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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.
A high temperature of 94 degrees combined with a record-breaking dew point of 73 to make it feel like 101 degrees.
Roseville, with its potent offense, hurt by turnovers in first defeat.
A look at the metro top 10 heading into Week 4
Unwavering Knights close out victory after 85-yard connection breaks game open
In four years, the Knights have gone from 0-9 to No. 7 in the state
The results two games in indicate there's a gap between the Eagles and the rest.
St. Michael-Albertville has its way with Blaine.
The reigning Class 3A champion Wildcats are loaded again.
Mahtomedi ended the Hornets' 19-year run of titles in the semifinals last year, then went on to defeat Eagan in the finals. The Zephyrs have much of their lineup back from a year ago.
Red Knights hit Waconia hard and then hold off stubborn Wildcats
The young Eagles rebounded after being shut out in first half.
Jalen Suggs, David Roddy and Bennett Otto excel both on gridiron and hardwood.
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.
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