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Centennial scoring machine Gabbie Hughes has helped drive her team to state
Hornets defeat Blake in unusual section final between defending girls' hockey state champions
Shoot first, worry about aiming later.So went St. Paul United's offensive game plan for Thursday's Class 1A, Section 4 championship game. The team's main obstacle:…
Scott Stanfield's resignation inspired his athletic director, Charlie Campbell, and his peers throughout the metro area to revisit how best to make coaches want to stay in an environment fueled by intense parental expectations that can boil over into conflict.
At least half the Class 2A girls' hockey teams ranked in the top 10 won't survive this week's section semifinals and championships.
Trent Tucker, director of athletics for Minneapolis high schools, and Southwest High School AD Ryan Lamberty both made news Friday.
Osseo's Zach Theisen and Irondale's Sophie Findell are both record setters.
Tyheem Cobb practices with two former college wrestlers at 133 and 141.
Dave Stead has led the high school league as executive director the past 30 years.
Last season, the group helped Champlin Park to its first 20-victory season in more than a decade.
Michael Jones averages 28.1 points but is under the radar in a strong class.
Coaches' association proposing to add games as a way to retain top talent.
Three Huskies on the 2015 state tournament team are leading current group.
Growing emphasis on strength and conditioning to serve a broad spectrum of prep athletes has schools spending hundreds of thousands of dollars for weight room equipment and improvements.
Those seeking to show home games of the school's highest-profile sports team on the Internet must pay a $100 per-game fee, imposed to counter effects of an attendance drop.
St. Paul Johnson and North St. Paul will play in the first game at the Minnesota Wild's new practice facility.
Girls' hockey assistant crossed privacy norms.
The team captains pushed each other in practice to improve.
Pressure leads to eight St. Croix Lutheran fumbles as Pioneers finish unbeaten.
The Eagles gave up only 72 passing yards to Minnetonka after halftime.
Holy Angels makes a few big plays at right time in securing its first championship
Unified Minnetonka plays Eden Prairie at 7 p.m. at U.S. Bank Stadium, the third Prep Bowl meeting between Nelson and Eagles coach Mike Grant.
If it's a big Eden Prairie play, chances are Antonio Montero made it
He will replace longtime executive director Dave Stead early next year.
The Huskies aired it out for 451 passing yards.
Hill-Murray in hockey and Champlin Park gymnast Chaney Neu among those to watch
Lumberjacks back in title game for first time in 41 years.
Erich Martens, a high school principal in central Minnesota, is expected to replace Dave Stead as the organization's executive director.
Leading by only six points at halftime, the Eagles ground down resilient Maple Grove.
After Maple Grove's stunning rally, the Crimson now must solve Eden Prairie in the Class 6A state semifinals.
Jason Williamson has hit that mark twice this year.
The Raiders last made it this far in the state tournament six years ago.
The season started with four Marines waiting for the Orioles for a morning workout after a lock-in at the school. It continues Friday night with a quarterfinal match-up against Brainerd.
Wayzata swept the boys' and girls' Class 2A titles in Northfield.
Two former state champions will duel in Class 1A girls' race.
Ponies answer early goal with five, will play Wayzata in final.
The offense put up points but made mistakes along the way.
Blaine scored on the opening kickoff and was relentless vs. Armstrong
After brief stutter, Bobby Striggow's three TDs lead Spartans in first round
School teams are less important to today's athletes, but for their coaches, the demands of the job -- and expectations -- continue to grow. The third of a three-part series on the state of youth sports.
Fiery drive started early for Meredith Haakenson of Maple Grove.
Foot speed, instinctive ball touch propels Edina's Matt Lindberg.
Danny Callahan threw two touchdown passes as Cretin-Derham Hall defeated Roseville.
Veer offense run to perfection as St. Croix Lutheran scores first 41 points
They're honoring prep teams and hope to host games at Eagan site
The Packers upset the unbeaten Zephyrs.
Jalen Suggs ignites Wolfpack offense with four TD strikes.
Eagles remain undefeated with strong start, finish against Park.
Sapp, a defensive back renowned for great speed, has a history of knee injuries and just underwent his third surgery.
Football's new landscape has forced teams to redefine rivalries
The Cougars made certain they pushed to the end.
Top-ranked Eden Prairie's stars outshine No. 2 Lakeville North
Senior captain Antonio Montero has done it all for the Eagles as linebacker/running back/kicker
Anna Fenske, Tierney Wolfgram and Grace Ping are the fastest in the nation in their class.
The Trojans rallied in the second half and then held on.
Coon Rapids opted down to Class 5A for the next two high school football seasons while defending Class 5A champion St. Michael-Albertville makes its debut in Class 6A.
New faces at the helms of big-school programs starved for success don't shrink from challenge.
Eight starters return from the Huskies' third-place team.
A look at metro-area athletes succeeding in sports beyond the traditional high school realm.
New coaches at DeLaSalle, Lakeville South and East Ridge embrace the opportunity.
Eagan's attacking scheme buries Benilde, nets title.
Two-out walk is catalyst; wild pitch culminates it.
Cole Powell scored the game-winning goal for the Wildcats in overtime.
Joanna Kim led the Hornets after not playing at state in 2016.
The Trojans' 6-8 senior edged defending champion Ben Sigel by one shot as Wayzata won the team title by two strokes over Minnetonka.
The Trojans beat second-seeded Eden Prairie by one goal.
Anna Keefer and Denzel Brown set the pace Saturday with their performances.
North St. Paul golfer Logan Xiong tied for 65th last spring but set his sights much higher for this week's tournament.
Maple Grove senior runs away in boys' 3,200; girls' winner has a tighter battle.
Notable numbers to ponder as state track and field action begins Friday morning at Hamline University.
If passed, the rule would be in place for 2017 football season.
Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka reigns in the PI division. St. Cloud earned the CI crown.
The Tigers' different energy this spring led to a section title.
Anthony Bengtson, Riley Wisniewski have adapted teams back in championship chase.
Denzel Brown has had hurdles put before him, like learning to trust.
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