|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.
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!