New Champlin Park football coach attracts a crowd

Nick Keenan, just the third head football coach in school history, made a point of getting more junior high kids to come out for the sport. It paid off, with 184 sets of gear distributed for Monday’s first day of practice.

Double duty: Eagan's girls' soccer coach takes over boys' team, too

August 13
After Bulut Ozturk led the Wildcat girls’ program to three state titles in four years, he got his players’ blessing to coach the boys’ team as well.

Shakopee volleyball color codes all speak the same language

August 13
Team communication will be critical as senior Rachel Kilkelly, a Gophers recruit, leads the Sabers to what they hope will be a state tournament berth.
Lynx
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Lindsay Whalen is part of a mural painted on the side of Security Coin & Pawn Shop in downtown Hutchinson, where she grew up.

From pawn shop mural to schools, Hutchinson cheers 'hometown sweetheart'

As news of Lindsay Whalen's retirement spread through her hometown, many stopped to pay tribute to the local girl who became an international sports star and never forgot her roots in a small Minnesota city.
High Schools
August 12
The 1934-35 Grand Meadow Meadowlarks girls' basketball team was one of the undefeated squads in a run of 94 consecutive victories.

Grand Meadow girls are Minnesota's secret sports dynasty

From 1929 to 1939, the Meadowlarks played 94 games of six-on-six basketball and never lost. Usually, it wasn't close. Opponents 'were afraid to play us,' said Beulah Ankeny, 99.
Phaizon Scott brought the Minneapolis North championship trophy to the crowd after the Polars defeated Rushford-Peterson 30-14. ] Shari L. Gross / sgr
High Schools
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High Schools
August 12

White Bear Lake football coach has new perspective as practice begins

Barely six months ago, 34-year-old Ryan Bartlett wasn’t sure he’d see the start of his seventh season as the Bears' head coach.
High Schools
August 12

Minnesota preps fall sports key dates

Monday is the first day of practice for most high school fall sports in Minnesota.
Vikings
August 10
Vikings receiver Brandon Zylstra (right).

Hartman: New London-Spicer's Zylstra trying to make path to NFL

New London-Spicer product Brandon Zylstra is getting a shot with the Vikings after two years in Canada.
Eden Prairie players celebrated their state 6A football title.
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Gophers
August 9
Hopkins star Nnaji gets Kansas offer, about to trim college list

Hopkins star Nnaji gets Kansas offer, about to trim college list

Hopkins four-star senior forward Zeke Nnaji, who recently was offered by Kansas, will visit several schools unofficially in August before picking his finalists
High Schools
August 8
The Minnesota High School League announced that it could not reimburse schools for costs associated with travel for participating in state tournament

State high school league nixes reimbursing schools for state tourney costs

Lower attendance, increasing venue costs prompt board's decision.
High Schools
August 7
Grand Meadow's amazing girls' basketball team

Grand Meadow's amazing girls' basketball team

Meet two of the players who are part of one of the most amazing winning streaks in Minnesota sports history -- set more than 80 years ago in the small town of Grand Meadow..
Wayzata received the Bay Bell trophy, part of the rivalry between these two teams. Wayzata beat Minnetonka 14-0. Friday, September 28, 2012
Sports
Talking Preps Podcast
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St. Paul
August 6
In 2015, Ethan Levin, left, took the field for St. Paul Central. He is set to return with a message along with his Macalester teammates.

Brooks: Macalester athletes want to give new meaning to 'locker-room talk'

Ethan Levin, a sophomore defensive lineman, will return to St. Paul Central, his old high school, with his new teammates and a message.
Gophers
August 1
Michael Hurt on his brother: 'He'll make a good decision when ready'

Michael Hurt on his brother: 'He'll make a good decision when ready'

Gophers junior forward Michael Hurt discussed his improvement last season, how he fits with the team this year and his brother's upcoming college decision.
Gophers
August 1
Rochester John Marshall star Matthew Hurt (1) says he hopes to make his college choice by the time the high school basketball season begins.

Basketball's best or brotherly love? Rochester's Hurt has big choice

Describing Matthew Hurt as a sharpshooting, slam-dunking, shot-blocking 6-foot-9 forward who can play inside or outside -- and his brother plays for the Gophers.
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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Gophers
July 31
Minnehaha Academy star Suggs out five weeks with knee injury

Minnehaha Academy star Suggs out five weeks with knee injury

Minnehaha Academy junior point guard and quarterback Jalen Suggs might miss his football opener. But Tuesday's MRI showed no serious damage to knee injured in AAU game last week.
High Schools
July 31

Five high school football games set for new Vikings practice facility

Farmington plays Eagan on Sept. 28 in the first high school football game held at the Twin Cities Orthopedic Stadium in Eagan. Postseason games will also be played at TCO.
Gophers
July 30
Cretin-Derham Hall wide receiver Peter Udoibok (shown catching a touchdown pass against Totino-Grace last year), a three-star recruit who’ll be a se

Cretin-Derham Hall receiver Udoibok commits to Gophers

The 6-4, 200-pounder is the sixth-ranked player in Minnesota in the recruiting Class of 2019.
Outdoors
July 30
Woodrow Glazer of New Prague High School hit all 100 targets in an amazing display of shooting in June and July in the individual events at the USA Hi

New Prague's Woodrow Glazer hits 330 of 330 clay targets to win pair of events

New Prague's Woodrow Glazer reaches perfection.
Local
July 24

2nd Blue Earth football player pleads guilty in brutal beating of teammate

The victim received a concussion and later moved out of state.
High Schools
July 23
From left, Jake Borgen, Garrett Mourning, Lane Berning, Kyle Dupont, and Will Rahne of the national champion St. Michael-Albertville clay target team.

St. Michael-Albertville team, New Prague senior-to-be win national clay target titles

The two-time state champion Knights topped a field of 175 teams Sunday at the first national championships in Michigan while two-time state winner Woodrow Glazer took individual honors.
Outdoors
July 14
Alex Timm, left, and Easton Fothergill of Grand Rapids placed in the top 10 in a national bass-fishing contest in Florence, Ala.

Grand Rapids teens place high in Alabama bass fishing tournament

In late June, Alex Timm and Easton Fothergill finished fifth and eighth, respectively, in the prestigious national-world high school bass-fishing championship on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala.
Minneapolis
July 12
Niles Schulz, departing in his canoe Tuesday, the day he died.

Ex-Edison HS teacher, coach dies during canoe trip on beloved Boundary Waters

The former wrestling and football coach was on an outing with a friend to introduce their 8-year-old grandsons to the Minnesota backwoods.
Gophers
July 11
The 2018 Star Tribune All-Metro Female and Male Athletes of the Year: Emily Covert of Minneapolis Washburn, and Gable Steveson of Apple Valley.

Athletes of the Year Emily Covert, Gable Steveson throw out first pitch at Twins game

Two weeks ago, they picked up some hardware. Wednesday, they threw some hardball. The Star Tribune All-Metro Male and Female Athletes of the Year —…