Lady Elks hold off Miners to claim regional title

TIM PETERSON Contributing Writer

Back in 1993 girls high school varsity basketball was a fall sport and volleyball was played during the winter. The Lady Elks 1993 team celebrated as they clinched the Class C Regional Title in November but would lose in the state quarterfinal round 38-30 to Iron Mountain. The celebration ended and remained dormant for 30 years until March of 2023 when the Lady Elks clinched the Division 3 Regional Championship with a 42-36 win over the Negaunee Miners in a game played in Sault Ste. Marie last Thursday. The Elks came into the game riding a six game winning streak, the Miners had won 19 in a row, one team was destined to leave with their streak ended. The Elks trailed 7-4 late in the opening quarter, then a Morgan Bergquist three tied the game. 


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