Jeff Ferguson

Ferguson steps down as football coach at metro power Totino-Grace

Jeff Ferguson, whose teams won eight state titles in 18 seasons, was asked once about private school recruiting. "Do we recruit? Damn right, we do. We recruit students, not athletes."

After 58 seasons as a prep football coach, Brainerd's Ron Stolski retires

January 22
The 80-year-old Stolski ranks second in the state in career victories and was the longest-tenured high school football coach in state history.

Trailing at halftime, No. 1 Hopkins shoots past No. 2 Wayzata

January 21
Paige Bueckers scored 21 points in the first half and center Maya Nnaji scored 18 of her 22 in the second as Hopkins rallied from a three-point halftime deficit.

Eden Prairie boys' hockey coach Lee Smith welcomed into the 500 club

January 21
Smith, who started with the Eagles in 1993-94, became the 16th coach to win 500 career games.

Coon Rapids heavyweight Gavin Layton leads Metro Athletes of the Week for Jan. 13-18

January 20
Also recognized: Lucie Bond (St. Paul United hockey), Will McBee (Watertown-Mayer basketball), Celia Midtbo (Minneapolis hockey), Brieja Parent (Forest Lake hockey), Juel Skrien (St. Croix Lutheran basketball), and Ivane Tensaie (Concordia Academy basketball).
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St. Paul Johnson alum Carl Fish commits to Gophers' men's hockey

St. Paul Johnson alum Carl Fish commits to Gophers' men's hockey

Fish, a resiient defenseman, is the first Governors' player to verbally commit to the Gophers in more than 15 years.
High Schools
January 22
With his players gathered before him on the field after their win, Totino-Grace head coach Jeff Ferguson invited his players to a party downtown near

Podcast: Two more biggies in Minnesota high school football coaching walk away

In the latest Talking Preps, Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque spin a few of their own yarns about Totino-Grace's Jeff Ferguson and Brainerd's Ron Stolski, the latest to step down in a winter full of similar big-program departures.
Best of the best: Prep wrestling, gymnastics honor rolls
Honor rolls Best of the best: Prep wrestling, gymnastics honor rolls
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A look at the top achievers in gymnastics and wrestling during the 2019-20 season. The list is updated every week.
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January 21

Prep sports roundup: Stillwater beats Woodbury in girls' hockey

Junior forward Alexis Huber scored 5:12 into overtime to give the Class 2A, No. 7-ranked Ponies the victory over the Royals.
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January 20

Monday's preps results

Here's what happened in high schools sports on Monday:
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January 20

Top boys' basketball games: Robbinsdale Armstrong, Spring Lake Park battle for conference advantage

The Falcons look to take a step ahead of the Panthers on Friday in their game in Northwest Suburban Conference West Division play.
Wayzata received the Bay Bell trophy, part of the rivalry between these two teams. Wayzata beat Minnetonka 14-0. Friday, September 28, 2012
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Star Tribune prep reporters David La Vaque and James Paulsen are bringing all you Minnesota high school sports enthusiasts another way to stay connected to the action.
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January 20

Top girls' hockey games: Tradition-rich South St. Paul faces Hutchinson in playoff primer

The Packers and Tigers, who play Saturday. are each having the type of season that foreshadows deep playoff runs.
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January 20

Top boys' hockey games: Handicapping the Battle of Lakeville seems an impossible task this go-round

Lakeville's South and North squads seemingly have an equal dispersion of talent heading into their second matchup of the season this Saturday.
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January 20

Forest Lake Nordic ski teams hooked on a family feeling

Eight sets of siblings — 17 skiers in all — help anchor the speedy Ranger boys’ and girls’ teams, among the favorites to bring home state championships next month.
Blake forward Carly Bullock (22) is a prolific goal-scorer and a tough player defensively as well. The senior is bound for Princeton next year.
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A look at the top athletes in the metro area from recent high school sporting events.
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January 19
Boys' swimming and diving teams unofficially kick off the winter preps postseason by competing in the True Team state meet at the University of Minnes

True Team swimming marks unofficial start of high school postseason

Top seeds in basketball, hockey also to be set in coming weeks.
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January 19

Saturday's prep roundup

Allie Franco scored 1 minute, 49 seconds into overtime to give Hill-Murray a 3-2 win over Centennial on Saturday in girls' hockey
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January 18

Warroad overpowers Minneapolis in Hockey Day Minnesota showdown

Owen Meeker netted a pair of goals for the Warriors, who recorded their 16th win of the season.
Phaizon Scott brought the Minneapolis North championship trophy to the crowd after the Polars defeated Rushford-Peterson 30-14. ] Shari L. Gross / sgr
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January 18

Miller's deflection in third period lifts Blake over Blaine

With Joe Miller's goal, the Bears defeated the Bengals in their afternoon Hockey Day Minnesota matchup in Minneapolis.
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January 18

Minneapolis, Warroad take stage for 'unreal' Hockey Day Minnesota

Warroad, ranked No 3 in Class 1A, beat host Minneapolis 5-1. But participants saw beyond the scoreboard.
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January 17
Minnehaha Academy's nationally acclaimed boys' basketball team, featuring Gonzaga-bound Jalen Suggs and seven-foot center Chet Holmgren, will be featu

Weekend storm disrupting high school sports schedules

The snowstorm that hit Minnesota on Friday is having a major impact on high school sporting events scheduled for the weekend.
Eden Prairie players celebrated their state 6A football title.
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January 17
Benilde-St. Margaret's hockey coach Ken Pauly achieves 500th career victory

Benilde-St. Margaret's hockey coach Ken Pauly achieves 500th career victory

"What's been touching to me is how proud everyone is to be a part of it," said Pauly, who in his 30th season became the 15th coach to reach the mark.
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January 17

Minneapolis freshman kicks off Hockey Day festivities with OT winner over Holy Angels

Celia Midtbo capped off a three-point game by scoring the overtime winner under the lights at Parade Stadium.
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January 17

Pair of hat tricks help Blake 'right the ship'

Seniors Addie Burton and Lily Delianedis had big nights for the Bears in a rout of the Lightning.
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January 17

Thursday's prep sports roundup

In boys' hockey, Jack Schneider scored a power-play goal with 32.5 seconds left in overtime to give the Wayzata a 2-1 victory over Hill-Murray
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January 16
Led by new coach, South St. Paul boys' basketball reaching new heights

Led by new coach, South St. Paul boys' basketball reaching new heights

Under coach Matthew McCollister, the Packers are winning for the first time in decades and generating a noticeable buzz in the hallways at school.
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January 16
Minneapolis hockey coach Joe Dziedzic skated with his players during practice last week at the Northeast Ice Arena in Minneapolis.

State of Minneapolis hockey: 'There are still some guys who can play'

Hockey Day Minnesota is putting the sport's spotlight on Parade Stadium and the teams that practice and play in the city.