Members of the Rochester Lourdes girls' basketball team hugged after the MSHSL announced the cancellation of the state tournament on March 13. No prep

Return of spring sports more in doubt after governor's comments

Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday gave a strong signal to suggest students would not return to their school buildings before the current academic year ends, which almost certainly would mean no spring sports season.

Bella Frattalone is the Star Tribune Metro Gymnast of the Year

March 30
The Mahtomedi senior concluded her gymnastics career by winning the Class 2A all-around title, one year after winning the Class 1A championship.

Molly Moening is the Star Tribune Metro Girls' Nordic Skier of the Year

March 30
The St. Paul Highland Park sophomore won the individual state title and helped her team to its first state championship.

Henry Snider is the Star Tribune Metro Boys' Nordic Skier of the Year

March 30
The Mounds Park Academy senior knew from experience how to make up a gap in the second race of the state meet.

Sophia Palmquist is the Star Tribune Metro Girls' Alpine Skier of the Year

March 30
It didn't take the eighth-grader long to make an impact at her first Alpine skiing state meet in February.

Luke Conway is the Star Tribune Metro Boys' Alpine Skier of the Year

March 30
The Minneapolis Washburn senior had the perfect motivation this season after three earlier tries.

Derrick Cardinal is the Star Tribune Metro Wrestler of the Year

March 30
The Forest Lake senior wore a t-shirt during his undefeated, title-winning season to honor his coach's wife, who was stricken with cancer before the season.
High Schools
April 2
Hopkins’ Paige Bueckers passed the ball during the Class 4A state tournament.

Hopkins' Bueckers wins another national player of the year award

Paige Bueckers of Hopkins was named the Morgan Wootten Player of the Year on Wednesday. The award is given to the top high school girl and boy selected from the McDonald's All-American Games rosters.
High Schools
March 31
Our Winter Metro Athletes of the Year: (top) Bella Frattalone, Mahtomedi, gymnastics. Second row, from left: Derrick Cardinal, Forest Lake, wrestling;

Selfie stars: Our Metro Winter Athletes of the Year show some flash

With the stay-at-home order in play, the Star Tribune made an unusual request of its seven metro winter athletes of the year in their individual sports: Show us what you've got with a camera in your hand.
Best of the best: Prep wrestling, gymnastics honor rolls
Honor rolls Best of the best: Prep wrestling, gymnastics honor rolls
updated 2 mins. ago
A look at the top achievers in gymnastics and wrestling during the 2019-20 season. The list is updated every week.
High Schools
March 30

Andrew Karpenko is the Star Tribune Metro Boys' Swimmer of the Year

Andrew Karpenko knows how to compensate for not having the prototypical body of an elite swimmer. At 5-10 with broad shoulders and longer torso, he makes up for his lack of height with precise wall turns and superb underwater technique.
High Schools
March 29
Ellsworth's Cody Schilling gestured to the crowd as he left the game as his team captured the Class 1A boys' basketball championship in 2008 at Target

Reusse: For first time since 1952, fan doesn't get his boys' state tournament fix

Wendell Fredin's 67-year streak of making it to the Twin Cities for the tournament came to an end.
High Schools
March 28
Minneapolis North players and their head coach celebrated after the Polars won their third consecutive state title in 1997. Clockwise, from top left a

When Minneapolis North and Khalid El-Amin dominated boys' basketball

This Week in Minnesota Sports: Khalid El-Amin, Jabbar Washington and Ozzie Lockhart. The backbone of one of the most impressive runs in Minnesota high school boys' basketball history
Wayzata received the Bay Bell trophy, part of the rivalry between these two teams. Wayzata beat Minnetonka 14-0. Friday, September 28, 2012
Sports
Talking Preps Podcast
updated 6 hours 0 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
March 27
The scene on Edgerton's main street in 1960 when the team returned home after winning the state title. The Flying Dutchmen spent Sunday in the Twin Ci

'Touched by stardust.' Edgerton's magical basketball title turns 60

This Week in Minnesota Sports: Today is the 60th anniversary of the 1960 state basketball title game, in which tiny Edgerton captured the hearts of Minnesota by beating Austin to cap an amazing tournament run.
Coronavirus
March 26
Esko players watched a game from the outfield fence as they waited for their game to start last June 6 at the girls' softball state tournament in Nort

No Minnesota high school spring sports until May 4 at earliest

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.
Coronavirus
March 24
The Blake girls’ lacrosse team played Minnehaha Academy in a game at Blake’s south campus in Hopkins on April 18, 2019.

Blake School extends sports shutdown to May 1; spring coaches hope, wait

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.
Blake forward Carly Bullock (22) is a prolific goal-scorer and a tough player defensively as well. The senior is bound for Princeton next year.
Athletes of the Week Prep athletes of the week
updated 5 hours 47 mins. ago
A look at the top athletes in the metro area from recent high school sporting events.
High Schools
March 24
The 1970 boys’ basketball state championship trophy resided in a glass case at the Cup N’ Saucer Cafe in Sherburn.

Reusse: An epic ending to the era of Minnesota's one-class basketball

This Week in Minnesota Sports: There were the usual 18,000 customers inside Williams Arena to watch a state one-class basketball champion in 1970, when tiny Sherburn ended that era by beating South St. Paul.
Sports
March 24
Austin and Edgerton players stood for the national anthem just before tip-off at Williams Arena during the 1960 boys’ basketball state tournament.

Splitsville: When the boys' basketball tournament went to two classes

This Week in Minnesota Sports: The long-discussed format change came in 1970, five decades ago.
High Schools
March 24
The second of Edina’s boys’ basketball championships came in 1967, with a roster including, from left, Jay Bennett, Bob Zender, Jeff Wright and Pe

When Edina became the first three-peat basketball champs

This Week in Minnesota Sports: Fifty-two years ago this week, the Hornets ended a remarkable three-year run with a 70-45 victory over Moorhead in the 1968 state championship game.
Phaizon Scott brought the Minneapolis North championship trophy to the crowd after the Polars defeated Rushford-Peterson 30-14. ] Shari L. Gross / sgr
High Schools
Scores, news updates, more on our high school Live Blog
updated 8 hours 12 mins. ago
Our 24/7 Live Blog has photos, updates, scores and more from around Minnesota. Check it out for the latest.
Gophers
March 24
A young woman found a basketball hoop to herself at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis on Monday.

Scoggins: Gym rats missing places where they could shoot in solitude

They know that staying home is necessary because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but there is something comforting about being alone in a basketball gym, shooting in silence.
High Schools
March 23

Heartbeat of an angel: Minnesota-bound Strobel removes all doubts

Charlie Strobel, the star of Hill-Murray’s hockey state tournament title run, brings a blue-collar mentality to his game, inspired by a brother whose life he helped save in 2015.
High Schools
March 22
Hopkins guard Alayna Contreras (4) stripped the ball from Stillwater forward Lizzie Holder (22) during the second half of their Class 4A semifinal at

Hopkins named national girls' basketball champs by ESPN

The Royals have a 62-game winning streak and missed their chance to extend it when the scheduled title game against Farmington was called off.
Minnehaha Academy celebrated winning the Class 2A girls' basketball title in 2019.
Watch and listen Minnesota high school sports live on the web
updated 2 hours 39 mins. ago
Watch and listen to high school sports from around the metro area and around Minnesota. Here are the web sites that get you to the games.
Gophers
March 20
Kerwin Walton, Hopkins.

Hopkins star Kerwin Walton waits, and maybe for U

The unsettled state of recruiting could bode well for the Gophers.
Coronavirus
March 20
The combined Hopkins and Farmington bands played several tunes together at the end of the Hopkins vs. Stillwater game.

High school league will base future actions on government directives

The meeting stemmed from what MSHSL executive director Erich Martens called the ''unbelievable and unpredictable'' disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus
March 20
Seats were empty at the Amway Center in Orlando, home of the Magic, on March 12 - and will be for some time to come.

Business as unusual: Being a sports fan during a pandemic

Yes, the sports world has gone dark at the start of what would have been one of the most active periods in American sports. The fun is gone. But what's also gone are millions upon millions of interactions in the midst of a pandemic.
High Schools
March 18

Mr. Football winner Suggs named Minnesota Mr. Basketball, too

The Minnehaha Academy star, who will play basketball at Gonzaga, became the first prep athlete to win the award as the state’s top senior in football and basketball.
High Schools
March 18

Minnehaha's Suggs wins McDonald Award from state's coaches

Jalen Suggs, a senior guard from Minnehaha Academy, was one of 12 finalists picked for the honor earlier this month.
Coronavirus
March 18
This spring’s virus scare poses Benilde-St. Margaret’s girls’ lacrosse coach Ana Bowlsby difficulties for team bonding.

Minnesota spring sports teams cling to hope despite forced spring break

The COVID-19 restrictions challenge prep teams to train in creative ways but the spring sports seasons have not been called off outright.