A reunion of all players and coaches who participated in the Minnesota one-class boys basketball state tournament from 1913-1970 will be held March 18-20, 2021, in Minneapolis.

The reunion is being coordinated by former players and will be held in conjunction with the Minnesota boys basketball high school state tournament.

The main event of the reunion will be a luncheon and social at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Minneapolis on Friday, March 19.

A total of 26 Bemidji High School teams qualified for state in the one-class system: 1915, 1931, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1969. The 1936 and 1948 teams won the state championship.

So far, 177 players and coaches from 30 teams have been contacted.

All players and coaches who participated in the one-class state tournament between 1913-1970 are encouraged to write to Jeff McCarron, publisher of Minnesota Basketball News, at jeff@pacesetternet.com for more details.