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Faith, And A Good Surgeon, Are On Sara Kaminski’s Side

Minnehaha Academy junior Sara Kaminski shoots baskets with her father. The last of four athletic siblings, she has built quite a resume; a three-sport athlete whose first love is basketball. But maybe it is what Adrian Peterson demonstrated in his MVP season that makes this story remarkable.

04/17/2015

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Meet The Geuberts — Eastview’s Basketball Family

When parents meet playing basketball in college, you know there is a pretty good chance their kids may gravitate to the sport. The Geuberts look like the all-American family, because, in many respects, they are. Dan and Melissa have three children, two of whom are twins and high school seniors — Madison and Drew.

03/06/2015

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Andrew Wiggins’ Sisters Have Basketball Dreams Of Their Own

When your dad played in the NBA, your mom was an Olympic sprinter and your big brother’s the number-one pick in the NBA draft — it sets you up for the understatement of the year. “I think we’ve got good genes,” Angelica Wiggins said. “Really good genes.” Her sister, Taya Wiggins, agrees.

02/13/2015

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Champlin Park Aims To Remain Undefeated

The best high school basketball team in the state so far has been Champlin Park. The Rebels are unbeaten, and they’re motivated by what they did not do a year ago. Osseo took Champlin Park out in the section finals to go to state in 2014.

02/07/2015

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High School Sports Rally: Feb. 6, 2015

David McCoy checks out girls hockey, Blake vs. St. Louis Park. A ‘Super Fan’ in New Prague is inspiring the team. Plus all the best highlights from High School Sports around the state.

02/06/2015

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Apple Valley’s Tre Jones Steps Out Of Brother’s Shadow

Nothing like filling the shoes of one of the greatest players in state history, Tyus Jones. But when that player is also your big brother? “I don’t think about it too much,” Apple Valley guard Tre Jones said. “But if I do hear the stuff, I mean, it just pushes me and makes me feel like I need to get a lot better so I can accomplish some of the things that he has.”

01/17/2015

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Bjorn Broman Is State’s Leading Scorer – By A Long Shot

He’s the state’s leading scorer and it’s not even close. Bjorn Broman is averaging 50 — 50 points a game — this season. “I just want to get wins,” Broman said. “And whatever my role is on the team, I’ll do.”

01/16/2015

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Flooding Challenges Maple Grove High’s Basketball Teams

Maple Grove High School has two good basketball teams, and both are state tournament contenders. But last Saturday, their schedule changed because they don’t have a home court. Their gymnasium was flooded due to a pipe burst, leaving it unplayable.

01/16/2015

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Eastview Heads To Title Game With Mother-Daughter Power

On Saturday night, Eastview meets Bloomington Kennedy for the class 4A title. Eastview is ranked number one in the state, and they have an interesting combination: head coach Melissa Geubert and point guard Madison Geubert are mother and daughter. Melissa tries not to focus on it at the expense of the team.

03/21/2014

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Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Beats Rushford-Peterson For 1A Title

Brian Goodwin scored 14 of his 24 points in the second half to lead Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa past Rushford Peterson 52-40 in the Minnesota 1A state championship game on Saturday. After blowing an early double-digit lead, the top-ranked Jaguars (31-1) won their second state title in three years thanks to Goodwin’s poise in the final 10 minutes. Down 34-30 with 10:33 to play, Goodwin fueled a 13-5 game-deciding run that included seven-consecutive free throws.

03/15/2014

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Hopkins’ Win Over Shakopee Provokes Shot Clock Debate

High school tournament time is almost a guarantee for something exciting. In the boys’ basketball, Thursday night’s game between Hopkins and Shakopee was a thriller, going in to a fourth overtime. Many argue you win basketball games by playing the game. Thursday night Hopkins won by not playing.

03/14/2014

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2-11-14 Bob McDonald Day On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

The Governor has proclaimed today to be “BOB McDONALD DAY IN MINNESOTA.” Dave Lee caught up with Coach this morning.

02/11/2014

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Minnesota’s ‘Big 3’ Picked for McDonald’s All American-Game

The rosters for the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game, featuring the top high school basketball stars in the country, were released Wednesday night. The game will be played in April 2 at the United Center in Chicago, Ill, and it will have a notable Minnesota feel.

01/30/2014

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Apple Valley’s Dustin Fronk: The Other Stand-Out Guard

You can’t talk about college basketball in Minnesota without talking about the state’s top talent – Tyus Jones. The Apple Valley junior is the most coveted point guard in the country. But you ought to know about one of his teammates.

04/08/2013

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Jones Leads Apple Valley To 1st State Hoops Title

Highly recruited Tyus Jones had 28 points and 11 rebounds to lead Apple Valley past Park Center 74-57 to win the Class 4A state boys basketball championship Saturday night.

03/23/2013

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Minnehaha Beats Litchfield For Class 2A Title

Marcellous Hazzard led Minnehaha Academy with 14 points and John Pryor added 12 as the Redhawks beat Litchfield 56-54 on Saturday for their first Class 2A state title.

03/23/2013

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Hopkins Beats Bloomington Kennedy 68-45 For Title

Nia Coffey scored 25 points and had 16 rebounds to lead Hopkins to a 68-45 win Saturday over Bloomington Kennedy for the basketball state title.

03/16/2013

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Upsala Girls Teams Make 1st Trip To State Tournament

They did something that had not been done before in the school’s history – made the state tournament. It ended early for Upsala High School, but the team showed how high school sports can energize and entire community.

03/15/2013

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If You Missed It: High School Sports Rally For 3/8

Friday night’s High School Sports Rally features the State High School Hockey semi-finals! Among the big matches are Hill-Murray versus Wayzata, Duluth East versus Edina, Breck versus Hermantown and East Grand Forks versus St. Thomas Academy.

03/08/2013

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AHA Student With CP Lives Basketball Dreams

Nick Anderson grew up wanting to be a basketball player. Friday night, he was just that. The senior at Richfield’s Academy of Holy Angels (AHA) loves the game. But the real story is what he had to overcome to get on the court.

02/25/2013

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Hopkins Girls Basketball Strives To Finish Strong

When you play for the Hopkins Girls Basketball Team, you play for state titles – which they’ve achieved the past two seasons. It’s not the same team in 2013, but they’re capable again of a high-quality season.

02/02/2013

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Author Tony Meale On His Book “The Chosen Ones: The Team That Beat LeBron”

As LeBron James hovers on the precipice of perhaps his first NBA championship, author Tony Meale delves deep into the King’s past, back to the days when he was royalty of the Ohio high school circuit and never lost a game – except for one.

06/20/2012

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Cooper Super Sophomore Making A Name For Himself

The sophomore class of boys basketball players in the state has one clearly at the head of the class: Apple Valley’s Tyus Jones. But moving up the chart is Robbinsdale Cooper’s Rashad Vaughn. All the big schools are talking to him, and it’s for good reason.

01/11/2012

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Prep Blog: Benilde Boys March To The Top

The Red Knights, who exited early from last year’s playoffs despite a 23-5 overall record, are arguably one of the best teams in the state this year, at least night row. They are definitely the hottest team in the state.

01/04/2012

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Springfield Beats BBE 70-58 For 1A TitleC

Jesse Kieper scored 25 points and Dillon Schultz added 17 to lead Springfield to the boys’ Class 1A title Saturday.

03/26/2011

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