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Top girls' hoops recruit picks N.C. State over Gophers, others

6-foot-4 center Sophie Hart of Farmington selected the Wolfpack women's basketball team from nearly 20 offers, including one from the Gophers.


Leaving at the top: Cosgriff retires from Hopkins with 62-game streak

The leader of the perennial state power, Brian Cosgriff, is leaving the Hopkins girls' basketball coaching job after directing the Royals to seven state championships during his 21-year tenure.


Minnehaha's Holmgren has U among finalists as his game and fame grows

The 7-foot Minnehaha Academy senior, who is rated the nation's top boys' basketball prospect in the upcoming senior class, has Minnesota among seven colleges that he's considering.


Trail of big victories leads unbeaten Eden Prairie boys' basketball team to top honor

The Eagles, with a core of players who started playing together and impressing as fourth-graders, are the Star Tribune All-Metro Boys' Team of the Year.


Incomparable Paige Bueckers 'enjoyed every second' of final run with Hopkins

Paige Bueckers left with Hopkins on a 62-game winning streak, the second longest in state history. The UConn-bound basketball star is the Star Tribune All-Metro Female Athlete of the Year.


San Diego-bound girls' swimmer Hannah Hintermeister from Richfield wins in the classroom, too

Richfield senior Hannah Hintermeister's hard work and skill earns her the Star Tribune All-Metro Student First Award.


More weary but still enthused, Farmington girls take nothing for granted

"I had so much free time I didn't know what to do with myself," Tigers swimmer Bailey McCuddin said of the pandemic-driven isolation from working out with teammates.


Former Anoka HS pitcher Palmer selected in 3rd round by Toronto

Trent Palmer, a junior at Jacksonville University, tied the program record for strikeouts in a single game with 13 in a complete-game victory over Illinois State on March 6.


Dream realized: Marlins take Gophers pitcher Meyer No. 3 in MLB Draft

Max Meyer, a former high school standout at Woodbury, jumped up the draft board Wednesday. He was the No. 9 overall prospect according to mlb.com.


With phones, without fans, boys' golfers play one last round

Gunnar Broin, who finished with a 5-under-par 67. was medalist in the Senior Showcase at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids.