High Schools
December 3
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
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.
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High Schools
December 1

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
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
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.
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High Schools
November 25

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,…
East Metro
November 25

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 24
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.
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High Schools
November 23
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…
Coronavirus
November 19
Emma Wasiloski, 13, an eighth grader at North Heights Christian Academy who plays for Concordia Academy’s C volleyball team and elite club volleybal

Tears, frustration, resignation as prep sports takes another shutdown

Gov. Tim Walz's shutdown of youth and high school sports until mid-December delays the start of winter sports as part of new restrictions to curb rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases.
Gophers
November 19
Minneapolis Lakers Youth Traveling Basketball Program participated in a Lakeville tourney last weekend after the team implemented a masking policy.

Youth sports pause saddens advocates still seeking ways to play

Gov. Walz' announcement means community center and school gyms and indoor hockey rinks will be off-limits until at least the week before Christmas for the tens of thousands of children playing on youth teams in basketball, hockey and other sports programs across the state.
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.
Gophers
November 18

Reaction to Minnesota's four-week pause in youth sports activities

waiting game Reaction to the four-week pause in youth sports activities starting Saturday: “With no school, they’ve lost ties with their friends. Take away sports…
November 18

Terry test story with video

This is a test homepage deck.
November 18

Week 7 Minnesota high school football highlights

Watch some of the big plays from Minnesota high school football on Tuesday. Highlights provided by Prep Spotlight TV. Tap on our sports TV/radio listings for a link to live webstreams of games around Minnesota.
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High Schools
November 9
Chisago Lakes volleyball coach Hannah Lindstrom.

After devastating end to season, Chisago Lakes coach serves up life lessons

Helping players work through what happened last week when the school board ended the fall sports season has been a challenge for Hannah Lindstrom and her allies in the volleyball community.
High Schools
November 8

Huge upset: Winless St. Louis Park knocks off undefeated Orono

After Saturday's game Orono fell to 4-1. St. Louis Park improved to 1-4. (Plus, a look at the top 10)
Preps Insider
November 5
New COVID wave sidelines Chisago Lakes sports, seasons could be ended

New COVID wave sidelines Chisago Lakes sports, seasons could be ended

The volleyball team has played three games, the football team just one. A school board meeting Thursday evening is expected to decide if they'll be any more.
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High Schools
November 4
Minnehaha Academy center Chet Holmgren

Chet Holmgren's Minnesota AAU team gets ESPN date

Team Sizzle, will play as part of a boys' high school basketball triple-header. Holmgren, of Minnehaha Academy, is currently ESPN's top-ranked senior.
StribSports Upload
November 3
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Watertown-Mayer ends three-year football losing streak in convincing way

Not only did the team break the streak, it happened against an opponent that had a winning record this season and beaten the Royals soundly over the last two seasons.
High Schools
October 28
JJ - 583 & 811 Test Rare sweep of sprints by North St. Paul track star in jeopardy

JJ - 583 & 811 Test Rare sweep of sprints by North St. Paul track star in jeopardy

JJ - 583 & 811 Test