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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.
The sophomore holds the program record for the high jump, breaking the previous mark that stood since 1983.
Blaine girls' lacrosse is taking opponents' best shots after making state last year.
Smith, a junior, broke the Mustangs' record in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles, which had stood since 1999. Sharma, a sophomore, is just four-hundreths of a second off tying the program's 100-meter dash mark set 2000.
Wayzata won its fifth consecutive Class 3A True Team state title and Minnetonka its first since 1992.
Beginning next year, early week will focus on arm instruction and conditioning.
Tyler Creelman survived a broken home and found a sport he loved.
"North Dakota is a warning shot across the bow for women's hockey," said Brad Frost, coach of the Gophers women's hockey program. "Hockey is king up there so to see it get cut is an eye-opener."
The Cougars are 4-1 because of pitching and timely hitting.
Denzel Brown and Anna Keefer took the spotlight in the Hamline Elite Meet.
Ben van der Sman has high hopes on the court for himself and the Raptors.
The team met with the MSHSL about holding prep games at Eagan stadium.
Amid a season of high school sports accomplishments came winning performances that emphasized perfection.
Higher ticket prices, moving tournament semifinals and finals to U.S. Bank Stadium and getting the new facility rent-free fueled a revenue surge and drop in expenses.
Every two years the MSHSL reclassifies teams based on enrollment, while section placement is based on geography. Fewer than 10 percent get changed.
Razor-sharp Islanders add speed to the mix, extend 3A title streak to six
The Polars move within one win of a repeat title.
Goanar Mar leads Islanders to championship game against high-flying Austin.
Willie Braziel returned to peaking Columbia Heights, and has the team at state for the first time since 2011.
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