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Kurt Hildebrandt

Winter activities online registration is now open for students in grades 7-12 at either Saint Peter High School or Middle School. To register your student for a winter activity, please visit: http://bit.ly/STPActivitiesRegistration.

Saint Peter High School and Middle School offers the following winter sports to its 7-12 students for the 2021-22 school year -- boys and girls basketball, gymnastics, wrestling, boys and girls hockey. Registration is also now open for co-curricular activities such as one-act play, speech, math team, Academic Decathlon, Academic Pentathlon, Knowledge Bowl, mock trial, and middle school play.

For any questions about how to set up a registration account? Please click here: http://ss-resource.wordwareinc.com/resources/2027/files/Create%20New%20Lobby%20Account.pdf

Physical Information

If your student did not participate in a fall sport, keep in mind that all students in grades 7-12 who wish to participate in a winter sport will need to have a current physical on file with the SPHS Activities Office. Those are usually done prior to the start of the student’s 7th grade and 10th grade years and are good for three years. The completed physical forms can be emailed to kdavis@stpeterschools.org or sroehrkasse@stpeterschools.org or submitted to the Activities Office in person. The MSHSL physical form for 2021-22 can be found at https://www.mshsl.org/sites/default/files/2020-07/2020-21-sqpe-3-25-20.pdf.

Winter Schedules Information

To view the 2021 SPHS/MS Activities Calendar please click here: https://www.thebigsouthconference.org/public/genie/742/school/11/. You can import specific schedules into your own calendar. A helpful guide on how to do that can be found here: http://bit.ly/ImportingActivitySchedules

Winter sports practice starting dates:

  • Monday, Nov. 1 - girls hockey
  • Monday, Nov. 8 - gymnastics
  • Monday, Nov. 15 - girls basketball, boys hockey
  • Monday, Nov. 22 - boys basketball, wrestling

Parent Meeting 

A winter sports parent meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1, at the SPHS gym with each Saints’ winter sports team having their own meeting following that session. Minnesota River Bulldogs boys and girls hockey players/parents do not need to attend these meetings as they host their own through the Bulldog Youth Hockey Association. Contact your respective hockey coach for that meeting info or click HERE for the association’s website. 

Other questions or information needed:

If you have any questions about winter sports registration, including how to register in person, registration costs, scholarship availability, etc., please email either Activities Director Shea Roehrkasse (sroehrkasse@stpeterschools.org) or Activities Secretary Kristi Davis (kdavis@stpeterschools.org).

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Kurt Hildebrandt

The St. Peter High School Fishing Team (SPFT) had 16 anglers compete this past season and four of them qualified to advance to the Minnesota Junior BASS Nation 2021 High School Championship Tournament, which was held on September 11-12 on Gull Lake in Nisswa, MN. 

There were 97 boats/teams (194 anglers) that participated. St. Peter’s team is part of the Greater South Conference, and eight two-person teams qualified from the conference to advance to the state tournament including two St. Peter teams. The state tournament was the final event of the season.

After the first day of fishing at state, the tandem of SPHS seniors Brogan Hanson and Jaeger Kennedy were in 30th place while the duo of seniors Jaxson Witty and Camden Marquardt were in 61st place. After the second and final day of competition, Hanson and Kennedy vaulted up to a 10th-place finish, while Witty and Marquardt moved up to finish in 57th place out of 97 teams. The SPFT coaches are Mike Kennedy and Jeff Orth. For complete state results please click HERE!

For more information about the St. Peter Fishing Team, which is a club sport at SPHS, please send an email to st.peterfishingteam@gmail.com.

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Kurt Hildebrandt

Around 25 members of the Saint Peter High School varsity football team donated their time Wednesday morning to help with the Friends of Learning’s Back to School Backpack Project at the Nicollet County Fairground’s Johnson Hall.

  Members of the SPHS varsity football team helped 
  out at Johnson Hall with the unpacking and
  organizing school supplies  for the Friends of            Learning's Backpack Project. 

Friends of Learning (FOL) is a nonprofit collaboration between the St. Peter Lions Club, the St. Peter Kiwanis, Nicollet County, the Salvation Army, and Friends of the St. Peter Library that works together to collect school supplies for K-12 students in St. Peter and rural Nicollet County. The group depends on community donations and support to provide these much-needed school supplies.

“We are so grateful to have such a big group like the Saints’ football team help us out these past few years,” Michelle Zehnder Fischer, FOL member and Nicollet County Attorney said. “These boys were able to speed things up for us by moving the supplies and helping unload them to get them ready for our volunteers to fill the backpacks. They were an awesome group to work with and we couldn't have done all this without them.”

“We got asked to get involved in this project about three or four years ago by one of our former player’s (Jack Sourbeck’s) mother, and it’s a community service project that has sort of become the football program’s thing,” Brian Odland, the Saints’ head coach, said. “One of the best things about this project, in addition to giving back to our community, is that our seniors take the lead on this and coordinate getting everyone there to help out.”

 

For more information on the Friends of Learning's Backpack Project please contact Michelle Zehnder Fischer at Michelle.ZehnderFischer@co.nicollet.mn.us 

 

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Kurt Hildebrandt

Just a reminder that Saint Peter High School or Middle Schools students (grades 7-12) interested in participating in a fall sport can now register online! As a way to make the fall sports registration process easier, the Saints’ Activities Office has created a “one-stop” LINK with all of the pertinent information you will need to register your student-athlete. On that page you will find:

  • Fall sports’ registration link
  • Physical information and forms
  • Contact info for the fall sports coaches and Activities’ Office
  • Practice starting dates & times, where to report for practice & what to bring
  • Practice drop-off locations 
  • Athletic trainer contact info
  • And much more!

Saint Peter High School and Middle School offers the following fall sports to its 7-12 students for the 2021-22 school year -- boys’ and girl’s cross country, football, boys’ and girls’ soccer, girls’ swimming and diving, girls’ tennis, and girls’ volleyball. The first practice sessions for all sports, except middle school football (gr. 7 & 8), are set for Monday, Aug. 16th. Middle school football begins on Wednesday, Aug. 18th. Click the link above for starting times and location information.

PLEASE NOTE: A fall sports parent meeting is set for 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 16, at the SPHS Performing Arts Center. Each fall sport will also meet with parents later that evening.

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Kurt Hildebrandt

Fall sports online registration opens on Monday, July 19 for students going into grades 7-12 at either Saint Peter High School or Middle School. To register your student for a fall sport, please visit: http://bit.ly/STPActivitiesRegistration

Questions about how to set up a registration account? Please click here: http://ss-resource.wordwareinc.com/resources/2027/files/Create%20New%20Lobby%20Account.pdf

Physical Information
All students in grades 7-12 who wish to participate in a fall sport will need to have a current physical on file with the SPHS Activities Office. Those are usually done prior to the start of the student’s 7th grade and 10th grade years and are good for three years. The completed physical forms can be emailed to SPHS Activities Secretary Kristi Davis (kdavis@stpeterschools.org) or Activities Director Shea Roehrkasse (sroehrkasse@stpeterschools.org) or submitted to the Activities Office (room A102) in person. The MSHSL physical form for 2021-22 can be found at https://www.mshsl.org/sites/default/files/2020-07/2020-21-sqpe-3-25-20.pdf.

Fall Schedules Information
To view the 2021 SPHS/MS Activities Calendar please click here: https://www.thebigsouthconference.org/public/genie/742/school/11/. You can import specific schedules into your own calendar. A helpful guide on how to do that can be found here: http://bit.ly/ImportingActivitySchedules

Fall sports practice starting dates:
* Monday, Aug. 16 - football (grades 9-12), volleyball (9-12), boys & girls soccer (7-12), boys & girls cross country (7-12), swimming & diving (7-12), girls tennis (7-12).
* Monday, Aug. 23 - football (grades 7-8), volleyball (7-8)

Parent Meeting 
A fall sports parent meeting is set for 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 16, at the SPHS Performing Arts Center. Each fall sport will also meet with parents later that evening.

Other questions or information needed:
If you have any further questions about fall sports registration, including how to register in person, registration costs, scholarship availability, etc., please send an email to either (sroehrkasse@stpeterschools.org) or (kdavis@stpeterschools.org).