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This was supposed to be Shakopee’s year to unseat Minnetonka as the Section 2AA boys tennis champion, but it didn’t turn out that way when the teams met in the section title match May 19 at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. Minnetonka won a tight 4-3 match and will return to state in hopes...Read More
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  When the Athena Awards program was conceived early in the Title IX era, the committee was looking for recipients who stood out not only as athletes, but also as students and community leaders. Meghan Janssen, Minnetonka High’s Athena Award winner for 2015, is just the kind of person the ori...Read More
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  Minnetonka High’s boys tennis team has been almost unbeatable in doubles this season, and the trend continued May 13 when the Skippers topped Eden Prairie 5-2 in the Section 2AA Team Tournament quarterfinals. Tonka used home-court advantage to gain a doubles sweep. Nathan Abzug and Brett Er...Read More
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  Minnetonka High’s boys tennis team has been almost unbeatable in doubles this season, and the trend continued May 13 when the Skippers topped Eden Prairie 5-2 in the Section 2AA Team Tournament quarterfinals. Tonka used home-court advantage to gain a doubles sweep. Nathan Abzug and Brett Er...Read More
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Although distance runner Sophie Whicher is only a ninth-grader, she is already becoming a difference maker for the Minnetonka High girls track and field team. In the Section 7AAA True Team Meet Friday, May 8, at Eden Prairie’s Aerie Stadium, Whicher put big points on the board – 24 for winni...Read More
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  Fifty and 786.5 were winning numbers for the Minnetonka High girls track and field team in the Section 7AAA True Team Meet Friday, May 8, at Eden Prairie’s Aerie Stadium. The 786.5 points that Tonka scored came from 50 girls. Wayzata, which finished second with 735 points, will accompany Mi...Read More
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  One day after its most disappointing loss of the season, the Minnetonka High baseball team was back in business May 7. May 6 is a date that the Skippers and head coach Paul Twenge would just as soon forget. Tonka led Edina 9-2 going into the last of the seventh inning at Edina, only [...]...Read More
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  How long had it been since Minnetonka High has won the Lake boys tennis title outright? Skipper head coach Dave Stearns thinks it may have been 30 years – or even longer. Tonka did win the title with a perfect record when Allyn Dart was the No. 1 singles player in the late 1970s. [...]...Read More
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  Every so often, there will be a coaching resignation that takes an entire community by surprise. That was the case recently when Minnetonka High boys basketball coach Tom Dasovich announced that he is stepping down to become the new athletic director at Watertown-Mayer High School. Over the l...Read More
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Opportunity knocked for the Minnetonka High boys track and field team in the Lake Conference Meet May 12 at Einer Anderson Field, and the Skippers answered. No one could have predicted it a month ago, but the Skippers are now the Lake champions. They outscored Wayzata by a healthy margin, 113.33 to ...Read More
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