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The year of the unbeatens highlight an outstanding 2017-18 school year south of the Minnesota River.
Mahtomedi's seniors had been 0-for-3 at state.
Twins draft pick did it all for Heritage Christian.
Passed ball in seventh puts Zephyrs in final vs. Rocori.
Closer Austin Jerylo got out of a runner on third and no outs jam in the ninth.
Red Wing junior has record-breaking two days; teammate finishes in second place.
Managing pitching staffs will be a tournament key.
Already a polished catcher, a change to Nick Juaire's swing added more consistency and pop
Minutes after Leah Herzog set a state record, Sophia Yoemans shattered it.
Heading to state contest, golfers are unfazed by underdog status.
Eagles have made huge strides in girls' lacrosse.
Lakeville North's Megan Welch has placed fifth and second in 3A state meets.
Lakeville North senior Nick Juaire headlines a list of six catchers who have either signed letters of intent or verbally committed to play Division I baseball.
The high-scoring Lakers ween't included among the "teams to watch" this season and have come out with a vengeance.
Nick Dittrich doesn't take practice swings. "It's all about tempo,'' he says.
Players reflect the district they grew up in as friends.
Lindsay Whalen is closing in on hiring her first assistant: former Gophers teammate, and current Macalester head coach, Kelly Roysland.
Music soothes, and the mind-set of attacking takes care of the rest for the Eden Prairie junior.
A route to success is identified and followed for the Eagan freshman: "Go for it more."
Epic basketball clash, wrestling, swimming part of the highlight mix.
The once-beaten Grizzlies lost in the final a year ago.
After taking 16-1 lead, it held off Mayer Lutheran.
One team will win its first state title — either Columbia Heights, which ended DeLaSalle's run of six consecutive championships, or Delano, which is getting plenty of help around its Division I recruit.
The Tigers guard had 29 points and 19 rebounds.
Columbia Heights upsets the six-time defending state champion.
Esko exits after Crusaders get last points of each OT.
Sleepy Eye coach Ryan Hulke knew his undersized squad would have its hands full with Lyle/Pacelli's imposing center, Kristi Fett. The challenge grew when Fett…
Both teams advanced with big semifinal wins.
The Thunderhawks wore down and upset the Stars.
Junior McKenna Hofschild is the school's all-time top scorer.
The Lakers start two 6-10 D-I prospects and are 17-3.
Roseville's Kiresuk is healthy and without two usual rivals.
The Raiders have compiled a 17-3 record by relying on those two strengths.
The Panthers have finished second four times, third five times.
The Wildcats last qualified in 2013, but five players won a soccer title last fall.
Matt Todd, who recently surpassed 2,000 career points, is 103 points short of setting the Monticello basketball career scoring record.
The Cougars are trying to make their first state meet as a team since 2008.
Distinctions fade as more large and small school teams seek to mix it up.
Luke Martens is one of the Eagles' multi-sport stars.
Edina's Kelli McCarthy and sister Katie are in the 500-yard freestyle.
The Wildcats avenged a 2016 section final loss to Rosemount on Tuesday.
The Raiders' last state tournament was in 2010, and their lone state title in '97.
Lakeville South senior Ryenne Hathaway was a gymnast before switching sports.
The Lightning has been forced to use more players than usual en route to unbeaten record.
Jack Labatte joined Luke, his twin, on Rosemount's cross-country team this fall.
Gophers recruit Rachel Kilkelly is trying to be a leader while playing a new position.
Blazers have depth to pursue a fifth consecutive team title.
With its world forever changed after the death of a coach and teammate, Lakeville North boys' soccer this season plays with a heavy heart.
The Lakers have advanced to five Class 2A girls' tennis state tournaments in a row.
The Wildcats return with three of the winningest players in program history.
Volleyball team leaders assume the task of building on success.
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.
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