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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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Prep Blog: Previewing Last Year’s Spring Champions

It’s a little early to predict who will be the best of the best in various high school sports around the Twin Cities, but it should be a competitive spring when you look at last year’s spring state champions and what they bring back this year.

04/16/2015

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Weight Machine Targets The Neck To Prevent Concussions

At Minnetonka High School on Friday, they held a concussions clinic for coaches, trainers and students.

04/10/2015

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St. Croix Lutheran Hurdler Is Breaking Records, Heading To Harvard

How do you become a hurdler? “You’ll meet a lot of kids at meets that are just like, ‘Ah, my coach threw me in this (laughs),'” St. Croix Lutheran hurdler Jon Tollefson said. Tollefson’s introduction to the hurdles freshman year was similar to most.

04/10/2015

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State Tournament Shows Big Interest In High School Archery

If this year’s numbers are any indication, archery is a sport growing in popularity among high school students. This year’s State Archery Tournament took place March 20-21 at Champlin Park High School.

04/07/2015

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Fmr. Minnetonka Player Set To Hit The Court With Badgers In Final Four

The Dearrings from Minnetonka have deep family roots with the Badgers: the older brother is a backup guard, Dad is a basketball trainer, and the younger brother hopes to play basketball for Wisconsin one day as well.

04/04/2015

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Football Coach Convention Focuses On Safety

Each Minnesota high school football coaches gather for an annual convention. What stays the same are the relationships, renewed and reborn. What changes are the issues, and in 2015, it’s a whole lot about safety.

04/03/2015

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Lakers Assistant Coach Hails From Western Minnesota

Growing up in western Minnesota, he was a high school gym rat. Now, he coaches in NBA gymnasiums.

It only took about 30 years of basketball coaching and administration to get there, but now Clay Moser calls Los Angeles home.

03/27/2015

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From The Apple Valley Track To West Point

Jennifer Suter is the future of the American military. All 5-foot-2, 125 pounds of her is headed to West Point.

03/27/2015

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2 Minnesota Gymnasts Competing Against World’s Best

Two Minnesota gymnasts are among a small elite competing against the world’s best in Italy this weekend. Maggie Nichols and Olivia Trautman train at Twin City Twisters in Champlin. They are part of Team USA competing in the City of Jesolo Trophy, along with three Gold medal Olympians.

03/27/2015

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Wayzata Boys Tennis Champs Play In All Weather

The Wayzata’s boys tennis team is searching for a three-peat, and their No. 1 player is defending his title.

03/27/2015

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Prep Blog: Looking Back On An Eventful Winter Season

It’s transition time in Minnesota’s prep sports scene. The winter season is over and the champions have been crowned. While we have the time, let’s look back on an eventful winter season and reflect on the teams and games that gave us excitement and allowed us to appreciate high schools sports for what they are: Fun, competitive and entertaining.

03/27/2015

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Eastview’s Guebert Named AP Player Of Year

Eastview senior guard Madison Guebert has been named the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school girls basketball. The award was announced Monday with the AP’s all-state team.

03/23/2015

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Park Center Repeats As Class 3A Champion

Ann Simonet made a pair of 3-pointers down the stretch to help Park Center win its second straight Class 3A girls basketball title with a 52-45 win over Marshall on Saturday night. Mikalya Hayes had 13 points, while Hannah Schaub and Feyisayo Ayobamidele each scored 11 for the No. 2 Pirates (25-7).

03/21/2015

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Dover-Etoya Snaps Sauk Centre Winning Streak 71-58 In 2A Championship

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Down by four points and less than six minutes to go, Dover-Eyota knew they needed to dig down deeper to complete an unlikely run to the girls’ basketball state championship. What they […]

03/21/2015

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Ada-Borup Grabs 1A Title Over Maranatha Christian Academy, 82-65

“I thought we could pull it together, not undefeated,” said Miki Lee after scoring 22 points to lead the Cougars to an 82-65 win Saturday over Maranatha Christian Academy (29-4) in the Class 1A final at Williams Arena.

03/21/2015

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Prep Blog: Apple Valley Completes ‘Unfinished Business’ To Win 2nd State Title

The Champlin Park boys basketball team had a chance to cap off a perfect season with a state championship lat weekend, but Apple Valley and its sense of unfinished business coming in was too much for the Rebels.

03/19/2015

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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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