Sports

  When Excelsior’s Jim Peck and his baseball buddy Fritz Soule from Mound founded the Gopher Classic in the 1970s, it was a rather modest project. The pair recruited 16 local teams to play in the American Legion tournament, which was held in early July at two local ball parks. “We ran it as a [...]

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Twenty-five years ago this month, I was out at Dred Scott Playfield in Bloomington, shooting photos at a Minnesota Sports Federation state women’s softball tournament. That is the day I met Leroy “Oz” Mullerleile.

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When the Lake baseball coaches met recently to select the all-conference team for 2014, they chose 15 seniors and one sophomore. That sophomore, Hopkins outfielder Jon Koch, was an impact player in his first year on varsity. Eden Prairie’s four selections – Corey Binger, Dan Loats, Jack Sullivan and Ryan Zimmerman – led the Eagles [...]

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Eden Prairie High School placed several of its golfers on the 2014 all-Lake Conference teams. Eden Prairie’s boys team was third in the Lake Conference with a 3-5 record while the Eagle girls squad posted a 3-4 third-place mark. Edina was the Lake boys champion while Wayzata claimed the girls title. Eden Prairie senior Ryan [...]

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