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Sometimes all it takes to recover from a frustrating loss to your rival is to blow out your next opponent with a dominating performance in all phases. That’s exactly what happened for the No. 24-ranked St. Thomas football team on Saturday. After a disappointing 24-14 loss to St. John’s last week, the Tommies put away St. Olaf early in a 69-7 win over the Oles in Northfield.
A conference title is on the line Friday night in Arden Hills as a pair of top 5 teams in Class 6A square off. No. 5-ranked Mounds View hosts No. 4-ranked East Ridge, and the Raptors can clinch a share of the Suburban East Conference title with a victory. It The match-up highlights a big night in prep football.
Two brothers in Jordan are learning that the word “team” extends well beyond their fellow football players. Kenny and Ben Alexander’s mom, Sherry, had a stroke this past weekend and remains hospitalized. She is a single parent, raising both boys on her own.
The Wild’s post-season ended on May13 after a crazy overtime bounce in game six with Chicago. That’s where they would love to pick it up this year with some new pieces added to a team with high expectations.
Teddy Bridgewater and many of his Minnesota Vikings teammates will wear pink shoes and ribbons on Sunday in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To no one’s surprise, wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was wearing the most stylish looking pink shoes at practice Wednesday. But the cause itself is very personal for Bridgewater.
Training camp had a much different feel for the Minnesota Timberwolves this year as they headed to Minnesota State University in Mankato for six straight days of workouts and practice. The Timberwolves enter the 2014-15 season much younger than they were a year ago, but far more athletic.
The oldest college football trophy is back in the possession of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, and now you’ll have the chance to see the Little Brown Jug in person. TCF Bank is partnering with the University of Minnesota and Cub Foods to take the jug on tour from Oct. 8 – 14.
Another Viking facing legal trouble says the Minneapolis Police Department violated his rights. Officers said they used a Taser on Tom Johnson outside a Minneapolis nightclub early Sunday morning because he refused to leave.
It takes 5,000 volunteers to put on the Twin Cities Marathon. Executive director Virginia Brophy Achman said they are very appreciative of all the help. She was on on WCCO Radio’s News and Views program with Roshini Rajkumar.
The winner of the 33rd annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon was a 26-year-old man from North Carolina who’d never run a marathon before. Tyler Pennel took the race with a time of 2 hours and 13-and-a-half minutes, marathon officials said.
It definitely feels like fall in the air, and snow may even be on the way. But high school football is just heating up. Jennifer Mayerle reported on the featured game – Stillwater vs. Cretin-Derham Hall — while Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlighted the best plays from other big games.
Getting in the record books is the dream of any high school athlete. And an Edina senior has a shot at breaking a near 30-year-old state record. Patrick LeCorre has been the varsity kicker since his freshman year. “Four years of kicking, it becomes second nature,” LeCorre said. “Do what you got to do.”
The St. Thomas football team likely has to win the rest of its games after losing to St. John’s last Saturday to get to the NCAA Playoffs. They still face tough league games against Bethel, the consensus MIAC favorite, Ausgburg, Concordia and Gustavus.
A great rivalry in the Suburban East Conference will be renewed Friday night as Cretin-Derham Hall travels to Stillwater, with the Ponies looking to stay in the hunt for a league title. It’s our featured game for WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally.