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Preps: Martin Luther King Jr. Day means basketball tournaments

By JIM PAULSEN, Star Tribune 01/15/2017, 7:50pm CST

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In addition to marches, ceremonies and gatherings in his honor, the holiday has become a day synonymous with high school basketball tournaments.

West metro notebook: Osseo guard scores big for dad's team

By Star Tribune 01/07/2017, 4:38pm CST

Zach Theisen is the son of Orioles coach Tim Theisen, who won his 300th career game last season.

West metro notebook: Howard Pulley team stays unbeaten but suffers injuries

By Star Tribune 05/21/2016, 4:45pm CDT

The Howard Pulley Panthers 17-under boys’ basketball team is still the only undefeated team on the 40-team Nike EYBL national summer basketball circuit.

South metro notebook: Lakeville North tourney streak has staying power

By Ron Haggstrom, Star Tribune 03/13/2016, 12:56pm CDT

The Lakeville North boys’ basketball program isn’t mentioned in the same breath as the marquee teams in the state. It’s time the Panthers join the club.

South metro notebook: Lakeville South boys' basketball finishes strong

By Star Tribune 02/27/2016, 4:22pm CST

The Cougars concluded their regular season winning 14 of their final 17 games after a 3-6 start.

North turns the tables in hoops rematch with 1A champs

By JIM PAULSEN, Star Tribune 01/24/2016, 10:23pm CST

For the second consecutive season, the Minneapolis North boys’ basketball team carried a No. 1 ranking in Class 1A into a Saturday matinee at Rushford-Peterson, a longtime small-school basketball power located about 50 miles southeast of Rochester.

North metro notebook: Spring Lake Park sibling scores on court, not in water

By Star Tribune 12/12/2015, 5:34pm CST

Another Raihle sibling is making a mark for a Spring Lake Park’s athletics program. Mark Raihle, however, does his best work in sneakers, not swimwear.

St. Francis marches back to boys' basketball tourney

By David La Vaque, Star Tribune 03/10/2015, 6:13pm CDT

Ryan Hauge knew public perception about his team was less than positive after graduating 11 seniors from last season’s Class 4A state tournament team.

West Metro Notebook: Underrated Eden Prairie? Boys' basketball team poised to make noise

By Jim Paulsen, Star Tribune 02/10/2015, 6:35pm CST

With talk of Champlin Park and Apple Valley as the teams to beat in Class 4A boys’ basketball, and Hopkins on a 13-game winning streak, Eden Prairie’s outstanding season has gone largely unnoticed.

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