The Lynx open their season Saturday night. Finally. By a quirk in the schedule, they’re the last to get going. Half the teams in the WNBA have already played twice, including Saturday’s opponent – Connecticut. No matter how many games you play, there’s nothing like an opening night, says Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen.
In baseball, there’s nothing we value more than perfection. We celebrate perfect games, no-hitters, and 4-for-4 days at the plate because they are so rare. But perfection is equally rare in the classroom.
Saturday at Canterbury Park, the horseracing had some competition. As part of Saturday’s Memorial Day race festivities, Canterbury welcomed Dave “The Bullet” Smith to the track to fire up the crowd. Smith is the Guinness World Record Holder for human cannonballing, and he’s been on shows like “America’s Got Talent” and the “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. But after all his experience, is it still scary to climb into the cannon?
It’s at Midway Stadium, across the river from where most baseball memories are made in this metro, where George Tsamis has managed the St. Paul Saints to more than 500 wins.
It’s pretty safe to say Pat Kelly is enjoying his trip home. But that’s nothing compared to the perspective of his parents. Jim and Beth Kelly are beaming with pride. The Huskers sophomore second baseman hails from Red Wing, so the chance to play at Target Field is something he and his parents have been looking forward to for quite some time.
Hockey players tend to get the most credit for being tough. Football players pride themselves on taking a pounding. But it takes a truly special kind of athlete to fearlessly fly 16 feet into the air.
There are a lot of differences between Minneapolis Edison and The Blake School. The Blake School is a perennial power in tennis – and Minneapolis Edison is not.
St. Paul Saints pitcher Mark Hamburger has, perhaps, the best name in baseball. In fact, he was in a YouTube video contest for it. “I lost to Rowdy Hardy, which I don’t really like because Rowdy’s his nickname” Hamburger said. “If I was using nicknames, my nickname is “Cheese.” So if I was “Cheese Hamburger” you know I would’ve won.”
In a ballroom in a downtown Minneapolis hotel sit the brightest young minds in college basketball. It’s an exclusive event. You can’t buy or even win your way in – you have to be invited to Villa 7. Mike Ellis is the Gophers associate athletic director and founder of Villa 7
The cuts and bruises on Stephane Veilleux’s face said it all.
Mike Rupp showed up for the Wild’s first playoff practice Monday with a new look. Call it a new take on the playoff beard.
Friday marked the the real start of spring…as far as most Minnesotans were concerned.
It’s make-or-break time for the Wild as they try to white-knuckle their way into the playoffs.
In Friday night’s High School Sports Rally Mike Max profiles Breck tennis ace Myles Tang, David McCoy introduces to Minnetonka basketball star Riley Dearring who is all set to wear Badger red and we take a trip to the annual Minnesota Football Coaches Association convention!
You can’t talk about college basketball in Minnesota without talking about the state’s top talent – Tyus Jones. The Apple Valley junior is the most coveted point guard in the country. But you ought to know about one of his teammates.