Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Lady Spartans are the section champs for the second consecutive year.
The Richfield High School girls basketball team is heading to the state tournament for the second consecutive year. The Lady Spartans defeated the Chaska High School Hawks 72-45 Thursday night at Minnetonka High School. The big win crowned the team section champions for the second year in a row, too. The team's trip to state last season was the first in the school's history for the girls basketball team. The girls made it all the way to the final game, where they fell a little short to DeLaSalle. The team goes to state with a 27-3-0 record (24-3-0 in the regular season). The tournament begins next Wednesday, March 13 at the University of Minnesota. The game time and opponent are yet to be determined. Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The girls basketball team has a new coach.
After the recent resignation of LeeAnn Wise, the Richfield High School Athletic Department officially announced Scott Stadem as her successor Wednesday. While Wise had pointed to Stadem as the new coach, the athletic department was still working through the interview process. Stadem worked under Wise during her tenure as the junior varsity girls basketball coach. "The school and community are very excited for Coach Stadem and the leadership he will bring to the program," Athletic Director Todd Olson said in an e-mail. "He is a coach with passion and vision and is a great fit to continue the strong tradition with our [girls team and program]." Wise was the head coach of the varsity girls basketball team for six seasons and leaves on the …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
After a historic 2011-12 season, LeeAnn Wise has stepped down.
Centennial Elementary School Principal LeeAnn Wise has stepped down as the head Richfield High School girls basketball coach after *six seasons in the position. Wise confirmed her decision with Richfield Patch Thursday morning. The news comes on the heels of a major season for the team, as it made it all the way to the final state championship game in March. Just making it to state was a huge accomplishment in itself since it was the first time in the school's history, let alone the finals. In her term as head coach, Wise coached the team to four conference championships. Richfield Patch will update readers after a more indepth conversation with Wise.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Danny Woods will assume the head coach position this coming winter.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Editor's Note: The following is an Academy of Holy Angels press release. The Academy of Holy Angels (AHA) has named Danny Woods as its head girls basketball coach. Woods, who also serves as Holy Angels’ dean of students and industrial technology education teacher, has 25 years of coaching experience including 18 previous years as head girls basketball coach (from 1992-2009), 25 years as football coach in several capacities, and 16 years as assistant golf coach. Woods has been a member of the Holy Angels faculty since 1987. Woods has logged 316 career wins as girls basketball coach; his teams have taken the Missota Conference title five times …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Richfield continues its run for the Class AAA championship title.
After a stellar 68-53 win over the Red Wing Wingers Wednesday, the Richfield High School girls basketball team conquered Hutchinson Thursday afternoon, 45-28. The team will now move on to the final game for the championship title Saturday at Target Center. The girls will play the winner of the DeLaSalle/Fergus Fall game, which begins at 2 p.m. Thursday. This is the first ever trip to state for the Spartans girls team. Stay tuned for more Richfield Patch coverage of the girls as they prepare for the final state matchup. To relive the action of Thursday's game, click play on the module above. Go Spartans!
Friday, March 9, 2012
The team trumped Holy Family Catholic Thursday night to become section champs.
After holding a small two-point lead with just six minutes left on the clock, the Richfield High School girls basketball team held on to beat Holy Family Catholic 72-61 in the Section 6AAA title game Thursday at Minnetonka High School. The big win crowned the team section champions and also sends the girls to the state tournament, which begins next Wednesday at the University of Minnesota. Game time is to be determined. Congratulations to the team and coaches. Good luck at state!
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Richfield High School's Hannah Wise signs on to play basketball at Jamestown College.
Richfield High School senior and girls basketball shooting guard, Hannah Wise, has signed a letter of intent to attend and play at Jamestown College in North Dakota. Wise is a two-time All-Conference selection, an All-State Honorable Mention selection for RHS and, according to mom and coach LeeAnn Wise, a big part of the team's successful 13-3 record this season. Wise will play under head-coach Greg Ulland, who is happy she decided on Jamestown College. "We are excited for Hannah to be joining the Jimmie family," Ulland said in an article on the school's website. "She fits the mold of guards that we are looking for: she can shoot the three consistently, passes and handles the ball very well, is competitive and wants to be the best …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Edina hangs on to top Richfield in a battle of Top-3 ranked girls basketball teams from Class AAA, AAAA on Thursday night.
Not shying away from its share of top-notch competition this season, the Richfield High School girls basketball—ranked third in Class AAA—hosted Class AAAA's No. 2 rankee, Edina, in a non-conference border battle at RHS on Thursday night. The undefeated Hornets entered the Richfield gymnasium with a spotless 14-0 record, with wins over two ranked teams so far this season—having topped Hill-Murray (No. 5, AAA) and Lakeville North (No. 3, AAAA) in back-to-back games in December. Richfield, fielding one of the most talented collectives in team history, came into the night with a 12-2 overall mark, a nine-game winning streak, and wins over a trio of ranked teams that included Hill-Murray and Bloomington Kennedy (No. 4, AAAA). But on this night…
Friday, March 25, 2011
Spartans boys, girls basketball squads delivered winning campaigns with outlook of future prosperity.
If there were two common threads between the Richfield girls and boys basketball teams this past season, it was that both found more success than many figured and both still saw their seasons come to an end all-too soon. Both squads helped create a sense of community on many a cold winter night and gave not only students and parents, but an entire town something to cheer for and through their play brought a sense of pride to Richfield. Girls Hoopsters Post 23-5 Record "It surprised me how well we did," Spartans girls head coach LeeAnn Wise said. "I didn't think we'd end up with 23 wins." Paced by the efforts of the state's leading scorer, sophomore guard Jessica January, the Richfield girls basketball team posted a 23-5 overall record and …
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Great photos of great Richfield High School basketball seasons.
The Richfield High School (RHS) girls and boys basketball teams had wonderful 2010-11 seasons. This week's Viewfinder is dedicated to great shots of the teams in action.