The Minnesota State High School League’s John Millea calls our attention to this video from Crookston, where the high school tennis team left for the state tournament. Things like this matters in cities around Minnesota. Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
Kaylee Gossen, a junior from Marshall, could’ve just kept quiet and she’d be on her way to the state high school golf tournament.
But that’s not the way it works for high school golfers. Read more →
Perhaps it’s only coincidence that the Minnesota coaches association announcement came days after the owner of the Mr. Basketball award in the state found himself in hot water for anti-Muslim tweets, but the association has made the right decision in announcing a statewide award in honor of a man who would do no such thing.
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Ogilvie, Minn., (pop. 361) has the same problem a lot of small school districts have when it comes to high school sports. There just aren’t enough kids to field competitive teams. Read more →
The last time the people of Edina knew what it was like not to win the girl’s state tennis tournament, there was a Clinton in the White House, the Dow was breaking through 6,000, Princess Diana and Prince Charles were still married, and the DVD player had just been introduced. Read more →
Generally, there’s not a lot of buzz at high school tournament time when the tournament is about speech, which is why today’s post from the Minnesota State High School League’s Tom Leighton is such a great read for a Monday morning. Read more →
It’s going to cost high schools that send athletes to state tournaments in Minnesota now.
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The extent to which the adults were shamefully using kids to make their point in a beef at last February’s Minnesota state high school dance tournament seems underscored by a decision by the Minnesota State High School League yesterday to award medals anyway to the girls who refused them. They had previously been disqualified because of their display.
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More high school dance team coaches have been disciplined for their part in a demonstration against the Faribault girls who won the state high school tournament in February with a routine the coaches said was cribbed from a Colorado school. Read more →
Your daily dose of sweetness today comes from Ryan Giles, who coaches the Lac qui Parle Valley girls basketball team. Read more →
It’s unlikely that Minnesotans who are hyperventilating over a proposed policy on transgender athletes in Minnesota schools will be swayed by facts, but the first woman to play on a boy’s sports team in the state is taking a shot at it anyway. Read more →