A punishing ground game, consistent quarterback play, and an opportunistic defense allowed the Wayzata Trojans to record a 38-21 victory over the Centennial Cougars on Friday, Nov. 9, in a Class 6A state quarterfinal matchup at Chanhassen High School.
Jojo Jorgenson has moved around a bunch. After living in Minnetonka for nine years when she was younger, her family returned for her senior year of high school.
Scott Jackson thought about all the past teams that came so close. The past players that came up one match short in 2009 and 2010. He wished they could have experienced what he and the Wayzata team felt Nov. 9.
Wayzata and Eagan, just how Trojans head coach Scott Jackson drew it up on the first day of practice on Aug. 11. No. 1 vs No. 2 for the Class 3A State Volleyball title.
Just two points from the unthinkable, Minnetonka players, arms around one another, with very few tears, thanked the crowd for their support.
On paper, not many expected Minnetonka Volleyball to repeat the kind of success that came in 2018. Twenty-four wins, a Lake Conference title, and a Section 2AAA championship appearance.
MINNETONKA — When Brent Sass graduated from Minnetonka High School in 1998 he didn’t see himself winning the Yukon Quest — twice.
The Wayzata volleyball program made five trips to the state tournament between 2004 and 2010, including two second-place finishes in 2009 and 2010. Since that 2010 runner-up finish however, the Trojans have been shut out of the state tournament.
The cross country season that began in the sweltering temperatures of August concluded on Saturday, Nov. 2, at St. Olaf College in Northfield with temperatures hovering in the low 30s.
All cross country season, it was Nick Scheller and Oliver Paleen. The Class AA State Meet winner likely going to come from one of the two.
What advanced the No. 8 seed Chaska through the Section 2AAA volleyball playoff bracket was strong passing, strong hitting and a belief that was unmatched.
Meghan Pierson was coming off her fastest 5,000-meter time, 18 minutes, 37 seconds, an all-state time in the 2018 Class AA Cross Country Meet.
The cross-country running programs at Wayzata High School have been so strong for the better part of two decades that it’s unusual to go a year without one of the two teams being crowned section champions. While this scenario did occur last week at the Section 6AA Meet on Oct. 23, competitor…
Jalen Suggs is a once-in-a-generation type athlete with Division I football and basketball programs fighting to retain his services. On Saturday, Oct. 26, the SMB (St. Paul Academy, Minnehaha Academy and Blake) senior quarterback showed the Section 5AAAA crowd why.
A third set needed in the Class AA State Girls Tennis doubles championship match, Minnetonka sophomore Annika Elvestrom and freshman Sarah Shahbaz weren't ready to settle for second-best again.
Chanhassen outplayed Minnetonka in game one. Karl Katzenberger, head coach of the Skippers, knew he needed something to get his team over the hump in the Section 2AAA quarterfinals Oct. 25.
Needing a one-match swing from two previous regular season meetings with Edina, Minnetonka, down in five matches in the Class AA State Girls Tennis Championship, suddenly found some momentum.
A line-up that featured three middle school runners, five underclassmen, Minnetonka's time to shine as a team in Section 6AA is likely for years to come.
A streak of 10-plus halves of shutout soccer, nearly 800 consecutive minutes without a non-penalty shot finding the back of the net, Minnetonka seemed in a good position tied with Maple Grove Oct. 22.
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A win likely giving Chanhassen the No. 3 seed in the upcoming Section 2-5A playoffs, a home game with two-win Bloomington Jefferson.
Edina's been the best team in the state of Minnesota all soccer season. Yet against Minnetonka in two regular season meetings, lapses allowed the Skippers chances at a victory.
Minnetonka is a team known for scoring off set pieces. Emilia Johnson decided why not just go for it. Everyone's expecting the pass.
The second meeting in two weeks, Holy Family Catholic and Orono boys soccer played the first 40 minutes going back and forth down the field, each having an understanding of how to defend.
Teammate versus teammate, one spot left into the state tournament, best friends before, best friends after for junior Ally Agerland and senior Cecily Cronin of Holy Family Catholic.
Eden Prairie the runaway champion in the boys Lake Conference Championships at Gale Woods Farm Oct. 10, the battle for second place was tight.
Catherine Moore was in street clothes Oct. 3 for Minnetonka's 2-0 upset win of Edina. The sidelines a place where the now Skipper senior captain spent too much of her time in recent years.
Shakopee had Minnetonka back on its heels, forcing constant pressure it felt over the final 30 minutes of the first half.
Minnetonka didn't lose a match in the Section 2AA Team Tournament, sweeping Jordan and Orono by 7-0 scores in the final four Oct. 8 at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.
A victory clinching Minnetonka's first Lake Conference title, scoreless at halftime, seniors Sophia Montague and Jelena Zbiljic found the net in the second half, a 2-0 road win at St. Michael-Albertville.
With one starter back on defense, three on offense, what was seen early in the season figured to look different as the season went on.
Minnetonka worked through the heat on Monday, the rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, all to prepare for second-ranked Edina. A Hornet team that handed them one of their two losses this season.
MEDINA — The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) has named a local golf instructor the 2019 Midwest Section Teacher of the Year.
The goal 14-year-old Teddy Townsend scored off the faceoff with less than two seconds remaining in a March PWAA regional playoff game knotted arch-rival Wayzata at 2-2.
Turning a losing program into a winning program is no small feat, especially in high school football where 11 players are on the field at a time. That’s what makes the situation at Mound-Westonka all the more incredible.
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