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Continued: Feb. 12: Hartman: New Kill contract near; Pitino also could get bonus

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 22, 2014 - 5:05 PM

Mason is a 5-10 senior point guard for Arlington Country Day in Jacksonville, Fla., which recently was ranked No. 29 in the nation for high school teams and beat No. 7 Oak Hill Academy 62-53.

Martin is a 6-7 power forward at Bothell High School. His team recently defeated Newport 72-60, with Martin scoring 32 points. The Seattle Times recently ranked him the sixth-best high school player in the state of Washington.


• The Twins are famous for their foundation that builds fields and makes many other charitable contributions, and Paul Molitor — who joined the team’s coaching staff last October — does his part. Molitor and his wife, Destini, joined Bill Austin of The Starkey Hearing Foundation from Jan. 23-28 in the Dominican Republic, where the Molitors helped fit hundreds of free hearing aids for people who have hearing impairments.

• Former Gophers goalie Alex Kangas, a Rochester native, signed a contract with the ECHL’s Alaska Aces.

• Former MSU Mankato standout Travis Morin leads the AHL in scoring with 27 goals and 41 assists in 44 games for the Texas Stars. … White Bear Lake native Eric Hartzell leads the AHL with a 1.93 goals-against average and has a .925 saves percentage in 21 games for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. … Minnetonka native Tommy Vannelli, who left the Gophers hockey team earlier this season, is fourth in scoring for the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL and sixth among WHL rookies with 12 goals and 27 assists in 53 games. … For the Penticton Vees of the BCHL, Max Coatta, a Minnetonka native and MSU Mankato recruit has 14 goals and 17 assists in 44 games; Jack Ramsey, a Gophers recruit from Chanhassen, has nine goals and 14 assists in 50 games.

• St. Paul native Jordair Jett was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week for the second week in a row. The St. Louis Billikens guard is averaging 13.2 points per game.


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