Prep Blog: Week 1, Previewing 'The Big 4'High school football is back. There isn't a much better concept for football fans than watching their favorite prep teams under the lights on Friday nights. Except this week, it all starts on Saturday night. Here are four of this week's top match-ups, with a couple other quality games on the side.
Prep Blog: Previewing Last Year's 4A State Football FieldWe've previewed the 2014 state tournament teams from Class 6A and Class 5A. This week, it's Class 4A's turn and it's a group led by defending state champion Becker. The Bulldogs were somewhat of a surprise to win the Prep Bowl last year after Hutchinson had won state championships the two years prior.
DeLaSallians Sound Off On Upcoming NBA DraftCoach Dave Thorson is conducting his annual basketball camp at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis. He is asked to turn his attention to two players he coached two years ago in Michael Jordan's Summer Camp.
DeLaSalle Wins 4th-Straight Class 3A Boy's ChampionshipIt was something five DeLaSalle seniors had talked about since they took the court as freshmen four years ago. Sacar Anim scored 32 points to lead DeLaSalle to an 82-64 win over St. Paul Johnson in the Class 3A boys' basketball championship on Saturday night,
Esko, DeLaSalle, Lakeville North Out To Defend State TitlesEsko, DeLaSalle and Lakeville North have returned to the boys state basketball tournament to defend titles. The tournament begins Wednesday at Target Center and Williams Arena, the 19th year of the four-class format.
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsA battle of conference unbeatens and two top 10 teams in boys basketball takes place Friday night in Minneapolis as DeLaSalle hosts St. Croix Lutheran in Tri-Metro Conference action.
Prep Blog: High School Basketball Highlights Weekend Match-UpsThe middle of January is a great time of year for the winter high school sports season. You're in the meat and potatoes of the conference season around the state, which means there are great games on a nightly basis.
Prep Blog: Timberwolves Shootout Highlights Weekend Match-UpsThis weekend, there are plenty of great match-ups in hockey and basketball. One of the top events of the weekend is the Timberwolves Shootout, an all-day event at Target Center where some of Minnesota's top teams face talented squads from across the country.
Becker Beats DeLaSalle 24-6 For Class 4A TitleC.J. Schwintek ran for 146 yards and a touchdown as Becker beat DeLaSalle 24-6 Friday in the Prep Bowl to win the Class 4A state football championship. Dawson Brown had three interceptions for Becker (12-1), which won its second school title.
Prep Blog: Previewing The Prep Bowl At TCF Bank StadiumIt's state championship week in high school football, what every kid who ever puts on pads and a helmet dreams about. It's also a bittersweet time for coaches and players because now there's a certainty: This is the last football game of the year.
Prep Blog: Previewing The State Football SemifinalsIt's a huge week for the four teams that are left in each class. You're playing for something that might have only seemed like a dream in August: A chance to play for a state championship. The teams that advance this week head to TCF Bank Stadium to play in the Prep Bowl, while the others wonder what might have been after getting so close.
DeLaSalle Wide Receiver Offers Inspiration To Her Coach, TeamThe juggernaut that is the DeLaSalle football team is in the state tournament this weekend for the third year in a row, and the sixth time in the last seven years.