Park High School has become a team to watch for reasons beyond the scoreboard. The Wolfpack are believed to be the only football team in the country at any level that’s wearing extra protection in the form of Guardian caps.
The biggest offseason volleyball coaching change in years took place at Eagan High School, where longtime head coach Kathy Gillen became an assistant to her daughter, McKenna Melville. And at Chaska, coach Sue Murphy promoted two of her former players to varsity assistants
The first Brave Like Gabe Invitational was held a few months after Gabe died. This year, nearly $2,500 in proceeds from concessions, t-shirt sales and donations from competing teams was given to the Brave Like Gabe Foundation.
The first game of any season in any sport is special. In Alden and Verndale, these games kicked off the high school football season in Minnesota; they were Zero Week contests in nine-player football, two of eight such games Thursday and Friday.
A new banner hangs in a prominent spot on the wall inside the weight room at Mountain Iron-Buhl High School. Two team photos are prominent reminders of what the Rangers football and girls basketball teams accomplished last season: Minnesota State High School League state champions.
When the Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons football team went from 0-9 in 2021 to 5-4 in 2022, it opened some eyes. Coming back from an ofer season to win more than half your games is not an easy lift in football.