Reese McCauley, who will be a junior at Simley, lost in the quarterfinals Friday in the U.S. Girls Junior Championship in Bowling Green, Ky.

Simley's Reese McCauley loses in quarterfinals of U.S. Girls Junior Championship

McCauley, playing in this tournament for the first time, lost 2 and 1 to Colombia's Maria Jose Marin.

Former wrestling coach found not guilty of two sexual assault charges

July 22
Mustafa Shabazz, 45, was acquitted by two juries — one in Hennepin County, which wrapped up in June, and the other verdict this week in Scott County.

Three-star defensive lineman from Moorhead picks Washington over Gophers

July 12
All of Minnesota's top 10 recruits for 2023 are accounted for now that he has narrowed his final three to one.
Variety
July 22
Parents should learn the difference between supportive sideline behavior and the problematic kind.

Yuen: Why we all need to chill out at our kids' sporting events

More than 6,000 soccer parents in Minnesota have taken a webinar educating them on proper sideline etiquette — and it's not just the hostile parent who's ruining the game.
Gophers
July 20
Lakeville North’s Nolan Winter, the son of ex-Gopher Trevor Winter, is being recruited by the Gophers and Badgers.

Border Battle breaking out for son of Gophers center from Final Four team

Nolan Winter, the son of mid-1990s Gophers center Trevor Winter, is hoping to play in front of Wisconsin and Minnesota coaches this weekend at an AAU tournament in Las Vegas.
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Wolves
July 20
David Roddy scored three of his 46 points from very long range in a Twin Cities Pro-Am game on Tuesday at Minnehaha Academy.

First-round NBA pick comes home, puts on show in summer league

No. 2 overall pick Chet Holmgren returned to his alma mater for the Twin Cities Pro-Am games at Minnehaha Academy. But he was at courtside while prep rival David Roddy scored 46 points from all over the court.
West Metro
July 18

Racist and anti-gay slurs found, erased at Edina tennis courts

The school district filed a police report.
East Metro
July 12
Nathan McGuire lost his job as Woodbury High School girls’ basketball coach after being defamed by a disgruntled parent.

Ex-Woodbury girls' basketball coach wins defamation suit against parent

Nathan McGuire received $50,000 and a signed letter from the parent admitting she lied about him.
Blake forward Carly Bullock (22) is a prolific goal-scorer and a tough player defensively as well. The senior is bound for Princeton next year.
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Gophers
July 10
Moorhead’s Elinneus Davis listed the Gophers, Iowa State and Washington as his three finalists in a tweet on Sunday. He said he will make his announ

Moorhead lineman Elinneus Davis, with the Gophers among his finalists, sets a date

The last uncommitted player from 247Sports' Minnesota top 10, he says he will reveal his choice Tuesday.
Colleges
July 9
Alonzo Dodd of South St. Paul (2) saw his college options shrink when the transfer portal burgeoned.

'Everything went away': Transfer portal steals coaches' attention from prep players

The recruiting landscape is changing as high school athletes on the bubble for scholarship offers are having a harder time getting noticed. "You just have to put the work in and keep grinding," one player said.
Wild
July 8
Sam Rinzel pulled on the Blackhawks jersey after Chicago took him 25th overall at the NHL draft Thursday in Montreal.

Nine Minnesotans drafted. Who they are and where they're going

Jimmy Snuggerud and Sam Rinzel were first round selections, and seven others were chosen on Friday. Six have committed to Minnesota college teams.
Minnehaha Academy celebrated winning the Class 2A girls' basketball title in 2019.
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High Schools
July 5
Clockwise from top left: Ava Cinnamo of Rosemount, Richlu Tudee of Champlin Park, Matthew Fullerton of Edina, HaNeul Jeong-McDonell of St. Paul Highla

Super Six: Meet the Metro Athletes of the Year in spring individual sports

Two golf champions, two track and field standouts and two players who dominate with a racket fill out the list of our top spring-season athletes.
Wild
July 5
Vermont commit Alex Bump of Prior Lake High School is ranked No. 63 in the North American skater rankings by NHL Central Scouting.

Sweet 16: Top Minnesota prospects in this week's NHL draft

Three Minnesotans are in the top 20 North Americans in the rankings — and all of them have committed to play college hockey for the Gophers.
Gophers
July 5
Last season as a sophomore setter, Gophers commit Stella Swenson helped lead Wayzata to an undefeated 34-0 season and the Class 4A title and was named

Everything sets up right for U to get commitment from star's sister

Stella Swenson is the younger sister of Gophers great Samantha Seliger-Swenson, but the decision to attend Minnesota was anything but predetermined for the Wayzata setter.
Best of the best: Prep wrestling, gymnastics honor rolls
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Duluth
July 4
Proctor high school football head coach Derek Parendo talked to his team before playing Cloquet in 2020. Parendo resigned last fall, during an investi

As Proctor sex assault cases come to a close, questions about toxic school culture remain

Characterizations of a toxic culture within the football program linger — called out by a Duluth judge June 20 during the sentencing of a former football player who attacked his teammate.
Loons
July 2
Minnesota Aurora’s Mariah Nguyen, right, who had a goal in her team’s home win on June 26, will now get to play in the USL W League playoffs along

Minnesota Aurora FC clinch division title and playoff berth in first season

The Aurora (9-0-1) won the Heartland Division after second-place Green Bay tied with Chicago City on Saturday night.
Loons
July 2
Soccer icon Briana Scurry met young players Wednesday in Plymouth, including fellow goalie Grace Benson.

Souhan: Women's soccer great Scurry has been to hell and back

Minnesota native Briana Scurry contemplated suicide after a concussion ended her playing career.
Phaizon Scott brought the Minneapolis North championship trophy to the crowd after the Polars defeated Rushford-Peterson 30-14. ] Shari L. Gross / sgr
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High Schools
July 1
Cooper’s Jaxon Howard announced Friday he will be playing college football at LSU.

Cooper football standout Howard picks LSU over U, Michigan, Miami

Jaxon Howard had narrowed his list to four schools after receiving a reported 60 confirmed scholarship offers.
Gophers
July 1
Jaxon Howard, right, is the top-ranked recruit in Minnesota for the Class of 2023.

Cooper star Howard tells college choice tonight; U among 4 finalists

Jaxon Howard, the No. 1 football recruit in Minnesota, will announce his college decision on Friday at 6 p.m., during an event at Cooper High School.
High Schools
June 30
Northfield senior Nate Stevens is the Star Tribune Metro Boys’ Golfer of the Year for 2022.

Nate Stevens, his success built on a bedrock of consistency, is the Metro Boys' Golfer of the Year

The Northfield senior and two-time state champ has played only three rounds over par during his past two prep seasons.
High Schools
June 30
Kathryn VanArragon, a junior from Blaine, is the Star Tribune Metro Girls’ Golfer of the Year for 2022.

Kathryn VanArragon, champion of champions, is the Metro Girls' Golfer of the Year

The Blaine junior overcame two other past winners, Simley's McCauley sisters, to take the Class 3A title.
High Schools
June 30
St. James' 'Mr. Tennis' Les Zellmann earns national top coach honor

St. James' 'Mr. Tennis' Les Zellmann earns national top coach honor

Zellmann has posted 1,121 victories coaching boys' and girls' tennis and brought 16 teams to the state tournament.
High Schools
June 29
St. Paul Highland Park senior HaNeul Jeong-McDonell is the Star Tribune Badminton Player of the Year for 2022.

HaNeul Jeong-McDonell, with one final push, is the Metro Badminton Player of the Year

The St. Paul Highland Park senior had watched others savor titles, until she claimed one, and now two, for herself.