Members of the Lakeville North volleyball team celebrated their Class 3A state title at Xcel Energy Center after they knocked off two-time-defending s

Unbeaten and outstanding: South metro sports year in review

The year of the unbeatens highlight an outstanding 2017-18 school year south of the Minnesota River.

North metro sports moments that stand out in a crowd

June 23
Maple Grove players Jake Kampsula (3) leapt into Ben Bristol's arms as they celebrated an incredible comeback win against St. Michael-Albertville 29-2
In a school year of big sports stories for north metro schools, here are snippets of three that stood out for Star Tribune staff writer David La Vaque.

Ten shining moments, west-metro style

June 23
Minnetonka’s Josh Luedtke
Ten of the most notable high school sports moments from the recently completed school year, pulled from the ever-aging brain of staff writer Jim Paulsen.
EPISODE 72
June 20
Stillwater pitcher Andrew Gilbert celebrated his complete game and a 4-0 win over Minnetonka during class 4A baseball championship game at Target Fiel

Listen: Putting a bow on the 2017-18 high school sports year

Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque wrap up the high school tournament season by looking back at lacrosse and baseball championships while also revealing their fondest memories of the entire season.
Outdoors
June 19

Minnetonka high schoolers dominate the field in youth fishing tournament

Youth anglers from the Minnetonka fishing team took the top two places and tied for third in one of the state's premier high school fishing tournaments.
Eden Prairie players celebrated their state 6A football title.
Watch and listen Minnesota high school sports live on the web
updated 21 hours 56 mins. ago
Watch and listen to high school sports from around the metro area and around Minnesota. Here are the web sites that get you to the games.
Gophers
June 19
Gary Trent Jr. earned a reputation as a three-point ace at Duke, but the son of a former NBA power forward also showed he can slash to the basket when

Apple Valley's Trent Jr. ready to head full speed into NBA

The 6-foot-6 guard, son of former Timberwolves forward Gary Trent, was raised around the NBA and is now headed there himself.
High Schools
June 18
Heritage Christian Academy pitcher Seth Halvorsen, right, hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning, his second of the game, against Sle

Prep athletes of the week: Heritage Christian's Halvorsen delivers Target Field first

Halvorsen became the first high school player to hit two home runs at Target Field since state title games were first held at the Twins ballpark in 2010.
High Schools
June 18
Eastview dance team, high kick champions, 2018.

All-Metro dance, adapted sports, synchronized swimming teams honored

Meet three metro-area high school teams that excelled during the recently completed school year to earn distinction as Star Tribune All-Metro champion teams. They will be honored along with our long-standing Metro Players of the Year and first-team members in other sports at our first All-Metro Sports Award gala June 26 at Target Field.
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
State baseball updates and more on our high school Live Blog
updated 7 hours 27 mins. ago
Our 24/7 Live Blog has scores, photos and more from the state tournaments and elsewhere.
High Schools
June 18

Class 4A baseball championship

Stillwater defeated Minnetonka 4-0 to win the Class 4A title at Target Field on Monday.
High Schools
June 18

Three-hit shutout carries Stillwater to 4A baseball championship

The Ponies defeated Minnetonka 4-0 behind the masterful complete-game pitching of Drew Gilbert.
Outdoors
June 17
About 1,000 Minnesota prep trapshooters gathered in Alexandria, Minn., on Thursday, one day of nine days of competition during which more than 1 milli

Anderson: Prep trap shooting is going over with a bang - but needs help

The Minnesota high school trap shooting championship this year will attract more than 8,000 students over nine days, but youth participation in bird hunting, deer hunting and fishing has been declining rapidly.
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
updated 15 hours 44 mins. ago
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.
High Schools
June 17

Stillwater, Minnetonka to meet in Class 4A baseball final

Rain on Saturday forced the postponement of the last of four high school baseball state championship games at Target Field, meaning the big-school title will be decided Monday instead.
High Schools
June 16

No disappointment this time as senior-laden Mahtomedi claims 3A championship

The Zephyrs' 5-1 victory over Rocori followed disappointing finishes in the previous two state tournaments.
High Schools
June 16

Prior Lake champs again after defeating No. 1 Benilde-St. Margaret's

The Lakers, who won the state championship in 2016, got five goals from Alex Rejda in a 10-8 victory that left the Red Knights as runners-up for the second consecutive year.
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.
Athletes of the Week Prep athletes of the week
updated 5 hours 2 mins. ago
A look at the top athletes in the metro area from recent high school sporting events.
High Schools
June 16

Maple Lake uses two big innings to capture 2A championship

The Irish scored seven runs in two innings, sending 15 batters to the plate, en route to an 8-4 victory over Duluth Marshall.
High Schools
June 16

Maple Grove and running back Evan Hull aiming for no retakes

Team’s theme stresses that one bad game could end a season.
High Schools
June 16

First-timer Apple Valley knocks off three-year champ Eden Prairie

The Eagles came from behind late to win 11-10 and become the first team other than Eden Prairie or Blake to win a girls' lacrosse state championship.
High Schools
June 16

Twins draft pick Halvorsen settles in at Target Field, leads Heritage Christian to 1A title

Pitcher Seth Halvorsen became the first prep player to hit two home runs at Target Field. He also had 16 strikeouts en route to an 8-0 shutout.
High Schools
June 15
Larry Hendrickson coached an Apple Valley hockey team in 1995-96 that included, from left, Tim Murphy, Brad DeFauw, Hendrickson, Erik Westrum, Jonas H

Longtime hockey coach Larry Hendrickson dies at 75

Hendrickson won a state title as co-coach of the Apple Valley boys team in 1996.
High Schools
June 15

Maple Lake gets it going late to defeat Jordan

The Irish claimed a 4-3 victory to advance to the Class 2A championship game on Saturday.
High Schools
June 15

Stillwater does all its scoring late in 4-3 victory over Blaine

The Ponies got all their runs in the last two innings to reach the Class 4A championship game and extended their winning streak to 19 games.
High Schools
June 15

3A: Rocori reaches title game with shut out against New Ulm

Spartans pitcher Brandon Gill gave up five hits in a 5-0 victory that was aided by an error-plagued inning by the Eagles.
High Schools
June 15

1A: Sleepy Eye defeats South Ridge behind 13-strikeout performance

Junior pitcher Jacob Berg's efforts keyed a 4-1 victory that puts the Indians in the title game for the first time since 2000.