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Wingers leave for state basketball tournament amid fanfare

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Burnside Elementary students cheer on the Red Wing boys' basketball team Wednesday March 9 before they left town for the state tournament in the Twin Cities. (Republican Eagle photo by Michael Brun) 2 / 2

The Red Wing boys’ basketball team received a grand send-off Wednesday March 9, passing by area schools on their way up to the state tournament in the Twin Cities.

Students at Burnside Elementary cheered and waved signs as the high school athletes’ bus passed through the parking lot with a police escort. The entire school had been brought outside minutes earlier for a planned fire drill.  

The Wingers take on Simley in a Class 3A quarterfinals game 2 p.m. at Williams Arena. Follow R-E Sports Editor Joe Brown for updates:

Michael Brun

Michael Brun joined RiverTown Multimedia at the Red Wing Republican Eagle in March 2013, covering county government, health and local events.  He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program.

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