Friday, December 31, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
The date is now Saturday, January 22. The place is still Minnetonka High School. 6 teams originally scheduled to participate have withdrawn due to scheduling conflicts, but 8 match-ups remain. 2 new games matching 4 teams have been added to fill out the schedule.
12:30 P.M.: Braham vs. Holy Family 2:15 P.M.: St. Cloud Apollo vs. Eden Prairie 4 P.M.: Waconia vs. Apple Valley 5:45 P.M.: Benilde-St. Margaret's vs. Cretin Derham Hall 7:30 P.M.: Minnetonka vs. Lakeville South
Noon: Shakopee vs. Orono 1:45 P.M.: Duluth East vs Minnesota Transitions 3:30 P.M.: Henry Sibley vs. Marantha Christian Academy 5:15 P.M.: Buffalo vs. Marshall 7 P.M.: Osseo vs. Hopkins
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
The brief goes on to say that Naismith invented basketball as a game for “boys of a Massachusetts YMCA,” which is completely inaccurate, and that the rules were written when Naismith was a “physical education instructor,” which is not wrong but hardly right either.
Naismith was a phys ed instructor at the YMCA International Training School at Springfield, MA (now Springfield University), but he trained other phys ed instructors, not members of the general public. The Training School was the first school to train physical educators anywhere in the world; their grads were employed initially by Ys but later by colleges as well. Ray Kaighn played in the 1st “demonstration game” that Naismith staged and became coach and athletic director at Hamline. Max Exner was Naismith’s roommate at the time and became coach and athletic director at Carleton. And Louis J. Cooke had trained at Springfield earlier and knew Naismith. He came to Minneapolis as physical director of the Minneapolis Y in 1896 but moved to the U of M in 1897 and was its basketball coach through 1922.
Naismith invented basketball so that Ys throughout the country could offer it to their customers as something they could do during the winter months when they could not go outdoors. Some “Massachusetts boys” may have been among those who played, but the game was not invented for them alone.
I suppose this sounds like a nit. I would say not. The brief instead shows that the writer had no concept of the world as it existed at the time, when athletics was generally lacking institutional supports and the Y, more than anybody, filled that gap. It would be several years before even the colleges would do so and 20-30 years before the high schools stepped up to the plate.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
F- Tyseanna Johnson, DeLaSalle, soph.
F- Jade Martin, Kennedy, soph.
G- Kenisha Bell, Kennedy, fr.
G- Lenah Starr, DeLaSalle, soph.
G- Rebekah Dahlman, Braham, soph.
C- Sade Chatman, St. Paul Central, soph.
F- Tesha Buck, Red Wing, soph.
F- Alexis Garcia, Hopkins, soph.
G- Taylor Stewart, Lakeville North, soph.
G- Janay Morton, Osseo, fr.
C- Erin O’Toole, Hopkins, soph.
C- Onye Osemenam, Maranatha, soph.
F- Mikaela Shackleford, Hopkins, soph.
F- Phylllis Webb, Osseo, soph.
F- Claire Thomas, DeLaSalle, soph.
G- Grace Coughlin, Benilde-SM, fr.
G- Taylor Anderson, Hopkins, fr.
G- T.T. Starks, Hopkins, 8th