In the spring of 2013, I covered the Lower Merion High School boys basketball team’s run to winning the Pennsylvania AAAA state championship, their first crown since 2006. It remains one of my favorite sports events I’ve ever covered. During the 2016-2017 school year, I spent nearly every weekend ice-side with Cornell’s men’s hockey team, hoping they would pull a similar feat, either in the ECAC or the NCAA. While the team came up just short, losing 4-1 to Harvard in ECAC finals, the season was full of drama, action, elation, and heartbreak. The crowd was always electric, the trips to road games were always memorable, and the walks home from Lynah in the cold were always worth it.