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St. Ignace's formula for success

St. Ignace's formula for success

St. Ignace's formula for success

12/18/2018 | Feature | By Eden Laase |

Basketball, like most things in life, is constantly changing. Every season coaches and teams try to adapt to the latest and greatest — be it over-hyped trends or tried and true methods that are making their way into the mainstream. Basketball is in an eternal state of evolution.  But for almost 20 years the St. Ignace Saints have been stuck...

Boys Basketball

Gladstone's Reece Castor is preparing for his next step at NMU

6/18/2019 | Boys Basketball | By Bryce Derouin |

There was a slightly different version of Reece Castor at Saturday’s UP All-Star Game. Sure, there were still the signature bounce passes through traffic that evaded defenders’ arms before dropping into his teammates’ hands in stride. He could still get to the rim whenever he decided to assert himself, thanks to his slick handle and explosive changes of direction. Those...

Girls Basketball

Now healthier, St. Ignace's Coveyou excels at UP All-Star Game

6/16/2019 | Girls Basketball | By Eden Laase |

You can talk to St. Ignace coach Dorene Ingalls 1,000 times about Emily Coveyou, and every time she will say something a little bit different. Sometimes she will talk about Coveyou’s skill, and sometimes her strength. Other times it’s her work ethic or determination. But no matter what comes up in conversation, Ingalls always mentions one thing. Emily Coveyou is...

Spring

How Dakota Galeazzi became a college volleyball player in the UP

6/10/2019 | Spring | By Eden Laase |

Dakota Galeazzi is running. Not for fun, not to get somewhere, but for punishment. You see, he did something that lacked discipline. He skipped practice. So his soccer coach has him running. And with every winded breath and cleat hitting the soft grass Galeazzi is learning his lesson.  It’s just not the lesson his coach intended.  The lesson was supposed...

Spring

UP, Northern Wisconsin All-Stars set to meet in Border Bash

6/3/2019 | Spring | By Jason Juno (Daily Globe) |

Some of the UP’s best will take on the top players from Northern Wisconsin for the sixth annual Kiwanis Classic Border Bash. The girls and boys all-star games pitting top players from Northern Michigan against some of the best from Northern Wisconsin are set for Wednesday, June 5 at the Lindquist Center in Ironwood. The game has attracted big crowds...

Spring

Escanaba's Olivia Nash is making her mark overseas

5/30/2019 | Spring | By Keith Shelton |

Olivia Nash wants you to know she's no celebrity.   Coming off the first championship she's ever won, playing pro basketball in Europe — where she averaged a double-double for her undefeated team — it would be easy to get that star impression, but not so fast.  "I think a lot of people, they assume I'm getting all this gear...

Boys Basketball

Paul Polfus returns to varsity boys coaching role at Carney-Nadeau

5/24/2019 | Boys Basketball | By Eden Laase |

You can’t miss it. The legacy. The moment you open the doors and walk toward Carney-Nadeau’s gym it greets you in the form of trophies and newspaper clippings enclosed in a glass case. There’s Paul Polfus, in photos and headlines, next to all the winning teams — boys and girls — that he’s coached.  The legendary coach and UP Hall...