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Still more prep photos for the New Year


 This week’s pictures include two former prep starts helping their college basketball teams, a girl’s season-high point total in a nonconference game, a leading scorer from a boys’ team, and a freshman starting for a varsity team. Mitchell Palmer McDonald welcomes reader responses to mmcdonald@spokesman-recorder.com. 

(top left) Guard Voneishia Harris (Osseo) played a key role in victories over University Minnesota-Duluth and St. Cloud State for the Concordia University women’s team. (top center) Guard Terez Van Pelt (Osseo) averages 10.9 points per game for the Concordia University men’s basketball team. (top right) Aleeya Curtis-Evans scored a season-high 21 points in St. Paul Central’s victory over Minneapolis South a few weeks ago. Continue Reading →

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I made the right choice




It was hyped as one of the top boys’ basketball games in the metro area. The date of the Osseo-Park Center rematch was set for Friday, February 10. The rematch became a must-see event after Osseo narrowly escaped with a 70-69 victory on their home court. Then the email came: BRIAN JAMROS, the associate athletic director at Concordia University-St. Paul, indicated that CU wanted to honor my father KWAME MCDONALD between the women’s and men’s basketball games (vs. Continue Reading →

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