Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Drew Karpen profiles the Northgate boys basketball team. Click here to read his story.
"The normal assumption for a high school athletic team is that team chemistry is often based on the amount of time spent together.
Athletes grow up through the system together and finish together as seniors.
That couldn't be further from the truth for the Northgate boys basketball team. The Flames have made the playoffs each of the past three seasons but don't count on playoff experience to play a factor in their final stretch run of the regular season.
Out of the five seniors on the team, only one has been through it all from start to finish. Mark Lodge has experienced the ups and downs with the Flames and is the only one who can relate to the Flames postseason run the past three years."