It’s a big time for high school sports all across the state as we close January. Regular seasons are coming to the back stretch in basketball, hockey and wrestling, which means the postseason is just around the corner. Conference races are taking shape, and every game seems to mean more as teams push for their league titles and home playoff games.
The view of Lake Minnetonka from the house that Jimmy Jam built is breathtaking. This 22,000-square-foot property sits on 3.5 acres, complete with 300 feet of Lake Minnetonka shoreline. WCCO was the first to show viewers inside the home before it went up for sale last summer. Scott Stabeck of the Stabeck Group at Lakes Sotheby’s Realty in Wayzata is the listing agent.
If you’ve made it through a Minnesota winter, then you’re familiar with those whitish-grey shoe stains from all that salt. From commuting shoes to just allowing the salt to take over, everyone has a coping strategy. Bob Fisher, owner of Bob’s Shoe Repair in Wayzata, says Winter is a great time for business. He’s been repairing shoes, or “saving souls” as he puts it, for 43 years.
County Road 101 in the west Twin Cities metro is back open between McGinty Road and Minnetonka Boulevard Saturday after it had to be shut down due to a water main break. According to Hennepin County officials, the main broke around 10:30 a.m.
For late December in Minnesota, it can’t get much better then Saturday’s weather. There was sunshine, and a high temperature that broke a 117-year-old record. Aaron Howe of Independence tried to fend off snowballs thrown by his two children. “It’s been fantastic. We grilled out last night, and it’s kind of a nice warm spell to have in Minnesota after the holidays,” Howe said.
Friday’s warm but windy weather set the conditions for an amazing night of high school football. WCCO-TV had cameras at many of the big games, and John Lauritsen reported our featured game: Lourdes vs. the unbeaten Kasson-Mantorville.
So often at a school, it’s the principal, teacher or a faculty member who’s getting recognized for helping kids. But in the Wayzata’s Central Middle School, a janitor is getting special homecoming honors for steering kids in the right direction.
You’ll probably have to go back a long way in the history books to figure out the last time Eden Prairie lost two football games in a season, much less a regular season. Losing the last two games of the year heading into the 2012 postseason gave the Eagles plenty of fuel as they rebounded for five straight wins on the way to another state championship.
There’s something about kids and their bikes, which is what makes the story of Tom Lowery’s Raleigh so special.
How did swing-swinging golf phenom Jack Holmgren win not only the state MGA junior boys championship, but also the PGA junior title, too? Why does the 17-year-old already have a scholarship in hand to compete at Iowa? What’s the back story to how the rising senior has been part of three – and nearly four – team state titles for Wayzata?
We can all dream about having that big luxury home one day when we win the lottery or get that big pay raise, right? Thanks to a tour this weekend, you can actually visualize that dream. Some of the most beautiful homes in the metro are going on tour this month.
In baseball, there’s nothing we value more than perfection. We celebrate perfect games, no-hitters, and 4-for-4 days at the plate because they are so rare. But perfection is equally rare in the classroom.
It feels like the spring high school sports season just got into full swing due to our crummy spring weather, but it’s already tournament time. It’s one of the most hectic times of the year for a high school athlete. Finals are coming up, seniors are graduating and planning their open houses. Oh yeah, and state championships are on the line.
One of the busier roads west of the Twin Cities metro will be closed for most of Monday so crews can work to repair a broken water main.
A water main break in Wayzata, Minn. is forcing a road closure on Monday, as crews work to repair the damage.
Authorities say there were minor injuries after a train collided with a street sweep west of the Twin Cities Wednesday morning.
For math league, Wayzata is unbeaten and is No.1 in the state. Coach Thomas Kilkelly wants to keep it that way.
Friday night’s High School Sports Rally features the State High School Hockey semi-finals! Among the big matches are Hill-Murray versus Wayzata, Duluth East versus Edina, Breck versus Hermantown and East Grand Forks versus St. Thomas Academy.
The top three seeds in the Class 2A Minnesota Boys State Hockey Tournament did what they usually do in the first round — win.
Being the “State of Hockey,” fans are gearing up for one of the most anticipated and exciting high school state tournaments that high school sports offers in Minnesota.
Thousands of skiers traveled to Wisconsin for the 40th annual American Birkebiner – the largest cross-country ski race in North America.
It’s getting to be that busy time of the winter in high school sports. Playoff brackets have been set in girls hockey, with other sports not behind.
Jack Jablonski’s recovery has been full of miracles. Sunday marks one year since the Benilde-St. Margaret’s hockey player suffered an injury on the ice that left him paralyzed.
Didn’t get a chance to watch WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally Friday night? We’ve got all the high school football action in the videos below, plus a took at Caledonia’s Warriors and how high school refs get to the Metrodome.
It’s hard to believe that we’re just less than two weeks away from the 2012 prep football season being over. By next Saturday, state champions will be crowned in seven classes across the state.