At the X, it’s a constant roller coaster of emotions for both the fans and the players, who say they have to maintain an even keel thruoughout the highs and lows of the playoffs.
It is amazing how a win can change your entire outlook. The Minnesota Wild got it in Game Three, and they need a big dose of that same emotion Wednesday in Game Four.
Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak finds the best mixologists in town to see what they’re stirring up. This week, he’s taking us out to the ball game to try a refreshing cocktail that’s now being served at Target Field.
Matthew Frome walks the halls of Eagan High School, where he is one busy guy. “I’m involved in everything,” Matthew said. He is a friend to many; the manager of the soccer and basketball teams — and so much more.
As a three-sport athlete at a big, suburban Minnesota school, Lakeville North’s Drew Stewart is the definition of a well rounded athlete.
This isn’t the way you’re supposed to go into the Stanley Cup Playoffs, without Zach Parise, Thomas Vanek and nursing a five-game losing skid.
Jarret Stoll has been down these roads before and found a way to come out on top.
The only thing Darcy Kuemper can do as he prepares for the playoffs is prepare for the playoffs. You have to stay ready.
They had a drive to play baseball, so they found a way to practice year round.
It seems like Andrew Lecker is everywhere at St. Paul’s Cretin-Derham Hall High School. “I’m the attendance officer at Cretin-Derham Hall, and I check kids in and out of the building,” Lecker said.
Benny Goldman goes to Macalester College and in the growing world of analytics and sports, he thinks he has something that could be a game-changer in football decision-making.
Athletic training continues to get more sophisticated and more specialized. That is why the Mayo Clinic Center in downtown Minneapolis held a clinic Monday to bring in experts to talk to high school kids about what it really means to be a “healthy” athlete in a variety of ways.
The Junior Rolling Timberwolves are a high school basketball team that happens to play in wheelchairs. The stories of how they got there are varied, but where they are unified is in their love of basketball.
Meet Michael Sheridan. He is 22-years-old, and he helps out at Eastview High School in Apple Valley. Sheridan has Hurler syndrome, which is an enzyme issue — but it has hardly slowed him down.
He’s still recovering from getting a stick to the nose, but make no mistake, Charlie Coyle will be called upon as a key cog going down the stretch.
Jon Leuer grew up in the west metro town of Orono. Now he’s living the NBA dream with the Phoenix Suns and he appreciates it.
Blake Hoffarber and Jamal Abu-Shamala gathered to instruct a group of kids on the game they fell in love with on Saturday.
For a very long time, many young basketball players have had a dream: Be like Mike. For a Minnesota senior, that dream will soon come true…in a way.
It’s the Minnesota special. Spring sports start indoors, and you make do. Washburn High School has begun their training in the school gym.
Verne Simmons is there for the kids every day at St. Paul’s Johnson High School, even when he is dealing with personal tragedy.
It’s the extension to the playoffs. The Minnesota Wild feels that vibe every day, battling Colorado for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference.
On Saturday, Lakeville North and Hopkins meet in a rematch of a state championship game two years ago that was a thriller.
If they win this year it will be even more monumental, because it will also be Dave Thorson’s 500th win as a head coach.
Tuesday game is seen as a 4-point swing game, with Colorado just two points ahead of the Wild in the playoff standings.
Last week at the University of Minnesota Pavilion, they did it. And this week, they were still giddy about the accomplishment. The St. Cloud Tech Gymnastics Team is state champions.