Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsWe're getting a break, albeit brief, from the subzero temperatures that become the norm with winter in Minnesota. But just as the bitter cold returns to Minnesota, things will be heating up inside gyms and hockey arenas this weekend as several top teams are facing each other.
Excellent Educator: St. Thomas Academy's John BinaThe saying is when one door closes another one opens. A teacher in Mendota Heights knows that first-hand.
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.
As St. Thomas Academy Players Prep For 5A Final, The Moment Is Not LostSaturday is the 5A championship game at the Prep Bowl, and it's shaping up to be very good. That means St. Thomas Academy had a chance to go outside on a mostly gorgeous week for football. The Cadets know they wlll have to be physical against the Knights.
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.
Posthumous Vince Flynn Novel Debuts On Best-Seller ListTwo years after author Vince Flynn passed away, the St. Paul native is back on the best-seller list. The latest Flynn thriller, titled "The Surivor," went on sale at midnight. It's already No. 2 among best-sellers at Barnes and Noble stores nationwide.
Prep Blog: Week 5, Previewing 'The Big 4'It's another huge week in high school football across Minnesota, and it's hard to believe we're already halfway through the regular season. There are a ton of big games this week and some big rivalry games are being renewed.
St. Thomas Academy To Host Posthumous Flynn Book LaunchA book launch event is set next month in St. Paul for "The Survivor," a political thriller completed after the death of best-selling author Vince Flynn.
Prep Blog: Week 1, Previewing 'The Big 4'High school football is back. There isn't a much better concept for football fans than watching their favorite prep teams under the lights on Friday nights. Except this week, it all starts on Saturday night. Here are four of this week's top match-ups, with a couple other quality games on the side.
St. Thomas Academy Mr. Hockey Finalist Thrives Under Mom’s SupportGrowing up in a single parent home isn’t easy, but for St. Thomas Academy Mr. Hockey Finalist Christiano Versich, one mom like his is all you need. Versich has enjoyed a stellar senior season -- the game looks like it comes easy, but that’s hardly been the case.
Prep Blog: State Dance Competition Highlights Weekend SportsThe state's best ski teams, both downhill and cross country, are at Giant's Ridge in Biwabik this week for their perspective state tournaments. This weekend, the best dance teams in Minnesota hit Target Center in Minneapolis to determine the best high kick and jazz programs in three classes in the state..