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

6/16/2019 | Feature | 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...

Game Recap

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

6/16/2019 | Game Recap | 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...

Game Recap

UP girls come up short against Northern Wisconsin in Border Bash

6/6/2019 | Game Recap | 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...


Coaches react to new seeding system

5/22/2019 | Feature | By Bryce Derouin |

Across the UP, many coaches had a similar complaint regarding the boys and girls basketball postseasons: the lack of seeding. When the MHSAA announced the new seeding changes for 2019-20, you could almost hear the collective sighs of relief from coaches, quickly followed by an exclamation of “Finally.” We talked to five coaches across the UP to get their thoughts...


Step in right direction: MHSAA seeding top two teams a smart decision

5/9/2019 | Column | By Bryce Derouin |

The girls district matchup between the Westwood Patriots and Negaunee Miners was one of the most anticipated matchups last season. Two of the best teams in the UP — rivals at that — in a do-or-die contest. But many had an issue with when the game was played — on a Monday, in the opening round of the postseason. Despite...