REGIONAL— Junior basketball standout Cade Goggleye was recognized recently for setting a new all-time state record for basketball steals in a single game. Goggleye set the record as a sophomore back on Dec. 14, 2016, when he tallied 18 steals against Nashwauk-Keewatin.
Documenting state records takes time, which accounted for the delay in confirming Goggleye’s achievement, which head coach Will Kleppe announced during the recent North Woods basketball team banquet.
Goggleye’s steal total topped the previous record of 17 steals, which had stood since 1967. According to Kleppe, the mark puts Goggleye in sixth place nationally for steals in a single high school basketball game.
As the Grizzlies starting point guard, Goggleye has been one of the keys to the recent success of the North Woods basketball program. Goggleye scored his 1,000th point early on this past season and set Grizzlies team records this year for single season scoring, single game scoring, total three-pointers, and assists in a single season. He also had the highest free-throw percentage on the team this season and led the team in steals.