Big News on the new site …

Posted on September 3rd, 2009 – 1:36 PM
By John Millea

If you haven’t made the move, get over there and learn about what will happen to the Lake Conference, Eden Prairie, Prior Lake, etc..

Go to 

FYI: this version of the Preps Insider is dying a quick death as we move to the new site…bookmark the new address.

Here’s the Metro Top 10 (and their opponents this week)

Posted on September 2nd, 2009 – 11:25 AM
By John Millea

1. Eden Prairie at Bloomington Kennedy
2. Cretin-Derham Hall at Forest Lake
3. Wayzata vs. Eastview
4. Rosemount vs. Apple Valley
5. Blaine at Osseo
6. Totino-Grace vs. Irondale
7. Lakeville South vs. Eagan
8. Minnetonka at Fargo North
9. Champlin Park at Coon Rapids
10. Mounds View vs. Roseville

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Diloreto signs with Utah State

Posted on September 1st, 2009 – 2:58 PM
By John Millea

Anthony Diloreto, the 7-foot former Hopkins basketball player who was involved in a bank robbery, has signed with Utah State and will be on the Aggies roster for the coming season. 

“Anthony comes from an unbelievable high school program,” said Utah State coach Stew Morrill. “I have known Ken Novak for many years and it is widely known that he has one of the best high school basketball programs in the country. Ken’s recommendation of Anthony as a player and a person was very important in our decision to pursue him.”

HERE’S A LINK to the Utah State website.

Coming Soon: Metro Top 10 and John Millea’s Week 1 picks

Posted on September 1st, 2009 – 1:21 PM
By John Millea

We’re in the process today of making the move to our new prep sports home page: This coincides with tomorrow’s publication of our preseason prep football special section.

That section will include the first Metro Top 10 rankings of the season. At some point Wednesday, I will throw my Week 1 game predictions up here on the blog and see what sticks. (If the timing works, I’ll also post the Top 10 here on the blog late tonight.)

I’m following the same theme as in past years. I will predict the scores of all games involving Metro Top 10 teams, and then pick enough “other” games to make a slick list of 20 games. Since none of the preseason Top 10 teams face off in Week 1 (that may or may not provide a hint about who’s ranked and who’s not), this week’s predictions will include 10 “others.”

Oh, the drama.

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We’re making a move

Posted on August 31st, 2009 – 12:03 PM
By John Millea

You’re going to notice a new look to the Preps Insider as we upgrade our coverage here at Star Tribune World Headquarters.

We’re on the doorstep of debuting our new home page, We look forward to seeing you there.

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