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3rd Annual Drake Bigler Invite Summary

06/08/2015, 7:00pm CDT
By Ryan Reitsma

Great Day to celebrate basketball talents

We had two great days of boys basketball at 3rd Annual Drake Bigler Memorial Invite.

We appreciate the coaches giving their time and energy to coach their high school and AAU teams to work on team concepts and celebrating their God given talents by playing hard together.  We thank the parents, family, friends, and fans who came out to support their boys in this event.

A special thanks to our officials who did a great job in officiating and keeping the games flowing well.  This a job that often does not get the appreciation it deserves.  Without solid officials, it is easy for teams to have a poor experience and we thank this years group for helping create a great experience.  THANK YOU!!

We would also like to thank a number of people who volunteered their time in helping with score keeping, clean up, and other tasks.  Things went smoothly and were on schedule due to your excellent assistance.  We are very grateful for your willingness to help us to create a good event.  We had assistance from too many people to list, but please accept our thanks.  We really enjoyed engaging with many of you in a new way.  We would also like to thanks the janitor and facilities staff of Marshall High School.  What a great facility for having a tournament.


Congratulations to the following teams in winning their respective High School divisions:

  • Junior Varsity:  Jackson Country Central
  • Varsity Orange: Westbrook Walnut Grove
  • Varsity Navy: NWI Express (Hull, IA)
  • Varsity Platinum:  Marshall Black


Congratulations to the following teams in winning their respective AAU Boys divisions:

  • 13U:  MN Rise
  • 14U:  MN Rise
  • 15U: SW MN Stars
  • 16U: SW MN Stars
  • 17U: MN Swish

Complete Tournament Results with scores can be found on TOURNAMENT PAGE.

We hope many of your enjoyed the tournament meant to honor Drake’s memory and promote great choices made each day.  Original Drake Bigler Story.  Here is a recent article.


We hope you join us again next year.  May God Bless your journey ahead. 


2015 Players Evaluations / Team Tryouts

01/18/2015, 6:00pm CST
By Ryan and Ross Reitsma

Begins Wednesday, March 4th in Marshall, MN

14s Team and 15s Team Tryouts will be on March 4th (1st Round) and 11th (2nd Round)
16s Team and 17s Team Tryouts and Player Development will be on March 18th and 21st.

These are open tryouts for 7th thru 11th grade players to attend.
All players on the team are expected to attend these tryouts and team development.