(3-27-22) Top-seeded Minneapolis North beat fifth-seeded Morris/Chokio-Alberta 71-63 in the state Class AA semifinals at Williams Arena. North would lose to Annandale for the state championship on Saturday 61-49.

Unfortunately the weekend will be remembered by Minneapolis North for a racist Instagram message that was sent to a Polar player after Friday night’s State semifinal win.

Trent Witz, the director of basketball operations for Minneapolis North, posted a screenshot of the message that was allegedly sent to an unidentified North player. 

“U suck so f****** bad dude go back to ur fundamentals. Get ur monkey a** outta here [N-word].”

Alleged incidents of racism have been numerous at various Minnesota high school sporting events this year.

Other incidents recently include racist taunts from fans at New Prague High School, Minnetonka’s girls’ basketball coach stepping down after a white student allegedly used the N-word when addressing three Black students, multiple racist notes at Prior Lake High School and students at Edina High School seen doing the Nazi salute