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Brothers Sam, left, and John Horner are helping to lead the New Life Academy baseball team this season. (Bulletin photo by Patrick Johnson)

Family business: Horner brothers exemplify unity at New Life Academy

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In the dugout before its games, the New Life Academy baseball team breaks its huddle with a cheer of “family.”

New Life head coach Dave Darr said he’s attempting to instill a strong sense of brotherhood in his team this season.


“We try to preach that we’re a family,” Darr said. “If one person in our family is successful, everybody is successful.”

The concept of unity at New Life is likely embodied best by brothers John and Sam Horner.

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Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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