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State skiing: What to watch, from a new race to a new schedule

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State Skiing: What To Watch, From A New Race To A New Schedule

The state’s best alpine and Nordic skiers again converge on Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik on Wednesday and Thursday to crown the first state champions of the winter sports season.

Here’s a look at what to watch for:


When: Wednesday


East metro individuals to watch: White Bear Lake senior Patrick Levins, Hastings sophomore Jackson Reents, Hastings junior Aaron Herber, Park senior Luc Bollback, Mounds Park Academy senior Isak Nightingale

East metro teams to watch: Hastings, Woodbury


East metro individuals to watch: Hill-Murray eighth-grader Taylor Voigt, Minnehaha Academy senior Grace Torgeson, Woodbury junior Elanore Robb, Lakeville North senior Abby Hahs, Stillwater sophomore Maycie Neubauer

East metro teams to watch: Stillwater, Hill-Murray


When: Wednesday and Thursday

This is the first year this meet will take place over two days, with the classic races held Wednesday afternoon and the freestyle races held on Thursday afternoon. The change was made to make room for the sprint relay — a race added this year — heats to be held Thursday morning and the spring relay final to take place early Thursday afternoon.

COLD WATCH: The temperature needs to be above negative-5 for races to take place. So Thursday’s cold temperatures could lead to potential push backs in race times if the weather doesn’t cooperate.


East metro individuals to watch: Forest Lake’s Noah Erickson, Mounds Park Academy’s Isak Nightingale, Highland Park’s David Isom

East metro teams to watch: Stillwater, Highland Park, Forest Lake, District 196


East metro individuals to watch: Highland Park’s Molly Moening, Mounds Park Academy’s Margo Nightingale, St. Paul Academy’s Inga Wing, Forest Lake’s Jordan Parent, Lakeville North’s Grete Engels

East Metro teams to watch: Highland Park, Stillwater, Forest Lake, District 196, St. Paul Academy



Former Princeton Tigers Hall of Fame coach Pete Carril dies at 92

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Former Princeton Tigers Hall Of Fame Coach Pete Carril Dies At 92

Pete Carril, the Hall of Fame coach who made the “Princeton Offense” famous during his 30 years with the Tigers, died Monday morning at the age of 92.

“We kindly ask that you respect our privacy at this time as we process our loss and manage the necessary arrangements. More information will be available in the coming days,” the Carril family said in a statement released by Princeton.

Using a deliberate and exhausting offense that relied on stealth cuts and precision passing, Carril led Princeton to 13 regular season Ivy League titles at a time when the conference had no postseason tournament. Princeton also won the NIT in 1975, beating Providence 80-69 at Madison Square Garden.

But it was the Tigers’ memorable March nights in their 11 NCAA Tournament berths under Carril that featured the frantic coach strutting up and down as Princeton tried to outsmart superior opponents — in upsets and near misses. upsets on prime-time television — which left an indelible mark on college basketball.

“Anyone can coach basketball. I can tell you right now. It’s not that hard to know a pick-and-roll, a back-pick, the shuffle-cut, I mean , it’s not that hard,” Carril said after he retired. “But what is difficult is to see how to develop something, to have an idea of ​​how your team is going to play. And that is a matter of reflection.”

This logic was exposed in 1989, in Providence, Rhode Island. As the No. 16 seed, the Carril Tigers went the distance from the No. 1 Georgetown Hoyas in a thrilling 50-49 Hoyas win that captured the tournament’s attention.

In a pre-match press conference, the ever down-to-earth Carril, who never shied away from making his audience laugh, said. “I think we’re a billion to one to win the whole tournament. To beat Georgetown, we’re only 450 million to one.”

ESPN analyst Dick Vitale agreed with his good friend Carril. In a studio segment in Bristol, Connecticut, before the game, Vitale made a promise: “I’ll tell you what, I’m supposed to go home for the weekend. If Princeton can beat Georgetown, I’m going to make it. hitchhiking to Providence, which isn’t that far from here. I’ll be their ball boy in their next game. And then I’m going to put on a Princeton cheerleader uniform and I’m going to lead all the cheers.

As far-fetched as it sounds, the Tigers actually led at halftime 29-21 and used their patient offense to frustrate a star-laden Hoyas side with Alonzo Mourning and coached by John Thompson. Despite lags at nearly every position — not to mention Georgetown’s 32-13 rebounding advantage, led by Mourning’s 13 — the Tigers fought to the finish as an anxious Carril huffed and puffed ever since. the bench.

“They kind of put us to sleep with the backdoor cuts and the shot clock,” Mourning said after the game. “As soon as we slipped defensively, they took advantage of it.”

Several closer calls followed in the tournament for the New Jersey school known more for producing Rhodes Scholars and Pulitzer Prize winners than athletes. In 1990, as the No. 13 seed against No. 4 Arkansas, the Razorbacks outlasted the Carril Tigers 68-64.

Losses to Villanova and Syracuse by a combined 10 points followed the next two seasons as the Tigers continued to top the Ivy League only to fail in the NCAA Tournament. But Carril’s program finally broke through with a March Madness for the Ages game in 1996.

After winning the Ivy title in a one-game tiebreaker, beating Penn 63-56 in overtime, Carril announced to his team that he would retire after the NCAA Tournament. After the victory over the Quakers, in fact, he wrote on a whiteboard in the locker room: “I’m retiring. I’m very happy.”

A week later, facing defending national champion UCLA, Princeton, again a No. 13 seed, upset the No. 4 Bruins 43-41 in Indianapolis.

“We just knocked down a giant,” Carril said in the post-match interview, letting out a big laugh.

Former UCLA coach Steve Lavin, who was an assistant on the 1996 team, agreed. “It was,” he said, “one of the most memorable games in NCAA history.”

Indeed, the push and pull of a nail-biting NCAA tournament game proved to be the perfect scene for a battered Carril on the bench, whose white hair stood up in every direction as the Tigers hooked up for a classic first-round shocker that truly defines the essence of March Madness.

Carill, who also coached a season at Lehigh, finished his college career with a 525-273 record, including 514 wins at Princeton. In 1997, a year after the win over the Bruins, he was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame as well as the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

“Let me just say, nobody ever wants to be a Hall of Fame coach, Hall of Fame doctor or whatever,” Carill said in his induction speech to Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts. “Nobody ever starts out that way. There are a lot of forces at work, and you don’t know where you’re going to end up, and you don’t know why it happens.

“Princeton has always been semi-decent in basketball. But we’re now a national school, as far as basketball goes. And I don’t think anything can change that.”

Carril continued his career as an assistant coach in the NBA, having three separate stints with the Sacramento Kings before retiring in 2011.


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Vikings rookie Lewis Cine said debut ‘went great’ but knows much work remains

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Vikings Rookie Lewis Cine Said Debut ‘Went Great’ But Knows Much Work Remains

LAS VEGAS — Rookies often talk about having to adjust to the speed of the NFL game. As far as Lewis Cine is concerned, he’s already got that part down.

The Vikings picked up the young safety out of Georgia with the No. 32 pick in the 2022 NFL draft. In his preseason debut, he was in the starting lineup and on the field for 34 defensive plays in Sunday’s 26-20 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium.

“I didn’t feel lost out there, for one,” Cine said. “It’s like I know I can play to the speed of this game.”

Cine started in place of Harrison Smith, who was rested. Cine is battling Camryn Bynum for the starting safety spot alongside Smith.

Cine said his debut “went great for me.” However, he said he’s “still learning,” and was planning to watch film of Sunday’s game and critique himself.

“(I’ll) learn from this game, see the good, see the bad, look myself in the mirror and tell myself what I did right, what I did wrong, and try to grow from that,” he said.

Cine had one tackle on defense. He also was in for four snaps on special teams.


Kellen Mond is the second Vikings quarterback to be a native of San Antonio. He recently met the other one.

Tommy Kramer was born in the Texas city in 1955, 44 years earlier than Mond, who was born in 1999. Kramer, who played for Minnesota from 1977-89, attended a practice last Thursday at the TCO Performance Center. He posed for photos with Mond and chatted with the second-year pro, who is battling Sean Mannion for the backup quarterback job behind Kirk Cousins.

“He’s a real nice guy,” Kramer said. “I said, ‘You might not be the starter right now, but you’re only one play away, so just be prepared.’ ”

Mond attended San Antonio’s Reagan High School, which opened in 1999, until transferring to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., for his senior year. Kramer attended Robert E. Lee High School, which was renamed Legacy of Educational Excellence (L.E.E.) High School in 2018.


Defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman, a Vikings sixth-round draft pick in May 2021 who sat out his rookie season after being shot four times in his native Washington D.C. in June 2021, made his preseason debut against the Raiders and had three tackles while playing 16 defensive snaps.

It was Twyman’s first game since he played for the University of Pittsburgh in the Quick Lane Bowl against Eastern Michigan on December 26, 2019. He then opted out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Head coach Kevin O’Connell was displeased with the Vikings’ eight penalties for 71 yards against the Raiders. He said there weren’t many flags thrown when the same officiating crew worked several recent practices at Vikings training camp. “We’ve got to compare and contrast where we can be better,” he said. … Vikings rookie receiver Jalen Nailor returned to his hometown of Las Vegas and had two catches for 22 yards. But he muffed a kickoff return and gained just seven yards. … The Vikings have lost five straight preseason games. They dropped their finale in 2019, the 2020 preseason was cancelled due to the pandemic, and they went 0-3 in 2021.

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Philadelphia police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman who woke up from a 2-week coma after being hit by a car

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman involved in a car crash who recently awoke from a coma. The woman was in a coma for two weeks and is now regaining consciousness with limited brain function, police say.

Authorities say the woman was hit by a vehicle at 508 Adams Avenue in the Lawncrest section of the city in late July.


Police say hospital staff are trying to locate immediate family to help make medical decisions. Police said there was no information to identify the woman.

The striking vehicle remained at the scene, police said.

If you know the woman or have other information, you can contact Northeast Detectives at 215-686-3153.


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90,000 more MN students to get free school meals based on Medicaid enrollment

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90,000 More Mn Students To Get Free School Meals Based On Medicaid Enrollment

An estimated 90,000 additional Minnesota students will get free meals at school this year under a pilot program that will automatically qualify kids who are enrolled in Medicaid, Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday.

Students generally qualify for free school meals in one of two ways: Their parents fill out a form stating they have a low enough family income, or their school “directly certifies” the student based on their enrollment in other government assistance programs, such as SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) or Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

This year, Minnesota is one of eight states chosen for a U.S. Department of Agriculture pilot program that will directly certify Medicaid recipients for free school meals, Walz’s office said.

“This project means fewer children will go hungry at school next year, and we know that’s the number one way we can help students succeed,” Walz said in a news release.

Walz said the Medicaid option adds about 202,041 students to the number of kids directly certified for free meals. Of those, an estimated 90,000 have not already signed up for free meals.

The impact, both on school district budgets and the number of kids getting free meals, figures to be greater than those 90,000, however.

If a school or group of schools has 40 percent of their students directly certified, they can qualify for free meals for all students under the Community Eligibility Provision; schools that reach 62.5 percent can do so at no additional cost to the school district because federal reimbursements will fully cover the meal costs.

St. Paul Public Schools previously announced it plans to spend $1.7 million next school year in order to provide free meals for all students at 18 schools that still qualify for the provision but no longer qualify at the full reimbursement rate.

Congress provided free meals to all students regardless of family income each of the past two school years because of the coronavirus pandemic, but that benefit is going away.

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Chicago man launches website to help monkeypox vaccine research – NBC Chicago

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Chicago Man Launches Website To Help Monkeypox Vaccine Research – Nbc Chicago

When Michael Cummings, 24, called his doctor asking where he could get the monkeypox shot, he said his provider didn’t know.

“I was like, ‘Really? That’s the answer I get? You got nothing to tell me?’ and I didn’t want anyone else to have to go through that experience,” Cummings said.

Cummings immediately started searching the internet and the next day, August 4, 2022, the software engineer launched a new website with everything he had learned about

“I couldn’t believe the domain was available. Finding the domain is half the battle,” Cummings said.

The website lists vendor locations, availability, and even referral codes if needed. Cummings runs it but has a few friends who help him make phone calls.

“To keep the information current, we call and update the information on the website,” Cummings said.

One of the providers listed is Howard Brown Health, where they currently administer about 1,000 doses of Jynneos vaccine per week.

“I think the demand is still much higher than the supply, but our supply improved significantly once the doses from Denmark were sent back to the United States at the end of July,” said Dr Anu Hazra. , co-medical director at Howard. Brown health.

To increase access even further, the FDA recently cleared intradermal administration of the Jyennos vaccine, which is essentially a shallower injection that requires one-fifth of a regular dose.

A spokesperson for the Chicago Department of Public Health said they are not practicing the intradermal approach at this time, but are preparing for it.

“You need special kinds of needles and a special kind of training to do this kind of administration,” Dr. Hazra said. “So the city is giving most vaccination sites time to expedite this or get all the resources needed.”

Jynneos is a two-dose vaccine, but at this time the city is only allowing the first doses to eligible people.

“The city was saying if we go to the intradermal approach, then people, everyone would be guaranteed the second dose, generally,” Dr. Hazra said.

In the meantime, Cummings hopes to help those still looking for that first dose.

“We’ve had people respond to our tweets and DM us on Instagram thanking us so much for putting this together; it’s helped me find care,” Cummings said.

According to the Chicago Department of Public Health, the city received more than 33,000 doses of vaccine Monday and more than 31,000 have been distributed. The rest will be distributed to Chicago vendors by the end of the week. As of Monday, “Chicago will be able to order nearly 10,000 doses to be administered under the skin (intradermally).”

“CDPH will continue to work with providers to balance efficiency and equity,” a CDPH spokesperson said. “Many health care providers and sexual health clinics administer vaccines across Chicago. We have also partnered with clinical providers with community organizations and venues to reach vaccine-eligible LGBTQIA+ people.”

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Kyler Gordon, back at Chicago Bears training camp, says making his potential debut in Seattle ‘was meant to be’

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Kyler Gordon, Back At Chicago Bears Training Camp, Says Making His Potential Debut In Seattle ‘Was Meant To Be’

Chicago Bears cornerback Kyler Gordon has good reason to want to play in Thursday’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field.

The second-round pick sat out six training camp practices and the preseason opener Saturday with an undisclosed injury, so he was itching to return to the practice field Monday at Halas Hall.

The possibility of making his NFL preseason debut in his home state with family and friends on hand is even more exciting for Gordon. He was born and went to high school about 35 minutes from Seattle and played college football at Washington, where he totaled 98 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions and 14 passes defended over four seasons.

“I’ll be ready,” Gordon said. “I think it was meant to be. It’s God’s plan. I’m just excited. It’s a cool thing to be able to say it happened in my life.”

Gordon was one of several injured players to return to practice Monday in at least a limited capacity, taking reps at nickel back, where he played most often before he was hurt. Also returning were running back David Montgomery, tight end Cole Kmet, wide receiver Velus Jones Jr., cornerbacks Kindle Vildor and Duke Shelley and defensive lineman Angelo Blackson.

Per coach Matt Eberflus’ policy, Gordon didn’t reveal what kept him out more than a week. He also missed time during the offseason program with an injury.

Coaches have thrown a lot at Gordon in the three-plus months since he was drafted, asking him to practice at both outside cornerback and nickel. Defensive coordinator Alan Williams said last week Gordon displayed “veteran habits” while he was injured, staying attentive in meetings, bringing in questions and staying late to watch film.

Gordon said he tried to stay prepared by taking mental reps while on the sideline.

“I talked to Coach about getting the play sheet,” Gordon said. “(I tried to) make sure I’m still locked in to practice and keeping my eyes on every play, what’s going on. Taking mental reps and putting myself in the positions out there and making sure I’m staying on my reads, my keys, just staying on top of everything with film and all that.”

Gordon took in the Soldier Field atmosphere during Saturday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs and said he thought about how he wanted to be defending against quarterback Patrick Mahomes “every play.”

“I was like, ‘Ah, I’m ready to compete,’” Gordon said. “I want to be the dude, the obstacle for him.’”

Instead, Gordon got to watch as rookie safety Jaquan Brisker, a fellow second-round pick, put together a nice outing. In one second-quarter series, Brisker — who sat out practice Monday — recorded a tackle, a tackle for a loss and a near interception.

“I knew he was going to do his thing,” Gordon said. “And it was exciting to see him go out there and do all that, be physical and tough, get his hands on the ball. It was cool. I was happy for him.”

Like Gordon, Jones stressed the importance of taking mental reps while the third-round pick sat out a week of practices and the Chiefs game with an injury.

With wide receivers Byron Pringle, N’Keal Harry and David Moore out with injuries, Jones could have a good opportunity to show what he can do on offense — on top of his return skills — if he can make it back for preseason action. Jones didn’t reveal whether he expects to play Thursday, but he has tried to stay ready.

“I’m just always at night visualizing myself making plays on certain play calls,” Jones said. “I picture seeing myself in there when one of the guys runs a route and thinking about how they looked in their route, the details. Or I can take something from their game, something I might like.”


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