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July 12-13 teams

5th-6th grade GREAT FOUR-STATE Championships • Target Center

Brackets have been completed and can be accessed below by clicking on the grade/gender symbol:


Please check the brackets and email jeff@pacesetternet.com if you see any errors. The number of courts available jumps from 2 to 3 and back, so that aspect is not an error. Be sure to check back on Friday for any changes or corrections before coming to the tournament. If any change involves a starting time, we will call the team contact person.

CHANGE FOR 5th grade BOYS:

Forest City and Four Winds have been switched due to a scheduling error. A note has been sent to all 5th grade boys' teams. The new bracket is now available above.

An 8-page update for players, coaches and fans is provided below.


Write jeff@pacesetternet.com with any questions.


June 28-29 teams

7th and 8th grade GREAT FOUR-STATE Championships

Target Center - Minneapolis


Four Teams Win Great Four-State 7th and 8th Grade Championships at the Target Center in Minneapolis

Four teams won the first two Pacesetter Great Four-State Youth Basketball Championships at the Target Center in Minneapolis Saturday and Sunday.

The Brandon Valley (SD) girls and the Ankeny (IA) boys won the 7th grade championships on Saturday, and the Sleepy Eye (MN) girls and the Mount Pleasant (IA) boys won the 8th grade titles in this four-state championship playoff system that began in March involving over 800 youth teams.

The top two teams from four Pacesetter state tournaments were invited to represent their state in the Great State tournament in Minneapolis. This tournament system is sponsored by both the Minnesota Lynx and the Minnesota Timberwolves and coordinated by Pacesetter Sports.

At the 7th grade girls level Brandon Valley defeated Eden Valley-Watkins (MN) 26-20 in the championship game. Austin (MN) captured third place with a 39-32 win over Willmar (MN). West Fargo (ND) won the consolation championship 36-33 over Four Winds (ND).

For the 7th grade boys Ankeny (IA)dethroned two-time Great State champion Bismarck (ND) 43-32 for the title while Perham (MN) edged Spring Grove (MN) for third place. Dike-New Hartford (IA) claimed the consolation championship with a 39-24 win over Red Cloud (SD).

On Sunday the Sleepy Eye 8th grade girls dominated the field winning the championship 40-16 over Bismarck (ND). Vermillion (SD) took third place with a 39-28 win over Goodhue on the Target Center floor. Cedar Falls won the consolation championship with a 22-15 win over Barnesville (MN).

The Mount Pleasant 8th grade boys faced Northfield (MN) in the championship and won 37-31. Austin defeated Fargo 50-29 for third place, and Four Winds (ND) won the consolation championship 44-22 over Tri-Valley (SD).

The Minnesota Lynx, who hosted these teams, defeated the Seattle Storm 74-69 in the Sunday night feature game watched by the Pacesetter players and fans.

The Pacesetter Great Four-State Championships will continue at the Target Center in Minneapolis in conjunction with Lynx games on July 12-13 (Lynx game 2:00 p.m. July 13) for the 5th and 6th grade and on Friday, July 25 (Lynx play at 7:00 pm) for the 9th grade. See complete brackets and further information below.


Brandon Valley (SD) - 7th grade girls

Ankeny (IA) - 7th grade boys

Sleepy Eye (MN) - 8th grade girls

Mount Pleasant (IA) - 8th grade boys







July 1-2: Top 100 Expo Showcase St. Ben's • St. Joseph, MN

What a great event! Photos and All-Star teams coming soon.



June 14-15 MN State Results:

Minnesota MIT and Youth STATE tournament

Five Teams Win Minnesota State Championships and Thirteen Minnesota teams qualify to play at Target Center in Great Four-State Championships

The Austin 8th grade boys won the Minnesota state championship 29-26 over Northfield in an exciting final game. Both teams qualify to represent Minnesota at the Target Center on Sunday, June 29.

The Lake City 6th grade boys edged Minneota 32-31 in another tight state championship game. Both teams qualify to represent Minnesota at the Target Center on Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13.

The Roseau 9th grade girls defended their state title by repeating as Minnesota state champions with a 42-29 win over Mountain Iron-Buhl. Both teams and Plainview-Elgin-Millville as the third place team qualify to represent Minnesota at the Target Center on Friday, July 25.

The Eden Valley-Watkins 7th grade girls nudged Willmar 24-20 in double overtime to win the state championship. Both teams and Austin as the third place team qualify to represent Minnesota at the Target Center on Saturday, June 28.

For the 5th grade girls, in their first state tournament, Alexandria slipped by Roseau 21-17. Both teams and Dover-Eyota as the third place team qualify to represent Minnesota at the Target Center on Saturday, July 12.

State MIT Recap

The 9th grade Kenyon-Wanamingo girls nipped Canby 30-29 in the Pacesetter State MIT championship game.

St. Michael-Albertville's 7th grade girls won the State MIT with a 37-28 win over New London-Spicer.

Litchfield's 5th grade girls defeated New London-Spicer 25-19 for the state MIT championship.

For the 6th grade boys Cannon Falls proved to be too strong for Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 30-24 to claim the State MIT title.

For the 8th grade boys, who played in a 16-team bracket, Leech Lake was the survivor winning the State MIT championship 38-25 over Brandon-Evansville.


June 14 - MIT RESULTS: 5G7G9G6B8B


June 21-22 MN State Results:

Minnesota MIT and Youth STATE tournament

Five Minnesota Teams Win State Championships and Fifteen Teams Advance to Target Center for Great Four-State Championship.

Minnesota teams in grades 5-9 concluded an 8-region playoff system last weekend in St. Cloud which featured almost 700 teams playing for the ten Pacesetter Minnesota Youth Basketball State Championships.

In the 9th grade boys' battle for state supremacy, the Fergus Falls boys deflected strong challenges from Grand Rapids 59-48, Austin 40-37 and finally Jackson Co. Central 48-44 to win the over-all Minnesota state championship. Austin defeated St. Charles 40-35 for third place.

Spring Grove survived a strong field of 7th grade teams be defeating Delano 31-14, then New London-Spicer in the semi-finals 37-27 before sneaking by a persistent Perham team 39-37 in an exciting championship game. Esko edged New London-Spicer 45-41 in the third place game. Minneota won the consolation championship 38-25 over Stewartville.

In the boys' 5th grade tournament, the Minneapolis Farview Spartans dominated the field, winning the opening game 27-9 after a slow start and the semi-finals 25-14 over Esko, and finally outplaying a strong Marshall team 25-15 in the state championship game. Bemidji beat Esko 24-19 for third place and Moorhead downed Redwood Falls 29-26 to win the consolation championship.

For the girls' 6th grade state championship, Moorhead proved too overpowering again as they won their second consecutive title by defeating Willmar 33-16 in the opening round, Kenyon-Wanamingo 40-14 in the semi-finals, and a solid Eden Valley-Watkins team 43-28 in the state championship game. Triton nipped rival and neighbor Kenyon-Wanamingo 29-27 in the third place game, and Willmar slipped by Red Lake 21-17 for the consolation championship.

The 8th grade girls' championship was claimed by Sleepy Eye, who had to battle through three strong teams to claim the title, winning the opening game 22-13 over Mountain Iron-Buhl, the semi-finals 37-25 over Goodhue and the final 28-19 over International Falls.

Fifteen of the Minnesota teams from the weekend will advance to represent Minnesota in the Pacesetter Great Four-State Championships at the Target Center.

9th Grade Boys: Fergus Falls, Jackson Co. Central, Austin

7th Grade Boys: Spring Grove, Perham, Esko

5th Grade Boys: Minneapolis Farview, Marshall, Esko...and one more team TBA

6th Grade Girls: Moorhead, Eden Valley-Watkins

8th Grade Girls: Sleepy Eye, Goodhue, and Northwest

STATE MIT Championship Results

5th Boys: Minneapolis Farview (4th) 29, Cottage Grove 23

7th Boys: St. Charles 40, Fergus Falls 39

9th Boys: Crosby-Ironton 37, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 35

6th Girls: Mesabi East 27, New London-Spicer 16

June 21 - MIT RESULTS: 5B7B9B6G




Varsity MIT Teams

Saturday-Sunday, July 26-27

The Varsity MIT (strong teams only) will be open until 12 noon, Monday, July 21. Brackets will be created and posted by Tues-Wed, July 22-23.

BOYS' TEAMS PLANNING TO PLAY SO FAR: Perham, Farmington, Huron (SD), Fosston, Austin, Braham, Litchfield, Alexandria, Crosby-Ironton, Esko, Owatonna, Shakopee, St. Cloud Cathedral, Rochester JM, Spring Lake Park, Woodbury,Hillcrest Academy, and Forest Lake.

GIRLS' TEAMS PLANNING TO PLAY SO FAR: Waconia, New London-Spicer, Crosby-Ironton, Crookston, Pelican Rapids, Goodhue, Litchfield, CHOF, Hutchinson, East Central, Buffalo Purple, Buffalo White, and Red Lake.

SWEET 16 Teams

Saturday-Sunday, August 2-3

BOYS - Teams committed

1A: Canby, Fond du Lac, Rushford-Peterson, Mpls. North

2A: Braham, Caledonia, Crosby-Ironton, Redwood Valley

3A: Orono, Thief River Falls, Columbia Heights, Totino Grace

4A: Apple Valley, Champlin Park, Cretin-Derham Hall, Hopkins

GIRLS - Teams committed

1A: Red Lake, Browerville, Goodhue, Maranatha

2A: Chatfield, Minnehaha Academy, Redwood Valley, Esko

3A: Kasson-Mantorville, Park Center, Waconia, Orono

4A: Hopkins, St. Michael-Albertville, White Bear Lake, Eastview



Time to get better! To become the best, learn from the best.

Over 60 area basketball and volleyball camps are also available in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. See left hand column for the list of "Area Basketball Camps" or "Area Volleyball Camps".

11 Pacesetter "CHAMP CAMP" options:

All 11 CHAMP CAMPS camps will be directed by players or coaches who have won state championships. Register online ASAP below.

Camp Type Date State Location Flier Online
Shooting June 17-19 MN Paynesville Download Register
Jump Shooting July 15-17 MN Paynesville Download Register
Champ Camp June 24-26 MN Paynesville Download Register
Champ Camp July 8-10 MN Redwood Falls Download Register
Champ Camp July 28-31 MN Paynesville Download Register
Combo Camp June 18-19 MN Cloquet Download Register
Combo Camp June 24-26 MN Walker Download Register
Combo Camp July 22-24 MN Paynesville Download Register
Combo Camp July 22-24 MN Finlayson Download Register
Point, Post & Wing July 8-10 MN Paynesville Download Register
Jump Shooting & Advanced Skills July 15-17 MN Paynesville Download Register
College Prep June 30 MN St. Joseph Download Register

2014 Great State Dates at Target Center:

7th grade boys & girls: Saturday, June 28

8th grade boys & girls: Sunday, June 29

Lynx game: Sunday, June 29 6:00 p.m.

5th grade boys & girls: Saturday, July 12

6th grade boys & girls: Saturday-Sunday, July 12-13

Lynx game: Sunday, July 13 2:00 p.m.

9th grade boys & girls: Friday, July 25

Lynx game: Friday, July 25 7:00 p.m.

Minnesota qualifying will take place at the Minnesota state tournament in June.

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