Sports

Local Edina athletes, as well as current and retired professional hockey players, helped raise over $15,000 for the Angel Foundation at the Big Futures Tournament and Family Festival. The Big Futures Family Festival took place in April 20 at Schulz-Highland Arena.

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.

At a recognition banquet prior to the annual general membership meeting in November, Edina Soccer Club administrator Ann Buratti won the award for Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) Administrator of the Year. The award was well deserved.

Nordic skiing can whisper—at times the only sound resonating in winter’s air is the steady rhythm of skis caressing the snow, urging quick, smooth slides—even as muscles scream and lungs ache with every push to the finish.

Edina High School graduate Emma Crosby had an incredible college freshman year. Not only did her snowboard team at Westminster College in Salt Lake City win the collegiate nationals, but Crosby won the women’s national championship and was also named an academic all-American.

Former Edina High School and University of Minnesota hockey stars Bruce Carlson and Skip Thomas have tirelessly collected and compile

Edina resident Sarah Filby was introduced to weapons at age 7: swordplay meant not to harm, but foils (weapons) used in the sport of fencing.

As the Edina High School girls’ tennis team cranks up its season, you should know the team received the 2015 Minnesota Milestone Award as Minnesota’s “most inspiring and influential student-athletes, coaches and athletic leaders,

Brad Atol, head coach of Edina’s U14A girls’ hockey team, the Edina Green, says there’s no magic involved in being a championship team. The essentials are hard work, dedication, and, most importantly, comradery.

Cabin season is upon us, which means the boats are out and the water sports have begun. Lakes are speckled with families tubing, wakeboarding and water skiing—but not often do you see the kind of skiing Grant Robinson does.

For 40 years, Edina has been home to some of the most athletic kids in the country. The Edina Soccer Association, the force behind more than 1,400 kids getting outside in the summer, is a bit of a local treasure.

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