Upsala Off to the State Boys BB Tournament

21 Mar


Upsala High School Boys BasketballSection 5A Champions!
BBB 5A Champions
The Upsala Boys Basketball Team won the Section game 

against McGregor in Crosby Friday night 92-54. 

It’s an exciting week in our small town of 400. Our boys basketball team won the section game on Friday evening which will send our team to the Minnesota High School Basketball State Tournament in the Twin Cities on Thursday, March 24, 2011 for the first time ever in boys basketball for our school.

I’ve taught a lot of the boys on the team in my nine years of  teaching in Upsala. Some of the boys I had as kindergarten students.  It’s so fun to see the fine young men that they have grown into since those early days in school.

There is nothing that swells the hearts with pride in a small town than to have one of our teams or students succeed beyond the boundaries of our local area. We love our kids here!

If your drive through our little town this week you will see the business windows painted with well wishes for the team and the coaches. The busses will be decorated for their departure to the tournaments and the filled with special treats for the team. Cars traveling to the tournaments will be decorated with well wishes too.

An action shot from an earlier game

There will be no school on Thursday so they can use the school busses to carry the fans from the area to the tournaments, it’s a two hour drive to the Twin Cities. The big game will be at 5 pm on Thursday. The joke in town is whoever is the last to leave to the tournaments don’t forget to turn the lights out.

Good Luck Upsala Boys Basketball Team and Coach Capelle at State!


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17 responses to “Upsala Off to the State Boys BB Tournament

  1. 36x37

    March 21, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Best wishes to your students, Jeanne! You must be proud. 🙂

    • flyinggma

      March 21, 2011 at 8:34 am

      The whole town is excited and decorated accordingly.

  2. Patti

    March 21, 2011 at 8:24 am

    I grew up in Indiana and I know how exciting high school basketball is in small town. Yay team!

    • flyinggma

      March 21, 2011 at 8:36 am

      It is so fun to see them succeed.Year after year they keep working through all their games hoping that this will be the year that they make it to State. I’m so happy that it came true for the boys.

  3. planejaner

    March 21, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Look at the blog! 🙂 enjoy the tournaments….they can be EVERYTHING! so fun, and great to store in the memory banks…
    best of luck to all!

    • flyinggma

      March 21, 2011 at 9:45 am

      Glad you like the new look. We will have a great time at the tournaments win or lose but winning would be so much better.:)

      i will be taking my camera to take some more pictures for sure.

  4. nrhatch

    March 21, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Go Team!

    • flyinggma

      March 21, 2011 at 9:46 am

      Thanks Nancy. Our week will be a bit different than usual with the tournaments. Something fun to look forward to.

  5. belleofthecarnival

    March 21, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Woohoo! Go Team!

    • flyinggma

      March 21, 2011 at 10:05 am

      Thanks! We sure are excited.

  6. Carol Ann Hoel

    March 21, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Yay team! I’m sure they will do well. Blessings, Jeanne…

  7. flyinggma

    March 21, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Thanks Carol! I hope they will do well too.

  8. writerwoman61

    March 22, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Good luck to the boys! I hope they show those “big city kids” a thing or two! I love that the whole town is going along to support them!


    • flyinggma

      March 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm

      We are looking forward to fun and exciting times the next few days.

  9. sunshineinlondon

    March 22, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    How exciting is that? It sounds like a movie! Good luck to the boys – it’s so special that the whole town comes out in support of them. They’ll do you proud whatever they do.
    Sunshine xx

  10. flyinggma

    March 22, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    We will be proud of them for their efforts no matter what the outcome. They are a special bunch of boys for sure!


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