Whitlock averaged 26.7 points per game in a season that ended, again, with the Islanders as Class 3A state runner-up.
She's excited to replace her mother, Hall of Famer Kathy Gillen, as leader of the program.
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Senior point guard Taison Chatman was at his best in the Class 3A boys basketball state championship game.
Never have there been more outside voices that not only scrutinize every move players make on the court, but impact their emotional well-being away from it.
Sydney Drevlow of Hopkins missed the high school state meet and raced, successfully, for the United States instead. That was part of a winter schedule that took her well beyond the state's borders.
Benon Brattebo of Eden Prairie separated himself with a stretch at the finish line for the state championship and capped a race that started with the three top finishers making a pact based on friendship.
Pro league group recommended more defibrillators and CPR training for high school sports.
A freshman, Taylor Voigt won a state championship for herself and helped her Hill-Murray team win one. Among her goals this season were "to help my team and to have more fun than we were having in the past."
Part of a successful skiing family, Josh Nelson has something his brothers don't: A state championship that capped his career at the small private school in Plymouth.
Reagan Kelley dealt with a new stressor — alone time — as the senior repeated as Class 1A all-around champ for Watertown-Mayer/Mound Westonka.
For his fourth state title, Waconia senior Max McEnelly won a match that drew the attention of the wrestling world — and against a rival he could meet again in college.
A three-peat in one event, a breakthrough in another and parts in two winning relays added up to the honor for Logue, who will be swimming in college for Notre Dame.
Cade Osterman, a state champion as Elk River's quarterback and the 2022 Mr. Football, is expected to play wide receiver for Minnesota.
Florida coach Kelly Rae Finley, the former Breck star, made the trek back to Minnesota for the girls state tournament. It paid off. Liv McGill is state's No. 2-ranked player in the 2024 class.
You'll find a senior loved in 4A, legacies in stages in 3A, a challenge faced in 2A, history made in 1A. That's in addition to the overtime games that added drama.
Isaac Asuma didn't get to finish the season the way he had hoped for with a Class 1A championship, but the 6-foot-3 junior guard's second state tournament appearance was still memorable
Basketball fans who love and appreciate high-level point guard play were treated to some excellent performances during the state tournament. One coach called it a "historic run of talent."
A fight in a Target Center concourse during the 4A boys championship game between Wayzata and Park Center on Saturday night saw streets and skyways closed for a short time
The Trojans won in overtime, with guard Jackson McAndrew scoring 13 of their final 14 points.
Tysen Gerads led the Huskies boys team to its first state title Saturday. His sister, Kylan, helped the Albany girls win one two years ago. And their mother, Shanna, was an assistant coach on a state champion.
The Eagles, propelled by Ohio State-bound guard Taison Chatman, repeated as champions.
Several of the Huskies skipped football season to prepare, and it paid off.
New Life Academy made up all but three points of a 16-point halftime deficit.
All our stories during the tournament are here, as well as how to watch and follow the games on TV and the web. Championship games start at 11 a.m.
Will defending champions repeat? Or will there be revenge for last season's games? The questions will be answered Saturday at Target Center.
Champions will be crowned in all four classes at Target Center. Tap the headline for links to watch the games, to follow on social media and to get other info to keep up with all four classes.
Top plays from Saturday's games at U.S. Bank Stadium.