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UPDATE: Participation Fees and Varsity Letter Awards Position

District Athletic Department’s Position on Participation Fee Refunds and Varsity Letters “The Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) Athletic Department is offering refunds for participation fees paid for the spring sports season. Contact your school Athletic Director to request this refund. If you desire, your paid participation fees can be donated to the school’s Athletic Department or

Cancellation of Remainder of 2019-2020 Activities

MSHSL Statement on Cancelling 2019-20 Activitites Consistent with Executive Order 20-41 issued by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on April 23, 2020, to extend the Distance Learning Period through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year the Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors has declared that effective immediately: • Minnesota State High School League

Interested in Girls Tennis 2020?

The season starts at 3:30, Monday, August 17, 2020 at Pershing Park Tennis courts. Tryouts for Varsity begin that week. Here are some tennis sites to check out for playing tennis BEFORE August: Joining a JTT program at any of these clubs is suggested. It offers both drills and competitive play. Questions

COVID-19 Update

Laker Athletes and Fans, Spring Athletics have been suspended till May 4th. Pending a reopening of schools by the Governor, return to participation protocols will be determined and communicated by the MSHSL Board and MSHSL staff. Stay safe & healthy. -SW Athletic Department


Minneapolis Southwest supports #BeTheLightMN. At 8pm this evening, our stadium lights stayed on for 20 minutes and 20 seconds in honor of our Seniors, the class of 2020. We will miss all our LAKERS! You will always be FAMILY.  

2020-21 Girls Tennis Information

MPLS City Champions: 1978, 1984, 1985, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Twin Cities Champions: 1978, 2007, 2008, 2015, 2016, 2018 Conference Champions: 1978, 1984, 1985, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018   Coaches Names & Email:  Susan Neet, Varsity Head Coach, Tim Burke, Varsity Assistant Coach,

Nick Flaskamp heads to State Wrestling Tournament

Southwest football and wrestling standout Nick Flaskamp is headed to the MSHSL State Wrestling Tournament this week for the 3rd time. Wrestling in #182lbs weight class, Flaskamp continues to break school records. Including:  -Now a 3x State Entrant(tied for most in SW history) -9th on the SW all-time win list (73 career) -Became the 4th Section Champ

Spring Sports Information

Hello Laker Students Athletes & Parents,   Please join us on Monday, February 24th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for Spring Sports Registration. Our athletic department staff will be located in the Laker Commons collecting Eligibility Packets and helping students/parents complete spring sports registration. If you cannot attend Registration night, we have a helpful