High School Sports Rally
Starting about three months from now, one Twin Cities conference is going to look at lot different when football and the other fall high school sports get started. Officials announced in early April that six schools will be leaving the Tri-Metro Conference and forming their own league, called the Independent Metro Athletic Conference.
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Haley Schanks can play first base, but she’s also the ace of the pitching staff.
Winter returned to Minnesota this week, dumping up to 19 inches of snow in communities in the north metro. But baseball season trudged on.
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.
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.
The winter sports season is over, and the spring sports season is in a fight with Mother Nature.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.