Here are five girls’ basketball players and state championship performances I will never forget. Tamara Moore (Minneapolis North, 1998) The 5’10” guard scored 26 points in leading the Polars to their first Class AAA state title in 1998 in a 66-33 victory over Chaska. They finished with a 29-0 record. Moore, who was the Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year and Ms. … [Read more...]
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Frank White “It’s Déjà vu all over again,” Frank White said with a smile after the Class 3A championship medal ceremony at the girls’ state basketball tournament, which was held at Williams Arena in March. White, a historian, author, curator and former high school basketball official, had just presented the championship medals to a talented and deserving DeLaSalle … [Read more...]
DeLaSalle Coach Tanysha Scott When Coach Tanysha Scott led her alma mater DeLaSalle to their first Class 3A state tournament girls’ basketball championship since 2013, many things came to mind. There was the first time I saw her as a DeLaSalle point guard slashing and dashing her way down the court leaving nothing but a blur during an early season jamboree. There was … [Read more...]
Travis Bledsoe (clapping hands) encourages his team during the Class 3A state boys’ basketball championship game. State champions Minnehaha Academy (Class AA), DeLaSalle (Class AA) and Hopkins (Class AAAA) brought home basketball titles from the girls’ and boys’ tournaments respectively while continuing legacies that reach back in time. After covering my 32nd boys’ and … [Read more...]