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.
A new year has started. It’s 2017, and we all have clean slate. Here are four goals that our Minnesota sports teams should strive for in the new year.
Well, Vikings fans have seen this movie before. In a game they absolutely had to win to have any real chance at making the playoffs, the Vikings got destroyed by the Colts.
What a weird season it’s been for the Minnesota Vikings. And there are still three games left. And they still have a chance, albeit slim, to make the playoffs.
The No. 3-ranked St. Thomas football team had its season end in a 34-31 loss to UW-Oshkosh on Saturday in the NCAA quarterfinals.
Here are four reasons to buy into Gophers basketball this year. If things keep progressing, you could hear Minnesota’s name called on Selection Sunday in March.
The St. Thomas football team, ranked No. 3 in the country, appears to be peaking at the right time.
The Gophers won eight games and are headed to another bowl, but excitement for the program is at its lowest in several years.
The St. Thomas football team hosts No. 16-ranked Coe College Saturday after shutting out Northwestern 43-0 in the opening round of the playoffs last week.
The Minnesota Vikings earned a much-needed 30-24 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak. But what a weird game.
The No. 3-ranked St. Thomas football team will host Northwestern of St. Paul in the first round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs on Saturday.
The Vikings are beat up with injuries, they can’t run the ball and their defense is struggling after a dominant start. And then there is Blair Walsh, who continues to be a hot mess kicking.
The St. Thomas football team knows this much: It’s in the NCAA Playoffs regardless of what happens on Saturday in its regular season finale.
It shouldn’t be, at least yet, but the sky is starting to fall for Minnesota Vikings fans. A lot can and has changed for the Vikings since a 5-0 start.
St. Thomas relied on its defense in a 27-6 win at Bethel Saturday. Next up for the No. 4-ranked Tommies is Gustavus, in St. Peter.
It’s section championship week in high school football and state tournament bids are on the line.
Monday night at Soldier Field, it’s a big opportunity as the Minnesota Vikings face the Chicago Bears on national television. It’s suddenly become a pretty big game for the Vikings on multiple levels.
No. 4-ranked St. Thomas heads to Bethel Saturday, with the Royals looking to play the role of MIAC spoiler.
It’s getting real on the Minnesota high school football scene. We are officially now on the road to the Prep Bowl.
Many NBA experts believe the Timberwolves, coming off a 29-win season, can contend for the playoffs this year.
After a late comeback to beat Concordia-Moorhead and off a bye week, No. 4 St. Thomas hosts Hamline on Saturday.
If Sam Bradford continues to play well, the Vikings have a decision to make on who their franchise quarterback will be.
It’s a short week of preparation as most high school football games are Wednesday night, and many sub-district titles are on the line.
The Vikings are 5-0 heading into their bye week and are the only unbeaten team left in the NFL.
It might be time for fans to get emotionally invested in the Vikings with their 5-0 start.
The No. 4-ranked St. Thomas football team heads to Concordia, the only other unbeaten in the MIAC, on Saturday.