Q&A w/ Mad-Dog and KP

Pictured are Madison Rose and Kristian Pihl at their first high school basketball tournament in Klawock their freshman year

Nadire Zhuta
Staff Editor

Kristian Pihl and Madison Rose have been four year members of the varsity basketball teams. It is their last year playing basketball and their season is slowly coming to an end. 

Current: You have two more home games left, how does that make you feel?
Madison Rose: “It makes me realize how short life is and how fast this season has gone. Perhaps I have taken it for granted and now that it’s coming to an end I’m realizing it more and am trying to embrace it.”
Kristian Pihl: “It feels unreal. I just have never really thought that this would ever come to an end, it’s hitting me really hard.”

Current: What has been your favorite part of your basketball experience?
Madison Rose: “Without a doubt it’s been the experience with the team, both on and off the court. It’s more of the behind the scenes stuff and the bonding.”
Kristian Pihl: “My favorite is for sure the process. From me learning where success comes from to me learning the recipe of success.” 

Current: What has been the hardest part of basketball that you have been “wowed” and “proud” that you accomplished? 
Kristian PIhl: “The unrealistic goals that I set for myself that I have now reached. I think if I was to tell my sixth grade self where I am and how far I have made it and pushed myself I would have never believed myself.” 
Madison Rose: “I would say the transition of taking on something that was a lot harder than I’m used to. The transition from middle school to high school was big, it was a lot more expectations and being in a position that I wasn’t really necessarily prepared for was tough.” 

Current: What advice do you have for the young ones on the team and the upcoming athletes?
Madison Rose: ”Enjoy being a part of a team and something greater than yourself, and giving it your all at all times.” 
Kristian PIhl: “Don’t take anything for granted, enjoy what you have while you have it. In a blink of an eye it will be your senior night. Just go and do everything at 110%.”

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