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Entries for January, 2012

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Honors and hysteria

Not a bad Friday for Breanna Stewart. In the afternoon, the C-NS senior finds out she is the USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year for 2011, an honor normally reserved for adult players. Then she passes 2,000 career points that night in the Northstars' latest rout, over Auburn. That ...

Well, that changes things

The last six days have been quite full of high school sports drama, but what took place on Saturday topped them all. First, there was the wrestling equivalent of local bragging rights, the Section III Dual Meet at C-NS, and Phoenix won it the hard way. After an easy first-round ...

The crowd grows

How weird did it feel to have a Friday night without a full slate of high school games? Only strange in that it took so long for the weather to become a factor this winter. Yet even that first serious schedule-altering snowstorm did not completely shut down things. Between tournaments ...

The report card

Essentially, what we did, in and around the first weekend of 2012, was send out a report card on many different fronts to see where things stacked up, and what might yet be in store. We'll start on the ice, where there is both clarity and confusion. The clarity is ...