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Minneapolis
June 17
People surveyed the damage along Lake St. near S. 27th Avenue as a fire burned to the east May 30, 2020, in Minneapolis.

Prep athletes run, swim, bike 8.46 miles to fight racism, help Lake St. businesses

Hundreds of athletes will try to raise a total of $8,460 on Wednesday.
High Schools
June 16
Edina head coach Steve Paulsen fist-bumped first singles player Nicole Copeland after Edina won the Class AA title last fall.

23 state titles later, Steve Paulsen leaves no doubt about Edina girls' tennis dynasty

The Star Tribune Girls' Team Coach of the Year led the Hornets to 23 state titles before retiring.
High Schools
June 16
Wayzata head coach Lambert Brown saluted fans after his team won the state Class 6A title.

Program-rejuvenator Lambert Brown has Wayzata football back with the best

Star Tribune Boys' Team Coach of the Year Lambert Brown led the Trojans to a Prep Bowl championship in his third year of running the team.
High Schools
June 16
The Minneapolis North football team worked out in the school weight room during the first available day of summer workouts -- and the first time prep

High school athletes back with sanitizer, social distancing, questions

Monday was the first day high school athletes could work out at their schools, with coaches present, since the pandemic shut down winter sports more than three months ago.
High Schools
June 15
The fate of the Polars’ head coach also weighed on Minneapolis North starting quarterback Zach Yeager on Monday.

Amid bigger concerns, Minneapolis North football rediscovers 'whole new level of excitment'

Weight room fits bill for a team eager to bond again.
High Schools
June 15
Elk River quarterback Beau Ruby completed the only pass he threw all game, connecting with teammate Carter Otto for a game-winning 57-yard touchdown i

With one second left, Elk River says yes to 'Michigan' for improbable football state tournament victory

Elk River hadn't thrown the entire game ... until the final play produced a 57-yard TD.
High Schools
June 15
Bryce Paul, Concordia Academy, dribble the ball upcourt during the 2020 basketball season.AMSA Courage in Competition winner, 2020

Three sports, two comebacks from injured knees, one thankful Concordia Academy senior

Bryce Paul endured torn ACLs in back-to-back academic years.
High Schools
June 15

Beginning five days of All-Metro Sports Awards winners

Today we are recognizing our first of 10 award-winners. Here's the schedule for announcing all of the winners this week:
High Schools
June 15
RaJa Nelson, Lakeville North quarterback and cornerback, is the Star Tribune's Metro Player of the Year.

Star Tribune Metro Players of the Year for fall sports

Here are our fall Metro Players of the Year:
High Schools
June 15
Woodbury football players took part in the first summer workout allowed with coaches on Monday. “It’s a way different atmosphere when you’re wor

With no season promised, peer motivation returns as 300 Woodbury athletes go all in

The first day of summer workouts used social distancing guidelines, with athletes showing up "in good faith,'' coach Andy Hill said, that their sport of choice will be allowed this fall.
High Schools
June 15
Members of the Farmington High School girls' swim team participated Monday in the first available day of summer workouts for high school athletes and

More weary but still enthused, Farmington girls take nothing for granted

"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.
High Schools
June 15

All-Metro Sports Awards: Here's the schedule of winners

The awards were to be given at Allianz Field this year, but the coronavirus pandemic changed those plans. Find out how we'll reveal the winners this year:
High Schools
June 15

Award winners: Andover girls' hockey, Eden Prairie boys' basketball named top teams

The conclusion of our All-Metro Sports Awards honors a girls' hockey team that ended Edina's try for a fourth consecutive 2A title and a boys' basketball team that went undefeated but didn't get to go to state.
High Schools
June 15
T.K. Marshall, a recently graduated senior and a star on Minneapolis Southwest's football team last fall, carried a sign in a recent protest in Minnea

'I'm 16 and I'm scared.' City athletes, coaches gather to talk about race

Mistrust of law enforcement was a thread that carried throughout the meeting. "It's not fair how we should go out every day and be scared of police officers," Washburn's Jamar Nelson said.
West Metro
June 15

Livestream at Litchfield High School set for student-athlete who died in crash

Dylan Falling was to enter his junior year at Litchfield High School, where he played hockey and football.
High Schools
June 14

Minnesota Scene: Air Force's Schilling (Wayzata) chosen hockey MVP

The sophomore goalie was the starter on Wayzata's Class 2A championship team in 2016 as a senior.
High Schools
June 14
After a heart procedure, Becker’s Brayden Weber hopes to play football and wrestle as a senior.

Becker wrestler doing well after heart procedure

After a medical emergency at the wrestling state meet, Brayden Weber has been cleared to resume physical activity and hopes to wrestle and play football again.
High Schools
June 14
Athletes from 8 metro schools build 8.46-mile fundraiser for Lake St.

Athletes from 8 metro schools build 8.46-mile fundraiser for Lake St.

The Blake School's girls' soccer team has organized a GoFundMe campaign to honor George Floyd's memory and raise funds for the Lake Street Council in Minneapolis.
Coronavirus
June 13
Regan Smith practiced at Bluewater Aquatic Center in Apple Valley last July.

Left high and dry by shutdowns, Lakeville's Smith keeps positive

Lakeville North senior and two-time world champion Regan Smith just got back in the water Monday, after coronavirus-related shutdowns closed her pool for more than two months.
High Schools
June 12
Vicki Seliger-Swenson, right, is stepping down after 25 years as Hopkins volleyball coach.

Hopkins volleyball coach steps down after 25 years

Citing a need to take some personal time, Vicki Seliger-Swenson announced Thursday she's leaving the Royals.