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The Home Run: Today's greater Minnesota sports stories


 Statewide: Shot clocks voted down

The Minnesota State High School League board of directors voted down a motion to employ shot clocks in basketball games. The girls and boys basketball associations approached the MSHSL with the request to add shot clocks. Consolation brackets have been added to the state tournaments, meaning (beginning in two years) teams that lose their first game will get to play at least another game.

– Read more from the West Central Tribune

Stewartville: Volleyball coach penalized for violations

Stewartville volleyball coach John Dzubay cannot make any contact with his players over the summer and will be suspended five games next season after multiple rules violations. The coach is also banned from participating in postseason play next season. The Minnesota State High School League upheld the penalties suggested to them by the school.

– Read more from the Post Bulletin

Hermantown: Emotional end for prep baseball team, player

Duluth Marshall defeated Hermantown 4-0 in section baseball playoffs last night, thus putting an end to a difficult week for the team, but more specifically, senior star player Kole Zuidmulder. One week ago Zuidmulder's father, who was an assistant coach on the team, died unexpectedly from a heart-related issue. “We’re going to have those flashbacks and restless nights, but I know I can call anybody and they’ll be there to talk with me," Zuidmulder said.

– Read more from the Duluth News Tribune

Bemidji: Football team gives up 90 points

The Bemidji Axemen were obliterated by an indoor football team from Sioux Falls, 90-20 on Sunday. The 90 points is the most given up by the Axemen in their short history.

– Read more from the Bemidji Pioneer

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