Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsThere is nothing better than the postseason when it comes to high school sports. For many programs, it's about proving the resume that was built over the course of the regular season. This week, we feature two hockey playoff games and top match-ups in boys hockey and boys basketball.
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsWe have four huge match-ups on Friday across the state in basketball and hockey, and virtually all are top-10 teams squaring off. A big win can give a team momentum heading into the playoffs, and while nobody likes to lose, it can serve as a gauge for where your team needs to get better.
Prep Blog: Friday's Top Basketball Match-UpsIt's a big weekend for many high school basketball teams as conference races around the Twin Cities are heating up. There are some big games Friday night with conference implications featuring highly-ranked teams facing each other across the Twin Cities both in boys and girls basketball.
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsWe're getting a break, albeit brief, from the subzero temperatures that become the norm with winter in Minnesota. But just as the bitter cold returns to Minnesota, things will be heating up inside gyms and hockey arenas this weekend as several top teams are facing each other.
Prep Blog: Friday's Top High School Match-UpsIt might be early January and our winter weather is finally turning frigid after a mild start, but conference races in the winter high school sports are starting to heat up and take shape.
Prep Blog: Friday's Top High School Match-UpsMany of the state's top winter teams are in action this weekend before taking a break for the holidays. Here are some of Friday's top match-ups in basketball and hockey.
Prep Blog: A Look Back At The Prep BowlTCF Bank Stadium hosted the Prep Bowl last weekend, marking the end of the 2015 high school football season in Minnesota. There were 14 teams playing for trophies over the course of two days. When it was all over, one team was celebrating and the other was devastated. Here are storylines from each match-up in the Prep Bowl.
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: State Quarterfinals, Previewing 'The Big 4'You know we're in the heart of the fall season when it's the end of October and we've already seen our first snow fall. It wasn't significant Wednesday, but at least a few flakes fell around most of the state. Between that and the state football tournament taking shape, it's a great time of the year to be a prep sports fan.
Prep Blog: Section Finals, Previewing 'The Big 4'It's section championship weekend in high school football. Across the state Friday and Saturday, state tournament bids are on the line as teams battle to become one of the eight left battling for a championship among the seven classes in the state.
Prep Blog: Section Playoffs, Previewing 'The Big 4'It's mid-October, the air is crisp and it's time to win or go home on the Minnesota high school football season. The prep football playoffs actually got started with several games Tuesday and Wednesday night. Those games helped set up what should be an exciting Friday and Saturday of high school football.