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Power Rankings 2/1/12 (South Dakota Boys)

There are four teams that could make a compelling case to the top team in South Dakota. I elected to go with O'Gorman. They have been the most dominant defense in the state and Connor Schaefbauer has supplied enough offense to win. Their only losses on the year came to out of state teams at the Mike Miller Classic and a tough loss against...
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Power Rankings 2/1/12 (South Dakota Girls)

I continue to see Mitchell as the most balanced team in the state. They seem to be improving now that their triple threat of Kerri Young (Jr.), Macey Miller (So.) and Kristin Sabers (Jr.) are healthy and gelling. This young team is scary when they are at the top of their game and still very good when they are not. Aberdeen Central quietly...
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Power Rankings 2/1/12 (North Dakota Girls)

I flipped my top two teams in the state putting Century at number one. My reason for doing that is simple, Century has been the most impressive team and if they played against West Fargo tomorrow I would pick Century. I don't take anything away from West Fargo in fact I believe their team is very similar to Century and they have been powerful in...
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NSIC Preview: Minnesota Duluth at Northern State

MidcoSN returns to the Hub City on Friday, Jan. 27. Al Bahe and I have the call for the NSIC twinbill between Minnesota Duluth and Northern State. Game times at Wachs Arena are 6 and 8 p.m. Women's Matchup: UMD (11-6, 8-5 NSIC) vs. Northern St. (11-8, 6-7 NSIC) These teams met just over a month ago with UMD claiming a 68-52 decision. Shelly...
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Minnesota Men OWN the NSIC (Come on, Augie! Northern? UMary?)

Winona State is at it again. The Warrior men's basketball team is on a pretty incredible 7 year run... a 186-37 record going back to the 05/06 season.  They won the National Championship in 2006, did it again in 2008 and went 105-6 in that three year stretch.  They set a national record for wins, with 38 in 07/08 and another national record...
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Power Rankings 1/25/12 (North Dakota Boys)

Red River basketball is strong this year. They overtook the number one spot in the rankings after Century beat Bismarck last Thursday. Red River poses a threat down on the post with John Hoplin improving and when Mack Arvidson starts hitting it could be hours before he cools down. Red River heads to Fargo twice this week for games against South...
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