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Minnetonka Breezes

Minnetonka High School's Student News

Minnetonka Breezes

Minnetonka High School's Student News

Minnetonka Breezes

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That's a Wrap
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May 31, 2024

That’s a Wrap

Since I started writing and editing for Minnetonka Breezes 3 years ago, I’ve attacked each page and article with one goal in mind: to tell the stories of MHS’ greatest moments in sports in the best way I can. But, try as I may, that’s just impossible to do with only 8 Breezes issues per year. So, for my last Breezes issue, I’m going to step aside and let the MHS Varsity Coaches tell the stories of their respective programs themselves. I asked the head coach from every Varsity sport at Minnetonka to: “Give your best summary of the last 4 years of your sport at MHS in 2 sentences or less.” I got responses across the board, and without further ado, I’ll let the coaches do their thing. (PSA FOR THE FELLAS- If you have ANY interest in writing, consider Breezes. Especially in a newspaper, it’s super important to have different voices represented, and the fact there have been 2 other male editors in
my 3 years of Breezes is brutal. If you don’t like how Breezes always covers the same stuff from the same viewpoint, do something about it and sign up.) It’s been real, fellas.

“The last four years Minnetonka Boys Basketball went from a middle of the road lake conference team to winning the state title this past season. All credit to the work of our junior and senior classes the last four years.”
-Bryce Tesdahl, Boys’ Basketball

“We’ve built a program that has laid the foundation of success for future Skipper student-athletes.”
-Taylor Moon, Strength & Cond.

“One of the most amazing group of student athletes, coaches and administrators I have had the chance to work with in my 40 years in the profession.”

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-Brian Cosgriff, Girls’ Basketball

“We’ve been to state, but we are looking forward to participating in STATE. Individual players have qualified but the team is still working to make it back to STATE & compete as a team.”
-Howe Siegel, Boys’ Tennis

“Tonka Baseball has been the to the MSHSL State Tournament two out of the last three years. Our teams have been solid & productive in the “Win” column.”
-Paul Twenge, Baseball

“Our athletes continue the Skipper tradition of excellence in the pool and classroom! Minnetonka has been a power in the Lake Conference and the MSHSL and will continue to do so in the future.”
-John Bradley, Boys & Girls Swim & Dive

“Girls wrestling became a Minnesota State High School League sport, and Tonka had it’s first State place when Pheobe Kunerth placed 2nd in 2024. In 2023, Marco Christiansen became the first state champion for Minnetonka in 28 years.”
-Tracy Cassano, Girls’ Hockey

“Dominant – State Tournaments appearances each year. State AA Academic Champions. Lake Conference Champions 2x. Walser Edina Holiday Tournament Champions 2x. 3rd, 2nd, 4th, 3rd place finishes in State.”

-Josh Frie, Wrestling

“We have been an exemplary top level soccer program with an inclusive environment where players work hard, learn, have fun, and exceed their potential. ”

-Jeff Hopkins, Girls Soccer

We won the True team State 2 years in a row, 2022 and 2023, and we won the MSHSL State Meet in 2023 and were runners-up in 2022″
-Jane Reimer-Morgan, Girls Track & Field

“We were State Runners-up in 2022, and in 2020! Girls did amazing!”
-Jane Reimer-Morgan, Girls Cross Country

“Throughout the last four years, it has been incredible to see all the success MDT has had. This was possible due to the outstanding leaders, dedicated dancers, and the support we have received from family, friends and the community. ”
-Megan Schuler, Performance Dance

“We experienced both sides of the spectrum from the disappointment of the COVID years to the return to normalcy.”
-Karl Katzenberger, Volleyball

“A group that came together and grow as golfers, and forming friendships off the course. A group that was able to exceed others expectations for them and beat one of the best teams in the state to win sections in 2023.”
-Joe Carlson, Boys’Golf

“Outstanding leadership & talent by our Seniors of 2024! They have represented MHS with pride & team spirit.”

-Mary Beth Wiig, Fastpitch Softball

Our sport has had a blast with a great culture and great kids. We have been nagged with injuries but our guys have been resilient!
-Mark Esch, Football

“Post COVID, golf was the thing to do; participation doubled from pre-COVID days. Went from one individual state entrant in 2021 to team third place in 2023. The future is bright! ”
-Sara Martinson, Girls’ Golf

“Minnesota State Cheer Champs in 2021, 2023, and 2024, and UCA National and World School Cheer Champs in 2023 and Runner Ups in 2024.”
-Andre Brewer, Cheer

“We’ve grown tremendously over the last 4 years. We qualified for True Team State in 3/4 years placing 3rd twice. 2nd at MSHSL State Meet in 2023. Increased State Meet participants from 4 to 17 and set 8 school records in the last 3 years.”
-James Finch, Boys Track & Field

“Boys Soccer was a solid top-10 team and recorded a record of 52-13-10 over the past four seasons. We were in the Section Finale three times and won the Section 2AA title this past season.”

-Sean Goldsworthy, Boys Hockey

“During the past 4 seasons, Minnetonka has experienced tremendous team and individual player successes on and off the ice, including a State Championship, Lake Conference Championships, and a 29 game win streak.”

-Mike Rogers, Boys Soccer

“Lakers Adapted Sports are competitive and uplifting. The skills built from being involved will be valuable for a lifetime.”
-Kristin Goeser, Lakers Adapted Sports

“Alpine has an amazing community, great coaches, and isn’t truly an amazing team and such a fun sport.”
-Cece Terrell, Alpine Ski (Athlete)

“Our team is talented, strong, dedicated to becoming more!”
-Christine Myers, Gymnastics

“This is my second season coaching at Minnetonka and we had almost everyone return to Varsity this season. We’ve grown a lot as a team and have great potential heading into our section tournament.”
-Chandler DeZellar, Girls Lacrosse

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