You have to love this time of year if you’re a high school sports fan. Yes, it’s the middle of February and it’s bitterly cold, but the best programs around Minnesota are flocking to the Twin Cities to take home trophies.
The Faribault Emerald dance team took home the first place trophy in the class AAA high kick dance championship, but not without controversy. Many of their competitors claim they copied a dance and didn’t deserve the win.
It’s getting to be that exciting time of the winter high school sports season as we go down to the wire for conference champions and get the postseason started.
There’s a great boys hockey match-up Friday night in the north Twin Cities metro between a pair of ranked teams with a combined five losses in 34 games. One of them was a state runner-up last year.
The family of a 14-year-old boy who died on a hockey rink in Brainerd Friday afternoon says they’ve learned what caused him to collapse during the tournament.
A community is in mourning Saturday after a 14-year-old Eastview hockey player died during a tournament Friday evening. Patrick Schoonover, 14, died around 4:30 p.m. Friday during a hockey game at the Brainerd Area Civic Center where the Blue Ox hockey tournament was being held.
A 14-year old hockey player died in a tournament Friday evening.
A conference title is on the line Friday night in Arden Hills as a pair of top 5 teams in Class 6A square off. No. 5-ranked Mounds View hosts No. 4-ranked East Ridge, and the Raptors can clinch a share of the Suburban East Conference title with a victory. It The match-up highlights a big night in prep football.
It’s another huge week for high school football, and our Game of the Week features a pair of undefeated teams that are ranked in the top 10 in Class 6A as Totino-Grace heads to Maple Grove in a Northwest Suburban Conference showdown.
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On Saturday night, Eastview meets Bloomington Kennedy for the class 4A title. Eastview is ranked number one in the state, and they have an interesting combination: head coach Melissa Geubert and point guard Madison Geubert are mother and daughter. Melissa tries not to focus on it at the expense of the team.
Minnesota’s high school version of March Madness is in its home stretch this week with the final state tournament of the season wrapping up this week. The State Girls Basketball Tournament, already well underway, has taken center stage both Williams Arena and Mariucci Arena.
We’re approaching the middle of February, and that means things are heating up all over the high school sports map. It’s playoff time in girls hockey, which means you survive and advance or lose and your season is over. The top girls teams in the state are fighting for the right to play in the state tournament at Xcel Energy Center and Ridder Arena.
It’s a big time for high school sports all across the state as we close January. Regular seasons are coming to the back stretch in basketball, hockey and wrestling, which means the postseason is just around the corner. Conference races are taking shape, and every game seems to mean more as teams push for their league titles and home playoff games.
Although Minnesotans are enduring bitter blast after bitter blast, the Rally makes everything a bit warmer.
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.
It’s that time of year. Playoff season.
The NCAA has cleared transfer Joey King to play this season for Minnesota. The 6-foot-9, 215-pound King grew up in the Twin Cities area and led Eastview High School to the 2012 state tournament. He’s in line to start at power forward for the Gophers, who are trying to replace Trevor Mbakwe and Rodney Williams in their frontcourt. King played last season at Drake, averaging 6.9 points and 2.9 rebounds per game and landing on the Missouri Valley Conference all-freshman team.
School is out until the fall and we’re in the heart of the summer, but prep football season isn’t far from getting underway. Programs across the state will be starting their fall camps in less than a month, and games will get started in about six or seven weeks.
Minnesota high school spring sports started practice this week. But with the weather being what it is, they’ve been relegated indoors.
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The top three seeds in the Class 2A Minnesota Boys State Hockey Tournament did what they usually do in the first round — win.
Being the “State of Hockey,” fans are gearing up for one of the most anticipated and exciting high school state tournaments that high school sports offers in Minnesota.
It’s the middle of February, which means the crunch time of the winter high school sports season is upon us.
As someone who keeps a pretty close eye on the high school sports scene, this is one of my favorite times of the year. January is coming to an end, which means conference races around the state are heating up.