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

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.

Prep athletes of the week: Buffalo's Aidan Bouman leads football turnaround

October 16
Prep athletes of the week: Buffalo's Aidan Bouman leads football turnaround
With a father who is his team's head coach and a former Vikings quarterback, Buffalo sophomore Aidan Bouman shoulders expectations every time he takes the field.

Top football games this week: Cooper, Irondale clash for Suburban Gold title

October 16
The Hawks can improve to 8-0 with a victory over the Knights on Wednesday.

Top volleyball games this week: Minnetonka aims to end conference losing streak at Eden Prairie

October 16
The Skippers look to right the ship Tuesday after losing three consecutive Lake Conference matchups.

Northfield football eyeing spot at state

October 14
The Raiders’ last state tournament was in 2010, and their lone state title in ’97.
High Schools
October 16

Monday's prep results

Here's what happened in high school sports Monday night:
High Schools
October 16

Weekly state high school volleyball rankings

The Associated Press poll for Minnesota girls' volleyball, as provided by the state coaches' association on Monday, Oct. 16. First-place votes are in parentheses.Others Receiving…
Scores, photos and more: The latest on our 24/7 high school Live Blog
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Scores, photos and more: The latest on our 24/7 high school Live Blog
updated 20 hours 51 mins. ago
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
October 15

Big football games loom as regular season ends

Believe it or not, Wednesday is the final night of regular season prep football
High Schools
October 14

Saturday's prep roundup: Top-ranked Wayzata wins boys' soccer section semifinal

Ethan Wagner scored in the second half to give the No. 1 Trojans a victory over visiting Minneapolis Southwest
High Schools
October 14

With coach back, Champlin Park hoping to win state volleyball title

The Rebels are 20-3, led by John Yunker, who briefly took a job at North Dakota.
Talking Preps Podcast
Sports
Talking Preps Podcast
updated 5 hours 9 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 14

Southwest Christian volleyball rose from humble start

Coach Greg Sayuk built Southwest Christian program into a consistent winner.
High Schools
October 14

Football roundup: Blaine rallies to upset No. 7 Totino Grace

Blaine scored 15 points in the fourth quarter to upset the Eagles.
High Schools
October 13

Showdown goes bust as St. Croix Lutheran routs Mound Westonka 48-23

The top-ranked team in Class 3A snapped the White Hawks' 22-game winning streak in regular-season play.
Prep athletes of the week
Athletes of the Week Prep athletes of the week
updated 18 hours 26 mins. ago
A look at the top athletes in the metro area from recent high school sporting events.
High Schools
October 13

Eden Prairie stumbles, then rumbles past another No. 2

The top-ranked Eagles looked mortal early against Minnetonka before rolling in the second half to a 39-21 victory.
High Schools
October 13

Elk River running game pounds Andover in battle of 5-1 teams

The Elks, who saw an 18-game winning streak snapped last week, responded with a 69-point outburst.
High Schools
October 13

5A battle of unbeatens: Northfield scores with 18 seconds left to knock off No. 1 Owatonna

Raiders quarterback Lars Prestemon threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to Alex Rassmussen for a 21-17 victory.
North Metro
October 13

Kneeling by Mpls. team sparks 'emotionally charged' scene at game in Forest Lake

Volleyball players from Cristo Rey Jesuit knelt before a match at North Lakes Academy on Thursday. School officials apologized to Cristo Rey after some adults yelled at the visiting team.
Nation
October 13
A South Dakota high school has forfeited its homecoming football game against a school from a nearby American Indian reservation and has cancelled its homecoming dance and parade after photos posted o

South Dakota school cancels homecoming after racist act

A South Dakota high school has forfeited its homecoming football game against a school from a nearby American Indian reservation and has cancelled its homecoming dance and parade after photos posted on social media show students destroying a car with "Go back to the Rez" painted on the side.
Vikings
October 13

Vikings eager to offer a hand to prep football

They're honoring prep teams and hope to host games at Eagan site
High Schools
October 13

Friday's prep football picks

A weekly look at predictions for the metro's top games
High Schools
October 13

Apple Valley beats No. 4 Eastview in boys' soccer sections

Ryan Daggett scored the game's lone goal with under 14 minutes to play.
High Schools
October 12

Lakeville South picks apart Shakopee in straight sets

Senior Syd Case facilitated the Cougars' victory over the Sabers with 31 assists.
High Schools
October 12

Southwest Christian tops New Life Academy in match that goes the distance

Senior Anna Sperbeck and the Stars made a two-set run to close out the Minnesota Christian Conference battle.
High Schools
October 11

Listen: Best start ever for Minnetonka, but do Skippers have the weapons to take down Eden Prairie?

In the latest Talking Preps, David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen analyze another No. 1 vs. 2 matchup in football, plus other big games Friday and some surprises in the boys' soccer playoffs.
High Schools
October 11

Prep roundup: Watertown-Mayer volleyball topples Annandale

Janessa Berrios led the Royals with 12 kills, four aces and 14 digs.