Frank White, a historian, author, curator and former high school basketball official, couldn’t be more proud of his family legacy.
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A flood of memories came to me after Tanysha Scott led her alma mater DeLaSalle to their first Class 3A state tournament girls’ basketball championship since 2013.
State champions Minnehaha Academy (Class AA), DeLaSalle (Class AA) and Hopkins (Class AAAA) brought home basketball titles from the girls’ and boys’ tournaments respectively while continuing legacies that reach back in time.
This past week I saw a matchup of two of the state’s top boys’ basketball teams, a contest between two Southside City Conference rivals, and a record-setting freshman point guard at the collegiate level in women’s hoops.
Two boys’ basketball games played respectively in the St. Paul City and Minneapolis City Conferences could be an indication of things to come in terms of competitiveness.
The capacity crowd — displaying unprecedented excitement and enthusiasm — was reminiscent of the excitement the Minutemen garnered during their heyday in the 1980s