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From 150 athletes in 2012 to more than 1,000 now, mountain bike racing is exploding as a prep sport.
Sport's growth is expected to top 700 students this year.
Wildcats take early lead, ride their ace to victory.
The other finalist, Hibbing, also rallied in seventh.
The 24-0 Wildcats edged Mahtomedi 2-1.
Blake's boys, Detroit Lakes' girls win team crowns.
Burnsville's Sam Carlson, through a dedicated approach, built himself into a dominant player
The University of Florida recruit was hoping to become the first high school pitcher from Minnesota to be selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft, which started in 1965.
The Hornets haven't had any trouble winning the state crown the past two years. They won the title in 2015 by 27 strokes and stretched that margin to 36 shots a year ago.
Anni Heck is a humble model of consistency.
Section 3 tournament gives great example of the national pastime.
They are seeded 1-2 in Class 4A, Section 1.
St. Thomas Academy seeks berth in fourth straight state tourney.
No. 1-ranked Lightning has talent, experience to win it all.
Pitch-count limits are altering high school baseball, from strategy to scheduling.
The Red Wing girls' golf team opted up from Class 2A to Class 3A two years ago. It was the only golf program (girls or boys) in the state to make that decision before the 2015-16 season.
Apple Valley girls' lacrosse team wants to build off last year's 14-2 mark.
The Tigers advanced all the way to the state final in 2016. This year, they want to finish the job.
Thorson, who has won six consecutive Class 3A boys' basketball titles with the Islanders, is expected to join the staff of Drake head coach Niko Medved, media outlets reported
Bevy of senior leaders, talent, experience buoys boys' squad.
A pitch count policy is in effect for varsity games, including mandatory three days rest over 76 pitches and no more than 105 pitches.
Championship moments from the season were served with a touch of revenge and, in one case, stunning swiftness
Minneapolis North dominates North Woods, taking a hoops curtain call before it jumps a class.
The Cardinals are a consistent power, but want their first title.
After losing to Mountain Iron-Buhl by 44 points early, the Wildcats beat the Rangers in the title game by 22 points.
Nathan Reuvers' improvement reflects Lakeville North's as well.
It's tough making free throws in pressure situations.Sami Payne and Kayla Jo Davis each made one in the final minute of overtime, giving No. 6-ranked…
It's no surprise Hopkins sophomore forward Dlayla Chakolis is making a name for herself.
Willmar got exactly what it needed, a cold-shooting Tori Andrew. It only lasted a half.The Orono senior sharpshooter buried three long three-pointers to start the…
Move to Class 2A all good for St. Thomas Academy
Corey Lau and Sam Schilling hope to lead the Skippers to a state title.
Simley's wrestling program isn't dropping off any time soon. It's built for the present and future.
By focusing on both ends of the court rather than just offense, the Eagles are having a stellar season.
A matchup in the section finals — one more befitting of a state final — appears to be inevitable.
Nordic skier Patrick Acton and Alpine skier Rosie Hust are state meet regulars.
Eastview's Alex Lindstrom and Mike Delich are top competitors.
No. 1-ranked Lakeville North's scores are improving weekly as it seeks gymnastics supremacy.
New Prague boys' basketball is unbeaten under second-year coach Bryce Tesdahl.
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.
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