It’s playoff time in high school football in Minnesota. That means we’re in the heart of the fall, and every time a team takes the field the season is on the line. Athletes and teams hit the practice field in August and do the two-a-day practices for what starts now. It’s a chance to have an opportunity to play for a spot in the state tournament.
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.
Park Center’s girls basketball team had never been to a state tournament before, but now they’re on the brink of a state title.
Minnesota’s high school version of March Madness is in its home stretch this week with the final state tournament of the season wrapping up this week. The State Girls Basketball Tournament, already well underway, has taken center stage both Williams Arena and Mariucci Arena.
Although Minnesotans are enduring bitter blast after bitter blast, the Rally makes everything a bit warmer.
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.
Apple Valley will play Park Center for the Class 4A boys basketball championship.
It feels like March Madness just got started, but it’s wrapping up on the high school level this week with the State Boys Basketball Tournament.
Friday night’s High School Sports Rally features the Boys State Basketball Tournament, with Park Center and Osseo as the game of the night.
Unless you’re one of the few teams to end a season with a state championship, there’s nothing like the feeling of winning a section title and earning that coveted trip to state.
It’s a big week for many high school girls basketball programs across the state. The playoffs are always a fun time to watch since that’s usually when the best teams emerge. When a season is on the line and a state tournament bid is at stake, it gets even better.
Miss WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally Friday night? We’ve got all the high school winter sports action in the videos below — plus a profile on Niklas Backstrom.
Her resume is hard to ignore.
High school sports have been in the spotlight this week all across Minnesota and the nation after Benilde-St. Margaret’s hockey player Jack Jablonski’s paralyzing hit last week.
Our Community Spotlight Award this week goes to the cheerleaders at Park Center High School. They’re getting ready for a big fundraiser on Wednesday.