Travis Bledsoe (clapping hands) encourages his team during the Class 3A state boys’ basketball championship game. 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. After covering my 32nd boys’ and … [Read more...]
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(l-r) Jalen Dearring, Nasir El-Amin, Abdikani Abdi, Deshawn McArthur, Cha’nel Anderson-Manning 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. Here is how my week went: Fri., Jan. 25: Minneapolis … [Read more...]
North senior guard Nasir El-Amin 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. In St. Paul, the Johnson and Harding’ contest went into overtime. In Minneapolis, North held off a well-prepared Roosevelt for a two-point victory. Here’s what … [Read more...]
Ford’s three-pointer leads Minutemen to victory Central fans and teammates rush the court after Dion Ford’s three-point buzzer- beater gives them a 68-65 victory over Osseo. “Grab the ball!” St. Paul Central Boys’ Basketball Coach Scott Howell yelled at forward Dion Ford when he failed to go after a loose ball earlier in their team’s 68-65 nonconference victory over Osseo … [Read more...]
Suggs excelling in two sports A week and half ago, quarterback Jalen Suggs was leading the St. Paul Academy/ Minnehaha Academy/ Blake (SMB) football team to the Class AAAA state football championship. Last Saturday the junior, one of the top guards in the country, scored 30 points in leading defending Class AA boys’ basketball champion Minnehaha Academy to a … [Read more...]