Sports

Edina High School junior Margeaux Pederson pressed the butt of her shotgun into her right shoulder, using her left hand to take aim. “Pull!” She fired her grandfather’s shotgun, an Ithaca 20 gauge, at a clay pigeon as it leapt into the sky, and—crack!

Jamie Glover has always been at home in the sports arena. As a kid growing up in Edina, she played everything from little league to fast-pitch softball and Junior Olympic volleyball.

“I don’t know how I got the goalie bug,” says Steve Carroll, owner of Carroll Goalie School (CGS).

Tyler Nanne has always dreamed about playing hockey for the University of Minnesota. After deciding to transfer from Ohio State due to medical reasons, Nanne is glad to be back in his home state and able to carry on the tradition of being a third-generation of Nanne Golden Gopher hockey players.

Sami Reber always saw herself coming back to Edina one day. After graduating from Edina High School in 2011, Reber left to play hockey for Harvard.

Player-friendly, family-friendly, coach-friendly. If that type of sports experience sounds attractive, you aren’t alone. In its fall 2015 season, Ed Luterbach’s flag football league (Edina Boys Flag Football, EBFF, of which Luterbach is commissioner) included almost 300 boys.

Youth hockey all over the region has seen a decline in participation over the past few years. This is a result of many factors, from heightened cost to increased competitiveness.

When Will Hayden was 4 years old, his father Tim began to show him everything he knew about golf. Fast-forward, when Tim takes Will on a golf excursion to Doral, Florida, after Will didn’t make the varsity golf team.

Edina pickleball players finally have home-court advantage. Thanks to a generous donation from Edina’s Mooty family, Rosland Park will now feature five side-by-side pickleball courts. In July, there was a grand opening celebration to officially present the courts to the community.

In 1996, former athletic director for Edina High School Steve Dove reached out to Sun Current sportswriter John Sherman with an idea. He suggested they create a Hall of Fame to honor some of Edina’s great athletes.

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