Metro softball player of the year: Maple Grove's Smith is pitch perfect

Sydney Smith of Maple Grove blends intimidating skills and a fiery attitude in the circle. She also has a 53-0 record over the last three years.

Jessie Aney leads Rochester Century to boys' tennis state tourney victory

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Aney. a former girl's state champion, defeated Edina junior Michael O’Neil in two sets to help the Panthers to a 6-1 victory and advance to the semifinals.

Four dance team head coaches suspended for one year

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Four dance team head coaches suspended for one year
Taking more drastic action than four school districts before it, the Minnesota State High School League suspended the coaches after a protest at the state tournament that the league’s president deemed the “worst I’ve seen.”
High Schools
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Man convicted of driving Zamboni drunk at prep hockey game

A Fargo man who admitted being drunk while operating a Zamboni during a high school hockey game was convicted Tuesday after the judge rejected his lawyer's argument that the ice-resurfacing machine didn't meet the definition of a vehicle under city code.
High Schools
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Rochester Century's Jessie Aney defeated Edina's Michael O'Neil 6-2, 6-2 on Tuesday in team quarterfinals of the Class 2A boys' tennis state tournament at the University of Minnesota Baseline Tennis Center.

Jessie Aney leads Rochester Century to boys' tennis state tourney victory

Aney. a former girl's state champion, defeated Edina junior Michael O’Neil in two sets to help the Panthers to a 6-1 victory and advance to the semifinals.
High Schools
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Monday's prep results

The high school results from Monday:
High Schools
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St. Croix Lutheran's Jon Tollefson crossed the finish line to win the...

Prep athletes of the week: Tollefson blazes to hurdles record

A look at the week's top performers:
High Schools
June 1

All-Metro softball second, third teams

A look at the second and third teams honored:
High Schools
June 1

Girls' state tennis champ joins boys' team for title shot

In eighth grade, Jessie Aney won the Class 2A girls' title and stepped away from the school team to better prepare for college tennis. Now she's back at state -- with the Rochester Century boys.
High Schools
June 1

All-Metro softball first team

A look at the Star Tribune's top softball honorees:
High Schools
June 1

Star Tribune past softball metro players of the year

A look at the history of the Metro softball player of the year:
High Schools
June 1
Lakeview South, Eastview, Eden Prairie, Wayzata, and Chaska dance teams all hold hands in protest prior to the announcement of awards for the 3AAA state dance team high kick division tournament in February.

4 head coaches suspended for year over dance team protest

The league’s action goes significantly beyond disciplinary actions approved earlier by the Chaska, Eastview, Lakeville South and Wayzata school districts.
Local
June 1
After the Star Tribune’s inquiry, some top executives, including CEO Michael Goar, reimbursed the Minneapolis School District for expenses deemed unallowable.

Minneapolis schools roll out new athletics funding plan

Officials want to build a multipurpose athletics facility and create a foundation to raise money for the district’s sports.
High Schools
June 1

Dance team controversy on high school league's agenda

The Minnesota State High School League's board of directors, meeting on Monday, is scheduled to discuss and vote on the dance team awards ceremony in February that resulted in a boycott by five teams.
High Schools
May 31

Prep schedule

A look at this week's state tournaments:
High Schools
May 30

Two unbeaten teams win first adapted softball titles

Anoka-Hennepin and Chanhassen/Chaska/Prior Lake/Shakopee won state championships.
High Schools
May 30
Sisters Michelle Schneider, left, and Jacki Wincek are longtime officials who enjoy working adapted tournaments.

Sisters made right call in officiating high-school adapted sports

Siblings Michelle Schneider and Jacki Wincek are rare female officials working Minnesota high school adapted soccer, floor hockey and softball games. Players sometimes cheer when they arrive at games.
High Schools
May 30

Roskam throws perfect game to propel Chaska

Junior pitcher Luke Roskam struck out seven as the Hawks soar into the section championship.
High Schools
May 30

Battery mates help Eastview outduel Rosemount for state bid

Kerrigan Hoshaw pitched a complete game shutout and catcher Abby Lien protected the plate in the win.
High Schools
May 30

Quick Q&A: Rachel Harty, Apple Valley golf

She tied for 10th place in the Class 3A state meet a year ago.
High Schools
May 30

Quick Q&A: Alex Klein, Stillwater track

Klein won the 110-meter hurdles at the Class 3A True Team state meet on May 15.
High Schools
May 30

Better Lakeville South boys' golf bids to be best

After three seasons of near misses, the Lakeville South boys’ golf team is poised for a breakthrough.
High Schools
May 30

New Life Academy baseball eyes 1A title repeat

A better-than-expected year for New Life Academy baseball has the Eagles eyeing another title.
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