WCCO Radio Rally: October 2ndHere's the Power Poll and a very big week on the WCCO Radio Rally show!
Prep Blog: Week 3, Previewing 'The Big 4'There are several big games on the schedule this week, many that have undefeated teams meeting each other. There are even a few rivalry games, which tend to mean just a little bit more than others in the course of a season. Every game is big, but it's that much more important to beat a familiar team that's always a good test, that always gives you trouble.
Prep Blog: Previewing Last Year's 5A State Football FieldLast year in Class 5A, Mankato West returned to the top, beating Simley in the Prep Bowl as the Scarlets made their ninth state tournament appearance. It was their fourth championship. So out of last year's state tournament teams, which has the best chance to be holding the championship trophy at the Prep Bowl? Here is a look at what's head in Class 5A, based on last year's state tournament teams.
St. Michael-Albertville Hoping To Win 'Hockeyville USA' ContestWith the Minnesota Wild blazing its way through the NHL playoffs, our love for hockey is at a fever pitch. Whether it's the Wild or the Gophers or the "Mighty Ducks" movies, the state has made a reputation on the sport. And one area specifically is trying to capitalize on its hockey enthusiasm.
St. Michael-Albertville In Final Four Of 'Hockeyville, USA' ContestWe all know, Minnesota is the "State of Hockey," but now a Minnesota city is trying to earn the title "Hockeyville USA."
Prep Blog: Boys Hockey Playoff Games Highlight Weekend Match-UpsWe're sprinting towards the end of February, but March Madness is already in full effect on the Minnesota high school sports scene. Our top match-ups this week feature two Friday hockey games with state tournament bids at stake, a top-five match-up in girls basketball and a couple of interesting games in the boys basketball playoffs.
Teen Basketball Player Undergoes Heart SurgeryLast month we brought you the story of Maddie Briggs, a junior girls basketball player at St. Michael-Albertville who has Turner Syndrome. On Jan. 21, Maddie had open heart surgery at Children's Hospital to fix an enlarged aorta.
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.
Teen Plays 1st Varsity Game Before Heart SurgeryA dream came true Tuesday night for a basketball player who has inspired her classmates with her passion for the sport.
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: Section Championships, Previewing 'The Big 4'Eagan at Prior Lake highlights a big night of high school football across Minnesota Friday as state tournament bids are up for grabs. Every athlete that ever puts on football pads dreams of the chance to play for a trip to state. For 112 teams across seven total classes, the opportunity is there this week to celebrate a section championship when the clock hits zero.
Prep Blog: Week 8, Previewing 'The Big 4'There are several conference titles on the line as well as the chance for home field advantage in the playoffs as teams kick off this week, and they're doing so on short notice. It's the week of Minnesota's annual teacher's conferences, so a majority of teams across the state are on a short week with games on Wednesday night.