Sports
After playing fastpitch softball for almost 40 years, John Carlson decided to try something different. He read in the newspaper that Bloomington’s Born Again Jocks were organizing a senior slowpitch softball program, and he decided to check it out. That was 25 years ago, when Carlson was 55. At 80...Read More
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There is a change in format for the Lake Conference boys basketball schedule this season, and most of the coaches agree it’s a change for the better. Each week during the season, the conference games will be played on Friday night. Theoretically, that will put more fans in the stands, and every co...Read More
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When the Lake Conference girls tennis coaches met recently to choose the All-Lake tennis team for 2014, two Hopkins Royals earned first-team berths. Hopkins’ selections are eighth-grader Maddie Suk and senior Ida Ramic, the No. 1 and 2 singles players. Royal co-head coach Kenny Novak Jr. said, “...Read More
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Acceleration Minnesota, an all-sports training program, will open its Northwest branch in Plymouth on Saturday, Dec. 13. Located at the rear entrance of the Plymouth Ice Center, the facility offers sport-specific training programs for athletes in all sports. “We offer programs for athletes 8 years...Read More
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A fast-moving Minnetonka High girls basketball team seems to be able to score points in bunches this season. Fans saw the Skippers speed, along with their skills, during an 86-41 romp over Lakeville South Dec. 2 at Minnetonka High’s West Gym. Minnetonka scored 45 points in the first half and 41 in...Read More
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With 17 lettermen returning from last season’s 8-18 squad, the Minnetonka High boys hockey team is looking for upward mobility. In a pair of non-conference games last weekend, the Skippers fought hard to earn a split. They fell to Moorhead 3-2 Nov. 28, before rebounding on the 29th in a 3-2 victor...Read More
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Minnetonka High boys soccer coach Mike Rogers will tell you straight up – he has never coached a goalkeeper as good as Max Melin. “Max is a special player … in my opinion the best goalie in the state,” Rogers said recently. “He was one of five finalists for the Mr. Soccer Award, an...Read More
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