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Basketball - AAAA Championship  
#1 Champlin Park H.S.    54
#3 Apple Valley H.S.    60
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Basketball - AAA Championship  
#1 DeLaSalle H.S.    72
#2 Austin H.S.    44
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Basketball - AAAA 3rd Place  
Wayzata H.S.    70
Maple Grove H.S.    66
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Basketball - AAA 3rd Place  
Columbia Heights H.S.    37
Marshall H.S.    83
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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
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  2017 State Basketball Tournament-Class AA
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  2017 State Basketball Tournament-Class AAA
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  2017 State Basketball Tournament-Class AAAA
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2017-2018, 2018-2019 Section Assignments
Home Page Photo Every two years the MSHSL reclassifies teams into new competitive sections. Every school in the MSHSL reports new enrollments to the Minnesota Department of Education on October 1st. The MDE releases these enrollments in February and we take our current registrations and rank the teams by enrollment to put them into classes. Changes in enrollment, new programs, and the formation or dissolution of cooperative agreements in the last two years lead to changes in the section assignments. We try to make as few changes as possible as many teams already have 17-18 schedules in place. Links to the assignments are below.

The Process
 Classes
  • Class assignments are determined by enrollment.
  • Schools with at least 50% Free and Reduced Lunch can appeal to the Athletic Director Advisory Committee to drop down 1 class in team sports
  • Schools who feel they belong in a higher class can "Opt-Up".
  • Schools within 10% of a class cut-off or who feel they have “special circumstances” can appeal to the Athletic Director Advisory Committee to drop down 1 class in team sports
     Sections
  • Start with existing placements.
  • Move as few schools as possible.
  • Section placement is determined by geography. Our schools have asked us to reduce travel as much as possible.
  • Geographic Sections should not overlap (as the crow flies).
  • Sections should be numerically balanced within a class. Within 2 in AA classes, within 4 in Class A.
  • Competitive Success is NOT a factor.
  • In Activities like Skiing, Cross Country, Golf, and Track, both genders are placed in the same section (many share a coach).
  • When assignments are made, the maps of Administrative Regions are used as templates.

    There are no appeals to the placements, however there are three ways these could change:
  • A school drops an activity.
  • A school adds an activity.
  • A cooperative agreement is formed or dissolved.
    When adds and drops occur, or coops are changed, we do not rebalance, we just move the school making the change.

    Every assignment was made by one person, Chris Franson at the MSHSL. Chris is the League's IT person and used the same process for all 8000+ assignments and all 74 maps.
    Once the assignments were complete, many eyes reviewed the assignments to make sure the process was followed according to our Class Competition Policy.
    It was reviewed by the League Staff Member responsible for each activity.
    The Athletic Director Advisory Committee spent a day at the League Office reviewing every placement.
    Our Board of Directors had a meeting where they reviewed the placements and verified that the policy was followed.

    Section assignments are for the post-season only. Schools can continue to schedule regular season contests as they always have.

    Two years ago the maps were redrawn from scratch and this time we were directed to just adjust the maps to bring sections back into numerical balance. As a result, of the roughly 8000 teams in the MSHSL, less than 10% of the teams changed class or section. The next 2 year cycle is another adjustment and then 4 years from now, we'll start from scratch again.

    View Section Assignment Maps
    View Section Assignment Lists
    Watch a 2 minute video demonstrating the process
    2017-2018 School Enrollments
    Activity Classifications
    Method to Determine Classification      


  • Long Days, Hard Work, Another State Title
    Posted by John Millea(jmillea@mshsl.org)- Updated 3/25/2017 10:03:30 PM

    After Minneapolis North won its second consecutive Class 1A boys basketball state championship on Saturday, coach Larry McKenzie talked about the condition of the school several years ago as well as the basketball program when he was hired four years ago.

    Back in 2010, district administrators proposed closing North due to declining enrollment and other factors. Community members fought to keep the school alive and the efforts were successful.

    Before McKenzie took over as coach, the Polars were struggling much as their school had struggled. The team was 3-22 in the 2011-12 season and 6-15 in 2012-13. McKenzie’s first season in 2013-14 resulted in a 19-11 record and the Polars were on track.

    The changes extended beyond the basketball court. There were 6 a.m. practices and mandatory study halls on a regular basis.

    “Some days these guys would be at school from 6 o’clock in the morning until 8 o’clock at night,” McKenzie said after the Polars defeated North Woods 96-49 at Target Center.

    The Polars finished this season with a record of 32-2, losing to Class 4A teams Apple Valley and Hopkins. North defeated Minnehaha Academy, which beat Crosby-Ironton in Saturday’s Class 2A title game. Apple Valley won the 4A state title later Saturday.

    North, whose enrollment has risen from 139 in 2011-12 to 199 this year, will move up to Class 2A beginning next season.

    “This team will forever ever be so special for me,” McKenzie said. “I’ve had lots more talented individuals but I don’t think I’ve had a better team. … these are the guys who believed in me four years ago when I took the job.”

    The North Woods Grizzlies had a dream season, going 31-2 and playing at Williams Arena and Target Center at state. The word “amazing” was repeated after Saturday’s game.

    “It’s been amazing,” said sophomore Cade Goggleye. “We weren’t even supposed to be here.”

    Coach Will Kleppe said, “It’s been amazing for our community, our school and of course for our program.”

    George Bibeau, a 6-foot-4 center, was the only senior on the North Woods team so we may see more of the Grizzlies in the future.

    Media Service Awards

    Two members of the media who have been longtime supporters of high school activities were honored at halftime of the 3A championship game with the MSHSL Media Service Award. Congratulations to longtime Fergus Falls radio personality Craig Olson and Brainerd Dispatch sports editor Mike Bialka (pictured).

    The young and the experienced

    Minnehaha Academy won the Class 2A state title with a 47-36 win over Crosby-Ironton. It was a contrast in ages, with Minnehaha led in scoring by two ninth-graders and the Rangers led by two seniors.

    Jalen Suggs scored 19 points and Terry Lockett had 12 for the Redhawks. Noah Gindorff (19) and Jack Silgen (10) led Crosby-Ironton.

    Rangers coach Dave Galovich was asked about facing Suggs, who at 6-foot-3 is a highly recruited quarterback as well as basketball player.

    “He’s very talented,” Galovich said. “When you play them the first time you don’t realize how quick he is and the length he has. The adjustment to his game just doesn’t happen in a couple possessions. He can do some things that no one else we have played this year can do. Very good player, outstanding.”

    Galovich said he and his team had no regrets after finishing second.

    “From the beginning I said, ‘Put forth the effort, we’ll take the results.’ And they did not disappoint. I thought their effort tonight was outstanding. We came up a little bit short. When that happens, sometimes you’ve got to look at your opponent and tip your hat to them.”

    Another milestone for DeLaSalle

    DeLaSalle won its sixth consecutive Class 3A state title with a 72-44 victory over Austin. Last year the Islanders became the first team to win five championships in a row, and Saturday’s win made them the first to win six straight.

    Apple Valley wins 4A title

    In a rematch from the 2015 championship game, Apple Valley held off Champlin Park 60-54 to win the big-school title. Two years ago, Apple Valley defeated the Rebels 64-61 in the title game. That was Champlin Park’s only defeat of that season, as was Saturday’s loss.

    Apple Valley junior guard Tre Jones finished the season in style, with 24 points, 18 rebounds and five assists. Apple Valley had a 45-25 edge in rebounds.

    The total attendance for Saturday’s Class 3A/4A session was 13,893.

    Wells-Fargo All-Tournament Teams

    Class 1A/
    Ethan Brouwer, Central Minnesota Christian; Rob McClain Jr., Red Lake; Isaac Fink, Springfield; Jacob McNamara, Goodhue; Cade Goggleye, Tate Olson, North Woods; Tayler Johnson, Isaac Johnson, JaQuan Sanders-Smith, ODell Wilson IV, Minneapolis North.

    Class 2A/ Marc Kjos, Lake City; Oakley Baker, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva; Michael Schaefer, St. Cloud Cathedral; Jarod Wilken, Annandale; Trey Jacobs, Noah Gindorff, Jack Silgen, Crosby-Ironton; Jalen Suggs, JaVonni Bickham, Terry Lockett, Minnehaha Academy.

    Class 3A/ Sam Vascellaro, St. Thomas Academy; Matthew Monke, Fergus Falls; Wendell Matthews, Columbia Heights; Mitchell Sueker, Marshall; Both Gach, Oman Oman, Duoth Gach, Austin; Tyrell Terry, Gabe Kalscheur, Goanar Mar, DeLaSalle.

    Class 4A/ Nathan Reuvers, Lakeville North; Dan Oturu, Cretin-Derham Hall; Brad Davison, Maple Grove; Gavin Baumgartner, Wayzata; Tre Jones, Mohamed Kone, Luke Martens, Apple Valley; McKinley Wright IV, Theo John, Marcus Hill, Champlin Park.

    BY THE NUMBERS
    *Schools/teams John has seen/visited: 559
    *Miles John has driven in the Toyota Camry in 2016-17: 9,407
    *Follow John on Twitter: @MSHSLjohn





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    Read more: Daring Greatly by Embracing Failure      

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    John Millea
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    1h ago
    That is a true statement.

    John Millea
    @MSHSLjohn
    4h ago
    Quality radio on tap in Bemidji.

    John Millea
    @MSHSLjohn
    6h ago
    You should impersonate people who are smarter and better-looking than me.

    John Millea
    @MSHSLjohn
    1d ago
    Anders was also an outstanding quarterback on the Hornets football team.

    John Millea
    @MSHSLjohn
    1d ago
    Great stuff here by Edina grad Anders Lee.


    John Millea
    @MSHSLjohn
    3d ago
    Congrats state championship teams. You've also earned the right to put a sticker on the John's Journal

    John Millea
    @MSHSLjohn
    3d ago
    Well-deserved! Congrats Mike!

    John Millea
    @MSHSLjohn
    4d ago
    Keep up the great work, Boyd!

    John Millea
    @MSHSLjohn
    4d ago
    Thanks.

    John Millea
    @MSHSLjohn
    4d ago
    Fantastic!

    John Millea
    @MSHSLjohn
    4d ago
    *band love*

    John Millea
    @MSHSLjohn
    5d ago
    The pleasure is mine.

    John Millea
    @MSHSLjohn
    5d ago
    Hey kids, I'm packing up here at Target Center. Thanks to every one of you for sharing in all the fun we get to have. You're the best


    John Millea
    @MSHSLjohn
    5d ago
    Great shot to end the tournament: @frankieVWCCO and @WCCOAmelia shooting photos of their son Sam on the All-Tournament team.

    MSHSL 5d ago
    Long Days, Hard Work, Another State Title.John's Journal reports from the boys state basketball tournament.John's Journal

    John Millea
    @MSHSLjohn
    5d ago
    Long Days, Hard Work, Another State Title. John's Journal reports from the state basketball tournament.
    mshsl.org/mshsl/johnsjou

    MSHSL 5d ago
    Final score in Class 4A boys basketball state championship game at Target CenterApple Valley 60, Champlin Park 54Wells Fargo All-Tournament team
    Nathan Reuvers, Lakeville North; Dan Oturu, Cretin-Derham Hall; Brad Davison, Maple Grove; Gavin Baumgartner, Wayzata; Tre Jones, Mohamed Kone, Luke Martens, Apple Valley; McKinley Wright IV, Theo John, Marcus Hill, Champlin Park.

    John Millea
    @MSHSLjohn
    5d ago
    Class 4A @wellsfargo All-Tournament team.



     


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