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Girls’ Basketball Wins Section 5AA Championship. Advances to State.

Girls’ Basketball Wins Section 5AA Championship. Advances to State.

For the ninth consecutive year, the Maranatha Christian Academy girls’ basketball team has advanced to the State Tournament. This year they won a hard-fought, physical game against Holy Family Catholic School in the Section Final in order to clinch their first appearance in Class AA.

The team, led by seniors Kylie Post (playing at U of MN-Crookston next year) and Jaclyn Jarnot (playing at Monmouth University next year), is deep and fast, yet in their Section Championship Game, they needed to adjust and play a slower methodical game and solid defense. With their hard work, tough schedule that prepared them for high-pressure games, and unwavering belief, they are looking to make a deep run in the tournament.

Good luck ladies. We’ll be cheering you on!

Go Mustangs.

Boys’ Basketball: Academic State Champions

Boys’ Basketball: Academic State Champions

Congratulations to the Maranatha Christian Academy boys’ basketball team on being named the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association Team Academic State Champions!

The team’s academic accomplishment will be displayed periodically on the scoreboard at the Target Center throughout the entire course of the state basketball tournament. In addition, certificates of achievement will be sent to all the participants of the State Championship Team.

Once again, congratulations to the team, school, coaches, and athletic department for promoting such quality student-athletes and for their Academic State Championship.

Maranatha’s FTC Robotics Team Wins State and Advances to Super Regionals!

Maranatha’s FTC Robotics Team Wins State and Advances to Super Regionals!

The Maranatha Christian Academy First Tech Challenge Robotics team, in only its second year, won the Minnesota State Championship and advanced to the North Super Regional competition to be held March 15-17 in Iowa!  The team will compete against over 70 other teams from 9 different states. Good luck Mustang Gear Gang! We are so proud of your accomplishments.


Maranatha to join new Skyline Conference in 2019-20

Maranatha to join new Skyline Conference in 2019-20

The administration of Maranatha Christian Academy officially will join the new Skyline Conference, which will begin play in the 2019-20 school year. The new conference will include Athletics, Activities and Fine Arts.

The eight schools in the new conference are Concordia Academy and Saint Agnes from the Tri Metro Conference, Maranatha, St. Croix Prep, New Life Academy and Trinity at River Ridge from the Minnesota Christian Athletic Association, Cristo Rey Jesuit and Nova Classical Academy from the Twin Cities Athletic Conference.

The Mustangs are very appreciative of their time in the MCAA.  Many strong relationships have been formulated over the years.

Why Change Conferences?

The move into the new conference will give MCA a chance to align themselves with schools that are similar in enrollment, activities and athletics offered and an opportunity to provide competition for our fine arts programs. Activities Director Larry Tate stated “This conference is comprised of schools that are projecting the same steady growth as MCA.”

What will stay the same?

  • Post season play will not change. Those assignments are governed by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL)
  • MCA will still maintain our current co-ops that we have in place.
  • MCA will still play in their assigned sections for athletics as appointed by the MSHSL

What are the next steps?

Maranatha will compete in the MCAA for the 2018-19 school year.  During that time, the Activities/ Athletic Directors for the 8 schools will begin planning the new conference activities and events.

Conference Mission

The mission of the Skyline Conference is to provide transformational education-based athletic and fine arts experiences for our students and communities of our member schools.

School Capsules


Concordia Academy (Beacons)
Location: Roseville Athletic Director: Brian Brown
Enrollment: 265 Website:
Head of School: Rev. Tim Berner


Cristo Rey (Pumas)
Location: Minneapolis Athletic Director: Robert Carpentier
Enrollment: 289 Website:
President: Jeb Myers


Maranatha Christian Academy (Mustangs)
Location: Brooklyn Park Athletic Director: Larry Tate
Enrollment: 250 Website:
Head of School: Brian Sullivan


New Life Academy (Eagles)
Location: Woodbury Athletic Director: Kevin Kleiner
Enrollment: 235 Website:
Head of School: Clark Gilbert


Nova Classical Academy (Knights)
Location: St. Paul Athletic Director: Christian Rovn
Enrollment: 272 Website:
Executive Director: Jon Gutierrez


Saint Agnes (Aggies)
Location: St. Paul Athletic Director: Michael Streitz
Enrollment: 266 Website:
Headmaster: Dr. Kevin Ferdinandt


St. Croix Preparatory Academy (Lions)
Location: Stillwater Athletic Director: Rich Dippel
Enrollment: 345 Website:
Executive Director: Jon Gutierrez


Trinity at River Ridge (Tri Hawks)
Location: Eagan Athletic Director: Pat Buchanan
Enrollment: 212 Website:
Head of School: Beth Schmitz