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Boys’ state tournament pictures

Malik-Jones

This week will feature four pictures from the state boys’ basketball tournament: Tre Jones, who led Apple Valley to the Class 4A championship as a freshman; Jarvis Johnson, who started on four straight Class 3A title teams for DeLaSalle; Metro Player of the Year J.T. Gibson of Class 4A runner-up Champlin Park; and Malik Jones, who earned all-tournament honors in Class 3A for runner-up St. Paul Johnson.
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No. 1 Kentucky at Final Four: 40-0 or bust?

Jones

Not since 1976 has a men’s college basketball team finished undefeated. That team was Bobby Knight’s Indiana Hoosiers: They were 32-0. I remember it like it was yesterday — I went to college in Indiana. Indiana State that is, in Terre Haute, about an hour south of Bloomington, Indiana. Continue Reading →

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Canadian player hears the call of the Wild

Matt Dumba

Matt Dumba is one of two Black Canadians playing for the Minnesota Wild this season. The 20-year-old from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada was drafted seventh overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2012 NHL Draft and was called up from the minors in mid-January for the second time in as many seasons by the parent club.­­­­­­­­­ Continue Reading →

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An outstanding state girls’ basketball tournament

TT Starks

It was quite the state girls’ basketball tournament this past week at the Williams Arena in Minneapolis.

Nia Hollie scored 26 points in leading Hopkins to the Class 4A title by defeating defending champion Eastview 68-60, led by Madison Guebert’s 19 points. Continue Reading →

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