Minneota Defeats Minneapolis North 35-18 For 1A TitleIsaac Hennen ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns as Minneota beat Minneapolis North 35-18 to cap off its second consecutive Minnesota Class A state football title Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. It is the Vikings' (14-0) second straight perfect season. The program went 40-1 over the past three years.
Prep Blog: Previewing Prep Bowl XXXIVThe 14 teams that are left among seven classes this week are gearing up for Prep Bowl XXXIV. Among the state title games, there are defending champions in three of them. That means we'll have at least four new state champions when the clock hits zero at games Friday and Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.
High School Sports Rally: Dec. 12, 2014David McCoy reports on the featured boys’ basketball game – St. Paul Central vs. Minneapolis North. Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlight the best plays from other big games in boys’ and girls’ basketball, and in boys’ hockey.
Minneapolis North, An Inner-City Football RevivalCold, ice and snow complicated practice plans this week for teams in the Minnesota state high school football semifinals. Wintry weather is not the biggest challenge coaches and players at Minneapolis North have faced, and not because their nickname is the Polars.
Prep Blog: Previewing The State Football SemifinalsIt's a huge week for the four teams that are left in each class. You're playing for something that might have only seemed like a dream in August: A chance to play for a state championship. The teams that advance this week head to TCF Bank Stadium to play in the Prep Bowl, while the others wonder what might have been after getting so close.
Prep Blog: Previewing The State Football QuarterfinalsEvery high school football player that steps on the field in August has the goal of playing football in November. That means you're in the state tournament, where anything is possible.
Prep Blog: Top Weekend Match-UpsIt’s early January and it’s bitterly cold outside, but that also means high school sports teams are entering the gauntlet that is the conference season. Many teams spent December playing non-conference competition both in tournaments and in some rivalry games to get the competitive juices flowing.
ICYMI: High School Sports Rally: Oct. 11, 2013Friday's warm but windy weather set the conditions for an amazing night of high school football. WCCO-TV had cameras at many of the big games, and John Lauritsen reported our featured game: Lourdes vs. the unbeaten Kasson-Mantorville.
ICYMI: High School Sports Rally: Sept. 20, 2013If you weren't able to attend some of the last high school football games of summer, we've got you covered. Below you will find our featured game as well as highlights from many others.
Mpls. Cop Aims To Change Polar Football CultureNot only does Charlie Adams keep things safe at Vikings games working sideline security as part of the Minneapolis police force, the officer is also the head coach of the Minneapolis North High School football team.
El-Amin Returns To North To Help It Find B-Ball GloryThere was a time when just about every high school basketball team in the state feared facing Minneapolis North. But the Polars have not won a state title since 2003, and since then the school has fallen on hard times.
Local Coach Hit Hard By North Minneapolis TornadoThe tornado that ripped through north Minneapolis has impacted many, including a fearless community leader who is also a state championship basketball coach.