1913 -- First State Tournament, a 13 team Invitational is held at Carleton College in Northfield. Fosston won the first championship over Mountain Lake, a team without a coach or a gym and only six players.
1916 – The Minnesota High School Athletic Association is formed.
1922 – One player could shoot all of the team’s free throws. Martin Norton of MinneapolisCentral made 37 free throws, a tournament record that stood until 2007 when it was broken by Cody Schilling of Ellsworth.
1923 – The tournament was moved to the Kenwood Armory in Minneapolis
1926 – Gaylord upset three teams to win the state title and became the prototype for the modern “Cinderella” team.
1928 -- The tournament was played at the Fieldhouse at the University of Minnesota, which later became Williams Arena.
1929 – The Minnesota High School Athletic Association merged with the Minnesota State Debate League and became the Minnesota State High School League.
1930-34 – Chisholm became the first team to play in five straight tournaments
1933 – The tournament was played at the Minneapolis Auditorium
1937 – The final year where games featured a center jump after each basket.
1946 – The fast break was introduced by Lynd, the smallest school to ever make it to the State Tournament. They defeated No. 1 Crosby-Ironton by running on every possession,
1947 – The first African-Americans played in the Tournament: Leon Combs and Curtis Russell of St. Paul Marshall High School.
1960 – Edgerton becomes the smallest school to every win a single-classtitle, upsetting Richfield and Austin.
1963 – Marshall defeated Cloquet 75-74 in the Championship game, considered by many as one of the greatest games in tournament history.
1966-68 – Edina became a dynasty winning a record 69 straight games and three straight championships.
1971 – The two-class tournament begins, including a final game between the Champions from Class A and AA.
1972 – Jeff Nessler’s half-court buzzer beater allows St. James to defeat Melrose in the Class A Championship game. The Saints went on to defeat Mounds View in the “Playoff Game.”
1973 – The tournament is played at the new St. Paul Civic Center for the first time.