DeLaSalle High School
Coach Dave Thorson is conducting his annual basketball camp at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis. He is asked to turn his attention to two players he coached two years ago in Michael Jordan’s Summer Camp.
The Dearrings from Minnetonka have deep family roots with the Badgers: the older brother is a backup guard, Dad is a basketball trainer, and the younger brother hopes to play basketball for Wisconsin one day as well.
Next year, Jarvis Johnson will join the Gophers basketball team as the first local high school recruit under coach Richard Pitino. He hails from DeLaSalle High School and will join the team as a point guard.
Adam Pribyl was in Brazil for the World Cup. What struck him as much as the game was the raw emotion of each country. “The coolest thing was being from the U.S., seeing what like patriotism is here and then seeing all these other nations and how crazy they get for their country,” Pribyl said. “That’s what inspired me the most being down there.”
Chris Williams is the talented and explosive running back from DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis. “I like to get to the end zone, so I just try everything to get to the end zone, every play,” Williams said. Walk him and you can see why teammates follow him. Williams didn’t grow up privileged, and he did not forget where he grew up.
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.
As we welcome back high school football, we take a look at an issue that will not go away anytime soon — head injuries.
DeLaSalle High School’s Reid Travis is just a junior, but he’s got options. He can play a couple sports at a high level, and has a straight ‘A’ average to boot.
Ben Albert is averaging a strike-out an inning this year for the DeLaSalle Islanders baseball team.
Ben Johnson played for the Gophers, Eric Crawford played at the University of Northern Iowa and now both are coaches for Crawford’s college.