Gophers See Versatility In Burnsville's Kamal MartinThe Gophers landed a few locals in the spectacle of this year's signing day, including Burnsville quarterback Kamal Martin.
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsThere is nothing better than the postseason when it comes to high school sports. For many programs, it's about proving the resume that was built over the course of the regular season. This week, we feature two hockey playoff games and top match-ups in boys hockey and boys basketball.
Maple Grove's Davison Leads On Court, GridironSit with Brad Davison and you are sitting with a well-dressed, polite, straight-A high school student.But that is just part of his resume. On Friday nights in the fall, he is the quarterback for the Maple Grove Crimson -- and he is a good one.
Do Team Sports Instill Valuable Principles? Forum Discussion Offers InsightsIt's a question often asked -- how much residual value is there in being part of a team? And how much does what happens on the field or the court relate to the business world?
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsWe have four huge match-ups on Friday across the state in basketball and hockey, and virtually all are top-10 teams squaring off. A big win can give a team momentum heading into the playoffs, and while nobody likes to lose, it can serve as a gauge for where your team needs to get better.
Rochester Brothers Leading John Marshall Basketball Team To New HeightsMichael and Mathew Hurt anchor the Rochester John Marshall basketball team -- one a future Gopher, and the other with quite a future.
Prep Blog: Friday's Top Basketball Match-UpsIt's a big weekend for many high school basketball teams as conference races around the Twin Cities are heating up. There are some big games Friday night with conference implications featuring highly-ranked teams facing each other across the Twin Cities both in boys and girls basketball.
Basketball Helps Reinvigorate Struggling North Minneapolis HighA huge high school basketball matchup Tuesday night was about more than just the game -- the top-ranked North High School Polars faced the top-ranked Hopkins Royals.
Blaine Hockey Ace Tufte Has The NHL In His SightsHe does not look like a hockey player, but he sure plays like one. Riley Tufte has a chance to lead his Blaine High School team to a state title, and he has a chance to play hockey after high school -- for a long time.
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsWe're getting a break, albeit brief, from the subzero temperatures that become the norm with winter in Minnesota. But just as the bitter cold returns to Minnesota, things will be heating up inside gyms and hockey arenas this weekend as several top teams are facing each other.
Wis. May Ban Certain Cheers At H.S. Sports GamesThe Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association wants to ban certain words from being chanted at high school games. It is part of an effort to promote better sportsmanship. Here are some of the phrases they do not want to hear:
Wrestling Ref With Cerebral Palsy Gives Back To Sport He LovesOn a cold January afternoon, a 9th grade wrestling match took place between Edina and Plymouth. Young wrestlers with little experience took center stage, and right in the middle of the action was Joe Steffenhagen.