Rising Stars All Star Tournament Showcases the Best of the Best in Minnesota

by Paul Langfellow It had all the earmarks of a typical Saturday of youth basketball this past weekend at St.Michael Albertville and Rogers High Schools. But a closer look and you’d realize that the Rising Stars Showcase was anything but … Continue reading Rising Stars All Star Tournament Showcases the Best of the Best in Minnesota

Rogers and Maple Grove programs host MYAS Grade State Championship games

Bridging the gap to high school sports, Grade State Championships By Paul Langfellow The final weekend of the Grade State Championships were held by MYAS across the Twin Cities for 7th and 8th grade boys this past weekend (March 12-13) … Continue reading Rogers and Maple Grove programs host MYAS Grade State Championship games

Girls Grade State Championships breed success, funding

The largest youth basketball tournament in the nation, and an opportunity for a recently formed booster club.By Paul Langfellow This past weekend the Minnesota Youth Athletic Services 2022 Girls Grade State Basketball Championship took place at 26 sites across the … Continue reading Girls Grade State Championships breed success, funding

Preview: 2022 MYAS Girls Grade State Hoops Championships on the Clock

2022 Girls Grade State Championships Preview     by Wally Langfellow The long months of planning are in the books. For the staff of Minnesota Youth Athletic Services, and the hundreds of volunteers who make the Girls Grade State Championships happen, the fun is just beginning as they get set for this weekend’s tournament. “We plan about 10 months out for an event of this magnitude,” says MYAS associate director Jeremy Innes.  And the magnitude is impressive. This year’s Girls Grade State Championships which run February 26-27,  will include a near-record 578 teams (the record is 584 teams in 2017) … Continue reading Preview: 2022 MYAS Girls Grade State Hoops Championships on the Clock

Big day brings big smiles at All-Star Series

It was All-Star weekend across the Twin Cities last weekend as the MYAS All-Star Series and the Rising Stars Showcase were held at multiple locations. In all, over 700 players from 51 communities took part in what has become a destination event for both players and coaches. “We had a ton of fun” said Ryan Rassett who coached the 15AA Central team at the Andover High School fields. “It was a great way to finish off the season and I could see all the coaches having fun with the kids. Great atmosphere.” For the record,  Rassett’s Central team beat the … Continue reading Big day brings big smiles at All-Star Series

All-Star Series and Rising Stars on Deck

One year ago baseball fans everywhere had a big hole in their summer. For the first time since World War Two, and this time as a result of a pandemic, Major League Baseball did not hold its All-Star Game. Fast forward to earlier this month in Denver where Shohei Ohtani was the main attraction and baseball’s mid-summer classic returned to a packed house and an uptick in TV ratings. For many, it still ranks as the highlight of the baseball season.  The same can be said for many of the players who will take part in this coming weekend’s MYAS … Continue reading All-Star Series and Rising Stars on Deck