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Concerns from coaches and having key partners back away ended the idea of bring together state section winners for an unofficial state tournament.
The Irish will welcome Woodbury to town for a 6 p.m. tilt that allows each team the chance to make up for games lost to COVID-19.
A group representing soccer booster clubs in the metro area is trying to create a state tournament, and is working around -- not with -- the Minnesota State High School League.
Gatherings were banned at places of "amusement,'' including city football games that were put on hold for much of October of that year. When they resumed, some were played without fans.
Dozens of teams and about 100 individuals will compete in the inaugural TC Running Company Cross-Country Showcase in Atwater later this month.
Megan Schultze holds eight individual records for Coon Rapids and also has been a part of three relay teams that have set school marks.
A girls' and boys' coaches' plan for a six-day tournament was turned back by Minnesota State High School League, citing its Oct. 1 decision to end the fall sports season at the section level "to reduce the gathering of individuals, especially from a variety of communities.''
Quickly assembled 'bridge season' leagues, created because of the delayed start to the high school season, are confronting an assortment of issues that include coaching and player participation.
Stillwater senior Analee Weaver, the defending Class 2A individual champion, ran a state high school 5K record time of 16:42.6 Thursday, demolishing the previous record by nearly 13 seconds.
"We know there will be basketball played in Minnesota this winter," said Tom Critchley, director of the state's basketball coaches association. "The question is whether it's going to be run by for-profit clubs or by the high schools."
The Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association proposed two scenarios for boys' hockey, the more ambitious of which features 24 games and full section and state tournaments. The girls' season could be delayed by up to six weeks.
The trend started in Minneapolis recently when Henry and Southwest decided to play a blended scrimmage instead of a game in which a lopsided outcome would have been certain.
Almost 30 years in the making, a plan to bring more plentiful indoor tennis opportunities to the metro area's northwest corner has been realized.
Last week, Michigan went from moving football to the spring to allowing games to resume this fall. On Tuesday, Colorado's governor signaled he's considering the same.
Eden Prairie has three former players, Cretin-Derham Hall and Burnsville each have two among the 26 former state prep players on the most current NFL rosters. We have the list.
Five student-athletes from Campbell-Tintah high school near the state's western border are playing football for the Tri-State Tigers, a coop that also include Fairmount (N.D.) and Rosholt (S.D.)
Stadden, a sophomore standout, scored five goals on Monday in a 6-1 rout of Anoka.
Largely self-taught and without an official coach, players for underdog North Branch won three consecutive state golf titles from 1964-66.
Before the pandemic walloped high school sports, boys' volleyball was on track to become an MSHSL sport. Now, proponents are trying to pick up where they left off.
As it approved plans to restart fall sports with limitations, the league's board signaled a new direction for financing its $9 million budget by relying less on state tournaments.