Prep Winter Warriors: Five schools crushing the competition

KFAN's "Tiny" Joe Nelson is back for his second edition of Prep Winter Warriors. The combined record of the five schools featured over the last week is 41-5-2...check it out, your school may have made the list.
Author:
Publish date:

Winter sports teams across the state have been impressive this year. If you're new to this list, it features five schools crushing the competition in boys basketball, girls basketball, boys hockey, girls hockey, and wrestling. It's difficult to find schools winning at a high level across the board, but we've found five new schools for this week's list (in no particular order).

5. Osseo Orioles: Sports combined for a 8-3 record last week.
Boys Basketball: 5-0 overall, 3-0 last week with wins over Elk River, Buffalo, and Anoka. Three of the Osseo's elite football players are transitioning into the basketball season with ease.
Girls Basketball: 4-1 overall, 2-0 last week with blowout wins over Elk River and Anoka.
Boys Hockey: 4-2 overall, 1-1 last week. Lost badly to a good Blaine team but bounced back with a 6-2 win over Robbinsdale Armstrong.
Girls Hockey: 2-12 overall, 0-2 last week, but they are the North Metro Stars, not the Osseo Stars.
Wrestling: 2-2 overall, 2-0 last week with wins over Elk River and Robbinsdale Armstrong.

4. Edina Hornets: Sports combined for a 7-1-2 record last week.
Boys Hockey: 7-1 overall, 3-0 last week. Won the Edina Invitational with victories over Grand Rapids, Elk River/Zimmerman, and Eden Prairie. They're so good that they've started charging $50 to tryout!
Girls Hockey: 6-2-4 overall, 0-1-2 last week. Lost 2-1 to No. 2 Hill-Murray and tied No. 1 Roseville and No. 18 Hopkins.
Boys Basketball: 2-4 overall, 2-0 last week. After starting the season 0-4 the Hornets won back-to-back games over Chaska and Orono.
Girls Basketball: 7-0 overall, 2-0 last week with wins over Chaska and No. 3 Lakeville North. Edina will be in the mix to win the class 4A title this year.

3. Apple Valley Eagles: Sports combined for a 9-1 record last week.Wrestling: 3-0 overall, 2-0 last week. Dominated Eagan and breezed through the Rochester wrestling tournament. They’re No. 1 in the nation and preparing for the The Clash in Rochester next week.
Boys Hockey: 3-2-1 overall, 2-0 last week. They defeated Prior Lake and Lakeville North last week. That’s important momentum because five of their next six games are against ranked opponents.
Girls Hockey: 7-4 overall, 1-1 last week. They shutout Prior Lake before being shutout by Lakeville North.
Boys Basketball: 3-1 overall, 2-0 last week. Tyus Jones leads the metro in scoring. This kid is capable of leading the Eagles a long way…and he’s only a sophomore. You can watch him tonight against Chaska.
Girls Basketball: 4-3 overall, 2-0 last week with wins over Somerset (WI) and Bloomington Jefferson.

2. Rochester Mayo Spartans: Sports combined for a 8-1 record last week.
Boys Hockey: 4-2 overall, 2-0 last week with wins over Austin and Fairmont.
Girls Hockey: 7-2 overall, 2-0 last week with wins over No. 19 Dodge County and Austin.
Boys Basketball: 1-2 overall, 1-0 last week. They began the season 0-2 but rebounded with a 53-50 win over Austin.
Girls Basketball: 3-2 overall, 2-0 last week with victories over Rochester John Marshall and Austin. Overall, the Spartan girls have won three straight.
Wrestling: 4-1 overall and had nice win over Austin last week before competing against bigger schools in the Minnesota Christmas Tournament.

1. Minnetonka Skippers: Sports combined for a 9-5 record last week.
Boys Basketball: 6-0 overall, 2-0 last week with wins over Maranatha Christian and Totino-Grace. The great start gained enough attention to garner a spot in the top-ten.
Girls Basketball: 6-0 overall, 1-0 last week with an impressive in over No. 3 New Prague. Speaking of rankings, these girls are ranked No. 3 in the state.
Boys Hockey: 6-0 overall, 2-0 last week wins over Bloomington Jefferson and Hibbing/Chisolm. There is no doubt that the Skippers are a state title contending team.
Girls Hockey: 9-3 overall, 2-0 last week with wins over Andover and Buffalo.
Wrestling: 6-5 overall, 2-5 last week, but they wrestled three straight days. That’s a grind for any high school kid.

Next Up

Related

Prep Winter Warriors: Five schools crushing the competition

It's time to put together a unique poll by putting together a weekly top-five list of "Winter Warriors." Compiled by KFAN's "Tiny" Joe Nelson, this list features our top-five schools doing well in boys hockey, girls hockey, boys basketball, girls basketball and wrestling.

Fabulous Five: Minnesota's best prep sports stories

Hockey Day Minnesota provided FM 100.3 KFAN's Joe Nelson with plenty of content for this week's version of his Fab Five prep sports stories. An undefeated team had its doors blown off, two Class 1A schools battled to overtime and one of the state's best players committed to a WCHA school.

The Fabulous Five: Minnesota's best prep stories

KFAN's Joe Nelson is excited about the Timberwolves Shootout, featuring many of Minnesota's best high school basketball teams this Saturday at Target Center. That, along with holiday hockey tournament recaps, leads the way in his third edition of the "Fabulous Five."

Fabulous Five: Minnesota's best prep sports stories

National Signing Day is taking the high school headlines in this week's edition of "Fab Five." Joe Nelson of FM 100.3 KFAN found a way to mix in another hockey upset, but the big time in-state football recruits steal most of the show.

The Fabulous Five: Minnesota's best prep sports stories

FM 100.3 KFAN's "Tiny" Joe Nelson is back with his Fabulous Five prep sports stories of the week. This version features a closer look at Benilde St. Margaret's big boys basketball win over Hopkins, another local football recruit headed out of Minnesota, and a junior basketball player on pace to shatter the state's all-time scoring record. All that and more!