School hasn’t yet started, but the fall sports season kicks off Tuesday with the first official tennis matches of the season.
Minnetonka High School girls’ varsity and junior varsity will take part in the Mankato-West Invitational, which starts at noon.
For Hopkins High School, the junior varsity season began Monday with the girls’ junior varsity soccer jamboree at Hopkins against Benilde-St. Margaret's, Chanhassen and Eagan. The first varsity games are girls’ tennis matches that begin at noon Wednesday at St. Louis Park.
And all throughout the week are scrimmages as teams hone their skills for competition.
Other news you should know about:
- Music and Theater in the Park attendance dips: A total of 1,721 people attended this year’s eight Music in the Park concerts, down from 2,025 over nine concerts in 2012. Numbers weren’t helped by a rained-out event that saw 110 people attend. Rain caused Theater in the Park attendance to drop, too. This year’s series saw just 545 people attend four performances, with another performance cancelled entirely because of rain. Last year, 930 people attended Theater in the Park performances.