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Caledonia Ready To Return To State

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (WXOW) - The Minnesota High School State Boys Basketball Tournament tips off Wednesday night and a local team will be in the opening field.

The Caledonia Warriors are headed back to state making their first appearance since 1997.

Head coach Josh Diersen was on that championship squad back in '97 and has developed a potent offense this season that's averaging 79.5 points per game.

The 27-2 Warriors look to carry their regular season success to the Twin Cities.

"It's very exciting. It's just beyond belief. It's just fun thinking about it, and once we get there it's just going to be so exciting," said senior West Spier.

"It's a great experience for our kids. Just going up to the cities, being one of the last eight teams, it's just an experience being up there. Playing on the Target Center floor is going to be awesome," said Diersen.

"I guess it's a great experience, but I'm doing it for everybody. I'm doing it for the town. It's just a great love for everything," said Josh Nord.

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