High Schools
December 7, 2020

Shortened season but long on talent: Meet the 2020 Star Tribune All-Metro volleyball team

See who made the second and third teams as well.
High Schools
December 7, 2020

Dedication to less glamorous work elevates Lauren Crowl to Star Tribune 2020 Metro Player of the Year

Already elite from the front row, the 6-4 Eastview senior, who will play for the Gophers next year, became a more complete player and rallying force as a team leader.
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Blog Preps Insider: Inside stories on Minnesota high school sports
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Our high school sports staff takes you behind the scenes on the latest news and looks at the issues facing athletes, coaches and teams.
High Schools
December 4, 2020
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Podcast: Hints of a winter sports return, celebrating prep football's finest

The Star Tribune's Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque critique their work picking their All-Metro football teams and the Minnesota State High School League's plan for getting sports back in action.
High Schools
December 3, 2020
Fewer fans than usual could be seen in the stands for the semi-final game between Hopkins and Stillwater.   ]  JEFF WHEELER • Jeff.Wheeler@startribu

Minnesota prep winter sports target three start dates amid COVID-19 concerns

The season could start as soon as Dec. 21 and as late as Jan. 18, depending on when state officials will allow youth sports to resume.
Preps Insider
December 3, 2020
Minnesota among one of 30 states still considering spring prep sports

Minnesota among one of 30 states still considering spring prep sports

While it waits on whether spring sports will resume, the Minnesota State High School League acknowledged growing logistical challenges to doing so today.
Wayzata received the Bay Bell trophy, part of the rivalry between these two teams. Wayzata beat Minnetonka 14-0. Friday, September 28, 2012
Sports
Talking Preps Podcast
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Star Tribune prep reporters David La Vaque and James Paulsen are bringing all you Minnesota high school sports enthusiasts another way to stay connected to the action.
High Schools
December 1, 2020

St. Paul native Jimmy Robinson, pioneering Black basketball official, dies at 88

Robinson was named NCAA Living Legend recipient in 2019.
High Schools
December 1, 2020
Fewer fans than usual could be seen in the stands for the opening tipoff between Hopkins and Stillwater.   ]  JEFF WHEELER • Jeff.Wheeler@startribun

Minnesota State High School League readies for restarting winter sports, state tournaments

MSHSL task force recommends Dec. 21 restart, full spring slate.
High Schools
November 30, 2020

Richfield quarterback directs 2020 Star Tribune All-Metro first team offense

See who made the second team as well.
Blake forward Carly Bullock (22) is a prolific goal-scorer and a tough player defensively as well. The senior is bound for Princeton next year.
Athletes of the Week Prep athletes of the week
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A look at the top athletes in the metro area from recent high school sporting events.
High Schools
November 30, 2020

Star Tribune All-Metro football first team defense stacks up tough, talented

See who made the second team as well.
High Schools
November 30, 2020

Football's Metro Player of the Year Jake Ratzlaff is 'just a different cat'

The big-hitting two-way player, who plans to play college football for Wisconsin, helped lead the Rosemount to an undefeated season. He's also a first-rate hockey player.
High Schools
November 30, 2020
Jake Ratzlaff (21) of Rosemount, Rosemount vs Champlin Park 10/30/20 Photo by Korey McDermott, SportsEngine

Rosemount two-sport star Jake Ratzlaff says he will play football at Wisconsin

The 6-3, 215-pound three-star recruit had previously given a verbal commitment to Minnesota to play hockey.
Minnehaha Academy celebrated winning the Class 2A girls' basketball title in 2019.
Watch and listen Minnesota high school sports live on the web
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Watch and listen to high school sports from around the metro area and around Minnesota. Here are the web sites that get you to the games.
High Schools
November 27, 2020

Late start, early end: How the prep football season played out

From the first kickoffs on Oct. 9 to the final whistles on Nov. 20, the games offered a slice of normal.
High Schools
November 25, 2020

Former Lakeville high school softball coached charged with stealing from booster club

A former Lakeville high school softball coach was charged Wednesday with stealing more than $15,000 from booster club funds over the last two years.Eric Heflin,…
High Schools
November 25, 2020
Rogers’ Zach Evenson (11) looks a running lane against Elk River in a Class 5A section championship on Nov. 20. Section 6 re-shuffled its schedule s

Chaotic playoffs produced Minnesota prep football section champions every which way

Thirty-six championships were awarded, far fewer than the number of sections statewide, as teams switched opponents or in some cases didn't play at all as COVID-19 disrupted postseason playoffs.
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Best of the best: Prep wrestling, gymnastics honor rolls
Honor rolls Best of the best: Prep wrestling, gymnastics honor rolls
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A look at the top achievers in gymnastics and wrestling during the 2019-20 season. The list is updated every week.
East Metro
November 25, 2020

Wayne Erickson, longtime North St. Paul basketball and softball coach, dies at 80

Wayne Erickson utilized his skills as an industrial arts teacher to add a personal touch to the end-of-the-season banquets for the girls basketball and softball…
High Schools
November 25, 2020
Cambridge-Isanti running back Gaven Ziebarth (9) scored the game-winning touchdown against Tartan with 47.8 second left on the clock, capping a perfor

Talking Preps podcast: Who are the mythical No. 1 teams in Minnesota prep football?

The Star Tribune's Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque make the case for their favorites in a season that offered no clear answers, call out some personal football highlights and, with the winter season on pause, walk through recent high school league budget news.
High Schools
November 25, 2020
Nov. 20 Minnesota prep football highlights

Nov. 20 Minnesota prep football highlights

Watch some of the big plays from Minnesota high school football on Friday. Highlights provided by Prep Spotlight TV. Tap on our sports TV/radio listings for a link to live webstreams of games around Minnesota.
Phaizon Scott brought the Minneapolis North championship trophy to the crowd after the Polars defeated Rushford-Peterson 30-14. ] Shari L. Gross / sgr
High Schools
Scores, news updates, more on our high school Live Blog
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Our 24/7 Live Blog has photos, updates, scores and more from around Minnesota. Check it out for the latest.
High Schools
November 24, 2020
Champlin Park played White Bear Lake in a Class 6A football playoff game on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 at Champlin Park High School in Champlin, Minnesota

Smaller schools in Minnesota see smaller fee hikes to help high school league finances

Without state tournaments budgeted for this year, schools are being asked to fund more than half of the Minnesota State High School League's budget.
High Schools
November 23, 2020
Former Hopkins star Paige Bueckers (1), who was Minnesota's Miss Basketball and the Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year last year, is a freshman wit

UConn women's basketball pauses activities after positive COVID test

Former Hopkins star Paige Bueckers, who was Minnesota's Miss Basketball and the Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year last year, is a freshman with the Huskies.
High Schools
November 23, 2020
Avery Bolles, Andover volleyball, soph. in action vs. Coon Rapids in 2020

Prep athletes of the week: Kills are thrills for Andover volleyball's Avery Bolles

AVERY BOLLESAndover • volleyballDespite the relatively sudden conclusion to the volleyball season, the springy sophomore outside hitter had nothing but good things to say about…