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.
The Hawks not only showed that they were deserving of the number-one seed, but they avenged a surprising 13-12 loss to the Orioles in the 2017 section championship last season.
I saw former Apple Valley and Howard Pulley standout basketball great Tyus Jones (no relation) score 10 points in the Minnesota Timberwolves home-opening win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Gabrielle McCaa, Maddy McIntosh, Kendall Coley and Raegan Alexander — who led St. Louis Park past Park Center 3-2 in a Metro West Conference showdown. The Oriels defeated Richfield 3-0 last week as well. Check out the pics and captions
If the Islanders keep up this pace, the cheer team will continue to get their exercise in and then some.
Jett’s name is not unfamiliar in Minnesota prep circles. After starring in both football and basketball during his freshman and sophomore year at St. Agnes High School, he transferred to St. Bernard’s and decided to focus on basketball.
“The media focuses on football and basketball at the pre and collegiate level,” said White, author of They Played for the Love of the Game: Untold Stories of Black Baseball and a former high school basketball and football official and baseball umpire. “There are African Americans excelling in baseball, too.”
Local ninth-grade basketball talents Trejuan Holloman and Prince Aligbe served notice that the state of Minnesota has talent worthy of national recognition after earning All-American honors at the CP3 Rising Stars Camp held in Greensboro, NC last week.
Grace, Jackson, Riley and Jones have more than made their mark in this state. At the state track meet, held at Hamline University two months ago, Grace took second- and third-place honors in the 200 and 100 respectively in Class A competition.