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Minnesota State High School League
September 12, 2017
School board: Looking at lacrosse changes
The Brainerd School Board Monday night learned what it would take to move lacrosse from a club sport to a Minnesota State High School League...
September 12, 2017 - 5:00am
August 29, 2017
Nordic Skiing: Warriors' Baker named assistant coach of year
Clint Baker of the Brainerd Warriors has been named the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association Nordic Skiing Assistant Coach of the...
August 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
August 9, 2017
Prep sports: MSHSL's Stead to step down
Minnesota State High School League Executive Director Dave Stead announced to the Board of Directors Tuesday he will transition to senior staff, effective Feb. 1. Stead, in his 31st year with the League, has been the executive director since 1988. He is just the sixth executive director...
August 9, 2017 - 4:30am
June 27, 2017
Clay Target: StMA, New Prague's Glazer capture gold medals
PRIOR LAKE—St. Michael-Albertville won top honors in the Minnesota State High School League's Clay Target State Tournament Saturday at the Minneapolis Gun Club. In winning the fourth annual state tournament, presented jointly with the Minnesota State High School Clay Target...
June 27, 2017 - 7:00am
June 11, 2017
BHS speech & debate team set for nationals
Members of the Brainerd High School speech and debate team are looking for a good showing at the 2017 National Speech and Debate Association...
June 11, 2017 - 10:10pm
May 31, 2017
Clay Target: W-DC Wolverines win conference title
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines trap team won its first-ever conference crown this season. In the final week of competition, WDC racked up 6,231.5 total points to capture the Class 6, Conference 1, championship. The Wolverines seized the conference lead after Week 3, working their...
May 31, 2017 - 10:30am
May 15, 2017
School Board: Committee meetings could be closed to public
The Brainerd School Board Monday night took the first step toward closing its committee meetings to the public. The board unanimously approved...
May 15, 2017 - 11:24am
March 24, 2017
Boys Basketball: Minnehaha leaves Annandale in dust
MINNEAPOLIS—Top-seeded Minnehaha Academy used an eye-popping second-half blitz to sprint past Annandale for a 76-44 victory in the Class 2A semifinals Friday night at Target Center. Freshman guard Jalen Suggs led the way, scoring 16 of his 23 points in the decisive run that...
March 24, 2017 - 9:24pm
March 23, 2017
Boys Basketball: Apple Valley moves on to play Champlin Park
MINNEAPOLIS—Junior guard Tre Jones scored 11 of his 19 points in the second half to help the No. 3-seeded Eagles pull away for a 77-54 victory over No. 2 Maple Grove in the Class 4A semifinals on Thursday night at Target Center. The victory sends the Eagles (29-2) into the big-school...
March 23, 2017 - 11:05pm
Hockey: Merrifield resident back from 59th straight state tournament
For many hockey players, their enthusiasm and commitment to the sport continues long after they hang up their skates. So it is with Jeff Shelstad,...
March 23, 2017 - 10:00am
March 21, 2017
Boys Basketball: State tournament opens today
The Minnesota State High School League Boys Basketball Tournament opens Wednesday, March 22, and runs through Saturday, March 25, at various venues in the Twin Cities. Quarterfinals will be played at Williams Arena on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis and at Target...
March 21, 2017 - 11:17pm
March 19, 2017
Girls Basketball: Elk River, Orono, Roseau, Goodhue state champs
MINNEAPOLIS—Elk River entered the Class 4A state tournament undefeated, but perhaps a bit under-appreciated while being in the long shadow of Hopkins. Hopkins is Minnesota's most dominant high school girls basketball program in the modern era, and it, too entered the state tournament...
March 19, 2017 - 7:21pm
March 17, 2017
Girls State Basketball: Sauk Centre to take on Roseau in championship
MINNEAPOLIS—Sauk Centre defeated Watertown-Mayer 58-41 in the semifinals of the girls basketball state tournament Friday night at Williams Arena. The win puts Sauk Centre against Roseau in the championship game set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Williams Arena. Roseau 79, New London-Spicer...
March 17, 2017 - 11:50pm
Wrestling: Warriors' first state champion dies
Dennis Stamp, a 1965 Brainerd High School graduate and the Warriors' first state wrestling champion, died of lymphoma March 13 according to Wikipedia....
March 17, 2017 - 4:30am
Girls Basketball: Elk River edges Lakeville North in semifinals
MINNEAPOLIS—For the first time in the four-class era, two undefeated girls basketball teams will meet for a state championship. Elk River ensured that with a 57-56 victory over Lakeville North in the Class 4A semifinals at 8 p.m. Thursday night at Williams Arena on the University...
March 17, 2017 - 12:25am