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Wilderness Confident Going into Playoffs

Playoff hockey fever is running wild around the Northland. The Minnesota Wilderness dropping the puck in round one of the NAHL playoffs tomorrow night.It's been a long, successful year for the Wilderness who earned home ice in the opening round of the playoffs and are quite confident going in to tomorrow night."It's been a long season for these guys, 60 games so I think everybody's excited for the 2nd season of playoffs to be coming. There's been some energy in the locker room, on the ice and hopefully it carries over to tomorrow night," said Wilderness coach Corey Millen."Our confidence is high. We know we have the skill to make it all the way. We feel pretty good. We've beat them 7 times, lost to them once, but we had a pretty good weekend against them last, 2 weekends ago so I think we're pretty strong in that regard," said Darian Romanko 

Bjorn Broman Leaving Behind Legacy

"Just knowing that I made division one basketball makes me feel so good because that was always my goal," said Lakeview Christian senior Bjorn Broman.

Eskomos Wary of Quarterfinal Upset

Esko didn't have a player recognized in the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association All-State teams, though the eskomos likely don't mind. After all, they're back in the State Tournament for the second straight year.

Superior Celebrates Champion Spartans

The 2015 Superior Spartans may have been the most unlikely State Champion in Wisconsin hockey history.But to the boys in blue, the champion part is all that matters.

LCA's Broman a Mr. Basketball Finalist

Minnesota's Class A State Basketball Tournament starts Thursday, without Lakeview christian Academy.The Lions were eliminated by 7A champion Fond du Lac Ojibwe in the section semis.However, there's good news for Lakeview star senior Bjorn Broman, who's one of five finalists for the Minnesota's Mr. Basketball award.

Northland Hockey Teams Ready for State

Three teams. Two states. One goal. To win a championship.Hockey programs from Hermantown, Duluth East, and Superior are no strangers to state hockey tournaments.

Hermantown and Marshall Set to Meet for 7A Title

The Madness is coming, but before March ushers in Minnesota's State Hockey Tournaments, the end of February is section final week.The first Section 7 title will be handed out Wednesday as Hermantown meets the Marshall at AMSOIL Arena.

Gustafson Talks About Breaking Wisconsin Scoring Record

South Shore's Megan Gustafson went in to the Cardinals' game against Chequamegon Monday needing just 10 points to tie Joelene Anderson's school record of 2,881 career points.By the way, Anderson's mark was also the Wisconsin state girls' scoring record.Gustafson finished with 46 points as she blew past Anderson in to the state record book.The new record stands at 2,917 and counting.Gustafson watched Anderson as a kid and looked up to her.The new record holder says it was an honor to pass someone she respects so much."She's a great player, I knew her really well," Gustafson said of Anderson."I'm just really thankful for my teammates, they've looked out for me," Gustafson continued. "They always help me to do my best, and I try to help them as well."And what about South Shore producing the top two scorers in Wisconsin history?"It's such a small school," Gustafson said. "(There are) only 50 kids in the entire school, 9th through 12th. I'm really excited to be a part of this, but I'm sad it's coming to an end, but I'm really excited for the future."The Cardinals visit Solon Springs Thursday and Mellen on February 24th.

South Shore's Gustafson Breaks Wisconsin Scoring Record

South Shore's Megan Gustafson leads Wisconsin in scoring this season as she did in each of the last two seasons as well. Now, she leads the all-time scoring list as well.Gustafson assed South Shore alumnae Jolene Anderson Monday with her 2,882nd point in the 1st half against Chequamegon.Gustafson finished with 46 points in an 81–45 Cardinals win, giving her 2,917 in her career with two regular season games plus playoffs left this season.Gustafson, who also leads Wisconsin in rebounds, pulled down 18 boards and dished out six assists.Gustafson is South Shore's first Division I recruit since Anderson, having recently signed with the University of Iowa.

Superior Set to 'Slam Dunk Cancer'

The Superior Spartan Basketball teams will do their part in the fight against breast cancer Tuesday.The Spartans will host Duluth East in Superior's 3rd annual Slam Dunk Cancer night, benefitting St. Luke's Cancer Center.The Spartans will play in special pink jerseys, which will be auctioned off afterwards.Also in the silent auction will be signed Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson Packers jerseys.Slam Dunk Cancer is sponsored by Como Oil and Propane, but this year's event doubles as the senior project for Spartans Nate Sanders and Jeb Kimmes, who say they wanted to make a difference."This is a big event, a lot of people attend it," said Sanders. "Bringing the community together, spreading breast cancer awareness, raising money for it. It's going to be a lot of fun.""I didn't really know a lot about breast cancer before this," said Kimmes. "I know so much more and really care for more people that are going through that because I know how hard it is now."

DeWall Breaks Proctor Scoring Mark

"Great basketball players are not made between November and March, they're made between March and November. Lexie is that kind of player," said Proctor girl's basketball coach Chad Brenna.

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