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Land of 10,000 locks

Land of 10,000 locks

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

March 13, 2019

  For many March the beginning of college basketball’s March Madness, but for the boys on skates in the land of 10,000 lakes, March is the Minnesota High School Hockey tournament. And no honor (besides winning the state title) compares to being honored in the annual All-Hockey Hair Team vi...

Jump on the bandwagon

Jump on the bandwagon

Tom Mueller, features writer

December 6, 2018

Jean ‘Sister Jean’ Dolores Schmidt, the 99-year-old un-official mascot for the University of Loyola-Chicago Ramblers men’s basketball team, became the idol of every bandwagon fan in March. She is the person they strive to be; somebody who becomes relevant without actually knowing much about spo...

NHL Preview 2018-19

NHL Preview 2018-19

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

October 9, 2018

September drifts into October, and an eerie shift begins. The weather is getting colder, the days are becoming shorter and the NHL hockey season creeps into the pandemonium of professional sports. With the NBA, NFL and NHL gearing up, (not to mention college football) and MLB playoffs also going on,...

Your athletes owe you nothing

Your athletes owe you nothing

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

September 10, 2018

We’ve seen it in the most star-studded athletes in recent American sports history. LeBron James, Wayne Gretzky, Kevin Durant, Albert Pujols, the list goes on. Talented players bring joy to fans to the point they feel entitled to it. A player pursuing opportunities elsewhere might as well flip the bird to ...

Knights storm the castle

Knights storm the castle

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

May 3, 2018

The newest addition to the league and the strip, the Vegas Golden Knights have set the media in a frenzy since the team was announced. However, it was last June when things really began to heat up. The league underwent an expansion draft, aimed at giving expansion teams a fighting chance in their ina...

Senior profile: Beau Bramlett

Senior profile: Beau Bramlett

Holden Foreman, entertainment editor

April 25, 2016

Two years ago, TKC published a profile on an unsuspecting student: short, scrawny, multi-sport sophomore Beau Bramlett. His combination of hockey and cross country careers made him an unusual athlete; rather than success, however, he said untapped potential came to define him. Both Wayne Baldwin, he...

The best that never was

The best that never was

Reese Anderson, print editor

December 8, 2015

Michael Jordan and Dr. Michael Havener are more alike than you think. Despite a generous difference in height and net worth (Jordan is 6’6” and estimatedly worth $1,000,000,000, according to Forbes), high school played a defining role in their respective athletic careers. Jordan attended Emsley A. Laney High S...

Can’t contain the captain

Can’t contain the captain

Lindsay Huck, features writer

November 7, 2015

Sam Smith ties his right skate, something he does before every game, puts on his jersey, looks at his teammates and prepares for the game ahead. They look back as he begins to give advice before the game, granting respect to the young hockey captain. This leadership role is not new to Smith. He was...

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