Mike Randolph

Former Duluth East boys' hockey coach Mike Randolph takes assistant coach job with St. Thomas Academy

The longtime coach resigned from Duluth East in June amid an investigation.
High Schools
July 16
Chaska teammates celebrated their 45-43 win against Rosemount.

Bold, efficient Chaska basketball is All-Metro Girls' Team of the Year

The Hawks, after defeating one of the nation's top high school teams in Hopkins, won their first state basketball title in school history with a grinding performance.
High Schools
July 16
Talented Simley wrestling took dominance to new level this season

Talented Simley wrestling took dominance to new level this season

The Star Tribune All-Metro Sports Award winner for boys' team of the year, the nationally ranked Spartans overwhelmed opponents with a lineup that had no weaknesses.
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High Schools
July 15
Khalid El-Amin has been named basketball coach at St. Thomas Academy.

Khalid El-Amin named basketball coach at St. Thomas Academy

The former Minneapolis North star has been an assistant coach and trainer since retiring from a professional career that included mostly playing in Europe.
High Schools
July 15
The big list: Star Tribune First Team All-Metro athletes

The big list: Star Tribune First Team All-Metro athletes

More than 100 athletes were named to Star Tribune All-Metro first teams this year in team sports. Here's the complete list by sport.
High Schools
July 15
The Star Tribune Girls’ Golfer of the Year Isabella McCauley of Simle stood for a portrait Thursday at the Southview Country Club. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE

Simley golfer McCauley is Star Tribune All-Metro Girls' Athlete of the Year

The No. 1-ranked high school girls' player in the state became the youngest in state history to play in the Women's U.S. Open
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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July 15
Three-sport standout Ratzlaff is Star Tribune All-Metro Boys' Athlete of the Year

Three-sport standout Ratzlaff is Star Tribune All-Metro Boys' Athlete of the Year

The Rosemount senior, who excelled in football, hockey and baseball, has this advice to kids: "Play all sports and see what you love to do.''
High Schools
July 15
Late start, perfect finish: Stillwater synchronized swimming is Star Tribune All-Metro Team Champion

Late start, perfect finish: Stillwater synchronized swimming is Star Tribune All-Metro Team Champion

The perennially strong program, after not being able to compete a year ago, won its first state championship since 2003.
High Schools
July 15
Megan Schultze, Coon Rapids girls’ swimming, senior, 2020-21. Submitted photo

Record-breaking, award-winning Coon Rapids girls' swimmer tears it up in the classroom, too

Megan Schultze, a National Merit Scholar when she's not in the pool, is the winner of the Star Tribune All-Metro Sports Student First Award.
Minnehaha Academy celebrated winning the Class 2A girls' basketball title in 2019.
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July 15
Eastview dance teams, jazz and high kick state champions, 2020-21 season. Photo by Jenny Raiche

Eastview dance team has a thing with being the best

The Lightning's high kick and jazz teams repeated as undefeated state champions for the second year in a row, earning distinction as a Star Tribune All-Metro Team Champion.
High Schools
July 14
Star Tribune Spring Metro Players of the Year

Star Tribune Spring Metro Players of the Year

The pandemic stole their 2020 season. But when given the chance to play this year, they rose to the top of their sports in the Twin Cities area.
High Schools
July 13
Referee Fred Gracia on the turf after he was hit by Emmanuel Durón during a Texas high school football game last season.

Texas high school football player who assaulted a referee seeks a new start

With grace from the referee, the Texas football player is getting a second chance.
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.
High Schools
July 13
Winter Metro Players of the Year included Maya nnaji of Hopkins (girls’ basketball), Bennett Tabor of Simley (wrestling) and Anna Mielke of Watertow

Star Tribune Winter Metro Players of the Year

For a time their season was put on hold. But when it resumed, these top athletes emerged as the Star Tribune's picks as the best in their sports.
High Schools
July 13
(Clockwise from top left) Washburn High school coach Ryan Galindo, the South High team practices with the Minneapolis skyline as a backdrop, South coa

Minneapolis coaches huddled best when stakes were much higher than football

Their athletes isolated by the pandemic and rocked by unrest after George Floyd's killing, city football coaches stepped up, earning the Star Tribune All-Metro Sports Award for boys' team coach of the year.
High Schools
July 13
Ginger Flohaug

Centennial girls' soccer motto took on new meaning as coach steps down

Everyday passion fueled Ginger Flohaug, the Star Tribune All-Metro Sports Awards Girls' Team Coach of the Year, to a final highly successful 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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July 12

Duluth East hires Steve Pitoscia as boys' hockey head coach

The Greyhounds alum, with 30 years of experience as a player, coach and hockey volunteer, replaces Mike Randolph, who resigned earlier this year after leading the program for 32 years.
High Schools
July 12
Fall Metro Athletes of the Year include Khyah Harper of Centennial, Jake Ratzlaff of Rosemount and Ramzi Ouro-Akondo of Southwest.

Star Tribune Fall Metro Players of the Year

They stood out in seasons started amid the pandemic, without the hope of state tournaments, and flourished all the same.
High Schools
July 12
Eden Prairie forward Jackson Blake (43) is overcome with emotion while defender Kam Langefels (24) stands over him after Blake scored the winning goal

From 'bloody nose alley,' Eden Prairie's Jackson Blake scored his biggest goal

The Star Tribune All-Metro Awards Play of the Year was the Eagles junior's dramatic goal, scored in double-overtime, that won a state championship.
High Schools
July 12
Henry Shannon III is the recipient of the Star Tribune All-Metro Sports Courage in Competition Award.

After his mom died, Eastview player did what she would have wanted

'I just flourished,'' said Henry Shannon III. recipient of the Star Tribune All-Metro Sports Courage in Competition Award. His route from B team to varsity to Division II scholarship player is uncommon.
Colleges
July 12
Chet Holmgren.

Minnesota's Holmgren MVP as USA wins under-19 World Cup title

Former Minnehaha Academy standout Chet Holmgren had 10 points and five assists in the championship game and was named the tournament's top player.
High Schools
July 10
Allie Murphy

All-Metro Sports Awards: Edina's Murphy brought race issues to the forefront

Motivated by reading stories of players at schools around the country being barred from speaking out, Edina's Allie Murphy decided to bring the movement to her basketball team. Her efforts earned Murphy the Star Tribune All-Metro Sports Difference Maker Award.