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Third Title is a Charm
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton won their third state boys' basketball championship Saturday at Target Center 59-55 over North Woods to earn the Class A title. The Knights also won the tournament in 2004 and 2005. This game featured a series of big runs that saw each team lead by double digits and subseq…
Minnehaha Academy Holds Off Caledonia to Repeat as Champs
Minnehaha Academy won its second straight Class AA boys' basketball championship Saturday 73-60 over Caledonia at Target Center. The Warriors roared back from a 12-point halftime deficit to close to within 59-57 with 8:15 left, but the Redhawks closed the game on a 14-3 run to capture the crown…
Minnehaha Academy Flies Back into the Title Game
Minnehaha Academy will try to repeat as state Class AA champions on Saturday after powering their way past St. Cloud Cathedral 77-51 Friday night in the semifinals at Target Center. The Redhawks hit eight three-pointers to build a 42-24 lead by halftime. Jalen Suggs scored 17 of his 25 points before…
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Hangs on to Advance to State Title Game
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton advances to the state boys' basketball championship game for the fifth time after a sluggish 49-38 win over Mayer Lutheran at Target Center Friday afternoon in the Class A semifinals. Each team was ice cold shooting to open the game. M-L did not get their first point until…
Grizzlies Cruise into State Semifinals
A year ago, the North Woods boys' basketball team surprised many at the state tournament. The unseeded Grizzlies out of Cook upset No. 3 seed Central Minnesota Christian and No. 2 seed Goodhue before losing to top-seed Minneapolis North. This year North Woods (30-1) was awarded the second seed.…
Huskies Introduce New Girls’ Soccer Coach
Owatonna High School Activities Director Ryan Swanson announced Wednesday that Nate Gendron will be the school's new girls' soccer coach, pending school board approval. Gendron, an OHS graduate, will take over for Matt Roddy who stepped down after last season after about ten years on the j…
Packers Ride Strong Second Half to State Quarterfinal Win
The success for the Big Nine Conference at the state basketball tournaments continued Wednesday as Austin won their Class AAA quarterfinal over Sauk Rapids-Rice at Williams Arena. The Packers pulled away at times in the second half and won 64-55 to advance to Thursday's semifinals at Target Cen…
Four Reasons to Dread Spring in Minnesota
I am as happy for the warmer weather as anyone. But as the spring equinox occurs on Tuesday, I am also dreading several aspects of the beginning of spring. It seems appropriate that snow showers are forecast for Tuesday. The advent of spring hardly marks the end of winter weather in Minnesota. Major…

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