Friday, May 3, 2013
Athletic directors from Twin Cities schools will discuss the idea May 16, 2013, according to local newspapers. Included are Totino-Grace, Benilde-St. Margaret's, Holy Angels, St. Thomas Academy, Hill Murray, DeLaSalle and Holy Family.
Seven Catholic high schools in the Twin Cities are talking about forming their own conference, depending on the outcome of a May 16, 2013 meeting of athletic directors, local newspapers have reported. The schools, according to the Star Tribune, are: (Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul will not participate, the Star Tribune reported.) Talks are preliminary so far, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press: "We're just looking at and discussing possible options right now," St. Thomas Academy activities director Jack Zahr told the Pioneer Press on Wednesday, May 1. "We'll get together and exchange ideas. It's just discussion. It's nothing more than that." ... Benilde-St. Margaret's in St. Louis Park is in the North Suburban Conference—which will …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Totino-Grace High School hosts fundraiser for Riser Relief on Wednesday.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Winter's last gasp is mucking up roads and some students' schedules.
The Anoka-Hennepin School District has called a snow day for Friday, according to local media lists, closing schools including Adams Elementary just north of Fridley which draws some Fridley residents. Also closed Friday is Calvin Christian High School in Fridley. Totino-Grace High School in Fridley will start two hours late on Friday, April 20, 2013, according to KARE11.com, as Minnesota deals with a springtime winter storm. Commuters can expect a tough slog through the snow that has fallen along with rain, sleet and hail over the last 24 hours. Overnight, a snowplow truck caught fire and was fully engulfed on East River Road north of Fridley, according to a scanner report. Check back here for updates on any other delayed school starts or…
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Chris Strouth recalls a 1980s musical misadventure and his time at Fridley Middle School and Totino-Grace High School in his City Pages blog 'Makes No Sense at All.'
City Pages music blogger Chris Strouth again touches on his Fridley roots in his weekly blog titled Makes No Sense at All. Last time, Strouth sent a jab Fridley's way, calling his former hometown "a continent away from cool." This time, Strouth reveals he doesn't have the fondest memories of middle school (but then, who does?). In any case, his essay focuses on high school years in the 1980s anyway: When I was in ninth grade, my parents transferred me out of the living hell that was Fridley Jr. High—yes, Fridley Patch, I feel the angry stares coming my way—and into the Catholic Prep School wonderland that is Totino Grace. It was sort of easy to be there and be not particularly Catholic. Sure, there were masses and classes but as long as …
Friday, March 8, 2013
North Metro TV posted highlights on YouTube from the Panthers' 70-63 loss to the Eagles on Feb. 28.
Here is a 1:35 video clip from the girls basketball section quarterfinal game between Spring Lake Park High School and Totino-Grace High School on Feb. 28, 2013. The Eagles beat the Panthers 70-63. In the semifinals of the Section 3AAA bracket, Totino-Grace lost to Park Center on March 5. North Metro TV posted the video on YouTube on March 6.
Section quarterfinal win means the Tigers face DeLaSalle Tuesday. Also on Thursday a "Harlem Shake" video featuring the Fridley team surfaced.
The Fridley High School boys basketball team squeaked past crosstown rival Totino-Grace High School Thursday with a 56-54 win on their home court. With the quarterfinal win, the Tigers advance to the section semifinals for a duel with DeLaSalle High School at Coon Rapids High School on Tuesday. The team made another splash Thursday with a Fridley locker room "Harlem Shake" video on YouTube. See tweets about basketball and the video in the Storify window above, or at Storify.com. Related:
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Classes were cancelled at four local districts (Anoka-Hennepin, Fridley, Columbia Heights and Spring Lake Park) and four private schools in Fridley (Al-Amal, Calvin Christian, Woodcrest Baptist and Totino-Grace).
Read tweets from students who got to sleep in on Tuesday's snow day at Fridley-area schools in the Storify above or at Storify.com. In the window above, use the scroll bar at right and click on "Read Next Page" to see tweets by students from districts and private schools in this order: Related:
Monday, March 4, 2013
Find out how the school's six wrestlers performed in this past weekend's tournament.
After making quick work of his first three opponents, Totino-Grace sophomore Lance Benick needed triple overtime to finish off his state championship quest. Benick had a pin and two technical falls in his first three matches to advance to the finals at 195 pounds. There Benick, the state champ at 182 pounds a year ago, ran into defending 195-pound state champion Broc Berge of Kasson-Mantorville. It took six periods, but Benick eventually prevailed 2-1 in triple overtime. Benick headlined a group of four Totino-Grace wrestlers who placed in the top six in their respective weight classes in the state Class AA tournament. At 152 pounds, Walker Thiele won his first match, lost to eventual state champion Jake Short of Simley in the …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Here are all the Fridley Patch posts on the Pantherettes, E'Gals and Fridley Tigers dance teams. Share your photos and videos here.
Three Fridley-area teams competed at the 2013 Minnesota State High School League dance tournament over the weekend. Add your own photos and videos to this post or any of these Fridley Patch posts (listed in chronological order):
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Totino-Grace High School dancers wore tights with different-colored legs.
The Totino-Grace High School E'Gals dance team took third place in the 2013 Minnesota State High School League Class AA dance tournament, as captured in these pictures by photographer John Molene. Related (2013): Related (2012): Related (2011):