Apple Valley High School
Nothing like filling the shoes of one of the greatest players in state history, Tyus Jones. But when that player is also your big brother? “I don’t think about it too much,” Apple Valley guard Tre Jones said. “But if I do hear the stuff, I mean, it just pushes me and makes me feel like I need to get a lot better so I can accomplish some of the things that he has.”
This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. Some teachers go to great lengths to connect with their students, and that’s certainly the case for this week’s educator.
Another one of Minnesota’s star basketball recruits announced Friday that he will be leaving the state.
Natalie and Elena Windels share both a last name and a passion for track and field. “I like how you just get to accelerate and, like, just use all your power and try and finish and do the best that you can,” Elena said. Her sister Natalie is more succinct. “I just like running,” Natalie said. James Pipkens, the head sprints coach for Apple Valley High School, works closely with the sisters. He says there may be some sibling rivalry going on.
If it’s 3 o’clock on any given afternoon, you can probably find Pam Wycoff listening to a speech. As the head coach at Apple Valley High School for 24 years, Wycoff has spent countless hours teaching students the intricacies of public speaking.
Friends and former co-workers hit the hardwood Saturday to support a police officer who died in the line of duty.
Tommy Kramer is one of those names that resonate with Minnesotans, and for a number of reasons. He was a gutsy quarterback for the Vikings, and was infamous for his off-the-field behavior. However controversial, he was always likeable.
Anyone who follows high school basketball in Minnesota is already well aware of Tyus Jones. The Apple Valley sophomore isn’t old enough to drive yet, but he’s already becoming one of the state’s most heralded basketball players ever.
They are the future television reporters and video storytellers, and dozens of Minnesota high school and college students received the equivalent of an Emmy award this weekend.