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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...

Iron Mountain falls to Pewamo-Westphalia in emotional final

Iron Mountain falls to Pewamo-Westphalia in emotional final

3/16/2019 | Game Recap | 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...

How Louie Bogda returned to become a leader for L'Anse

How Louie Bogda returned to become a leader for L'Anse

2/25/2019 | Feature | By Bryce Derouin

It’s obvious Louie Bogda is uncomfortable. He makes as much clear when he explains it’s his first time being interviewed. Each answer is short and starts with a form of “I don’t know.” The best environment for this interview might be him and I on opposite basketball teams, going against each other on the court. Because apparently, that’s where the...

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