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Minnehaha Academy Flies Back into the Title Game
Minnehaha Academy will try to repeat as state Class AA champions on Saturday after powering their way past St. Cloud Cathedral 77-51 Friday night in the semifinals at Target Center. The Redhawks hit eight three-pointers to build a 42-24 lead by halftime. Jalen Suggs scored 17 of his 25 points before…
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Hangs on to Advance to State Title Game
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton advances to the state boys' basketball championship game for the fifth time after a sluggish 49-38 win over Mayer Lutheran at Target Center Friday afternoon in the Class A semifinals. Each team was ice cold shooting to open the game. M-L did not get their first point until…
Packers Ride Strong Second Half to State Quarterfinal Win
The success for the Big Nine Conference at the state basketball tournaments continued Wednesday as Austin won their Class AAA quarterfinal over Sauk Rapids-Rice at Williams Arena. The Packers pulled away at times in the second half and won 64-55 to advance to Thursday's semifinals at Target Cen…
Sneakers Beat Suits While Raising Money for Hospice House
Owatonna Hall of Fame coach Len Olson engineered another win in the OHS gym on Sunday. The main goal of the Suits versus Sneakers celebrity exhibition basketball game was to raise money for the Homestead Hospice House patient care fund. Olson's Sneakers' squad edged Owatonna Mayor Tom Kunt…
Big Nine Team Advances to State Finals for Third Straight Year
For the third straight year a Big Nine Conference team has reached the state Class 3A finals in the girls' basketball tournament. Northfield beat Grand Rapids Thursday 64-54 to reach the championship game against top-seed Robbinsdale Cooper Saturday, March 17 at 6PM on Target Center on KDHL AM …
Upset Bid Falls Short for Owatonna Basketball
Owatonna's boys' basketball team made enough plays to stay within striking distance of No. 6-ranked Rochester John Marshall, but missed too many shots to upset the second-seeded Rockets in Saturday's Section 1AAAA semifinal at Mayo Civic Center. The Rockets edged the Huskies 68-66 to …
NRHEG Survives Playoff Scare with Last-Second Free Throws
Top-seed New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva boys' basketball team was locked in a tight back-and-forth playoff game with Blue Earth Area, a team the Panthers had beaten by 32 points on February 20. The defending section Panthers pulled out a 49-47 victory in the Section 2AA south subsection…
Owatonna Grinds Out a Victory in Basketball Playoff Opener
It might not have been pretty, but Owatonna will happily take the victory in the Section 1AAAA quarterfinals 56-48 over New Prague Wednesday at Owatonna High School. OHS missed some makeable shots early and was held 17 points below its average, but several players made big plays late to pull out the…

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