Monday, February 18, 2013
Mack Johnson, of Roseville, is the only Minnesotan in the American Family Insurance National High School Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships. First-round voting deadline is noon today for him on Facebook.
Mack Johnson is Minnesota's only contestant vying in a national high school basketball competition. And Patch readers can help Johnson go all the way in the contest that is based on Facebook voting. Johnson, a senior at Roseville Area High School, is one of 32 high school boys from across the country in the running for the 2013 American Family Insurance National High School Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships. More specificially, Johnson is currently one of 16 boys still in the running in the 3-Point championships. Fans will decide the final player selected to each competition through Facebook voting (facebook.com/HighSchoolSlam). To vote on mobile, visit highschoolslam.com. Each week for six weeks, contestants will compete in a bracket-…
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Burnsville Blaze face the Eastview Lightning at 7 tonight in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs. Listen live here.
The sixth-seeded Burnsville Blaze (3-5, 3-5 South Suburban) travel to Lightning Stadium in Apple Valley to take on the third-seeded Eastview Lightning (5-3, 5-2 South Suburban) in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs tonight at 7. Through a partnership with the Minnesota Sports Broadcast Network (MSBN), Burnsville Patch is proud to bring you live streaming broadcasts of local high school sports for the 2012-2013 season. Allen Lica and Steve Pesek (@StevePesek) will be on the call for MSBN, starting with a pregame show at 6:30 p.m. You can email the broadcast team at email@example.com and ask for a shout out. Make sure to mention that you're listening on Burnsville Patch. For more information on local high school sports …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Are parent’s attitudes from the stands rubbing off on players?
During one of the first years my son played baseball, I remember a parent from an opposing team who routinely sat as close as he could to the field and constantly yelled at his son. No matter what his 9-year-old son did, apparently it was wrong in his father’s eyes. I felt bad for the kid, his teammates and, well, pretty much everyone that had to listen to it. I couldn't wait for the game to be over. Fast-forward to recently and we hear of incidents of player infractions such as recent fighting on the field during a Totino-Grace High School and Prairie Seeds Academy boys varsity soccer game. The competition in youth sports has seems like it is at a point where more parents are trying to “coach” from the stands and players might be taking …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Marshall Kellner and Eric Lucas of MSBN were on the mics broadcasting live as the Eastview Lightning defeated the Burnsville Blaze, 22-7, in a high school football game Thursday night. Watch the entire game broadcast right here.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Through a partnership with the Minnesota Sports Broadcasting Network (MSBN), Burnsville Patch is proud to bring you a livestreaming video broadcast of the Burnsville Blaze vs. the Eastview Lightning high school football game. Marshall Kellner and Eric Lucas of MSBN will be on the mics broadcasting tonight’s game and you’ll be able to watch it right here on Burnsville Patch. You can email the broadcasters during the game at firstname.lastname@example.org. All games are archived and can be watched anytime at mnsportsnetwork.com.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
A group of A.P. history students followed their passion for Herbert Hoover's presidential pastime all the way to West Branch, IA.
It’s been almost 80 years since Herbert Hoover held America’s highest political office, but “hooverball,” a sport made famous by the former president, is alive and well in the halls of Burnsville High School. In fact, the BHS Hooverball Club recently concluded its inaugural season by competing at the 25th Annual National Hooverball Championships in West Branch, IA. “It surprised me, initially,” said BHS social studies teacher Carla Staffa, whose advanced placement U.S. history students took an interest in the game earlier this year. In February, Staffa screened a 10-minute video about Hoover for her A.P. classes. The clip mentioned hooverball, a game invented by the president’s physician to help Hoover lose weight. Staffa’s pupils were …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Elite Gymnastics Academy is in a newly-renovated building and the staff there is ready to capitalize on Olympics-fueled fever.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us In 2012, Elite Gymnastics Academy is going from strength to strength. Over the last six months, EGA relocated to a new building twice the size of its old location and has unveiled plans to open an adjoining swim club as well. The move was well-timed. EGA is well-positioned to take advantage of a surge of post-Olympics interest in gymnastics. "We are already seeing a significant bump. I usually run (waivers and registration forms) in batches of 50 or 100," said Sara Spurlock, marketing director at EGA. "In two weeks later we were out. We are tracked to see significant growth." The gym has already built a steady and devoted following since opening …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The students signed on with NCAA Division I and II schools.
Burnsville High School announced that five student athletes signed National Letters of Intent last Wednesday, indicating that they would play their respective sports at the NCAA Division I or II level colleges and universities. They are: • Teeka Thompson - Girls Basketball at North Iowa Area Community College • Jessica Buck - Girls Basketball at Jamestown College • Bo Hellquist - Baseball at the University of Minnesota, Duluth • Tyler Hill - Baseball at Truman State • Cole O'Brien - cross country/track at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities This is just the latest group of students to sign. Ten other students signed letters of intent with major athletic programs over the current school year — with one round of signings in November and …