Big prep wrestling stars gone, new crop set to shine

Defending 3A champ Shakopee is ranked No. 1 again but the state’s best team might be residing in Class 2A this winter. Plus other story lines for the season.

Hopkins' Bueckers named USA Basketball's Female Athlete of Year

December 13
Hopkins senior guard Paige Bueckers was named the Female Athlete of the Year by USA Basketball earlier this week.
The senior guard led Team USA to a gold medal in the FIBA Under-20 World Cup and the Royals to a 32-0 record and the Class 4A title last season.

Eastview's Steve Crowl leads Athletes of the Week for Dec. 2-7

December 9
Also recognized: Ben Carlson (East Ridge basketball), Noah Griswold (Holy Angels hockey), Mackenzie Kramer (St. Michael-Albertville basketball), Jamie Nelson (Andover hockey), Jimmy Snuggerud (Chaska hockey) and Libby Tuttle (Stillwater Nordic skiing).
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December 13

Thursday's prep results

Here's what happened in high school sports on Thursday:
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December 13

Thursday's metro prep roundup: Thissen leads No. 1 Eden Prairie over Eastview in boys' basketball

Ryan Thissen scored 23 points as No. 1-ranked Eden Prairie beat Eastview 69-61 in boys' basketball Thursday night at Eastview High School.
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.
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A look at the top athletes in the metro area from recent high school sporting events.
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December 11

Top metro gymnastics teams, 20 athletes to watch, new state meet home

Jim Paulsen’s teams and gymnasts of note, plus Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul will host the state meet once again.
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December 11

Three-time champion gymnast Chaney Neu recovering from knee surgery

Her coach at Champlin Park isn’t counting on her return this season as she focuses on rehab from an injury suffered last spring.
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December 11

Boys' swimming and diving story lines: 2A holds room for surprise

Three story lines for the 2019-20 season.
Phaizon Scott brought the Minneapolis North championship trophy to the crowd after the Polars defeated Rushford-Peterson 30-14. ] Shari L. Gross / sgr
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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.
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December 11

Boys' Alpine skiers, teams to watch this season

An early look across the metro area at who is likely to stand out in competition this winter.
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December 11

Metro-area boys' Nordic skiers, teams to watch this season

An early look at who's set to stand out this winter leading up to the state meet in February.
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December 11

Girls' Nordic skiers to watch, top teams

An early-in-the-year look at metro-area top performers who are expected to stand out between now and the state meet in February.
Eden Prairie players celebrated their state 6A football title.
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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.
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December 11

Metro-area girls' Alpine skiers to watch, top teams

An early-in-the-year look at who's set to stand out between now and the state meet in February.
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December 11

Tuesday's metro prep roundup: Prior Lake wins on late three in girls' basketball

Haidyn Pitsch made a three-point shot with 29.7 seconds left in the game to give Prior Lake a 65-64 victory over visiting Eagan in girls' basketball. Pitsch led the Lakers with 21 points.
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December 11

Tuesday's preps results

Here's what happened in high school sports on Tuesday:
Wayzata received the Bay Bell trophy, part of the rivalry between these two teams. Wayzata beat Minnetonka 14-0. Friday, September 28, 2012
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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.
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December 10

Kyli Nelson, Red Wing thump Faribault in Big 9 Conference girls' basketball duel

Red Wing stuck to its identity of tough defense and strong shooting to keep its unbeaten season going strong, as the Wingers defeated Big 9 Conference foe Faribault 77-31.
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December 10

Girls' hockey: Hill-Murray shuts out rival Simley to keep perfect league record intact

The Pioneers improved to 3-0 in the Metro East Conference standings behind Nina Steigauf's two-goal effort.
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December 10
The Gophers’ offer to Farmington’s Sophie Hart, left, “brought a big smile” to her face. Minnesota hasn’t signed a frontcourt player from th

Rebuilding bridges: Whalen offers U scholarships to 13 state players

Lindsay Whalen is working hard to overcome the lack of interest toward state recruits by her predecessor, Marlene Stollings. The recruiting of a junior from Farmington is an example.
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December 10

Longtime Minnesota prep football coach Dave Nelson retiring

Nelson was head coach at Blaine and later Minnetonka, leading each program for 18 seasons and making a combined six championship game appearances.
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December 9

Top boys' basketball games: New-look Rochester John Marshall takes on upstart Northfield

The Rockets, no longer with Michael or Matthew Hurt at the helm, meet the Raiders on Tuesday in a Big 9 Conference tilt.
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December 9

Top girls' basketball games: Farmington gets early season test from South Suburban foe Shakopee

The Tigers begin their journey for a second consecutive league title with a game Tuesday against the upstart Sabers.
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December 9

Top boys' hockey games: Lakeville South, Rosemount have southern suburbs buzzing

The Cougars and Irish, who play Saturday, both begin the week undefeated and are focused on reaching the state tournament.
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December 9

Top girls' hockey games: Old acquaintances Forest Lake, Andover renew budding rivalry

Rangers' star Breja Parent and Huskies' standout Jamie Nelson have robust supporting casts. The teams play Thursday.
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December 8
SMB Wolfpack quarterback Jalen Suggs (1) ran the ball for a first down in the first quarter against Rocori.

Jalen Suggs of SMB Wolfpack is chosen Mr. Football

Suggs passed for 2,213 yards and 25 touchdowns and rushed for 978 yards and 12 touchdowns