Faith Johnson-Patterson is well known in Minnesota high school basketball lore. Twenty-nine years ago, I saw the Hall of Fame coach in a different light.
Eric Lagos and Eva Langenbrunner were selected as top male and female winners out of 10 finalists at the 43rd Annual Winfield Awards banquet.
The 17-year-old student-athlete Craig McDonald was recently ruled ineligible for his senior year of athletics because he repeated eighth grade.
The Minnesota High School Basketball Hall of Fame inductions of Ronnie Henderson (Marshall-U player), Tracy Henderson (Minneapolis Patrick Henry player), and Ed Prohofsky (Marshall-U coach) on March 26 rekindled some fond memories for this columnist. Let’s take a look: Ronnie Henderson During the summer of 1980, Henderson, a 5’7” guard, was scrimmaging with players at […]
The 2019 state girls’ basketball tournament will be one to remember with outstanding performances from Hopkins, DeLaSalle, Minnehaha Academy, Stillwater, and Robbinsdale Cooper.
Kenisha Bell, a 5’9” guard who starred at Bloomington Kennedy, recently completed an outstanding regular-season career at the University of Minnesota, scoring 23 points on “Senior Day” and leading the Gophers to an 81-63 win over Michigan State University.
Black History Month resonated officially and unofficially throughout the Big 10 Conference women’s basketball matchup between the University of Minnesota and Rutgers.
The Polars, routinely known for having one of the state’s top basketball programs in the state, recently made their fifth consecutive appearance in the state playoffs in Class AA. (They were in Class A during 2014, 2015 and 2016, the year they won the title).
With his brother, 2007 Johnson graduate Tyrell Barze — a standout in his own right on the football team during his high school career — contributing his wisdom to the Governors as an assistant coach, the older Barze looked on as sophomore Joey Moberg’s two touchdown runs, Nelson’s 96 yards rushing, and a stingy defense led them to their first state playoff berth since 1981.