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Title game-bound Polars run off 18 points after falling behind 2-0.
The Redhawks will play in their third consecutive final.
For all of the coaches' analysis and postgame thoughts on why Hopkins was able to defeat East Ridge 71-45 in the Class 4A semifinals, one…
John Oxton mouthed the words almost silently rather than say them out loud, but that made them all the more meaningful."Yeah, big relief."Oxton was thinking…
The Raptors, seeded third in Class 4A, open against Eastview on Wednesday.
Royals big man got serious about sharpening his skill set.
Hopkins beats Stillwater for 4A title after finishing second three years in a row
The Redhawks rallied after their top scorer fouled out.
Guard Drake Dobbs led Eden Prairie to a victory.
Centennial had heard about it, saw it on tape, prepared for it in practice. But actually experiencing Hopkins' pressure defense was something the Cougars simply…
The Gophers recruit scored 20 second-half points vs. defending champ
Despite four key player losses, Stars are back in state tournament.
New coach, blended team are transforming program.
Hopkins, DeLaSalle, Roseau and Minneota grabbed the top seeds in their respective classes forthe girls' basketball state tournament that runs Wednesday through next Saturday.The pairings…
The Sabers knocked off section's top seed in final.
The Royals' swarming defense leads to a fifth consecutive trip to the state tourney.
Eastview edged Rosemount on a layup with 25.6 seconds left.
Sebas Swiggum saw an opening and used it to claim a crown.
Jake Svihel, a 126-pound Totino-Grace senior, was a three-time state runner up before Saturday afternoon.
Injured Stillwater star will neither sit out nor settle.
Lynden Wilson was as pleased as possible after his first-round loss to Shakopee's Tyler Jones at 126 pounds in Class 3A. That's because Wilson spent the three previous seasons battling various stages of Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Jake Svihel moved up to 126 pounds this year, and so did the wrestler who defeated him last season, Byron's Mitchel Petersen.
The Sabers overcame high expectations and bad memories to stop Stillwater, and claim the Class 3A team crown
LPGE/Browerville won the first boys' team championship in school history, defeating Kenyon-Wanamingo 35-27 on Thursday.
After two years of shortcomings, Shakopee poised to win state title.
No. 1-seeded Yellowjackets have already beaten top foe Simley.
Low turnout at smaller schools has forced more teams to join forces.
Adopted from an orphanage, he's worked to overcome a learning disability to achieve a 4.0 GPA. After pursuing a state title this week, he's headed to Minnesota to wrestle and pursue a career as a surgeon.
Mahtomedi coach Debbie Driscoll, a veteran of many a stressful moment in her 42 years coaching the Zephyrs, squatted next to the uneven bars as…
Chaney Neu's masterpiece came in the vault, where she was flawless while executing a Yurchenko layout.
Lakeville North takes gymnastics title as depth on vault pushes it past Stillwater
Detroit Lakes' 152.2 topped Class 1A scoring mark it set two years ago.
Ida Bjoerklund, studying in Stillwater, brings elite experience to her team.
The girls' state hockey tournament moves into the X this week while boys' section play gets going, with metro fans keeping a sharp eye on Sections 2AA and 6AA.
St. Paul Academy's Peter Moore and Wayzata's Mara McCollor won pursuit titles.
Lakeville North's Peyton Servais and Mounds View's Kaarl Damberg won Alpine skiing state titles
The Alpine and Nordic ski racing meets are Wednesday and Thursday in Biwabik.
What took place Friday at Hopkins' Lindbergh Center was a regular-season showcase of girls' and boys' basketball, where an estimated 4,000 fans turned out to see games that meant something.
She scored 43 points as Hopkins edged Wayzata.
Free-throw shooting also helps against Wayzata.
Evan Hull led the metro area in rushing last season with 1,915 yards and 19 touchdowns, and became Maple Grove's career rushing leader
Dlayla and R.J. Chakolis, who honed their talents by physically competing against each other as youngsters, are leaders for the Royals' girls' basketball and wrestling teams.
Go ahead and make plans to attend a sporting event in the next few days. Just be aware that those plans might change because of the snow and cold.
After a day full of basketball on the holiday, there are some enticing girls' basketball matchups Tuesday night.
The 13th annual Hockey Day Minnesota is a celebration of our state's hockey madness that is as much a promotional tool for Fox Sports North as it is a puck party.
Share-the-wealth guard Ronnie Henderson headed to High School Basketball Hall of Fame
More than a month and a half of high school competition is left to enjoy before we reach the postseason.
Ally Goehner had back-to-back shutouts, including a 1-0 victory over Andover.
Buffalo coach and ex-NFLer Todd Bouman called the 6-4 receiver 'the most naturally gifted player' he's coached.
Evan Hull of Maple Grove and Treyton Welch of Buffalo are two of the best skill position players in Minnesota. Neither has committed to a college yet.
International disappointment, injury weigh on state's top prep wrestler
If Hopkins expressed any nerves about playing the team that beat it in the finals, it didn't show it.
On the back of its star tailback, Owatonna survives St. Thomas for its second straight title
Mahnomen/Waubun's debut season ends in title.
Lakeville North topples defending champion Eden Prairie to wrap up 13-0 season
Warriors take fourth consecutive state crown.
Three coaches who lost to both Eden Prairie and Lakeville North supply insights, as do our staff analysts.
Barnesville's coach suffered a stroke in March but has rejoined team
The Cardinals will play in their second Prep Bowl.
Mahnomen/Waubun left mark on offense, defense.
Panthers backfield mates team for nearly 400 yards against rival in semis.
He sports a bandana tied across his forehead. Eye black covers the parts of his face not taken up by a beard he's been growing…
Waseca had no answer for containing elusive SMB quarterback Jalen Suggs.
The Cougars overcame a 1-5 start by getting the hang of an old-style offense that has knocked off three higher-seeded opponents. Next up is crosstown rival Lakeville North, the No. 1-ranked team in the state.
The Rebels defeated Eagan in five sets in a rematch of the 2016 final.
Minneota is the predictable champion, Medford the awestruck overachiever.
Lakeville North rolled over St. Michael-Albertville, stating its case as best of the big class.
The 2018 finalists met for the title in 2016, too.
Rugged running by Felipe Izumi helped the Eagles hold off Minnetonka.
Ponies edge Shakopee in five sets; Lakeville South, Champlin Park and Eagan also win
Players for unseeded Medford stepped onto the court Thursday at Xcel Energy Center as volleyball state tournament rookies.The Tigers left with a 3-2 upset of…
How the Cougars fare on the next point, not the last one, guides an approach honed with heated practices.
The Lakeville North attacker is always looking to improve.
Kicker Cade Keesling did the rest with three field goals.
Our reporters look at five Friday night games.
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