2015 Extreme team member Kelly Logue scores local headlines outside her Journalism classroom contributions.
A Feb. 25 Sports section cover story by the the News-Miner’s Jaryd Cline captures the high’s and lows marking the final season of a pair of high-flying Nanook basketball players, Journalism’s own defense-minded Logue and guard Benissa Bulaya,
“As the team plays its final two regular season games, Bulaya will be starting her 73rd straight game today while Logue, however, will be watching from the bench, missing her 13th straight game with a torn hamstring.
“It’s beyond disappointing,” Logue told the News-Miner, it’s heartbreaking (not to be able to play),” she said. “But I’m happy that I can be here for the girls.”
The accompanying on-court portrait by News-Miner staff photographer Erin Corneliussen underscores the value of thoughtful supporting images.
Cline story goes beyond routine ‘there-they-go” senior night team coverage, giving context to each of the departing players’ career contributions and final season.
He points out that both first squared off as high-school competitors in high school back in California. Logue’s decision to play for the Nanooks factored in Bulaya’s signing. This season marked the culmination that long association, he explains, with Bulaya emerging as an offensive force and Logue garnering league-ranking for steals.
Then came the injury, Cline notes, forcing Logue to the sidelines.
Logue, who tore her hamstring in the Nanooks’ Jan. 3 win over Northwest Nazarene, was in the midst of a great season on the defensive end of the floor, averaging more than two steals per game while ranking in the top 10 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference in thefts. Despite only playing in 14 games this season, Logue still ranks among the top 30 in the GNAC with 30 total take aways this season.