Prep Blog: Week 2, Previewing 'The Big 4'It's Week 2 in high school football and pretty much every team around the state is back in action Friday night after last week's unusual Saturday start. We're now back to Friday night action under the lights, what every high school football player dreams of when they put the pads on for fall practice.
Clay Target League Sees Rapid Burst In PopularityThe fastest growing high school sport in Minnesota isn't played with a ball or a puck -- it's played with a gun. It isn't hard to explain the sport's rapid burst in popularity.
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsA battle of conference unbeatens and two top 10 teams in boys basketball takes place Friday night in Minneapolis as DeLaSalle hosts St. Croix Lutheran in Tri-Metro Conference action.
Prep Blog: Looking Back At The Prep Bowleven state champions were crowned last weekend as the Minnesota State High School League hosted its final Prep Bowl at the Metrodome. For seven teams, getting to hoist a championship trophy last weekend made the extra weightlifting and work over the summer worth it. Over the course of 13 or 14 weeks, teammates became best friends as they all drove toward a common goal: Getting to the Metrodome for the Prep Bowl and winning it.
ICYMI: High School Sports Rally: Dec. 6, 2013It may be a frozen Friday night outside, but arenas throughout the state were heated up by boys’ high school hockey action. David McCoy was in Lakeville, and reported on our featured game: Lakeville North vs. Benilde.We also had cameras capturing the other hockey showdowns.One of the many standout performers at last week’s Prep Bowl was a running back who became a quarterback, then became a big playmaker. The ASPIRE Athlete of the Week is St. Croix Lutheran’s David Ponath.
ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week: David PonathOne of the many standout performers at last week’s Prep Bowl was a running back who became a quarterback, then became a big playmaker. St. Croix Lutheran’s David Ponath is the ASPIRE Athlete of the Week.
St. Croix Lutheran Wins Class 3A TitleJoe Werz ran for a 69-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter and St. Croix Lutheran hung on to beat New London-Spicer 48-44 in the Class 3A title game. Hans Klingenschmitt had 177 yards rushing Saturday at the Prep Bowl and Trever Koester 139 for St. Croix Lutheran (11-2), which won its second title in three years. Adam Essler had 194 yards rushing for New London-Spicer (10-3). Leading by 6, Werz went straight up the middle and sprinted to the end zone and a 42-28 St. Croix Lutheran lead.
Prep Blog: Previewing The Final Prep Bowl At The MetrodomeIt’s what every kid who has ever put on a football uniform dreams of: Playing at the Metrodome the weekend after Thanksgiving for a state championship. Between Friday and Saturday, 14 teams will play for titles and seven will finish their seasons as state champions.
Prep Blog: Prep Bowl Set After Semifinal WeekendThe match-ups are set for the Prep Bowl, where high school football teams leave the Metrodome as state champions or get so close and have it go wrong in one game. Now all high school football fans can do is wait a week as state championship games in all seven classes will be played the Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Prep Blog: Top State Quarterfinal Football Match-UpsThere are 56 high school football teams still playing in Minnesota, and all of them will be in action between Thursday and Saturday night as the state playoffs get underway at various sites.
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.
High School Sports Rally: Aug. 30, 2013WCCO-TV kicked off another season of The Rally Friday night with a featured game between St. Croix Lutheran and DeLaSalle.