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A little African American history for you prep sports fans!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since 1975, 42 individuals in 40 years have been recognized as the state’s best players by being named Mr. Basketball (the honor was shared in 1979 and 1998). Of the 42 winners, 15 (36 percent) are African Americans. Here they are with a brief synopsis of their high school accomplishments. GREG DOWNING (Duluth Central, 1979): The 6’-3” guard led the Trojans to the Class AA state crown his senior year. He shared the award with Randy Bruer of Lake City. Continue Reading →

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This year’s Cancer Summit to focus on racial disparities

By Robin James

Contributing Writer

The 2013 “Cancer Disparities Summit: Working Together to Find Solutions” will be held June 19-20 at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest in Minnetonka. The aim of the summit is to provide attendees with knowledge about disparities existing in cancer screening, treatment and mortality, as well as to educate participants about ways in which they can improve cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship. In addition, attendees will learn more about strategies aimed at addressing cancer disparities within communities across Minnesota, and lastly, to understand how they can participate in a variety of initiatives aimed at reducing cancer disparities throughout the state. Invited guests include medical/public health professionals, community-based organizations, researchers and students. Finding out about access to high-quality health care and social-support options will no doubt be topics of interest at the summit. Continue Reading →

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Top performers in boys’ hoops

The boys’ basketball season is off and running, and some of the state’s top players are already serving notice that they will be heard from before the season is over. Check out these top performances so far:

QUINTON HOOKER (Park Center) — The leading candidate for Mr. Basketball dropped 26 in a 72-70 victory over top-ranked Apple Valley. TYUS JONES (Apple Valley) — Considered by many as the top junior in the country, the point guard scored 20 in a loss to Park Center. RILEY DEARRING (Minnetonka) — The University of Wisconsin recruit had 16 in a 79-71 win over Robbinsdale Cooper. BRIDGE TUSLER (Osseo) — The all-state football player scored 16 points from his point guard position, helping the Orioles defeat Eastview 50-40. Continue Reading →

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