Hockey With A Heart: Rival Teams Unite For Cancer FundraiserSt. Thomas Academy and Cretin-Derham Hall are used to battling it out on the ice, but the game was about much more than the scoreboard Tuesday night.
'I Would Never Imagine This Happening': Wild's Matt Dumba Helps Give 12-Year-Old Girl Her Hockey DreamSocial media actually contributed something positive to the world Friday. A Minnesota Wild defenseman, and dozens of strangers, helped 12-year-old Forest Lake hockey player Kalei Forga reach her dream.
Mpls. Miracle, Super Bowl, Mauer Retires & More: MN's Top 2018 Sports MomentsFrom the Minneapolis Miracle, Minnesota hosting the Super Bowl, to Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer's retirement, here are the biggest Minnesota sports stories from 2018.
‘It’s A Way To Stay Around The Game’: Referees Tout Their Trade“We all grew up dreaming of becoming major league stars, whatever sport we played. Nobody dreams growing up of being an umpire or a referee. You wind up becoming one," said legendary umpire Tim Tschida.
Owatonna's Jason Williamson Selected AP Player Of The YearWilliamson, who will start his college career next season at Minnesota, helped lead the undefeated Huskies to their second consecutive Class 5A state championship last month.
Minnesota’s Brodzinski Hockey Dynasty Sees Final Son Wrap Up High School CareerCount the number of hours Mike Brodzinski has spent in rinks across the state, a guy could get downright sentimental thinking back on the ride his family's been on all these years, as he watches his youngest son, Bryce, play his senior season for Blaine High School. And it dawns on him, that this, is the final one.
Former Gopher Al Nolen Sets Sights On Becoming School PrincipalAl Nolen knows basketball, had a storied career, and through it gained an appreciation for education. He struggled a bit academically as a Gopher basketball player. Now he's working to become a vice principal, and teaching a class to help keep the kids at park center moving in the right direction.
Benilde's Michael LeBlanc, Who Skis Without Use Of Arms, Pushes For ‘Time Factoring’A high school Nordic skier with a disability is one step closer to being on a level playing field with his peers. Sophomore Michael LeBlanc skis for Benilde St. Margaret's. His disability prevents him from holding ski poles, but that hasn't stopped him -- nor his coaches -- from getting the recognition they feel he deserves.
Meet WCCO’s Coach Of The Year, And His Secret WeaponIn conjunction with the Minnesota Vikings and the NFL, WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally Coach of the Year is Owatonna High School’s Jeff Williams. The award includes a trip to Orlando to represent the Vikings market in the Pro Bowl. Williams has been winning games for the Huskies for a long time, and he's got his eyes on back-to-back to state titles this week -- with the help of one dynamic running back.
Hopkins’ Zeke Nnaji Heading To ArizonaZeke Nnaji is part of handful of Minnesota senior basketball players considered high-end – which means they can pick and choose their college destination. The 6-foot-11-inch forward from Hopkins High School did just that Friday. He narrowed his choice down to prestigious five schools – and in the end decided to become a Wildcat.
NFL, Microsoft Team Up To Find Future Sports Tech ExpertsIt is about sports, with a different angle. NFL Alumni and Microsoft have come together to encourage students to look for careers in sports that don't require athletic ability -- but a focus on technology. We all know what goes on in high school sports. For most, this is where their athletic career ends. But it doesn't mean their sports career is over. A group of NFL alumni have teamed with Microsoft and others to create a Pro Experience Day. It is a seminar that introduces high school students to think about sports beyond between the lines.
Zach Zarembinski Released From Hospital After Brain HemorrhageA Hill-Murray football player hospitalized three weeks ago with a brain injury suffered during a football game was released from the hospital on Tuesday.
Minnesota Prep Basketball Academy Strives To Make Better Student AthletesA prep school that focuses on basketball is a concept that’s new to Minnesota. You go to class and you work out three times a day and you play a national schedule. The roster features Minnesota kids and kids from all over the country.
Eagan Volleyball Ace Ellie Husemann Going To The GophersEagan's volleyball team has won three of the last five state titles. The Wildcats will play in their sixth-straight state championship game Friday, a run that is simply remarkable. And one player has been in the program for them all, and her time in the spotlight is only beginning.
Famed Assistant To Coaches Now One HimselfAfter a long career that covered most of the United States, he moved back to Maple Grove and found a job ... as a high school coach.