Conference play is just a different animal in sports, no matter what level we’re talking about. But especially in high school, more and more conferences seem to balance out in Minnesota every year.
The holidays have wrapped up and teams are back from their post-Christmas tournaments. Within the next week, high school squads enter the grind of the conference season.
Grant Besse scored five goals — including three short-handed — to lead Benilde-St. Margaret’s past Hill-Murray 5-1 in the Class 2A state boys hockey championship.
It’s a sports fan’s favorite time of the year. The state boys hockey tournament is in full swing, the boys basketball section playoffs are underway and the NCAA tournament is just around the corner.
If you like high school hockey, the Xcel Energy Center is the place to be this week. One of the great events every year in prep sports is the boys state hockey tournament. This year might be one of the best ever.
The Xcel Energy Center is the epicenter of Minnesota high school wrestling this weekend with the state championships being held in St. Paul.
It’s one of the most fun times of the year to be a high school sports fan. Tonight is section championship Friday in girls hockey, where some teams will realize their season goal of getting to the state tournament.
We’re now in the home stretch of the conference seasons around the state in prep basketball and prep hockey.
Catholic Schools across the metro are raising money to help Jack Jablonski’s family. It’s just a small part of the overwhelming support organizations are showing for hockey player who was recently paralyzed.
There’s plenty of high school sports action this week leading up to a brief holiday break before several teams hit the road for holiday tournaments all over the state.
In many cases, highly-ranked teams pad their non-conference schedule with beatable opponents so they can juggle lineups and gain confidence heading into the grind of a conference season.
DeLaSalle’s Tyseanna Johnson scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Islanders won their first state title with a 63-43 win against Hill-Murray on Saturday in the Class 3A state girls basketball finals at Target Center.