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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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Power Rankings 1/25/12 (South Dakota Boys)

The Mitchell Kernels have had a week off to rest and focus on a second half run. They have regrouped after an early season loss to Pierre and won 10 in a row. Tucker Volesky's cool start has started to grow warmer and the Kernels are popping from all over the court again. Brady Maxwell has been a consistent post presence. He'll have to have a big...
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