Northern Star

Northern Star: Taya and Shaily Hakamaki

CROMWELL, Minn. - When you go to a Cromwell-Wright girls basketball game, you're bound to hear the name Hakamaki blasting through the gym. But seniors Taya and Shaily are just two of many Hakamakis…

Northern Star: Connor and Cooper McClure

DULUTH, Minn. - Hockey is a family sport for Duluth Denfeld boys hockey forwards Cooper and Connor McClure. "Ever since we were little, our dad got us on skates around the age of three,…

Northern Star: Brooke Olson

DULUTH, Minn. - The UMD women's basketball team is coming off of its 11th overall NCAA Tournament appearance is picking up right where they left off. But after graduating two big pieces last…

Northern Star: Grace Kirk

DULUTH, Minn. - Back in March, the Duluth Marshall girls basketball team had their season end at the hands of Proctor in the Section 7AA title game. Nearly nine months later, that loss…

Northern Star: Braelyn Sathers

PROCTOR, Minn. - While many of the pieces have changed, senior defender Braelyn Sathers has been a consistent part of the Proctor Hermantown Mirage blue line this season. "She's a tall girl,…

Northern Star: Nate Pionk

DULUTH, Minn. - Hermantown high school hockey is a program that will always stand out across the state of Minnesota. "It's a hockey community. You see it all over the news in the…

Northern Star: Eva Reinertsen

SUPERIOR, Wis. - Eva Reinertsen is one of just four seniors on a very young Wisconsin-Superior women's basketball team this season. "I think it's surreal, it's surreal for sure. I've been playing basketball…

Northern Star: Chikara Hanzawa

CLOQUET, Minn. - The Minnesota Wilderness are currently made up of eight local players. But for Japenese forward Chikara Hanzawa, he's in America for the first time ever. "It's good, I like it…

Northern Star: Tessa Lowry

DULUTH, Minn. - Like many of her teammates, St. Scholastica women's hockey senior defenseman Tessa Lowry grew up around hockey. Her dad Dave played 19 seasons in the NHL, and has spent time…

Northern Star: Cassie McClure

SUPERIOR, Wis. - Duluth Northern Stars girls hockey alum Cassie McClure always knew she wanted to stay close to home for college. "It's been pretty surreal so far. It's a dream come…

Northern Star: Cade Goggleye

DULUTH, Minn. - After a third straight Class A state championship game appearance, former North Woods guard Cade Goggleye committed to the University of Jamestown. But just a few months later, Goggleye had…

Northern Star: Morgan and Nolan Friday

DULUTH, Minn. - When the st. Scholastica soccer teams take the field, any day could be a Friday. "Soccer was always big for me. Growing up, me and Morgan back when we were…

Northern Star: Peter Soumis

HERMANTOWN, Minn. - Hermantown basketball standout Peter Soumis committed over the summer to play college ball right here at the Univeristy of Minnesota Duluth. "I just wanted to stay home, stay close to the…

Northern Star: Emily (Torve) Balts

DULUTH, Minn. - If you've been to a UMD volleyball game over the past few years, you probably heard Emily Torve's name blast through the speakers. But this year, she's got a…

Northern Star: Amy "Hard Hands" Lemenager

DULUTH, Minn. - Amy "Hard Hands" Lemenager has always been a fighter. "My grandparents are always like, "OK so when are you going to be done fighting?" and I'll always be like, "Just…

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