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Nine teams, lots of talent have girls’ hockey in the west metro starting the season strong.
Wayzata's contingent swims, competes and “feed off each other.”
Lindsey Horejsi set a national high school record in the 100-=yard breaststroke in Thursday’s Class 1A preliminaries.
Michelle Schlossmacher Smith's sister Adrianna, a former diver, had to drop the sport because of a brain injury.
St. Michael-Albertville lost two star players but didn’t let it stand in the way of its first state title.
A final-minute touchdown seals Osseo’s first Class 6A state championship
The Tigers again have to get by defending champ.
Top-seeded Prior Lake played like it, dispatching Hopkins in Class 3A.
Bethlehem Academy and Tracy-Milroy — final foes last year — advanced, too.
Two teams with long odds will play for the big school title Friday night.
QB Tyler Johnson, a U recruit, led Minneapolis North to school’s first Prep Bowl
The Royals overcame injuries, and beat an unbeaten in their section final.
Final fourth-down stop leaves Scarlets just short.
Two late TDs and a two-point conversion carried the Orioles past Totino-Grace.
Sophomore gets hat trick in victory over Faribault.
Hudson Haecker made five saves in an upset of St. Thomas Academy.
The defending champion Spartans get to play their arch-nemesis next.
The No. 1 Red Knights beat Princeton to reach final.
Playing for a world title in Peru honed Sydney Hilley’s skills.
Mitch Bourgerie’s 42-yard field goal on the last play decides the game
Washburn’s volleyball team is unbeaten and unflappable, after years of modest success.
Like many Minnesotans, Will Culliton was shocked by the recent death of Flip Saunders and was moved to write a tribute to the former Gophers player and Timberwolves coach.
Loss ends Eden Prairie’s 40-game streak and four-year run of titles
Hayley Haakenstad won the singles title after a runner-up finish in 2014.
Damario Armstrong made the biggest plays for the Orioles in their victory over Lakeville North.
The Hornets beat top seed Prior Lake 5-2 to avenge a loss earlier this season.
Edina’s state tournament match win streak hit 55 with Tuesday's matches.
Prior Lake and Mahtomedi are serious about ending the Hornets’ Class 2A title run.
The sprint to the finish of the fall prep sports season begins this week with the girls’ tennis and soccer state tournaments.
The Tigers defeated Wayzata 5-2 in the finals to advance to the state tournament for the first time in team history.
Burnsville earned its first state tournament bid in 20 years.
The The Skippers slipped past Wayzata to win the Class 2A championship.
The Pirates thought they deserved a bye, but felt better 64 points later.
The efficient Elks led Sauk Rapids 35-0 by halftime.
Stars of a 2011 eighth-grade juggernaut are leading four north metro squads in ’15
Saturday was perhaps the most controversial day of the high school football season — section seeding day, when teams find out where they rank in their section and who their first-round opponent will be.
Mound Westonka spent decades trying to field a winning football team. Now it is undefeated.
Rosemount builds lead through Lakeville North mistakes, hands Panthers first defeat
The Magic went into the game 7-0, but SMA won its seventh game in a row.
Subdistrict titles and section seedings are at stake in these outstanding football finales.
Girls’ tennis players arrive there this week, while football teams play one final tuneup.
The Stars' No. 1 ranking is vindication, validation and justification.
Hayley Haakenstad had been ranked No. 1 until last week, when she fell completely out of the rankings.
Rainy weather and lengthy matches forced the postponement of the championship match of Edina’s Jim Jones Invitational tennis tournament Sept. 19.
Irish ride 24-point first quarter, five rushing TDs to victory.
Rosemount bounced back — and then some — from 2014 letdown
Over the past decade or so, Minnesota has become renowned as a high school volleyball hotbed.
Saturday was a big day for some of the state’s best boys’ teams, and next Saturday will be the biggest day of the regular season for Minnesota’s runners on grassy surfaces.
Foregoing her basketball roots, Hopkins junior Jasmyn Martin has become a volleyball force.
Perhaps no team has benefited as greatly as Mound Westonka from the new football scheduling model.
The fourth-rated Cougars handled many stiff tests in capturing 32-team volleyball tournament.
Minneapolis Washburn soccer’s Maya Rajacich has battled back from injuries to both knees.
The Spartans hit Holy Angels with four TD drives and 301 rushing yards after halftime.
Holy Angels has rallied around two of its captains — one whose father died and one whose father has cancer.
Lakeville North lost nine starters from its 2014 defense — seven of whom went on to play college football — yet the Panthers are 3-0 and have a legitimate shot at their fifth consecutive state tournament appearance.
A swarming defense and LeVonte Taylor’s darting runs inspired the Hawks.
Robbinsdale Area Schools teams Armstrong, Cooper will meet in a regular-season football contest for first time since 2004 on Thursday.
Injuries to players on an already-thin roster contributed to the decision. The rest of the season could be in jeopardy as well.
Before the start of the season, most coaches felt the switch from conferences to districts would have a marginal impact at best. A few teams, however, have enjoyed positive results from the change, none more so than Park of Cottage Grove.
Minnehaha Academy, Blake and St. Paul Academy have formed a co-op program for football to offset falling participation.
The Blaze ran free behind its offensive line as the defense kept the Cougars in check.
After disappointment last year, the Cougars want a united team and effort this season
On the first day of football practice, Minneapolis North’s Tyler Johnson spent most of his time at wide receiver. But in Week 1 he completed 16 of 27 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns.
The four-time defending big-school champion beat Totino-Grace to extend its win streak to 31.
The youthful Trojans, with only two seniors, made a deep run in the Class 3A, Section 6 playoffs last fall.
The Polars were cruising toward a state title last fall, undefeated and having outscored opponents 475-65 before falling to Dawson-Boyd.
Mpls. athletes are accused of tossing rocks, bricks, cement.
Two early runs held up as Chanhassen won its first team championship.
Brindley Theisen pitched on short rest to lead the Crusaders to their 50th consecutive victory.
After a rain delay, the Panthers’ savvy showed in a win over Northfield.
Northfield takes down two-time defending champion Mounds View
The Cougars edged Blake, which had won five titles in a row, in the first semifinal. Eden Prairie won in overtime in the other over Stillwater
The last time Stillwater lost a girls’ lacrosse match to a team from Minnesota, the opponent was the same one the Ponies were staring at…
Schools are out, but there still are state champions to be determined. The state tournaments in three spring sports — golf, lacrosse and baseball — are on tap this week.
Laura Kosberg delivered after a stint on the bench.
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