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Paige Bueckers is one of several players who proudly represents the state of Minnesota in their quests for an NCAA title this year.
Chet Holmgren and two of his Minnehaha Academy teammates are on the list. And our list of 10 metro teams includes four from Class 3A and 2A.
The standout proved his determination over the past two years after suffering a back injury while strength training over the summer.
Grace Hanson, who reached her first state meet in 7th grade, couldn't add to her total of 11 state titles because of the pandemic.
Small and strange in some ways, but as competitive as ever in others: Welcome to the beginning of the fall high school sports season.
Lakeville South girls take the field grateful just to play but hopeful for a shot at state.
Virtual swim meets — each team in its own pool — are on the horizon for some schools as four sports start practice Monday, 156 days after the pandemic shut down high school sports in March.
6-foot-4 center Sophie Hart of Farmington selected the Wolfpack women's basketball team from nearly 20 offers, including one from the Gophers.
The leader of the perennial state power, Brian Cosgriff, is leaving the Hopkins girls' basketball coaching job after directing the Royals to seven state championships during his 21-year tenure.
The 7-foot Minnehaha Academy senior, who is rated the nation's top boys' basketball prospect in the upcoming senior class, has Minnesota among seven colleges that he's considering.
The Eagles, with a core of players who started playing together and impressing as fourth-graders, are the Star Tribune All-Metro Boys' Team of the Year.
Paige Bueckers left with Hopkins on a 62-game winning streak, the second longest in state history. The UConn-bound basketball star is the Star Tribune All-Metro Female Athlete of the Year.
Richfield senior Hannah Hintermeister's hard work and skill earns her the Star Tribune All-Metro Student First Award.
"I had so much free time I didn't know what to do with myself," Tigers swimmer Bailey McCuddin said of the pandemic-driven isolation from working out with teammates.
Trent Palmer, a junior at Jacksonville University, tied the program record for strikeouts in a single game with 13 in a complete-game victory over Illinois State on March 6.
Max Meyer, a former high school standout at Woodbury, jumped up the draft board Wednesday. He was the No. 9 overall prospect according to mlb.com.
Gunnar Broin, who finished with a 5-under-par 67. was medalist in the Senior Showcase at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids.
Max Meyer of Woodbury is ranked No. 9 among prospects by mlb.com, and has talked or interviewed with about half of baseball's 30 teams.
A pay-to-play senior golf "showcase'' will be held June 9-10 at Bunker Hills for top prep players whose season was canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ten Mounds View seniors were expected back this baseball season from a state tournament team last spring.
Max Meyer hasn't pitched in a game since the pandemic halted the season, but his MLB draft stock continues to soar, thanks in part to a fastball clocked as high as 100 miles per hour.
New York Mills' Janet Karvonen emerged as Minnesota's first post-Title IX star in the 1970s, setting a career scoring record that stood for 17 years and leading her team to three consecutive state championships.
Dick Glatzmaier pitched a 12-inning shutout to win the 1970 championship baseball game, a state record that never will be broken. And his long-distance adventures were only getting started.
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 private school, one of the metro area's prominent athletic powers, is believed to be the first in the state to extend its sports program cancellations through April.
COVID-19 concerns derail title dreams for many top hoops teams.
Neither of Henning's basketball teams got the chance to win a state title.
Starting Friday only 90 school-approved fans can attend girls' basketball state tournament and boys' basketball section games, the league said.
Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, Minneota, Cromwell-Wright nd Henning win in Class 1A girls' basketball quarterfinals
Defending champ Minneota also wins as does Cromwell-Wright and Henning.
If Minnesota's biggest schools seeded their boys' and girls' basketball postseason without using section play, it could solve a problem of having some of the sweetest match-ups happening before the state tournament.
Eight sets of siblings — 17 skiers in all — help anchor the speedy Ranger boys' and girls' teams, among the favorites to bring home state championships next month.
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.
The Royals have a well-known star in UConn recruit Paige Bueckers, but they also have a strong, youthful nucleus.
Southwest standout swimmer Peyton D'Emanuele is a favorite in two events.
The senior, whose parents and two older brothers are divers, has her sights set on becoming the second diver in Minnesota history to win four state titles.
Expect the Lake Conference, which has dominated the Class 2A girls' swimming and diving state meet, to do the same this fall.Schools from the conference…
The Cougars are loaded with confidence after riding a five-game winning streak to the Class 6A Prep Bowl semifinals last November.
Duke Coborn of St. Thomas Academy won a pitchers' duel when an out at home in the sixth preserved his shutout.
The turnaround can be traced to a pancake house meeting that helped players open up and overcome a 1-5 start and injuries to six teammates throughout the season.
Monticello, Benilde-St. Margaret's, Austin, St. Thomas Academy win in Class 3A baseball quarterfinals
Reliever Ethan Bosacker held Duluth Denfeld to one hit in 5⅓ innings.
Sophia Yoemans, Cecil Belisle win in Class 2A.
Drew Gilbert was 7-0 and nearly unhittable for Stillwater this year.
Seven of the eight top finishers are back from last year, including five who are sophomores or younger.
Will Frisch, Drew Gilbert lead a Ponies team that hasn't lost a game in more than a year.
He coached the Raptors to a fourth-place finish in March in their first state tournament appearance and has led teams to 20 or more wins in his last four seasons.
The nation's No. 1-ranked girls' basketball player in the class of 2020 said Monday on social media that she will play for the Huskies.
Henning was inspired by a teammate who had died.
The Hornets surged in the first half and turned game into rout.
Cade Goggleye made it from tough angle with 1.5 ticks left.
Last-minute layup lifts Goodhue over Menahga.
Heritage Christian raced to quick 15-point lead and then weathered every comeback bid by Ada-Borup/Norman County West for a 67-59 victory Thursday afternoon in the…
Katie and Kacie Borowicz of the Rams had 70 points combined.
Eastview built an early nine-point lead against Forest Lake
Royals junior's accolades still missing a 4A crown.
Becca Divine, Lauren Geary have been competing since fourth grade.
Jalen Suggs did it all in leading SMB to a state championship.
Four defending Minnesota girls' swimming state title winners are training with club teams this fall, motivated by a desire for more intense training and competition tied to goals after high school.
Two Tigers stars lead special group with state team title hopes.
Team communication will be critical as senior Rachel Kilkelly, a Gophers recruit, leads the Sabers to what they hope will be a state tournament berth.
After two plays for the ages, what's next for those who helped pull them off?
The year of the unbeatens highlight an outstanding 2017-18 school year south of the Minnesota River.
Mahtomedi's seniors had been 0-for-3 at state.
Twins draft pick did it all for Heritage Christian.
Passed ball in seventh puts Zephyrs in final vs. Rocori.
Closer Austin Jerylo got out of a runner on third and no outs jam in the ninth.
Red Wing junior has record-breaking two days; teammate finishes in second place.
Managing pitching staffs will be a tournament key.
Already a polished catcher, a change to Nick Juaire's swing added more consistency and pop
Minutes after Leah Herzog set a state record, Sophia Yoemans shattered it.
Heading to state contest, golfers are unfazed by underdog status.
Eagles have made huge strides in girls' lacrosse.
Lakeville North's Megan Welch has placed fifth and second in 3A state meets.
Lakeville North senior Nick Juaire headlines a list of six catchers who have either signed letters of intent or verbally committed to play Division I baseball.
The high-scoring Lakers ween't included among the "teams to watch" this season and have come out with a vengeance.
Nick Dittrich doesn't take practice swings. "It's all about tempo,'' he says.