If you journey to downtown Minneapolis you can’t miss the volleyball players. They are everywhere. The biggest tournament in the country is going on at the Minneapolis Convention Center, and the numbers are staggering. Overall, the tournament includes 60 courts and 1,230 teams.
It’s state tournament time, so there’s a pretty good chance Dan Westby and the Marshall Tigers are participating. Coach Westby’s philosophy is to start working with his girls’ basketball and volleyball teams early. “The thing I like about our kids is we get them in the fourth grade. They’re with us all the way through,” Westby said. “Our kids are extremely committed, and we feel pretty fortunate that way.”
Gopher Women’s Volleyball host 1st and 2nd Round matches this weekend.
How gifted is Paige Brimeyer? Her hardware would tell you the senior’s an All-American volleyball hotshot for St. Thomas, as her powerhouse volleyball program takes aim Thursday at a second-straight D-III championship, hosting the first-round NCAA Regional.
Devin Lehman is good at making her teammates look good. The Belle Plaine senior’s accumulated so many set assists this fall – 813 to be exact – for her No. 4-ranked Tigers that only two girls in the state do it better. Thursday night marks the start of the postseason for high school volleyball.
High school football kicks off Thursday night, and the storyline this week has been all about the heat.
From an octogenarian who’s tallied a hole-in-one more often than Tiger Woods, to a college football star who speaks Latin – yes, Latin – I’ve relished getting to know some of Minnesota’s most intriguing sports stories in 2012.
In the Final Smackdown of 2012, it’s sports, basketball vs. volleyball….both either great shots….or, horrible shots! Click the above link to see the videos and vote!
The top-ranked Concordia University is slated to play a quarterfinal match against Wingate University of South Carolina on Thursday in Pensacola, Florida.
Turns out, Kia Johnson has her older brother — and that B+ she got back in elementary school — to thank for the deluge of success she’s enjoyed lately.
It’s hard enough being in high school. And then losing someone you love can make it seem impossible.
The Minnesota Freeze – the state’s Australian Rules Football Club (or footy, for those in the know) – dominated the country’s top opposition recently in Mason, Ohio, outscoring opponents 143-20 en route to its first national title since 2007.
Waseca junior Lexi Shifflett made the varsity volleyball team this year and has become one of the team’s best setters.
Take a moment and learn about Kaiti Wachter, her mother, and even her grandmother. You won’t be disappointed you did.
Hugh McCutcheon is about to formally take over as Minnesota’s coach, silver medal and all.