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Every season there are teams as well as players who fly under the radar. This year is no exception.
There have only been three back-to-back state champions among the large schools since 1980.
The team is coming off a 10-2 season, having lost in the Class 6A semifinals to Totino-Grace.
New Prague’s archery program is an excellent gauge to measure the growth of the sport, both state and nationwide.
The ceremony comes nearly 90 years after the Fredrickson family formed a traveling amateur baseball team of 12 brothers in 1927.
Brad Goulet didn’t play a year ago, so he’s savoring the Eagles’ championship run.
Both won their semifinal games by scoring in the seventh inning.
Springfield, Brandon-Evanville, New Ulm Cathedral also win.
Detroit Lakes’ Kate Smith won her fourth Class 2A title in a row.
When Litchfield’s hard-hitting Eddie Estrada steps to the plate, heads turn
Prior Lake’s girls’ lacrosse team earned its initial trip to the state tournament with a 12-10 victory over Eastview.
Led by two stellar golfers and a cast of others, the Lakeville North girls’ team hasn’t slowed from its winning ways.
Shakopee softball coach Neil Johnson is in elite company.
A conference title capped a 13-0 season for the Lakeville South girls’ lacrosse team.
Section play in four spring sports will weed out the contenders from the pretenders over the next three weeks.
Section play in four sports will weed out the contenders from the pretenders.
The senior would like nothing better than to finish his prep career with a trip to state for the first time.
After winning a second straight conference title, Belle Plaine baseball feels better prepared to reach the ultimate tournament.
The New Prague boys’ basketball program turned to the first family of coaching for its next mentor.
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.
The Lakeville South girls’ track team prides itself on the “true team” concept.
Shakopee’s tennis team, ranked second in the state, has a veteran group intent on making school history this year.
The race for the South Suburban Conference baseball title is taking on a much different look this season.
The Wayzata boys’ golf program thrives on competition. It can come from within as well as nearby communities.
Apple Valley junior Kieran McKeag is making other throwers on the boys’ track circuit take notice.
Even with big roster turnover, Lakeville South’s baseball team hopes to build on last year’s postseason playoff success.
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…
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 an expectation of individual excellence and a team culture of getting better.
Lakeville North will field an inexperienced baseball team as it seeks to make a third consecutive trip to state.
Mark Neu has decided to step away from his position as Shakopee wrestling coach, but he plans on staying involved in the program.
The Belle Plaine girls’ track team hopes to build off last season’s strong performance.
The South Suburban Conference has quickly become the league to beat during the winter sports season.
The guard that many thought shouldn't start as a freshman has come a long way.
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…
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.…
Since 1999, eight Hanson brothers have played for Maranatha. One remains.
Apple Valley boys’ basketball coach Zach Goring thought his depth would pay off this season. His seniors haven’t let him down.
Eastview seniors Madison and Drew Guebert experienced triumphant final seasons.
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 is attempting to win a wrestling state team championship for the first time in school history.
The Eagan boys’ basketball team was looking to build off a fifth-place finish in the South Suburban Conference.
Rivalries have a tendency to bring out the best in teams.
Quick Q&A: RILEY TOUSIGNANT LAKEVILLE NORTH, SR., HOCKEY Panthers girls’ hockey coach Buck Kochevar will always remember Tousignant for her tenacity. “She’s…
Seniors Leo Hipp of Forest Lake and Sarah Bezdicek of Osseo raced to individual championships at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.
Century and Northfield skiers and Forest Lake and Brainerd teams all are new to championships
Tamer Mische-Richter has one thing on his mind: Keep the Nordic skiing championship medal in Bloomington
Nordic skiers from four south metro schools will compete at state, all coached by one man.
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.
Teams are grappling for position as they prepare to enter section tournament time.
Senior Bailey DuPay is one of the state's best athletes in two sports.
Adversity, and a tougher conference, has helped Shakopee get playoff ready.
Ray Betton is ready for yet another challenge in his ever-changing life.
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…
Griffin Parriott’s punishing wrestling style has carried over to his New Prague teammates.
Nine seniors, on a team led by four captains, have Lakeville South aimed at high standards.
Apple Valley (boys) and Eastview (girls) were handed their first setbacks of the season over break.
A look back at some of our favorite happenings of the 2014 high school sports year.
The Gophers clawed back from 17 points down to knock off No. 12 Nebraska.
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?
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.
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’s swimming success last season has a rebuilding team reaching for state again.
Bailey DuPay and Christy Anderson lead a senior-laden Northfield gymnastics’ team leaving a legacy of success.
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.
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.
“This is a retirement, not a resignation,” Froehling said. “That’s a philosophical difference to me.”
The sophomore had 15 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks in the Gophers’ home victory.
New Prague returns most of its girls’ hockey players and has high expectations for the year.
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…
Stollings era begins with a milestone and a few firsts.
Five things to know as the Gophers women’s basketball team starts a new era Friday at Williams Arena.
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…
The Irish rallied from an 0-2 deficit to get the best of Concordia Academy.
As a stalwart linebacker and prolific running back, Prior Lake’s Alex Hart rarely skips a play.