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Techam selected for All-Star Series

Derek Techam was selected to play in Minnesota High School Basketball All-Star Series. Games will be played on Friday, March 29th at SCSU and Saturday, March 30th at Macalester.

Boys Basketball State pairings

Boys State Basketball Tournament

Quarterfinal seeds/pairings

Class 1A
Thursday at Williams Arena
11 a.m./ Spring Grove v #1 Springfield
1 p.m./ #5 Christ’s Household of Faith v #4 Henning
3 p.m./ Cromwell-Wright v #2 Ada-Borup
5 p.m./Westbrook-Walnut Grove v #3 North Woods

Class 3A
Wednesday at Williams Arena
10 a.m./ Bemidji v #1 DeLaSalle
Noon/ #5 Mahtomedi v #4 Princeton
2 p.m./ Holy Angels v #2 Waseca
4 p.m./ Monticello v #3 Austin

Class 4A
Wednesday at Target Center
10 a.m./ Maple Grove v #1 Park Center
Noon/ #5 Lakeville North v #4 Eden Prairie
2 p.m./ Cambridge-Isanti v #2 Hopkins
4 p.m./ Eastview v #3 East Ridge


Click the link to see the complete brackets in each class…

BOYS BASKETBALL: Tigers stung by Hornets in section semifinals

Matt Kane
Sports Editor

ST. MICHAEL — A trip to a second-consecutive state tournament and the chance to defend the Class 3A crown appeared to be a real possibility for Delano, which swept through five section opponents during the regular season.

When it comes to the postseason, though, the regular season matters no more. That proved to be the case March 8, when the top-seeded Tigers were upset by No. 4 Big Lake 56-52 at St. Michael-Albertville High School.

Delano’s offense sputtered, especially in the first half when it was held to 17 points.

Big Lake was slightly better, and took a 23-17 lead into halftime. That six-point advantage proved to be enough for the Hornets to hold on. Delano won the second half 35-33.

“We struggled on the offensive end all night,” said Delano coach Terry Techam.

The Hornets helped themselves by going 15-for-17 at the free throw line.

Big Lake found scoring from just four players. Three of those players accounted for 55 points.

Spencer Hinrichs and Logan Nagorski led everybody but each other with 19 points each. DeVonne Harris scored 18 points for the Hornets, and Jake Ireland finished with one point.

Senior Derek Techam led Delano with 16 points. Keagen Smith finished with 14; Trey Longstreet 11; Max Otto nine; and Terron O’Neill two.

Smith had a nice all-around game. He complimented his 14 points with six rebounds and three assists.

Otto collected 10 rebounds.

O’Neill had five assists and three steals.

Delano finished the season with an 18-10 record. The Tigers defeated Big Lake 57-44 in December.

The Hornets are 13-15. That was the same record held by Monticello — Big Lake’s opponent Thursday night in the section championship game.

Bantam A team playing at state

The Delano Bantam A hockey team won its district and regional championships.

The team will compete at the state tournament March 15-17 in Moorhead.

The players are Craig Halonen, Will Brown, Patrick Kruse, Max Byrne, Anders Peterson, Jesse Peterson, Gabe Jucha, Gunnar Paulson, Bruce Halonen, Jake Oja, Roger Rousu, Cade Bruett, Nick Farniok, Cole Schmidt, Tommy Huotari and Brock Peyton.

The coaches are Lance Reynolds, Anthony Reynolds, Nick Vatnsdal and Joe Jackson.


STATE HOCKEY: Delano tops North Branch for consolation trophy

Matt Kane
Sports Editor

MINNEAPOLIS — The 2018-19 Delano teamed ended its season the same way the 2016-17 team did, clutching the Class A state consolation championship trophy for a postgame photo at Mariucci Arena.

This current Delano squad claimed the hardware with a 2-1 win over North Branch before the lunch bell rang, as the Tigers and Vikings faced off at 9 a.m.

The win was not an easy one for the Tigers, as they had to kill off a five-minute major penalty over the final 4:47 of regulation to secure the one-goal lead. In the final minute of that time, Delano faced a 6-on-4 situation after the Vikings pulled goalie Jake Turek for an extra skater.

Delano failed to clear the puck on several tries, but the Tigers did what they pride themselves on — blocked shots, a handful of them in that final minute. Goalie Aaron Kruse peaked his eyes around screens and through traffic, but did no feel a piece of rubber in the closing minute.

Kruse made 21 saves for the game.

Turek made 17 saves for North Branch.

Delano led 2-0 on goals by Michael Weber and Adam Brown. North Brach made a game of it with two minutes to play in the second period, when Joey Kerchner beat Kruse cleanly.

Brown figured in on both Delano goals, and finished with six points for the tournament. He set up Weber for the game’s first goal at 9:50 of the first period, and used his hustle and tenacity to poke a puck through Turek for a short-handed goal at 9:33 of the second.

Brown had two assists in the Tigers’ 6-4 opening-round loss to Greenway. He scored the first of his two goals in Delano’s 2-1 win over New Ulm in the consolation semifinal game Thursday.

Jacob Marciniak had the second assist on Weber’s goal in Saturday morning’s game. It was the second assist in as many consolation games for Marciniak.

Quinn Daly had the lone assist on Brown’s goal.

Not long after Delano accepted the consolation trophy at Mariucci, St. Cloud Cathedral raised the Class A championship trophy at the Xcel Energy Center following a 5-2 win over Greenway.

Mahtomedi defeated East Grand Forks 7-3 for third place.


Delano 2, New Ulm 1

MINNEAPOLIS — New Ulm scored first but Delano scored the most March 7 in the Class A state consolation semifinal game at Mariucci Arena.

Delano responded to New Ulm’s first-period goal with a goal of their own less than three minutes later in the period, and added a second goal in the second to take the game 2-1.

Adam Brown figured in on both Tiger goals. He tied the game with a goal at 9:51 of the first period, and recorded the secondary assist on Hogan Williams goal at 8:59 of the second period.

Jacob Marciniak had the lone assist on Brown’s goal. Quinn Daly had the primary assist on Williams’ goal.

Kyle Tauer scored New Ulm’s goal at 7:29 of the first period.

Aaron Kruse was the winning goaltender. The Delano senior made 22 saves.

Jack Raymond made 20 saves for New Ulm.

The Tigers killed off four New Ulm power-play chances to preserve the win.

Delano Sportsman’s Club firearm safety training

Registration for firearm safety training is Monday, March 11, from 7-8 p.m. at the the Delano Sportsman’s Club.

There is no registration fee. A parend or guardian is required to register each student. All registrations must be done on site.

This safety course is for students 11 years old and older. Adults are welcome.

Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning March 12.

The class dates are March 12, 14, 19, 20, 25, 28, April 2, 4.

Classes run from 7-9 p.m.

Field day is Saturday, April 6, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

No firearms or ammunition are to be brought to classes by students. A firearm of some type (rifle, shotgun, BB gun, etc.) will be needed for the field day for each student. Do not bring ammunition for this day. If you have no firearm, one will be provided.

Field day will be held rain or shine. Students should dress accordingly.

The firearm safety training course will cover hunter responsibility, firearms handling, marksmanship, wildlife identification, game management and game care, survival, water safety and first aid.

With questions, call Garret Sarkinen at 612-716-4614 or email Garret at