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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally For April 18, 2014

Winter returned to Minnesota this week, dumping up to 19 inches of snow in communities in the north metro. But baseball season trudged on.

04/18/2014

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally For April 11, 2014

This week’s Rally looked at a software that changed high school sports, the incredible drive of the state’s top tennis player, hot button issues in the high school league, and more.

04/11/2014

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Prep Blog: Spring Sports (Finally) Get Started

It’s been about three weeks since the Minnesota winter high school sports season came to an end in a flurry of state tournaments. In the weeks since, you have a mixture of kids who need a break from the grind and others who are itching the get the next season underway. And for seniors, it’s the last athletic season they’ll have in high school.

04/10/2014

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally For April 4, 2014

The winter sports season is over, and the spring sports season is in a fight with Mother Nature.

04/04/2014

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Marshall’s Westby Has ‘Old School’ Approach To High School Sports

It’s state tournament time, so there’s a pretty good chance Dan Westby and the Marshall Tigers are participating. Coach Westby’s philosophy is to start working with his girls’ basketball and volleyball teams early. “The thing I like about our kids is we get them in the fourth grade. They’re with us all the way through,” Westby said. “Our kids are extremely committed, and we feel pretty fortunate that way.”

03/28/2014

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One Step At A Time: The Fastest Freshman Ever Looks To The Future

This time of year, it’s a perfect day for a run…indoors. But when there’s as much at stake as there is for Eli Krahn, you don’t take days off.

03/28/2014

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Prep Blog: Weekend Showcase Features Top Senior Basketball Players

The high school boys basketball season came to a close two weeks ago with four teams claiming state championships. Now several players who will be playing in college next year will lace up the sneakers for one more weekend as prep players.

03/27/2014

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Prep Blog: Girls Basketball Title Games Set in 3A, 4A

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.

03/21/2014

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ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week: March 14, 2014

Andy Ten Eyck is one of those players who worked his way to a spot in Orono’s line-up, and he works just as hard in the classroom.

03/14/2014

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Prep Blog: State Boys Basketball Preview

This week, Target Center and Williams Arena take center stage as 32 teams from four classes try to do whatever it takes to play for a state championship in boys basketball. The state tournament will have one noticeable absence in Apple Valley, ranked No. 1 in the state for most of the season.

03/11/2014

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Prep Blog: Edina, East Grand Forks Are State Hockey Favorites

When the puck drops Wednesday morning at Xcel Energy Center, it’ll mark one of the most exciting and entertaining weeks of state tournament action. Between two classes, 16 of the top boys high school hockey teams in Minnesota will converge on St. Paul this week.

03/04/2014

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Prep Blog: Previewing The State Wrestling Tournament

The state’s top high school wrestlers will invade St. Paul this week for the State Wrestling Tournament, one of the most chaotic in the winter state tournament season. Xcel Energy Center is the host, and once the team competition commences Thursday morning, it’s non-stop action over eight mats for three days.

02/26/2014

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally For Feb. 21, 2014

The massive winter storm that dumped up to 16 inches of snow in some parts did nothing to stop hockey tournaments in the Twin Cities.

02/21/2014

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Prep Blog: State Dance Winners Crowned, Girls Hockey Preview

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already winter state tournament season in Minnesota high school sports. Just last week, state champions were crowned at the State Dance Competition at Target Center as well as the State Alpine and Nordic Ski Championships at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik, Minn.

02/18/2014

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ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week For Feb. 14, 2014

He can score, and he can create. That’s why Bloomington Jefferson hockey player Johnny Panvica is our Athlete of the Week.

02/14/2014

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