Jeff Wald

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Jeff Wald started as a Web Producer at WCCO-TV in April of 2011. Before that, he was a freelance Web Producer at KARE-TV in Golden Valley.

Jeff spent six years covering high school and college sports as the Northfield News Sports Editor from 2004-2010. That position also included blogging and writing online content.

Jeff attended the University of St. Thomas from 2000 to 2004, where he earned a degree in Print Journalism along with a minor in Communications. Jeff also covered St. Thomas athletics and interned in sports at both KARE-TV and Fox 9  during that time.

He grew up in Golden Valley and attended Totino-Grace High School. Jeff is an avid golfer who also has a passion for high school football and a wide range of sports. Jeff started the “Prep Blog” in August of 2011 with an emphasis on covering high school football around Minnesota. He also will blog about St. Thomas football as Tommie football can be heard in the fall on WCCO Radio 830 AM.

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Prep Blog: This Weekend’s Top Spring Match-Ups

The sun should be back out just in time for a big weekend on the spring high school sports landscape.

04/28/2016

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6 Minnesota Sports Connections To Prince

Since Prince’s death, there has been no shortage of tributes and messages from Minnesota’s sports teams and athletes.

04/27/2016

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4 Reasons Minnesota Wild Can Upset Dallas Stars

They’re big underdogs, but here are four reasons why the Wild can pull off the upset against the Stars and advance.

04/13/2016

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Caps Season With National Title

The St. Thomas men’s basketball team beat four teams in the top 10 nationally over a two week stretch to win the Division III national title.

04/06/2016

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4 Reasons The Twins Can Contend In 2016

In Paul Molitor’s first year, the Twins finished 83-79 and had a chance for a playoff spot heading into the final series of the regular season.

04/05/2016

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4 Reasons The Minnesota Wild Has Playoff Potential

Assuming they make the playoffs, here are four reasons why the Wild have potential once they get there.

03/29/2016

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Prep Blog: Looking Back At The Winter State Champions

This year’s high school sports seasons brought plenty of drama and exciting finishes. Here is a look back at some of the top teams and champions from the winter season in high school sports.

03/25/2016

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4 Choices For The Vikings With The No. 23 Pick

It’s another important year in the NFL Draft for the Minnesota Vikings. The team is coming off winning an NFC North Division title, but the Vikings are looking to take another step after a crushing loss in the divisional playoffs.

03/23/2016

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Salem-Bound After Beating No. 1 Augustana

St. Thomas beat Augustana to advanced to its third NCAA Division III Final Four in six seasons. The Tommies face No. 4-ranked Christopher Newport Friday night.

03/17/2016

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7 Minnesota Connections To The NCAA Tournament

The Gophers aren’t a part of March Madness, but there are enough Minnesota connections to the Big Dance to keep local fans engaged in the action if your brackets aren’t enough.

03/16/2016

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6 Great Buzzer-Beaters In Minnesota Basketball

There have been several buzzer-beaters in Minnesota games this year, including a few that made national headlines. Here are six of the best among high school, college and yes, even the Timberwolves.

03/08/2016

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Tommies Blog: Road To Salem Starts Friday For St. Thomas

St. Thomas and coach John Tauer learned Monday that the season’s body of work was not only enough for an at-large bid, the Tommies will host a regional this weekend in the NCAA Division III Tournament.

03/03/2016

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Prep Blog: Friday’s Top High School Match-Ups

What a week it is to be a follower of high school sports in Minnesota. State Tournament action is in full swing. The state’s best wrestlers took to the mats at Xcel Energy Center over the weekend, but this week it’s all about hockey and one the best state tournaments around.

03/03/2016

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Prep Blog: This Weekend’s Top High School Match-Ups

It’s another huge week in the Minnesota high school sports landscape as hundreds of the state’s top wrestlers are taking over Xcel Energy Center. The team tournament took place Thursday, and individuals chase dreams of state championships Friday and Saturday.

02/26/2016

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Seeks 9th Playoff Title In 11 Years

The St. Thomas men’s basketball team enters the MIAC Playoffs Friday night all but guaranteed a spot in the postseason, regardless of how its own tournament goes. The Tommies won their 11th straight regular season title this year. They’ve won eight of the past 10 titles in the MIAC Playoffs.

02/25/2016

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7 Storylines For The Twins In Spring Training

The Twins, coming off an 83-79 season in Paul Molitor’s first season as manager, open the 2016 regular season at Baltimore on Monday, April 4. A lot can happen between now and then, but here are seven things to keep an eye on in Spring Training.

02/24/2016

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Announces 2016 Football Schedule

The St. Thomas football program, coming off its second national title game appearance in four years, released its 2016 football schedule late last week. They’ll be on the road to start the regular season, and their bye week is finally a little later in the fall.

02/19/2016

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Prep Blog: Friday’s Top High School Match-Ups

It’s officially state tournament time on the Minnesota high school sports landscape. Champions were crowned last week in the State Dance Competition, and this week, girls hockey takes center stage at Xcel Energy Center.

02/18/2016

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7 Good Guys On The Minnesota Sports Scene

What are professional athletes like when they’re away from the playing field? Are they in the community and do they generally enjoy interacting with fans who spend big bucks to watch them play on a daily basis? Here are seven Minnesota athletes who by all accounts are also good dudes.

02/17/2016

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Prep Blog: Friday’s Top High School Match-Ups

Don’t look now, but we are already in state tournament time for the winter sports seasons. The State Alpine and Nordic Ski Championships were held this week at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik. This weekend, dancers take center stage at Target Center for the annual High-Kick and Jazz competitions among the top programs in the state.

02/12/2016

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Inspired By Rachel Banham, 4 Great Individual Basketball Performances

What almost got lost in the hoopla of Super Bowl Sunday was one of the greatest individual performances in the history of college basketball. It came from University of Minnesota senior Rachel Banham.

02/10/2016

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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Controls Its Destiny In MIAC Race

St. Thomas is rolling yet again this season. After cruising to an 87-72 win Wednesday night over Gustavus, the Tommies are 18-1 on the regular season and 13-1 in MIAC play with six games to go. They’re on the verge of clinching a playoff spot with a four-game lead in the league and should secure the No. 1 seed for the MIAC Playoffs.

02/05/2016

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Prep Blog: This Weekend’s Top High School Match-Ups

There is nothing better than the postseason when it comes to high school sports. For many programs, it’s about proving the resume that was built over the course of the regular season. This week, we feature two hockey playoff games and top match-ups in boys hockey and boys basketball.

02/04/2016

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4 Minnesota Connections To The Super Bowl

In Minnesota, Vikings fans are probably still bitter about Blair Walsh’s missed field goal against the Seahawks. But we might as well shake it off, because who knows who far they would’ve after Seattle? If you’re looking for Minnesota connections to the biggest game in sports this week, they’re actually not that hard to find.

02/03/2016

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Prep Blog: This Weekend’s Top High School Match-Ups

We have four huge match-ups on Friday across the state in basketball and hockey, and virtually all are top-10 teams squaring off. A big win can give a team momentum heading into the playoffs, and while nobody likes to lose, it can serve as a gauge for where your team needs to get better.

01/28/2016

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