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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.
After a six-year drought, Lakeville North returned to the state meet in 2010 and on Friday won its first title since 2003
Hungry for wins and records, Detroit Lakes ate up the competition for the Class 1A state championship.
The Lakers are positioned to set a record for state-meet points.
The Minnesota Mr. Basketball committee announced Wednesday night the list of 10 finalists for the 2017 award, given to the top senior boys' player in…
The award, given to the top senior boys' player in Minnesota, drew recent criticism when Lien, its longtime leader, made comments on social media that were seen as racist and offensive.
The Raiders will miss the state meet after 11 consecutive appearances.
By coming back to get revenge on Shakopee, Apple Valley will make its 35th consecutive state tourney
Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony, Ely skiers win pursuit state titles neither ever expected at one time
Individual winner Erin Bianco led teammates to the team championship as well
Blake's Nellie Ide, the last of four siblings to ski in the state meet, races to the girls' individual title
Competing for a Northfield co-op program, the 2015 state champion came back to win again after taking off last year
Nellie Ide won the girls' individual title with the fastest combined time for girls or boys at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.
A search of Ken Lien's now-deleted Twitter account showed posts going back to spring of 2016 denouncing Muslims and immigrants: "This is very disturbing to me," North coach Larry McKenzie said.
The Rebels, the top-ranked team in Class 4A, didn't ace this test, but they came close, outlasting the No. 2 Crimson 70-60 in front of a packed house of 2,400 that forced police to close the doors a half-hour before game time.
Brian Cosgriff, longtime coach of the Hopkins girls' basketball team, is learning new lessons all the time.
This is the regular-season equivalent of heavyweight prize fight. It's a game that will feature some of the top talent in the state, in addition to bringing out a who's who of Minnesota basketball in attendance.
Even with a new coach and one returning starter, the Spartans have continued success.
At one point Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck and Rutgers assistant Jerry Kill both visited Mafe on the same day at his high school.
Minnetonka is the best boys' swimming team in the state after its decisive victory in the Class 2A True Team Meet on Saturday. And Minnesota boys' basketball can claim superiority over its neighbors to the east, having won six of seven games against teams from Wisconsin in Saturday's Border Battle at Apple Valley.
Edina's Megan Haug is seeking redemption after last season ended in pain.
Eagles' star anticipated long losing streak's end.
Blaise Andries heads the Star Tribune's 19th Super Preps class, an annual look at the state's top college football prospects.
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