Girls Basketball


Madelyn Koski and the court that made her

Madelyn Koski and the court that made her

Madelyn Koski and the court that made her

1/18/2019 | Feature | By Eden Laase

Madelyn Koski is perfect. At least she tries to be. And sometimes she tries not to be. Koski has a complicated relationship with perfection. Take today for example. It’s the Saturday before finals week and Koski is at home with her family, college basketball plays on the TV in the background. She likes to get up early, so as not...


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Girls coaches give their takes on All-UP candidates

3/28/2019 | Feature | By Staff |

All-UP selections usually draw some form of controversy among coaches, players and fans. Not everyone will agree with the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association and that will never change. Those issues aside, we figured we'd give a different perspective on All-UP teams from coaches who see players throughout the UP. We polled coaches who gave their thoughts on the...


Previewing the potential Girls All-UP Dream Team, First Teams

3/26/2019 | Column | By Bryce Derouin |

With the All-UP teams dropping this weekend, Upbeat is breaking down the possibilities on the girls and boys side. Today is the first installment of the All-UP preview that previews the Girls Dream Team and First Teams in Divisions 1-3 and Division 4. The boys column will be released on Wednesday. We’ll also be releasing coach’s picks for All-UP selections....


Podcast: Recapping St. Ignace's state title defeat to Adrian Lenawee Christian

3/25/2019 | Podcast | By Staff

The basketball season wraps up and Bryce and Eden go over St. Ignace's state title loss to Adrian Lenawee Christian. We also react to the overwhelming fallout from the Iron Mountain-Pewamo-Westphalia finale.

Game Recap

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

3/23/2019 | Game Recap | 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...


St. Ignace's defense not enough to overcome cold shooting in state final

3/23/2019 | Feature | By Bryce Derouin |

One last time the St. Ignace faithful rose to its feet. Sure, there was disappointment in the other 3-point attempts that went up, but with as good of looks as the Saints had throughout Saturday’s Division 4 state final against Adrian Lenawee Christian, eventually, the averages had to work themselves out, right? Dorene Ingalls thought it was in, as did...