Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Lack of snow doesn't get the Richfield Nordic skiers down.
Local residents may be rejoicing about the milder than normal winter weather, but don’t tell that to Richfield High School Nordic skiing head coach Steve Mills. The lack of snow has made it difficult for the Spartans to train and compete with real snow this season. Richfield Patch caught up with Mills to talk about the difficulties in dealing without snow and his expectations for the rest of the season. *** Richfield Patch: You have coached for nine years. Has this been the worst winter in terms of being able to compete the way you want to? Coach Steve Mills: Yes. It has been the worst conditions to ski on, however, it has been the best group of kids. The energy and the personalities and the leadership have been just tremendous. It is …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Holy Angels' turnovers prove costly, and defense unable to stop the Packers running game
The Academy of Holy Angels Stars football team fell to South St. Paul Packers at home on Saturday afternoon in the Section 3AAAA tournament seminfinals with a final score of 50-20. The first half was closely contested, with each team proving to be able to move the ball efficiently on offensive drives. At the half, the Holy Angels only trailed 23-14. The first few possessions of the second half were critical for the Holy Angels to climb back into the game. But a few costly fumbles, one on a running play and one on a kickoff return, gave the ball back to the Packers offense with a short field to work with. The Packers capitalized on the Holy Angels turnovers and took both drives in for a touchdown, putting the game nearly out of reach. For …
The first Richfield Basketball Blast fundraiser and carnival draws a good crowd to support local youth basketball programs with a Halloween theme.
The Richfield High School (RHS) boys and girls varsity basketball teams teamed up with the local boys and girls youth programs to host its first Richfield Basketball Blast fundraiser and carnival at the high school Saturday evening. There were a variety of carnival games and the concessions area was full of eager attendees. Those who dressed in a costume were admitted for free, otherwise the fee was simply $1. When asked about the attendance, Susan Taylor, executive director of the Richfield Boys Basketball Boosters, said: "We're very pleased". All the money raised will go to support the various youth basketball programs in Richfield. See the photo gallery above for a glimpse of the event.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Richfield hosts Simley in "Battle of the Spartans" in the regular season finale Wednesday, while Holy Angels takes on Chaska.
High school football teams gearing up to play Wednesday night can mean only one thing: The end of the regular season is here, and the start of the playoffs is just around the corner. *For the first time this season the Richfield Spartans will face another 3A team in the playoffs. Classic Suburban Conference: Richfield High School Spartans (1-6, 1-5) vs. Simley High School Spartans (2-5, 1-5) Missota Conference: Academy of Holy Angels Stars (6-1, 5-1) vs. Chaska High School Hawks (1-6, 1-5) DeShawn Jones—(Richfield wide receiver) Corban Halbur—(Richfield quarterback) Darion Fletcher—(Simley cornerback/wide receiver/wingback) Nick Wanzek—(Simley quarterback) Sam Keis—(Holy Angels quarterback) Carter Severinson—(Chaska running back) They can …
Saturday, October 8, 2011
The Richfield Spartans lost 47-7 to the South St. Paul Packers on the road Friday night.
The Richfield High School Spartans football team gave up several large plays and turned the ball over in crucial times which led to a large early deficit they were unable to overcome. Richfield trailed South St. Paul 41-0 at half and ended up losing by a final of 47-7. Richfield falls to 1-5 on the season and will travel to play Tartan High School next week.
The Stars lost 10-7 on Friday in Richfield in a clash for first place in the Missota Conference.
It was the game both teams expected: The Academy of Holy Angels football team’s speed on the perimeter against Shakopee’s smash-mouth running attack up the middle. With presumably the Missota Conference championship hanging in the balance, Shakopee’s smash-mouth football won out. Holy Angels lost a 10-7 battle with Shakopee on Friday night at StarDome in Richfield—a gritty four-quarter matchup in front of a packed house with unbeaten records on the line. “It was exactly what we expected,” senior Will Pagel said. “We expected a hard-fought game like that. Obviously things didn’t go our way, but we’ve got to look forward to next week.” After a scoreless first half, both teams looked poised to enter the fourth quarter knotted at 0-0 after …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Holy Angels, Richfield sides preparing for sectional play, set to commence next week.
With the regular season wrapping up, the boys and girls soccer squads from both Richfield High School and the Academy of Holy Angels are making their final preparations for sectional play, with is set to commence next week. Holy Angels Boys Soccer The only local soccer squad with a regular-season game remaining, the Holy Angels boys put their final touch on a Missota Conference championship campaign with a 1-0 home win over Chaska on Thursday. With a title already clinched in a Tuesday win over Northfield, Thursday's contest was more of a victory lap for the Stars, who won the conference by two games with a 10-2-3 overall record and a spotless 7-0-0 Missota mark. Charlie Koontz took over the team's scoring lead with the lone goal versus …
Monday, October 3, 2011
Angel is a member of the Richfield boys soccer team.
Editor's Note: Richfield Patch is running a series of occasional features that will highlight senior athletes at both Richfield High School and the Academy of Holy Angels. Look for more "Senior Spotlights" throughout the fall sports season. Who is your favorite athlete and why? Wayne Rooney (Manchester United soccer). He is a beast. How would you describe yourself in three words or less? Athletic. What is your favorite subject in school? Math. Do you have a favorite sports memory that sticks out to you? There is too many to choose from. What sports do you play during the year? Soccer, Nordic skiing, track. What song do you listen to before games to get pumped up? "Til I Collapse" by Eminem. If you could visit any place in the world, where …
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Jacob is a member of the Richfield boys soccer team.
Editor's Note: Richfield Patch is running a series of occasional features that will highlight senior athletes at both Richfield High School and the Academy of Holy Angels. Look for more "Senior Spotlights" throughout the fall sports season. What is your favorite team and why? FC Barcelona (Spanish soccer team). I like their playing style. What is your favorite subject in school? History. Do you have a favorite sports memory that sticks out to you? When I scored my first goal last year on a breakaway. What sports do you play during the year? Soccer. If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go and why? Germany. The culture. What are your plans next year (Going to college? Majoring in? Playing sports?) Going to college. …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Emmy is a member of the Holy Angels cross-country team.
Editor's Note: Richfield Patch is running a series of occasional features that will highlight senior athletes at both Richfield High School and the Academy of Holy Angels. Look for more "Senior Spotlights" throughout the fall sports season. Who is your favorite athlete and why? Michelle Kwan. She's an elegant skater, but can still do the jumps. How would you describe yourself in three words or less? Optimistic, accepting, determined. What is your favorite subject in school? World Literature. What sports do you play during the year? Cross-country, track and field. What song do you listen to before games to get pumped up? "Super Bass" by Kid Cudi. What is your favorite sports memory? Jumping in Lake Superior at the Swain Meet in Duluth. What…