On Friday night the Minnesota Department of Health put out a press release warning of an outbreak of a B117 variant of the COVID-19 virus centered in Carver County.
Every game has a learning moment in a season. For Chaska, how to deal with a deficit, how to adjust when things aren't working, were primary lessons the third-ranked Hawks passed in an overtime win over Minnetonka earlier in February.
Chaska/Chanhassen split a home triangular at Chaska High School, defeating Fridley 40-39 and falling to Watertown-Mayer/Mayer Lutheran on Feb. 26.
Jordan and Holy Family Catholic among three teams fighting for the No. 3 spot in the Wright County Conference behind leaders Waconia and Orono, the Jaguars scored a large win, a 81-73 decision over the Fire on Feb. 26.
A seven-point lead at halftime, by the time Minnetonka head coach Bryce Tesdahl called a timeout the advantage was 17 for Chaska in a Feb. 27 matinee.
Extra attention was given by Chanhassen on Chaska senior Sully Scholle, coming off a four-goal game in a win over Orono.
Up against one, if not the top team in the state of Minnesota, Chaska/Chanhassen held their own at times, falling 6-2 at second-ranked Edina on Feb. 27 at Braemar Arena.
With five skiers in the top 15, Chaska/Chanhassen rallied from a 10-point deficit through Tuesday's freestyle portion, edging Bloomington by a single point in the girls standings for second place in the Metro West Conference Nordic Ski Championships.
State-ranked Pedro Velazquez returned to the mats for the first time in a month, winning an 11-6 decision over Goodhue's Maddox O'Reilly in a home triangular for Chaska/Chanhassen on Feb. 25.
Scoreless through 17 minutes, Holy Family Catholic erupted for four second-period goals, improving to 5-0 in the Wright County Conference with a 6-0 road win at New Prague on Feb. 25.
University of Sioux Falls senior Lexi Hanson of Chanhassen was voted by the league coaches at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference as the Women's Golf Preseason Golfer of the Year. She is a two-time NCAA Division II regional qualifier and All-NSIC selection.
Sully Scholle scored four goals, now up to a team-high 18 for the season, as Chaska picked up a quality non-conference win over Wright County Conference first-place Orono 7-4 on Feb. 23.
Lauren Spear gave Chaska/Chanhassen a 1-0 lead in the second period, and despite 36 saves from Clara Nelson, the Storm Hawks fell 3-1 at Blake School in Hopkins on Feb. 23.
Chaska officially clinched the Metro West Conference title outright, improving to 10-0 with a 70-33 home win over Benilde-St. Margaret on Feb. 23.
Facing a Belle Plaine team that helped Southwest Christian with an upset win over Mayer Lutheran, the Stars repaid the favor with a decisive 82-67 victory on Feb. 23 in Chaska.
Holy Family Catholic captured the Wright County Conference West Division jazz, kick and overall championships for the 2021 season last week in the final meet at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School.
Medora Rylee was a hockey player, but was looking for something different when she arrived at Chaska High School as a freshman. So she took up downhill skiing and by the winter season she was racing down the hill for the Chaska/Chanhassen co-op.
Anika Sather was just an eighth grader when Chaska/Chanhassen won its first Metro West Conference Nordic Ski championship in 2016. An eight-point victory over St. Louis Park.
Chaska kept pace with Robbinsdale Cooper last week, securing victories over Chanhassen (72-36) and St. Louis Park (72-47) to improve to 9-1 in the Metro West Conference.
Three victories in a four-game stretch has surging Chanhassen one game out of second place in the Metro West Conference with three contests remaining.
Chaska/Chanhassen, out of competition for more than two weeks due to COVID restrictions, won three of four matches in a return Feb. 18 on the home mats at Chanhassen High School and Feb. 20 at Robbinsdale Armstrong.
WEST Express teammates from Chaska/Chanhassen and Waconia felt right at home at Pioneer Ridge Middle School pool on Feb. 16 in a non-conference dual won by the Storm Hawks 103-69.
Brynn Dulac and Carly Greene stole the show for Minnetonka and Benilde-St. Margaret on Feb. 13, combining for 50 saves in a 1-0 Red Knight victory.
Chanhassen led Bloomington Jefferson 2-0 in the first meeting of the 2021 boys hockey season, the final score 5-2 in favor of the Jaguars.
Saturday was a welcome reprieve from life in opposing gyms for Minnetonka girls basketball, which was playing at home for only the third time in 10 games.
Defeated 6-0 in the season opener to fifth-ranked St. Thomas Academy, a rematch Feb. 13 in Mendota Heights had a similar start. Holy Family Catholic found themselves down 3-0 after 17 minutes.
Chanhassen girls basketball handed Robbinsdale Cooper just its second loss of the season, a complete-game win by a 70-59 decision on the road Feb. 12.
One-by-one, each Chaska girls basketball senior was accompanied by teammates. Speeches talked about hard work and determination, leadership, friendship and inseparable bonds.
Hayden Zheng has left his mark in the St. Louis Park swimming and diving program, a multi-time state champion.
The Health and Human Services Committee of the Minnesota State Senate heard Feb. 10 from both supporters and opponents of Executive Order 21-01, on the youth sports mask mandate.
Judges began the night at Bloomington Jefferson High School, making the drive west to Chanhassen High School for the conclusion.
A match-up of the top two teams in the Metro West Conference, No. 3-ranked Chaska continued to roll through league play in a 76-38 win over previously unbeaten Robbinsdale Cooper Feb. 9.
Mary Zavoral scored twice as fifth-ranked Benilde-St. Margaret defeated Chaska/Chanhassen 5-0 on Feb. 9 at St. Louis Park Rec Center.
Sully Scholle netted a hat trick, twice short-handed, as Chaska returned to the win column with a season sweep of Bloomington Jefferson in a 5-1 decision on Feb. 9 at Chaska Community Center.
If learning a three-plus minute dance routine wasn't hard enough in-person, competition teams around the state of Minnesota navigated the task virtually. And then a second time for a second dance.
The meet score 86-85 into the final race, the 400-yard freestyle relay, it was a winner-take-all race between Minnetonka and host Eden Prairie on Feb. 5.
A few times in recent years Minnetonka and Eden Prairie have held each other to single digits on the football gridiron. A 9-5 score on Feb. 6 resembled more that than hockey.
Chanhassen kicked, scrapped, fought, to pull within five points of a talented Wayzata squad Feb. 5 in the first half.
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