Wayzata's wait for big moment hits a new high note

A 38-year-old Phil Colllins song has returned to the Trojans’ pregame ritual, inspiring the state’s No. 1-ranked team as it plays this deep into November for the first time in seven years.

Hancock races to 65-32 victory over Mountain Iron-Buhl

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The first Nine-Man semifinal Thursday at U.S. Bank Stadium kicked off the first of 13 games through Saturday to determine who will play in the Prep Bowl.

Capable or clueless? Picking football semifinals tests Star Tribune prep writers

November 13
The first four of 14 semifinal football games will be played Thursday at U.S. Bank Stadium, including the battle of Class 4A unbeatens Hutchinson and metro-area co-op SMB.
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Minneapolis North's Terrance Kamara sprints down the sideline against St. Paul Johnson earlier this season.

Live at 2:30: Minneapolis North vs. Paynesville in 2A football semis

Thursday begins three days of state football semifinals at U.S. Bank Stadium. Undefeated Minneapolis North plays at 2 p.m. with defending champs SMB (4A) and Lakeville North (6A) playing afterward. Click here for live video and more.
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November 13

Girls' swimming and diving state meet schedule

The diving preliminaries begin Thursday in both classes
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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November 13

Butterfly champ Peyton D'Emanuele hopes to dance like a double-winner

The Notre Dame-bound swimmer from Minneapolis Southwest is seeking to repeat in the Class 2A 100-yard butterfly champion and will race in the 50 freestyle as well.
High Schools
November 13
Champlin Park quarterback Jaice Miller (4) was mobbed by his teammates in the end zone after he scored a touchdown in the second half. ] ANTHONY SOUFF

Podcast: Is there an overlooked team in the 6A field as playoffs move indoors?

In the latest Talking Preps, the Star Tribune's Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque preview football semifinals starting Thursday at U.S. Bank Stadium and salute the state of volleyball after a most excellent day of state championships.
High Schools
November 13
East Ridge forward Ben Carlson (23) scored a 3-pointer over Eastview forward Steven Crowl (23) last March in a Class 4A state tournament quarterfinal

The list: State prep athletes expected to sign college commitments today

Wednesday is the first day that all athletes outside of football can begin signing binding national letters of intent.
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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November 13

Preps state tournament schedules

Here's the state tournament schedules in all classes for high school football and girls' swimming:
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The Gophers’ offer to Farmington’s Sophie Hart, left, “brought a big smile” to her face. Minnesota hasn’t signed a frontcourt player from th

Rebuilding bridges: Whalen offers U scholarships to 13 state players

Lindsay Whalen is working hard to overcome the lack of interest toward state recruits by her predecessor, Marlene Stollings. The recruiting of a junior from Farmington is an example.
High Schools
November 11
Hopkins guard Paige Bueckers, the state's top girls' basketball player, is bound for the nation’s best college program, UConn.

Top 10 girls' basketball recruits in Minnesota

The Star Tribune's Ron Haggstrom ranks his top recruits in the state, led by Hopkins star Paige Bueckers.
Eden Prairie players celebrated their state 6A football title.
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Carter Otto's memorable performance for Elk River leads Athletes of the Week for Nov. 4-9

Also recognized: Jojo Jorgenson (Minnetonka), Paige Loidholt (Armstrong/Cooper), Kate Long (Wayzata), Jaice Miller (Champlin Park), Tyler Schiller (Hutchinson), and Johnny Shabaz (Lakeville South).
High Schools
November 9

State tournament roundup: Dassel-Cokato rallies past Cannon Falls, Minneapolis North gets by Blue Earth

A look at quarterfinal results Saturday from around Minnesota.
High Schools
November 9

Wayzata knocks off No.1 Eagan to win 3A volleyball championship

Sophie Jesewitz had 25 kills and Kate Long had 20 for the Trojans, who won their first volleyball state title.
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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November 9

Chaska ends Mahtomedi's Cinderella run with 35-7 victory

The Hawks, behind three rushing touchdowns by Stevo Klotz, advance to the 5A semifinals next week at U.S. Bank Stadium.
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November 9
Quarterback Jalen Suggs leads SMB (St. Paul Academy-Minnehaha Academy-Blake) in a Class 4A quarterfinal game against Chisago Lakes on Saturday.

Live now: Watch the state volleyball finals here

The state football quarterfinals resume today with 15 games starting at noon and the title matches in three volleyball classes begin at 1 p.m. Click here for live video from PrepSpotlight TV.
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November 9

Stewartville lives up to top billing, wins 2A championship

The Tigers, the top-seeded and top-ranked team in their class, defeated defending state champion North Branch in five sets.
High Schools
November 9

Elk River steals Class 5A quarterfinal win from Moorhead with last-second TD in dramatic fashion

Carter Otto caught a 57-yard pass — the Elks' lone pass of the game — and ran into the end zone as time ran out.
High Schools
November 9

Coon Rapids advances to 5A semifinals with 14-2 victory

The Cardinals, who last played in the state tournament in 1983, got touchdowns in each half to defeat Spring Lake Park.
High Schools
November 9

SMB races to big lead and puts away Chisago Lakes

Wolfpack star Jalen Suggs threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more in a 49-28 victory.
High Schools
November 9

St. Thomas Academy knocks out two-time defending 5A champ Owatonna

The Cadets' 21-0 victory snapped the Huskies' 29-game winning streak and came in a game that featured last year's Prep Bowl finalists.
High Schools
November 9

Minneota wins second consecutive 1A championship

The Vikings defeated Waterville-Elysian-Morristown in three sets.
High Schools
November 9

Physical line play, big scoring plays drive Lakeville South victory over Mounds View

The Cougars, aided by four scoring plays of more than 30 yards, won 38-14 to return to U.S. Bank Stadium for the 6A semifinals.