For as many as 21 Minnesota football teams, they’ve been practicing for two full weeks now, and all that hard work will be on display Friday night. It’s “Zero Week” in prep football around the state, meaning that high school football is already kicking off officially.
They started playing together in 1973, but little did they know that forty years later they’d still be teammates, playing on the same field they started on. Now in their late 50s, Susie Hatch and Therese Douglass are still competing for all the right reasons. For 40 years, they’ve been playing at the same park – the Excelsior Commons. “The whole outfield is Lake Minnetonka, so it’s gorgeous,” Douglass said.
DeAndre Hopkins and Cordarrelle Patterson showed off some of that first-round talent. Houston and Minnesota can’t wait to put that to use when the games actually count. Hopkins caught a 34-yard touchdown pass for the Texans in a 27-13 preseason victory on Friday over the Vikings. Patterson had an equally flashy first half.
One of Hennepin County’s top ten most wanted criminals has been arrested in Chicago. According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office, 31-year-old Devon McFerrin was driving when he was pulled over by Chicago Police. Police say McFerrin, a prolific drug dealer, sold heroin to a man who later died from an overdosed in a Hopkins apartment in 2012.
You’ll probably have to go back a long way in the history books to figure out the last time Eden Prairie lost two football games in a season, much less a regular season. Losing the last two games of the year heading into the 2012 postseason gave the Eagles plenty of fuel as they rebounded for five straight wins on the way to another state championship.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is something many of us don’t really understand. Veterans dealing with the condition have certain needs that can be hard to meet. A new program at Helping Paws, in Hopkins, is trying a unique way to help. They’re using specially trained dogs to help local vets get through day to day life and heal their emotional scars.
A 17-year-old Orono teen is missing, according to authorities. Orono Police are looking for James Joseph (Joe) Kenney. He was last seen in Hopkins driving a forest green Land Rover LR3, license plate number 899-HAE. If you have any information on Kenney’s whereabouts, call Orono Police or your local authorities.
Terrell Sinkfield, the Hopkins native and Northern Iowa wide receiver, has a dream — make it to the NFL.
Police are looking for suspects after a 19-year-old was found shot on the 1300 block of Highway 7 early Saturday morning.
Hopkins will play for a third straight Class 4A state girls basketball title. The Royals will face Bloomington Kennedy in the championship on Saturday at Target Center.
It looks to be an exciting week at the Target Center as the top girls basketball players and teams converge on downtown Minneapolis for the annual state tournament.
What does Bethel’s star senior pitcher Matt Rowley share with Tim Tebow?
Five great theater performances are coming this spring that will delight people of all ages and interests.
Two Minnesota high school prep basketball stars have been selected to play in one of the premier all-star games in the country that will be showcased on national television.
It’s getting to be that busy time of the winter in high school sports. Playoff brackets have been set in girls hockey, with other sports not behind.