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Mountain bike racing exploding in popularity in high school ranks

The Shakopee High School mountain bike team gathered before a ride at the Bloomington Ferry Unit trail recently.

From 150 athletes in 2012 to more than 1,000 now, mountain bike racing is exploding as a prep sport.

Orono's Thomas brings 'hype' with commitment to Gophers basketball

Jarvis Thomas spoke with reporters after announcing his commitment to the University of Minnesota men's basketball team.

Jarvis Thomas, a senior forward, is a fast-rising prospect on the Minnesota basketball landscape and has given Richard Pitino another in-state recruit for the 2018 class.

L.L. Bean's Outdoor Discovery School trying to hook beginners on outdoors

The mission is simply to soothe the apprehensions of those trying nature on for size.

Summer schooling in session for new boys' basketball coaches

New coaches at DeLaSalle, Lakeville South and East Ridge embrace the opportunity.

Minnesota high school fishing teams teeming with interest

Sport's growth is expected to top 700 students this year.

Photo essay: High school sports moments to savor from 2016-17

Here's a look at some moments, memorable in big and small ways -- especially for those playing the games -- from the 2016-17 high school sports year.

Hobey Baker winner named new coach at 2A hockey champ Grand Rapids

Former UMD player Chris Marinucci, who won the award in 1994, had been an assistant coach under Trent Klatt, who stepped down earlier this year.

Anoka pitcher Amber Elliott named Ms. Softball

The right-hander capped an impressive season with a record-setting performance in the Class 4A tournament.

Scoggins: Ex-Hopkins star in NFL hosts camp with focus on leadership

Marcus Williams envisioned something more useful than a few hours on the field and a picture with a pro football player. Here's how his idea came to life at a Minneapolis park.

Burnsville's Sam Carlson named Mr. Baseball

The Blaze right-hander was given the award following an impressive senior season.

What now? High school sports walk off into summer

It's summer — now what? A coach and two returning athletes look ahead to promoting a sport, celebrating a bit more and mixing some fun into the offseason regimen

Wisconsin varsity basketball teams to go on shot clock

Wisconsin high school basketball teams will soon be on the clock.

Mounds View football head coach resigns to become school's activities director

Jim Galvin, who coached for 26 years at the school, replaces Bob Madison, who is taking a position with the Minnesota State High School League.

Oops: 'Mittlestadt' honored at Wrigley Field before NHL draft

NHL draft prospect Casey Mittelstadt of Eden Prairie is in Chicago ahead of the draft, but the Cubs proved he's not yet a household name.

Prep athletes of the week: Eden Prairie's Sammie Morton finishes three-for-five in lacrosse titles

The senior midfielder scored 11 goals in three state tournament games in helping the Eagles win their third consecutive state title.

Monday's preps results

Here's Monday's high school sports results:

4A baseball: Eden Prairie 5, Forest Lake 1

Eden Prairie beat Forest Lake 5-1 in the Class 4A baseball title game at Target Field on Monday evening.

3A baseball: Waconia 6, Hibbing 1

The unbeaten Waconia Wildcats, behind pitcher Dillon Whittaker's five-hitter, defeated Hibbing 6-1 for their 26th victory of the season.

2A baseball: Minnehaha Academy 6, Pierz 3

Minnehaha Academy beat Pierz 6-4 to win the Class 2A baseball title at Target Field on Monday.