Sports

On a cold, blustery day in St. Cloud Oct. 30, Wayzata High’s quest for a state boys soccer title fell one shot short. The Trojans played 100 minutes of soccer against Anoka, and the scoreboard read 1-1. A shootout was needed to decide the state Class AA title. Each team chose five shooters while the [...]

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Minnetonka High’s consistent success in girls tennis continued this year with the program’s third-consecutive top-four finish in the State Class AA Tournament. Last week at the University of Minnesota’s Baseline Tennis Center, the Skippers won their tournament opener over St. Cloud Tech 5-2 before losing back-to-back 4-3 decisions to Prior Lake and Mahtomedi in the [...]

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Joe Klecker charged to the Section 6AA boys cross country title Oct. 22 at Gale Woods Farm in Minnetrista, and now there’s only one big race left to win for the Hopkins High senior. Klecker will take on all challengers in the State Class AA Meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at St. Olaf [...]

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Although the Hopkins High girls soccer team lost to No. 1 seed Eagan in the first round of the State Class AA Tournament Oct. 21, it was still a great season for the Royals. They finished with a 12-6-2 record and qualified for the state tourney for the first time ever. “Eagan is a good [...]

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Thus far, there has been only one low spot in the Hopkins High football season, and that came the first week when the Royals lost 39-13 at Lakeville North. As fate would have it, the Royals will return to Lakeville North at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, to meet the Panthers in a playoff game. [...]

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St. Louis Park made an impressive run in the Class 5A, Section 3 football playoffs before losing in the semifinals. The Orioles broke a school record for most points scored in one game by a Park football team while defeating Bloomington Kennedy 74-41 in the quarterfinals Oct. 21 at St. Louis Park Athletic Stadium. The [...]

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Consider this column my memo to the Minnesota State High School League. It is a message I have sent before, and if may be a message I’ll send in the future. Anyway, the time has come for the high school league to take a close look at breaking new ground. We have boys sports, and [...]

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