This week’s Rally looked at a software that changed high school sports, the incredible drive of the state’s top tennis player, hot button issues in the high school league, and more.
Charlie Adam’s career has followed a very consistent progression. As an 8th grader, he went all the way to the state quarterfinals. As a freshman, he went one step further, and made the semifinals.
It’s been about three weeks since the Minnesota winter high school sports season came to an end in a flurry of state tournaments. In the weeks since, you have a mixture of kids who need a break from the grind and others who are itching the get the next season underway. And for seniors, it’s the last athletic season they’ll have in high school.
You have to do something about this weather, but what are your options? For Lakeville North High School, you go south to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Fla. With 80-degree temperatures, they work out – and this is a team that understands it is all about work.
The winter sports season is over, and the spring sports season is in a fight with Mother Nature.
It’s state tournament time, so there’s a pretty good chance Dan Westby and the Marshall Tigers are participating. Coach Westby’s philosophy is to start working with his girls’ basketball and volleyball teams early. “The thing I like about our kids is we get them in the fourth grade. They’re with us all the way through,” Westby said. “Our kids are extremely committed, and we feel pretty fortunate that way.”
Bloomington Kennedy is very good in girls basketball every season, and Tonoia Wade personifies the program. That’s why she is our ASPIRE Athlete of the Week.
This time of year, it’s a perfect day for a run…indoors. But when there’s as much at stake as there is for Eli Krahn, you don’t take days off.
The high school boys basketball season came to a close two weeks ago with four teams claiming state championships. Now several players who will be playing in college next year will lace up the sneakers for one more weekend as prep players.
Park Center’s girls basketball team had never been to a state tournament before, but now they’re on the brink of a state title.
He has enjoyed a high school career rivaled by few, winning state titles in all three of his varsity seasons, and he has Stanford set in his future.
On Saturday night, Eastview meets Bloomington Kennedy for the class 4A title. Eastview is ranked number one in the state, and they have an interesting combination: head coach Melissa Geubert and point guard Madison Geubert are mother and daughter. Melissa tries not to focus on it at the expense of the team.
Minnesota’s high school version of March Madness is in its home stretch this week with the final state tournament of the season wrapping up this week. The State Girls Basketball Tournament, already well underway, has taken center stage both Williams Arena and Mariucci Arena.
Apple Valley’s Tyus Jones and Lakeville North’s J.P. Macura are the co-winners of the 2014 Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year award for boys basketball.
J.P. Macura went out a winner with Lakeville North. Macura scored 43 points and Connor Flack’s bank shot in the lane gave the Panthers the lead for good with 18 seconds left in an 84-82 victory over Hopkins in the Class 4A boys state championship game Saturday night, the program’s first title. “I wanted to leave everything out on the floor,” said Macura, who will play at Xavier University next season.
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.