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After last weekend's storm, hundreds of games have been scrapped. One local official says it could be May before outdoor fields are ready for play.
Backed by two Minnesota volleyball stalwarts, 21 schools around the metro have formed teams to play this spring.
Raena Suggs learned what was wrong and how to beat it.
Baseball and softball teams have yet to play a game, forcing scramble.
The Apple Valley heavyweight ended his high school career with his fourth consecutive state title.
Reticence turns to repeat for the young champion from Champlin Park.
A St. Michael-Albertville wrestler and a Hopkins girls' basketball player stood out the most in staff writer Jim Paulsen's west metro slice of the recently completed prep seasons.
Others selected included Minneapolis North guard Khalid El-Amin, New York Mills standout Janet Karvonen-Montgomery and legendary Chisholm coach Bob McDonald.
Longtime Royals coach is as determined as ever.
Owen King is accustomed to leading Caledonia to state football championships. Now he's got the Warriors within one victory of a basketball state title.King, a…
Minnehaha Academy made nine three-pointers.
Two talented teams will tussle. Apple Valley will go for its fourth championship since 2013, but it must overcome the size of the top-seeded Raiders.
It’s become Apple Valley’s M.O. over the past half-dozen years, three of which have ended in state championships. Have a superstar as a foundation. Play…
Star center, stymied in the first half, lifts Raiders past Eden Prairie in semifinals.
Rangers take lead into second half before rally.
Top seed Cretin-Derham Hall coming into Class 4A tourney with flamboyance
Bigger stardom can wait for 'normal kid' Tre Jones of Apple Valley.
Eastview withstands burst by Hopkins' Bueckers to capture Class 4A championship
That final step was a doozy, but Sauk Centre finally climbed it, holding off a late charge by Roseau to defeat the Rams 63-52 in…
Greg Miller coached basketball for 33 years, piling up many memories.
On paper, the Class 4A, Section 5 boys' basketball final looked like a mismatch: Top-seeded Park Center — long and athletic and talented — against…
The Royals beat Roseville to reach title game again.
Megan Walstad scored six in a key 12-0 Eastview run.
This year, the call went Lakeville North's way.With three seconds left in overtime and the score tied 66-66, sophomore guard Lauren Jensen corralled a defensive…
Eastview (29-0) is an unselfish Class 4A team with a ferocious defense
Paige Bueckers, the Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year, still has one goal in mind: winning state
As honors are heaped on sophomore Paige Bueckers of Hopkins, she remains relentless in trying to find ways to improve her game.
The girls' basketball state tournament runs Wednesday through Sunday; the boys' tournament is the following week.
The Royals jumped to a 15-0 lead in beating South.
Lightning reaches state for seventh time in a row.
Saturday was a day of surprises at the highest class of girls' basketball.
Some big-time final performances were on display Saturday at Xcel Energy Center.
Bobby Striggow beat Saylor Schmit of Foley 9-2 in the Class 2A 195-pound championship
Jake Leicht continues to wrestle despite a rare heart disorder.
After missing the state tournament as a team for the first time since 1982, the Eagles had five wrestlers still alive after Friday's first two rounds.
When he's fully warmed up, Jake Svihel finds a place to sit and immerse himself in … nothing.
The number of weight classes would drop from 14 to 12 according to plan formed after a coaches survey found widespread support for the idea.
Kasson-Mantorville rolls to third title in a row.
The Knights, co-champions in 2013, beat Shakopee for their first outright Class 3A title
Simley junior Daniel Kerkvliet, one of the nation's top high school juniors, is ranked No. 3 overall in the class of 2019 by Flowrestling.com.
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.
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.
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