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Eagan girls' tennis returns with three No. 1 players

Eagan girls' tennis returns with three No. 1 players

The Wildcats return with three of the winningest players in program history.
Eagan jumps back in seeking to defend volleyball title

Eagan jumps back in seeking to defend volleyball title

Volleyball team leaders assume the task of building on success.
Mountain bike racing exploding in popularity in high school ranks

Mountain bike racing exploding in popularity in high school ranks

From 150 athletes in 2012 to more than 1,000 now, mountain bike racing is exploding as a prep sport.
Minnesota high school fishing teams teeming with interest

Minnesota high school fishing teams teeming with interest

Sport's growth is expected to top 700 students this year.
Waconia caps unbeaten season with win over Hibbing for Class 3A baseball title

Waconia caps unbeaten season with win over Hibbing for Class 3A baseball title

Wildcats take early lead, ride their ace to victory.
Waconia, Hibbing, post walk-off victories in 3A baseball semifinals

Waconia, Hibbing, post walk-off victories in 3A baseball semifinals

The other finalist, Hibbing, also rallied in seventh.
Waconia beats Mahtomedi in nine innings to stay unbeaten

Waconia beats Mahtomedi in nine innings to stay unbeaten

The 24-0 Wildcats edged Mahtomedi 2-1.

Class 2A golf: Red Wing's Belisle, Visitation's Heck win state titles

Blake's boys, Detroit Lakes' girls win team crowns.
Star Tribune metro baseball Player of the Year: Burnsville pitcher Sam Carlson

Star Tribune metro baseball Player of the Year: Burnsville pitcher Sam Carlson

Burnsville's Sam Carlson, through a dedicated approach, built himself into a dominant player
Burnsville standout Sam Carlson drafted 55th overall by Mariners

Burnsville standout Sam Carlson drafted 55th overall by Mariners

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.
Edina's Kellar hoping for Hornets three-peat at state golf

Edina's Kellar hoping for Hornets three-peat at state golf

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.
Visitation's Heck hopes to repeat as 2A girls' golf champ

Visitation's Heck hopes to repeat as 2A girls' golf champ

Anni Heck is a humble model of consistency.
Prep baseball has a delightful day in Dundas

Prep baseball has a delightful day in Dundas

Section 3 tournament gives great example of the national pastime.

New Prague, Farmington set course on road back to state softball

They are seeded 1-2 in Class 4A, Section 1.
St. Thomas Academy, long a hockey power, is finding success on the golf course, too

St. Thomas Academy, long a hockey power, is finding success on the golf course, too

St. Thomas Academy seeks berth in fourth straight state tourney.
Eastview boys' lacrosse team seeks return to the top

Eastview boys' lacrosse team seeks return to the top

No. 1-ranked Lightning has talent, experience to win it all.
In prep baseball, with pitch-count limits comes change

In prep baseball, with pitch-count limits comes change

Pitch-count limits are altering high school baseball, from strategy to scheduling.
Red Wing girls' golf team stays at head of class, 3A or 2A

Red Wing girls' golf team stays at head of class, 3A or 2A

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 aiming to soar back to state tournament

Apple Valley girls' lacrosse team aiming to soar back to state tournament

Apple Valley girls' lacrosse team wants to build off last year's 14-2 mark.
Belle Plaine baseball aims to take one more step to a state title

Belle Plaine baseball aims to take one more step to a state title

The Tigers advanced all the way to the state final in 2016. This year, they want to finish the job.
DeLaSalle's Dave Thorson leaving school for college job at Drake

DeLaSalle's Dave Thorson leaving school for college job at Drake

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
Lakeville South boys' track aims for top true team performance

Lakeville South boys' track aims for top true team performance

Bevy of senior leaders, talent, experience buoys boys' squad.
New MSHSL baseball rule aims to protect arms of young pitchers

New MSHSL baseball rule aims to protect arms of young pitchers

A pitch count policy is in effect for varsity games, including mandatory three days rest over 76 pitches and no more than 105 pitches.
Winter wonders from the south metro world of high school sports

Winter wonders from the south metro world of high school sports

Championship moments from the season were served with a touch of revenge and, in one case, stunning swiftness
Mpls. North runs away with second consecutive 1A basketball title

Mpls. North runs away with second consecutive 1A basketball title

Minneapolis North dominates North Woods, taking a hoops curtain call before it jumps a class.
Annandale hoping for title in fifth straight 2A state trip

Annandale hoping for title in fifth straight 2A state trip

The Cardinals are a consistent power, but want their first title.
Goodhue avenges early loss to Mountain Iron-Buhl in Class 1A title game

Goodhue avenges early loss to Mountain Iron-Buhl in Class 1A title game

After losing to Mountain Iron-Buhl by 44 points early, the Wildcats beat the Rangers in the title game by 22 points.
Lakeville North's Reuvers rounds out impressive game

Lakeville North's Reuvers rounds out impressive game

Nathan Reuvers' improvement reflects Lakeville North's as well.
Maranatha does just enough to prevail

Maranatha does just enough to prevail

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…
Hopkins sophomore Chakolis makes family proud

Hopkins sophomore Chakolis makes family proud

It's no surprise Hopkins sophomore forward Dlayla Chakolis is making a name for herself.
Orono, Alexandria advance to Class 3A semifinals

Orono, Alexandria advance to Class 3A semifinals

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…
St. Thomas Academy thrives in Class 2A boys' hockey

St. Thomas Academy thrives in Class 2A boys' hockey

Move to Class 2A all good for St. Thomas Academy
Minnetonka, led by two starts, aiming at state title in swimming

Minnetonka, led by two starts, aiming at state title in swimming

Corey Lau and Sam Schilling hope to lead the Skippers to a state title.
Simley wrestling seeks eighth state title in 10-years

Simley wrestling seeks eighth state title in 10-years

Simley's wrestling program isn't dropping off any time soon. It's built for the present and future.
Defense leads Apple Valley's girls' basketball surge

Defense leads Apple Valley's girls' basketball surge

By focusing on both ends of the court rather than just offense, the Eagles are having a stellar season.

Apple Valley wrestlers on collision course with Shakopee

A matchup in the section finals — one more befitting of a state final — appears to be inevitable.
Nordic, Alpine skiers chasing first gold medal in sixth state trip

Nordic, Alpine skiers chasing first gold medal in sixth state trip

Nordic skier Patrick Acton and Alpine skier Rosie Hust are state meet regulars.
Wrestling wins pile up for Eastview's two-sport duo

Wrestling wins pile up for Eastview's two-sport duo

Eastview's Alex Lindstrom and Mike Delich are top competitors.
Lakeville North gymnastics No. 1 and aims to stay that way

Lakeville North gymnastics No. 1 and aims to stay that way

No. 1-ranked Lakeville North's scores are improving weekly as it seeks gymnastics supremacy.
New Prague boys' basketball starts fast under second-year coach

New Prague boys' basketball starts fast under second-year coach

New Prague boys' basketball is unbeaten under second-year coach Bryce Tesdahl.
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.
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