The third seed likely already locked up, Chanhassen didn't have much to play for Oct. 20 in the eighth and final game of the regular season.
Marissa Long was unable to race in the Metro West Conference Championships in 2020, a split event with three pods of runners. A temporary venue change at Gale Woods Farm in Minnetrista.
Two pool records fell at Pioneer Ridge Middle School on Oct. 19 in Chanhassen's 98-64 win over Robbinsdale Cooper.
Chaska completed back-to-back-to-back Metro West Conference sweeps, running their league win streak to 28 matches dating back to the 2018 season, with a 3-0 win over Orono on Oct. 19.
Providence Academy allowed just nine total goals in the regular season, and lost just twice in low-scoring affairs with No. 1-ranked St. Paul Academy.
Holy Family Catholic knew it would take a complete 80-minute game, in all phases, to beat top-ranked Southwest Christian in the Section 6A championship Oct. 19.
If winning the Section 2AA team title without surrendering a set wasn't enough to show how dominant top-ranked Minnetonka is in girls tennis this fall, the Skippers followed that up by sending all six individuals to state as well.
Erik Weidner stood at curve 12 at Utah Olympic Park, home to the Park City bobsled track, made famous in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic games.
Southwest Christian was in control, up 2-0 in the Section 6A semifinal at halftime Saturday. The lead was 4-1 with 14 minutes to play. And then 4-2 with five minutes to play. And then 4-3 ....
Eight goals were scored in the regular season meeting Sept. 20 between Holy Family Catholic and Southwest Christian.
Already with the team qualified for the Class AA State Girls Tennis Tournament, Minnetonka will attempt to send six players to the individual portion of state.
A short field goal from Dmitry McDougle accounted for all of the first-half points for Chanhassen, which trailed 14-3 at halftime Oct. 15 at Class 4A top-10 Holy Angels.
Minnetonka and Edina, Edina and Minnetonka -- that's the scenario for the Section 2AAA soccer championships Tuesday, Oct. 19, at neutral site Prior Lake High School.
Hurt in a match with New Prague Sept. 14, Ellie Sieling missed 10 contests with an ankle injury for Bloomington Jefferson.
Minnetonka was runner-up at state in 2018 and 2019 to Edina in girls tennis. Ever since that last championship appearance, the Skippers are undefeated.
The reaction of senior Claire Carver told the story of the first 40 minutes between host Minnetonka and Chaska in the Section 2AAA girls soccer quarterfinals Oct. 12.
Top seeds Minnetonka, Edina and Eden Prairie advanced in the Section 2AAA boys soccer tournament, joined by top class newcomer Waconia in the semifinals.
This fall has been a return to close to normal as possible for high school sports with state tournaments back on the horizon.
Six seniors were honored during a Mound-Westonka/Holy Family girls swimming and diving meet against Litchfield on Oct. 7, a win for the home team.
Annandale ran three different quarterbacks on the field. They had four wide receiver sets, including Brady Spaulding, a 6’7” target, who stood a foot taller than most defensive backs.
What team has defeated Chaska the most since district play was introduced? That would be Orono, which defeated the Hawks in 2015, 2018 and 2020.
Top-ranked Minnetonka, coming off a playoff opener in which they did not surrender a game against Waconia, allowed just three games in a second-round team 7-0 victory over Chanhassen on Oct. 7.
Nolan Sutter bested his top time of the season by 19 seconds, a fourth-place time of 16 minutes, seven seconds, in a 180-runner field at Alexandria Lions Meet of Champions on Oct. 9 for Chaska.
Alex Gonikman scored his eighth goal of the season as Minnetonka moved within a draw or win of a boys soccer Lake Conference title with a 2-0 road win at st. Michael-Albertville on Oct. 7.
Mary Cate Ziembiec and Ashlyn Steding were inside the Minnetonka High School west gymnasium, scouting out a future opponent in Eden Prairie in late September.
Game one belonged to Sienna Ifill and her relentless attack from the right side, weaving her shot around the block, through the block, over the block.
Not often will a seventh grade boy runner find themselves on the varsity roster of a cross country team. Nolan Sutter did right from the start in 2018 for Chaska.
Kalina Fuglie won the 200- and 500-yard freestyle races, leading Chanhassen girls swimming and diving to a 119-66 win over Benilde-St. Margaret on Oct. 5 at Pioneer Ridge Middle School.
Bloomington Jefferson and Chanhassen entered Tuesday's match each with one loss in the Metro West Conference, still in the hunt for a league title with leader Chaska.
Benilde-St. Margaret entered play Tuesday with a perfect 12-0-0 record, a total of three goals allowed, 10 shutouts posted. Chanhassen gave them a run for their money.
Minnetonka suffered a pair of losses in a three-game stretch between Sept. 14 and 21, 1-0 to Edina and 3-1 to Minneapolis Southwest. Ever since the seventh-ranked Skippers boys soccer team is 5-0, having out scored opponents 23-2.
Coming off a week four win in which Chaska was held scoreless for more than 47 minutes, a last-minute touchdown and win at Waconia, being more creative offensively, finishing off opportunities were keys in week five Oct. 1.
Already with wins over Section 2AAAA opponents Prior Lake, Waconia and Chanhassen, down a set Saturday to fourth-ranked Shakopee, No. 6 Chaska rallied 21-25, 25-20, 24-26, 25-16, 15-11 to win in five games.
Thirteen-win Minnetonka fell to 1-3 against Section 2AAAA opponents, a 25-18, 25-19, 25-16 loss to Eden Prairie on Sept. 30.
Southwest Christian fell behind just 40 seconds in, but three second-half goals, including the first of the year in the return for senior Jon Brain, lifted the Stars to a 4-2 home win over Delano Sept. 30.
A well executed first half, Minnetonka controlling play much of the first 40 minutes, two Alyssa Marceau goals stood up in a 2-1 win over Eden Prairie at Einer Anderson Stadium Sept. 30.
Tom Loeffler rushed for more than 800 yards as a senior, a total of 10 touchdowns between carries and catches for Chanhassen High School in 2016.
Seven different Chaska swimmers won individual events, two from Sophie Dahl, in a 101-71 victory over St. Louis Park in Metro West Conference action Sept. 28 at Pioneer Ridge Middle School.
Second place on the line in the Metro West Conference, Chanhassen and Orono went long into the late afternoon, early evening, in a 4-3 Spartan decision on Sept. 28.
Holy Family Catholic showed its quickness -- evident on a through ball from Mary Furlong on a Maeve Kelly first-half goal -- in a 3-1 road win at Monticello on Sept. 28.
Chanhassen has played 40 minutes of solid soccer. They led unbeaten Orono -- the only time the Spartans have trailed this season -- they were tied at halftime with Metro West Conference leader St. Louis Park as well as Bloomington Kennedy and ranked Holy Family Catholic.
Taking possession at their own 48-yard line, 2:35 on the clock, a six-point lead, one touchdown would have been nice, but three scores, that changed the entire direction of Chanhassen's 26-6 win over Orono on Sept. 24 for Homecoming.
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