In today's Major League Baseball, finding three infielders on one side of the diamond is a regularity. Often times a third baseman is positioned where the shortstop generally would be. A 4-5-3 double play — second baseman to third baseman to first baseman — is a common scoring play.
Come one, come all, to the Historic Andrew Peterson Farmstead on Sunday, Aug. 1 for the great game of baseball. The 1860's ball club, the Quicksteps, will be in action against an all-star squad featuring local players as well as staff and board members from the 2021 WCH Minnesota State Amate…
Some of the legends of the LPGA will be in Prior Lake to compete in the inaugural Land O’Lakes Legends Classic Aug. 5-7.
Jacob Pedersen was late to the golf game, quitting baseball in high school, picking up golf full-time. The decision proved to be a birdie as the Shorewood native was part of the 2017 Minnetonka state championship team.
Ryan Och was hanging out on his couch in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, when the phone rang. His advisor called first, then it was the San Diego Padres. Within 30 seconds, his name was displayed as the 220th pick in the 2021 Major League Baseball Draft.
Gunnar Broin hadn't been in contention for a tournament championship in some time, so it was only natural to feel some nerves on the back 18 holes of the U.S. Amateur qualifying event at Brackett's Crossing in Lakeville July 6.
Megan Menzuber is home, spending one last summer coaching with the Minnesota Elite Girls Lacrosse program. A sport that has given her so much over the last decade, the past five years at Marquette University in Wisconsin.
In its 36th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, Gatorade has named Sydney Schwartz of Chanhassen High School as its 2020-21 Gatorade Minnesota Softball Player of the Year.
Ben Scheller was right where he wanted to be through seven laps, 70-second splits throughout much of the Class AA State Track and Field boys 3,200-meter race. The Chanhassen senior sat in the front with top challengers Gabe Smit of Prior Lake and Elliot McArthur of Mounds View.
The Class AA State Girls Track and Field Meet doesn't officially kick off until Minnetonka takes the track in the opening 4x800 relay race. It's been Jane Reimer-Morgan's baby over the years.
The 2021 Class 3A boys golf state tournament was a how-low-can-you-go event at Bunker Hills Golf Course June 15-16 in Coon Rapids.
Minnetonka won 16 games this season with strong pitching and defense, and timely hitting. It's what led them through the Section 2AAAA Tournament.
Minnetonka and Stillwater met in the 2018 baseball championship game. Rain pushing back the title match-up two days, allowing Ponies ace Drew Gilbert to get the ball a second time in the tournament.
Chanhassen had runners on base in all but one inning Tuesday morning. Of the 15 runners to reach base, three were 60 feet from home plate at third. Nine touched second base.
Friday, June 11, was another hot day on the track at Waconia High School. A grueling day with timed finals in running events, and all field events for the Chanhassen boys team at the Section 2AA Meet.
Minnetonka, with four individual state qualifiers and three relay teams, finished third in the Section 6AA girls track and field meet June 8 and 10 at Wayzata High School.
Mehlayna Straub has been a standout on and off the track for Southwest Christian as a freshman. She backed up her season performances with three state-qualifying efforts at the Section 2 Meet in Mankato on June 12.
Minnetonka was beaten for the first time in the section playoffs on Wednesday afternoon. The fifth win in a row over eight days for Chanhassen.
Hannah Hollowaty wondered if Sydney Schwartz would like her, as a catcher. Coming off her second year at the 14U level, Hollowaty was going to be the battery mate with one of the state's elite pitchers in Schwartz, a University of Minnesota commit.
Eden Prairie trailed 12-2 at halftime. Eden Prairie was down on the scoreboard in running time for much of the second half May 6 at Storm Stadium in Chanhassen.
Chanhassen was one win away from state in 2019. They won 13 matches in 2018, received the No. 1 seed and played for a section title in 2018. The Class of 2020 had high hopes dashed away because of COVID.
Chase Eiden never made it out of the second inning in the Section 2AAAA opener, five runs crossing home plate on two hits with four walks over 1 1/3 of an inning against Prior Lake on May 31.
A perfect game had never been accomplished in Chanhassen softball history before this season. Junior Sydney Schwartz now has three, including two in the Section 2AAAA playoffs.
Chanhassen avenged a first-round loss in the Section 2AAAA playoffs, defeating Prior Lake 10-0 in six innings June 8 in the losers bracket final.
Charlie Lindberg, a member of the 2019 Class AA State championship team at Holy Family Catholic, will return to Ridges at Sand Creek as a senior after placing seventh in Section 2AA with a 36-hole score of 154.
An 8-4 score minutes into the second half of the Section 2 boys lacrosse semifinal, top-seeded Chanhassen was in control. Until they weren't. Seven straight goals for Eden Prairie had the upset alert alarm blaring.
You know that feeling when you win at Tic-Tac-Toe? That's what it's like watching the Chanhassen girls lacrosse team in its transition offense.
On the brink of elimination in three straight games, Chanhassen has looked like the team those around Section 2AAAA feared.
One would expect a program making its first winners bracket final might see some early jitters, especially after waiting an extra 45 minutes to get the game going.
Carson Herron and Ian Meyer joined the Minnetonka boys varsity golf team as eighth graders. Herron qualified for state in 2019. Both were looking to reach Bunker Hills as seniors.
All Madi Hicks could do was smile. Putts were falling. Thirteen holes into the second round of the Section 2AAA Girls Golf Tournament, the Chanhassen junior was locked in, playing three-under par.
Win-and-in. That was the scenario for Southwest Christian senior CJ Velgersdyk in the Section 2A boys tennis individual semifinal June 3 at Breck High School.
A nine-run lead, a member of the Holy Family Catholic baseball bench implored teammates to rise to their feet. Sure, it was a 10-1 game, but the words "you never know" were uttered.
The temperature at Red Haddox Field in Bloomington registered in at 93 degrees at opening pitch June 4. Chanhassen's bats were equally sizzling in a Section 2AAAA elimination game, pounding out 13 hits in a 10-4 win over top-seeded Bloomington Jefferson.
Sydney Schwartz hit a towering two-run homer in her first at-bat June 3 in the second round of the Section 2AAAA softball playoffs. So when the Chanhassen junior came up to lead-off in the third inning, Prior Lake gambled.
Twenty-five minutes in, Chaska's offense was able to do just about anything it wanted in a Section 2 lacrosse quarterfinal at Hutchinson. Scoring 11 times, holding a three-goal advantage at the fourth-seeded Tigers.
John Dahl scored a career-high six goals, while Tyr Christianson totaled seven points on four tallies as top seed Chanhassen defeated No. 8 Mound-Westonka 20-5 in the Section 2 quarterfinals on June 3.
Holy Family Catholic plated two runs in the first inning. Southwest Christian countered with five runs, stealing the momentum for good, winning a Section 5AA third-round contest by a 7-4 score in Cologne June 3.
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