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Henry Sibley rose to champion after starting 3A tourney below .500.
Henry Sibley has turned a nightmarish season into a dream come true, upsetting Benilde-St. Margaret's 4-1 in the Class 3A semifinals at Siebert Field on…
Henry Sibley's Malik Wilson isn't an overpowering lefthanded pitcher, and the Warriors' lineup doesn't pack a lot of punch. But the combination is making an…
Detroit Lake's Kate Smith ties Visitation's Anni Heck for her fifth individual title.
Hard-throwing Nick Hanson will start his career with the Reds.
The senior, who previously won two titles outright and shared it twice, made a 6-foot putt to finish in a tie with Visitation junior Anni Heck. Smith also led the Lakers to the team title.
The Prior Lake pitcher was drafted with the second pick in the third round.
Logan Shore has what many Twins' pitchers appear to be lacking — confidence and consistency. The former Coon Rapids star, who went to college after being drafted by the Twins in high school, is undefeated for Florida this year.
The Lakeville North boys' lacrosse team rebuilt itself into a state power again.
New baseball rules would create stricter limits on how prep pitchers are used.
Five of the top-ranked Wingers have shot 75 or better already this year.
Buoyed by the return of midfielder Katie Moynihan, Apple Valley girls' lacrosse is off to a strong start.
Success begins at home as four-time state golf champion chases a final title.
Lakeville South boys' tennis has experienced youth this season, including the coach's two sons.
The Lakers baseball team hopes to learn from a raft of close losses last season.
After its best season, Visitation's softball team has moved up to Class 3A.
The St. Thomas Academy has hired Noel Quinn as its boys' soccer coach. He replaces Julius Tangwe.
Molly Kasper always will remember her initial season at the helm of the Eastview girls' basketball program.
Plainview-Elgin-Millville dominates in 2A finale.
Shea Oman converted a three-point play to send her team into the finals.
The Lakeville North boys’ basketball program isn’t mentioned in the same breath as the marquee teams in the state. It’s time the Panthers join the…
The Wingers lost in a section final the past four seasons.
Many multisport athletes dot the roster of the powerful St. Thomas Academy swim team.
Zak Ketterson and Margie Freed won individual ski titles.
Tommy Anderson and Maddie Dekko won Alpine ski titles.
Senior Maggie Freed, in her fifth Nordic skiing state meet, is the favorite.
The Eagan boys' swimming team is hoping for a strong finish to defend its state title.
Lakeville South, led by a new coach, defended its conference title. Next up: Reaching the X
Injured since eighth grade, Farmington senior Becca Opp battled back to compete again.
No. 2 Shakopee is off to an 8-0 start this season.
Rosemount's Adam Hedin fought through injury last season to win a wrestling title.
Molly Kasper left Rosemount to coach at Eastview, where high standards are commonplace.
The Burnsville boys' basketball program hasn't reached the .500 mark in any of the past six seasons. That isn't keeping Blaze coach Matt Eppen from setting lofty goals for 2015-16.
Senior Mark Hall has won five consecutive state titles and is ranked No. 1 nationally.
Rosemount nearly doubled its regular-season win total from a year ago.
A stage of blindness hasn't dimmed John Soderholm's zeal for coaching — or life.
Seniors Erin Slinde and Brittany McLean have Rosemount playing well.
The Wildcats, ranked sixth in a recent poll, are confident they can play with the best.
The loss of more than half of its roster has not diminished lofty expectations this season for the volleyball team at Lakeville South.
After playing junior varsity last season, fast-growing high school boys' and girls' teams have moved up to the next level.
The prep coaching carousel has undergone lots of change in the south metro entering the 2015-16 school year.•There are two new coaches on the football…
Every season there are teams as well as players who fly under the radar. This year is no exception.
There have only been three back-to-back state champions among the large schools since 1980.
The team is coming off a 10-2 season, having lost in the Class 6A semifinals to Totino-Grace.
New Prague's archery program is an excellent gauge to measure the growth of the sport, both state and nationwide.
The ceremony comes nearly 90 years after the Fredrickson family formed a traveling amateur baseball team of 12 brothers in 1927.
Brad Goulet didn't play a year ago, so he's savoring the Eagles' championship run.
Both won their semifinal games by scoring in the seventh inning.
Springfield, Brandon-Evanville, New Ulm Cathedral also win.
Detroit Lakes' Kate Smith won her fourth Class 2A title in a row.
When Litchfield's hard-hitting Eddie Estrada steps to the plate, heads turn
Prior Lake's girls' lacrosse team earned its initial trip to the state tournament with a 12-10 victory over Eastview.
Led by two stellar golfers and a cast of others, the Lakeville North girls' team hasn't slowed from its winning ways.
Shakopee softball coach Neil Johnson is in elite company.
A conference title capped a 13-0 season for the Lakeville South girls' lacrosse team.
Section play in four spring sports will weed out the contenders from the pretenders over the next three weeks.
Section play in four sports will weed out the contenders from the pretenders.
The senior would like nothing better than to finish his prep career with a trip to state for the first time.
After winning a second straight conference title, Belle Plaine baseball feels better prepared to reach the ultimate tournament.
The New Prague boys' basketball program turned to the first family of coaching for its next mentor.
A blend of coaching, talent and selfless play has Prior Lake's boys' lacrosse team on the rise and ranked No. 1 in the state.
The Lakeville South girls' track team prides itself on the "true team" concept.
Shakopee's tennis team, ranked second in the state, has a veteran group intent on making school history this year.
The race for the South Suburban Conference baseball title is taking on a much different look this season.
The Wayzata boys' golf program thrives on competition. It can come from within as well as nearby communities.
Apple Valley junior Kieran McKeag is making other throwers on the boys' track circuit take notice.
Even with big roster turnover, Lakeville South's baseball team hopes to build on last year's postseason playoff success.
Eastview junior Natalie Manders, the best girls’ discus thrower in the South Suburban Conference, is out to prove she is the best in the state…
Three more coaches of winter sports recently announced their resignations. They are New Prague boys' basketball coach Aaron Jasperson, Farmington girls' basketball coach Sondra Chadwick and Lakeville South boys' hockey coach Kurt Weber.
Lakeville South girls' track returns with an expectation of individual excellence and a team culture of getting better.
Lakeville North will field an inexperienced baseball team as it seeks to make a third consecutive trip to state.
Mark Neu has decided to step away from his position as Shakopee wrestling coach, but he plans on staying involved in the program.
The Belle Plaine girls' track team hopes to build off last season's strong performance.
The South Suburban Conference has quickly become the league to beat during the winter sports season.
The guard that many thought shouldn't start as a freshman has come a long way.
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