Girls basketball preview: Cromwell-Wright Cardinals

Cromwell-Wright returns experience, but dealing with injuries; first game against Minneota on Saturday, Nov. 23

Cromwell-Wright senior Taya Hakamaki unloads a baseball pass during a 2019 game at Romano Gym at UMD. (Pine Journal file photo)

Head coach: Jeff Gronner

Assistant coaches: Dave Foster

Returning starters: Taya Hakamaki, sr.; Shaily Hakamaki, sr.; Emalee Hoover, sr; Natalee Hakamaki, soph.; Andrea Pocernich, soph.

New faces to watch: Sascha Korpela, fr.

Team strengths: Experience.


Biggest challenge: “We have a tougher schedule and a couple of key injuries early in the season already,” head coach Jeff Gronner said.

Jamey Malcomb has a been high school sports reporter for the Duluth News Tribune since October 2021. He spent the previous six years covering news and sports for the Lake County News-Chronicle in Two Harbors and the Cloquet Pine Journal. He graduated from the George Washington University in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in history and literature and also holds a master's degree in secondary English education from George Mason University.
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