Minneapolis City Conference Preview


The times they are a changing in the Minneapolis City conference. Henry and North have new coaches and young teams. The last time North or Henry didn't play in the Twin Cities game was 1994. Is this the year that another team finally wins the league title? Washburn will definitely have a say in this. With former Washburn assistant Bo Powell taking the North job, what will change there?

Team Previews:

Henry loses star Al Nolen, Jr but returns star Jerry Sweezy and a couple of very talented sophomore guards in Jordan Hughes and Louis Cox. They may be young, but you don't pick against the champ until beaten.

Washburn returns loads of talent including Rashede Hageman and Cedric Martin. If Hageman can stay out of foul trouble, this team can make a run at the league title.

North loses coach Brett McNeal and you never know their roster. But with tradition and talent, they can't be counted out.

South had a ton of athletic juniors last year. If coach Joe Hiser can unite his team, they have enough talent to be a real spoiler.

Roosevelt will be competitive thanks to coach Dennis Stockmo despite his (dis)honor of being the worst dressed coach around.

Edison and SW are doormats looking for hope out on the horizon.

Conference Champion: Henry
Teams you must see: None
Other teams to watch: Henry, Washburn
Surprise Team: South
Team you don't want to see: Southwest

Games that will determine the conference title

  • Washburn at Henry Fri Jan 11th
  • North at Washburn Th Jan 17th
  • North at Henry Sat Jan 26th
  • Henry at Washburn Th Feb 14th
  • Henry at North Mon Feb 18th
  • Washburn at North Fri Feb 22nd
Noteworthy Non-Conference games
  • Henry at Totino-Grace Tues Dec 11th
  • Shakopee at Washburn Tues Dec 18th
  • Henry at Hopkins Tues Dec 18th
  • Henry at Johnson Th Dec 20th
  • Washburn vs St. Thomas Academy Th Dec 27th (1st round Joe Hutton tournament at Hamline)
  • Henry vs Minnetonka (projected) Sat Dec 29th (Hastings tournament final)
  • De La Salle at Henry Tues Jan 15th
  • Holy Angels at Washburn Tues Jan 15th
  • Hopkins at Henry Tues Jan 29th
  • St. Paul Johnson at Washburn Fri Feb 8th

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