One year to the day the Minnesota Wild made the splash of the off season — signing Zach Parise and Ryan Suter – the latter was named to the first all NHL team.
Sometimes you don’t always need to be the best team to win a state championship, you just need to get hot at the right time to get there. That was never more evident than at this year’s state baseball tournament, where three state champions were crowned at Target Field on Monday.
There has been talk of moving the Prep Bowl, Minnesota’s annual series of high school football championship games, outdoors since TCF Bank Stadium was built on the University of Minnesota campus. At its annual board meeting last week, the Minnesota State High School League approved moving the high school football state championships to TCF Bank Stadium starting in 2014.
Century Community College left-handed ace Jared Dettman, who is pitching in the Junior College World series, should get drafted for a second time next week. Cedar Rapids Kernels’ manager Jake Mauer sees some similarities between first-round prospect Byron Buxton and his brother – the Twins’ Joe Mauer. The Timberwolves are concerned about Kevin Love’s conditioning since his injury ended his season.
The word is Joe Coleman is getting a lot of inquiry from major colleges across the country since announcing he’s leaving the University of Minnesota. Richard Pitino is starting to make his imprint, including inquiring about a private workout area across from his office for personal player workouts.
It’s one of the most unique times there’s ever been for boys high school basketball in Minnesota. The state has had plenty of Division I recruits before, and more emerge every year.
Sources in Virginia Commonwealth say they expect head men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart to sign a contract extension with the school, spurning potential offers from the Gophers and UCLA.
When the clock hit zero in the Class 4A title game Saturday night, the emotion that spilled out onto the court said it all.
This time, Tyus Jones has to share the honor. The Apple Valley junior point guard was named Monday the co-winner of the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year award for high school boys basketball, with DeLaSalle junior power forward Reid Travis. Jones was the sole recipient his sophomore season.
Our featured game on Friday was Lakeville North took on Hopkins in boys basketball.
Rashad Vaughn is one of those blue chippers. Every high power college program has an interest in the Robbinsdale Cooper junior.
If you love sports, you love to watch teams and athletes when they’re at their best. There’s nothing better than watching a superb athlete take over a game and lead his or her team to victory.
Saturday presented a rare opportunity to see all of the state’s top basketball talent in the same venue as the Target Center served as host for the Timberwolves Shootout.
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.
It’s going to be a very interesting year on the boys prep basketball season as arguably the two best players in the state have another year before they graduate.