High School Sports
Aaron Peterson ran for 183 yards and two touchdowns as Owatonna earned its first state title by beating Brainerd 24-0 Saturday in the Class 5A Championship. Quarterback Ian Langeberg had 136 yards passing for the top-ranked Huskies (13-0), who have three previous runner-up finishes, including last year. In the title game for the first time, third-ranked Brainerd (12-1) was led by Conor Gessell’s 71 yards rushing. Peterson scored on first-half runs of 3 yards and 1 yard to give the Huskies a 14-0 lead.
Joe Werz ran for a 69-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter and St. Croix Lutheran hung on to beat New London-Spicer 48-44 in the Class 3A title game. Hans Klingenschmitt had 177 yards rushing Saturday at the Prep Bowl and Trever Koester 139 for St. Croix Lutheran (11-2), which won its second title in three years. Adam Essler had 194 yards rushing for New London-Spicer (10-3). Leading by 6, Werz went straight up the middle and sprinted to the end zone and a 42-28 St. Croix Lutheran lead.
Robbie Grimsley more than made up for an early mistake. The junior ran for three long scores — including a Prep Bowl record 92-yard dash — and Hutchinson crushed the Academy of Holy Angels 49-7 Friday in the Prep Bowl to win its second straight Class 4A Championship and 26th straight game. Grimsley, who finished with 261 yards on six carries before rolling his ankle, scored on runs of 76, 57 and 92 yards in the first quarter to put the Tigers (13-0) well on their way to a fifth school title. Tory Adams added three rushing touchdowns and a punt return for a score. “It’s exciting,” said Grimsley, who fumbled away the opening kickoff. “You never want to fumble the football, especially to start the game like that in the state championship. I was lucky the coaches were willing to give me the ball again and trust me.”
No matter what the level of ability a high school student athlete has, parents should understand the value of getting involved in their child’s program of choice as they collectively enter one of the most important chapters of their lives.
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)
There’s something Cretin-Derham Hall sprinter Megan Linder tells herself every time she steps in the blocks. “Just, ‘I believe I can do it.’ It’s kind of hard to say you can do it, because I’m a really humble person. I don’t always say, like, ‘I just gonna win.’ It’s never like that for me. It’s like, ‘Gotta believe it to achieve it,’” Linder said.
Minnesota high school spring sports started practice this week. But with the weather being what it is, they’ve been relegated indoors.
An elite soccer program in Minnesota is sending 26 girls to play at Division I, II and III programs across the country.
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It’s pretty common for high school athletes to suffer an injury, but some schools could use more medical equipment to help those kids recover.
WCCO Sportscaster Mike Max joined Dave Lee on the Morning News Monday.
As the high school state golf tournaments kick off on Tuesday, defending 3A state champ Celia Kuenster is one golfer to keep your eye on.
In light of the paralyzing injury to high school hockey player Jack Jablonski and the hospitalization of hockey player Jenna Privette, many people are looking at the safety record of high school sports. So, which sport is the most dangerous?
When 16-year-old Wed Leonard suddenly died right after hitting the winning shot in his Michigan high school basketball game, doctors say he had an enlarged heart.
New Ulm Cathedral coach Denny Lux attributes much of his team’s success this season on its ability to stay healthy.