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UPDATES:

July 25 teams - Great State

 9th Grade Boys' Bracket 

 9th Grade Girls' Bracket 

There brackets were adjusted and are now up to date.

 Final Notes to Teams - July 23 

Please share with all players, coaches and fans.

Thank you for your patience. GOOD NEWS: Six of the eight teams will now be able to play on the main court.

If you see any errors or have any questions, please contact jeff@pacesetternet.com. Please check back through Thursday for any corrections or messages.

The team meeting is set for Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza/Mall of America. Further details will be added here sometime tomorrow evening regarding all final details and a timeline for all events.


Varsity MIT Teams

Saturday-Sunday, July 26-27

CaptainU Event:

Team coordinators, athletes and college coaches:

Read below for further info. on how CaptainU can enhance this event for you.

Captain U will provide online profiles and player profile books for college coaches
Captain U will provide player profiles and free access to their online software to help all attending athletes maximize their exposure at the upcoming event to college coaches. Click on the links below to get setup for the event.

Team Manager/Coach Athletes College Coaches

Have questions? Contact:  help@captainU.com 

Want your games filmed?
Captain U will be filming games by request at the tournament! Click here to learn more and to register.

Any footage can be edited into a 3-5 minute highlight video!

If you have any questions, please contact  video@captainu.com  or 415-200-1264.

Follow  CaptainU  on Twitter and subscribe to  Radio CaptainU  through iTunes to hear in-depth interviews with sports experts. You can also connect with  CaptainU  on LinkedIn and find this event in our listing of top  basketball events in Minnesota .

INFORMATION & BRACKETS:

Thirty-four teams (21 boys' teams and 13 girls' teams) will be playing in the 2014 Pacesetter Varsity MIT Basketball Tournament this Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27, at The College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN.

Teams will begin by playing 3-4 games in a Saturday bracket. The teams will then be placed in Sunday FINAL FOUR style brackets based on their finish in the Saturday bracket so they will play against teams of similar ability. Saturday games will be 20-minute running time halves and Sunday games will be 9-minute stopped time quarters.

See the brackets below. Please write jeff@pacesetternet.com if you see any errors or have any questions.

Be sure to check this site through Friday night for any adjustments or messages.

A FINAL NOTES information guide will also be provided on this site soon with further information.

SATURDAY BRACKETS:

Boys:  EAST  WEST  NORTH  SOUTH 

The Boy's NORTH bracket was changed, Esko has dropped,
All teams: please check your start times.

Girls:  EAST  WEST 

SUNDAY BRACKETS:

Boys:  D1  D2 D3 D4  D5 

Girls:  D1  D2  D3 


SWEET 16 Teams

Saturday-Sunday, August 2-3

Still seeking 4th 3A girls' team Email info@pacesetternet.com if interested.

INFORMATION & BRACKETS:

See the brackets below. Please write jeff@pacesetternet.com if you see any errors or have any questions.

Be sure to check this site through Friday night, August 1, for any adjustments or messages.

A FINAL NOTES information guide will also be provided on this site the week of July 28-August 1 with further information.

 Sweet 16 Boys' Bracket 

 Sweet 16 Girls' Bracket 

The Sweet 16 brackets had to be adjusted due to a scheduling conflict in Claire Lynch gym Saturday morning.

Several game times have been adjusted slightly. Please download the new bracket and let people in your community know that the bracket has been adjusted.

The Claire Lynch games at 10:00 am and 11:20 am had to be dropped and all times rotated, adding two 6:10 game times at the end of the day Saturday. Sunday game times remain the same.

The Albany girls have also been added to complete the girls' bracket.

CaptainU Event:

Team coordinators, athletes and college coaches:

Read below for further info. on how CaptainU can enhance this event for you.

Captain U will provide online profiles and player profile books for college coaches
Captain U will provide player profiles and free access to their online software to help all attending athletes maximize their exposure at the upcoming event to college coaches. Click on the links below to get setup for the event.

Team Manager/Coach Athletes College Coaches

Have questions? Contact:  help@captainU.com 

Want your games filmed?
Captain U will be filming games by request at the tournament! Click here to learn more and to register.

Any footage can be edited into a 3-5 minute highlight video!

If you have any questions, please contact  video@captainu.com  or 415-200-1264.

Follow  CaptainU  on Twitter and subscribe to  Radio CaptainU  through iTunes to hear in-depth interviews with sports experts. You can also connect with  CaptainU  on LinkedIn and find this event in our listing of top  basketball events in Minnesota .

 


July 12-13

Four 5th and 6th Grade Teams Win Pacesetter Youth Basketball Great Four-State Championships at Target Center

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

The Devils Lake (ND) girls and the Marshall (MN) boys won the 5th grade championships on Saturday, and the Moorhead (MN) girls and the Minneota (MN) boys won the 6th grade titles in the Pacesetter 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 Four-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 5th grade girls level Devils Lake defeated Aberdeen (SD) 17-12 in the championship game. Alexandria (MN) captured third place with a 15-10 win over Roseau (MN). Grafton (ND) won the consolation championship 18-14 over Hill City (SD).

For the 5th grade boys Marshall (MN) got revenge for a loss in the Minnesota state championship game by defeating rival Minneapolis Farview (MN) 40-26 for the Great State title. Four Winds (ND) edged Mount Vernon (IA) 33-32 for third place. Esko (MN) claimed the consolation championship with a 21-16 win over Langford-Britton (SD).

On Sunday the Moorhead 6th grade girls dominated the field for the second year in a row winning the championship over Mason City (IA). Sioux Falls (SD) took third place with a 32-26 win over Eden Valley-Watkins (MN). Hamlin (SD) won the consolation championship with a 26-21 win over MFL MarMac (IA).

The Minneota (MN) 6th grade boys reached the finals and defeated Four Winds (ND) 30-27 in the championship. Brandon-Evansville (MN) defeated Fargo (ND) 29-28 for third place, and Dubuque Co. (IA) won the consolation championship 26-24 on a last-second shot over state rival Okoboji (IA).

The Minnesota Lynx, who hosted these teams, defeated the Seattle Storm 77-60 in the Sunday afternoon 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 Friday, July 25 (Lynx game at 7:00 p.m.) for the 9th grade grade boys and girls championships.

BRACKET RESULTS: 5B 5G 6B 6G

The 9th grade brackets and further information will be provided on this site sometime after Monday, July 21.


June 28-29 teams

7th and 8th grade GREAT FOUR-STATE Championships

Target Center - Minneapolis

IOWA - MINNESOTA - SOUTH DAKOTA - NORTH DAKOTA

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.

Champions:

Brandon Valley (SD) - 7th grade girls

Ankeny (IA) - 7th grade boys

Sleepy Eye (MN) - 8th grade girls

Mount Pleasant (IA) - 8th grade boys

TOURNAMENT RESULTS:

7th GRADE BOYS' RESULTS

7th GRADE GIRLS' RESULTS

8th GRADE BOYS' RESULTS

8th GRADE GIRLS' RESULTS


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.

See RESULTS BELOW:

June 14 - MIT RESULTS: 5G7G9G6B8B

June 15 - STATE 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

June 22 - STATE RESULTS: 5B7B9B6G8G


SWEET 16 Teams

Saturday-Sunday, August 2-3

Captain U Event:

Team coordinators, athletes and college coaches:

Click here for further info. on how Captain U can enhance this event for you.

Still seeking 4th 3A girls' team Email info@pacesetternet.com if interested.

See the brackets below. Please write jeff@pacesetternet.com if you see any errors or have any questions.

Be sure to check this site through Friday night, August 1, for any adjustments or messages.

A FINAL NOTES information guide will also be provided on this site the week of July 28-August 1 with further information.

Sweet 16 Boys' Bracket

Sweet 16 Girls' Bracket


CAMPS!

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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