High School Sports Rally
It’s poised to be an intense and emotional week in St. Paul and around the Twin Cities as the best boys hockey teams in the state hit Xcel Energy Center for one of the best state tournaments around. That, and state tournament bids get handed out for next week’s boys state basketball tournament at Target Center.
David McCoy heads to the state wrestling tournament.
Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlight the best plays from the big Friday night match-ups in high school sports.
We’re sprinting towards the end of February, but March Madness is already in full effect on the Minnesota high school sports scene. Our top match-ups this week feature two Friday hockey games with state tournament bids at stake, a top-five match-up in girls basketball and a couple of interesting games in the boys basketball playoffs.
David McCoy covers the Minnesota gymnastics championships at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion. The best high school gymnastics teams and individuals in the state are competing for their state meet
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.
When your dad played in the NBA, your mom was an Olympic sprinter and your big brother’s the number-one pick in the NBA draft — it sets you up for the understatement of the year. “I think we’ve got good genes,” Angelica Wiggins said. “Really good genes.” Her sister, Taya Wiggins, agrees.
The temperature is dropping, but the action on the ice is heating up in high school hockey.
The state’s best ski teams, both downhill and cross country, are at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik this week for their perspective state tournaments. This weekend, the best dance teams in Minnesota hit Target Center in Minneapolis to determine the best high kick and jazz programs in three classes in the state..
The No. 1 team in Minnesota boys high school hockey isn’t Edina, or Eden Prairie or Hill-Murray. It’s a team that’s never won a state title before.
David McCoy checks out girls hockey, Blake vs. St. Louis Park. A ‘Super Fan’ in New Prague is inspiring the team. Plus all the best highlights from High School Sports around the state.
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.
A 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.
It was considered one of the best hockey conferences in the state in the 1970’s — but times have changed, and enrollments have declined. Minneapolis has consolidated the conference into one high school hockey program, representing the entire city.
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.
We are getting into the stretch drive for high school winter sports, which means Friday night’s games were extra crucial.
He’s the state’s leading scorer and it’s not even close. Bjorn Broman is averaging 50 — 50 points a game — this season. “I just want to get wins,” Broman said. “And whatever my role is on the team, I’ll do.”
The 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.
Put a log on the fire: We are moving into the teeth of the winter sports season.
This 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.
It’s a new year, and the High School Sports Rally rolls on! David McCoy went to South St. Paul for the 20th annual Kaposia Classic girls’ hockey tournament.
This week, South St. Paul is hosting a girls hockey tournament with some traditionally strong programs. There’s also The Clash National Duals in Rochester, which features Minnesota’s top high school wrestling programs as well as some of the top programs from around the country.
Mike Max profiled Jones and while David McCoy reported on the featured game between Apple Valley and Maple Grove. Plus, David McCoy met a young woman who’s been playing goalie for Andover’s boys hockey team.
For most, the holiday season is a time to be with family and away from the stresses of everyday life. For high school athletes, the time after Christmas and before the start of the new year is among the busiest on the calendar.
Gavin Pugh moved from Wales to Minnesota in 2003. He immediately immersed himself as a soccer coach in the north metro, working with high school teams and at the club levels. He also met his wife here. Last year he got a diagnosis that changed his life — and he found out how many lives he’s touched along the way.
From basketball, to downhill skiing, to a popular soccer coach fighting the ultimate battle -– this edition of High School Sports Rally has it all. Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlight the best plays from big games in high school hockey and basketball.