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    Onalaska vs. Henry Ellenson

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    MENOMONIE, Wis. – It took two overtimes for the Onalaska High School boys basketball team to upset top-seeded Holmen in the playoffs last week.

    That game may look easy now, compared to what the Hilltoppers (16-8) are up against tonight.

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    Krambeer lights it up for R-P at state

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    Rushford-Peterson's Alex Vix, middle, drives to the basket for a layup past Fond du Lac Ojibwe's Dexter Delille (34) and Justin Brown (20) during a MSHSL Class A Boys Basketball Tournament quarterfinal game Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. PHOTO: Andrew Link/Winona Daily News

    MINNEAPOLIS – Charlie Krambeer picked a good time to be on fire.

    The Rushford-Peterson High School senior scored 28 of his 33 points in the first half of a 105-58 win Thursday over Fond du Lac Ojibwe on Thursday in the opening round of the Minnesota Class A state tournament at Williams Arena.

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    Ellenson, Rice Lake outlast Onalaska

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    Rice Lake's Henry Ellenson reacts after dunking the ball during Thursday's WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal against Onalaska in Menomonie, Wis. PHOTO: Marisa Wojcik/Eau Claire Leader Telegram

    MENOMONIE, Wis. – For a half, the Onalaska High School boys basketball team stuck with Rice Lake.

    But in the end, 6-foot-10 Henry Ellenson and fifth-ranked Warriors were simply too much.

    Rushford-Peterson's crowd at the Minnesota state tournament. PHOTO: Andrew Link/@alinkphoto on Twitter

    Top-ranked Trojans get second crack at title in as many years

    MINNEAPOLIS – Rushford-Peterson High School’s boys basketball team is a win away from giving Tom Vix a Minnesota state championship for each decade he’s coached the team.

    In the Class 1A quarterfinals, the Trojans shot the lights out. Friday, in the semifinals, it was the defense that took center stage.

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    Koenig scores 12, Badgers move to semis

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    Bronson Koenig (24) drives to the basket against Michigan at the United Center. PHOTO: Bob Campbell

    The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team is one of the favorites for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

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    Caledonia, R-P looking for state championships

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    Caledonia coach Josh Diersen either very happy or upset with the way his team is defending Maple River in the state semis at the Target Center. PHOTO: Andrew Link / ALinkPhoto on Twitter

    R-P (30-1) ranked No. 1 in Class A,
    Caledonia (28-4) ranked second in 2A

    Southeastern Minnesota is looking to bring home two state championships today.

    Rushford-Peterson storms the court after winning the Minnesota state Class A title on March 3, 2015 at the Target Center. PHOTO: John Millea / MSHSL

    MINNEAPOLIS – They can finally call themselves state champions.

    In its fourth consecutive trip to state, the Rushford-Peterson High School boys basketball team is taking home the Class A Minnesota state title.

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    Caledonia can't beat fate in championship

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    March 14, 2015: Colton Lampert drives between two Melrose defenders in the state title game at the Target Center. PHOTO: Andrew Link / ALinkPhoto on Twitter

     Warriors' 18 year title drought
    paled in comparison to Melrose's 41 years

    It’s hard to fight the team seemingly of fate.

    That about sums up what Caledonia High School's boys basketball team was up against Saturday in the Minnesota Class 2A state championship at the Target Center.

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    Koenig leads the comeback, UW on to championship

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    Wisconsin guard Bronson Koenig (24) controls the ball against Purdue forward Vince Edwards (12) and guard Jon Octeus (0) during the second half in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament at United Center. PHOTO: David Banks, USA TODAY

    La Crosse native scores career high 19,
    14 of those in second half

    It was a game for a half, then Bronson Koenig and the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team said enough is enough.

    The Badgers blew out Purdue in the Big Ten tournament semifinal Saturday at the United Center, 71-51.

    Purdue led 35-30 at halftime.

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    WIAA basketball state championships recap

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    Onalaska High School’s boys basketball team got a taste of one of the best players in the country in the Division 2 section semifinals.

    Henry Ellenson had 31 points, 19 rebounds in leading Rice Lake to a 62-48 victory. The 6-foot-10 senior led his team to the state championship Saturday, but he didn’t play.


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