Game Recaps

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...

Girls Basketball

St. Ignace handles late-game pressure, advances to state title

3/21/2019 | Girls Basketball | By Eden Laase |

The big stage and bright lights were a bit too much for St. Ignace. As Emily Coveyou, Hallie Marshall and Madison Olsen sat with microphones in hand and cameras rolling, journalists peppered them with questions. The girls were visibly nervous and struggled to come up with answers. But moments before, on the real stage, the Saints did not succumb to...

Girls Basketball

Westwood stifled by Lake City's zone, loses in quarterfinals

3/20/2019 | Girls Basketball | By Bryce Derouin |

Madelyn Koski swished a 3 and then converted a driving layup through traffic. The defense was stifling and swarmed the 6-1 Rylie Bisballe each time she caught the ball on the block, just as Westwood has defended bigger post players all season. Lake City’s perimeter guards were solid, but not unlike anything the Patriots saw in the UP.  With a...

Girls Basketball

St. Ignace keeps winning streak alive, advances to final four

3/20/2019 | Girls Basketball | By Eden Laase |

They say streaks are meant to be broken. But who are they anyway? The Saint Ignace Saints don’t know, and they don’t care. Because this is one streak they are determined to keep alive. Ever since Dorene Ingalls took over the program nearly 20 years ago, every class she has coached has appeared in at least one semifinal. Every single...

Boys Basketball

Iron Mountain falls to Pewamo-Westphalia in emotional final

3/16/2019 | Boys Basketball | By Bryce Derouin |

It will go down as one of the most controversial endings in state finals history. Boos filled the Breslin Center. Some Iron Mountain players chose not to wear their runner-up medals as they watched Pewamo-Westphalia hoist the Division 3 state title through tear-filled eyes. Bucky Johnson’s 18 seconds of silence when asked about the dramatic conclusion during the postgame press...