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.
10 Minnesota High Schools Make Newsweek's Top 500Newsweek Magazine has released its top 500 high schools in the country for 2015, and 10 from Minnesota made the list. Of those 10, one was able to crack the top 100. Newsweek bases its school rankings on a range of data on those that prepare their students the best for college.
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.
Prep Blog: Looking Back On An Eventful Winter SeasonIt's transition time in Minnesota's prep sports scene. The winter season is over and the champions have been crowned. While we have the time, let's look back on an eventful winter season and reflect on the teams and games that gave us excitement and allowed us to appreciate high schools sports for what they are: Fun, competitive and entertaining.
Prep Blog: Apple Valley Completes 'Unfinished Business' To Win 2nd State TitleThe Champlin Park boys basketball team had a chance to cap off a perfect season with a state championship lat weekend, but Apple Valley and its sense of unfinished business coming in was too much for the Rebels.
Esko, DeLaSalle, Lakeville North Out To Defend State TitlesEsko, DeLaSalle and Lakeville North have returned to the boys state basketball tournament to defend titles. The tournament begins Wednesday at Target Center and Williams Arena, the 19th year of the four-class format.
Lakeville North Wins 2A Hockey Title; 3 Brothers Score GoalsThree Poehling brothers all scored goals as Lakeville North won the 2A boys state hockey championship and completed an undefeated season with a 4-1 victory over Duluth East.
Prep Blog: State Hockey, Section Basketball Playoffs Highlight Busy WeekIt’s poised to be an intense and emotional week in St. Paul and around the Twin Cities as the best boys hockey teams in the state hit Xcel Energy Center for one of the best state tournaments around. That, and state tournament bids get handed out for next week’s boys state basketball tournament at Target Center.
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsA battle of conference unbeatens and two top 10 teams in boys basketball takes place Friday night in Minneapolis as DeLaSalle hosts St. Croix Lutheran in Tri-Metro Conference action.
Prep Blog: Week 6, Previewing 'The Big 4'A great rivalry in the Suburban East Conference will be renewed Friday night as Cretin-Derham Hall travels to Stillwater, with the Ponies looking to stay in the hunt for a league title. It's our featured game for WCCO-TV's High School Sports Rally.
Prep Blog: Week 5, Previewing 'The Big 4'It's another huge week for high school football, and our Game of the Week features a pair of undefeated teams that are ranked in the top 10 in Class 6A as Totino-Grace heads to Maple Grove in a Northwest Suburban Conference showdown.
Lakeville North Baseball Does Spring Training In FloridaYou have to do something about this weather, but what are your options? For Lakeville North High School, you go south to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Fla. With 80-degree temperatures, they work out - and this is a team that understands it is all about work.
ICYMI: High School Sports Rally For April 4, 2014The winter sports season is over, and the spring sports season is in a fight with Mother Nature.
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.
Lakeville North Overtakes Hopkins 84-82 For TitleJ.P. Macura went out a winner with Lakeville North. Macura scored 43 points and Connor Flack's bank shot in the lane gave the Panthers the lead for good with 18 seconds left in an 84-82 victory over Hopkins in the Class 4A boys state championship game Saturday night, the program's first title. "I wanted to leave everything out on the floor," said Macura, who will play at Xavier University next season.