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.
There are several big match-ups this weekend featuring ranked teams with playoff implications at stake. Here is just a sample of what’s ahead.
Here are four reasons Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew can be stars and lead the Timberwolves to the playoffs.
Sam Monson at Pro Football Focus really must not like Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Charlie Dowdle has had quite a year at St. Thomas, but the biggest opportunity of his life may be this weekend in his home state.
The sun is expected to be out for most of the weekend, so the hectic spring sports schedule will continue with several big events and top match-ups on Friday and Saturday.
It’s no secret that the Vikings haven’t had a true No. 1 receiver for several years. Will Laquon Treadwell become that guy? Who knows, but here are five draft picks that did work out at wide receiver.
The sun should be back out just in time for a big weekend on the spring high school sports landscape.
Since Prince’s death, there has been no shortage of tributes and messages from Minnesota’s sports teams and athletes.
They’re big underdogs, but here are four reasons why the Wild can pull off the upset against the Stars and advance.
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.
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.
Assuming they make the playoffs, here are four reasons why the Wild have potential once they get there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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