Minnetonka Boys Baseball Fights Back for Redemption at State

Minnetonka Boys Baseball Fights Back for Redemption at State
April 26, 2019
Last year, the Minnetonka Boys Baseball team, led by Coach Paul Twenge, made their first appearance in the State Championships, ultimately falling to Stillwater. In the regular season, they went 16-4 and successfully became both Section AAA and Conference champions. This year, they are fighting to make it back and win it all.

Sports Drinks vs. Water: Improved Performance or Just Extra Calories?

Sports Drinks vs. Water: Improved Performance or Just Extra Calories?
April 26, 2019
No matter what sports event you go to, sports drinks seem to be everywhere. Whether consumed by athletes or people in the crowd, these drinks, such as Gatorade, are very popular. Gatorade was first created in 1965 by a team of researchers at the University of Florida, led by Robert Cade. It was originally developed to help the Florida Gators by replenishing the student-athletes with electrolytes lost during their games. Gatorade gained its immense popularity after the team credited Gatorade for helping them win their first Orange Bowl, and the rest is history. Recently, however, the supposed health benefits of those drinks have been questioned.

The Nutritional Value of Smoothies: A Healthy Choice or Just Extra Sugar?

The Nutritional Value of Smoothies: A Healthy Choice or Just Extra Sugar?
March 22, 2019
With summer around the corner, health trends have been becoming more and more popular. Like Sanna Walker, ‘19, said, “[she’s] heard about juice cleanses and juice shots,” but hasn’t tried many of them.

Preventative Measures at MHS for Concussions in High Contact Sports

Preventative Measures at MHS for Concussions in High Contact Sports
March 22, 2019
On the first day a child rides a bike or grabs a baseball bat, they are told to wear helmets. With parents constantly worried about concussions and brain damage, sports programs have had to be extra cautious about avoiding head trauma. When these injuries do strike, they are not taken lightly.

Track and Field: From Olympia, Greece to Minnetonka, Minnesota

Track and Field: From Olympia, Greece to Minnetonka, Minnesota
March 22, 2019
Track and field is the second most popular sport in the entire world. Track was first recorded in the Ancient Olympic Games in Olympia, Greece during the year 776 BC. The original games have developed into a new form that still includes elements of the original games. The Olympic Games included wrestling, boxing, pankration (a martial art combining wrestling and boxing), and equestrian events (horse and chariot races), all of which are not included in the current array of track and field events.

Women’s Lacrosse Prepares for the Season: Making Every Second Count

Women’s Lacrosse Prepares for the Season: Making Every Second Count
March 22, 2019
Lacrosse began as an entirely male sport that was played by Native Americans in the early 1600’s. It was known as stickball and spread from the Algonquian tribe to the eastern half of the United States and western Great Lakes. It slowly began to develop around North America and now is played as a common recreational sport for both men and women.
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