Crunch time never ends for Minnesota's high school coaches

Crunch time never ends for Minnesota's high school coaches

School teams are less important to today's athletes, but for their coaches, the demands of the job -- and expectations -- continue to grow. The third of a three-part series on the state of youth sports.

Edina's Matt Lindberg is Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year in boys' soccer

6:00pm
The senior forward passed a chance to play football to hone his soccer skills.

Maple Grove's Meredith Haakenson is Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year in girls' soccer

6:39pm
The senior midfielder is the Crimson's hardest worker.

Meet the 2017 Star Tribune All-Metro teams in boys' soccer

6:42pm
See the players named to this year's first and second teams.

Meet the 2017 Star Tribune girls' soccer All-Metro teams

6:46pm
See the players named to this year's squad.
High Schools
6:39pm

Maple Grove's Meredith Haakenson is Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year in girls' soccer

The senior midfielder is the Crimson's hardest worker.
High Schools
4:15pm
Jenna Grutzmacher likes playing volleyball with her Rosemount High team in the fall. But her first love is her Northern Lights club team.

Club teams become the price of admission to playing youth sports

It's become increasingly rare for an athlete to join a high school team in the most popular sports without extensive training from a club program. This is a second of a three-part series on the state of youth sports.
Scores, photos and more: The latest on our 24/7 high school Live Blog
High Schools
Scores, photos and more: The latest on our 24/7 high school Live Blog
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Our 24/7 Live Blog has scores, photos and more from around the state. Keep up with your favorite teams (and most disliked rivals).
High Schools
3:51pm
Totino-Grace freshman Luke Rooker plays football for Totino-Grace and hockey for a club team.

Demands of year-round sports are pushing kids to the limit

Minnesota athletes are pushing themselves to extremes, developing highly polished skills while families make major investments of money and time. The first of our three-part series examines how all of those hours bring increased risks of injury -- and burnout.
High Schools
October 23

Field firms up for prep football playoffs, starting Tuesday

Wednesday’s final night of the football regular season cleared a few things up and muddied a few others.
High Schools
October 21

Reusse: Make prep football teams earn spots in playoffs

The "every team gets a chance'' philosophy of playoff competition that permeates the MSHSL's tournament schedule should be dropped for football.
Talking Preps Podcast
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Talking Preps Podcast
updated 22 hours 37 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
October 21

Chanhassen family all involved with Storm swimming and diving

All seven members of the Hodgins family are involved with the Storm’s swim teams.
High Schools
October 21

Eagan chases third girls' soccer title in four years

The Wildcats avenged a 2016 section final loss to Rosemount on Tuesday.
High Schools
October 21

Meagan Brown's net results carry Elk River girls' tennis to state

The senior finally has some company at the state tourney.
Prep athletes of the week
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A look at the top athletes in the metro area from recent high school sporting events.
Gophers
October 20

Gophers football's Friday night game next year conflicts with high school playoffs

The Big Ten moved the 2018 Gophers-Indiana game at TCF Bank Stadium to a Friday night.
High Schools
October 19

Prior Lake boys' soccer stuns Chanhassen with two second-half goals

Daniel Wee and Jake Leonard net a goal apiece in comeback win.
High Schools
October 19

Totino-Grace boys' soccer state tourney bound after edging Breck 2-1

Matthew Hagen headed the eventual game-winning goal.
High Schools
October 19

Edina girls' soccer advances to the state tournament in the last minute of overtime

Freshman Haley Reeck scored with 41 seconds left in overtime to give the Hornets the win over Minnetonka.
High Schools
October 19

Blake girls' soccer topples DeLaSalle to return to Class 1A state tournament

After scoreless first half, KK Haug notched the first of the Bears' three goals.
High Schools
October 19

Top-ranked Eden Prairie football misses out on first round bye

The Eagles are the only undefeated team in Class 6A, but a random draw of the four No. 1 seeds gave the bye to Cretin-Derham Hall.
High Schools
October 19

Prep football roundup: Cooper edges Irondale in 2OT

Nate Hill ran in a 10-yard touchdown in the second overtime to give Cooper a 41-34 double overtime victory
High Schools
October 18

Cretin-Derham Hall upsets Roseville, muddies playoff picture

The Raiders held on for a 19-14 victory, spoiling Roseville's bid for a No. 1 seed when the Class 6A tourney begins on Oct. 27.
High Schools
October 18

Eden Prairie finishes regular season 8-0 with vintage thumping

The Eagles dispatched Edina 35-10, leaving no doubt it will earn a top seed in the Class 6A tournament.
High Schools
October 18

St. Anthony knocks off previously undefeated Spectrum

Sophomore receiver Troy Ellison caught four passes for touchdowns in the Huskies' 38-22 victory over the Sting.
High Schools
October 18

Minneapolis North grinds out tougher-than-it-looks victory against Concordia Academy

The Polars' high-powered offense had to work for its rushing yardage in a 34-0 win.
High Schools
October 18

Tuesday's metro prep roundup

Tuesday was a busy night in girls' and boys' soccer, with several section finals on the line.