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Apple Valley’s Tre Jones Steps Out Of Brother’s Shadow

Nothing like filling the shoes of one of the greatest players in state history, Tyus Jones. But when that player is also your big brother? “I don’t think about it too much,” Apple Valley guard Tre Jones said. “But if I do hear the stuff, I mean, it just pushes me and makes me feel like I need to get a lot better so I can accomplish some of the things that he has.”

01/17/2015

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PODCAST PAGE: 12-4-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee!

Thursday highlights…..Click the link above to listen back to Dave Lee!

12/04/2014

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Prep Blog: Girls Basketball Title Games Set in 3A, 4A

Minnesota’s high school version of March Madness is in its home stretch this week with the final state tournament of the season wrapping up this week. The State Girls Basketball Tournament, already well underway, has taken center stage both Williams Arena and Mariucci Arena.

03/21/2014

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Jones, Macura Co-Picks For AP Player Of Year Award

Apple Valley’s Tyus Jones and Lakeville North’s J.P. Macura are the co-winners of the 2014 Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year award for boys basketball.

03/17/2014

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Minneapolis Prep Star Rashad Vaughn Chooses UNLV

Former Robbinsdale Cooper star and Golden Valley native Rashad Vaughn moved to Las Vegas, Nev., over the summer to play his final prep season at Findlay Prep and face top national competition. He announced on CBS Sports Tuesday night that he’ll attend UNLV.

02/12/2014

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally For Feb. 7, 2014

While the Winter Olympics are just getting underway in Sochi, there’s plenty of winter sports action to take in here at home.

02/07/2014

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Minnesota’s ‘Big 3’ Picked for McDonald’s All American-Game

The rosters for the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game, featuring the top high school basketball stars in the country, were released Wednesday night. The game will be played in April 2 at the United Center in Chicago, Ill, and it will have a notable Minnesota feel.

01/30/2014

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Prep Blog: Local Prep Stars Nominated For National Showcase

The best high school basketball players, boys and girls, will take over Chicago, Ill., in early April for the McDonald’s All-American Game. When the final rosters are announced for both games, there’s likely to be plenty of Minnesota flavor on display.

01/15/2014

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1-15-14 Mike Max Sports On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Is Mike Zimmer the man for the Vikings? Click the link to listen back.

01/15/2014

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Prep Blog: None Of The Local “Big 3” Chooses Gophers

It’s a unique time for boys high school basketball in Minnesota as the in-state talent seems to get more elite every year. I’m not sure it will ever get to the level that’s out on the east coast, but the brand that’s on display right now on courts throughout the state might be the strongest it’s ever been.

01/03/2014

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Prep Teams Hit Target Center For Timberwolves Shootout

If you’re looking for some of the best high school basketball in Minnesota and the Midwest, you’ll want to be at the Target Center on Saturday. For the 18th straight year, the Minnesota Timberwolves are hosting the Timberwolves Shootout Saturday in Minneapolis.

01/03/2014

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2013 In Review: Top Local Sports Stories

It was another eventful year in local sports with three local professional teams making the playoffs, a high profile coach getting dismissed and a football team having a turnaround season.

12/19/2013

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12-13-13 Mike Max Sports On The Morning News With Dave Lee

ESPN comes to Apple Valley, Mike Max recaps. Listen to the podcast by clicking the link above.

12/13/2013

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12-13-13 Sid Hartman On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Sid Hartman and Coach K from Duke talked to each other….what did Coach have to say? Click the link to listen to the podcast.

12/13/2013

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12-12-13 Apple Valley Hosts ESPN On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Apple Valley Athletics Director Pete Buesgens talks with Dave Lee about the event. Click the link to listen to the PODCAST!

12/12/2013

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally: Nov. 15, 2013

The high school football playoffs continue to advance at the Metrodome, with the number of teams dwindling down.

11/15/2013

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Tyus Jones Chooses To Take His Talent To Duke

Another one of Minnesota’s star basketball recruits announced Friday that he will be leaving the state.

11/15/2013

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High School Sports Rally: Sept. 6, 2013

Friday’s High School Sports Rally had it all! The featured game was between high-ranked East Ridge and the Roseville Raiders, who upset Cretin-Durham Hall last week. Watch the highlights below. — Other games played Friday […]

09/06/2013

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Prep Blog: Prep Bowl Moving To TCF Bank Stadium

There has been talk of moving the Prep Bowl, Minnesota’s annual series of high school football championship games, outdoors since TCF Bank Stadium was built on the University of Minnesota campus. At its annual board meeting last week, the Minnesota State High School League approved moving the high school football state championships to TCF Bank Stadium starting in 2014.

06/07/2013

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Mike Max’s News & Notes For 5/25

Century Community College left-handed ace Jared Dettman, who is pitching in the Junior College World series, should get drafted for a second time next week. Cedar Rapids Kernels’ manager Jake Mauer sees some similarities between first-round prospect Byron Buxton and his brother – the Twins’ Joe Mauer. The Timberwolves are concerned about Kevin Love’s conditioning since his injury ended his season.

05/25/2013

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Mike Max’s News & Notes For 4/20

Flip Saunders’ best bet with the Timberwolves might be to join the front office and serve as a backup plan as coach if Rick Adelman does not come back or has to take a leave during the year.

04/20/2013

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Tyus Jones Talks New Gophers Coach, Recruiting

Tyus Jones is one of the most sought after high school basketball players in the country, and he still has one prep season left.

04/15/2013

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Tyus Jones: Gophers ‘Still On My List’

The college basketball season ended Monday night, but the competition continues for another big prize: Apple Valley’s Tyus Jones. Most figure Minnesota is a longshot to land Jones, the most coveted point guard in the country. But he continues to insist the Gophers have a chance.

04/09/2013

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Apple Valley’s Dustin Fronk: The Other Stand-Out Guard

You can’t talk about college basketball in Minnesota without talking about the state’s top talent – Tyus Jones. The Apple Valley junior is the most coveted point guard in the country. But you ought to know about one of his teammates.

04/08/2013

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Pitino’s Hired: Now What?

New University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach Rich Pitino is here.

But what does it mean to the local basketball community?

04/05/2013

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