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Go Skippers! Minnetonka celebrates homecoming weekend
Published September 25, 2017 at 4:31 am
Tough tests await local teams
Published September 19, 2017 at 1:24 pm
One of the toughest places for a visiting team to play a high school football game is Dan Patch Stadium on the campus of Prior Lake High. Dan Patch always attracts big home crowds, especially when Prior Lake has a good team, which it does most years. “Our schedule doesn’t get any easier,”...
Town ball legend Schmitz just keeps on winning
Published September 17, 2017 at 12:47 pm
After 25 years in the Riverview Amateur Baseball League, Minnetonka Millers first baseman Steve Schmitz hasn’t lost his championship form. At the age of 44, he started at first base in the final three games of the State Class A Amateur Tournament as the Millers won the 14th championship in...
Skipper volleyball team tests Shakopee in close match
Published September 16, 2017 at 12:41 pm
In a grueling five-game match last week, the Minnetonka High volleyball team dropped a heartbreaker to the Shakopee Sabers. Minnetonka came out firing and took the first game 25-21, but Shakopee won the next two by 25-17 scores. Facing elimination in the fourth game, Minnetonka responded with a...
Match of the year looms for Tonka tennis girls
Published September 15, 2017 at 12:33 pm
Looking at the roster of the Edina High girls tennis team, Minnetonka head coach Dave Stearns knows his club will have to play its best match of the season to compete with the Hornets at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, on the Minnetonka High courts. “They’re loaded,” said Stearns. “Their No. 1,...
Halfway home, Tonka girls boast 6-2-0 mark
Published September 14, 2017 at 10:46 am
Halfway through the regular season, the Minnetonka High girls soccer team is among the state’s elite with a 6-2-0 record. The Skippers suffered a minor setback Sept. 7 in a 1-0 overtime loss at Edina, but they bounced back nicely Sept. 9, beating Owatonna 3-0 in a non-conference match that was...
It’s a busy week for Skipper cross country
Published September 13, 2017 at 10:24 am
Talk about a busy week. The Minnetonka High girls cross country team had two races in a three-day period, with the Bauman/Rovn Invitational Sept. 7 at Gale Woods Farm and the Nike Preview Meet at Sioux Falls, South Dakota Sept. 9. Not all of Minnetonka’s varsity runners competed in both races....
Sergio shoots holes in Owatonna soccer defense
Published September 12, 2017 at 12:59 pm
Following a perplexing loss to the Edina Hornets in a Lake Conference boys soccer match Sept. 7, Minnetonka came out and beat Owatonna 6-1 on Skipper Soccer Saturday two days later. Junior midfielder Sergio Rivas pumped up Minnetonka’s spirits with his first career hat trick, while senior...
Mari Ferrer-Lugo is ready for every situation
Published September 12, 2017 at 12:55 pm
Mari Ferrer-Lugo, co-captain of the Minnetonka High girls soccer team, is a player who’ll line up any place coach Jeff Hopkins needs her. After playing center midfield in the Skippers’ first four matches of the season, she switched to center back for an important non-conference match against...
Skippers test state powers
Published September 8, 2017 at 12:31 pm
Minnetonka High girls volleyball coach Karl Katzenberger scheduled tough opponents on purpose the first week of the 2017 season. The Skippers won their opener over ninth-ranked Moorhead, 15-25, 25-22, 25-10, 25-21. Against second-ranked Prior Lake Aug. 29, the Skippers again lost the first game...