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Athlete of the Week - Mike Coble

Saturday night, The Byron Bears Boys basketball team got a new all-time leading scorer, as senior star Mike Coble poured in 35 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Bears to a 66-63 upset win over 6th ranked Lake City for the subsection title. The record stood for 14 years, but now, it belongs to Coble. "It feels great," Coble said. "It hasn't really sunk in quite yet, but I think it just shows that I earned a lot of playing time throughout the years, worked, led the team...


John Marshall Falls to Lakeville North in Section Title Game Video included

John Marshall loses to Lakeville North 51-46 in Section 1 AAAA Title Game.  More>>

Cabin Fever Bean Bag Tournament aims to raise thousands of dollars for cancer research Video included

A major fundraising event for the Eagles Cancer Telethon brought in a huge crowd Saturday afternoon The annual fundraiser raises more than $75,000 each year. All proceeds are donated directly to cancer research through the Eagles Cancer Telethon. 


Thursday Sports on Tap

 SECTION 1AA CHAMPIONSHIP: at mayo civic auditorium 7:00 3 BYRON (24-6) VS. 1 CALEDONIA (25-4) GIRLS BASKETBALL: CLASS A QUARTERFINALS: at williams arena HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (19-10) VS. 1 LYLE/PACELLI (29-1) 5 MENAHGA (30-0) VS. 4 MINNEOTA (25-4) STEPHEN-ARGYLE CENTRAL (27-3) VS. 2 MOUNTAIN IRON-BUHL (28-2) SLEEPY EYE (26-4) VS. 3 ADA-BORUP (27-2) CLASS AA CONSOLATION BRACKET: at concordia university 6:00 BYRON (19-11) VS. 4 MINNEHAHA ACADEMY (21...


Wednesday Sports on Tap



Former DE Star Gains Another Award

Saint Mary's star basketball player Brandi Blattner hauled in more post-season accolades today being named to the five-player D3HOOPS.COM First-Team All-West Region.     Blattner started all 27-games for the Cardinals leading them to their sixth MIAC post-season appearance in the last seven years.     Blattner posted team highs in points with 17-point-6 per game, 10-rebounds a game, 36-steals and 19-blocks, she recored 12 double-doubles this season. Blatt... More>>

Wolves falter late in 108-99 loss to Blazers

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Portland Trail Blazers were tied 86-86 with 6:17 left in the game but then the Trail Blazers went on a 16-4 run over the next five minutes as they went on to defeat the Wolves 108-99. 


Coyotes end Wild's 5-game winning streak with 5-3 victory

Posted: Mar 01, 2018 10:56 PM CST Updated: Mar 01, 2018 11:39 PM CST By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Richard Panik broke a tie midway through the third period and the Arizona Coyotes rallied for another victory over the Minnesota Wild, 5-3 on Thursday night. Christian Dvorak, Jakob Chychrun, Kevin Connauton and Jordan Martinook also scored, Max Domi had three assists, and Antti Raanta made 32 saves to help the NHL-worst Coyotes end Minnesota's w...


Wolves big third quarter leads to 118-100 victory in Sacramento

The Minnesota Timberwolves without Jimmy Butler took it to the Sacramento Kings on Monday night, as a 34-17 third quarter drubbing lead to a 118-100 victory.


Rutgers beats Minnesota 65-54 to advance in Big Ten at MSG

Posted: Feb 28, 2018 10:22 PM CST Updated: Feb 28, 2018 10:22 PM CST By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Corey Sanders scored 23 points and last-place Rutgers won a Big Ten Tournament game for the second straight season, beating Minnesota 65-54 on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. The 14th seed Scarlet Knights (14-18) play sixth-seeded Indiana on Thursday night. Rutgers upset Ohio State as the 14th seed in last year's Big Ten tournament. M... More>>

Staal's hat trick leads surging Wild past slumping Blues 8-3

Posted: Feb 27, 2018 9:52 PM CST Updated: Feb 27, 2018 9:53 PM CST By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Eric Staal had three goals and two assists to combine with linemates Mikael Granlund and Jason Zucker for 14 points and propel the surging Minnesota Wild to an 8-3 victory on Tuesday over the St. Louis Blues, who lost their seventh straight. Staal notched his 14th career hat trick, his first in more than five years. By scoring 13 times in 13 games i... More>>

Mathias' finishing flurry helps No. 9 Purdue rout Gophers

Posted: Feb 25, 2018 5:21 PM CST Updated: Feb 25, 2018 5:21 PM CST By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Dakota Mathias matched his career high with 25 points and left to a standing ovation in his final home game as No. 9 Purdue blew out Minnesota 84-60 on Sunday. Carsen Edwards had 18 points for the Boilermakers (26-5, 15-3 Big Ten), who won their third straight after a three-game skid. Minnesota (15-16, 4-14) was led by Nate Mason with 18 point... More>>

Mason's 33 points helps Minnesota snap nine-game skid

Posted: Feb 21, 2018 10:52 PM CST Updated: Feb 21, 2018 10:52 PM CST By PATRICK DONNELLY Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Nate Mason scored 33 points as Minnesota snapped a nine-game losing streak with an 86-82 victory over Iowa on Wednesday night. Dupree McBrayer scored 16 for Minnesota (15-15, 4-13 Big Ten), Jordan Murphy had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Davonte Fitzgerald also scored 10. Isaiah Moss led Iowa with a career-high 32 points, including 19 in the final... More>>

Twins finalize deal with reclamation righty Anibal Sanchez

Posted: Feb 20, 2018 11:21 AM CST Updated: Feb 20, 2018 11:23 AM CST By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The Minnesota Twins have finalized their low-risk contract with right-hander Anibal Sanchez, securing another experienced candidate for their rotation. Sanchez signed the one-year, non-guaranteed deal on Tuesday before throwing his first bullpen session with the team. Sanchez agreed to terms last week for $2.5 million this season if he makes the ... More>>

Austin handles Mayo in a Big Nine battle Video included

The Austin Packers took on the Mayo Spartans in Austin, and took care of business as they would win 80-65. NewsCenter Sports Director Pat Lund breaks down the highlights. More>>

Brevin Pritzl's 20 points help Badgers beat Gophers in OT

Posted: Feb 19, 2018 10:44 PM CST Updated: Feb 19, 2018 10:52 PM CST By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Brevin Pritzl scored 20 points, including two 3s in overtime, and Ethan Happ led a defensive resurgence in the extra period to help Wisconsin beat Minnesota 73-63 in overtime on Monday night. Happ finished with 10 points after going scoreless in the first half, hitting a layup with 5.2 seconds left in regulation for a 59-all tie. The momentum car...


Cullen, Ennis lead Wild to 5-3 win over Islanders

Posted: Feb 19, 2018 3:08 PM CST Updated: Feb 19, 2018 3:08 PM CST By VIN A. CHERWOO AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Matt Cullen and Tyler Ennis scored in Minnesota's three-goal second period, and the Wild beat the New York Islanders 5-3 Monday. Jason Zucker added two goals and Joel Eriksson Ek also scored for the Wild, who have earned at least a point in six of their past seven games (4-1-2). Devan Dubnyk stopped 32 shots. Ross Johnston, Anders Lee and Tanner Fritz sc... More>>

Minnesota women go deep, beat No. 10 Maryland 93-74

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Posted: Feb 18, 2018 2:58 PM CST Updated: Feb 18, 2018 4:18 PM CST By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Maryland had worked its way into the nation's No. 10 ranking by beating teams by an average of 20.3 points heading into Sunday. Minnesota is showing with its wins over ranked teams that it might be another Big Ten powerhouse. Freshman Destiny Pitts scored 20 points, hitting 6 of 11 from 3-point territory, and sophomore Gadiva Hubbard had 22 points as Minne... More>>

Rays send righty Odorizzi to Twins for prospect

Posted: Feb 17, 2018 9:41 PM CST Updated: Feb 17, 2018 9:42 PM CST MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins have acquired right-handed pitcher Jake Odorizzi from the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league infielder Jermaine Palacios, securing some needed depth for their rotation. The trade was made Saturday night, sending the 27-year-old Odorizzi to his third major league team. For the Rays in 2017, Odorizzi went 10-8 with a 4.14 ERA and 127 strikeouts in 143 1/3 innings over 28 ... More>>

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