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Eight players from the Sun Thisweek and Dakota County Tribune coverage area helped the South team win the annual state high school all-star football game 21-10 over the North team Saturday afternoon. The South team scored two touchdowns in the final 3 minutes, 57 seconds to win the Minnesota Footbal...Read More
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Vancouver takes former Blaze star; Wild drafts North defenseman Sadek Brock Boeser is a first-round NHL draft pick. The Vancouver Canucks chose the Burnsville resident and former Burnsville High School hockey standout with the 23rd selection last Friday. Boeser, 18, who played last season for the Wa...Read More
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Matt Froehle guiding girls basketball team after serving as an assistant Matt Froehle’s job is to make sure the progress the Eagan High School girls basketball program has made doesn’t stall just because of a coaching change. The Wildcats went 17-10 in 2014-15, setting a school single-season rec...Read More
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Tailgating plans for high school football will have to be set in motion earlier than in previous years because the schedule is being moved forward for this season only. Official fall practices for football begin Aug. 10 – or, in other words, five weeks from next Monday. The first games will be Sat...Read More
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Minnesota Timberwolves fans haven’t been this excited about their team’s draft choices since before Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones were born. Which tells you something about what they expect from two players who aren’t yet 20 years old. “There are big expectations and lot of pressure, bei...Read More
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Draft-night trade brings former AVHS star back to Minnesota Thanks to some draft-night maneuvering by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Tyus Jones will get a chance to start his NBA career in his home state. The former Apple Valley High School and Duke University basketball star was selected by the Clevel...Read More
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Cougar teams place 1st in trap and skeet The Lakeville school district started offering clay target shooting as a varsity sport about two years ago, and it wasn’t long before Lakeville South was one of the state’s largest teams. It also didn’t take long for the Cougars to become one of the sta...Read More
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Since being hired, it’s been nonstop activity for girls basketball coach Molly Kasper is trying to practice what coaches such as herself preach. In basketball, coaches tell their players they have to be ready to compete from the opening tip-off. It turns out Kasper has had to be ready, too. She wa...Read More
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Former Eagan coach to lead Tigers girls basketball team Liz Carpentier left a team that was 17-10 last season to coach one that went 3-23. Which means the obvious question is: Why on earth would you want to do that? As is the case for many high school athletic coaches, family entered into the decisi...Read More
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Former high school sports stars from Dakota County are preparing for potentially life-altering decisions that will be made in the next few days. The thing is, those decisions won’t be made by the athletes. They will be made by NBA and NHL teams as those sports hold their drafts. The two-round NBA ...Read More
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Apple Valley High School basketball teammates Gary Trent Jr. and Tre Jones helped the USA Basketball men’s Under-16 team win the FIBA Americas Championship in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, and Trent was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. The U.S. went 5-0 in the tournament and clinched the ...Read More
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