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NW Minn. Team Ends 4-Year Losing Streak

The coach and players of the Climax-Fisher girls’ basketball team are still basking in the glow of an improbable, double-overtime win that ended a four-year losing streak. Playing in their home gym in the tiny northwestern Minnesota town of Climax.

12/13/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Dec. 12, 2014

David McCoy reports on the featured boys’ basketball game – St. Paul Central vs. Minneapolis North. Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlight the best plays from other big games in boys’ and girls’ basketball, and in boys’ hockey.

12/12/2014

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Bowling Legend Visits State H.S. Tournament

Welcome to a competition filled with drama. The Minnesota State High School Bowling Tournament gives participants the tingles. “It’s so exciting,” said Derrick Prenot of the Winona bowling team. “We were kind of anxious after the first round because we weren’t sure if we were gonna make it in or not. Then we heard our name and we were like, ‘Whoa!’ And then we kinda kicked butt in, not to brag or anything, we kinda kicked butt in the second round. Now we’re here.”

12/12/2014

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Totino-Grace’s Kez Flomo Shines Despite Troubled Start

He is one of the best running backs Totino-Grace high school has seen. Kez Flomo made the All-Metro Football team and was a finalist for the Mr. Football award. The senior is described as hungry and ferocious on the field.

12/05/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Dec. 5, 2014

We have Friday night’s big games, and we have some schools few have heard about. If you weren’t able to make it to any of the great high school games Friday night, take a look at the videos below. David McCoy reports from Minnesota Transitions Charter School in Minneapolis to show us a tourney that’s just getting started — entirely devoted to charter school basketball teams.

12/05/2014

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MSHSL Votes To Approve Policy For Transgender Athletes

Minnesota’s high school sports league voted to approve the new guidelines for transgender students to participate in sports at a Thursday meeting. An avalanche of strong reaction from both sides on the controversial policy delayed a Minnesota State High School League vote on the guidelines earlier this year.

12/04/2014

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Prep Blog: Minnesota Transitions Event Highlights Weekend Match-Ups

The football season is over and the trophies for seven state champions are now resting quietly in their school’s cases. We’re now transitioning to winter, which means a move to basketball courts, hockey arenas and wrestling mats.

12/04/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Nov. 28, 2014

The football season is over. Thanksgiving is over. Now it’s time for hockey and basketball. The season is already in full swing. David McCoy reported on the featured boys’ hockey game — Roseau vs. Blaine– while Mike Max highlighted the best plays from some non-conference hockey match-ups and girls’ basketball.

11/28/2014

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Mankato West’s Ryan Schlichte Is AP Player Of Year

Mankato West quarterback Ryan Schlichte has been picked as the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school football. The award was announced Tuesday with the AP’s all-state teams. Schlichte led the Scarlets to the Class 5A championship with a 42-19 victory Saturday over Simley.

11/25/2014

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Minneota Beats Dawson-Boyd Or Class 1A Title

Grant Hennen rushed for 179 yards, Cole Hennen had a long clinching score and Minneota held off Dawson-Boyd 28-14 Saturday in the Class 1A Championship at the Prep Bowl.

11/22/2014

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Simley High Football Content With Underdog Status

It’s a new feeling at Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights — winning on the football field. At this school, most of the success has come indoor on mats. Quarterback Michael Busch says his team finally gets to feel like the wrestlers. “They’re always in the state, competition for a state championship, and we got the opportunity and it’s like the atmosphere of wrestling season,” Busch said.

11/21/2014

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Eden Prairie Beats Totino-Grace 28-27 In Class 6A

Will Rains ran for a 75-yard touchdown with 2:46 to play and Eden Prairie rallied to win its fourth straight Class 6A title with a 28-27 victory over Totino-Grace Friday night. It’s the school’s 10th title since 1996. The Eagles have won 30 games in a row.

11/21/2014

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Hearty Fans Brave Outdoor High School Prep Bowl

It still sounds the same at the Minnesota High School Prep Bowl, with bands belting out the tunes, fans cheering their lungs out. But cheering in comfort depends on your layers. Holdingford fan Angie Lichy and her boys brought a little extra to TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. “We have sleeping bags, lots of layers of clothes and … I made the boys wear their long underwear,” Lichy said.

11/21/2014

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Holdingford Tops BOLD 20-18 In Class 2A Title Game

A late-season position switch paid off nicely for Nathan Brinker and Holdingford. Lined up as a running back, Brinker connected with quarterback Austin Gerads for an 8-yard touchdown in double overtime, giving Holdingford a 20-18 edge over BOLD to win the Class 2A state title Friday at the Prep Bowl.

11/21/2014

Roseville Tops White Bear Lake 21-14

Becker Beats DeLaSalle 24-6 For Class 4A Title

C.J. Schwintek ran for 146 yards and a touchdown as Becker beat DeLaSalle 24-6 Friday in the Prep Bowl to win the Class 4A state football championship. Dawson Brown had three interceptions for Becker (12-1), which won its second school title.

11/21/2014

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Rally: Totino-Grace Beats Spring Lake Park

Totino-Grace came out on top in a 28-6 win over Spring Lake Park.

WCCO-TV's High School Sports Rally (HSSR) covered the White Bear Lake vs. Roseville football game as Roseville came out on top 21-14.

Rally: Roseville Tops White Bear

Roseville topped White Bear Lake 21-14.

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High School Sports Rally At Delano Vs. Hutchinson

WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally brings you the latest game coverage of high school football games. Last Friday, the crew went to watch Delano High School play against Hutchinson High School. You can catch HSSR game coverage at 10:20 p.m. Fridays on WCCO TV.

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State Football Semifinals

Friday and Saturday are busy days at the Metrodome as the Minnesota State High School League hosts the State Football Semifinals. We got action from Mahnomen/Sleepy Eye-St. Mary’s in Class A and Mankato West/Bemidji in Class 4A.

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Vikings Pull Out A Win Vs. Cardinals

Adrian Peterson powered in for three first-quarter touchdowns to build a lead large enough even Minnesota couldn’t lose it, and the Vikings finally earned their first victory Sunday by beating the bumbling Arizona Cardinals 34-10.

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Lynx Get Champion’s Welcome Home

2011 WNBA Champions Minnesota Lynx players are welcomed home by a mob of fans on Oct. 8 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in Minnesota.

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Minnesota Lynx WNBA Finals Game 1

The Target Center in Minneapolis was packed full Sunday night as the Minnesota Lynx hosted the Atlanta Dream in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. The Lynx won the game 88-74 to take a 1-0 lead in the series.

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