Game Recaps

Girls Basketball

Marquette's Kivi ignites North offense in win over South, wins MVP of All-Star game

6/16/2019 | Girls Basketball | By Bryce Derouin |

The plan was to keep it simple. Get up and down the floor and allow the shooters to let it fly. North coach Kurt Corcoran didn’t even know if he would have shooters, but it’s an exhibition and these things are supposed to be fun. However, after the one-hour practice on Friday, even he had his doubts about this run-and-gun...

Boys Basketball

Calumet's Ojala earns MVP honors as North tops South in UP All-Star game

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

There’s been a rumor about Calumet’s Matt Ojala circulating for a while now. Those in the Copper Country have been discussing it for years. It gained attention when he dismantled Iron Mountain’s man-to-man defense earlier this season in an overtime loss. Then, it was all but proven in an impressive take-down of Ishpeming. But in Saturday’s UP All-Star game, the...

Girls Basketball

UP girls come up short against Northern Wisconsin in Border Bash

6/6/2019 | Girls Basketball | By Jason Juno (Daily Globe) |

Over half of the points for the Northern Wisconsin girls came from a trio of Clayton players who led the team to an 89-80 victory over Northern Michigan in the sixth annual Kiwanis Classic Border Bash Wednesday night. MVP Kailey Ketz had 23 points to lead Wisconsin and she was aided by her Clayton teammates — Kiana Fall with 14...

Boys Basketball

UP boys fall to Northern Wisconsin; Gladstone's Castor named MVP

6/6/2019 | Boys Basketball | By Jason Juno (Daily Globe) |

A year after missing much of his junior season because of a broken wrist, Northwestern’s Sam Risley led the Tigers to the state tournament. The all-stater came up big in Wednesday’s Kiwanis Border Bash also, hitting a pivotal 3 and the game-winning free throw in Northern Wisconsin’s 85-84 win over Northern Michigan Wednesday night.

Girls Basketball

St. Ignace falls short to Adrian Lenawee Christian in state title game

3/23/2019 | Girls Basketball | By Eden Laase |

For four quarters St. Ignace did what St. Ignace does. Emily Coveyou outmaneuvered defenders in the paint. Hallie Marshall picked pockets. Emmalee Hart drew three charges. The Saints flew around on defense, frustrated Adrian Lenawee Christian and created a chaotic mess of a basketball game. But for the first time all season, it wasn’t enough. For the first time, an...

Girls Basketball

Marshall's key shots send St. Ignace into state title game

3/21/2019 | Girls Basketball | By Bryce Derouin |

There are two versions of Hallie Marshall that Dorene Ingalls notices. There’s the facilitator, content with orchestrating an offense to utilize St. Ignace’s versatile offensive weapons. This version of Marshall usually shows up against teams who lay back in their defense. Blowouts and such where late-game heroics aren’t necessary. But there’s an internal switch that seems to get flipped whenever...