This week will feature four pictures from the state girls’ basketball tournament last month: Ashley Bates, the junior guard from Class 4A champion Hopkins; Samantha Trammel, the senior forward who led Eastview to a Class 4A runner-up finish; Sophomore sensation Mikayla Hayes, who led Park Center to their second straight Class 3A crown; and Ashley Lewis, who helped Maranatha capture runner-up honors in Class 1A. Continue Reading →
According to DEREK REUBEN, director of the Inner City All-Star Classic, the rosters are set for the annual boys’ and girls’ basketball contests featuring the metro area’s top seniors. Reuben, who was named the state’s Mr. Basketball after an outstanding career at Minneapolis North, started the boys’ game in 1994 with then-teammate and friend RALPH CROWDER. At the urging and persistence of the late community and sports activist KWAME MCDONALD, a girls’ game was added in 2001.
This year’s Inner City All-Star Classic will be held Sunday, June 8, at the University of St. Thomas. Continue Reading →