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'Biggest cheerleader': Edina star shows she belongs on Olympic volleyball team

Jordan Thompson has grown into a star for the top-ranked Americans, combining ferocious kills, enthusiasm for her team and bloodlines that reach into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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.

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.

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.

Boys' volleyball supporters power on after MSHSL won't sanction sport

To most boys' volleyball supporters, the Minnesota State High School League's recent rejection of their sport's attempt at league sanction only steeled their resolve.

Power of parents: Prep all-star football game set for Saturday at St. John's

The annual game had been canceled amid the pandemic but a parent-led fundraising effort will give the state's top seniors one last chance to play.

Prep athletes of the week: Rosemount's Paige Zender delivers on her big softball moment

Rosemount's sophomore first baseman delivered when her opportunity arose in the Class 4A softball state championship game.

Tuesday's state softball roundup

In Class 4A, Forest Lake's big bats put Rangers in Class 4A title game

Stillwater's Benning is the Star Tribune's Metro Player of the Year

With a fastball clocked at 69 mph, Ponies softball ace Allison Benning dominates hitters with a speed few peers can attain while also relying on a well-developed pitching IQ.

State boys' volleyball meet set despite league's vote against sanctioning

Sixteen teams will participate in the tournament, which will be held Wednesday and Thursday in Shakopee.