The state’s top high school wrestlers will invade St. Paul this week for the State Wrestling Tournament, one of the most chaotic in the winter state tournament season. Xcel Energy Center is the host, and once the team competition commences Thursday morning, it’s non-stop action over eight mats for three days.
There are 28 teams left in the state that still have a chance to be hoisting a state championship trophy the weekend after Thanksgiving. But half of those teams will leave the Metrodome heartbroken by the time the weekend is over.
Before football teams hit the field Friday night, there are 16 squads left in seven classes across the state who all have a shot at the state tournament. By the end of the night, that number will get cut in half. This is the week that pretty much every kid who grows up playing football dreams about.
It’s hard to believe the final week of the regular season is here, but that means it won’t be long before some players are handing over their pads after season-ending losses. This is the last chance for many teams to gain some momentum before the start of the postseason. It’s also a week where some teams can clinch a conference championship.
It’s a huge week for many teams around the state in high school football. It still feels like things just got started, but the reality is there are just two weeks left in the regular season. Conference championships and seeds for the section playoffs are at stake for a lot of teams.
We’re now two games in for every team, and for some teams it’s three games. By now, most teams have a sense of what they can do and what their identity is. Now it’s just a matter of implementing that every week against the opponent.
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.
More than a thousand matches took place at the State Wrestling Tournament last weekend at Xcel Energy Center, but most fans were left talking about one after it all wrapped up on Saturday.
There’s a quiet buzz around a wrestling program just outside the Twin Cities metro that’s looking to end one dynasty and start their own.
Conference play is just a different animal in sports, no matter what level we’re talking about. But especially in high school, more and more conferences seem to balance out in Minnesota every year.
If you missed all the winter sports action Friday night, we’ve got the entire Rally ready right here.
It’s getting downright freezing outside, so if you’re willing to venture out there’s nothing better to do than take in a great high school sports match-up this weekend.
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 hard to believe that the regular season is over in high school football, and now every team in the state will be playing this week with a little more desperation. It’s now the playoffs, and it’s what every player looks forward to when they hit the field in August for two-a-day practices.
It’s hard to believe that we’re almost already halfway through the high school football season.