SR Basketball

Even though girls have had the opportunity to play basketball since 1902-03 at Crookston High School, it wasn't until 1970 that the "Modern Era" began. It is from that year that the first records were kept and the sport has continued to grow in participation and popularity.

The first reference to girls' basketball was in the 1905 Annual, "The Knocker", which said . . . "during that year (1902-03) the school organized a Girls' Basket Ball Team, and under Mr. Keinholtz they made a good showing against Ada, Red Lake Falls and Fertile." Later in the same article, "The Knocker" said . . . "Not much was done in the High School during the Junior year (1903-04). There was plenty of material, but a good organizer was wanting. The only games played were by the Basket Ball Teams with Warren. The boys won, though the girls lost, . . ." No scores were reported for any of the four games listed.

There are many references in later annuals concerning girls' basketball, but it was mostly played as an intermural sport with each class having a team and competing with one another.

We have found a number of pictures for the early teams and they posted in the library and gallery sections.

Enjoy viewing the history and studying the records for those teams and players of Crookston High School that represent the "Modern Era".

Many of the records listed here, are also listed in the "Minnesota High School Basketball Records" website. The following link will be the most up-to-date but the MSHSL also has a site but is not as accurate.

There are files that can be viewed, downloaded or printed, representing complete team and player records as well as others of historical note. The files can be accessed by the "Records Library" button.

If you have addition information concerning any of the records, please

Contact: Ed Nelson


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