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New Life, St. Cloud Cathedral, Mounds View Return To State

All three Minnesota high school baseball champions have returned to the state tournament to defend titles from last season. New Life Academy of Woodbury in Class 1A, St. Cloud Cathedral in Class 2A and Mounds View in Class 3A are back in their respective brackets, all as the top seed. This is the 16th year of the three-class format.

06/09/2015

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Local Multi-Sport Athlete Has Incredible Senior Year

It may be impossible to have a better senior year than the one Nathan Brinker is having. He’s a human highlight reel from a town of just over 600, having won state in football, wrestling and True Team track.

06/05/2015

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With 2 On The Field And 1 In The Booth, Family Stays Together In Lacrosse

It’s a family affair in the sport of lacrosse — that’s what happens when two brothers play on the varsity team, while their younger brother calls their games for a webcast.

06/05/2015

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Prep Blog: A Hodgepodge Of Spring Playoff Action

State tournaments are in action in boys tennis and girls softball. Add the boys and girls state track and field meet at Hamline University this weekend to the mix. Next week, baseball, boys and girls golf and lacrosse take center stage across the state.

06/04/2015

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Rochester Century’s Jessie Aney Goes Undefeated Against The Boys

If you watch Jessie Aney, the biggest difference you will see is the clothing she wears. “She hits as hard as the guys are out there. She moves as well, if not better, than most of the players she plays out here. And in tangibles, she’s a ten out of ten.”

05/30/2015

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Minnesota State High School League Celebrates 100 Years

It’s been the backbone of high school sports for 100 years, and the Minnesota State High School League has been celebrating its history for the past several months.

05/29/2015

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Tennis Coach Is Game To Set Consecutive Match Record

The coach of the Faribault girls high school tennis team is trying to break a Guinness World Record.

05/29/2015

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Prep Blog: Section Baseball Playoffs In Full Swing

We have a state tournament field set in boys tennis for both teams and individuals in Class A and AA. The next tournament to be figured it will be in baseball, where section playoffs are well underway and state teams will be decided across Minnesota by next weekend if the weather allows.

05/29/2015

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Bad Behavior Of Coaches, Parents Causing Referee Shortage

In high school sports, the recruiting pitches are normally reserved for the athletes. But the Minnesota State High School League is launching one towards referees. “Not only do we seem to never have enough, but we’ve also noticed that the officials are getting older.”

05/23/2015

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Edison High School Gets Donations For Practice Field Upgrades

The Minnesota Vikings, the Mississippi Watershed District and others have partnered to re-do the football field and other practice fields at Minneapolis Edison High School. They upgraded the football field by using technology to provide the source of water.

05/19/2015

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Two-Team Tennis Ace Feels ‘Like One Of The Guys’

To read this story, there’s one small but critical piece of information you need to know.

The high school girls tennis season is in the fall, and the boys tennis season is in the spring.

05/15/2015

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Eastview Softball Captains Earn 4.0 GPAs

Eastview’s softball team is a conference champion, but that’s not what makes the team so special.

“Coaching isn’t about winning,” coach Trevor Monroe said. “I will trade wins for good kids.

05/15/2015

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Adapted Bowling Tournament Strikes Brothers’ Fancy

You don’t know what it’s like until you’ve sat where they’re sitting and watched what they’re watching.

How their boys come alive when they pick up a bowling ball.

05/15/2015

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Alex Kreidler Is Osseo’s Adaptive Softball Pitching Ace

Alex Kreidler, the ace of the Osseo High School’s adaptive softball team, is a pitcher with quite a record — and he’s finishing his senior season with a flurry. Kreidler is at home on the pitching mound. “I would say it’s so much fun … trying to strike people out,” Kreidler said.

05/14/2015

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Prep Blog: This Weekend’s Top High School Match-Ups

You don’t have to go very far to find entertaining, competitive and intense match-ups on the high school sports scene. The spring prep sports landscape will take shape over the next few weeks as we’ll have playoffs underway, if not decided, in lacrosse, softball, baseball and tennis.

05/14/2015

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Prep Blog: This Weekend’s Top High School Match-Ups

After a brief stint with some rough spring weather, the state’s high school spring sports have been back in action lately as we get ready to head to the postseason. The prep baseball, softball and golf seasons are all taking shape with a few weeks to go before we have playoff brackets and sectional play. Here’s a look at some of the big games Friday on the high school sports scene.

05/07/2015

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Paynesville Funds Ballpark With FEMA Grant

They wanted to re-do their ballpark.

The Paynesville ballpark didn’t use to look like much, but a coach and some townspeople had a dream.

05/01/2015

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Minneapolis Southwest Shortstop Making History

He is a shortstop who can hit, and he’s making a bit of history.

No one knows for sure, but they believe before Minneapolis Southwest’s Jordan Kazicky, a player from Minneapolis hadn’t been recruited to play for the Gophers since the early ’80s.

05/01/2015

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Hard-Hitting Bloomington Jefferson Softball Team Expects To Make State

At Bloomington Jefferson, making the state tournament isn’t a goal. It’s an expectation.

05/01/2015

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Fallout Continues From State Dance Competition Controversy

The fallout is continuing after the controversial finish to the high-kick portion of the State Dance competition earlier this year. Faribault won the Class AAA title, but after all the other competing teams were disqualified for not lining up properly for the awards ceremony.

04/28/2015

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He Loves Lacrosse So Much He Coaches 3 Teams

Do you love lacrosse? You can’t possibly love it as much as Aime Caines.

When Caines is coaching, he’s all in, giving his team every ounce of his energy and every octave in his vocal chords.

04/24/2015

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Mahtomedi’s Sean Hjelle Has Kentucky On His Mind

Mahtomedi’s Sean Hjelle is made for basketball, and maybe baseball. He’s 6 feet 11 inches tall and he’s good in the low post. But he thinks his future is on the mound. Watch him on the basketball court and you see a kid with potential — big potential.

04/24/2015

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Prep Blog: Tyus Jones Ready For Leap To NBA

This time last year, Jones was preparing to graduate and had already signed a letter of intent to attend Duke and play basketball. I’m sure many people thought Jones would have success immediately at Duke, but nobody could have predicted what he would accomplish in his freshman season with the Blue Devils.

04/24/2015

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Clay Target League Sees Rapid Burst In Popularity

The fastest growing high school sport in Minnesota isn’t played with a ball or a puck — it’s played with a gun.

It isn’t hard to explain the sport’s rapid burst in popularity.

04/17/2015

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Faith, And A Good Surgeon, Are On Sara Kaminski’s Side

Minnehaha Academy junior Sara Kaminski shoots baskets with her father. The last of four athletic siblings, she has built quite a resume; a three-sport athlete whose first love is basketball. But maybe it is what Adrian Peterson demonstrated in his MVP season that makes this story remarkable.

04/17/2015

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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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