Sports

Three Minnetonka High runners made their first appearance in the State Class AA Girls Cross Country Meet Saturday, Nov. 1, at St. Olaf College in Northfield. For the most part, it was a good experience, but ninth-grader Libby Halbmaier will long remember the spill that she took only 10 meters from the finish line. Halbmaier […]

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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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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’s no secret to the chemistry between Blake School doubles partners Jane Fraley and Libby Rickeman. “We’re best friends,” said Rickeman after they won the Class AA doubles title at the State Tennis Tournament Oct. 24. “That’s why we made the decision to play doubles for the tournaments,” Fraley added. The Blake duo breezed through […]

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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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