All three champions from last year have returned to the Minnesota state high school baseball tournament to defend their titles. BOLD in Class 1A, Kasson-Mantorville in Class 2A and Mounds View in Class 3A each qualified again this season. The tournament begins Thursday, with Class 1A games in Chaska and Jordan, Class 2A games in St. Cloud and Class 3A games in St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Ann Simonet scored 26 points as Park Center beat Marshall 73-71 in triple overtime to win the Class 3A state girls basketball championship Saturday night. It is the first title for the Pirates (26-5), who also got 21 points from Cayla McMorris.
For Reid Travis, his basketball career has only begun. Still, his last game for DeLaSalle was hard to let go. Finishing with a third straight state championship, then, was the way to do it. Travis scored 16 points on 8-for-9 shooting, and DeLaSalle overwhelmed Austin again for the Class 3A title during a 60-40 victory on Saturday night.
Joe Werz ran for a 69-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter and St. Croix Lutheran hung on to beat New London-Spicer 48-44 in the Class 3A title game. Hans Klingenschmitt had 177 yards rushing Saturday at the Prep Bowl and Trever Koester 139 for St. Croix Lutheran (11-2), which won its second title in three years. Adam Essler had 194 yards rushing for New London-Spicer (10-3). Leading by 6, Werz went straight up the middle and sprinted to the end zone and a 42-28 St. Croix Lutheran lead.
This time, Tyus Jones has to share the honor. The Apple Valley junior point guard was named Monday the co-winner of the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year award for high school boys basketball, with DeLaSalle junior power forward Reid Travis. Jones was the sole recipient his sophomore season.
Reid Travis scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead DeLaSalle past Austin 50-33 to win the Class 3A state boys basketball championship Saturday night.
Tyseanna Johnson scored 14 of her 25 points in the second half and DeLaSalle pulled away to beat Red Wing 65-50 Saturday for its third straight Class 3A girls basketball state championship.
DeLaSalle’s Tyseanna Johnson scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Islanders won their first state title with a 63-43 win against Hill-Murray on Saturday in the Class 3A state girls basketball finals at Target Center.