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There's no question halfway through the regular season that Totino-Grace is the best football team in the metro.
Third-ranked Prior Lake's 5-2 victory over the Hornets adds more intrigue to the upcoming state tournament, which has crowned Edina as champions for 19 consecutive years.
The state has become recognized as a place to find quality volleyball players.
Friday and Saturday will be the busiest days of the fall season so far.
The Benilde-St. Margaret's girls' soccer team is buoyed by two key players back from injuries.
Waconia's Connor Holcomb, a junior with Down syndrome, had never stepped on the field until recently.
Wade Sullivan scores four rushing TDs, defense shines in Lakeville North's win over Burnsville
RB Wade Sullivan gives Lakeville North a dynamic breakaway threat
Close friends Kate Berg, Morgan Baufield and Kenzie Groechel have a final goal in their sights.
Volleyball's popularity translates into lots of talent as the North Star State churns out collegiate volleyball players
This year marks the 20th anniversary season of the 1997 Edina girls' tennis team that won the first of its current streak of 19 consecutive Class 2A team championships.
The south metro gets the hype, but don't sleep on girls' volleyball in the west metro.
Defense keeps it close in turnover-filled first half to knock off archrival Osseo
Coming on the heels of a frustrating 84-80 loss at Connecticut on Friday, it was clear that something had to change.
Dr. Uzma Samadani, a neurosurgeon and parent of a player, says a proper approach takes the concern out of the game.
The Hornets won the girls' team title in 1997 and every year since then.
It's been more than a month since the Lynx last played a regular-season game. Players say they are not worries about rust - or fatigue in the case of their five Olympians.
When the Lynx — players Lindsay Whalen, Seimone Augustus, Maya Moore, Sylvia Fowles and coach Cheryl Reeve — finally did appear, laden with gold medals, the cheer at MSP International Airport was long and loud.
Four players and coach Cheryl Reeve return from Rio this evening, and the Lynx want you there to celebrate.
An 8-1 record last year has the White Hawks and their community excited for a promising 2016 season.
Football has evolved in recent years because of better education about injuries, increased attention to teaching skills and fundamentals and a desire from coaches and players to hit the ground running.
Mo Dunnigan is the architect of the first Division II college lacrosse program in Minnesota, and the first to offer athletic scholarships
Tuesday night was more for recognition of the best the American Association has to offer, much of it with a Minnesota connection, than it was about the final score.
Minnesota's fishing impresses the outfielder, who seeks to make an impression of his own.
The Lynx pulled away to defeated Storm 79-72 for its sixth straight victory, improve to 21-4 and remain a half-game behind Los Angeles for the best record in the WNBA. Up next: A month-long hiatus.
The team will relocate due to the previously announced renovation of Target Center taking place during the summer and early fall of 2017.
Playing a team-high 33 minutes, 6-6 center Sylvia Fowles was a commanding presence inside against a team known for its rugged play.
The average age of players on the Lynx roster is 29, making Minnesota the oldest team in the league. Maya Moore is the only starter under 30.
The summer mainstay remains popular but faces threats from club teams.
Seimone Augustus returned after a three-game absence with a knee injury and scored 20 points as the Lynx avenged a recent loss to the Liberty at Target Center.
Coach Cheryl Reeve and forward Rebekkah Brunson offered an upbeat message of solidarity, despite some criticism they have received, after Thursday's practice.
Lindsay Whalen scored a season-high 22 points for Minnesota in the rout.
Players wore warm-up T-shirts reading, in part, "Change Starts With Us."
"We're beating ourselves and that's not us," the coach of the defending WNBA champions said after her team blew its second double-digit lead in eight days. The Lynx play Dallas at home on Saturday.
She scores 33 as the Lynx edge Chicago with a big fourth quarter.
For the announced 13,003 fans at Target Center, the Lynx' 94-76 loss to Los Angeles was deflating. For the players, the end of a season-starting winning streak meant little.
Natasha Howard has become a confident forward off the bench for the Lynx, able to spell forward Rebekkah Brunson with very little drop-off in production
Trojans senior starter went the distance, as teammates made Champlin Park pay for wave of misplays
His young son's cancer treatments put the sport on hiatus, but Wayzata coach has team in state final.
Late clutch hits by Griffin Schneider, Cody Goedderz propel Trojans into 4A championship game
Wayzata, Woodbury and Champlin Park also moved on.
Champlin Park is trying to bring home the first team state title in school history.
The Bears needed to control the ball late against nemesis Lakeville South to advance.
Three pitchers and a home run by Jessica Bren sparked the Storm over Buffalo for the 4A title.
Scarlets players used a lengthy delay to rest at their nearby homes.
Storms put off first-time champion Zumbrota-Mazeppa's coronation.
An outfield web gem by Jordan Zrust helped land Buffalo in the big school state softball final against Chanhassen
Minnetonka boys' tennis coach Dave Stearns said he knew his team was special. Wednesday, it was.
Le Sueur-Henderson will lean on ace Carlie Brandt.
Minnetonka will next face East Ridge. Mounds View and Rochester Century also advanced.
Ben Hanson, formerly an assistant at St. Thomas Academy, was introduced to the team on Tuesday.
Top-ranked junior preparing for next phase of tennis career heading into state tournament.
Katelyn Kemmetmueller's pitching, hitting and fielding add up to excellence
A senior-heavy boys' tennis team appears to have regained its state tournament foothold.
The march to the baseball state tournament includes top west-metro teams in three classes.
Former Gopher Rickey Foggie says he still wants the job after saying he felt forced to turn it down, but it's not clear if the school district considers him in the running.
The former Gophers quarterback said he would contest the request for him to resign.
Rather than the typical look at the week ahead, it seems like a good time to reflect on high school sports that have ended their regular seasons.
Nine players with Minnesota ties give a local flavor to the 2016 St. Paul Saints roster. The season opens Thursday night at CHS Field.
The 6-10 junior forward drew 25 Division I offers, including one from Minnesota, in recruiting that intensified while he played in the high school state tournament.
Last week's fall-like cold stretch served as a sharp reminder of the brevity of the spring sports season. We've barely had the chance to bask in spring warmth and already the postseason, in a few sports at least, is upon us.
Mark Coyle has plenty of fans in Hawkeye country.
The boys' tennis team, with five starters in ninth grade or below, has title hopes again.
While a cloud of doubt remained stubbornly in place over the denizen of Minneapolis’ Target Field, a much brighter outlook could be found across…
Prep softball coaches weigh barring players from playing on clubs during the high school season.
With the state's pro teams finished for the season or out of town, good weather and good games make this a good week for high school sports.
Augsburg alum Ryan Stockhaus is the new football coach for the Class 6A defending champs.
Two of the biggest events of the spring season are on tap this week: the Hamline Elite Track and Field Meet and Tri-State Invitational boys' golf tournament.
Orono's nimble Blake Leischow to play next year at lacrosse hotbed Duke.
Appeals, hearings and sometimes reversals can all be part of the league's process for determining eligibility for athletes. A court hearing looms later this week.
When Laura Gardner Stromgren became the first Miss Basketball, it wasn't such a big deal.
Before the sports stage turns to spring, one last peek at some winter season winners
The request, made by state Rep. Bob Dettmer in early February, is expected to focus on student eligibility, a topic that draws considerable public attention.
Balanced Skippers outlast Lake rival Hopkins, capture first state championship
The Royals beat Eastview in a rematch between the teams in the 2015 final.
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