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Red Lake H.S.    36
Nevis H.S.    36
6:08 2nd Half
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Basketball - A Consolation 
Lake Park-Audubon    0
Central Minnesota Christian    0
3/24/2017 12:00 PM
Basketball - A Semifinal 
#1 Minneapolis North Community H.S.    0
#5 Springfield H.S.    0
3/24/2017 12:00 PM
Basketball - A Semifinal 
#2 Goodhue H.S.    0
North Woods H.S.    0
3/24/2017 2:00 PM
State Boys' Basketball Tournament
Home Page Photo The State Boys' Basketball Tournament is scheduled for March 22-25 at various venues in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Quarterfinals will be played at Williams Arena on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis and at Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. All championship rounds will be played at Target Center and all consolation rounds and third-place games will be played at Concordia University in St. Paul.

TV: Championship semifinals and championship games in both classes will be televised by 45TV.
Webcast: Daily charges for the live webcast on Prep45.com: $9.95 per day; two-day pass $16.97; three-day pass $19.87; or four-day pass $23.97.
Tickets: $14 adults, $9 students for quarterfinals, championship semifinals, and finals. $19 adults, $12 students for quarterfinal wristbands, good at both venues. $10 adults, $7 students for consolation and third-place games.
Ticket Box Offices open: One hour before earliest scheduled game or avoid the lines and get your tickets online.

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  2017 State Basketball Tournament-Class A
Quarterfinals
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Semifinals
3/24/2017 12:00 PM @ Target Center
3/24/2017 2:00 PM @ Target Center
Final
3/25/2017 11:00 AM @ Target Center
3rd Place
3/25/2017 10:00 AM @ Concordia
Consolation - Semifinals
3/24/2017 10:00 AM @ Concordia
3/24/2017 12:00 PM @ Concordia
Consolation - Final
3/25/2017 8:00 AM @ Concordia

  2017 State Basketball Tournament-Class AA
Quarterfinals
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Semifinals
3/24/2017 6:00 PM @ Target Center
3/24/2017 8:00 PM @ Target Center
Final
3/25/2017 1:00 PM @ Target Center
3rd Place
3/25/2017 12:00 PM @ Concordia
Consolation - Semifinals
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Consolation - Final
3/24/2017 2:00 PM @ Concordia

  2017 State Basketball Tournament-Class AAA
Quarterfinals
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Semifinals
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Final
3/25/2017 5:00 PM @ Target Center
3rd Place
3/25/2017 2:00 PM @ Concordia
Consolation - Semifinals
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Consolation - Final
3/24/2017 4:00 PM @ Concordia

  2017 State Basketball Tournament-Class AAAA
Quarterfinals
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Semifinals
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Final
3/25/2017 8:00 PM @ Target Center
3rd Place
3/25/2017 4:00 PM @ Concordia
Consolation - Semifinals
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Consolation - Final
3/24/2017 6:00 PM @ Concordia
      
State Adapted Floor Hockey Tournament
Home Page Photo North Suburban claims second consecutive CI championship;
Brainerd/Pillager earns third title in PI Division


The Cougars of North Suburban made it two CI titles in a row after defeating the Slapshots of St. Cloud Area 10-7. In the PI Division, Brainerd/Pillager won its third championship with an 8-4 victory over Anoka-Hennepin.

CI Division
The North Suburban Cougars earned their second consecutive crown after defeating St. Cloud Area 10-7. Josh Hamann scored five goals, including the game-winner, and brought his total for the tournament to 16 goals and two assists. Brian Jones led the Slapshots with four goals.

This was the third overall title for North Suburban. The Cougars won their first championship in 2013.

In the third-place game, Maple Grove defeated South Washington County 8-2. The Crimson were led by Jose Guiterrez-Peralto, who finished the game with six goals and one assist. Junior Paige Faber added one goal and four assists for Maple Grove. Tyler Tinucci and Justin Neff scored for the Thunderbolts.

The Blazing Cats of Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville defeated Wayzata/Minnetonka 10-2 to claim consolation honors. Natalya Rawley scored six goals and added one assist for the Blazing Cats. Cobi Vettrus added two goals and two assists for Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville. Goalie Ashley Gabrielson stopped 28 of 38 shots for Wayzata/Minnetonka.

PI Division
The Brainerd/Pillager Warriors improved on last year’s fourth-place showing and won their third title after defeating Anoka-Hennepin 8-4. The Warriors won as Brainerd in 1998 and 2000. This was the third consecutive runner-up showing for the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs.

Jake Heikkenen paced Brainerd/Pillager with four goals and one assist in the title game. He finished the tournament with 13 goals and eight assists. Matt Allord also scored two goals for the Warriors and added one assist. Anoka-Hennepin’s Michael Arend tallied two goals and goaltender Ashanti Lacy stopped 20 of 28 shots on goal.

The Robins of Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka claimed third-place honors for a second consecutive year after defeating Rochester 7-4. Vincent Luu scored four goals and Andy Hanson tacked on three additional goals and an assist for the Robins. Sean Healy paced the Raiders with two goals and an assist.

In the consolation final, Dakota United defeated Maple Grove 7-1. Blake Jackson had a hat trick for the Hawks and Riley Wisniewski added two goals and two assists. Goalie Kirby Gilbertson took the loss for the Crimson, making 41 saves.
      


Coaches, Longtime Friends Will Meet For A State Title
Posted by John Millea(jmillea@mshsl.org)- Updated 3/23/2017 8:52:38 PM

When the boys basketball teams from DeLaSalle and Austin meet at Target Center for the Class 3A state championship Saturday night, it will mark the latest chapter in a coaching relationship that goes back decades.

The coaches – Austin’s Kris Fadness and DeLaSalle’s Dave Thorson – have faced off against each other four times, with each winning twice. So Saturday’s game will give one of them a 3-2 edge in their coaching rivalry. But both of them would argue against using the term “rivals.” They are close friends.

“Dave and I go way back,” Fadness said. “I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for Dave.”

“Kris is as good a high school coach as there is in the state,” Thorson said. “He’s a great teacher of the game. There’s a huge level of respect and I think the world of him.”

Their two most recent matchups came in the 2013 and 2014 3A state championship games, both won by DeLaSalle. Fadness’ first victory against Thorson’s Islanders came in 1997, when Fadness coached Caledonia to the Class 2A state championship with a victory over DeLaSalle in the title game. After Fadness left Caledonia for Austin, his Packers team defeated DeLaSalle in a regular-season game in Austin.

“We played in the old gym and there were 10 million people there,” Thorson said.

They met when Fadness, a native of Houston, Minnesota, was a student at Luther College in Iowa. He gave up on his playing career after his sophomore year to concentrate on becoming a coach. He and Thorson worked together at summer basketball camps at Luther and elsewhere and hit it off.

“We established a relationship, a friendship,” said Fadness, who spent a year coaching in Iceland after graduating from Luther.

Thorson, a native of Fargo, N.D., helped Fadness get hired as an assistant coach at Hamline University (Thorson is a 1989 Hamline grad) under head coach Tim Mieure. When Mieure resigned, Fadness was looking for work once more and Thorson – then working as an assistant under Clem Haskins at Minnesota – helped him get the job in Caledonia.

“When times were tough and I needed a job, Dave was there to help,” Fadness said. “And we’ve been friends forever.”

DeLaSalle is the five-time defending state champion and is trying to become the first team in Minnesota history to win six consecutive championships.

“The toughest games are against the guys you respect the most,” Fadness said, adding “But it’s about the kids.”

Saturday’s championship game could be a fun one, with two athletic teams that sprint up and down the court. DeLaSalle advanced with an 86-60 win over Columbia Heights on Thursday and Austin beat Marshall 73-53.

“To be honest, we’ve been thinking about them all year,” Fadness said of the Islanders. “We feel good. We know it’s going to be a tough battle. If we play like we did today, with this type of energy, we have a shot. The big thing is you have to believe you can beat them. You’re playing against an aura, a tradition, and we think we have some of that in Austin.”

Thorson, who has watched Austin play four times this season, jokes about putting on a baseball cap and Spam T-shirt when he’s scouting at games in Austin.

“We both know we’re going to do what we do and I’m stubborn, and he’s going to do what he does and he’s stubborn,” Thorson said. “If you don’t know what you’re doing you have no chance. The way they play is hard to simulate.

“It will be a chess match between friends.”

Multi-tasking teenagers

All but two of the 15 members of Marshall’s basketball team are multi-sport athletes, and many of them are also involved in activities outside sports.

While the Tigers are playing in the Class 3A state basketball tournament this weekend, sophomore Bryce Paulsen and junior Jake Hess are involved in the Business Professionals of America Spring Leadership Conference this weekend in Minneapolis.

Hess was Marshall’s nominee for the MSHSL ExCEL Award (Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership) and senior Mitchell Sueker was a member of the Marshall Math Team that competed at the state math team tournament last week in South St. Paul.

Motivational trophy

When Champlin Park meets Apple Valley on Saturday night for the Class 4A state championship, the Rebels may look to a piece of hardware as motivation. It’s their second-place trophy from state two years ago.

They lost that title game to Apple Valley 64-61, their only loss of the season. They have brought the runner-up trophy to practice on occasion as a way to remind themselves where they do not want to finish this season.

Blast from the past

Jack Thurnblad, 96, who coached the last Wayzata team at state in 1959, was at Target Center for Thursday night’s Class 4A semifinals. He chatted with current Trojans coach Ryan Schnettler before the Trojans’ game with Champlin Park. The Rebels came out on top 70-62.

Thursday’s games

Class 1A quarterfinals at Williams Arena

Minneapolis North 94, Red Lake 46
Springfield 73, Nevis 65
Goodhue 57, Lake Park-Audubon 37
North Woods 54, Central Minnesota Christian 51

Class 3A semifinals at Target Center
DeLaSalle 86, Columbia Heights 60
Austin 73, Marshall 53

Class 4A semifinals at Target Center
Champlin Park 70, Wayzata 62
Apple Valley 77, Maple Grove 54

Friday’s Games at Target Center

Class 1A semifinals

Noon/ Minneapolis North vs. Springfield
2 p.m./ Goodhue vs. North Woods

Class 2A semifinals
6 p.m./ Minnehaha Academy vs. Annandale
8 p.m./ St. Cloud Cathedral vs. Crosby-Ironton

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John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
3h ago
Honored to be w/ MN State HS Coaches Association this morning, surprised & humbled to be made a lifetime member. Thank you. @mshsca

MSHSL 14h ago
Boys state basketball tournament update ...Class 4A semifinals at Target Center
--Champlin Park 70, Wayzata 62
--Apple Valley 77, Maple Grove 54Champlin Park and Apple Valley will meet for the Class 4A state championship at 8 p.m. Saturday at Target Center

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
14h ago
Final score in 4A basketball semifinalsApple Valley 77
Maple Grove 54Champlin Park vs. Apple Valley for state title Saturday

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
15h ago
Apple Valley's Tre Jones needs one assist for a triple-double: 14 P, 12 R, 9 AApple Valley leads Maple Grove 56-41, 8:41 to play

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
15h ago
Final score in 1A basketball consolation at Concordia UniversityNRHEG 65
Breckenridge 47

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
15h ago
Halftime score in Class 4A boys basketball state semifinals at Target CenterApple Valley 34
Maple Grove 30

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
15h ago
Coaches, Longtime Friends Will Meet For A State Title. Check out John's Journal.
mshsl.org/mshsl/johnsjou

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
16h ago
Here we go: Apple Valley vs. Maple Grove in 4A state semifinals.Winner meets Champlin Park for state title Saturday night

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
16h ago
Interesting tidbit: Champlin Park team has brought out their second-place state tourney trophy from 2015 at practice as motivation.

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
16h ago
Champlin Park coach Mark Tuchscherer: “A good team in a state tournament needs to play as a team.”

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
16h ago
Wayzata coach Bryan Schnettler: “We came here and we thought we were going to win a state championship.”

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
16h ago
Signed with Dayton.

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
17h ago
Warming up at Target Center: Apple Valley and Maple Grove.

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
17h ago
Signed with Marquette.

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
17h ago
Final score in 4A boys basketball semifinals at Target CenterChamplin Park 70
Wayzata 62Next: Apple Valley vs. Maple Grove

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
17h ago
This young Champlin Park fan came with some big signage.

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
17h ago
Timeout on the court
Hysteria in the buildingChamplin Park 48
Wayzata 478:31 left in second half at Target Center

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
17h ago
Approved.



 


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