Sports

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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Earlier this week, soccer fans around the state thought they might be seeing undefeated East Ridge and undefeated Maple Grove playing for the Class AA championship at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at St. Cloud State. Instead, fans will see a match-up between two teams that made good on their upset bids in the semifinal round Oct. 28.

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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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Wayzata High boys cross country coach Bill Miles is looking for a two-team race in the State Class AA Meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at St. Olaf College in Northfield. “It will be a Section 6AA rematch,” said Miles, referring to the rivalry between his Trojans and the Hopkins Royals. The race for [...]

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Wayzata High senior Anna French has earned almost every award possible in high school cross country. She is a six-time all-conference runner, a four-time conference champion and a state runner-up. The one thing she hasn’t done yet is win a state championship, and she would like to add that to her list of achievements in [...]

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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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