The Girls State High School Basketball Tournament starts Tuesday at Target Center and the University of Minnesota. And in the biggest class, the top two seeds have set themselves apart. Which has their coaches preaching a very similar message today, saying all the things coaches are supposed to say.
Grab your pens and brackets. We’re about to tell you how to fill them out. As they say in the stock market, past performance is not an indicator of future results. But in the NCAA Tournament, it does give us a pretty good idea.
Some people have air hockey in their basement, or maybe a dart board. But what 23-year-old Emily Quiner from Brooklyn Park has in her basement just might get her to the Olympics.
The Adapted Floor Hockey State Tournament is this weekend at Bloomington Jefferson High School, and like its predecessor last weekend on the ice, it’s quite a draw.
One of the most intriguing storylines of the state basketball tournament involves Maranatha.
Tim Hanson says he’s an engineer, but his primary job the last 30 years has been driving all his boys to their basketball game.
It’s become an annual tradition now in the wake of the Minnesota State Boys Hockey Tournament to see who made the tongue-in-cheek All Hockey Hair Team. The YouTube user known as Pulltab Productions has been producing these videos — introducing the masses to such sartorial terms as “salad” and “flow” — for years now.
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman came to watch and evaluate potential future pros at the Gophers’ annual Pro Day on Monday, but he did address the future of his team’s most prominent current pro.
If you’re watching hockey and you see someone from Lakeville walk up to Tim Poehling and start profusely thanking him, there’s a reason for that.
He’s responsible for the entire top line on the top team in the entire state.
She’s 6-foot-5 – more like 7-foot-8 with that fabulous hair – and has one of the most interesting names you’ll come across: Amanda Zahui B. The center for the Gophers women’s basketball team shortened her last name before coming to America to spare herself the pain of people constantly mispronouncing it.
Tom Johnson wasn’t a hockey guy. Until he became a hockey dad.
When your dad played in the NBA, your mom was an Olympic sprinter and your big brother’s the number-one pick in the NBA draft — it sets you up for the understatement of the year. “I think we’ve got good genes,” Angelica Wiggins said. “Really good genes.” Her sister, Taya Wiggins, agrees.
We should all be so lucky to love where we work as much as Tim Michaels. The 31-year-old has cerebral palsy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and is blind in one eye. He’s been working in the Breck High School dining room for 10 years now.
The No. 1 team in Minnesota boys high school hockey isn’t Edina, or Eden Prairie or Hill-Murray. It’s a team that’s never won a state title before.
Basketball and hockey conference titles are being decided this week.
If you’re looking at a list of the 15 best juniors in the entire country in girls basketball, she’s on it. And she doesn’t even lead her own team in scoring. But when you watch Nia Hollie play for Hopkins, you see why pretty clearly.
At long last, Minnesota will finally get the chance to host an outdoor NHL game next season. The Wild will play the Chicago Blackhawks in one of the NHL’s two “Stadium Series” games. The match-up is set for Feb. 21, 2016 at TCF Bank Stadium. “A real thrill,” Wild CEO Matt Majka said. “And happiness. And a little relief maybe, too, because we’ve been waiting a long time.”
The Minnesota Wild hasn’t won three straight games since mid-November, but Monday night against Columbus, they have the chance to do just that.
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.”
He’s the state’s leading scorer and it’s not even close. Bjorn Broman is averaging 50 — 50 points a game — this season. “I just want to get wins,” Broman said. “And whatever my role is on the team, I’ll do.”
She led Benilde-St. Margaret’s to the state title game last season. This season, she’s leading the entire nation in scoring by a freshman.
Let’s recap your weekend, shall we?
The Timberwolves lost their 14th and 15th in a row Friday and Saturday night.
The Wild were outscored a combined 7-2 in losses to Nashville and Chicago, and have now lost five in a row and 11 of their last 13.
Gopher men’s basketball blew a 9-point lead with less than 8 to play at Michigan and lost their fourth in a row.
Men’s hockey was swept in Michigan, too, and has now lost three of four.
The Gophers women’s basketball team played its first game as a ranked team since 2006 on Sunday afternoon, and it was a big game at that, with Maryland coming in ranked No. 12 and coming off a Final Four run a year ago.
The Gopher men’s basketball team will be in Michigan on Saturday afternoon, still looking for its first Big Ten win.
Hamline women’s basketball player Jordan Sammons leads the MIAC in several statistical categories. Judging by her pre-game introduction, dropping hints is one of them.
It’s a new year, and the High School Sports Rally rolls on! David McCoy went to South St. Paul for the 20th annual Kaposia Classic girls’ hockey tournament.