High School Sports Rally

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Prep Blog: Week 7, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

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.

10/10/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Oct. 3, 2014

It definitely feels like fall in the air, and snow may even be on the way. But high school football is just heating up. Jennifer Mayerle reported on the featured game – Stillwater vs. Cretin-Derham Hall — while Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlighted the best plays from other big games.

10/03/2014

Roseville Tops White Bear Lake 21-14

Prep Blog: Week 6, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

A great rivalry in the Suburban East Conference will be renewed Friday night as Cretin-Derham Hall travels to Stillwater, with the Ponies looking to stay in the hunt for a league title. It’s our featured game for WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally.

10/03/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Sept. 26, 2014

It was the mid-term exam in high school football Friday night. And in some cases, conference titles were on the line. If you weren’t able to make it any of the great high school games, take a look at the videos below. David McCoy reported on the featured game — Totino-Grace vs. Maple Grove — while Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlighted the best plays from other big matchups.

09/26/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 5, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

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.

09/25/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Sept. 19, 2014

We’ve arrived at the final weekend of the summer, but high school football is just heating up. David McCoy reported on the featured game — Hutchinson Vs. Orono — while Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlighted the best plays from other games.

09/19/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 4, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

There’s a huge match-up west of the Twin Cities Friday night that has Wright County Conference title implications later this year as Orono hosts Hutchinson. Both teams are unbeaten at 3-0, and the Spartans are ranked No. 5 in Class 4A, while the Tigers are the top-ranked team and the defending state champions.

09/18/2014

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Prep Blog: Gophers, Pitino Land Big Recruit In Jarvis Johnson

When Richard Pitino was hired as University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach in April 2013, there was a new sense of energy around the program. He landed his first big local recruit on Friday in DeLaSalle guard Jarvis Johnson.

09/16/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Sept. 12, 2014

It’s the middle of September but it feels like the middle of October. If you weren’t able to make it any of the great high school games being played around the state, take a look at the videos below.

09/12/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 3, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

It’s Week 3 in high school football in Minnesota, which means conferences around the state are starting to take shape and seasons are starting to come together. For teams that got off to a slow start, it’s still early enough that they can recover and make a successful regular season happen.

09/11/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Sept. 5, 2014

It’s starting to feel like fall, and the brisk weather is perfect for football. On Friday, David McCoy reported on the night’s featured game — Prior Lake at Rosemount. Unlike last week, the results were heavily one-sided. Still, it was a perfect night for football, as long as you brought along a sweatshirt or a blanket.

09/05/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 2, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

It’s a big week in high school football, highlighted by a South Suburban Conference match-up between two top-10 games, Prior Lake and Rosemount.

09/04/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Aug. 29, 2014

The Great Minnesota Get-Together is winding down and the fall high schools sports reason is ramping up. Friday marked the first High School Sports Rally of the 2014-2015 high school season.

08/29/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 1, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

High school football players generally have a tough time sleeping the night before a season opener. This week, everybody takes the field as there are nearly 200 games between Thursday and Friday night.

08/28/2014

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WCCO Radio Rally: August 28-29

Week Zero is in the books and the regular season kicks off full steam ahead this week.

08/28/2014

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Prep Blog: Top High School Football Storylines This Season

It’s one of the most exciting times of the year for a football fan, especially high school football fans in Minnesota. After a couple weeks of tryouts and practice, it’s finally time to strap on the pads and lace up the cleats for that first big game.

08/20/2014

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally For June 13, 2014

This is the last Rally of the school year.

06/13/2014

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Prep Blog: Previewing The State Baseball Tournament

School is out for the summer across much of Minnesota, but the high school spring sports season is still going with tournaments across the state for at least another week. State champions were crowned last week in boys tennis, girls softball and in track and field, while more tournaments are ahead this week in lacrosse, golf and boys baseball.

06/11/2014

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally For June 6, 2014

With the school year winding down, the spring sports season is also coming to a close. But that means there’s plenty of playoff action. On Friday night, David McCoy went to Mankato, where he watched Maple Grove and Lakeville South battle for the Class 3-A softball title.

06/06/2014

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally For May 30, 2014

After a cold, rainy spring, this week brought welcome relief. As such, the stories about rained-out games and busy, demanding schedules are a thing of the past. We’ve got highlights, and great stories.

05/30/2014

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ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week For May 30, 2014: Caleb Butler

Blaine High School’s Caleb Butler can run. In fact, he can do just about anything he sets his mind to. That’s what makes him special, according to Coach Rob Nick. “He’s a coach’s dream. He does everything we ask of him, his effort is always outstanding, he gives us 100 percent,” Nick said. “He’s just an amazing athlete. His strength is unbelievable, and for a kid to be 6’3′, 220 and to run 110 hurdles. He ran 300 hurdles, shot disc, he’s going to run a 4X1 for us.”

05/30/2014

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally For May 23, 2014

Couldn’t pull yourself away from the Minnesota Twins – San Francisco Giants game? Don’t worry. We’ve got the entire Rally here!

05/24/2014

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Dot Harris Strives To Make Science Attractive To Student Athletes

Dot Harris is the director of the office of Economic Impact and Diversity for the Obama administration. She’s in Minneapolis to speak on behalf of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics eduation – and she’s trying to get students to think about entering the field of science.

05/23/2014

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High School Sports Rally For May 16, 2014

Even though the wet weather has made it difficult for high school teams to schedule games, there’s still no shortage of high school sports stories.

05/16/2014

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ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week: May 16, 2014: Kiela DeVlaeminck

Kiela DeVlaeminck can pitch, and her Waconia High School softball team has a chance when she’s on the mound. It’s pretty obvious that she started playing the sport at a young age.

05/16/2014

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