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Champlin Park is pinning hopes for a return trip to the state volleyball tournament largely on junior Sydney Hilley.
A late Panthers pick-six sealed a season-opening victory over East Ridge.
This fall, girls’ cross-country races go from 4K (2½ miles) to 5K (3.1 miles), equal to the distance run by the boys.
Hope, excitement and anticipation shot through the Panthers’ first day in helmets.
But Ramirez stayed hot with yet another goal.
Rather than dividing the money among hundreds of schools and mailing checks barely worth their postage, the Minnesota State High School League’s Board of Directors voted Tuesday to suspend state tournament reimbursement for a year.
Mike Pendino’s program had used ineligible players.
Manny Lagos expects wins and big crowds in fall season.
The last player introduced, Miguel Ibarra received a standing ovation from an announced team record crowd of 9,342 fans and another when he scored.
Midfielder Miguel Ibarra will play his final match with Minnesota at Blaine’s National Sports Center Stadium on Saturday and then depart for Club Leon, a team in Liga MX, the top level of the Mexican soccer league system.
His last game as a Loon will be Saturday in Blaine.
The freshman celebrated the team title with friends, but reluctantly was a co-medalist.
The timeout Lakeville North boys’ lacrosse coach Jeff Wright didn’t call in Tuesday’s state tournament quarterfinal became his best move all game.With his team clinging…
The Class 3A baseball state tournament features defending champion Mounds View and, after a 20-year absence, Anoka.
Lucille Hoelscher carried the baton and the flu on her anchor leg of the Skippers’ 4x800-meter relay.
Lakeville North's Rohrbach will play lacrosse at the Air Force Academy next season. The focus now is the state tournament, beginning with a game against The Blake School on Tuesday.
The all-around athlete also won the 100-meter title as other state records fall.
Joe Klecker outkicked injuries, then a solid field in the Class 2A 3,200.
Past injuries have upended the Hopkins distance runner, but he is healthy and top-seeded.
Maple Grove, a runner-up last season in the state softball tournament, returns with something to prove.
Soaring more than 11 feet off the ground is rare altitude for an eighth-grader. No one told Mounds View newcomer Julia Fixsen, however.
Taking more drastic action than four school districts before it, the Minnesota State High School League suspended the coaches after a protest at the state tournament that the league’s president deemed the “worst I’ve seen.”
The league’s action goes significantly beyond disciplinary actions approved earlier by the Chaska, Eastview, Lakeville South and Wayzata school districts.
Miguel Ibarra helps put Minnesota United FC on the map
United FC scored early in the latest match, but remains winless against the New York club.
Anoka-Hennepin and Chanhassen/Chaska/Prior Lake/Shakopee won state championships.
Siblings Michelle Schneider and Jacki Wincek are rare female officials working Minnesota high school adapted soccer, floor hockey and softball games. Players sometimes cheer when they arrive at games.
Can anyone unseat the Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound-Westonka adapted softball dynasty? The Robins won a sixth consecutive crown in the PI Division (physically impaired) last season. In…
The Mounds View boys’ tennis team takes motivation from last season’s section tourney as it seeks to win the title this year.
At the end of World War II 70 years ago, America finally got back to baseball, boxing and all the games we love. Former Vikings coach Bud Grant, now 88 years old, and others remember the era.
Justin Davis has developed into one of the NASL’s top players because of his toughness.
Team depth and smart ball distribution has the Coon Rapids girls’ lacrosse team poised for a strong playoff run.
Anoka baseball players didn’t need to avoid Alex Farley for fear of jinxing his no-hitter
Edison coach says of Lewis sisters, ‘Their gifts can influence many’
The Lewis sisters helped the Tommies’ program balloon from a combined eight boys and girls in 2013 to 50 to 60 kids on the two rosters this season. Most of the 26 girls are sophomores or younger.
The 29th annual True Team track and field state meet takes place Friday.
Minnesota United FC defeated previously unbeaten Atlanta before 9,000-plus in Blaine.
The Loons’ top goalkeepers resemble sweepers at times.
The sound of metal crashing into metal at track and field meets this spring marks Terrance Howard’s arrival into the pantheon of elite discus throwers.
Business in the United FC front office in Golden Valley since the MLS announcement has been anything but usual — and that’s a good thing, said Todd Abramson, chief operating officer.
In front of a record 9,233 fans Saturday night, the Loons gave up a late goal after a controversial call to draw with San Antonio.
New records and surprise finishes were part of Friday's action at Hamline for the 10th Hamline Elite Meet.
The Hamline Elite Meet, which turns 10 this Friday, has proved to be a track and field showcase.
Legacy Christian Academy sophomore Josh Peterson enjoyed a solid week from the plate and the mound, leading the Lions to a pair of victories.Peterson, a…
Mandatory headgear would change the game too much, state coaches say.
Mandatory headgear would change the game too much, state coaches say
Leading Spring Lake Park to its first boys’ hockey state tournament and winning Class 1A coach of the year honors were not enough for…
The Loons, the NASL’s best team in 2014, have nearly everyone back plus several key additions
The Robbinsdale Robins PI Division adapted softball team will host its second annual Lloyd Olson adapted softball tournament Friday and Saturday at Armstrong High School in Plymouth.
With three seniors in its top six, maybe the girls’ golf team at Legacy Christian Academy isn’t that young anymore.
MLS was sold on untapped fan base in crowded Twin Cities market
Wednesday's announcement of a Major League Soccer franchise for Minnesota was attended by a group of enthusiastic soccer supporters.
Major League Soccer, the top league in the U.S., is expected to announce Wednesday that Minnesota is getting an expansion franchise, most likely for the 2018 season.
The Fridley girls’ golf team is led by a fivesome who have played together since middle school.
Track and field meets in March in Minnesota don’t offer the luxury of blue skies, sunshine and grass. Solid indoor performances, however, still count.
Eagles win title in first state tournament.
Venue expenses have surged 55 percent in the past 10 years to about $2 million in 2013-14, according to the Minnesota State High School League. During that same span, ticket sales for all tournaments with paid admission rose about 5.2 percent.
Marshall’s Sarah Buysse walked to the free-throw line late in Thursday’s tight game, steeling herself for two big shots.“I was thinking, ‘I’ve done this a…
Just 1 minute and 19 seconds into the Class 3A quarterfinal between New Prague and Kasson-Mantorville on Wednesday, trainers helped KoMets senior guard Cori Kennedy…
The Sabers used offensive rebounding to edge White Bear Lake, although their leading scorer had to nurse a sore ankle.
Meet the fastest foursome in the history of Columbia Heights’ track program.
If the old saying is true that history is written by victors, then three top north metro boys’ basketball programs will have to settle for being 2015 state tournament footnotes.
Apple Valley handed Champlin Park its first loss of the season in the Class 4A boys' basketball championship while DeLaSalle made it four titles in a row in Class 3A on Saturday.
Big Brock Bertram shined throughout the Eagles’ 64-61 state championship victory.
The teams met in the Class 1A semifinals the past two years, each winning once.
Grab-and-go, a term usually reserved for a grocery store’s deli section, aptly described DeLaSalle’s performance Thursday against Mankato East. However the top-ranked Islanders’ defenders got…
The Governors were upset by St. Paul Central in the section finals in 2014.
Ryan Hauge knew public perception about his team was less than positive after graduating 11 seniors from last season’s Class 4A state tournament team.
The controversial measure passed as an overflow crowd looked on at the Minnesota State High School League offices in Brooklyn Center.
Jake Jaremko followed in footsteps of multiskilled Elks standout Paul Martin.
Lakeville North turns back scrappy Greyhounds for 2A title and flawless season
A record sixth consecutive Class 1A championship game appearance by Hermantown ended with another loss, this one in overtime
Injured Edina star Dylan Malmquist couldn’t play as the Hornets lost chance for a third title in a row.
Lakeville North sputtered a bit until scoring four goals in the third period.
East Grand Forks saw one of its players checked hard into the Mahtomedi bench. The Zephyrs’ goalie was dazed as the Green Wave crashed the…