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Cretin-Derham Hall Star Cornell Chooses Ohio State

Cretin-Derham Hall senior Jashon Cornell can breathe a sigh of relief as he heads into his final year of prep football for the Raiders. He announced Wednesday morning where he’s headed to play college football. Cornell gave his verbal commitment to Ohio State.

07/02/2014

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Wahpeton-Breckenridge Football Rivalry To Continue

An annual football game involving the high schools in neighboring Wahpeton, North Dakota, and Breckenridge, Minn., will continue. The future of the game that has been played every year for nearly a century was in doubt because of football district realignment in Minnesota.

06/04/2014

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Prep Blog: High School Stars Make College Official On Signing Day

A lot of childhood dreams became realities for high school senior football players on Wednesday. What started as throwing the ball around with dad as a youngster, for many, turned into an opportunity to let that talent help a teenager get to college.

02/06/2014

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Chanhassen Star Ragnow Commits To Arkansas

With National Signing Day less than a week away for high school football recruits, Chanhassen star Frank Ragnow made one of the biggest decisions of his life.

02/01/2014

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Mike Grant Wins Don Shula National Coach Of The Year Award

Mike Grant is one of the most successful high school football coaches in the history of Minnesota. He now has one more big award to add to his list. Grant was named the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year on Friday.

01/31/2014

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1-21-14 Mike Max On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Is Nebraska the sleeping giant of Big Ten Basketball?

01/21/2014

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Owatonna Wins Class 5A Title

Aaron Peterson ran for 183 yards and two touchdowns as Owatonna earned its first state title by beating Brainerd 24-0 Saturday in the Class 5A Championship. Quarterback Ian Langeberg had 136 yards passing for the top-ranked Huskies (13-0), who have three previous runner-up finishes, including last year. In the title game for the first time, third-ranked Brainerd (12-1) was led by Conor Gessell’s 71 yards rushing. Peterson scored on first-half runs of 3 yards and 1 yard to give the Huskies a 14-0 lead.

11/30/2013

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Dome Hosts Final High School Prep Bowl

For more than three decades, the weekend after Thanksgiving has been special for high school football players. This weekend will be the last time the Prep Bowl will be held at the Metrodome. The venue is coming down to make way for a new Vikings stadium. For Noah Rockholl, the quarterback on last year’s football team, Friday is a special day. “You can drive through the streets of Underwood today and I guarantee you won’t see a single person or a car in the town,” Rockholl said. “The whole the whole town’s here.”

11/30/2013

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St. Croix Lutheran Wins Class 3A Title

Joe Werz ran for a 69-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter and St. Croix Lutheran hung on to beat New London-Spicer 48-44 in the Class 3A title game. Hans Klingenschmitt had 177 yards rushing Saturday at the Prep Bowl and Trever Koester 139 for St. Croix Lutheran (11-2), which won its second title in three years. Adam Essler had 194 yards rushing for New London-Spicer (10-3). Leading by 6, Werz went straight up the middle and sprinted to the end zone and a 42-28 St. Croix Lutheran lead.

11/30/2013

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Hutchinson Routs Holy Angels, 49-7, In Class 4A

Robbie Grimsley more than made up for an early mistake. The junior ran for three long scores — including a Prep Bowl record 92-yard dash — and Hutchinson crushed the Academy of Holy Angels 49-7 Friday in the Prep Bowl to win its second straight Class 4A Championship and 26th straight game. Grimsley, who finished with 261 yards on six carries before rolling his ankle, scored on runs of 76, 57 and 92 yards in the first quarter to put the Tigers (13-0) well on their way to a fifth school title. Tory Adams added three rushing touchdowns and a punt return for a score. “It’s exciting,” said Grimsley, who fumbled away the opening kickoff. “You never want to fumble the football, especially to start the game like that in the state championship. I was lucky the coaches were willing to give me the ball again and trust me.”

11/29/2013

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Prep Blog: Previewing The Final Prep Bowl At The Metrodome

It’s what every kid who has ever put on a football uniform dreams of: Playing at the Metrodome the weekend after Thanksgiving for a state championship. Between Friday and Saturday, 14 teams will play for titles and seven will finish their seasons as state champions.

11/28/2013

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WCCO Radio Rally: November 21st

Here we go, the final week of the year as 14 teams in 7 classes descend upon the Metrodome for one last year in search of a State Title. Here’s the rundown for this week’s WCCO Radio Rally!

11/21/2013

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally: Nov. 15, 2013

The high school football playoffs continue to advance at the Metrodome, with the number of teams dwindling down.

11/15/2013

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WCCO Radio Rally: November 15th

It’s getting close to crowning some State Champs! Here’s this week’s Radio Rally Rundown from WCCO!

11/15/2013

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WCCO Radio Rally: November 1st

Big games all around the state tonight. We’re in November now and the games are heating up. Our Top 10 is stable for now but with some very competitive matchups, lots could change tonight!  Here’s this week’s rundown for the WCCO High School Radio Rally!

11/01/2013

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