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Henry Sibley goes from below. 500 to 3A champion

Henry Sibley goes from below. 500 to 3A champion

Henry Sibley rose to champion after starting 3A tourney below .500.
Class 3A baseball semifinals: Surprising Henry Sibley, Mahtomedi reach title game

Class 3A baseball semifinals: Surprising Henry Sibley, Mahtomedi reach title game

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…
Baseball state tournament: Class 3A quarterfinals

Baseball state tournament: Class 3A quarterfinals

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 Lakes' Smith makes history

Detroit Lakes' Smith makes history

Detroit Lake's Kate Smith ties Visitation's Anni Heck for her fifth individual title.
Metro Baseball Player of the Year: Prior Lake pitcher Nick Hanson

Metro Baseball Player of the Year: Prior Lake pitcher Nick Hanson

Hard-throwing Nick Hanson will start his career with the Reds.

Detroit Lake's Kate Smith becomes first five-time prep golf champion

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.
Prior Lake's Nick Hanson selected in third round of MLB draft

Prior Lake's Nick Hanson selected in third round of MLB draft

The Prior Lake pitcher was drafted with the second pick in the third round.
Former Coon Rapids ace hopes to be first-round MLB pick

Former Coon Rapids ace hopes to be first-round MLB pick

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.
Lakeville North boys' lacrosse is bonded, rebuilt and seeking state three-peat

Lakeville North boys' lacrosse is bonded, rebuilt and seeking state three-peat

The Lakeville North boys' lacrosse team rebuilt itself into a state power again.
New rules would put stricter limits on high school pitch counts

New rules would put stricter limits on high school pitch counts

New baseball rules would create stricter limits on how prep pitchers are used.
Red Wing girls' golf squad elite and getting better

Red Wing girls' golf squad elite and getting better

Five of the top-ranked Wingers have shot 75 or better already this year.
Offense for Apple Valley girls' lacrosse team revs up with Katie Moynihan's return

Offense for Apple Valley girls' lacrosse team revs up with Katie Moynihan's return

Buoyed by the return of midfielder Katie Moynihan, Apple Valley girls' lacrosse is off to a strong start.
Detroit Lakes' Smith driving for fifth golf title

Detroit Lakes' Smith driving for fifth golf title

Success begins at home as four-time state golf champion chases a final title.
Lakeville South boys' tennis stability starts at home

Lakeville South boys' tennis stability starts at home

Lakeville South boys' tennis has experienced youth this season, including the coach's two sons.
Prior Lake baseball works on its finishing touch

Prior Lake baseball works on its finishing touch

The Lakers baseball team hopes to learn from a raft of close losses last season.
Visitation softball's next trip to state means playing tougher foes

Visitation softball's next trip to state means playing tougher foes

After its best season, Visitation's softball team has moved up to Class 3A.

South metro notebook: St. Thomas Academy taps Quinn as new soccer coach

The St. Thomas Academy has hired Noel Quinn as its boys' soccer coach. He replaces Julius Tangwe.
South metro notebook: Eastview girls' basketball finishes strong, looks ahead

South metro notebook: Eastview girls' basketball finishes strong, looks ahead

Molly Kasper always will remember her initial season at the helm of the Eastview girls' basketball program.
Plainview-Elgin-Millville wins first cooperative 2A crown

Plainview-Elgin-Millville wins first cooperative 2A crown

Plainview-Elgin-Millville dominates in 2A finale.
New London-Spicer beats Sauk Centre in final seconds

New London-Spicer beats Sauk Centre in final seconds

Shea Oman converted a three-point play to send her team into the finals.
South metro notebook: Lakeville North tourney streak has staying power

South metro notebook: Lakeville North tourney streak has staying power

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…
Red Wing's 12-year dry spell finally over

Red Wing's 12-year dry spell finally over

The Wingers lost in a section final the past four seasons.
St. Thomas Academy swimmers are talented out of the pool, too

St. Thomas Academy swimmers are talented out of the pool, too

Many multisport athletes dot the roster of the powerful St. Thomas Academy swim team.
Eastview, Bloomington Jefferson Nordic skiers win individual state titles

Eastview, Bloomington Jefferson Nordic skiers win individual state titles

Zak Ketterson and Margie Freed won individual ski titles.
Skiers from Eagan, Blake win state Alpine championships

Skiers from Eagan, Blake win state Alpine championships

Tommy Anderson and Maddie Dekko won Alpine ski titles.
After top three finishes last year, Eastview and Orono skiers chasing gold at state

After top three finishes last year, Eastview and Orono skiers chasing gold at state

Senior Maggie Freed, in her fifth Nordic skiing state meet, is the favorite.
Can Eagan's swimming team do the unthinkable again?

Can Eagan's swimming team do the unthinkable again?

The Eagan boys' swimming team is hoping for a strong finish to defend its state title.
One goal in for Lakeville South girls' hockey, two left

One goal in for Lakeville South girls' hockey, two left

Lakeville South, led by a new coach, defended its conference title. Next up: Reaching the X
Farmington senior, injured since eighth grade, braces for a big finish

Farmington senior, injured since eighth grade, braces for a big finish

Injured since eighth grade, Farmington senior Becca Opp battled back to compete again.
South metro notebook: Hot-starting Shakopee girls' basketball faces tests ahead

South metro notebook: Hot-starting Shakopee girls' basketball faces tests ahead

No. 2 Shakopee is off to an 8-0 start this season.
Rosemount wrestling champion goes for two

Rosemount wrestling champion goes for two

Rosemount's Adam Hedin fought through injury last season to win a wrestling title.
New coach, new players, same state tourney goal for Eastview girls' basketball

New coach, new players, same state tourney goal for Eastview girls' basketball

Molly Kasper left Rosemount to coach at Eastview, where high standards are commonplace.

South metro notebook: Upset start buoys Burnsville boys' basketball

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.
Top national wrestler from Apple Valley picks Penn State

Top national wrestler from Apple Valley picks Penn State

Senior Mark Hall has won five consecutive state titles and is ranked No. 1 nationally.

South metro notebook: Rosemount girls' soccer turns fortunes with grit

Rosemount nearly doubled its regular-season win total from a year ago.
Despite disability, Burnsville soccer coach sees the positive

Despite disability, Burnsville soccer coach sees the positive

A stage of blindness hasn't dimmed John Soderholm's zeal for coaching — or life.
Rosemount volleyball tandem inspires confident Irish team

Rosemount volleyball tandem inspires confident Irish team

Seniors Erin Slinde and Brittany McLean have Rosemount playing well.
Eagan girls' tennis eyes top finish with deep team

Eagan girls' tennis eyes top finish with deep team

The Wildcats, ranked sixth in a recent poll, are confident they can play with the best.
High hopes for big-achieving Lakeville South volleyball

High hopes for big-achieving Lakeville South volleyball

The loss of more than half of its roster has not diminished lofty expectations this season for the volleyball team at Lakeville South.
Varsity soccer takes the pitch at Jordan

Varsity soccer takes the pitch at Jordan

After playing junior varsity last season, fast-growing high school boys' and girls' teams have moved up to the next level.

New coaches roaming south-metro sidelines

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…
South metro notebook: Seniors, young talent lead in girls' soccer, cross-country

South metro notebook: Seniors, young talent lead in girls' soccer, cross-country

Every season there are teams as well as players who fly under the radar. This year is no exception.
Eagan girls' soccer seeks to repeat as 2A champs

Eagan girls' soccer seeks to repeat as 2A champs

There have only been three back-to-back state champions among the large schools since 1980.
Fun takes the field with Lakeville North football

Fun takes the field with Lakeville North football

The team is coming off a 10-2 season, having lost in the Class 6A semifinals to Totino-Grace.
High schoolers taking up the bow in large numbers nationally, locally

High schoolers taking up the bow in large numbers nationally, locally

New Prague's archery program is an excellent gauge to measure the growth of the sport, both state and nationwide.
Elko's baseball legacy remembered as manager wins 900th game

Elko's baseball legacy remembered as manager wins 900th game

The ceremony comes nearly 90 years after the Fredrickson family formed a traveling amateur baseball team of 12 brothers in 1927.
Class 1A baseball: New Life Academy picks up new man, another title

Class 1A baseball: New Life Academy picks up new man, another title

Brad Goulet didn't play a year ago, so he's savoring the Eagles' championship run.

New Life Academy, Springfield win semifinal games by scoring in the seventh inning

Both won their semifinal games by scoring in the seventh inning.

Defending state champion New Life Academy wins

Springfield, Brandon-Evanville, New Ulm Cathedral also win.
Class 2A girls' golf: Detroit Lakes' Kate Smith wins fourth title in a row

Class 2A girls' golf: Detroit Lakes' Kate Smith wins fourth title in a row

Detroit Lakes' Kate Smith won her fourth Class 2A title in a row.
Litchfield's Estrada is Metro Baseball Player of the Year

Litchfield's Estrada is Metro Baseball Player of the Year

When Litchfield's hard-hitting Eddie Estrada steps to the plate, heads turn

Prior Lake girls' lacrosse scores a big first

Prior Lake's girls' lacrosse team earned its initial trip to the state tournament with a 12-10 victory over Eastview.
Lakeville South girls piece together winning golf season

Lakeville South girls piece together winning golf season

Led by two stellar golfers and a cast of others, the Lakeville North girls' team hasn't slowed from its winning ways.

South notebook: Shakopee softball coach finalist for national honor

Shakopee softball coach Neil Johnson is in elite company.
Powerful offense, improved defense key Lakeville South girls' lacrosse

Powerful offense, improved defense key Lakeville South girls' lacrosse

A conference title capped a 13-0 season for the Lakeville South girls' lacrosse team.
Section play will answer questions in four prep sports

Section play will answer questions in four prep sports

Section play in four spring sports will weed out the contenders from the pretenders over the next three weeks.
Section play will answer questions in four prep sports

Section play will answer questions in four prep sports

Section play in four sports will weed out the contenders from the pretenders.
Quick Q&A: Anthony Metcalfe, Eagan tennis

Quick Q&A: Anthony Metcalfe, Eagan tennis

The senior would like nothing better than to finish his prep career with a trip to state for the first time.
Belle Plaine baseball strives for first state bid

Belle Plaine baseball strives for first state bid

After winning a second straight conference title, Belle Plaine baseball feels better prepared to reach the ultimate tournament.

New Prague taps McDonald basketball clan for boys' coach

The New Prague boys' basketball program turned to the first family of coaching for its next mentor.
Boys' lacrosse 'pioneers' at Prior Lake reach state's top

Boys' lacrosse 'pioneers' at Prior Lake reach state's top

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.

South metro notebook: Lakeville South girls aim for 4th True Team track title

The Lakeville South girls' track team prides itself on the "true team" concept.
Shakopee tennis driving toward first-ever team state tournament

Shakopee tennis driving toward first-ever team state tournament

Shakopee's tennis team, ranked second in the state, has a veteran group intent on making school history this year.

South metro notebook: South Suburban baseball race tightens

The race for the South Suburban Conference baseball title is taking on a much different look this season.
Wayzata boys' golf driven to win state after consecutive runner-up finishes

Wayzata boys' golf driven to win state after consecutive runner-up finishes

The Wayzata boys' golf program thrives on competition. It can come from within as well as nearby communities.

Apple Valley's McKeag keeps throwing, breaking records

Apple Valley junior Kieran McKeag is making other throwers on the boys' track circuit take notice.
Lakeville South baseball aims to build off late 2014 surge

Lakeville South baseball aims to build off late 2014 surge

Even with big roster turnover, Lakeville South's baseball team hopes to build on last year's postseason playoff success.

South metro notebook: Eastview's Manders sets sights on state discus title

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…

Coaches resign at New Prague, Farmington, Lakeville South

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 excellence at the forefront

Lakeville South girls' track returns with excellence at the forefront

Lakeville South girls' track returns with an expectation of individual excellence and a team culture of getting better.
Lakeville North baseball pining for one more state trip

Lakeville North baseball pining for one more state trip

Lakeville North will field an inexperienced baseball team as it seeks to make a third consecutive trip to state.

South metro prep notebook: Shakopee wrestling coach steps down, not out

Mark Neu has decided to step away from his position as Shakopee wrestling coach, but he plans on staying involved in the program.
Strength across running events buoys hopes for Belle Plaine girls' track

Strength across running events buoys hopes for Belle Plaine girls' track

The Belle Plaine girls' track team hopes to build off last season's strong performance.
South Suburban Conference ends 'incredible' winter for state tournaments

South Suburban Conference ends 'incredible' winter for state tournaments

The South Suburban Conference has quickly become the league to beat during the winter sports season.
Eastview's Madison Guebert named Metro Player of the Year

Eastview's Madison Guebert named Metro Player of the Year

The guard that many thought shouldn't start as a freshman has come a long way.
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