Down three matches to one, a perfect record on the line, Chanhassen girls tennis not only was battling St. Louis Park, but also the sun setting.
Maddy Davey has proven over her first two varsity seasons for Chaska that she has a knack for finding the back of the net.
Five past meetings over the last four seasons, Holy Family Catholic and Waconia have played low-scoring, tight matches, resulting in three one-goal Fire wins and a pair of draws.
On Monday, the Minnesota State High School League released guidelines for post-season sectional play in girls tennis, girls swimming and diving, boys and girls soccer, and boys and girls cross country.
Dawn Gillman was just one voice. One signature of nearly 25,000 on a petition on Change.org asking the Minnesota State High School League to reconsider and bring football and volleyball back to the fall season.
With six of the first seven boys runners across the finish line, led by senior captain Ethan Leonard, Chaska won a Metro West Conference triangular at Basset Creek Park in Crystal Sept. 19.
Eighteen votes cast, six yay responses, Minnesota high school football in the fall of 2020 was postponed by the Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors Aug. 4.
With four runners in the top 10, including champion Maya Mor, Minnetonka girls cross country captured the Lake Conference Jamboree at Round Lake Park in Eden Prairie Sept. 18.
A rematch of the 2018 and 2019 Class AA State Championship, top-ranked Minnetonka showed their dominance, defeating Edina by a 7-0 score on Sept. 17 in the only meeting of the season.
Coming off a pair of losses, Thursday's home contest with St. Louis Park was a much-needed opportunity to turn the momentum back in Chanhassen's favor into a key stretch next week.
Twelve goals on the season, seven in the last three matches, Bishop Schugel is on fire for the Holy Family Catholic boys soccer team.
The 2019 soccer season was a trying 14-game campaign for the Chanhassen boys team. Their two wins came in a one-week stretch in early September, a nine-match winless streak to end the season.
It wasn't as easy as the season opener, but Chaska, coming off its first loss of the season, improved to 5-1 on the season with a 1-0 win over Bloomington Kennedy Sept. 15 in girls soccer.
Nearly four hours long, Tuesday's Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors workshop produced little resolution in terms of a plan for the 2020-21 calendar.
Let this soak in. The state of Minnesota no longer has just one Division I university within its boundaries. Joining the University of Minnesota? The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.
Edina and Minnetonka had quite the 2019 season together on the boys soccer field. A pair of 3-2 Hornet wins in the regular season was a prelude to a thrilling 2-0 Section 2AA final.
Jackson Allen dreamed about being a Gopher. He was so ready to join the University of Minnesota men’s tennis program that after winning a state singles championship at Shakopee High School in 2016, he enrolled early, bypassing his senior year.
Southwest Christian, led by three all-Minnesota River Conference runners, placed third overall in both the boys and girls league championship race Sept. 10 at Montgomery National Golf Club.
David Garcia tallied his seventh and eighth goals of the season, giving Chaska a 2-1 lead in the second half at Benilde-St. Margaret on Sept. 10.
Two unbeatens in the Metro West Conference, Benilde-St. Margaret showed early they are the team to beat, scoring twice in the first half, beating Chaska 3-0 on Sept. 10.
The ball was in Southwest Christian's end for much of the first half Sept. 8 against Watertown-Mayer, a co-op with Mayer Lutheran and Norwood Young America.
If you're going to win all of the matches on one side of the line-up, singles is the way to go. Sweeping all four positions, Holy Family Catholic edged Southwest Christian 4-3 for the first team victory of the season Sept. 4.
Recording a perfect score in a season-opening dual with Tri-City United, the Southwest Christian boys cross country team backed it up in a triangular at Baylor Regional Park near Norwood Young America Sept. 3.
The dobbers were down in the Chanhassen dugout. Trailing 3-2 in the eighth inning, 14 consecutive Red Bird batters sent down, a second Class B State Amateur Baseball championship game looming Sept. 6, a jolt was needed.
Chanhassen playing on the last day of the summer baseball season. A tradition that started in 2017 and has continued to the present.
A one-goal advantage at halftime, Chaska opened the floodgates over the final 40 minutes, improving to 4-0 on the season with a 6-1 win over Robbinsdale Cooper Sept. 3.
Chaska surrendered seven total games in three doubles matches, earning the first team victory of the season, a 6-1 decision over Bloomington Kennedy Sept. 3.
Baseball in Shakopee has been part of Bill Schleper's life for 40 years. First as a player for nearly a quarter of a century, the last 16 or so years working in the press box or just about whatever is needed at the field in Tahpah Park.
Chanhassen scored more than two goals in a match just once in 2019. They were shutout seven times. A total of 11 scores were registered last season in a 3-9-1 campaign.
Back and forth, opportunity both ways, Southwest Christian and Holy Family Catholic sure looked destined for a draw knotted at two in the closing minutes.
Chanhassen won a pair of three-set matches, improving to 2-0 in the Metro West Conference with a 6-1 victory over St. Louis Park on Sept. 1.
It was experience versus youth, and in the case of a season-opening match, experience showed in Chanhassen's 7-0 win over Chaska in girls tennis Aug. 28 at Chaska High School.
Brian Tichy had a nearly two-hour drive ahead of him to reach his cabin near Glenwood. The Carver manager figured his son and his friends could handle the roofing project themselves Aug. 29.
Chaska finished week one with a second win over a Blooomington team, this time Jefferson, a 4-2 decision Aug. 29 at Chaska Middle School West Stadium.
Tommy Thompson was a junior in high school when he took the mound in game two of the Class B State Amateur Baseball Championship in Hamburg in 2017.
The smiles on the faces said it all. Even without goal celebrations. Even with spectator limitations. Players sitting on spaced out lawn chairs instead of the bench. It was soccer, and fourteen Chaska players were wearing their purple jerseys.
With 12 seniors on the roster, the expectations are high this season for the Chaska boys soccer team. They want to contend in the Metro West Conference.
With five members returning from a Class A girls tennis third-place team finish in 2019, Litchfield showed early strength Aug. 25 in a 7-0 win over Holy Family Catholic.
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