In the newest Talking Preps, Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque scrutinize the Minnesota appeal of outdoor hockey and examine the changing world of recruiting the state's most prized future college players.
Also recognized: Adam Berghult (Edina Alpine skiing), Adam Flammang (St. Michael-Albertville hockey), Ryan Samuelson (Jordan basketball), Ally Qualley (Breck hockey), Cordelia Sherwood (Orono Alpine skiing), and Matthew Willert (Buffalo basketball).
The undefeated Eagles (12-0) are the poster children for the benefits of teamwork, a throwback for unified play in a time when individual achievements build followings (and brands) and going viral equals validity.
Founded after 19-year-old Max Marvin died by suicide, the organization's mission is raising funds "with the intent to support charitable programs, projects, and activities that facilitate mental wellness amongst the youth in the Warroad area."
Talking Preps' David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen kick off the new year with Minnehaha Academy's impressive boys' basketball weekend, get caught up on big wrestling and Nordic skiing doings, and look at who's catching notice as boys' and girls' hockey kick into post-holiday gear.