Max Knutson gave up only four hits as Mounds View shut out Rocori of Cold Spring 8-0 for the Class 3A state championship at Target Field on Monday. Knutson struck out nine Spartan batters and yielded only one base on balls during the seven-inning game. He threw 90 pitches, 60 for strikes. The Mustangs (20-6) tagged three different Rocori pitchers for 14 hits, plus getting four walks.
Joey Hyde pitched a complete game to guide the Kasson-Mantorville Komets to an 8-1 victory over the Perham Yellowjackets in the Class 2A state championship at Target Field on Monday. Hyde scattered five singles over seven innings while striking out five, letting in the lone run in the second. Nine different players had at least one hit for the Komets (25-6)
The stage is set for Monday’s high school baseball state title games at Target Field. But believe it or not, winning a state championship wouldn’t be the most amazing thing BOLD pitcher Logan Sandgren has the chance to accomplish. Talking about a no-hitter might be taboo, but if you’re Logan, thinking about one is pretty much standard. “Everyone wants to throw a no-hitter. It’s like a pitcher’s dream, besides a perfect game,” Sandgren said.
When John Johnston started coaching boys golf at Olivia High School, Lyndon B. Johnson was President. After 50 years, he just retired this week as the head coach of BOLD High School. “Not in any stretch of my imagination did I think I’d be doing this for that long,” Johnston said.
It’s already been 12 years since Joe Mauer walked across the stage as a Cretin-Derham Hall graduate, and into a career in professional baseball. This week, Mauer was back at his high school for a promotional shoot, and to award a prize pack from Gatorade.
The boys lacrosse state tournament starts Tuesday, and Eden Prairie is expected to win it.
Ryan Boldt has all the tools — a strong arm, a good bat, and great speed. The only thing missing from his resume is his senior season. That was lost to injury, and maybe his draft status was as well.
There has been talk of moving the Prep Bowl, Minnesota’s annual series of high school football championship games, outdoors since TCF Bank Stadium was built on the University of Minnesota campus. At its annual board meeting last week, the Minnesota State High School League approved moving the high school football state championships to TCF Bank Stadium starting in 2014.
Caswell Park in North Mankato will be a busy place later this week as 24 teams over three classes have been finalized for the State Girls Softball Tournament. It should be one of the most competitive tournaments across the board in recent memory.
We all know high schools are in a constant fund-raiser mode and that creativity is more welcome than ever.
Minnehaha Academy’s John Pryor is a pitcher’s pitcher. He attacks the strike zone, he’s careful with the meat of the order, and he goes after the bottom of it.
In baseball, there’s nothing we value more than perfection. We celebrate perfect games, no-hitters, and 4-for-4 days at the plate because they are so rare. But perfection is equally rare in the classroom.
It feels like the spring high school sports season just got into full swing due to our crummy spring weather, but it’s already tournament time. It’s one of the most hectic times of the year for a high school athlete. Finals are coming up, seniors are graduating and planning their open houses. Oh yeah, and state championships are on the line.
The last time Jason Hoppe let the other team score, more than seven weeks ago, Minnesota was still seeing regular snow. Just a few more outs without a run, and the junior right-hander will set a lofty record.
Hockey players tend to get the most credit for being tough. Football players pride themselves on taking a pounding. But it takes a truly special kind of athlete to fearlessly fly 16 feet into the air.
Totino-Grace came out on top in a 28-6 win over Spring Lake Park.
Roseville topped White Bear Lake 21-14.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.