Thursday, May 16, 2013
Piper Jensen helped the Skippers win the Lake Conference Championships.
Minnetonka athlete Piper Jensen set a new school and conference record in the triple jump, helping the Skippers dominate Tuesday’s Lake Conference Championships at Eden Prairie. Jensen placed first by jumping 38-feet-seven-inches. Overall, Minnetonka came away with 130 points—42.34 points more than second-place Eden Prairie, according to Athletic.net. According to the Minnetonka Track & Field and Cross Country Association, other highlights include:
Saturday, January 12, 2013
They’ll next compete Jan. 17 at Hopkins.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the place Hopkins finished last week. Following a fourth-place finish Thursday, the Royelles are in second place as they prepare for the final Lake Conference meet of the season. The Hopkins High School dance team finished fourth at the Edina kick meet. That leaves them with a total of 18 points for the season, behind only Wayzata’s 25 points. Hopkins is second among the five schools in the conference for kick meets. The final conference competition will be a jazz meet, in which it also sits in second place. That meet takes place Jan. 17 at Hopkins. The Royelles have at least three more meets after conference competition ends, including the 2AAA section meet Feb. 2. …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The Lake Conference hockey programs are known for their depth, talent and tradition. It's a fellowship each school appreciates year in and year out.
Last February in front of a packed Xcel Energy Center, Amy Petersen–a sophomore on the Minnetonka girls hockey team–made school history. The Skippers' forward scored a late goal in the Class AA state championship game over Edina, handing Minnetonka its first girls hockey state title. The win officially put Minnetonka atop Minnesota’s girls hockey mountain and, in a who’s who of hockey talent in the Lake Conference, made the Skippers the team to beat. It’s a trend within the conference for both boys and girls. Last year alone the Lake Conference—comprised of Edina, Wayzata, Eden Prairie, Hopkins and Minnetonka—had six NHL draft picks, seven total Mr. and Ms. Hockey finalists and won both the boys and girls Class AA titles. “It’s a great …
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The new Lake Conference will be intriguing with the addition of defending state champion Eden Prairie. Patch fills you in on what you need to know for the 2011 season.
The Lake Conference has an all new feel to it this season, and from a baseball perspective that should mean quality games all spring. After conference re-alignment last summer, the Classic Lake Conference essentially lost Robbinsdale Armstrong to the Northwest Suburban Conference and added Eden Prairie to form the new Lake Conference. The Eagles will join Wayzata, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Edina this spring. “It’s one of the toughest conferences in the state,” Edina coach Mike Olson said. “You add Eden Prairie and it just becomes an unbelievable conference from top to bottom.” So what does that mean for you baseball fans? Patch has broken down some of the key elements of this year’s baseball season. Top teams —Eden Prairie won the 12-team …
Monday, April 4, 2011
The Skippers will have a difficult conference to deal with, but Minnetonka hopes to be competitive and build off last year's 13-8 record
MINNETONKA BASEBALL 2010 record: 13-8 Conference record: 5-7 Section 2AAA tournament: lost to Chaska 5-1 The Minnetonka baseball team finished near the bottom of the conference during the regular season and fell to Chaska in the first round of the section tournament. But that disappointing finish isn’t keeping head coach Paul Twenge from remaining optimistic. “I see it as being a team that will show up and be competitive,” Twenge said. “It should be a team that’s fighting to be a conference contender.” Key losses Minnetonka essentially had all its chips in one pot last year, and is left with just three remaining players on the varsity level. The challenge now is to manage a much younger roster of fresh-eyed players, Twenge said. “…
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Minnetonka's boys and girls varsity ski teams both finished at a Lake Conference 5K freestyle meet at Hyland Lake Park Reserve in what their coach called "essentially our first race of the season."
It was only Dec. 15, but to Minnetonka Nordic ski coach, Mike Mason, it felt like February, state meet time. "Section 6 is like a mini state meet," he said as the boys varsity racers lined up for Wednesday's Lake Conference 5K freestyle race at Hyland Lake Park Reserve in Bloomington. Four Lake Conference teams – Minnetonka, Hopkins, Edina and Eden Prairie – reside in the section. Only Wayzata is in a different section, and the Trojans' boys team finished third at state last season and its girls team finished second. So Mason knew the races would be a good test for his teams. "This was essentially our first race [of the season]," Mason said. The Skippers only previous meet was a conference meet on Dec. 9 that consisted mainly of relays. …