Great River School A3 students Noah Hanson and Liam Warren helped power the Charter Stars Boys' Varsity Basketball team to a first place finish in the Fourth Annual Huskies Holiday Classic Tournament in Forest Lake on December 28th and 29th. The Charter Stars beat Christian Life Academy of Farmington 69 - 55 and then went on to defeat North Lakes Academy of Forest Lake in the title game 91 - 20. The Charter Stars unveiled a relentless full-court press that frustrated the ability of opponents to move the ball down the court. Yet even when they dominated, the Charter Stars players never failed to show good sportsmanship, unselfish team play, and a visible love of the game.
The Charter Stars, a basketball co-op between Twin Cities Academy and Great River School, are coached by Darrell Moffitt and Donovan O'Dowd. They have won 5 and lost 2 so far this season. You are welcome to come and cheer for them at their next games:
- Tuesday, 1/9, 4:30 JV and 6pm Varsity at Nova Classical Academy, 1455 Victoria Way, St. Paul, and
- Thursday, 1/16, 4:30JV and 6pm Varsity at TCA, 690 Birmingham St., St. Paul.
Go Charter Stars!
The Charter Stars Boys' Varsity team is playing at the newly renovated Target Center this season! Come watch the team take on Lewiston-Altura High School on Saturday, January 20th at 2:30pm. The cheerleaders will be there too! If you buy a ticket, you also get to go to the Timberwolves vs. Toronto Raptors game at 8pm that same evening.
Tickets are $25 per person. Tickets will get you into the 2:30pm Varsity game AND the 8pm Timberwolves game. To purchase tickets, please email Ilse Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, Jan. 17.
Great River A3 students Morenike Ajao, Ana Keller-Flores, and Alicia Vazquez-Thorpe are Charter Stars Cheerleaders this basketball season! The cheerleaders make our Varsity basketball games even more fun and soon will be offering fans the opportunity to win Charter Stars gear by playing Bucket Ball! Pay $1 and you get to try to throw a foam basketball into the bucket placed in the middle of the game floor. If your ball lands in, you win a piece of Charter Stars gear! All proceeds between now and January 22 go to the American Cancer Society.
Great River School A3 student Isabelle Skagen is a Captain this year for the Charter Stars Girls' Basketball team! The team is 7 and 1 so far this season, most recently beating MPLS Roosevelt 70-35. Come cheer on Isabelle and the rest of the team at one of these upcoming games:
- Friday, 1/12, 5:30 and 7pm at TCA (vs. Cristo Rey)
- Tuesday, 1/16 at 7:30pm at TCA (vs. Christian Life Academy)
- Friday, 1/19 at 6pm at TCA (vs. Nova)
- TCA is located at 690 Birmingham St., St. Paul 55106