Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsThere 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.
Sports Greats Boost Fundraiser For Spinal Cord Injury ResearchOn Saturday night, the Jack Jablonski Believe in Miracles Foundation announced a $300,000 contribution to groundbreaking research at the Mayor Clinic to help those suffering from spinal cord injuries.
Paralyzed Minnesota Hockey Player Now Freshman At USCA former Minnesota high school hockey player paralyzed during a game in 2011 is now a freshman at the University of Southern California. Jack Jablonski started at the Los Angeles school in January.
Prep Blog: Week 2, Previewing 'The Big 4'It's a big week in high school football, highlighted by a South Suburban Conference match-up between two top-10 games, Prior Lake and Rosemount.
Prep Blog: Friday's Top Metro Baseball Match-UpsFrom a weather standpoint, the high school baseball season in Minnesota doesn't feel like it's underway until probably the end of May. From a calendar standpoint, the regular season is over by the end of May and teams are battling through section brackets to determine the state tournament teams.
Jack Jablonski Heads To Prom With ESPN2’s Michelle BeadleSince being paralyzed during a high school hockey game three years ago, Jack Jablonski has had many highs and lows. Saturday night was most definitely a high. Saturday was prom night at Benilde-St. Margaret's, and Jablonski's date is one of the co-hosts of SportsNation on ESPN2, Michelle Beadle.
Prep Blog: State Dance Winners Crowned, Girls Hockey PreviewIt's hard to believe, but it's already winter state tournament season in Minnesota high school sports. Just last week, state champions were crowned at the State Dance Competition at Target Center as well as the State Alpine and Nordic Ski Championships at Giant's Ridge in Biwabik, Minn.
Prep Blog: Top Weekend Match-UpsIt’s early January and it’s bitterly cold outside, but that also means high school sports teams are entering the gauntlet that is the conference season. Many teams spent December playing non-conference competition both in tournaments and in some rivalry games to get the competitive juices flowing.
Minn. High School Hockey Faceoff Set For Jan. 11 Ten Minnesota high school teams will compete in the High School Hockey Faceoff at TCF Bank Stadium next month. The five-game competition will be held Jan. 11 as part of the Hockey City Classic Winter Festival.
Beyond Bounds: Is This The Start Of Brett Draxler's Astronomical Career Arc?The nadir of Brett Draxler's golf career arrived Sept. 8, 2013. The junior scored an 87 while on St. John's second team -- he's well aware weekend warriors can replicate such a round. "It was terrible… the worst round I've shot," he conceded.
ICYMI: High School Sports Rally: Oct. 11, 2013Friday's warm but windy weather set the conditions for an amazing night of high school football. WCCO-TV had cameras at many of the big games, and John Lauritsen reported our featured game: Lourdes vs. the unbeaten Kasson-Mantorville.
Prep Blog: Highlights To Recap Week 1At least one full week of high school football is in the books for every team in Minnesota. Now it’s back to the drawing board to look at film, make adjustments and get ready for the next opponent for coaches and players.