Albert Lea Swimmer Horejsi Sets Nat'l RecordWhen Lindsey Horejsi jumped in the pool Thursday afternoon, racing for a record was part of the plan. "Not even a question, yeah," the senior swimmer from Albert Lea said. "I just kept visualizing at night which splits I had to go out, so I knew I had to go out fast. So I just went for it."
Prep Blog: A Look Back At The Prep BowlTCF Bank Stadium hosted the Prep Bowl last weekend, marking the end of the 2015 high school football season in Minnesota. There were 14 teams playing for trophies over the course of two days. When it was all over, one team was celebrating and the other was devastated. Here are storylines from each match-up in the Prep Bowl.
St. Michael-Albertville Beats St. Thomas Academy For 1st Class 5A TitleMitchell Kartes rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns as St. Michael-Albertville held off St. Thomas Academy 28-21 on Saturday to win its first Class 5A championship.
Pierz Beats Jackson County Central 36-8 To Win 3A TitleNoah Boser ran for two touchdowns and caught a third as Pierz beat Jackson County Central 36-8 Saturday to win the Class 3A state championship. Lane Girtz added 119 yards rushing and Aaron Weber threw two touchdown passes for the Pioneers (13-0), who won their second state title and first since 2004. Boser rushed for 107 yards.
Minneota Defeats Minneapolis North 35-18 For 1A TitleIsaac Hennen ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns as Minneota beat Minneapolis North 35-18 to cap off its second consecutive Minnesota Class A state football title Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. It is the Vikings' (14-0) second straight perfect season. The program went 40-1 over the past three years.
As St. Thomas Academy Players Prep For 5A Final, The Moment Is Not LostSaturday is the 5A championship game at the Prep Bowl, and it's shaping up to be very good. That means St. Thomas Academy had a chance to go outside on a mostly gorgeous week for football. The Cadets know they wlll have to be physical against the Knights.
Osseo's Kruah Pulls Out Final Touchdown For 6A Title Over East RidgeOsseo senior running back Prince Kruah capped a 71-yard, game-winning drive with 24 seconds to play as the Orioles beat East Ridge 14-13 in the Minnesota Class 6A championship Friday at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Caledonia Breezes To 2A Title In 40-0 Win Over PipestoneGoing two straight years without a state title qualified as a drought for Caledonia, and last year's loss in the state semifinals stuck with the Warriors. Any disappointment ended Friday with a dominating effort in this year's Class 2A championship.
Becker Finishes Perfect Season With 35-14 Win Over South St. PaulBecker finished its perfect season Friday with a 35-14 win over South St. Paul in the Minnesota Class 4A football championship at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Orr Sisters Help Propel Eagan High To State FinalsIt is a feeling every parent can relate to watching their kid. Gretchen Orr can relate more than most, with two kids on the Eagan High School's varsity volleyball team. "It is very nerve-wracking," Gretchen said. "Twice as much can go wrong! The serving makes me so nervous (laughs)!"
HS Football Fans Flock To Final Outdoor Prep BowlThe Prep Bowl is taking place at TCF Bank Stadium this weekend. It is the last year teams will play their state title games outdoors. The event will move back indoors after a two-year layoff next year. Teams will play at U.S. Bank Stadium like they did at the Metrodome.
Grand Meadow Snags State 9-Man Title With Win Over UnderwoodMichael Stejskal's four touchdowns led Grand Meadow to a come-from-behind 34-20 win against Underwood and its third straight 9-Man championship. Stejskal was 12-of-19 passing for 218 yards and three touchdown passes, and he added 110 yards rushing as the Superlarks won their 36th straight game.