Thursday, March 31, 2016

MN All-Star Football Game

The Minnesota Football Coaches Association (MFCA) has announced the 88 players who will participate in the 43rd Annual MFCA Tackle Cancer All-Star Football Game. The All-Star Football Game will showcase outstanding senior players from the 2015 Minnesota high school football season.

Players and coaches representing 83 schools, 17 Districts and 39 Sub-Districts will participate in this year’s game. They were selected by members of the Minnesota Football Coaches Association.

This is the first year that the MSHSL-assigned football scheduling districts and sub-districts are represented in the All-Star Football Game. The districts and sub-districts replaced traditional football conferences beginning with the 2015 high school football season.

The 43rd annual All-Star Football Game will be played on Saturday June 25, with the kick-off at 1:00 PM. The All-Star Game will be played for the 10th time at Husky Stadium on the cam pus of the St. Cloud State University. The June 25 All-Star Game will also be the 54th overall in Minnesota high school football history, dating back to 1945.

For the sixth consecutive year, the game will feature the North All-Stars vs the South All-Stars. In the 2015 game, the South All-Stars defeated the North All-Stars 21-10 at Husky Stadium.

The South All-Stars lead the current North-South series 4-1. The South All-Stars have won four consecutive games. The South also leads the overall North-South series 12-9-1 after 22games.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Lynx Sign Courtney Clements and Keisha Hampton

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx today announced the signing of guard Courtney Clements and forward Keisha Hampton. Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not disclosed.
Clements, a 6-0 guard, originally signed a training camp contract with Atlanta Dream in 2013. The 6-0 guard was acquired by Chicago in a preseason trade on May 7, 2014. She appeared in 33 of the Sky’s 34 games during the 2014 regular season. Clements was waived by Chicago prior to the 2015 season and signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Sparks. She has averaged 2.4 points and 1.3 rebounds in 60 career games.
Clements garnered honorable mention All-America distinction and first-team all-Mountain West accolades in her final two seasons at San Diego State University (2011-13), amassing 1,495 points in an Aztec uniform. In addition, she became the first SDSU player to capture Mountain West Player of the Year honors in 2012 after leading the league in scoring with 17.4 points per game.
Hampton, a 6-2 forward from Pennsylvania, was originally drafted by the Seattle Storm in the second round (22nd overall) of the 2012 WNBA Draft. Hampton sat out the 2012 season rehabilitating an injury to her right knee and was waived by the Storm on May 19, 2013. She signed with the Connecticut Sun on April 1, 2014 and was waived prior to the regular season.
Hampton finished her collegiate career at DePaul with 1,574 points, and was averaging 16.6 points in 12 games as a senior before exploratory surgery on her right knee ended her college career. She averaged 13.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 114 games with the Blue Demons.
The Lynx will kick of their 18th season in the WNBA at home on Saturday, May 14 against the Phoenix Mercury at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN. A limited number of lower level full-season memberships are currently available by visiting or by calling 612-673-8400.  

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Olympic gold medal winner Billy Mills to speak at NDSU on April 1

Fargo, N.D., March 29, 2016 – Olympic athlete Billy Mills is scheduled to bring his message of “The Pursuit of Excellence” to North Dakota State University on Friday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in Sudro Hall, 1401 Albrecht Blvd., Room 27. The appearance by Mills, hosted by the Department of Public Health in the College of Health Professions at NDSU, is free and open to the public.

Mills won the gold medal in track and field in the 10,000-meter race at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. His inspiring come-from-behind victory is considered one of the greatest Olympic upsets of all time. Mills, a former lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, is a member of the Oglala Lakota.

A co-founder of the non-profit group Running Strong for American Indian Youth, Mills’ message of pursuing excellence and of battling diabetes provides inspiring lessons for life and for public health. His work includes speaking about diabetes prevention and management, especially for youth. As a diabetic himself, Mills offers information, as well as inspiration, on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Mills collaborated with Dr. Siobhan Wescott, who teaches public health at NDSU, to create a health education film featuring his presentation. Titled “Conquering Chronic Disease with Olympian Billy Mills,” the 38-minute film is available free of charge through the Sanford Research website or at

Born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, Mills attended the University of Kansas on an athletic scholarship. He was an NCAA All-America Cross Country runner three times and won an individual title in the Big Eight in cross country. He was inducted into the U.S. National Track and Field Hall of Fame, the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, and the National Distance Running Hall of Fame. He was the subject of the movie Running Brave and is the author of Lessons of a Lakota and co-author of Wokini: A Lakota Journey to Happiness and Understanding.

Mills was awarded the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal for his work with the Running Strong for American Indian Youth organization. In 2014, Mills received the Theodore Roosevelt Award from the NCAA. For the 50th anniversary of his Olympic gold medal in 2014, Mills celebrated by founding Dreamstarter, which provides grants to jumpstart the dreams of Native American youth.

If you attend
Enter through the south doors or east doors of Sudro Hall to Room 27 in the lower level. Parking is available in the Visitor Lot directly south of Sudro Hall or in the Visitor Lot south of Memorial Union.

The event with Mills leads up to the inaugural American Indian Public Health Day on April 4 at NDSU. The day consists of holistic, health-focused events, held in conjunction with the American Public Health Association’s Public Health Week.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Bell Biv DeVoe to Perform at Timberwolves Game on March 30

Minneapolis/St. Paul — The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that three-time American Music Award winners and four-time Platinum recording artists Bell Div DeVoe will perform at halftime of the team’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, March 30.

Made up of musicians Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ron DeVoe, better known as BBD, Bell Div DeVoe are known for bridging the gap between hip-hop and R&B. Bell Biv DeVoe released its debut album Poison in 1990, which was credited as pioneering the “new jack swing” sound of the early ‘90s, combining hip-hop, junk, soul and pop music. Poison reached number one on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop chart, and its title track, along with its second single "Do Me!", both reached number three on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Poison sold over four million copies, and was followed up by a remix album titled WBBD-Bootcity

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

NDSU's Teschuk Claims 5th Summit League Athlete of the Year Award

North Dakota State’s Erin Teschuk was voted the Summit League Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year by the league’s head coaches, it was announced on Wednesday, March 23.

This is Teschuk’s second straight Indoor Track Athlete of the Year award and fifth consecutive Summit League Athlete of the Year award overall. She has won every Athlete of the Year award since the 2014 cross country season.

Teschuk becomes the first female in Summit League history to earn the top honor in back-to-back indoor seasons. The senior from Winnipeg, Manitoba, was a first-team All-American in both the mile and 3,000 meters for the second straight season at the NCAA Championships.

Teschuk finished fourth at the national meet in the 3,000m and took sixth in the mile. She also defended her Summit League title in the mile at this season’s league championships and broke the league record in the 3,000m by more than 23 seconds (9:08.79). In addition, she also ranked 25th in the nation in the 5,000m (16:01.69) and anchored North Dakota State’s distance medley relay that ranked 19th in the NCAA (11:15.89).

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

P-T-P All-Conference teams

 The Pine to Prairie Conference All Conference teams have been announced - 

Pine to Prairie All-Conference GBB
Ada-Borup: Elizabeth Birkemeyer, Tianna Hilde, Morgan Miller, Lexi Nelson.
Climax-Fisher: Adrianna Vasek.
Fertile-Beltrami: Jaden Christianson, Shelby Duckstad.
Fosston: Emily Curfman, Abby Swanson.
Norman County East/UH: Laurel Hoseth, Lydia Klemetson.
Moorhead Park Christian: Morgan Nepstad.
Waubun: Caitlin McArthur, Veronica Spry.
Win-E-Mac: Alayna Espeseth, Jessica Kasprzak, Kelsey Knutson, Madison McKeever.

Honorable mention
Ada-Borup: Emma Kroshus.
Bagley: Camille Merschman.
Climax-Fisher: Sophie Love, Sydney Magsam.
Fertile-Beltrami: McKenzie Sirjord.
Fosston: Tess Hubbard, Katie Nelson.
Lake Park-Audubon: Cassidy Holmstrom.
Norman County East-UH: Sarah Brouillard, Jessica Gall.
Moorhead Park Christian: Karley Motschenbacher.
Waubun: Kaitlyn Haugen, Vanessa Spry.
Win-E-Mac: Mariah McKeever.
Most valuble player: Madison McKeever, Win-E-Mac.
Co-Coach of the year: Dave Smart, Ada-Borup; Ian Hanson, Win-E-Mac.

Pine to Prairie All-Conference BBB
Fosston: Cody Baumann, Jesse Sather, Lochlan Broadley.
Fertile-Beltrami: Jordan Leiting, Brady Steffes.
Bagley: Walker Cage, Louis Larson.
Win-E-Mac: Hunter Chaput.
Mahnomen: Tom Pavek.
Climax-Fisher: Paul Gapp.
Waubun: Peyton Syverson, Darius Woods-Steichen, Dayton Makey.
Lake Park-Audubon: Mitch Hall, Jesse Bergh.
Norman County East-UH: Brett Braseth.
Ada-Borup: Lucas Lindell.
Moorhead Park Christian: Steele Senske.

Honorary All-Conference
Moorhead Park Christian: Zach Kvalvog, Mark Schwandt.

Honorable mention
Climax-Fisher: Beau Byklum.
Fosston: Hunter Kroening.
Bagley: Ben Anderson.
Lake Park-Audubon: Lane Ulmer.
Norman County East-UH: Isaac Habedank.
Ada-Borup: Austin Robb.
Moorhead Park Christian: Jordan Kerr.
Norman County West: Miguel Garcia.
Mahnomen: Blake Kahlbaugh.
Co-Most valuable players - Jesse Bergh, Lake Park-Audubon; Brady Steffes, Fertile-Beltrami.
Coach of the year - Jon Syverson, Waubun.

2016 NDSU Football Schedule

FARGO, N.D. – Five-time defending FCS national champion North Dakota State completed its 2016 football schedule with the addition of a sixth home game Saturday, Aug. 27, against defending Big South Conference champion Charleston Southern in the third annual FCS Kickoff on ESPN at 6:30 p.m.
Charleston Southern reached the FCS quarterfinals last season and finished the year ranked sixth and seventh in the two national polls.  The Buccaneers are 28-10 in three years under head coach Jamey Chadwell with only five of those losses coming to FCS competition.  CSU has eight returning starters on a defense that finished the season ranked ninth nationally in total defense.
“The FCS Kickoff is a tremendous opportunity to showcase our football program and university on national television, and we are excited to be part of it for a second time,” said NDSU director of athletics Matt Larsen.  “We appreciate the relationship we have with ESPN for making this possible, and are excited about the six quality opponents coming to the Fargodome this year.”
In non-conference play, North Dakota State also hosts Big Sky Conference power Eastern Washington on Sept. 10 and will travel Sept. 17 to face the defending Big Ten West Division champion and 2016 Rose Bowl participant Iowa.
Missouri Valley Football Conference play begins Oct. 1 with the homecoming game against Illinois State.  NDSU hosts South Dakota State in the Dakota Marker game on Oct. 15, and Youngstown State is the opponent for Harvest Bowl game Nov. 5.  Indiana State visits on Nov. 12 to close out a strong home schedule.
“We believe we have the best facility and fans in the FCS, and look forward to an electric atmosphere for opening night on ESPN,” said NDSU head coach Chris Klieman.  “This is a great test for us to open against a Top 10 opponent, and it will be exciting for our team to face another FBS opponent this year.”
NDSU also announced it has reached an agreement with Robert Morris University (Pa.) for a game in Fargo on Sept. 24, 2017.  NDSU and Robert Morris have met twice previously with the Bison winning 43-17 in a 2010 FCS first round playoff game and 52-0 in the 2012 season opener.
North Dakota State begins spring practice Wednesday, March 23, and will conclude spring drills with the annual Green and Gold Spring Game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.
2016 North Dakota State Football Schedule
Aug. 27
6:30 p.m.
Sept. 10
2:30 p.m.
Sept. 17
at Iowa
Oct. 1
1 p.m.
Oct. 8
*at Missouri State
Oct. 15
2:30 p.m.
Oct. 22
*at Western Illinois
Oct. 29
*at Northern Iowa
Nov. 5
2:30 p.m.
Nov. 12
2:30 p.m.
Nov. 19
*at South Dakota
*Missouri Valley Football Conference games

Monday, March 14, 2016

NDSU’s Teschuk Honored

ELMHURST, Ill. - The Summit League has selected North Dakota State women’s track and field athlete Erin Teschuk (Winnipeg, Manitoba) as its Female Athlete of the Month for February.

This is Teschuk’s fifth career Summit League Athlete of the Month honor, tying for the most in league history. Teschuk defended her crown in the mile and became 3,000-meter champion at The Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships, bringing her career indoor title total to four in three different events (800-meters, mile, 3,000-meters). Her season-best time of 9:08.79 in the 3,000-meters broke the previous championship record by more than 23 seconds in qualifying fifth for the NCAA Indoor Championships. Teschuk’s season-best mile time of 4:34.58 qualified her No. 4 nationally for the NCAA Championships.

UMC's Nordick Named D2CCA All-Central Region Second Team

BOLIVAR, Mo. – University of Minnesota Crookston women’s basketball player Katrina Nordick (Sr., F, Perham, Minn./Applied Studies) was selected D2CCA All-Central Region Second Team.

The All-Region teams were selected by Sports Information Directors from NCAA Division II Central Region schools and conferences selected the D2CCA All-Region teams. The process concludes with All-American selection announced later in March.

The team is sponsored by NCAA Division II Conference Commissioners.

Nordick earned All-Region accolades, a first for the senior Golden Eagle women’s basketball player and a first for the program. Nordick finished the season averaging 17.2 points per game and was third in the NSIC in scoring. She also averaged 6.9 rebounds per game. The UMC player ended her career third all-time in scoring with 1,559 career points and first all-time in rebounds with 697. Nordick is one of only three players in school history to earn All-NSIC First Team honors in back-to-back seasons joining her teammate Alexa Thielman (Sr., G, Buffalo, Minn./Health Science) and Jessica Forsline. Nordick is also in the record books for several other major accomplishments during her career. In addition, she helped the Golden Eagles turn everything around, leading them to a program-best 18 wins and back-to-back home playoff games. In addition, she helped lead UMC to back-to-back appearances in the NSIC/Sanford Health Tournament quarterfinals at the Sanford Pentagon.

Fatima Adams of Arkansas Tech University was named D2CCA Central Region Player of the Year. Taylor Varsho of University of Sioux Falls, Alexis Foley of Winona State, Brittney Dietz of U-Mary and Nordick were the four players who earned All-Region honors. Varsho was the only All-Region First Team pick.

MN State Girls' Basketball Tournament Preview

            Two teams return to defend their 2015 titles: Park Center of Brooklyn Park and Hopkins. ParkCenter, which won in Class AAA the past two years, has moved up to Class AAAA and will challenge the defending champions from Hopkinsin that class.
            Coaches of all four teams voted and seeded the top five teams of each class: Goodhue in Class A; Plainview-Elgin-Millville in Class AA; Hutchinson in Class AAA; and Hopkins in Class AAAA.
            Three teams are making their first appearances: Sacred Heart of East Grand forks in Class A; Holy Family Catholic of Victoria in Class AA; and St. Paul Como Parkin Class AAA.
            The 2016 State Girls’ Basketball Tournament starts Tuesday, March 15, with six quarterfinal games being played at Target Center. The remaining quarterfinals continue on Wednesday, March 16, and Thursday, March 17, at Mariucci Arena on the University of Minnesota Minneapoliscampus. Semifinals start at Williams Arena on the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus on Thursday, March 17, and conclude on Friday, March 18. The championship games of all four classes will be played at Williams Arena on Saturday, March 19. Third-place games will be played on Saturday at Concordia University in St. Paul.
            This is the final year the boys’ basketball tournament will precede the girls’ basketball tournament because Target Center is hosting the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff tournament.
            This is the 20th year of the four-class format and the 13th year with all games being played in Minneapolis. This is the 10th year that the Class AAA and Class AAAA tournaments were seeded by the participating coaches, and the third that Class A and Class AA were seeded.
            The seeding process had all 32 coaches of the section champions log onto a special page of the League Web site. Each coach then ranked the other teams in their class one through seven. The highest and lowest rankings for each team were discarded, leaving five rankings for each team. From those rankings, the top five teams were seeded. In conference calls with all eight head coaches of each class, League Associate Director Lisa Lissimore announced the top five seeds. A representative of the girls’ basketball coaches association, then blindly drew the three remaining teams to establish the opponent for each seeded team. Numbers four and five automatically play each other.
            Detailed statistics provided by qualified teams are available on the League’s Web site — — as a Media Guide link under Tournaments, then Winter, then Girls’ Basketball.

            (Section 8) Sacred Heart, East Grand Forks (28-1) vs. (No. 1 Seed-Section 1) Goodhue (27-4): Sacred Heart is making its debut tournament appearance. The Eagles finished the season unranked in the final Minnesota Basketball News (MBN) poll. The No. 1-ranked Goodhue Wildcats are making their sixth overall appearance and first since 2014.
            (No. 5 Seed-Section 6) Wheaton/Herman-Norcross (28-2) vs. (No. 4 Seed-Section 5) Cromwell-Wright (27-3): Wheaton/Herman-Norcross is making its first tournament appearance under this name. Wheatonhas made two previous appearances, but not since1987. The Warriors were ranked No. 10 in the final MBN poll. It is also the first tournament appearance for the No. 9-ranked Cromwell-Wright Cardinals. Cromwell has appeared twice previously, most recently in 2004.
            (Section 2) Sleepy Eye (28-2) vs. (No. 2 Seed-Section 7) Mountain Iron-Buhl (28-2): The No. 8-ranked Sleepy Eye Indians are making their second overall appearance and first since 2012. Mountain Iron-Buhl enters tournament play ranked No. 2 in the final MBN poll. It is the sixth consecutive and seventh overall appearance for the Rangers, who fell in the quarterfinals last year.
            (Section 3) Southwest Minnesota Christian, Edgerton (27-1) vs. (No. 3 Seed-Section 4) MaranathaChristian Academy, Brooklyn Park(24-6): Southwest Minnesota Christian is making its first tournament appearance since 2010. It is the sixth overall appearance for the Eagles, who are unranked in the final MBN poll. The 2015 runners-up from Maranatha Christian Academy are making their seventh consecutive and seventh overall tournament appearance. The No. 3-ranked Mustangs won previous championships in 2011 and 2012.

            Class A Quarterfinal Schedule — Thursday, March 17
            11:00 a.m. — Sacred Heart vs. Goodhue at Mariucci Arena
            1:00 p.m. — Wheaton/Herman-Norcross vs. Cromwell-Wright at Mariucci Arena
            3:00 p.m. — Sleepy Eye vs. Mountain Iron-Buhl at Mariucci Arena
            5:00 p.m. — Southwest Minnesota Christian vs. Maranatha Christian Academyat Mariucci Arena

            Class AA Preview
            (Section 5) Holy Family Catholic, Victoria (18-11) vs. (No. 1 Seed-Section 1) Plainview-Elgin-Millville (28-1): The unranked Fire of Holy Family Catholic are making their first-ever tournament appearance. Plainview-Elgin-Millville is making its first appearance under this name. Elgin-Millville made six additional appearances and won a championship in 2005. The Bulldogs finished the season ranked No. 1 in the final MBN poll.
            (No. 5 Seed-Section 7) PequotLakes (27-3) vs. (No. 4 Seed-Section 8) Roseau(27-3): The Patriots of Pequot Lakes, ranked No. 10 by MBN, return to the tournament after a one-year hiatus for their seventh overall appearance. The Roseau Rams, who took fourth place in 2015, closed the season ranked No. 6. It is their second consecutive and fourth overall appearance.
            (Section 2) Norwood-Young America (26-3) vs. (No. 2 Seed-Section 6) Sauk Centre(29-1): The Raiders of Norwood-Young America, unranked by MBN, are making their second consecutive and third overall tournament appearance. The Raiders fell in the quarterfinals in 2015. Sauk Centre, last year’s runner-up, enters the tournament ranked No. 2 in the final MBN poll. It is the second consecutive and sixth overall appearance for the Mainstreeters. 
            (Section 3) New London-Spicer (23-6) vs. (No. 3 Seed-Section 4) Minnehaha Academy, Minneapolis(25-3): Making its 16th overall appearance, New London-Spicer finished the season unranked. The Wildcats last appeared in 2014 and won championships in 1997 and 2002. Minnehaha Academy, last year’s third place finisher, is making its third consecutive and tenth overall appearance. The Redhawks are ranked No. 5 in the final MBN poll.

            Class AA Quarterfinals Schedule — Wednesday, March 16
            2:00 p.m. — Holy Family Catholic vs. Plainview-Elgin-Millville at Mariucci Arena
            4:00 p.m. — PequotLakes vs. Roseau at Mariucci Arena
            6:00 p.m. — Norwood-Young America vs. Sauk Centre at Mariucci Arena
            8:00 p.m. — New London-Spicer vs. Minnehaha Academy at Mariucci Arena

            Class AAA Preview
            (Section 8) ThiefRiver Falls(25-3) vs. (No. 1 Seed-Section 6) Hutchinson(23-5): Thief River Falls, which is making its second consecutive and overall appearance, fell in the quarterfinals in 2015. The Prowlers are ranked No. 8 in the final MBN poll. The No. 3-ranked Tigers of Hutchinson are making their sixth overall appearance and first since 2012.
            (No. 5 Seed-Section 3) Academyof Holy Angels, Richfield(22-5) vs. (No. 4 Seed-Section 2) Marshall(23-6): No. 7-ranked Academy of Holy Angels returns to the tournament for the first time since 2005. It is the fourth overall appearance for the Stars, who won a championship in 1975. Marshall is looking to improve on last year’s runner-up showing. The Tigers, ranked No. 6 in the final MBN poll, are making their third consecutive and tenth overall appearance. They made one additional appearance as a co-op with Marshall Area Christian in 2000. If Marshall wins, it would be the third title for the Tigers. They won previously in 2001 and 2002.
            (Section 7) Grand Rapids(22-7) vs. (No. 2 Seed-Section 1) Winona(23-6): The Thunderhawks of Grand Rapids, unranked in the final MBN poll, are making their fifth overall tournament appearance and first since 2011. They’ll meet the No. 5-ranked Winhawks of Winona, who are making their second-ever appearance and first since 2003.
            (Section 5) Becker (19-9) vs. (No. 3 Seed-Section 4) St. Paul Como Park(24-5): Becker enters the tournament unranked, making its second overall appearance. The Bulldogs won a championship in 2007. St. Paul Como Park is making its debut appearance in the tournament. The Cougars closed the season ranked No. 4 by MBN.

            The Class AAA Quarterfinal Schedule — Tuesday, March 15
            6:00 p.m. — Thief River Falls vs. Hutchinson at Target Center
            8:00 p.m. — Academyof Holy Angels vs. Marshallat Target Center
            The Class AAA Quarterfinal Schedule — Wednesday, March 16
            10:00 a.m. — Grand Rapids vs. Winonaat Mariucci Arena
            Noon — Becker vs. St. Paul Como Park at Mariucci Arena

            Class AAAA Preview
            (Section 5) ParkCenter, Brooklyn Park (22-7) vs. (No. 1 Seed-Section 6) Hopkins(27-2): The two-time defending Class AAA champions from Park Centernow compete for a title in Class AAAA. It is third consecutive and third overall tournament appearance for the Pirates, who finished the season ranked No. 9 in the final MBN poll. Defending champion Hopkins is looking for its seventh title, having won previously in 2004, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015. The No. 1-ranked Royals are making their second consecutive and tenth overall appearance.
            (No. 5 Seed-Section 1) Lakeville North (24-5) vs. (No. 4 Seed-Section 3) Eastview, Apple Valley (24-4): The No. 6-ranked Panthers of Lakeville North are returning to the tournament after a one-year absence. This is the sixth overall appearance for the Panthers, who won a title in 2010. The 2015 runners-up from Eastview return for their fifth consecutive and ninth overall appearance. The Lightning were ranked No. 5 in the final MBN poll. They won a championship in 2014.
            (Section 4) White Bear Lake Area (21-7) vs. (No. 2 Seed-Section 8) St. Michael-Albertville (26-2): White Bear Lake Area is making its second consecutive and eighth overall appearance. The Bears were ranked No. 10 in the final MBN poll. The Knights of St. Michael-Albertville, who took third place in 2015, are making their fifth consecutive and ninth overall appearance. They were ranked No. 3 in the final MBN poll and are in pursuit of their third championship. The Knights won previously in 2001 and 2009.
            (Section 7) Anoka(22-7) vs. (No. 3 Seed-Section 2) Minnetonka(24-4): Unranked Anoka returns to tournament play after a one-year hiatus. It is the fourth overall appearance for the Tornadoes. The Skippers of Minnetonka are making their second tournament appearance and first since 1999. Minnetonka was ranked No. 4 in the final MBN poll.

            The Class AAAA Quarterfinal Schedule — Tuesday, March 15
            10:00 a.m. — ParkCenter vs. Hopkinsat Target Center
            Noon — Lakeville North vs. Eastview at Target Center
            2:00 p.m. — White Bear Lake Areavs. St. Michael-Albertville at Target Center
            4:00 p.m. — Anokavs. Minnetonka at Target Center

            Television and Webcast Coverage
            All semifinal and championship games will be televised live by KSTC-TV, Channel 45, and also streamed live at for a fee of $6.97 per day. A tournament pass may be purchased for $14.97. Live statistics of all games will also be displayed on the League website (

            Press Conferences
            There will be a press conference after each game after a mandatory “cooling-off” period. A media steward will assist you making contact with any players or coaches you wish to interview.

            Ticket Information
            Tickets will be available at Target Center, Mariucci Arena, and Williams Arena. Quarterfinal tickets cost $14.00 for adults and $9.00 for students. Daily quarterfinal wristbands, which are good at each venue, are $19.00 for adults and $12.00 for students. Semifinal and championship tickets will be available at Williams Arena and cost $14.00 for adults and $9.00 for students per session. Third-place tickets will be available at Concordia University and cost $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for students.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Red Lake County Boys BB Team Breaks State Record

The Red Lake County Rebels Boys' Basketball team broke a Minnesota State Record!  The team set the Minnesota State record for fewest turnovers by a team in a game.  The record was set in 1967 by Luverne who only had 3 turnovers in a game.  On December 18, 2015 the Rebels had only 1 turnover in the game against Stephen-Argyle.  The video of the game, which is available to the Minnesota State High School League, confirms this accomplishment.  Minnesota records have been kept for 103 years which includes 100's of thousands of games by all classes of teams over that span! 

Monday, March 7, 2016

Lace ‘em Up Basketball Camp in Red Lake Falls

The 23rd annual Lace ‘em Up basketball camp will be held in Red Lake Falls at the high school gym from June 6-10.  Boys and girls in grades 6-11 this past school year will attend camp from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m..  Boys and girls in grades K-6 will attend from noon until 3:30. Numerous fundamentals, contests, games, skill sessions, and more will be taught each day.  There will be an awards presentation for the morning session on Friday June 10 at 10:45 a.m. and awards for the afternoon session will be at 2:30 on Friday June 10.  Everyone is welcome to come attend these awards ceremonies.

The cost of the camp is $60 with a maximum family cost of $100 if you have 2 or more children from the same family.  If you register before May 20, you will also receive a camp t-shirt.  Registrations received after May 25 will be $70 and maximum family cost will be $120.  Pre-registration is recommended, but you may still sign up the day of the camp for $70.  6th graders can sign up for either session, or both for one price.

Many area coaches will be teaching at the camp including former Minnesota Gopher player and National Coach of the Year,  Shannon Bolden Nelson who is now the head Women’s Basketball Coach at Northland Community College

For more information or to receive a registration form, contact Steve Philion at 518 Champagne Ave.  Red Lake Falls, MN 56750