Tri-Metro Conference (Minnesota)

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Tri-Metro Conference
Classification MSHSL 2A-4A
Region  Minnesota
No. of members 12

The Tri-Metro Conference is a MSHSL-sanctioned athletic conference composed of schools found in the Twin Cities metro area.[1] The conference competes in the majority of sports offered in the MSHSL. Most teams in the Tri-Metro compete in basketball and football tournaments at the AA or AAA level. While a majority of schools in the conference are private, Brooklyn Center and St. Anthony, are public schools.

The current conference roster was set for the 2006-07 school year with the addition of those two public schools.[2] The Tri-Metro initially rejected the applications of St. Anthony and Brooklyn Center for membership before the MSHSL placed the schools in the conference.[3][4] Previously, the conference underwent a major team shift in the late 1990s. For the 1997-98 school year, St. Anthony and Brooklyn Center, which had been members, left the conference for the Metro Alliance Conference, along with Mahtomedi High School, Mound Westonka High School, and Orono High School; Farmington High School, which joined the Missota Conference, also departed at the same time.[5] For the 1998-99 school year, St. Paul Academy, Visitation, and Mounds Park Academy left the Tri-Valley Conference to join the Tri-Metro, giving it the predominantly private school line-up it retains today.[6]

Tri-Metro teams compete in the following sports: tennis (girls and boys), soccer (girls and boys), football, cross country (girls and boys), basketball (girls and boys), volleyball (girls), track and field (girls and boys), softball, and baseball . They have had recent success at the state-level in competition. The Blake School won the MSHSL Challenge Cup in 2005, 2007, and 2009 as the most successful school in Minnesota at the Class A level. In 2006, DeLaSalle won a state championship in boys' basketball. In 2007, 2008, and 2009, the St. Croix Lutheran High School boys track & field team won the Minnesota True Team State Track and Field championship.[7] St. Anthony won the 2006 and 2008 2A baseball state championships.[8] Also in 2008, The Blake School won the Class A state title in boys Cross Country.


Former members

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  2. "Looking Around in Sports: St. Anthony Rolls in Opener." Mille Lacs County Times, September 7, 2006.
  3. "Teams Headed for New Homes." Minneapolis Star-Tribune, April 27, 2005.
  4. "Conference Search Goes On." Minneapolis Star-Tribune, April 5, 2005.
  5. "New Seven Team Metro Alliance to Begin Play in Fall." St. Paul Pioneer Press, January 28, 1997, pg. 7D
  6. "Tri-Metro to Add Three Schools." St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 22, 1997, pg. 9D
  7. La Vaque, David. "Top St. Croix thrower is key to state hopes." Minneapolis Star-Tribune, June 3, 2008.
  8. Paulsen, Jim. "Class 2A baseball: St. Anthony uses big bats to roll over Annandale." Minneapolis Star-Tribune, June 14, 2008.