Stillwater girls shut out White Bear Lake to complete soccer regular season undefeated

A first-half goal from Sophia Steblay and a second-half strike by Lexi Huber helped the Ponies, ranked No. 4 in the Class 2A coaches’ poll, keep its spot atop the Suburban East Conference standings.

As prep football starts, St. Paul Humboldt players challenge the odds

September 29
Shawn Jones, 15, was one of 11 players who showed up for the first football practice of the year at St. Paul Humboldt High School.
Only 11 players showed up for the first practice at Humboldt. And with the district in distance learning because of COVID-19, team information isn't as easily shared and transportation isn't readily available.

Expectations vary for Polars' volleyball, football teams, excitement does not

September 28
Coach Stephanie Blanda, left, encouraged McKenzie Khang to stay low in a squat for a passing drill during the first day of girls’ volleyball tryouts
On the first official day of practice -- pushed into late September by coronavirus concerns that temporarily postponed fall seasons into the spring -- the volleyball and football teams at North St. Paul were all about energy and optimism in their returns to the court and field.
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September 29

Tuesday's preps results

Here's all the finals from Tuesday's high school sports action:
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September 29
Eden Prairie senior XX runner Isaac Hartman en route to a victory in a Lake Conference meet

Prep athletes of the week: Eden Prairie runner gets second victory of season

Isaas Hartman won a Lake Conference meet at St. Michael-Albertville last week, taking first place in the 5K race in a time of 16:15.0.
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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.
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September 28

Monday's preps results

Here are the high school results from Monday's action:
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September 28

Football practice at Humboldt High School

Humboldt High School football starts back up, following new COVID-19 precautions.
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September 28

High school football, volleyball start up again in North St. Paul

Football and volleyball practices took place at North St. Paul on Monday, the restart of fall sports after being postponed by the coronavirus pandemic.
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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September 28
Hockey season proposals await approval amid talk of later starts

Hockey season proposals await approval amid talk of later starts

The Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association proposed two scenarios for boys' hockey, the more ambitious of which features 24 games and full section and state tournaments. The girls' season could be delayed by up to six weeks.
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September 26
Eden Prairie coach Mike Grant during the Class 6A state tournament in 2018.

Mike Grant to leave Eden Prairie activities director post Jan. 1

Grant, 63, will remain as the school's football coach. His teams have won 11 state championships since he took that job in 1992.
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September 25

Loneliness of socially distanced running makes cross-country athletes own best fans

The COVID-19 pandemic has split team training into pods. Even at the starting line, runners take off in waves governed in size by health department guidelines.
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.
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September 25
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Watch: Minnesota's return of fall prep sports on StribSports Live

Join us for s special StribSports Live as Michael Rand hosts a discussion about Monday's decision to start up high school football and volleyball in Minnesota.
High Schools
September 25
Minneapolis prep soccer teams blend sides to avoid blowouts

Minneapolis prep soccer teams blend sides to avoid blowouts

The trend started in Minneapolis recently when Henry and Southwest decided to play a blended scrimmage instead of a game in which a lopsided outcome would have been certain.
High Schools
September 24

Vargas goal lifts Hill-Murray girls to triumph over rival Mahtomedi

Ariadna Vargas' second-half tally secured the Pioneers their fourth consecutive victory.
Minnehaha Academy celebrated winning the Class 2A girls' basketball title in 2019.
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September 24

Breck boys strike for three goals late to put away soccer rival Blake

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September 24
A pod of Wayzata football players gathered for a meeting after practice Monday. ] JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com Defending Class 6A cha

Podcast: After Monday's big news, what happens now in prep sports?

In the latest Talking Preps, the Star Tribune's David La Vaque and Paul Klauda sort through unfinished business after this week's decision to restart football and volleyball, including what the rest of the fall and winter will be like.
High Schools
September 23

St. Paul Central boys triumph over St. Paul Como Park to remain unbeaten

Thomas Bump scored a pair of second-half goals to lift the Minutemen to victory.
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.
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September 22
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins looked up at a replay on the scoreboard during Sunday’s game at Indianapolis.

Souhan: Prep football on way back, Kirk Cousins on way down

A lot of news to catch up on, including the very quick and sudden end to the Vikings season and the belated start of high school football.
High Schools
September 22
Wayzata football coach Lambert Brown gathered his players at the end of an optional practice Monday evening. “Now we have something to play for,”

'Did you see that?' Prep athletes excited to get fall season back

The decision to resume football and volleyball this fall, albeit with shortened seasons and most likely without state tournaments, generated plenty of excitement across Minnesota.
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September 22
Garrett Prestholdt warmed up during Woodbury High School football practice on Monday. Teams resume play next month.

Minnesota prep football, volleyball approved for fall

The highly anticipated outcome drew more than 400 listeners to the league's virtual board meeting, where they heard impassioned dialogue about the risks involved.
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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September 21

Work remains for MSHSL after vote to restore fall football and volleyball

The next board meeting comes on Oct. 1.
Coronavirus
September 21
Back when they played: Delano High School is aglow beneath lights and a setting sun.

Sports cause outbreaks. Restart them anyway? Answer expected today

On Monday the Minnesota State High School League is poised to decide whether thousands of football and volleyball players can resume playing.
High Schools
September 19

To play or wait: What's at stake for Monday meeting on restarting football, volleyball

The Minnesota State High School League's board of directors will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Monday to revisit, and possibly reverse, its Aug. 4 decision to shift the football and volleyball seasons to spring.