Edina's defense was suffocating. Chanhassen, unable to find shooting lanes, showed their youth, forcing passes, turnovers were the result.
Josh Katof and Mick Fitzgibbons pulled out a three-set victory at first singles, a 4-6, 6-1, 10-3 score at first doubles, as Chanhassen improved to 5-0 with a 7-0 win over Waconia on May 6.
Chanhassen started the boys lacrosse season with three wins, a goal differential of plus-six. While wins No. 4 and 5 weren't as tight, the Storm had to work to reach 5-0 and a fourth ranking in state.
Sixty-six goals scored, seven goals allowed, over the first four matches of the 2021 season, Chanhassen girls lacrosse coaches knew Saturday's marquee match-up with Prior Lake might be eye-opening.
Four meets down, 27 holes to go, five-time defending Metro West Conference girls golf champion Chanhassen and Chaska are in a dead heat in the team standings.
Records are meant to be broken, and Holy Family Catholic senior captains Alexa Cuadros and Julia Red Wing are making sure they are.
A five-run third inning, a 10-strikeout performance from Chase Eiden, Chanhassen shutout Edina 7-0 in baseball on May 4 at Storm Stadium.
Less than six points separated Chanhassen and Chaska with Bloomington Jefferson and St. Louis Park hot on the heels in a Metro West Conference girls quadrangular at Storm Stadium on April 28.
Five Minnesota students recently found out they have been awarded Chick Evans Scholarships; a full, four-year housing and tuition scholarship. Two of the recipients reside in Chanhassen in Southwest Christian High School's William Addler and Minnetonka High School's Karsten Kimsal.
Sydney Schwartz hit a 3-run homer in the third inning at the plate, and struck out 15 batters in allowing one hit in the pitcher's circle in a Chanhassen softball 5-0 win over Benilde-St. Margaret on May 3.
Chanhassen won a state championship, played in two other state tournaments, and has been in the running most years to represent Section 2-4A at Caswell Park.
Chanhassen had runners on base throughout the game April 30 at Athletic Park. So did Chaska, the difference being the Hawks strung hits together, winning the first meeting of the season 7-0.
Minnetonka's Carson Herron played 4-under par over 36 holes, finishing second overall at The Preview at Edinburgh USA on April 30-May 1.
Chanhassen was nowhere to be found in the April 27 Minnesota Lacrosse Coaches Association rankings. After five wins to start the season, including matches over Bloomington Jefferson, Stillwater and Mahtomedi, the Storm may be featured this week.
The Chanhassen High School Varsity Cheerleading team placed fifth in the nation at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Competition on April 25 in Orlando, Florida.
High school sports are more than what a spectator sees from the drop of the puck to the final horn. Dave Snuggerud, an educator for more than two decades, understood that.
Tom Schleper rose from the bucket as soon as the ball dropped in right-center field. He cheered, and then he pulled out his phone to record a few seconds of celebration among Shakopee baseball players.
Twelve innings pitched, 190 pitches thrown, 23 strikeouts record, Sydney Schwartz and Chanhassen earned a doubleheader sweep April 28 in wins over Bloomington Kennedy 10-0 and Edina 6-2.
Minnetonka and Eden Prairie played in every Section 2 girls lacrosse final from 2007 to 2018. The two programs meet twice a year in the Lake Conference.
Grabbing 2-0 and 4-2 leads, Chaska needed a rally over the final innings to defeat Wayzata, scoring the final seven runs in an 11-5 victory on April 26.
Track and field competitions look different in 2021, most notably that boys and girls each have their own meets in some conferences. But the athletes are off and running once again this spring.
The spring softball season happens in a flash. Two weeks into the 2021 season, here is a recap for each area team and a look at early standouts.
Dodging rain drops and snow flakes and batting cold and windy conditions to start the 2021 season has been a challenge for area boys tennis teams.
After placing second in the opening Metro West Conference event, Chanhassen was back in the drivers' seat in meet two at Dahlgreen Golf Course on April 21.
The spring baseball season happens in a flash. Two weeks into the 2021 season, here is a recap for each area team and a look at early standouts.
Five different goal scorers spurred Chaska to an 11-3 halftime lead, a 15-5 home-opening girls lacrosse win over Shakopee on April 17.
Chaska scored six runs in the first inning, 15 total runs over the first two at-bats, in the season opener at Eden Prairie on April 13.
Ben Sampson at third singles, Manny Marston and Aidan Traeger at second doubles and Tennessee Fossen and Jack Kelly at third doubles each won four games for Chaska in a 7-0 loss to Prior Lake on April 15.
Two of the premier pitchers in the state of Minnesota, future Gophers Sydney Schwartz of Chanhassen and Brynn Hostettler of Northfield dazzled April 15 under the bright lights at Storm Stadium.
A total of six hits in the game, Minnetonka manufactured a run with a single, fielder's choice and two wild pitches to score the go-ahead tally in a 4-3 win over Chanhassen in 10 innings April 15.
By an unanimous vote, the Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors is recommending from its eight-member Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for the Minnesota Department of Health to adjust mask requirements, allowing masks to be removed when student-athletes are in outdoor competition.
A team other than Chanhassen won a Metro West Conference girls golf event for the first time since 2015, Chaska posting a 20-stroke victory in the 2021 season opener at Bluff Creek Golf Club.
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