Author: Ryan Williamson

Ryan Williamson

Ryan is an Eden Prairie native who grew up here and graduated from Eden Prairie High School in 2012. Since graduating from the Missouri School of Journalism in 2016, he has gone on to produce content for companies such as USA Hockey, Team USA, the Star Tribune’s High School Hubs and more. He is currently a freelance sports writer and production assistant at FOX Sports North.

The COVID-19 pandemic rages on. With all of its effects, one is the increase for those who need assistance with food in our community. This group continues to help those in need. However, the group cannot do it with the help of others. Those looking to help PROP can drop off items to help those in need, donate money and more can head to propfood.org to learn more. Here are the top five things PROP needs this week. ShampooEgg noodlesTeaChiliDiapers: Size four and five

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It’s a big week for the Eden Prairie boys’ and girls’ hockey teams. On the boys’ side, the Eagles are facing off with Benilde-St. Margaret’s on Tuesday as both teams sit in the top five of the current Class 2A rankings. Four days later, Eden Prairie faces Edina, a longtime nemesis that upset the Eagles earlier this season. On the girls’ side, Eden Prairie has a date with Minnetonka on Tuesday. The Skippers are a Section 2AA nemesis and have topped the Eagles in each of the past two section finals. These are just a few of the important games…

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During the past few decades, Eden Prairie High School has become one of the premiere schools in the state when it comes to many things, including athletics. That’s still true when you look at the EPHS winter sports teams. Eden Prairie teams are competing at a high level and against some high-level programs. Look no further than the Eagles’ boys’ and girls’ basketball teams, which have to deal with the powerhouse that is the Hopkins basketball program. Those two games, which take place on Tuesday, are just part of a loaded schedule of EPHS action. We have put together a…

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We have reached February, which means we are that much closer to the end of the regular season for many winter sports. Though the season is not even a month old, we can already see that EPHS has teams capable of making deep runs in the postseason. The Eden Prairie girls’ basketball is ranked in the top 10 of Class 4A and faces a tough Wayzata team on Tuesday in a Lake Conference. Meanwhile, the Eden Prairie boys’ hockey team is coming off a runner-up finish in 2020 and appear to be back to their winning ways as the Eagles…

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It’s hard to believe the calendar will turn to February starting next week. The first month of 2021 went by with a flash and included the return of high school sports in Minnesota. The seasons for all of Eden Prairie High Schools’ winter sports are in full swing. For some, that means competing while being masked up during a game with limited attendance. With the guest list for games being short, teams have turned to live streams to help those at home view these games. We at EPLN want to help you find these games and be able to cheer…

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High school sports are back in action in Minnesota. There are multitude of events. (It’s a good option for those tired of the woes of the state’s professional sports teams!) In the next five days, there are many games featuring Eden Prairie’s varsity squads. Due to the pandemic, attendance is limited. That removes the in-person game experience for most, but offers more ways to watch from home. Here is the schedule of EPHS games this week. Fans can stream the action live from home. Note: Some streaming options require a paid subscription. Tuesday, Jan. 19 5 p.m./EPHS Alpine/Buck Hill 7…

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It’s been a long time coming, but winter high school sports in Minnesota are back. They officially began on Thursday. That includes several Eden Prairie High School squads. They are getting going under strict COVID-19 protocols. Here is a list of what is happening during this opening weekend and how you can tune in. Thursday, Jan. 14 7 p.m./EPHS Girls Basketball vs. St. Louis Park/Live stream Friday, Jan. 15 5 p.m./EPHS Wrestling Triangular/Eastview High School 5:30 p.m./EPHS Boys Swimming vs. STMA/EP Community Center/Live stream 7 p.m./EPHS Boys Basketball vs. Hopkins/EPHS Main Gym 7 p.m/EPHS Girls Basketball at Hopkins/Lindbergh Center/Live stream…

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As we continue on during the holiday season, People Reaching Out to People (PROP) is still on its mission to support the Eden Prairie community. That help during these tough times moves on as the organization accepts food donations. PROP also accepts monetary donations, which have extra meaning this holiday season. They are currently being matched by one local couple. Outside of cash, here is what PROP needs as the organization attempts to help feed those in need during the Christmas season. Here are some food items the group is looking for: Egg noodles Oatmeal Pancakes/syrup Chili Shampoo Those who…

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It’s the season of giving with the holidays on the horizon. With all that’s happening in 2020 with the pandemic, there are plenty of organizations looking for donations to help out those in need. One of those is located right here in Eden Prairie. People Reaching Out to People (PROP) has continued to service the community. PROP receives $25k matching donation During the month of December, one family is offering a $25,000 gift match that could help out those in our community who need it the most right now. The couple, who is choosing to remain anonymous, are long-time residents…

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For more than 40 years, People Reaching Out to People (PROP) has been serving those in need in Eden Prairie. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, PROP has continued to be a mainstay in the community. PROP is helping those in need of food, housing stability, employment, transportation and more. In the midst of this pandemic and economic crisis, more people are needing help. PROP has continued to assist folks but, as always, they rely on donations from those in the community. EPLN has partnered with PROP to release a list of the top five most needed items each week. The top…

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