Saturday, December 15, 2012
St. Michael Elementary School fourth-graders reflect on their time performing in the high school Wizard of Oz musical.
A month ago, St. Michael Elementary School students dressed as monkeys and munchkins took the stage at St. Michael-Albertville High School to participate in the Wizard of Oz musical. Director Ashley Budde told St. Michael Patch in November that she pictured a large cast and crew and wanted to get the younger kids involved. Donned in colorful attire and sporting large smiles, the younger cast frequently stirred laughter in the packed performing arts center at the performance. Fourth-graders submitted an essay to St. Michael Patch, reflecting on their experience: Wizard of Oz By: Alexis P. and Maddie H. The high school students along with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students, acting as monkeys and munchkins, performed the musical “Wizard of Oz…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Images from last night's season-ending loss in St. Michael.
The Knights didn't let the Elk River Elks run roughshod over them, the way ERHS had to its previous opponents. But Elk River still did enought to keep its second-half run going, and fight its way into the State 5A quarterfinal. A look at the loss, in photos.
Special teams and defense, two ingredients missing from the Elks' first two playoff wins, were the key in a 24-10 win over the Knights.
With a pass rush in his face, Cole Krutzig faded to fire from his quarterback position, deep in the St. Michael-Albertville end zone. He never saw the defender coming to read his intended throw. As Elk River defender Alex Plaisted grabbed the ball out of the air, he put the first nail into the coffin that was the STMA football season. The final nail came one play later, as Elk River punched in a 5-yard touchdown run, sealing a 24-10 victory in the Section 6-5A final. For the Elks, it was a "rising from the ashes" moment. The program was in complete turmoil just two years ago, when a hazing scandal saw a host of starters suspended from the team for an entire season, and the squad went winless in nine games (including a 50-12 loss to STMA…
Friday, October 26, 2012
The winner gets a spot in the Section 6-5A finals. The loser's season is over.
After winning head coach Jared Essler's first playoff game with a dominating performance over Buffalo, the St. Michael-Albertville Knights continue their "Revenge Tour" Saturday in Monticello. This time the Knights will look to avenge their last loss of the regular season, a 24-10 defeat at the hands of Monticello. The Magic are the No. 2 seed in the section. St. Michael slipped to No. 4 when they fell on the Magic's home turf less than two weeks ago. The Knights will have to control Jake Olson, who returned from injury to hang more than 100 yards and two TDs on the Knights defense, including a 60-yard scamper with less than two minutes left in the game. Saturday's game will be streamed live on KRWC AM Radio. *Note: We cannot air video…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Watch video from the Oct. 16 voters' forum featuring St. Michael-Albertville School Board candidates Jim Shovelain and Jeanne Holland.
Two of the four candidates for St. Michael-Albertville School Board took part in the St. Michael-Albertville Women of Today/St. Michael Patch Candidate Forum last week. Jeanne Holland, the lone incumbent to participate in the forum, and challenger Jim Shovelain gave introductions and answered questions. Their portion of the forum lasted about 25 minutes, emceed by Mike Schoemer, Patch Associate Regional Editor. About the candidates: My wife, Marie, and I have had the joy of raising five children in the STMA school district. Our youngest, Dominic, is currently a junior in the high school. I am a volunteer for a variety of organizations in the community and recently have had the pleasure to serve in the following community leadership …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
It took a shootout, but the Knights girls' soccer team erased last year's nightmare and advanced to the Class 2A dance.
Who cares if you can't seem to "buy a goal," even when you have a couple of clear breakaways. It really doesn't seem to matter when you have MiCale Jensen between the pipes. Jensen came up huge Tuesday night in the Section 8-2A final, making two saves in the shootout as St. Michael-Albertville topped Anoka to make it to the state tournament. "She's [MiCale] just steady. She's been a starter for so long, and she knows what she has to do for our defense back there. To have that on the field is what you need," said head coach Megan Johnson prior to the end of the regular season. Her teammates call her "Mick," and she came up big again and again Tuesday night, stopping a high breakaway shot in the second half and keeping Anoka out of the …
Looking to nail down the top seed in Section 6-5A, the Knights are aiming to knock off the Magic in Monticello. Watch here, and listen to the game courtesy of our friends at MSBN.
The St. Michael-Albertville Knights (5-2, 3-2 Mississippi 8) travel to the Monticello to take on the Magic (6-1, 4-1 Mississippi 8) in a Mississippi 8 Conference matchup tonight at 7 p.m. to end the regular season. Through a partnership with the Minnesota Sports Broadcast Network (MSBN), St. Michael Patch is proud to bring you live streaming broadcasts of local high school sports for the 2012-2013 season. 106.1 BOB-FM will be on the call for a radio simulcast partnership with MSBN, starting with a pregame show at 6:30 p.m. This link will provide audio for tonight's game. For more information on local high school sports broadcasts, visit MnSportsNetwork.com.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Watch and listen to this week's game, which features homecoming festivities, the battle for the Muddy Crow trophy and a Knights team in search of its fourth straight win.
You can watch tonight's homecoming game and annual battle for the Muddy Crow right here on St. Michael Patch. The Bison are simply trying to save their season, while the Knights are looking to stay in the hunt for the Mississippi 8 title with a fourth straight win. The video feed is courtesy of the Knights' home page at iHigh.com, created and managed by the coaching staff and student managers. You can get the audio feed one of two ways. Our friends at the Minnesota Sports Broadcasting Network are streaming the game via BOB 106 FM. That feed is available by clicking here and using the online player. Wright County's own KRWC is also providing an audio feed from the high school in Rogers. It will be carrying a host of STMA games, …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Courtesy of iHigh.com and St. Michael-Albertville football.
Thanks to modern technology, you can watch tonight's game live from St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West. Game time is 7 p.m.
Monday, August 27, 2012
The St. Michael-Albertville school district welcomed many new faces this fall. These are the new faces at Albertville Primary and the three elementaries.
Albertville Primary: Kaye Johnson, Reading Specialist; Kristen Basten, Kindergarten Climbers Teacher; Beth Pearson, Kindergarten Teacher; Lauren Kessler, MN Reading Corp Teacher; LeAnna Siebenaler, ECSE Teacher; and Jennifer Thompson, Kindergarten Teacher. Big Woods Elementary: Bill De Witt, 4th grade; Margie Noel, MN Reading Corps; Sarah Miller, Special Education; Summer Hertwig, 3rd grade long-term sub; Emily Geray, special education paraprofessional; Guo Jinhao, [aka Margaret], Chinese teacher; Kris Schoen, 1st grade; Amy Cornelius, Reading Specialist. Fieldstone Elementary: Laurie Meyer, Reading Specialist; Michelle Riedel, 3rd grade teacher and Deb Young, Speech Pathologist. St. Michael Elementary: Wendy Johnson, Reading Corps; Cyre …