Blades ‘ Hockey Tournament vs. River Falls @ Baldwin United Civic Center 11:45am

Boys Hockey Tournament vs. Amery @ Amery Wi. Ice Arena  JV @ 12pm   Varsity @ 2pm

Saturday Nov. 25:

Varsity Boys Hockey @ Amery Ice Arena 2pm

Boys JV Hockey Tournament vs. Amery @ Amery Wi. Ice Arena 4:30pm

Varsity Girls ‘Blades’ Hockey vs. River Falls @ Baldwin United Civic Center 3pm

Go Scots!

Sports schedule for: Nov 13-18

For  a full calendar of events please refer to: http://www.sports.spps.org
Winter Sports: Co-ed Nordic Ski, Adapted Floor Hockey, Gymnastics, Girls Basketball,
Boys Basketball, Wrestling, Girls Hockey, Boys Hockey, Boys Swimming, Danceline, Cheerleading, Alpine Ski
Activities the Week of November 13-18
Monday Nov. 13:
Opening Day for Girls Basketball 
Opening Day for Gymnastics 
Opening Day for Boys Hockey 
Opening Day for Alpine and Nordic Ski
Tuesday Nov. 14:

Wednesday Nov. 15:

Thursday Nov. 16:
Boys JV Hockey Scrimmage River Falls vs. Highland/Central @ Highland Arena 5:20pm  Varsity @ 6:30pm
 
Friday Nov. 17:
Saturday Nov. 18:
Varsity Girls ‘Blades’ Hockey @ Mahtomedi 3pm

Highland Park winter sports

By Alivia Arredondo, Piper Gallivan, and Natalie Braga

Winter sports season is here! Here are some of the great sports you can join this winter to get even more involved with Highland and make our school proud!

Boys Hockey
Join hockey! They practice every Monday-Friday from 5-7pm. It’s a great way to get fit fast. There are two teams JV, and varsity, and no experience is required to join! All players need to do to join is pay the $100 fee and provide their own equipment. Hockey offers the opportunity to get closer to one another with super fun dinners for the team and at least 2 games a week. So if you’re looking for a high commitment fun sport join hockey!

Wrestling
Do you want to work on your strength and defense skills? Join wrestling, where you can practice five days a week from 2:30-4:30pm to train for meets, matches, and tournaments against other schools. You can either be on the junior varsity or varsity, however, if you miss 3 practices, you will not be able to wrestle in the meets. Shoes and head gear are expected, as well as the $45 sports fee. Wrestling may be hard, however, it is extremely fun and is welcome to all!

Girls Basketball
Want to be a true baller? Join the girls basketball team! The team practices Monday-Friday 2:15-4:15pm and Saturday 8:30-10am. It’s a great way to challenge yourself and meet new people! There are usually 3 teams you can join, varsity, JV, and C squad, and no experience is required. This sport doesn’t require much besides the regular sports fees to play a winter sport, and other than that, the only thing that you need to provide are basketball shoes. There are games once a week, so come join the girls basketball team for a great time and great exercise!

Boys Swim
Calling all boy swimmers! Join the boys swim team. Boys swim team practices everyday Monday-Friday 3:30-6pm and Saturdays 8-11am. It’s a great way to meet a bunch of really cool boys. You can either make JV or varsity and you’re guaranteed a spot on the team as long as you can swim 50 meters without stopping. To join the team you have to have all your physicals up to date as well as paying the fee, which is $45, to join. Suits for races also cost an additional $45 (roughly). You, yourself, would need to provide a practice suit (that is not your race suit), goggles, and a towel. Boys swim team competes in dual meets weekly and have remained conference champs for many years. Although it is a high commitment sport, it’s a great way to meet a bunch of really fun goofy guys and make great friends. The coaches are all very qualified and make things even more fun, so don’t forget to join the team!

Gymnastics
If you want a medium to high commitment sport where you can get fit, learn fun skills, and make new friends, join gymnastics! Practices are every weekday 2:30-4:30pm, and meets will be on Wednesdays at 6pm. You can compete in routines on all four events (bars, beam, vault, floor) against other SPPS and Minneapolis schools, all while being cheered on by your teammates. No prior experience is necessary, and all you will need is athletic clothes or gymnastics wear if you have it. Even if gymnastics is not the sport for you, it is very interesting to watch, so come down to watch the team at one of the Highland meets!

Girls Hockey
Interested in the full Minnesotan experience? Join girls hockey! There you will face an incredibly fulfilling experience with a very tight group of girls. Currently, they only have a varsity team, and by playing for 2 years you’ll automatically letter. You don’t need any experience to join, but you’ll need to be able to complete certain skills to play. Some equipment can be provided for you if ask, but most things will need to be provided by the athlete. You’ll need a stick, helmet, skates, chest pad, elbow pads, hockey socks, shin pads, and breezers. You’ll become close with a lot of girls by doing things like bowling, and staying in a hotel with them at the annual out of town tournament. It’s a pretty high commitment sport, practice is everyday from 3:30 to 5:10pm Monday through Friday. They have at least one game during the weekend. If you have interest, it is $100 to join, and talk to Mr. Auran.

Alpine Ski
Alpine Ski is calling all athletes new and old to join their team! You will have the opportunity to meet lots of new people because it is combined with many SPPS schools. You will need race skis, boots, poles, goggles, and a helmet, which can be found for cheap at ski swaps! The team tries to practice at least 2-3 times per week at Afton Alps, where they also compete against other teams in races. You will be able to make either JV or varsity, for either boys or girls, if you play for Highland. The commitment level is what you make it, but they encourage everyone to come as much as they can. Talk to Mr. Auran if you want to join!!

Dance Team
Dance Team is a great opportunity for everyone who wants to improve their dancing skills, while also bonding with the fun people with similar interests. Practices are Monday-Friday 2:15-4:15pm, and they mainly focus on kick and jazz types of dance. The team competes against other AA dance teams in the area at day long competitions that you can invite your friends and family to. While you are expected to come to the practices and competitions, the team understands that school, health, and family comes first. Dance team includes everyone no matter how much experience you have, and welcomes everyone to join!

Nordic Ski
Nordic Skiing is a great opportunity to make the most out of our beautiful Minnesota winters! You can join with zero experience and are guaranteed to make either varsity, JV, or A or B squad. Practice for JV and varsity takes place 5-6 days a week and A and B squad practices 4-5 times a week. All teams try to race either classic or freestyle once a week, depending on snow conditions. It’s a pretty high commitment sport; you have to show up everyday ready to do your best. You will meet, and get to know many great people, and partake in fun activities with your team. Every year you will have the opportunity to go to MapleLag Ski Resort, something every Nordic skier holds close to them all year. It is $120 to join, plus extra if you want to rent materials from the school. Anyone who wants great exercise while drinking lots of hot chocolate should talk to Mr. Auran soon!

Boys Basketball
Want to be a baller? Join boys basketball! They practice Monday-Friday 2:30-4:30pm and Saturdays from 12-2:30pm. No experience is required, and tryouts are held to place you on either C-squad, JV or varsity. Games are super fun and there are at least 2 a week. To join, make sure to pay the $45 fee and make sure you can provide your own basketball shoes! Basketball is a great way to be a part of a team with a bunch of cool guys, and teaches you about responsibility. This is a high commitment sport that will get you in shape, and it’s a great way to make new friends.

Special Thanks to Lizzy Symmons, Cameron Pittman, Olivia Johnson, Calvin Boone, Abby Johnson, Cathie Carlson, Will Altman, Axel Lang, Holly Kampa, and Maggie Blomgren for the interviews!

Sports schedule for: Nov 6-11

For  a full calendar of events please refer to: http://www.sports.spps.org

Winter Sports: Co-ed Nordic Ski, Adapted Floor Hockey, Gymnastics, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Wrestling, Girls Hockey, Boys Hockey, Boys Swimming, Danceline, Cheerleading, Alpine Ski

Activities the Week of November 6-11

Monday Nov. 6:

Tuesday Nov. 7:

Wednesday Nov. 8

Thursday Nov. 9:

Girls Swim Section Prelims 5pm @ South View Middle School, Edina

Friday Nov. 10:

Varsity  ‘Blades’ Girls Hockey vs. Owatonna @ Phalen Arena 7pm

Girls Diving Section Finals 6pm @ South View Middle School, Edina-

Saturday Nov. 11:

Girls Swim Section Finals 1pm @ South View Middle School, Edina

Go Scots!

Sports schedule: Feb 13-18

Activities the Week of Feb.13-18

Monday Feb. 13:

  • Co-Ed Nordic Ski @ Como Park Grade Level Costume Meet  3:45pm (Bus 2:30/4:45pm)

Tuesday Feb. 14:

  • Girls Basketball @ Central C-Squad 4pm  JV 5:30pm Varsity @ 7pm (Bus 3:20/8:15pm)
  • Boys Basketball vs. Central @ HP 9th & JV 5:30pm  Varsity @ 7pm

Wednesday Feb. 15:

  • Co-Ed Nordic Ski State Tournament @ Biwabik (Bus7am/ Return 4pm)

Thursday, Feb. 16:

  • Co-Ed Nordic Ski State Tournament @ Biwabik (Bus7am on 2/15/4pm return)
  • Boys Basketball @ Harding 9th & JV 5:30m  Varsity @ 7pm (Bus 4/8:30pm)
  • Boys Varsity Hockey vs. Becker/Big Lake @ Highland Arena 4:20pm

Friday Feb. 17:

  • Girls Basketball vs. Harding @ HP  C-Squad 4pm  JV 5:30pm  Varsity @ 7pm

Saturday Feb. 18:

  • Boys Hockey vs. Johnson  @ Phalen Arena JV  5pm  Varsity @ 7pm

Highland winter sports

The fall sports season is almost up which means it’s time for our winter sports to begin. Here is an over view of all of Highland’s winter sports.

The Boys Hockey season will begin on November 14th, 2016. If you have experience with ice skating or play outside of school, you should consider joining the team.

The Boys Swim and Dive team, the Trojans, start their season on November 28th. Last year the team broke a relay record that had been  standing since 1983. The swim team will have a sign up meeting in early to mid November if you are interested in joining the team.

The Girls Basketball team’s season starts November 14th. Go and sign up even if you aren’t the best player, give it all your effort and you will do good. It’s also a good way to meet girls who have the same interest as you.

The Boys Basketball team’s season starts on November 21st. There is open gym time for players wanting to get extra practice in after school before the season starts. All interested players are invited to attend. The dates are October 24th & 26th and November 2nd & 7th, from 5:30-7:00pm.

The Girls Hockey team, also known as The Blades, starts their season on October 31st, 2016. There are captain’s practices, which are open to all interested players on October 24th – 28th, from 4:10 – 5:10 pm at the West Side Arena.

The Nordic Ski team’s official season starts on November 14th, but their practice starts early, on November 8th. The Nordic ski team is one of the co-ed teams at Highland. For information on necessary equipment visit the team’s wiki page: Team Wiki Webpage  which can also be found on the Highland Nordic Ski page.

Highland’s Wrestling team starts their season on November 21st. Listen to the daily announcements for further information.

The Highland Gymnastics team’s season starts on November 14th. They have been conference champions every year since 2009. They had an informational and sign up meeting on October 24th, but there is still time to sign up.

Other winter sports this year include Adapted Floor Hockey, Cheerleading, Alpine Ski and Danceline. For more information on those sports, visit their page on Highland’s website: http://spps.schoolwires.net/domain/1192

If you are interested in joining any winter sport, make sure you have all forms signed and turned in, you turned in your sports fee, and you have an up to date physical on file before the first practice.

Everyone can join Highland’s winter sports teams, regardless of experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nordic Skiing

This year at Highland Park, the girls Nordic Skiing team along with some individual qualifiers have been sent to state. Before the state tournament, some of the Nordic Skiers, along with their coach Mr. Moening had been interviewed.

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photo courtesy of Mr. Moening

Mr. Moening was asked, “In what ways had he seen his Nordic Skiers improve from the previous year?” The main focus of Mr. Moening’s answers was commitment. He had mentioned how he had seen more determination among his skiers, not only when it came to preparing for a meet, but as well as exercising in the off season.

Nordic Skiers are recommended to continue cardio exercises in the off season, and Mr. Moening mentions a noticeable improvement in skiers who continue their workouts throughout the summer.

Coach Moening is not the only one who recommends regular exercise. His daughter, Erin Moening, who earned a place among the top ten individuals at the state tournament, would also recommend committing to exercise in off season.

The times earned by the Highland Park participants in the state tournament are available to the public at:

Boys: http://sports.spps.org/Team/highlandpark/HS/boys/varsity/nordic_skiing/2015-2016

Girls: http://sports.spps.org/sport/hs/girls/varsity/nordic_skiing/2015-2016