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October 7
Curt Connaughty started the Eden Prairie football program in 1957 and was head coach until 1968. Now 90, he’s still involved, running the game clock

Football founder, now 90, still keeps Eden Prairie on time

Curt Connaughty, the first football coach in Eden Prairie's history, still spends Friday nights in the fall giving to the program he started.
High Schools
October 7
Prep football staff picks for Week 6

Prep football staff picks for Week 6

As the regular season winds down, the competition between staff writers David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen heats up.
High Schools
October 7

Wednesday's prep sports results

Scores and results from around the metro.
High Schools
October 6
Plot thickens for prep football rankings

Plot thickens for prep football rankings

Wednesday's Talking Preps podcast looks at state football rankings and a courageous tennis player begins her final playoff runs.
Colleges
October 5
Minnesota State Mankato coach Todd Hoffner

Exclusive access inside the film room with a Minnesota football power

Football Across Minnesota: At Minnesota State, every detail matters. By the time players see the film Sunday evening, head coach Todd Hoffner has watched it three times. Plus, a White Bear Lake player brings back the dropkick.
High Schools
October 4
The Minnetonka girls’ tennis team has been preparing all season to try for the state title denied the players in 2020 because the COVID-19 pandemic

Minnetonka seeks girls' tennis state title ... finally

The Skippers were the state's best team in 2020, but never got to prove it because of a pandemic-canceled state tournament. This year they aim to change that.
High Schools
October 4
Chris Frantz of Maple Groe has 26 goals and 10 assists this season, including seven hat tricks.

Prep Athletes of the Week: Maple Grove soccer scorer get his goals three at a time

Junior Chris Frantz has five consecutive hat tricks for the 12-0 Crimson.
High Schools
October 4
Maple Grove’s Zoe Adkins, Class 2A’s top-ranked singles player, struggled on the court for a time after the death of her father, Doug, in 2020.

Top-ranked Minnesota prep tennis player finds acceptance in her grief

Zoe Adkins of Maple Grove will be the favorite heading into the Class 2A girls' tennis playoffs, but after her father died she had to fight through an incredibly difficult year.
High Schools
October 3
Metro Football Top Ten: This week's rankings and a look at the best players so far

Metro Football Top Ten: This week's rankings and a look at the best players so far

Football is often called the "ultimate team game" but success can't happen without impact players
High Schools
October 2

Saturday's prep sports roundup

Scores and results from around the metro.
Featured Columns
October 2
The new Northfield logo.

Brooks: Minnesota schools begin to part ways with outdated mascots

Minnesota, thousands of whose citizens fought and died to preserve the Union, is home to at least half a dozen high schools with Confederate mascots.
High Schools
October 2
Stillwater running back Edward O’Keefe (39) celebrated after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter. ]

No. 5 Stillwater runs away from White Bear Lake 35-28

The Ponies got four touchdowns from running back Edward O'Keefe, including a 65-yard sprint one play after falling behind.
High Schools
October 2

Prep football roundup: Mound Westonka rallies to beat Fridley

The host Tigers led 21-14 midway through the third quarter before the White Hawks scored late in the third quarter and then scored midway through the fourth quarter to improve to 5-0.
High Schools
October 2

Friday night's prep sports results

Scores and results from around the metro.
High Schools
October 1

October 1 prep football highlights

Top plays from some of Friday night's best games.
High Schools
October 1

Minnetonka holds off STMA late for victory

The Skippers scored 16 points in the second quarter, giving them some room as the Knights tried to come back.
High Schools
October 1
Spring Lake Park rolls Mahtomedi in a Homecoming thumping

Spring Lake Park rolls Mahtomedi in a Homecoming thumping

Spring Lake Park dominated its big road test with a 35-7 victory Friday at Mahtomedi.
High Schools
October 1
Minnehaha Academy forward Prince Aligbe (10) drove to the basket against Lake City during the 2019 boys’ basketball tournament.

Minnehaha Academy star forward Prince Aligbe commits to Boston College

Aligbe, a 6-foot-6 senior, is the latest in the pipeline from the Minneapolis private school to Division I men's basketball.
Preps Insider
October 1
Jo Mahlum

Q&A: Irondale athlete traded volleyball for soccer and became state's busiest goalie

Through 10 games this season, Jo Mahlum's 254 saves are 88 more than any next goalkeeper. Her team has to win a game, but she has learned to define success beyond results.
Duluth
October 1
Proctor’s Terry Egerdahl field is lit up on Thursday night for a High School Soccer game. Proctor, a small town on a hill west of Duluth, reels in t

Small town reels as investigation cancels Proctor High School's football season

When allegations of misconduct involving the football team surfaced last week, the typically chatty town of 3,000 near Duluth locked down, many residents afraid to talk about their fears and worries.