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MN high schools take action to curb violence


ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. — Getting it right on the field has always been key to a coach’s success.

But at the high school level there are teachable moments that go beyond the game.

The target that the Minnesota State High School League is now requiring all 25,000 coaches in the state to hit is the topic of sexual violence.

“Because nobody is talking about it and it’s a problem,” MSHSL Associate Director Jody Redman said on the issue.

As of this spring, every coach in the MSHLS will have to go through an e-learning class on sexual violence prevention.

In it, the coaches are taught how to re-frame language and even how to handle certain locker room situations.

“Put them into a locker room scene where the boys are talking about sexting or about asking their girlfriend to send them a picture; you as a coach hear or overhear that conversation how do you respond?” Redman says as an example of situations covered in the e-class.

The e-class tells them to get into that conversation, and others like it, and stop it with real talk about why it can’t happen.

St. Louis Park High School Football Coach Ben Wolfe took the class and he takes what he learned to his players.

“Just like things that happen in a football game you can either let it happen or you can coach it, and I think with some of the things we are seeing now, and the world these kids live in, we have to coach these kids and teach these kids on the right way to have these conversations — right way to lead their lives,” Coach Wolfe said.

Because coaching is teaching first.

“It’s part of the expectation of the culture, so either we face it head on and we say we are going to do something about it, or we continue to look the other way and one in four girls are victims of sexual violence before they are 18,” Redman said.

To see the full story and interview, see link below:
http://usatodayhss.com/2014/09/mn-high-schools-take-action-to-curb-violence


Sun Sailor
Orioles Soar to Second Football win

Sept. 23, 2014

There is nothing like a two-game winning streak to get a football team primed and focused for an upcoming opponent.

St. Louis Park linemen Joe Warner (68) and D.J. Wilkinson (64) have plenty of reasons to celebrate the past two weeks. The Orioles have compiled a 2-2 record after defeating St. Paul Johnson 42-16 Sept. 19 and Richfield 50-13 the previous week. (Photo by Mark Trockman-trockstock.com
St. Louis Park linemen Joe Warner (68) and D.J. Wilkinson (64) have plenty of reasons to celebrate the past two weeks. The Orioles have compiled a 2-2 record after defeating St. Paul Johnson 42-16 Sept. 19 and Richfield 50-13 the previous week. (Photo by Mark Trockman-trockstock.com)

St. Louis Park started the season with losses to Bloomington Jefferson and Fridley but bounced back to defeat Richfield 50-13 in the Orioles’ homecoming game Sept. 12 and then beat host St. Paul Johnson 42-16 in a non-conference game Sept. 19.

St. Louis Park seeks its third consecutive victory against Robbinsdale Cooper at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Orioles’ stadium. The Hawks opened the season with three straight triumphs.

“Our defense has been getting better and made a few crucial early stops against St. Paul Johnson,” said St. Louis Park coach Ben Wolfe. “And our offense had a good up-tempo performance.

“We used the hurry-up offense to keep Johnson off balance. Our running backs Xavier Lawson and Trenton Stafford were our top rushers with about 100 and 95 yards respectively.”

St. Louis Park (2-2) got off to an impressive start building a 22-8 first-quarter lead. Mykal Howard scored on a 15-yard run and Stafford came through with a conversion run.

Johnson answered with an 87-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. But St. Louis Park sophomore quarterback Logan Romero provided a 27-yard scoring run and Stafford was against successful on the conversion run.

Stafford continued his impressive offensive play by catching a 22-yard scoring pass. However, the Orioles’ conversion pass failed.

St. Louis Park led 28-8 at halftime after Jarrett Walsh hauled in a 6-yard scoring pass from Romero. Park’s conversion run failed.

Stafford added touchdown runs of 59 and 12 yards in the third quarter. Austin Nelson supplied a conversion run.

St. Paul Johnson finished scoring later in the third quarter on a 9-yard scoring pass and conversion run.

St. Louis Park’s defense came up with three interceptions. Tahviyan Malone had two picks and Devindra Budhram was credited with one interception.

“Romero had another strong performance at quarterback,” said coach Wolfe. “He is only a sophomore but is providing good leadership and has a lot of athletic ability.”

Coach Wolfe knows his team will be in for a tough battle against Cooper this week.

“Cooper has talented running backs,” said the Oriole coach. “Cooper got off to a strong start winning its first three games of the season,” said the Oriole coach.

Source: http://sailor.mnsun.com/2014/09/23/orioles-soar-to-second-football-win/

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