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Sidelined prep umpires, officials would rather call games than meetings
For many, the lack of games this spring has them just waiting, patiently, for them to return.
50 years later, Southwest's hockey title win over Edina stands taller yet
Minneapolis Southwest vs. Edina was a fierce local rivalry at a time when 11 city schools had hockey teams, and the intersection of 50th and France was known as 'state title crossroad.'
N. Carolina-bound Walton didn't feel buzz about delayed college choice
Over the weekend, Kerwin Walton's name was popping up all over social media as he was trying to decide where to play college basketball. "I wasn't paying too much attention," he said with a chuckle.
Ninety-nine Twin Cities-area female student-athletes recognized as Athena Award winners
The COVID-19 pandemic forced cancellation of banquets in St. Paul and Minneapolis that are typically held to honor the winners.
Minnesota Scene: Former Gophers football assistant hired at Hill-Murray
Rob Reeves was tight ends coach at Eastern Michigan before he resigned earlier this year to move back to Minnesota full time.
How Minneapolis Southwest made hockey history
Southwest became the first — and only — city public school to win the boys' hockey state tournament, played at the Met Center 50 years ago.
Tell that story again: A collection of Minnesota sports stories requested by readers
You asked. We listened. With games on hold, the Star Tribune is offering a selection of Minnesota sports stories that readers requested we revisit.
Whitney Colbert named new girls' hockey coach at Blake
Colbert has been an assistant coach with the Chinese national Olympic women's hockey team and previously was an assistant coach at Division I Union and Division III Connecticut College.
Gophers still waiting as Walton puts off announcing college choice
The mystery surrounding the recruitment of one of the nation's top unsigned seniors continues. The Hopkins star was expected to announce his choice over the weekend.
Prep basketball teams deprived of tournament get consolation honor
All teams in contention for basketball state titles when the COVID-19 pandemic ended play will be known as "finalists'' and receive trophies and medals.
Track's star-studded Hamline Elite Meet another coronavirus casualty
The stadium lights in St. Paul will remain dark Friday night instead of illuminating the 15th gathering of the best high school runners, jumpers, vaulters and throwers in Minnesota.
Everyone loses as high school spring sports are called off
The Minnesota State High School League made the announcement shortly after Gov. Tim Walz said that Minnesota schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year.
Mailbag: How would you change format of state high school tourneys?
Readers and Twitter followers weighing in on various sports mostly agreed on finding ways to get more of the best athletes and teams in a state tournament.
Walz gives bleak assessment on chances for spring prep sports
Those holding onto hope for a start-up of spring sports received no assurances, only sympathies, when Gov. Tim Walz addressed those topics during Monday's news conference.
Winless or last place: Three state athletes show dignity amid struggles
A winless season, a last place finish at state and a senior's season ending injury didn't keep these high school athletes from finding strength during the high school season.
Spring sports shutdown hits preps budgets with pluses and minuses
With schools shut down and sports on hold, expenses are down in athletics departments; but coaches are getting paid. "Regardless of winning or losing, they still have value," one AD said of coaches.
G League becoming prep stars' alternative to college basketball
Jalen Green's unprecedented move to bypass college, one that could pay him more than half a million dollars, could have ripple effects on the future of basketball recruits nationally — and maybe in Minnesota.
Goring steps down at Apple Valley after 11 seasons, 3 state titles
A 1995 graduate of the school, Goring led a talented cast of Eagles to five state tournament appearances and Class 4A state championships in 2013, 2015 and 2017.
Minnesota among one of 30 states still considering spring prep sports
While it waits on whether spring sports will resume, the Minnesota State High School League acknowledged growing logistical challenges to doing so today.
Rare sweep of sprints by North St. Paul track star in jeopardy
North St. Paul senior Shaliciah Jones hoped to sweep the 100-, 200- and 400-meter races at the state track and field meet but everything is on hold.
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