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Elko town ball descendant feted for 900 victories

Elko town ball descendant feted for 900 victories

Elko manager Terry Fredrickson, descendant of the town ball-playing family, is being feted for 900 wins.
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.
Rematch set between Maranatha, Battle Lake

Rematch set between Maranatha, Battle Lake

The Red Lake contingent chanted in unison “de-fense, de-fense, de-fense.” It’s a word not synonymous with the Warriors. It caught Maranatha coach Jeff Wall and…
Islanders two wins away from four-peat

Islanders two wins away from four-peat

It was billed as a mismatch. It had an opportunity to be exactly that, but Albany wasn’t bound to back down from No. 1 DeLaSalle.…
Eighth Hanson brother hoping he's first to win a title at Maranatha Christian

Eighth Hanson brother hoping he's first to win a title at Maranatha Christian

Since 1999, eight Hanson brothers have played for Maranatha. One remains.

Senior trio buoys depth of Apple Valley boys' basketball

Apple Valley boys’ basketball coach Zach Goring thought his depth would pay off this season. His seniors haven’t let him down.
Eastview's Guebert twins finish up as basketball winners

Eastview's Guebert twins finish up as basketball winners

Eastview seniors Madison and Drew Guebert experienced triumphant final seasons.
South metro notebook: New Prague boys' hockey reloads with a purpose

South metro notebook: New Prague boys' hockey reloads with a purpose

The New Prague boys’ hockey program could easily have been in rebuild mode after last season, its initial trip to the Class 1A tournament. Instead, it reloaded.
Farmington wrestlers team up for first bid at state title

Farmington wrestlers team up for first bid at state title

Farmington is attempting to win a wrestling state team championship for the first time in school history.

Eagan boys' basketball heals up for tough basketball playoffs

The Eagan boys’ basketball team was looking to build off a fifth-place finish in the South Suburban Conference.

South metro notebook: Battle for Apple Valley basketball supremacy brings out sharpshooters

Rivalries have a tendency to bring out the best in teams.
Quick Q&A: Riley Tousignant, Lakeville North girls' hockey

Quick Q&A: Riley Tousignant, Lakeville North girls' hockey

Quick Q&A: RILEY TOUSIGNANT LAKEVILLE NORTH, SR., HOCKEY   Panthers girls’ hockey coach Buck Kochevar will always remember Tousignant for her tenacity. “She’s…
Nordic skiers from Forest Lake, Osseo survive cold to win state titles

Nordic skiers from Forest Lake, Osseo survive cold to win state titles

Seniors Leo Hipp of Forest Lake and Sarah Bezdicek of Osseo raced to individual championships at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.
Alpine skiers from Rochester Century, Northfield win state titles

Alpine skiers from Rochester Century, Northfield win state titles

Century and Northfield skiers and Forest Lake and Brainerd teams all are new to championships
Kennedy skier hopes Nordic title stays in Bloomington

Kennedy skier hopes Nordic title stays in Bloomington

Tamer Mische-Richter has one thing on his mind: Keep the Nordic skiing championship medal in Bloomington
Coach unites four south metro prep foes at Nordic state ski meet

Coach unites four south metro prep foes at Nordic state ski meet

Nordic skiers from four south metro schools will compete at state, all coached by one man.

South Metro Notebook: Lakeville girls' hockey showdown to determine state bid

One doesn’t need to travel very far to figure out where the South Suburban Conference or the Class 2A, Section 1 girls’ hockey champion will reside.

Scott-West faces four ranked foes in section wrestling

Teams are grappling for position as they prepare to enter section tournament time.
Northfield's DuPay hoping to win third title in her second sport

Northfield's DuPay hoping to win third title in her second sport

Senior Bailey DuPay is one of the state's best athletes in two sports.
Shakopee basketball gets stronger

Shakopee basketball gets stronger

Adversity, and a tougher conference, has helped Shakopee get playoff ready.
Veteran coach Ray Betton to lead Shakopee football

Veteran coach Ray Betton to lead Shakopee football

Ray Betton is ready for yet another challenge in his ever-changing life.
Quick Q&A: Brenon Larson-Gulsvig, Lakeville South boys' basketball

Quick Q&A: Brenon Larson-Gulsvig, Lakeville South boys' basketball

The shooting guard has been counted on to provide more scoring punch for the Cougars in his final season. He is averaging more than 20…
Punishing wrestling style drives New Prague's Parriott

Punishing wrestling style drives New Prague's Parriott

Griffin Parriott’s punishing wrestling style has carried over to his New Prague teammates.
Lakeville South swimmers led by strong core

Lakeville South swimmers led by strong core

Nine seniors, on a team led by four captains, have Lakeville South aimed at high standards.

Holiday tourneys bring less joy to to South basketball teams

Apple Valley (boys) and Eastview (girls) were handed their first setbacks of the season over break.
A review of the biggest prep stories in the south metro in 2014

A review of the biggest prep stories in the south metro in 2014

A look back at some of our favorite happenings of the 2014 high school sports year.
Second-half surge carries U past Huskers in Big Ten opener

Second-half surge carries U past Huskers in Big Ten opener

The Gophers clawed back from 17 points down to knock off No. 12 Nebraska.
New script in hand, Gophers begin Big Ten play without Banham

New script in hand, Gophers begin Big Ten play without Banham

The Big Ten basketball season begins Monday night. Can the 11-1 Gophers' women's team shake off the loss of Rachel Banham, keep the victories coming and rally for a successful Big Ten campaign?
U women's basketball tops Central Michigan

U women's basketball tops Central Michigan

Amanda Zahui B. scored the Gophers’ final 10 points in a 67-64 victory over Central Michigan on Sunday. She finished with 27 points, 19 in the second half.

Apple Valley depth wears down boys' basketball foes

The top-ranked team in the large school classification has opened the season with six consecutive wins, and done so impressively. Its average margin of victory is 20 points.
Prior Lake boys' swimming re-arms for another run at state

Prior Lake boys' swimming re-arms for another run at state

Prior Lake’s swimming success last season has a rebuilding team reaching for state again.
Dynamo dominoes lead senior-laden Northfield gymnastics

Dynamo dominoes lead senior-laden Northfield gymnastics

Bailey DuPay and Christy Anderson lead a senior-laden Northfield gymnastics’ team leaving a legacy of success.

Shakopee boys' basketball picks up where it left off

Shakopee boys’ basketball coach Bruce Kugath expected his squad to get better as the year progressed. But its start to the season has been exceptional.

No. 1 prep basketball city? Early on, it's Apple Valley

The South Suburban Conference owns the two No. 1-ranked Class 4A basketball teams — Eastview in girls and Apple Valley in boys — in the state. They also happen to be located in the same city.

Farmington football coach Froehling retires after 15 seasons

“This is a retirement, not a resignation,” Froehling said. “That’s a philosophical difference to me.”
Zahui B.'s double-double drives Gophers' matinee victory

Zahui B.'s double-double drives Gophers' matinee victory

The sophomore had 15 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks in the Gophers’ home victory.
New Prague girls' hockey hopes for top-tier year

New Prague girls' hockey hopes for top-tier year

New Prague returns most of its girls’ hockey players and has high expectations for the year.

Lakeville 7th-grader Regan Smith makes waves at state swim meet

Regan Smith is a 12-year-old seventh-grader at Century Middle School in Lakeville who also happens to already be one of the elite girls’ swimmers in…
U women's basketball opener ignites run and gun

U women's basketball opener ignites run and gun

Stollings era begins with a milestone and a few firsts.
Five story lines as Gophers' women's basketball opens the season

Five story lines as Gophers' women's basketball opens the season

Five things to know as the Gophers women’s basketball team starts a new era Friday at Williams Arena.

Stingy football defense at Lakeville North can score, too

Lakeville North coach Brian Vossen knew his squad would be as good as its defensive unit. It’s one of the best in the state.The Panthers…

Maple Lake has an answer at last in 2A volleyball

The Irish rallied from an 0-2 deficit to get the best of Concordia Academy.
Two-way toughness defines Prior Lake football's Hart

Two-way toughness defines Prior Lake football's Hart

As a stalwart linebacker and prolific running back, Prior Lake’s Alex Hart rarely skips a play.

Eagan girls relish first soccer title in stellar season

The Eagan girls’ soccer team was nearly perfect this season, from start to finish.
Top-3 finish at state eyed by Rosemount runner Alex Berhe

Top-3 finish at state eyed by Rosemount runner Alex Berhe

Never satisfied, Rosemout’s Alex Berhe wants a top-three finish at the cross-country state meet.
Four south metro running champs set to race at state meet

Four south metro running champs set to race at state meet

The South Suburban Conference quickly is becoming a hotbed for distance runners.

Senior captains fuel Rosemount boys' soccer season turnaround to reach state

Two weeks into the season, the Rosemount boys’ soccer team had lost its first five games. By the end it had turned things around to reach the Class 2A tournament.
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