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Bethel freshman athlete recognized with honorary ESPY award

Ty Koehn simply did what he believed was right after he got the final out in his high school team’s section championship baseball game. By trusting that belief, he and his childhood friend are now nationally known for displaying a heartwarming episode of sportsmanship that took over all types of news and sports outlets. “It was kind of instinct to go over there and be there for a friend when he was at his worst,” Koehn said on Good Morning America on Wednesday. Back on June 6, Koehn—who will play football and baseball at Bethel in the fall—and the Mounds View Mustangs faced Totino-Grace in the final round of the Section 5AAAA Minnesota high school baseball tournament. The Mustangs needed to win two out of two games against the Eagles that day to clinch a berth in the state tournament. After a 17-10 Mustang victory in game one, Koehn took… Keep Reading


Finishing Strong

Track and Field runner Shawn Monroe limped 350m on a pulled hamstring to achieve All-American status for the men’s 4x400m relay team. By Tatiana Lee Monroe calls his injury a humbling moment because for him, running is more than winning a national title. For him running is a way he glorifies God. “No matter good or bad, I’m glorifying God,” Monroe said. “I can’t do anything without him.” He might not have won a national title, but he left with a bigger award. The team was named All-American, and Monroe had the right to say that glorifying God with his entire team was more than he could have asked for. Sophomore Isaac Erickson runs the 4x400m with Monroe and had the same expectations for the team. “Proud of the rest of my teammates and everyone that helped us get to nationals,” said Erickson. “The race wasn’t exactly what we wanted… Keep Reading


Sports recap

Baseball, men’s and women’s track and field, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, softball, and men’s and women’s soccer.  By Josh Towner  Baseball Location: Fort Myers, Florida The baseball team won all seven of their games in Florida. They are currently on a 12 game win streak, with record of 12-1. “We went down with a plan, executed that plan, and had a little fun along the way.”— Dan Marod Next: At the College of Saint Scholastica Mar. 25 Men’s Track and Field Location: Birmingham, Alabama The men’s track and field team sent four men to the national meet in Alabama. Senior Karl Olsen took second in the 400m earning All-American status. The one-seed 4×400 relay team persevered through an injury to be named All-American as well. Sophomore Shawn Monroe suffered a hamstring injury 50 meters into his leg of the race. He managed to hobble through the… Keep Reading

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