Top-seed Blake pulls away from Alexandria in 1A quarterfinals

The game was scoreless through nearly two periods but the Bears, behind goaltender Anna Kruesel, eventually advanced with a 3-0 victory.

Northfield posts another shutout to win over Mound Westonka

February 22
Stifling team defense and stout goaltending propelled No. 5 seed Northfield to a fourth consecutive postseason shutout, this one a 2-0 upset of No. 4 Mound Westonka.

St. Paul United coasts to 10-0 quarterfinal victory

February 22
Senior center Joie Phelps had a hat trick and three assists in the win over Mankato East.

Warroad advances with 5-2 win over Hibbing/Chisholm

February 22
The Warriors scored three goals in the second period to break open a scoreless game.

Girls' hockey tournament notes: Planning intensifies with on-ice play

February 22
A day off between Class 1A quarterfinals and semifinals requires planning for both local and outstate teams.
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Minnesota Mr. Basketball finalists named as committee moves on without Ken Lien

The award, given to the top senior boys’ player in Minnesota, drew recent criticism when Lien, its longtime figurehead, made comments on social media that were seen as racist and offensive.
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Girls' hockey, Class 2A quarterfinals: Roseau vs. Blaine, 11 a.m.

11 a.m., Xcel Energy Center
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Girls' hockey, Class 2A quarterfinals: Eastview vs. Hill-Murray, 1 p.m.

1 p.m., Xcel Energy Center
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February 22
Xavier Mansfield of Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village celebrates after finishing first place during the boys' 5K classical race on Feb. 16 at Giants Ridge in Biwabik, Minn.

Prep athletes of the week: Boys' Nordic ski champ Xavier Mansfield edges out buddies

The Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Nordic skier, competing against longtime friends and rivals, confirmed his No. 1 ranking in the state by winning the state meet at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.
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February 22

Tuesday's prep sports roundup

In girls' basketball, Lakeville North rallied from a 16-point deficit in the second half before pulling away from Class 4A, No. 3 Eastview in overtime
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February 21

Longtime summer teammates reach girls' hockey state tournament

Eight summer teammates representing four prep teams have been rewarded with girls' hockey tournament berths
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February 21

Growing together: Teammates from summer team wind up in girls' hockey tourney

Eight players taking part in the girls’ hockey state tournament trace their roots to playing for years on the same summer team.
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February 21

Girls' hockey state tournament: Five things to know

A look at key story lines heading into this week's games.
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February 21

2017 girls' hockey state tournament schedule

Class 1A action gets underway Wednesday morning with Class 2A on Thursday at Xcel Energy Center.
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February 21

Listen: Picking all-metro teams sometimes has our experts dropping the gloves

As the girls' hockey state tournament starts up, staff writers David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen hash out differences when it comes to the Star Tribune girls' hockey top selections in the latest Talking Preps podcast.
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February 20

Girls' hockey past Metro Players of the Year

Here are the former winners of the Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year in girls' hockey:
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February 20

Monday's prep results

Here's Monday's high school sports results:
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February 20

Girls' basketball top games: Mahtomedi looks to dethrone defending league champ Hastings

The Zephyrs could win their first Metro East Conference title with a victory over the rival Raiders on Friday.
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February 20

Boys' basketball top games this week: Fergus Falls, St. Cloud Tech battle for league title

With a victory Thursday, the Otters will have a tiebreaker over the Tigers in the Central Lakes Conference race.
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February 20

Meet the 2017 Star Tribune All-Metro girls' hockey first team

Click to see who made the second and third teams, too.
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February 20

Breck's Grace Zumwinkle is Metro Player of the Year in girls' hockey

A strong work ethic -- and an 80 mile-per-hour slapshot -- guided the future Gopher to a standout varsity career.
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February 19

Roseville's absence from gymnastics state meet stands out

The Raiders will miss the state meet after 11 consecutive appearances.
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February 18

Saturday's prep sports roundup

Sophomore forward Jackson Jutting scored his 10th goal of the season 3 minutes, 26 seconds into overtime, giving Prior Lake boys' hockey a 3-2 victory over Lakeville North and the conference title.
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February 18

Boys' hockey: Prior Lake survives overtime duel with Lakeville North

The Lakers ended their regular season winning seven of their last eight games.
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February 18

Eastview, Aitkin repeat as dance team high-kick state champs; Sartell-St. Stephen wins 2A

The Lightning won its 10th high-kick title, and Aitkin won its fourth in a row.