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.
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.
Prep Blog: Previewing Last Year's 6A State Football FieldIt's a new year in Minnesota high school football with scheduling. Conferences are gone, and now schedules are done regionally. It's a combined effort to keep games competitive but at the same time, limit traveling expenses for schools. So instead of previewing districts this year, here is a look at how Class 6A could shake out based on last year's state tournament teams.
East Ridge Forfeits Football Titles Over Ineligible PlayerEast Ridge High School in Woodbury will forfeit the conference and section football titles it won over the past two seasons because one of its players was ineligible.
Prep Blog: Section Baseball Playoffs In Full SwingWe have a state tournament field set in boys tennis for both teams and individuals in Class A and AA. The next tournament to be figured it will be in baseball, where section playoffs are well underway and state teams will be decided across Minnesota by next weekend if the weather allows.
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsYou don't have to go very far to find entertaining, competitive and intense match-ups on the high school sports scene. The spring prep sports landscape will take shape over the next few weeks as we'll have playoffs underway, if not decided, in lacrosse, softball, baseball and tennis.
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsAfter a brief stint with some rough spring weather, the state's high school spring sports have been back in action lately as we get ready to head to the postseason. The prep baseball, softball and golf seasons are all taking shape with a few weeks to go before we have playoff brackets and sectional play. Here's a look at some of the big games Friday on the high school sports scene.
Prep Blog: High School Basketball Highlights Weekend Match-UpsThe middle of January is a great time of year for the winter high school sports season. You're in the meat and potatoes of the conference season around the state, which means there are great games on a nightly basis.
Prep Blog: Previewing The State Football QuarterfinalsEvery high school football player that steps on the field in August has the goal of playing football in November. That means you're in the state tournament, where anything is possible.
East Ridge Offensive Line Has Size, AthleticismTheir coach calls them The Iron 5. You can call them a restaurant owner's worst nightmare. Either way, it's probably a good thing we didn't do this interview over lunch.