CROSBY -- Walking into the Crosby-Ironton High School gymnasium Friday night, one couldn't help but notice the pink and white ribbons pinned to the C-I boys' basketball players' warmup jackets.
They were just a small part of a night dedicated to C-I senior Amber Starr McKanna, who died last Monday in a car accident. Her funeral was Saturday.
There was a moment of silence before a high school student sang the national anthem at Friday's game between C-I and the Staples-Motley Cardinals. The Crosby-Ironton Rangerette dance team, of which McKanna was the captain, lined up along the baseline for the moment of silence.
The Rangerettes had hand-made stars with McKanna's initials pinned to their right shoulders. They dedicated their performance and their upcoming section competition to McKanna.
After their performance the Rangerettes gathered by a gymnasium entrance door to hug each other and remember McKanna.
There wasn't a dry eye in the group.
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