Shakopee will be the only South Suburban Conference school competing for a state team wrestling championship next week.
Stillwater, the team that thwarted Lakeville North’s attempt for back-to-back state Class AA gymnastics championships, will go into Saturday’s Panther Invitational at Lakeville North as the favorite.
Players who starred at South Suburban Conference high schools have helped lead their college football teams deep into the postseason, and now are up for major individual awards.
Rosemount’s boys and Farmington’s girls will defend their team championships in the South Suburban Conference cross country meet Friday afternoon at Eagan High School.
To be clear, the Eagle Invitational doesn’t decide the state large-school volleyball champion. But it almost always identifies teams that will make a run at it.
Several teams that appeared in the state Class AA cross country preseason rankings will test themselves at the 17th annual Irish Invitational on Friday at Rosemount High School.
J.T. Brown, who led Rosemount High School to a section championship game in 2008 and helped Minnesota-Duluth win an NCAA championship in 2011, is one of the latest Minnesota natives to get a chance to pull on a Minnesota Wild jersey.
Winter is slowly loosening its grip on Minnesota, which means it shouldn’t be long before high school sports finally can get rolling. But teams won’t have the luxury of easing into the season.
Lakeville North rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to defeat Farmington 55-53 on Tuesday night in a game each team likely needed to win to retain realistic hope of winning the South Suburban Conference girls basketball championship.
Both defending state champions and the top three teams in the state Class AA rankings are scheduled to compete at the Lakeville North Invitational gymnastics meet Saturday.
South Suburban Conference teams occupied five of the top eight spots in this week’s state Class 3A volleyball rankings, which shouldn’t be a surprise after last weekend’s tournament results.
Five teams representing local youth soccer clubs reached championship games in the USA Cup Weekend tournament Sunday at the National Sports Center in Blaine.
Sam Carlson didn’t need long to settle the question of pros versus college, signing last week with the Seattle Mariners, the team that picked him in the second round of the Major League Baseball Draft.
The spring National Letter of Intent signing period started Wednesday. Here are some of the local high school athletes who were expected to finalize plans for their college futures:
Lakeville North is No. 1 in the first high school Class AA gymnastics rankings released this week by the state coaches association. The Panthers are one of three South Suburban Conference teams in the top 10.