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The Blue & Gold

The Student News Site of Academy of Holy Angels

The Blue & Gold

The Student News Site of Academy of Holy Angels

The Blue & Gold

The Week in Sports


Photo credit: Stella Contreras


After two solid wins to start off the season, AHA Football found themselves ranked #3 in class 4A.The team played Saturday afternoon at home against South St. Paul, in a game that the Stars had control of from the very beginning. The game finished 55-7, with another great game by quarterback Aaron “AJ” Boarman ‘23 who threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, as well as two touchdown catches for Charles “Chuck” Gilbert ‘23. Another highlight of Saturday’s game was seeing some younger and less experienced players get the chance to play minutes on varsity. As for this week, the team plays away at Robbinsdale Cooper at 5pm Friday night.

Boys Soccer

Coming off the back of a solid 4-2 start to the season, AHA Boys Soccer was ranked #4 in class 2A. With games against St. Anthony on Thursday and Minneapolis Washburn on Saturday, the boys had a difficult week. In Thursday’s game, neither side managed to break the deadlock, as the game finished 0-0. The team then faced Washburn on Saturday, and the game ended in a 2-0 loss. Boys soccer will look to bounce back this week, so be sure to support them in their upcoming games. The boys play on Tuesday at 7:30pm at the Star Dome against Bloomington Kennedy, Thursday at 5pm at Brooklyn Center, and then they finish the week on Saturday, playing away to Orono at 12pm.

Girls Soccer

Coming into week 3 of the season, AHA Girls Soccer was ranked #1 class 2A. After a great start to the week, with a big win over Highland Park 5-0 and a close 1-0 win over St. Anthony Village, the team headed into their Nicollet Cup matchup against Washburn. With wins from both the C team and JV, the girls secured the Nicollet Cup, although unfortunately Washburn did hand the varsity team their first regular season defeat in almost three years, in a hard fought 1-0 game. After these three games, the team’s record is 7-1, as the team looks to continue playing to the incredibly high standards they’ve set in the past few years. Looking into next week, the girls varsity team has another busy week, playing at home against Bloomington Kennedy at 5:30pm on Tuesday, followed by games on the road against rivals Visitation at 4:30pm Thursday, and Simley at 1pm Saturday.


AHA Volleyball has been on a tear as of late. They’ve won their last three games in intimidating fashion, and also won the Battle of the Tracks trophy last Wednesday when they played Richfield. They’re currently 10-0 and, as of September 17th, are ranked #6 in class 3A. There haven’t been any signs of slowing down, so make sure to come out to a game this week. The team plays Bloomington Kennedy on Tuesday at 7pm at the AHA gym. They also play Visitation on Thursday over at Visitation at 6pm. 

Girls Tennis

Girls Tennis took care of business last week making them 5-0 on the season. Their first game was a nailbiter against Bloomington Jefferson. Shelby Schnell ‘26 clutched it out for the Stars winning her match. The next two games were wins against Robbinsdale Cooper and Minneapolis Southwest. The team is looking forward to continuing this win streak playing everyday this week. They begin this week playing St. Louis Park on Monday at 4pm at Valley View Park. Then they play Columbia Heights on Tuesday at 4pm at Columbia Heights High School. On Wednesday the girls play Roosevelt over at Valley View Park at 4pm. Then on Thursday, St. Anthony Village comes to Valley View Park to play the Stars at 4pm. Their final game is on Friday where they play Washburn at 4pm at Valley View Park. These girls have a tough week ahead of them, so make sure to wish them luck!

Cross Country

The AHA Cross Country team was a part of a very competitive meet Friday night. They were invited to participate in the Lakeville Applejack Invitational which many Class 3A schools, including #1 ranked Lakeville North (boys) and #3 ranked Edina (girls), and Tri-Metro teams, Bloomington Kennedy and Richfield, participated in. Captain Colin Kaster said, “It was a great chance to get our first 5k in. We trained hard all month and everyone came out and gave it their all.” The team has their next meet on September 29th at 3:30pm over at Elm Creek Park Reserve.

Girls Swim & Dive

The Girls Swim & Dive co-op team has had a pretty good week. They were able to get some good practice in and had a meet against Minnehaha Academy, which they won. In addition, the team participated in Richfield High School’s homecoming parade. Maybe someday we could do that at AHA. Anyway, the team’s next meet is at Richfield Middle School against Bloomington Kennedy at 5:30. Make sure to wish them luck!

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