Local Sports Scoreboard from Friday, March 9th
Girls Basketball:
Section 3A Championship at SMSU in Marshall
Minneota def. Southwest Christian  82-74
--Brooklyn DeKam led the Eagles with 19 points as Southwest Christian’s season comes to an end with a 24-5 record.  Minneota advances to the Minnesota Class A State Tournament where the Vikings (25-4) received the #4 seed at state and will take on #5 seed Menahga (30-0) in a Class A State Quarterfinal on Thursday at 1:00pm at Williams Arena

Section 3AA Championship at SMSU in Marshall
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton def. Eden Valley-Watkins  49-48
--T-M-B advances to the Minnesota Class AA State Tournament where the Panthers (29-2) did not receive one of the top 5 seeds and will face #3 Roseau (24-5) in a State Quarterfinal on Wednesday at 8:00pm at Williams Arena

Iowa Boys Basketball State Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines
Class 1A State Championship
Grand View Christian def. North Linn, Troy Mills  49-46

Class 2A State Championship
Western Dubuque Cascade def. Treynor  49-38

Class 3A State Championship
Glenwood def. Oskaloosa  66-62

Class 4A State Championship
Cedar Falls def. Iowa City West  65-45

Local Sports Scoreboard from Saturday, March 10th
Boys Basketball:
Section 3A Tournament
South Sub-Section Championship at SMSU in Marshall
#1 Russell-Tyler-Ruthton def. #3 Southwest Christian  73-63
--Garrett Kern led R-T-R with 19 points.  Jacob Van Dam led SWC with 19 points

North Sub-Section Championship at SMSU in Marshall
#1 Minneota def. #3 Lakeview  53-31
--R-T-R and Minneota will face off for the Section 3A Championship on Thursday at 5:00pm at SMSU in Marshall

Section 3AA Tournament
South Sub-Section Championship at SMSU in Marshall
#2 Pipestone def. #4 Windom  78-53
--Tyl (tile) Woelber led the Arrows with 21 points.  Luke Gilbertson led Windom with 21 points.

North Sub-Section Championship at SMSU in Marshall
#1 Minnewaska Area def. #2 New London-Spicer  68-66
--Pipestone and Minneswaska Area meet for the Section 3AA Championship Thursday night at 8:00pm at SMSU in Marshall.

Minnesota Boys Hockey State Tournament
Class A Championship
Orono def. Alexandria Area  2-1

Class AA State Championship
Minnetonka def. Duluth East  5-2

Minnesota Wild Hockey from Saturday
Edmonton Oliers def. Minnesota Wild  4-1
--Charlie Coyle had the lone Wild goal and Devan Dubnyk had 24 saves for the Wild, who had their three-game winning streak come to an end as the Wild will host Colorado on Tuesday night

Timberwolves Basketball from Sunday
Minnesota Timberwolves def. Golden State Warriors  109-103
-- Karl-Anthony Towns helped Minnesota stop a season-longest three-game losing streak with 31 points and 16 rebounds, and the Timberwolves powered their way past Golden State down the stretch for a 109-103 victory on Sunday to hand the Warriors their second straight defeat without Stephen Curry.

Kevin Durant had 39 points and 12 rebounds for the Warriors, who left Curry at home from this road trip to rest an injured right ankle and lost 125-108 to Portland on Friday.

Andrew Wiggins added 23 points for the Timberwolves as the Wolves are at the Washington Wizards on Tuesday

Twins News
--The Minnesota Twins have unconditionally released right-hander Anibal Sanchez after a three-week stint with the club.

The move was made Sunday, clearing a space on the 40-man roster. The Twins, according to multiple reports Saturday, agreed to terms on a one-year, $12 million contract with free agent right-hander Lance Lynn to further upgrade their rotation. The team has not confirmed the reported deal with the Lynn, who went 11-8 with a 3.43 ERA in 33 starts for the St. Louis Cardinals last season.

Sanchez signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Twins in attempt to revitalize his career after struggling through the last three years with the Detroit Tigers. He gave up six runs on five hits in four innings over two Grapefruit League exhibition game appearances for the Twins.