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IHSA Journalism State Finals in Retrospect

“And our next category is Broadcast News,” the animated announcer said.

There was a thick, pounding tightness in my chest, like my heart was trying to break free from anxiety’s embrace. 637 more words


LSJ swimmer of year: Joey Lashbrook

Joey Lashbrook’s junior season didn’t begin as planned.

But his mind was fixed on the state meet, and the junior knew he had time to get it together. 338 more words


LSJ diving coach of year: Okemos’ Mike Wagner

Mike Wagner wasn’t sure if he would coach this past boys swimming season. Not because he had no interest, but because the 12-year diving coach didn’t know if there would be anyone to coach. 262 more words


Laingsburg seniors, coach talk Class C state semifinal loss

brightcove error: missing required parameter exp or exp3Laingsburg coach Doug Hurst speaks on his team’s Class C state semifinal loss


Freshmen shine on big stage for Laingsburg girls hoops

EAST LANSING – Alex Randall and Sophie Wilsey have been the unsung heroes for the Laingsburg girls basketball team during its journey for perfection.

And on the biggest stage, the two freshmen showed why coach Doug Hurst is excited about the direction Wolfpack basketball is headed. 387 more words


Record run comes to halt for Laingsburg girls hoops

Laingsburg players Nicky McAvoy, 10, and Lindsey Smith, 33, embrace each other after their 30-26 Class C State Semifinal loss to Calumet.

EAST LANSING – All season the Laingsburg girls basketball team kept finding ways to win in what turned out to be a magical run. 487 more words


Holy Innocents Falls in Title Game

The saying goes it’s tough be beat a good team four times and Holy Innocents can vouch for that. The Lady Bears, ranked fifteenth in the nation, lost for the first time this season 45-31 to Weselyan in the Georgia 2A state championship game. 149 more words