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Surging Gophers softball team enters first Big Ten series at No. 21 Northwestern

The Gophers are 8-1 in their past nine games with the loss coming at No. 2 Oklahoma State.

Star Tribune 2022-23 Prep Athletes of the Week

Click here to find our collection of standout athletes from around the metro for entire school year.

Prep Athletes of the Week: STMA's JaKahla Craft is far more than a fallback plan

A junior, she provided her girls basketball team key help in the state tournament.

Prep Athletes of the Week: Minnetonka goalie Kaizer Nelson nets a state title

After a season of setting school records, Nelson wound up with the Class 2A championship.

A timeline of the highlights from Bud Grant's career in sports

The star athlete for the Gophers also played in the NFL, NBA and CFL before going on to success as the Vikings coach.

Two Minnesota schools, each tied to girls hoops history, seek state spots

The Grand Meadow Superlarks are aiming for their first state tournament berth; New-London-Spicer coach Mike Dreier is going for his 20th.

Gophers baseball heads into Friday's season opener with rebuilt roster

Coach John Anderson is coming off a 16-36 season and faces a tough schedule, but he hopes a full slate of fall practice helped lay a new foundation.

Game on (and on): 6 overtimes needed to end section hockey thriller

Anoka and Blaine were tied 1-1 in their section quarterfinal game from the second period until Kayla Shaffer scored to give Blaine the win. Anoka's goalie, Gretchen Paaverud, had 89 saves.

Gophers softball eyes another NCAA tourney trip as season opens Friday

The Gophers, led by Natalie DenHartog and Autumn Pease, begin a new season Friday against Western Kentucky in Leesburg, Fla.

Prep Athletes of the Week: Park Center's O'Hara contributes to perfection

Senior wing CJ O'Hara leads the undefeated Pirates basketball team in scoring and has "turned up his intensity on defense." He also just hit a career scoring milestone.