Prep Blog: A Look Back At The Prep BowlTCF Bank Stadium hosted the Prep Bowl last weekend, marking the end of the 2015 high school football season in Minnesota. There were 14 teams playing for trophies over the course of two days. When it was all over, one team was celebrating and the other was devastated. Here are storylines from each match-up in the Prep Bowl.
St. Michael-Albertville Beats St. Thomas Academy For 1st Class 5A TitleMitchell Kartes rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns as St. Michael-Albertville held off St. Thomas Academy 28-21 on Saturday to win its first Class 5A championship.
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.
Prep Blog: State Semifinals, Previewing 'The Big 4'We're less than two weeks away from determining state champions in high school football, and we know this much: There will be a new winner in Class 6A. It's now state semifinal week in high school football. The winners advance to the Prep Bowl for the right to play for a state championship. In the state's seven classes, there is a chance for a repeat state champion in four of them.
Prep Blog: Section Finals, Previewing 'The Big 4'It's section championship weekend in high school football. Across the state Friday and Saturday, state tournament bids are on the line as teams battle to become one of the eight left battling for a championship among the seven classes in the state.
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.