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 Matt Blewett

Hopkins wins Boys Class 4A Basketball title

Hopkins wins Boys Class 4A Basketball title

The Hopkins Royals defeat the Lakeville North Panthers 64-55 in the 2016 Class 4A championship game on March 12 at the Target Centre in Minneapolis, Minn.

The Hopkins Royals win another MSHSL basketball title in one of the best games of the tournament.  Hopkins continues the dynasty like performance of the past decade and a half while Lakeville North gains another year of experience. Here are some interactive photos from the night.  a photo gallery is below.   from the Lakeville […]

 Matt Blewett

DeLaSalle wins fifth consecutive state title

DeLaSalle wins fifth consecutive state title

The DeLaSalle Islanders defeat the Fergus Falls Otters 79-65 in the Class 3A MSHSL Boys Basketball title game on March 12 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

For the seniors at DeLaSalle high school, their team has won the state tournament since they were in eighth grade.  The DeLaSalle Islanders are a disciplined and explosive team that had the Fergus Falls Otters’ number from the opening tip. The following two photos are interactive, drag your mouse over the photo to explore the […]

 Matt Blewett

Braham defeats Jackson County Central to win state tournament title

Braham defeats Jackson County Central to win state tournament title

The Braham Bombers defeated the Jackson County Central Huskies 96-90 to win the 2016 Class 2A MSHSL Boys Basketball Tournament

The Braham Bombers led 50-29 at halftime and the game looked to be in hand for the Bombers.  The Jackson County Central players played furiously in the second half and outscored the Braham Bombers 61-46 in the second half.  In the end, it was not enough and the Braham Bombers quelled the rush and slowed […]

 Matt Blewett

Minneapolis North Polars complete season with victory

Minneapolis North Polars complete season with victory

The Minneapolis North Polars defeated the Braham Bombers 68-45 to win the 2016 Class 2A MSHSL Boys Basketball Tournament on May 12 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

The Minneapolis North Polars dominated play with their high-flying, high octane offense defeated the Goodhue Wildcats 68-45 in the 2016 Class 1A MSHSL Boys Basketball Tournament finals. The Polars, perennial tournament qualifiers through the late 1990’s and early 2000’s were making their first appearance in over a decade. Goodhue led at the half and used […]

 Matt Blewett

Lakeville North and Hopkins advance to 4A Championship

Lakeville North and Hopkins advance to 4A Championship

The semifinals of the 2016 MSHSL Boys Basketball Tournament were held on March 10, 2016 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Lakeville North Panthers defeated the Osseo Orioles 60-56 to advance to the 2016 MSHSL Boys Basketball finals.  Lakeville North jumped to a quick lead and remained ahead for the majority of the game.  In the final minutes, Osseo went ahead for a brief moment but, because of foul troubles, the Lakeville North big men […]

 Matt Blewett

Gophers crushed in OT loss to Illini

Gophers crushed in OT loss to Illini

The Minnesota Gophers fall to the Illinois Illini 76-70 in overtime at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota on January 23, 2016.

The Gophers led by as much as ten points in regulation but did not show up in the overtime period and were outscored 16-11 in the final period of play.  The Gophers only came away with eight offensive rebounds in the game and made just six of twelve free throws. Coach Richard Pitino had some […]

 Matt Blewett

Gophers fall to Hoosiers at barn

Gophers fall to Hoosiers at barn

The Gophers fall to the Hoosiers 70-63 and remain without a win in Big Ten play.  The Hoosiers, although not by much, outplayed the Gophers in just about every statistical category.  A late in the first half Hoosiers 13-3 run helped to bring the Hoosiers to a 34-34 tie at half. Among the missed opportunities […]

 Matt Blewett

Gophers play best game of 2015-16 season but come up short to top ranked Spartans

Gophers play best game of 2015-16 season but come up short to top ranked Spartans

The Minnesota Gophers lost 69-61 at home to the top ranked Michigan State Spartans in front of 12,283 on January 2, 2016.

The consensus prior to the game was that Michigan State was a juggernaut and that the young, struggling Gophers would have a tough time with the bigger, older Spartans.  The game did not play out as planned.  Minnesota hung in with the physically much larger Spartans.  The game came down to rebounding.  Michigan State scooped […]

 Matt Blewett

Lynx advance to fifth consecutive Western Conference Finals to face Mercury

Lynx advance to fifth consecutive Western Conference Finals to face Mercury

The Minnesota Lynx are set to take on the Phoenix Mercury in the 2015 WNBA Western Conference Finals on Thursday, 24, 2015. The series will be a rematch of the 2014 Western Conference Finals where the Mercury defeated the Lynx in three games.

The Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen, Seimone Augustus and the Lynx will be entering their fifth consecutive Conference Finals series and have won the WNBA Title in two of the last four years. The team has their worst regular season record since 2011 at 22-12. They defeated the Los Angeles Sparks in three games. Maya Moore, […]

 Matt Blewett

The Chaska Hawks advance to section finals for chance to advance to state

The Chaska Hawks advance to section finals for chance to advance to state

The Chaska Hawks dominate the Prior Lake Lakers in a 75-61 win to advance to the 2AAAA Section Championship game and a shot at the 2015 MSHSL Boys' Basketball Tournament.

The Chaska Hawks advance to the section finals after defeating the Prior Lake Lakers 75-61 at Apple Valley High School.  The win is the second win of the section tournament won by 10 points or more. Chaska started the game strong, hitting several threes and looking like they would run away with the game.  Although […]

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