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Watching the baseball he smacked roll to the right-center field wall, BOLD junior Jordan Sagedahl figured he would reach third base.Getting waved home instead gave…
Undefeated BSM faces a Prior Lake team playing under a first-year coach.
Simley's Isabella McCauley won the Class 3A girls' championship with a record-tying score.
St. Thomas Academy, Eden Prairie, Benilde-St. Margaret's and Prior Lake win in boys' lacrosse state quarterfinals
The Cadets, first-time entrants, edged Mahtomedi in a state quarterfinal.
Veteran presence gives the Eagles stability on both ends of the field.
The Royals won the Class 2A team title in the last event.
Blaine junior Madison Schmidt, the first prep girl to clear 6 feet, defended her Class 2A title by winning an unusual two-person competition to determine the state champion.
Hopkins' relay teams are beating the clock this year.
Colin Hagstrom's role as the Mahtomedi lacrosse faceoff specialist typically is well-defined.Battle for the faceoff, which he often does successfully. And then, get off the…
Whether scoring late in the first half or clamping down on defense in the second half, Stillwater never allowed the girls' lacrosse Section 4 final…
Hopes for a 35-second clock and a reseeding of teams in the state's largest class were turned away from the Minnesota State High School League board, which approved added classes for three other sports.
Games came down to the wire with a walkoff or extra innings needed to win the championships.
Section 2 play for both boys and girls feature three ranked teams.
The state high school league's board of directors is scheduled to vote on a batch of proposals as its meeting on Monday, adding a third or fourth class to five sports.
Matt Everson won section Coach of the Year honors for leading East Ridge wrestling to its first state tournament berth. Several weeks later he learned he was out of a job.
Representatives from various sport officiating associations will answer questions for prospective official tonight at Tartan High School in Oakdale.
Since Aron Lipkin came out publicly last fall, the coach found mostly support, and a new awareness of derogatory behavior that can permeate the sports culture.
The changes were approved by the Minnesota State High School League, which also voted against a boys' volleyball bid to get consideration as a league-sanctioned activity.
DeLaSalle won its seventh state title in eight years and 12th overall.
Ryan Dufault had 30 points and Andrew Morgan 23 for Waseca.
The Islanders pulled away from Princeton in the second half.
Adam Williams four threes in the second half spark Tigers.
Top scorer J'Vonne Hadley broke a school record for points in a game set by a player on the 1961 tournament team.
Islanders use their height advantage to hold down Becker and claim 3A championship
Of the seven lead changes in Thursday's Class 3A semifinal featuring DeLaSalle and Holy Angels, six came during a frenzied late stretch.No. 1 seed DeLaSalle…
One night after praying her three-pointer at the buzzer would drop, guard Courtney Nuest and her Becker teammates received some divine intervention on the defensive…
The best players for Holy Angels and Fergus Falls in a Class 3A quarterfinal Wednesday at Williams Arena were on opposite ends of the emotional…
Early-season losses to strong Hopkins and Wayzata programs taught Ponies what they needed to improve. Those lessons made Stillwater a more complete team.
Bryce Brodzinski is fourth elite player in his family.
The referee missed an obvious goal, but the cameras did not. Luke Schmidt's goal was awarded and the second Greenway goal was wiped off the books.
Hornets score early in overtime to topple Eden Prairie for 13th championship
Take it from the coach of champion St. Cloud Cathedral, who could sense the extra anticipation and emotion at Xcel Energy Center.
Finally, on its ninth state tournament trip and seventh semifinal appearance, St. Cloud Cathedral broke through and reached its first championship game.The second-seeded Crusaders defeated…
Edina was Edina in the first period of Friday's semifinal — fast, quick and relentless. St. Thomas Academy, meanwhile, was unrecognizable.The Hornets pounced, putting the…
The storied program almost wasn't, and now it's playing for glory last experienced 50 years ago.
Ryan O'Neill scored twice as St. Thomas Academy finally won a 2A quarterfinal
Eden Prairie coach anticipated an overtime loss in 2011 and Thursday
North Branch boys' hockey coach Matt Cottingham didn't blink last weekend when shelling out the cash that allowed him to connect with the…
Bryce Brodzinski, the youngest of four brothers, makes Blaine boys' hockey a team to contend with.
Senior defenseman who endured lows of Hawks program got to shine as catalyst for a conference champion.
Instead of falling into an early clash with a top seed, the Eagles became one.
The Bears' decisive goal vs. the Pioneers came on the penalty kill.
The Greyhounds denied Andover its first state tournament berth with an overtime win in the section final for the second year in a row.
Ninth-ranked Eagles hold off Holy Family Catholic in the closing minutes.
Loud, partisan crowds and top-caliber competition meet at arenas statewide starting Wednesday with a double-header at Mariucci Arena.
Edina falls behind three times before scoring in second OT for third title in row
Bill Kronschnabel, coordinator of hockey officials for the Minnesota State High School League, said the calls were correct.
Annie Kuehl scored with 38.4 seconds to keep the Hornets' three-peat hopes alive
Brainerd/Little Falls girls' hockey coach Jim Ernster saw Friday's semifinal against favored Andover as a race to a deciding third goal. As the teams prepared…
David Marvin's son, Max, died by suicide at the family's home in December. Warroad's girls' hockey team is in St. Paul this weekend vying for a title but there is a void. ""I try to hold it together pretty well with the girls, but they know," David Marvin said.
Definitive? That's up to individual puck heads. Darn good hockey players? That much is certain when it comes to the Star Tribune's Top 25 players…
Blake star defender is defined by her dedication.
The Hornets, who defeated top-ranked Blake in the section finals, open Class 2A state tournament play on Thursday at Xcel Energy Center. Warroad earned the top seed in Class 1A.
Hornets get past Blake for state tournament berth for second consecutive year
Andover freshman defenseman Madison Kaiser received the nickname "mad dog" by her girls' hockey teammates this season, owing a little to her first name and…
The board is expected to take action on a procedural step at its March 22 meeting after hearing from three leaders of the sport, which is growing in popularity.
Predicting the survivor will be tough over the next two weeks in Class 2A's most talent-rich section
Teddy Lagerback missed his team's game Thursday after suffering the injury last Saturday in a Hockey Day Minnesota game played on Lake Bemidji with temperatures near 20 below zero.
Pregame rituals have gone a long way with Champlin Park goalie Brennan Boynton. So did a vote of confidence from his coaches that kept him in a Rebels sweater.
A Star Tribune review of high school penalty data from more than 18,000 games played throughout Minnesota over nine seasons reveals a significant drop in calls for checking from behind and boarding infractions.
His father, a former pro football quarterback, said his son, who helped lead Lakeville North to a Prep Bowl title, is "a need and a want'' for the Cornhuskers.
Soccer and track and field coaches both want three classes for their sport.
Also coming: A live-streamed game of the week.
Several games pitting top-ranked teams against one another have produced some intriguing results already this season. Andover entered the week atop the Let’s Play…
Rochester Lourdes wins its fifth state championship.
Lakeville North tapped into its experience to reclaim an edge with the Class 6A Prep Bowl on the line.
SMB wins its first state crown behind junior's 3 TDs against Willmar on run, pass and interception
In his first year with the Cadets, former Gophers coach and administrator Dan O'Brien has the team, led by hard-running Brendan McFadden, in position to win its first football state title since 1975
Three coaches who lost to both Eden Prairie and Lakeville North supply insights, as do our staff analysts.
McFadden runs for three TDs, including 71-yarder.
The unbeaten Rochester school ended the Pioneers' 24-game win streak.
The Governors could not stop Drey Dirksen.
Nic Krueger rushes for two touchdowns, and the Eagles move on to play for another state title
Brothers Izaiah and Zach Yeager have blossomed at Minneapolis North
A 25th anniversary state tournament will cap off the 2018-2019 campaign, which is in its second week of games even as most winter sports are barely getting started.
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