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Hearty Fans Brave Outdoor High School Prep Bowl

It still sounds the same at the Minnesota High School Prep Bowl, with bands belting out the tunes, fans cheering their lungs out. But cheering in comfort depends on your layers. Holdingford fan Angie Lichy and her boys brought a little extra to TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. “We have sleeping bags, lots of layers of clothes and … I made the boys wear their long underwear,” Lichy said.

11/21/2014

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Prep Blog: Previewing The Prep Bowl At TCF Bank Stadium

It’s state championship week in high school football, what every kid who ever puts on pads and a helmet dreams about. It’s also a bittersweet time for coaches and players because now there’s a certainty: This is the last football game of the year.

11/20/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Nov. 14, 2014

The semifinals of the Minnesota State High School League’s State Football Tournament were played in the cold Friday evening, and WCCO was on hand to capture the action.

11/14/2014

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Prep Blog: Previewing The State Football Semifinals

It’s a huge week for the four teams that are left in each class. You’re playing for something that might have only seemed like a dream in August: A chance to play for a state championship. The teams that advance this week head to TCF Bank Stadium to play in the Prep Bowl, while the others wonder what might have been after getting so close.

11/13/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Nov. 7, 2014

On a beautiful night for football, they played the first round of the state playoffs outdoors. The goal is a date at TCF Bank Stadium and the Prep Bowl. David McCoy reported on the featured game — Eden Prairie Vs. East Ridge — while Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlighted the best plays from other big games.

11/07/2014

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Wild’s Coyle Reflects On His Time As A High School Athlete

Charlie Coyle just signed a three-year, $15-million contract with the Minnesota Wild. How did he get there? He grew up in the Boston area and paid the price every day. There were no short cuts. “I just always tried to do little things on and off the ice. I played prep school, public high school, juniors in high school,” Coyle said.

11/07/2014

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Prep Blog: Previewing The State Football Quarterfinals

Every high school football player that steps on the field in August has the goal of playing football in November. That means you’re in the state tournament, where anything is possible.

11/06/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Oct. 31, 2014

It’s a spooky night for kids around the metro, in particular some football players as the second week of playoffs takes place.

10/31/2014

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Prep Blog: Section Championships, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

Eagan at Prior Lake highlights a big night of high school football across Minnesota Friday as state tournament bids are up for grabs. Every athlete that ever puts on football pads dreams of the chance to play for a trip to state. For 112 teams across seven total classes, the opportunity is there this week to celebrate a section championship when the clock hits zero.

10/31/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Oct. 24, 2014

The first round of playoff games for high school football took place Friday evening, and WCCO was there to catch all the action. If you weren’t able to make it any of the great high school games, take a look at the videos below.

10/24/2014

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Prep Blog: Section Semifinals, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

It’s playoff time in high school football in Minnesota. That means we’re in the heart of the fall, and every time a team takes the field the season is on the line. Athletes and teams hit the practice field in August and do the two-a-day practices for what starts now. It’s a chance to have an opportunity to play for a spot in the state tournament.

10/24/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 8, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

There are several conference titles on the line as well as the chance for home field advantage in the playoffs as teams kick off this week, and they’re doing so on short notice. It’s the week of Minnesota’s annual teacher’s conferences, so a majority of teams across the state are on a short week with games on Wednesday night.

10/15/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Oct. 10, 2014

There is just one regular-season game left after Friday night in high school football. David McCoy reported on the featured game — East Ridge vs. Mounds View — while Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlighted the best plays from other big games.

10/10/2014

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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

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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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