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Red Wings no longer a marquee free agent spot

July 4, 2014 I should start off this column by first saying, around halfway through it I started to get nauseous. My throat got dry and I swallowed hard before continuing to write. more »»

 
 
 
Controversy mires Little League game

July 3, 2014 GLADSTONE — Refs and umpires are always under a microscope, no matter what the sport, or the level of play, and Wednesday’s Major Little League district title games between Escanaba and Gladstone wa... more »»

Wings must upgrade defense

June 21, 2014 The Detroit Red Wings are at a crossroads. They've now gone five seasons without advancing past the second round of the playoffs. more »»

Luck a key factor in Braves' title

June 17, 2014 In the wake of the Gladstone Braves third Division 3 softball state title, a lot of teams woke up Sunday morning and probably thought, ‘what if’. I’ll get to that in a minute. more »»

U.P. Power

June 3, 2014 It was around the time that Escanaba’s baseball team began their seventh inning rally that I thought ‘boy, win or lose, this is unique.’ And it sure wa. more »»

Mascots may be offensive

May 24, 2014 I look around the Upper Peninsula and I see Native American mascots sprinkled across the land. more »»

Lions reach yet again

May 9, 2014 Once, just once, it would be nice if the Detroit Lions just took the safe pick, filled a need and made sense. more »»

Orlovsky returns as Lions fans groan

April 4, 2014 The Detroit Lions had some good vibes going this offseason. They jettisoned a coach that wore out his welcome, and brought in a straight shooter in Jim Caldwell. more »»

Column: Dramatic end to North Central's run

March 19, 2014 MARQUETTE — There were a lot of possessions in Tuesday night’s Class D state quarterfinal. But the focus will be on one of the. more »»

Jets achieve rare feat

March 14, 2014 How rare of an achievement was the North Central Jets regional championship? Turns out it’s pretty considerable. more »»

Patience not a virtue for Dumars, Pistons

March 14, 2014 “Patience is a virtue.” Unless you’re talking about the world of professional sports. In that realm, patience is an option, and one that usually doesn’t result in long term employmen. more »»

Experiencing the moment

February 26, 2014 The life of a sportswriter at district tournament time is a mile a minute. more »»

Forest Park coaching legend Bill Santilli retires

February 26, 2014 CRYSTAL FALLS — Bill Santilli planned to coach one more season when Forest Park’s 2013 football campaign kicked off. He kept that promise. more »»

U.P. Scores

February 26, 2014 U.P. more »»

Prep schedule (2/26)

February 26, 2014 Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball District tournaments Class B Escanaba at Houghton, 7 Gladstone at Menominee, 7 Class C Manistique at Newberry, 6 Class D Munising vs. more »»

Restoring the magic

February 13, 2014 As the Detroit Pistons get farther and farther away from the magic of 2000-2005, it’s looking more and more each game, each season, that what Joe Dumars did to assemble the players on those teams,... more »»

U.P. Scores

February 13, 2014 U.P. more »»

Prep schedule (2/13)

February 13, 2014 Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball Munising at Superior Central, 6 Mid Peninsula at Big Bay de Noc, 7:30 Ishpeming at Escanaba, 7:30 Rapid River at North Central, 7:45 Bark River-Harris at... more »»

Pistons are failing in weak East

January 7, 2014 New year, same Pistons. Or at least it’s starting to look that way. Detroit has dropped its last four games, a streak in which its been outscored 212-149 during the second half. more »»

Yearning for more

December 30, 2013 I’ve now been at the Daily Press long enough to see an entire freshman class play their last football games as seniors. That same class is now in the midst of their last basketball season. more »»

On cue the Detroit Lions strike again

December 19, 2013 Do you pity the Lions? It’s like asking, do you pity the sad clown? I know the Detroit Lions have never really been fond of winning and have turned losing into an art form — either a dark comedy or ... more »»

 
 

 

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Hot Wheels, cold cash, lots of fun

April 30, 2014 ESCANABA — I was in a book store over the weekend when I had an opportunity to take a trip back to my childhood. more »

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