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Prep athletes of the week: Simley swimmer finds internal competition

The senior has twice won the Class 1A title in the 500 freestyle and again holds the state's best time in the event, and he showed last week he's ahead of others in the 200.


Prep athletes of the week: Andover's Goettl handles the details, and the scoring

The junior girls' hockey standout scored four goals in a game, three of them in a single period, as her team remained undefeated and top-ranked.


Prep athletes of the week: Hill-Murray eighth-grader finds skiing success

Taylor Voigt won the Alpine competition at the Wild Mountain Invitational and is helping an experienced team push toward state meet success.


Swimming 2021-22 preview: Record-setting seniors make Breck/Blake a force in the pool

Charlie Crosby and James Pan had their hands in six victories at the Class 1A meet last season, accounting for half of the races.


Skiing 2021-22 preview: Some go for the grind in Nordic, some chase thrills in Alpine

Here's a look at boys' and girls' competitors and teams likely to be prominent this season.


Skiing: Some go for the grind in Nordic, some chase thrills in Alpine

Here's a look at boys' and girls' competitors and teams likely to be prominent this season.


Swimming: Record-setting seniors make Breck/Blake a force in the pool

Charlie Crosby and James Pan had their hands in six victories at the Class 1A meet last season, accounting for half of the races.


Prep athletes of the week: Elk River/Zimmerman standout pushes team back to prominence

Senior Blake Johnson, adding scoring to his playmaking, has helped the Elks boys' hockey team start the season 5-1.


Grace Hanson of Hutchinson is the Girls' Swimmer of the Year

She's headed to college at Missouri after a prep career that included state titles in the same relay race every year since seventh grade.


Boys' basketball 2021-22: best of the rest

Size abounds in an outstanding group of Twin Cities players who are near the talent peak.