August 19, 2018

Extra Curricular Activities – Athletics

Boy’s Basketball

Grades 5&6 compete on the B-team and practice on Tuesday after school and play on Friday nights.  The Bounce-Off tournament is hosted at Living Hope Lutheran and the season ends with the West Lutheran High School tournament the first weekend in February.

Boy’s B Team

Grades 7&8 try out for the A-team in late October.  Practices and games are held at Living Hope Lutheran on Tuesday and Thursday after school with games on Friday nights.  The Back at ‘Ya tournament is hosted at Living Hope Lutheran the first Saturday in December.  We also compete in the Twin Cities Lutheran Grade School Athletic League tournament, the Martin Luther College Invitational, the Minnesota State Lutheran tournament, and in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 the National tournament of Champions at Valparaiso University in Indiana.   Cole Aldrich, who starred at Jefferson, Kansas University, and currently with the Los Angeles Clippers, played for the Eagles in 2002 and 2003.  (Coach M.Zoellner)

Boy’s A Team

Girl’s Basketball

The B-team girls basketball program begins the end of October and runs through February. The team is comprised of 5th and 6th grade students. We practice on Monday and have games on Friday night. We host one tournament in January called, “The Bounce Off.” The season ends with a tournament at West Lutheran High School in Plymouth.

The A-team girls basketball program runs from the end of October to the end of February. The team is the 7th and 8th graders. We host  the “Back at Ya” tournament in December. In February we have three tournaments. We compete in the Twin Cities Lutheran Grade School Athletic League tournament, the Martin Luther College Invitational, the Minnesota State Lutheran tournament, and in 2006, 2007, 2012 and 2013 the National tournament of Champions at Valparaiso University in Indiana. (Coach R.  Martinson)

Girls Volleyball A-Team

Girls Volleyball A-Team

A-team Volleyball. Girls in grade 7&8 play in September and October with league games played after school.  They also participate in the West Lutheran High School tournament, the league tournament, and host the Dig It tournament at Living Hope Lutheran. (Coach A. Zoellner)


Boy’s Soccer-Boys in grades 5-8 participate in September and October after school.   The league tournament championship is held at St. Croix Lutheran High school under the lights on a Friday night.  The Eagles have captured the title in 1998, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. (Coach M. Zoellner)

Cross CountryBoys and girls in grades 5-8 practice three times and compete in one meet the Wednesday before MEA at Maplewood Heights Park in Maplewood.  In grades 5-7, the course is one mile and in 8th grade the course is 1.5 miles. (Coach M. Zoellner)

Track and FieldBoys and girls in grades 5-8 compete in the League Track Meet the first Friday in May at St. Croix Lutheran High School.  The running events are 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, and for 7th & 8th grade 1600m.  The field events include high jump, long jump, triple jump, and shot put.  Relays for all grades include the 4×100 and the 4X200 relay.  (Coach M. Zoellner)


Cheer A Team


Cheer B Team

Cheer-leading is offered for girls in grades 5 through 8. Our cheer squads are chosen through tryouts. The teams practice once a week. They have a lot of fun learning new cheers and cheering on the boys basketball teams. The highlight of our season is putting on the Pep Fest and traveling to New Ulm for the tournament. Go Eagles! (Coach D.  Martinson)


The Eagle bowling team is made up of 5th to 8th grade boys and girls.  We usually field an A-team and a B-team to compete with our league schools in April and May.  Our league uses the Baker system of bowling which is very exciting.  The Baker System is a team format where more than 1 bowler comprises the score of one game.  The most common would be the 5 person format where bowler 1 bowls frames 1 and 6, bowler 2 bowls frames 2 and 7, bowler 3 bowls frames 3 and 8, bowler 4 bowls frames 4 and 9 and bowler 5 (often referred to as the anchor) bowls frames 5 and 10.  The order is set at the beginning of the match but can be changed after the completion of each game.   It provides a lot of team camaraderie, additional pressure and an awesome close out to the night.  Additionally there must be some careful strategy in setting the line up.  If you have never experienced the baker system come out and cheer on the team.  It is a really exciting atmosphere – the whole bowling alley is standing room only and really loud as people cheer on their favorite team.


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Eagle HOOPS Basketball CampEagle Hoops basketball day camp is held the first full week of June at Living Hope Lutheran.  Our camp is designed to teach, develop, and refine the necessary skills for the game of basketball.  Eagle Hoops also administers to the player as a child of God.  Our basketball camp is open to boys and girls entering 4th through 8th grade in the fall.  Each camper will receive quality instruction and spiritual guidance on a daily basis, from experienced coaches and former players.   Boys camp in held 8:30 to 11:30 am and girls camp is held noon to 3:00 pm.   (Coach M. Zoellner)

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*Volleyball Camp-Lady Eagle’s volleyball camp is held four days during the last full week of August at Living Hope Lutheran.  Girls entering grades 5-8 are eligible to participate.  Quality coaching, competitions and spiritual instruction are provided daily from 9:00 am to noon.  (Coaches A. Zoellner, R.  Martinson)

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