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Power Rankings 1/11/12 (North Dakota Girls)

West Fargo was on the short end of the score versus Grand Forks Red River last Thursday but how they bounced back to beat the defending champion Fargo North Spartans was enought to convince me that they are still number one. In their loss Cassidy Thorson was the only West Fargo player in double-digits, then two days later they regrouped and found...
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Is it a "Buzzer Beater" or not? (not)

The basketball "buzzer beater" is a sublime moment in sports.  Radio and TV guys scream like idiots.  Fans go nuts, babies cry, drinks spill.  And referees have to make sure the shot did, in fact, beat the buzzer. But the buzzer is not really what has to be beaten. I bring this up after the recent Wisconsin-Michigan State game.  Wisconsin...
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Power Rankings 1/4/12 (North Dakota Boys)

The big matchup at the Bismarck Civic Center is set between Mandan and Bismarck this Thursday night. I expect a close game with a lot of offense. I think Mandan has the edge in the backcourt but stopping Bismarck's Dexter Werner will be a challenge. Lost in this big matchup is the unblemished play of Grand Forks Red River. Mack Arvidson and Mac...
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Power Rankings 1/4/12 (South Dakota Boys)

I'm still convinced that Pierre has put the best showing on the court so far this season. Sometimes the eyeball test is the most valuable indicator and my eyes tell me that the Governors have the best team. The eyeball test also tells me that the Washington Warriors don't yet belong among the elite teams in the state. But some may say that I need...
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Power Rankings 1/4/12 (North Dakota Girls)

In North Dakota Class A West Fargo is the only unbeaten left. I regret my decision to not have the Packers in the top five for my pre-season rankings. Lexi Lennon and the rest of the girls have shown the most consistency so far. Look out for Fargo Shanley, Rachel Weir is coming off of a career high 26 points and followed it up with a 17 point...
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Power Rankings 1/4/12 (South Dakota Girls)

In the largest class in South Dakota you could take the top six or seven teams and shake them up in a blender and spew out rankings that someone could justify as being right on the target. Basically there's no perfect ranking for these teams that have beaten up on each other so far. Washington is the only team that has yet to lose to a South...
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