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Benilde-St. Margaret's seeks to repeat in Class 4A.
It has been nearly two weeks since a natural gas explosion tore through Minnehaha Academy's upper campus in Minneapolis, killing two school workers. Assistant soccer coach Bryan Duffey was severely injured in the blast.
The Apple Valley basketball star verbally committed Sunday to play at the school where Timberwolves guard Tyus Jones led the Blue Devils to a national championship as a freshman.
Dave Stead's 29-year stint as executive director is the second-longest among state high school associations in the nation.
Alaina Wallock will compete in the world championships in Ireland this month.
The shooting guard, who averaged 18.1 points per game for the Islanders last season, becomes the third metro-area senior to commit to the Gophers.
The mission is simply to soothe the apprehensions of those trying nature on for size.
The hot-hitting Panthers built a 6-0 lead and held on.
And Edina's streak of winning girls' tennis titles ended at 19.
The Eagles' roll hits full speed in a semifinal romp.
The Eagles had lost six in a row to the Trojans.
Woodbury owes its turnaround, in part, to ace senior pitcher/shortstop Max Meyer.
The Tigers edged Stillwater on Ashley Steffes' lucky play.
Sophomore hits homer in 10th inning to end scoreless pitchers' duel with Anoka
NORTH MANKATO – Pitcher Ashton Hoeppner was in control the entire game against Totino-Grace, giving up just one hit and striking out 13 in…
Both teams got brilliant pitching performances in semifinal victories.
Maddie Muelken's arm has led Farmington to the state tourney.
The Skippers defended their title, downing East Ridge 4-3 on Wednesday.
Christo Alex, relegated to exhibition play earlier this season, won the deciding match against Edina to put the Mustangs in the Class 2A team semifinals.
The defending singles champion in Class 1A, ranked No. 1 all this season, opts to play for a doubles title at the state tournament.
The senior has fulfilled the expectations set by her coach when the righthander was only an eighth-grader.
Ben Sigel will play for his team rather than seek a U.S. Open spot.
Taylor Manno got plenty of support from teammates after the loss of her father, on the field and off.
Here are five things to know as the high school softball playoffs begin this week.
Anna Keefer's record long jump almost escaped her mom, too.
The St. Paul Saints are coming off the best two-year stretch in team history, a tidy .675 winning percentage. Their remarkable regular-season success, however, hasn't translated to the postseason.
The spring postseason is getting ever closer — boys’ tennis begins section play this week, in fact — yet we have hardly mentioned baseball this…
Even rule changes can't stop Annandale's Sarah Johnson from baffling opposing batters.
The senior, who broke the state record by more than three inches, became the first Minnesota high school girl to exceed 20 feet in the long jump.
With a goal of getting noticed by colleges, players with Division I dreams or just a desire to fit in somewhere are increasingly taking it upon themselves to spread the word on their abilities.
The past two seasons have been fruitful for the Saints, with a combined 135-65 record and several players being picked up by MLB organizations.
May is here. Glance outside and it might be confused for March, but we’re already halfway through the cavalcade of spring athletics despite not having…
Seth Halvorsen leads a talented ballclub at Heritage Christian.
The Elite Meet ranks among the top high school track events of the season.
There's no intrigue: Ahmed Atayev's mission is to excel at tennis.
Calm as can be, Caleb VanArragon rolled in a 15-footer for birdie on the last hole to post what is thought to be the best single round of prep boys' golf in Minnesota.
There are two things prep sports fans check when making plans for the spring months in Minnesota: the schedule and the weather report.
Alex Velazquez plugged the one hole Chanhassen had after winning the Class 4A state title.
Athletic achievement this past season brought team and individual championships a whopping 30 times
Wright led the Rebels to a 31-1 record and a runner-up finish in the Class 4A boys' basketball tournament, averaging 22.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game.
Go-to guard Tre Jones delivers 4A crown for Apple Valley
Private school champions tend to generate criticism, deserved or not.
Defense steps up as Minnehaha handles stiff test in "good game."
With a 53-42 victory over St. Cloud Cathedral in the Class 2A semifinals, Crosby-Ironton earned one more chance to end what has become a dubious…
The Redhawks pulled away from Annandale in the second half.
Tre Jones still felt the sting of 2016. Apple Valley was routed in the Class 4A semifinals and Jones, the Eagles' splendid point guard, took…
Theo John's 18 points, 10 rebounds, six blocks rally Rebels to final
This year's 4A field filled with elite teams, such as Champlin Park, and stars.
Long hours refined skills, most notably his jump shot.
The Elks finished 32-0 by handing No. 1-ranked Hopkins its only loss
The Rams won their first state title and finished the season unbeaten.
The boys' basketball and hockey tournaments invite a uniquely Minnesota argument: Which one is best?
McKinley Wright's 31 points helped top Osseo.
Rangers avenge a loss to Mustangs in '16 1A semis.
Elk River and Hopkins will have matching 31-0 records in the Class 4A final.
The Redhawks made the Class 2A girls' basketball state tournament with a lineup packed with freshmen and sophomores.
It's no surprise Hopkins sophomore forward Dlayla Chakolis is making a name for herself.
After trailing at halftime, the Lightning rallied to force OT and then pulled away
Four-year starter worked hard to earn accolades.
Less than two weeks remain in the 2016-17 winter sports season with three sports left to determine their champions.
Hockey state tournament appearances run in the Checco family.
After a year — and two frustrating periods — Eden Prairie got back at Wayzata
Huskies are first team to earn a berth in the state tournament.
Much of the state will be fixated on the boys' hockey state tournament, which runs Wednesday through Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center. For those whose preference leans toward roundball, there is a huge slate of girls' and boys' postseason basketball ahead.
A season that began with a suspension ended with a title for Anthony Jackson.
Shakopee fell short as a team but was perfect in its pursuit of individual championships
Shakopee's Alex Lloyd claimed his second crown at 145 pounds.
Patrick McKee said he had a little extra motivation to beat Apple Valley's Brady Gross
Perennial power Apple Valley turned away a challenge from Anoka
Spencer DeFrang recorded two pins and a victory to help the Cougars to a 35-16 victory over Pierz.
The Raiders defeated Owatonna in the quarterfinals after losing a match last month.
Brady Berge, one of the nation's best prep wrestlers, seeks a fourth title after last year's "freak" injury.
Jalen Suggs is an amazing athlete in a family full of them.
Champlin Park's Chaney Neu said it took her 'best' this year to reach the top.
Kasey Lenarz ended her career at Mahtomedi on a high note with the gold medal.
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