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Chaney Neu's all-around win may spark quite a run.
Aliah Williams won the all-around but didn't win an individual event.
Ponies score season-best 150.25 to beat Lakeville North after a year of hurdles
Lakers repeat by a comfortable margin despite a few "goofy" moments.
Champlin Park's Chaney Neu is back to defend all-around title she won as a 13-year-old.
The girls are in the spotlight, with the girls' hockey state tournament set from Wednesday to Saturday at Xcel Energy Center. The gymnastics state meet will be held Friday and Saturday at the University of Minnesota's Maturi Sports Pavilion.
The Sabers edged the Eagles to end a 35-year state wrestling streak.
Grand Rapids skier's focus on biathlon doesn't hinder him from winning Nordic title.
Austin Danelski and Becca Divine were crowned champions Wednesday in Biwabik
Seven football players, the most in Brooklyn Center history, signed Wednesday.
Eden Prairie running back/linebacker Antonio Montero will sign with Rice.
For now, Centennial wrestler Emily Shilson is driving toward becoming the first girl to win a match at the state meet. But she has much bigger dreams than that.
Starting with skiing, it's a crowded six-week stretch.
Apple Valley senior heavyweight Gable Steveson outlasted Simley junior Daniel Kerkvliet 3-2 on Friday. Both won world championships last summer.
Fourteen inductees -- including a team, a dynasty and individual players and coaches -- were named to the first class of the Minnesota High School Basketball Hall of Fame, a project seven years in the making by a group of state basketball supporters.
It's called unified physical education, and it pairs students with special needs with those of the general population. By all accounts, it's been wildly successful.
Blake plays host to Edina in a battle of defending state champions Saturday at 4 p.m.
Juniors Mimi Schrader and Kallie Theisen are veterans Trojans rely on.
Mimi Schrader led the Trojans with 20 points.
Saturday was a day of striding, splashing and soaring, with some of the biggest meets of season taking place in Nordic ski racing, boys' swimming and gymnastics.
Eagles are off to an 8-1 start, with several big wins already.
The balanced Eagles pulled away from Minneapolis North at the end.
Ronald Audette was set to sign with North Dakota State but now he will wait until Feb. 7.
The Royals' 6-5, 225-pound linebacker had 13½ sacks the past two seasons.
Apple Valley's Gable Stevenson could excel in any sport, but chose to dominate wrestling.
Hopkins sophomore Paige Bueckers is drawing accolades and attention, but is driven to win a title
A look at teams and players in the west metro, which also includes most of Minneapolis.
Its ground game provided all the offense it needed, getting Elk River back for 2016
Led by Isaac Hennen, the ground game dominated.
Eden Prairie recaptures momentum after halftime and cruises to 6A championship
Caledonia's leader ties record with six TDs.
Confusion reigns when Elk River is on offense, even if you've seen it before
There are three Hennens and two Buysses on Minneota's current Prep Bowl team.
Royals have reached the past two Class 4A title games, compiling a 60-4 mark.
Cretin-Derham Hall was left to second-guess after falling short.
Apple Valley unleashed its offense but couldn't keep up.
Erich Martens, a high school principal in central Minnesota, is expected to replace Dave Stead as the organization's executive director.
They took a few shots, that was expected. But Holy Angels delivered a few of its own and, in the end, the Stars stood firm…
The Minnesota State High School League approved use of instant replay for semifinal and Prep Bowl games at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Clicking Lakeville North beats the two-time defending champions in a four-set match
There were times this season the Mayer Lutheran players couldn't keep from looking ahead.Senior-heavy and already boasting one state title, the Crusaders sometimes found themselves…
Minnetonka, bottled up all game, marches 90 yards for the winning touchdown
Panthers use defense to stop Moorhead; Eagan returns to title match.
Blunders put Lakeville North in an early hole.
Mayer Lutheran, Minneota, Bethlehem Academy and Wadena-Deer Creek win in Class 1A state quarterfinals
Minneota, Bethlehem Academy and Wadena-Deer Creek also win.
Moorhead, Lakeville North and Eagan also advanced.
The Class 2A-favorite Irish are 33-0 and beat four Class 3A teams in one tournament.
Eagan's star outside hitter has a keen knack for anticipation.
The Wildcats upset the top seed; the Crimson won its match in a shootout.
The Tigers were waiting for right time to unveil it.
Cougars' efficient ground game chewed up Ponies to earn a shot at Edina.
Sophomore Nicole Copeland, who preferred doubles tennis just two years ago, defeated Meagan Brown of Elk River.
Edina OT Quinn Carroll, the state's top D-I prospect, says he relishes making big blocks
The Hornets were the best team in Class 2A all year, and they were hungry in a way they hadn't been in past years.
The Bears went wire-to-wire as the No. 1-ranked team in 1A. Their two losses were to Class 2A powers Edina and Wayzata.
Marci Weiner prepared the Trojans for a postseason run by lining up the most difficult schedule she could.
Sophia Reddy, twice a 2A runner-up for Edina, will try to clear that final hurdle.
It's become increasingly rare for an athlete to join a high school team in the most popular sports without extensive training from a club program. This is a second of a three-part series on the state of youth sports.
Wednesday’s final night of the football regular season cleared a few things up and muddied a few others. The teams atop the metro rankings this…
Coach Mike Grant of 8-0 Eden Prairie said his team deserved the lone football bye in 6A.
Eden Prairie can be explosive. And tricky. And shrewd.The No. 1 team in Class 6A has the talent and the moxie to be all of…
What a finish it will be, with several games deciding subdistrict titles and section playoff seeding.
Wednesday is the final night of the regular season — yes, already — but let's reflect on what we witnessed Friday.• Andover experienced the difficulties of…
Coach Greg Sayuk built Southwest Christian program into a consistent winner.
Top-ranked Eden Prairie overcame a bumbling start to down No. 2 Minnetonka
The Skippers are 6-0, their best record this late in the season since Dave Nelson took over as head coach in 2004. And the Eagles are, well, the Eagles.
Charlotte DeVaughn is an inspiring leader for the No. 2-ranked Millers.
An oh-fer last Friday means Jim Paulsen (13-8) lost ground in his lead over fellow Star Tribune prep sports reporter David La Vaque (12-9).
Track the best prep football teams in the metro area in action this Friday.
In their combined 102 years as head coaches, Brainerd's Ron Stolski and Becker's Dwight Lundeen have been on the sidelines for a combined 1,055 games.
Two Minnesota prep football coaching greats — Ron Stolski, Dwight Lundeen — oppose each other for first time
Two coaching greats will oppose each other for the first time Friday
An MRI revealed a torn ACL and lateral meniscus in Mitch Kartes' knee, ending the season for the Knights' running back/safety.
In a statement game for STMA, the defensive will of the Class 6A Eagles prevailed
Maple Grove trailed Eagles only 7-0 at halftime.
They dropped a tough season-opener to Chaska in overtime but have reeled off three straight victories since.
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