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High Schools
September 27, 2018
Vikings say first prep football game at TCO Stadium is a sellout

Vikings say first prep football game at TCO Stadium is a sellout

Participating schools Farmington and Eagan have distributed more than 6,000 tickets for the game Friday, the first of five to be played at the new stadium this season.
Gophers
September 26, 2018
Prep hockey star Perbix switches commitment from Notre Dame to U

Prep hockey star Perbix switches commitment from Notre Dame to U

Jack Perbix, who was selected by Anaheim in the fourth round of the NHL draft, flipped his commitment, and also said he's leaving Elk River to play in the USHL for his senior year of high school.
High Schools
September 25, 2018
Milestone high school hockey tournament jerseys revealed

Milestone high school hockey tournament jerseys revealed

The top six boys' and girls' players will wear the jerseys for on-ice recognition ceremonies held during the state tournaments.
High Schools
September 24, 2018
Blaine coach Ben Geisler watched the game from the sidelines in the fourth quarter Friday during a 56-20 victory over Cretin-Derham Hall at the Unvers

Good fortune smiling on Blaine football coach

Despite not taking over as head coach until July, the Bengals are 4-0 and ranked No. 2 in the metro. Ben Geisler knows he's stepped into a good situation.
High Schools
September 21, 2018
Senior Ty Benjaafar (7) of Minneapolis Washburn competed for the ball in the game against Stillwater on Sept. 15.

Minneapolis Washburn boys' soccer flying high at No. 1

The Millers are loaded. They returned 13 players, 85 percent of their scoring, the entire defensive back line and goalkeeper.
High Schools
September 18, 2018
SMB Wolfpack quarterback Jalen Suggs cleared to play football

SMB Wolfpack quarterback Jalen Suggs cleared to play football

Suggs, who got the medical OK this week, is expected to start on Friday at home against Minneapolis Washburn.
High Schools
September 18, 2018
Buffalo defensive lineman Tucker Johnson (15) ran the US flag onto the field before the start of Friday night's game against Elk River. ] AARON LAVINS

Elk River's 80-70 victory over Buffalo: An exercise in keeping up

For reporter Jim Paulsen, covering a football game that set a state record for combined points, 150, was a frenetic overload of statistics and tweets and big plays. And fun.
High Schools
September 12, 2018
First-year football coach Arnulfo Flores is a key figure in the effort to revitalize varsity sports at Humboldt High School in St. Paul, his alma mate

Back in business: Things looking up for Humboldt football

Two seasons after not having enough players to field a varsity team, the Hawks won their first conference game since 2010. Read about it on our new Preps Insider blog.