High School Sports Rally
If you’re looking for a fun high school football game to watch that’s also very competitive for late June, you’ll want to head to St. Cloud on Saturday. Husky Stadium on the campus of St. Cloud State University is the host for the 40th annual Minnesota High school All-Star Football game.
Sometimes you don’t always need to be the best team to win a state championship, you just need to get hot at the right time to get there. That was never more evident than at this year’s state baseball tournament, where three state champions were crowned at Target Field on Monday.
Joey Hyde pitched a complete game to guide the Kasson-Mantorville Komets to an 8-1 victory over the Perham Yellowjackets in the Class 2A state championship at Target Field on Monday. Hyde scattered five singles over seven innings while striking out five, letting in the lone run in the second. Nine different players had at least one hit for the Komets (25-6)
It’s already been 12 years since Joe Mauer walked across the stage as a Cretin-Derham Hall graduate, and into a career in professional baseball. This week, Mauer was back at his high school for a promotional shoot, and to award a prize pack from Gatorade.
The best baseball talent the state has to offer will be on display this week as the state tournament gets underway at three venues across Minnesota. There are 24 teams left to battle for the right to play for a spot in the state championship, where six teams from three classes will have the chance to play at Target Field in Minneapolis.
There has been talk of moving the Prep Bowl, Minnesota’s annual series of high school football championship games, outdoors since TCF Bank Stadium was built on the University of Minnesota campus. At its annual board meeting last week, the Minnesota State High School League approved moving the high school football state championships to TCF Bank Stadium starting in 2014.
Caswell Park in North Mankato will be a busy place later this week as 24 teams over three classes have been finalized for the State Girls Softball Tournament. It should be one of the most competitive tournaments across the board in recent memory.
We all know high schools are in a constant fund-raiser mode and that creativity is more welcome than ever.
The temperatures finally warmed and the fields got cleared, and it was game on for baseball, softball, tennis, golf, lacrosse and track and field. Now many teams have had at least two weeks outside with several games per week, so why not start the playoffs?
Miss out on the Minnesota sports action Friday night?
There was nobody more frustrated by last week’s foot-plus of snow in southern Minnesota than the state’s spring prep athletes.
We’ve got all the high school sports action — and much more — right here.
Friday marked the the real start of spring…as far as most Minnesotans were concerned.
Miss any of the Rally due to this week’s tragic and riveting news events? Don’t worry, we’ve got all the high school sports stories right here in the videos below.
It’s the worst fear of any high school athlete who competes in a spring sport in Minnesota: the sight of rain or snow.