Recent content from Jim Paulsen
Hopkins' winning streak is now at 73, five short of the state record of 78, set by Fosston from December 1999 to March 2002. Becker has won 36 straight.
The sophomore stood tall with 40 saves in a one-goal victory over Blake.
Chief among the questions to be answered are 7-foot Chet Holmgren's college decision and whether a couple of metro-area teams are really that good.
David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen offer up the best boys' and girls' teams in the hunt and discuss a surprise player from the nationally televised boys' basketball game between Minnehaha Academy and Stewartville.
Dozens have stopped working. But for others the squeak of basketball shoes and lure of the whistle were too hard to resist. And some officials have even found things to like about working under pandemic rules.
The top two teams in Class 2A sport 9-0 records, are deep in talented skaters, play shutdown defense and have top-notch goaltending.
Where it will be held is still unknown, but the March 25-27 event will crown team and individual champions, something that had been much in doubt two months ago.
The Redhawks might be the state's best team, but they're still a step below the top prep teams in the country.
A $10,000 fundraising effort has been started to get patches distributed to all 2,000 game officials in the state.
The addition of junior Kiani Lockett (pictured is Lockett's teammate, guard Desiree Ware), a junior transfer from DeLaSalle, has been a big reason for the Skippers' successful start