Prep Blog: Previewing Last Year's 5A State Football FieldLast year in Class 5A, Mankato West returned to the top, beating Simley in the Prep Bowl as the Scarlets made their ninth state tournament appearance. It was their fourth championship. So out of last year's state tournament teams, which has the best chance to be holding the championship trophy at the Prep Bowl? Here is a look at what's head in Class 5A, based on last year's state tournament teams.
Prep Blog: State Dance Competition Highlights Weekend SportsThe state's best ski teams, both downhill and cross country, are at Giant's Ridge in Biwabik this week for their perspective state tournaments. This weekend, the best dance teams in Minnesota hit Target Center in Minneapolis to determine the best high kick and jazz programs in three classes in the state..
Mankato West's Ryan Schlichte Is AP Player Of YearMankato West quarterback Ryan Schlichte has been picked as the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school football. The award was announced Tuesday with the AP's all-state teams. Schlichte led the Scarlets to the Class 5A championship with a 42-19 victory Saturday over Simley.
Mankato West Beats Simley To Win Class 5A TitleRyan Schlichte threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Mankato West beat Simley 42-19 for the Class 5A football championship Saturday at the Prep Bowl.
Prep Blog: Previewing The Prep Bowl At TCF Bank StadiumIt's state championship week in high school football, what every kid who ever puts on pads and a helmet dreams about. It's also a bittersweet time for coaches and players because now there's a certainty: This is the last football game of the year.
Prep Blog: Section Semifinals, Previewing 'The Big 4'It's playoff time in high school football in Minnesota. That means we're in the heart of the fall, and every time a team takes the field the season is on the line. Athletes and teams hit the practice field in August and do the two-a-day practices for what starts now. It's a chance to have an opportunity to play for a spot in the state tournament.
Prep Blog: Previewing The State Wrestling TournamentThe state's top high school wrestlers will invade St. Paul this week for the State Wrestling Tournament, one of the most chaotic in the winter state tournament season. Xcel Energy Center is the host, and once the team competition commences Thursday morning, it's non-stop action over eight mats for three days.
ICYMI: High School Sports Rally: Sept. 20, 2013If you weren't able to attend some of the last high school football games of summer, we've got you covered. Below you will find our featured game as well as highlights from many others.
If You Missed It: High School Sports Rally For 2/1We've got all the winter sports action -- plus an interview with Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard -- right here.
Prep Blog: Top Weekend Match-UpsConference play is just a different animal in sports, no matter what level we’re talking about. But especially in high school, more and more conferences seem to balance out in Minnesota every year.
Prep Blog: Section Final Friday In Girls HockeyIt’s one of the most fun times of the year to be a high school sports fan. Tonight is section championship Friday in girls hockey, where some teams will realize their season goal of getting to the state tournament.
Prep Blog: Week 1, Previewing 'The Big 4'It’s Week 1 in the Minnesota high school football season. For the state’s powerhouses, it’s hopefully just the start of another successful run to the state tournament and maybe even the Metrodome.
All 3 Teams Return To Defend Wrestling TitlesThe Minnesota state high school wrestling tournament opens Thursday at Xcel Energy Center with a new three-day format.