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Benilde's third-quarter charge wasn't enough to drown the Lakers.
The Eagles took advantage of defensive lapses by Parkers Prairie.
Benilde-St. Margaret's patience and freshman Matthew Dowden's poise kept the Red Knights undefeated and a step closer to their boys' lacrosse state championship mission.Dowden scored…
Wayzata's Tristan Nelko jumped from 30th place last year to first as a senior.
Seventh-grader Kathryn Van Arragon, playing for Blaine, takes first with 1-under total.
Zephyrs play smarter against reigning titlists Eagan.
Allyson Weiss captures triple jump after learning of state honor.
Girls' golf team enjoying rare trip to the state tournament.
Minneapolis Washburn's Emily Covert crossed the finish line in 10 minutes, 6.19 seconds, only 76 hundredths of a second faster than Holy Family's Bria Wetsch in 2006.
Here's a look at some of the story lines for this weekend's state track and field meet in St. Paul.
Coaches want them, but activities directors don't.
More than half the state prep football coaches responding to a recent survey said their participation numbers are dropping, and concern over player safety is only one of the reasons why.
Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka and St. Cloud Area scored season lows in runs scored Saturday, but both adapted softball program repeated as state champions.
Defending adapted softball state champions Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka and St. Cloud Area bring undefeated records into their title defenses.
Junior Caleb VanArragon of Blaine has qualified three times already.
Team won 14 in a row to earn No. 3 seed in playoffs.
Wayzata boys win True Team state title for sixth year in a row while girls win first crown
The Ponies' lacrosse team followed a big win with a disappointing loss.
Prep athletes connect to their roots in the game. "They're born with it; it's in their genes," says the founder of Twin Cities Native Lacrosse.
Jonathan Mann, a Gophers football recruit, won the 110-hurdles Friday night.
Felled by a stroke that disabled his left side, Maple Grove's Sawyer French is back on the track.
Brock Bliese, Class 1A individual state champion in 2014 and 2015, can become just the second boys' golfer to win three state tournament titles.
By mutual agreement, teams now can play two 5-inning games in a doubleheader format for the rest of this season only.
Daylong event will launch new season, put spotlight on steady growth.
Finishing second feels likea win with the Wayzata standout's team-first attitude.
League staff and board members discussed ways to increase revenue through two primary streams: ticket prices and school activities fees.
The Tigers played 13 games vs. top 20 teams.
Cooper applies pressure but doesn't feel it, throttles Northfield for Class 3A girls' basketball title
Cooper used defense to make up for lack of size, frazzle Northfield and win first state title
The Hawks had 13 steals in beating Willmar.
Taller Raiders overpower Grand Rapids eventually.
Cooper makes its trip to state as the favorite, Mankato West as a long shot.
The Gophers recruit was named Mr. Hockey.
Orono’s Landon Wittenberg leads the season highlight reel with his game-winning goal. But his many victories at the faceoff dot also meant a great deal…
Sticks, gloves and helmets went flying Saturday as jubilant Orono players celebrated their first Class 1A state championship. In December, a thrown water bottle in…
"HERMANTOWN LOST" is all-caps stuff. "ALEXANDRIA WON" plays, too.
The former Wild player spent two seasons coaching the Spartans.
A strong case could be made for Edina's forward unit of Mason Nevers, Sammy Walker and Jett Jungels being the state's best.
A coach-ordered, no-frills skate in the early hours last month had the desired effect on Duluth East players.
Sean Goldsworthy left St. Olaf to coach at Minnetonka, drawn back to his high school roots.
Edina's Sammy Walker is the Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year
Though stacked with tradition-rich programs, the Class 2A boys' hockey state tournament field feels oddly fresh.
Henry Eischen's goals help Hill-Murray pull off section-final upset over White Bear Lake
Cougars avenge last season's section loss to Maple Grove
The Skippers tied the score with 3.2 seconds left in regulation.
Erich Martens stakes over an organization still in the process of instituting a series of recommendations to improve transparency in the way it does things.
Edina captured its second consecutive title, avenging an earlier loss to Centennial
Breck girls' hockey coach Ronda Engelhardt made history Saturday, becoming the first former state championship-winning player to coach a team to a title.
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.
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