YOUR TOP FIVE? Who did we miss?

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  • Updated: March 19, 2012 - 1:51 PM

Maybe some of the seasons run together, but each of the 100 years of Minnesota boys' basketball is special to someone in some part of the state.

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walterMar. 19, 1211:40 PM

Jerry Butler, on the 56-57 Roosevelt teams, was so dominant inside that it helped create all else. I was the point guard for St Louis Park and we lost to them in the Region 5 finals twice. We were undefeated in 57 until that loss. They beat Red Wing in the finals of State and we soundly beat Red Wing during the season. They were definitely better in 56, I'd take our chances with a rematch of the 57 teams. Our 6'7 center was sick and Butler killed us. Two wonderful seasons. Two classy teams with nice guys. Walt (Buzz) Johnson

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JohnnyMickMar. 20, 12 7:51 AM

Cannot leave 72 St. James team off the list of best teams. They beat Melrose and Olberding for A title, then beat Landsberger and Mounds Vielw for overall state tile capping an undefeated season.

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wierbear1Mar. 20, 12 8:19 AM

Another best team for the small school school list is Southwest Minnesota Christian High (Edgerton)who won 4 in a row in the late 90's to 2000's. If I'm not mistaken, it was the first school to do so in any class in the modern era.

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sunnyday2Mar. 20, 1210:08 AM

Best Teams Edina 66-68, Mpls. North 95-97, Roosevelt 56-57, Red Wing 20-22, Hopkins 52-53. Best Players El-Amin, McIntyre, Olberding, Tschimperle, Hoffarber 2nd: Ron Johnson, Zender, Dahlman, Maetzold, Warhol 3rd: Breuer, Haskins, Martin Norton, Kunze, Schilling Best Moments 1st tournament in 1913 Gaylord wins 1926 Buhl upsets Edison 1936 Lynd's fast break 1946 Roosevelt scores 101 Edgerton 1960 Lingenfelter-McHale Wohler's winners Wabasso-Red Lake 1997 Hoffarber's shot

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nokomismodMar. 20, 1211:14 AM

Braham's 3 year run as champions in the mid 2000's when they were maybe the best team in the state.

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djrudyMar. 20, 1211:24 AM

I can't believe there wasn't a mention of Kevin Lynch and the Bloomington Jefferson team. After finishing 3rd in 1985, they won the championship in '86 and again in '87 with an undefeated season.

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mikevisMar. 20, 12 8:46 PM

The Southwest Christian Boys teams (Edgerton MN) from 98-99 thru 2001-2002 were pretty darn good. There is good basketball beyond the Metro area in case the StarTribune isnt aware of this. Speaking of that same school their back in the state tourney again this year. Go Eagles!

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SubGeniusMar. 21, 12 9:38 PM

The 1975 Little Falls Flyers defeated the Kevin McHale-led Hibbing Bluejackets in the semifinals en route to the Class AA championship, and (if I recall) were the last team to win the unified championship when they defeated Class A champ Chisholm in the Sunday night(!) game. Little Falls was led by Frank Wachlarowicz, who went on to St. John's University where he set Minnesota's all-time collegiate men's scoring record, which still stands.

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loop80Mar. 29, 1212:15 PM

I'd argue for Steve Lingenfelter over McHale, both in overall games and head-to-head meetings. As one poster mentioned, these lists are very metro biased, overall.

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loop80Mar. 29, 1212:17 PM

djrudy - I agree with your post about Bloomington Jefferson.

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