School is out, the sun is out and summer is here. It officially starts on Father’s Day, but for high school athletes, the spring came to an end both late last week and on Monday as the state’s spring champions were crowned across various sports.
The sport that keeps getting more competitive is lacrosse, and the state tournament illustrates just that. The level of competition keeps getting better while they continue to iron out the wrinkles.
It’s a family affair in the sport of lacrosse — that’s what happens when two brothers play on the varsity team, while their younger brother calls their games for a webcast.
The Minnesota Swarm announced that they are officially heading south. The team announced that they would be moving to the Atlanta area and playing home games at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in (perhaps ironically) Duluth, Georgia.
Minnesota’s professional lacrosse team, which plays its home games at the Xcel Energy Center, has not offered renewals to its season ticket holders for next season, and also appears to have ended its Junior Swarm box lacrosse program. For weeks, there has been speculation that team owner John Arlotta, who bought the Swarm from Wild owner Craig Leipold in 2008, has been looking to sell the team or move it.
You don’t have to go very far to find entertaining, competitive and intense match-ups on the high school sports scene. The spring prep sports landscape will take shape over the next few weeks as we’ll have playoffs underway, if not decided, in lacrosse, softball, baseball and tennis.
Do you love lacrosse? You can’t possibly love it as much as Aime Caines.
When Caines is coaching, he’s all in, giving his team every ounce of his energy and every octave in his vocal chords.
It’s a little early to predict who will be the best of the best in various high school sports around the Twin Cities, but it should be a competitive spring when you look at last year’s spring state champions and what they bring back this year.
Competitive sports are starting earlier and costing more than ever. So, we’re taking a look at how much families are really paying to play in some of the most popular sports.
Sheila Hirsch and lacrosse is a combination that has worked well for her and her Edina High School team. “I love playing lacrosse. I love playing it with my school and my summer lacrosse team, mainly because I love my teammates,” Hirsch said. “Really, it’s what makes the sport as great as it is.”
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She is a steady influence on her lacrosse team and in her school. That’s why Giselle Rogers of Cretin-Derham Hall is our Aspire Athlete of the Week.
Something special is happening inside the Savage Dome. It’s the first of its kind in Minnesota. It’s an adaptive lacrosse program for special needs kids called No Boundaries Lacrosse.
A company in Wisconsin and Minnesota that was convicted of buying and selling illegally harvested wild ginseng has agreed to pay $100,000 and accept a two-year ban on transactions involving the gnarled root.
A catholic school in Fridley is making news once again, and again the story centers around an instructor’s sexuality.
The Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa joined forces with the Minnesota National Guard and the Minnesota Swarm this week to bring the game of lacrosse to young people. Lacrosse, a sport of Native American origin, is growing in popularity in high schools around the country.
The boys lacrosse state tournament starts Tuesday, and Eden Prairie is expected to win it.
A Coon Rapids woman is in serious condition Sunday night after surviving a bus crash that killed two people and an unborn baby.
A Lino Lakes man has been accused of swindling a Circle Pines lacrosse association as its treasurer for more than $35,000.
A portion of the Mississippi River near La Crosse, Wis., has been closed Thursday by the U.S. Coast Guard for dredging operations after barges ran aground.
Minneapolis Washburn High School is getting ready for the fall sports season in a big way — they’re rolling out a new athletic field.
Erin Hoeg had a busy Thursday. The senior not only led her Blake girls lacrosse team to a state championship over Eden Prairie, winning 11-10 on Thursday afternoon, she didn’t have much time to celebrate.
We’re entering the really busy stretch of the high school spring sports season. That’s right, it’s early June and it’s championship week for several spring sports around the state.
Kwik Trip Inc. is recalling some doughnuts sold at its convenience stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa because they may contain undeclared traces of egg.
The Minnesota Swarm lacrosse team plays at the Xcel Energy Center Saturday night, taking on Washington. One reason there is optimism for the team in 2011 is one player: defenseman Joe Cinosky.