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On Monday the Minnesota State High School League is poised to decide whether thousands of football and volleyball players can resume playing.
The two-week shutdown of the Eagan girls' soccer program underscores how a positive COVID-19 test have far-reaching impacts as Minnesota high schools restart fall sports.
Many of the routines have been altered -- and the only football and volleyball players to be seen are those trying out other fall sports. But Monday marked the beginning of workouts in four fall sports.
A Minnesota State High School League task force also is considering a traditional season that starts on time as well as having teams practice this fall and seek to play games later in the school year.
State titles eluded Jalen Suggs as a senior, but oh the memories.
The American Association announced a plan to resume play on July 3 with six of its 12 teams playing out of three hub cities until pandemic restrictions ease.
Three prominent summer youth soccer leagues and their affiliated state championships have been canceled because of safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The move came in response to Gov. Tim Walz ordering state residents to stay at home and limit movements outside their homes beyond essential needs for two weeks beginning this weekend.
The announcement came before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday night recommended no gatherings of 50 or more people anywhere.
Starting Friday only 90 school-approved fans can attend girls' basketball state tournament and boys' basketball section games, the league said.
Little Falls basketball legend Frank Wachlarowicz was among 15 inductees to the Minnesota High School Basketball Hall of Fame.
Tyler Krebs was accused of unauthorized computer access of the account of the Eastview coach, for whom he once worked.
Portland is the first opponent, and the first game at Allianz field is against New York Red Bulls.
A peach-colored newspaper sports section was easy to find in the old days.
Declines in football and basketball were the biggest contributors, according to a 2018-2019 nationwide survey. Minnesota showed a tiny increase overall last year and one official said its football numbers are stable.
Jim Bowers' operatic voice thrilled North Stars fans.
The Gophers recruit is bringing life to the Chaska program.
Student is declared eligible to play after transferring.
Those two Mississippi 8 schools will expand the Lake Conference to seven.
The two-time state champion Knights topped a field of 175 teams Sunday at the first national championships in Michigan while two-time state winner Woodrow Glazer took individual honors.
The incident Friday in St. Cloud is being investigated. No injuries were reported and no arrests were made.
The Loons' 34-game regular season schedule was released Thursday. The team opens preseason play next month in South Carolina.
John Pascarella spent eight seasons with Sporting Kansas City before taking over in 2017 as head coach of the Des Moines Menace in the Premier Development League.
United will also face the Portland Timbers for their home opener on April 14, when the Timbers unveil the expansion of Providence Park.
The soccer team held a Tuesday morning news conference to introduce its naming rights partner for the $150 million stadium.
After finishing play in the section tournament, junior Kaylee Gossen of Marshall reported an error in her score that kept her from advancing to the state tournament. "Integrity goes a lot (further) than state,'' she explained.
In Class 1A, defending champion Blake drew the No. 1 seed. The tournament begins Wednesday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Ken Lien, who has been synonymous with the Mr. Basketball Award program in Minnesota for 40 years, has resigned from the program's committee.
The coach of the Henry Sibley boys' basketball team went on Twitter Friday to dissociate his program from the Mr. Minnesota Basketball Award because of what he described as racist commentary on Twitter by the award program's figurehead.
At age 30, Vadim Demidov is the Loons' oldest player signed to date as they build their Major League Soccer roster for preseason training set to begin Jan. 23.
Ibarra was a fan favorite during three seasons with the Loons, who still must negotiate with his Mexican club to secure his return.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber, without mentioning the team by name, said an expansion announcement for 2017 will be made "in a couple of weeks.''
More than 55,000 tickets have been sold for the Aug. 3 match between Chelsea and A.C. Milan. That would eclipse the 1978 mark set at Metropolitan Stadium when the Minnesota Kicks played the New York Cosmos.
Apple Valley star basketball guard Gary Trent Jr. announced Friday that he is transferring to Findlay Prep High School in Las Vegas for his senior season.
The ex-quarterback had been offered the head coaching position but later withdrew his name for "personal reasons,'' a school district spokesman said.
The Vikings radio color analyst becomes the fifth new coach at the Maplewood school since the 2011 season.
JD Spielman, who starred in lacrosse and football at Eden Prairie, had surgery last Friday after getting hurt in a game on April 23
Defending Class 4A top seed Hopkins will play Park Center, winners of the past two Class 3A titles, in the first game on Tuesday.
The Orioles (29-0) open play on Wednesday against Eden Prairie. In Class 3A top-seed DeLaSalle will be seeking its fifth consecutive title.
The Pioneers are the defending champion in the Class 2A tournament, which starts Thursday. The Bears reached the title game in Class 1A, which begins play on Wednesday.
Games that had previously been scheduled to be played Saturday evening will now start as early as noon.
Football conferences are out and 18 districts are in to handle regular-season scheduling of games in Minnesota. Find which schools went where.
The player was found in violation of high school league residency requirements, leading the school to forfeit conference and section championships won in 2013 and 2014.
The Spartans learned from killer drills but is poised to make a strong tournament run.
The Eagles have overcome the loss of Tyus Jones with a lineup that includes nine players getting considerable minutes.
The Minnesota State High School League board has approved a new policy for transgender students that will begin with the 2015-16 school year.
The winter storm and forecast of colder weather has officials concerned that fields could be unsafe even if the wet snow can be removed.
After meeting with the school's headmaster, Jason Sedlak rescinded his resignation and issued an apology.
A.J. Montgomery was supposed to be Underwood's starting running back this season. Then he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in one of his knees
Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka scored twice in the final three minutes to top Dakota United for the PI title.
Defensive end J.J. Watt also spent five minutes talking with the Hornets and urged them to 'take care of business' in school.
Ten metro-area schools are in limbo as a result of one conference dissolving and another losing four teams.
Conspicuously absent from this week's boys' hockey state tournament is the buzz about player safety that dominated last year's action. In its place, coaches talk of cleaner play along the boards and fewer penalties.
Gary Stefano returned to the Maple Grove helm after a district probe involving his Crimson.
Norm Grow, who died Saturday at 72, held several state hoops scoring marks.
Ineligible players have been reported more times this year than either of the past two, turning wins into losses.
A recommendation to undo stiffer penalties for illegal hits was turned down by the Minnesota Hockey board.
Spanning all three adapted sports, the program has won seven consecutive titles.
Benilde-St. Margaret's and Edina will square off in one of the best matchups of the quarterfinal round.
Roseville Area Schools said Thursday that it is investigating a complaint about head boys' hockey coach Jeff Pauletti and assistant coach Carl Hamre.
Devastating injuries on checks from behind have the game on edge and looking at how to keep players safe.
Jack Jablonski's team played again -- with word he was moving both his arms.
An unusual water main break backed up sewage into basements of about 18 homes, leaving lots of you-know-what behind.