Fencing mask, foil and glove on a blue wood floor.

Recent Minnetonka High School Grad Competes at Nationals. Fencer Nolan Chez secures Division I spot at the University of the Incarnate Word.

For the past two years, Donny Mark was the assistant coach of the Twin Cities’ professional soccer team, Minnesota United, giving him a front-row seat to see what makes a high-level athlete succeed. “In order to play at a higher level, you have to develop as a player,” Mark explains.

Minnetonka High School has a storied tradition of producing top-tier athletes in a wide variety of sports. But recently, the sheer abundance of elite athletes who wear Skippers baseball jerseys has many spectators turning their heads.

If you haven’t done so yet, we’ll wait while you google Hockey Moms.

Ice = hockey, right? Not so fast. At its dry-land hockey facility, the 10 Sports Centre in Long Lake offers indoor, ice-free practice space and programming for hockey players at all levels.

The Orono U13 and U14 Girls Soccer teams made it their mission this year to experience the Women’s FIFA World Cup. They washed cars, sold Orono “wrappers” and ran a raffle, raising a grand total of $22,000.

The first time a young Coco Kaminski set foot on the ice, her parents put her on a frozen Lake Minnetonka to learn to skate with her siblings. “As soon as I could have skates on my feet, my mom strapped skates on me,” says Coco, whose full name is Colette.

Minnetonka’s Sara Goff just can’t stay out of the water.

In the lake area, outdoor activities aren’t hard come by—especially activities on the water.

The running experience in the lake area got a boost in 2014 with the first Lake Minnetonka Running Series.

Minnetonka Community Education will be hosting its seventh annual dodgeball tournament for fifth- through eighth-graders on March 21.The event is run and planned by the Youth Development Council (YDC), a group o