Sports

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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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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Wayzata-Minnetonka football games are supposed to be unpredictable, right? About the only thing fans can count on is that the winner is taking the Bay Bell trophy home for a while. On Oct. 15, Minnetonka took the Bay Bell away from Wayzata, 17-6. In the West Section playoff opener Oct. 24, Wayzata took it back, [...]

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There wasn’t much question that this was Wayzata’s year to repeat as the state Class AA True Team girls swimming and diving champion, but there was still a high degree of suspense in the state meet Oct. 16 at the University of Minnesota. In a hot duel for second place, Minnetonka edged Edina 1,999 to [...]

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On the eve of the Section 6A football playoffs, West Section rivals Wayzata and Minnetonka are getting ready to play for the second week in a row. The kick-off is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Minnetonka’s Einer Anderson Field. On that same turf last week, Minnetonka won the Lake Conference finale 17-6. [...]

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When Gene Cherney joined the Hopkins High football coaching staff in 1966, his mission was to install his 4-3 defense for head coach Bob Howells. To make the 4-3 work, Cherney needed a hard-hitting middle linebacker, and on the second day of practice he found one. Cherney pointed to junior Bill Light and said, “There’s [...]

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