A hospital is hardly a fun place for a little boy, especially one from South Dakota having to be that far from home. But when he needed care, he came to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. And when he needed a little cheering up, he got quite a surprise from some special people there.
Unless he gets injured, Alex Rodriguez will get his 3000th major league hit later this week. And unless he suffers a similar fate, Dr. Seth Hawkins will be there to see it, as he has for each of the last 20 hitters to reach that milestone.
Want your son or daughter to pay attention in class? How about letting them shoot a bow and arrow in school? A nationwide program is doing just that.
Chris Herrmann won the Twins’ backup catcher job out of spring training largely because of his versatility – he can also play both corner outfield positions and even first base. Which makes sense, because Herrmann has never limited himself to being good at just one thing. Not only is he an accomplished athlete, he’s also an accomplished artist.
The Lynx have until Wednesday’s deadline to cut four more players, and coach Cheryl Reeve said Saturday that only a couple of roster spots are still up for grabs. And one of the players squarely on that bubble is former Gophers forward Shae Kelley.
If you watch Jessie Aney, the biggest difference you will see is the clothing she wears. “She hits as hard as the guys are out there. She moves as well, if not better, than most of the players she plays out here. And in tangibles, she’s a ten out of ten.”
The WNBA season is right around the corner. The Lynx have one more preseason tune-up Monday night at Target Center before tipping off the regular season next Friday night at home against Tulsa.
In high school sports, the recruiting pitches are normally reserved for the athletes. But the Minnesota State High School League is launching one towards referees. “Not only do we seem to never have enough, but we’ve also noticed that the officials are getting older.”
As the Minnesota Lynx get ready to start another season, it’s hard to miss the Janel McCarville-sized hole in their starting lineup. “It was not ideal,” Lynx Coach Cheryl Reeve said. “To have a player make a decision like that at the 11th hour, when all the transactions and the draft and everything were over, you know, it’s not what we hoped for. At the same time, you don’t sit around and cry about it. You got to put action.”
In the last 20 years, there have been three Minnesotans taken in the first round of the baseball draft — Joe Mauer, Glen Perkins, and the guy currently manning right field for the St. Paul Saints. Mike Kvasnicka’s career might not have gone the way he wanted, but he’s never been happier.
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The high school girls tennis season is in the fall, and the boys tennis season is in the spring.
You don’t know what it’s like until you’ve sat where they’re sitting and watched what they’re watching.
How their boys come alive when they pick up a bowling ball.
Minnesota’s professional lacrosse team, which plays its home games at the Xcel Energy Center, has not offered renewals to its season ticket holders for next season, and also appears to have ended its Junior Swarm box lacrosse program. For weeks, there has been speculation that team owner John Arlotta, who bought the Swarm from Wild owner Craig Leipold in 2008, has been looking to sell the team or move it.
After another playoff exit, Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher says improvement has to come from within. As the Wild players packed up their locker room Monday after another season’s end at the hands of the Blackhawks, there was much talk of expectations.
As they get ready to open their brand new ballpark in Lowertown later this month, the St. Paul Saints held their annual open tryouts last week. It’s a chance for ball playing hopefuls to reach for the stars and chase their baseball dreams.
Now trailing 2-0 to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Minnesota Wild and the series shifts back to St. Paul for Game 3 Tuesday night.
At Bloomington Jefferson, making the state tournament isn’t a goal. It’s an expectation.
When you’re a high school football player, what more can you ask for than a girlfriend who likes sports even more than you do?
Do you love lacrosse? You can’t possibly love it as much as Aime Caines.
When Caines is coaching, he’s all in, giving his team every ounce of his energy and every octave in his vocal chords.
You never want to overreact to a win or a loss in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but what happened Wednesday night at Xcel Energy Center will certainly test the mental makeup of this Wild team.
The fastest growing high school sport in Minnesota isn’t played with a ball or a puck — it’s played with a gun.
It isn’t hard to explain the sport’s rapid burst in popularity.
How do you become a hurdler? “You’ll meet a lot of kids at meets that are just like, ‘Ah, my coach threw me in this (laughs),'” St. Croix Lutheran hurdler Jon Tollefson said. Tollefson’s introduction to the hurdles freshman year was similar to most.
You can point to Devan Dubnyk as the biggest reason the Wild are in the playoffs. And you’d be right. But give Thomas Vanek a lot of credit, too. Sure, point to the arrival of Dubnyk for Minnesota’s resurgence.
In our data-driven world, sports is increasingly embracing data to try and gain an advantage.
And now, that data is making its way into actual sports equipment.
Mikko Koivu will be back in the Wild lineup Monday night after missing Saturday’s game with a scratched eye.