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Area teams deliver softball golden age

June 6, 2013 Delta County is experiencing a softball golden age, with three local teams all playing at a very high leve. more »»

Give area coaches a break

April 19, 2013 Each year at different points in the athletic calendar, there is turnover. Coaches leaving, coaches coming in. more »»

Tigers staying focused on the task at hand

April 8, 2013 It certainly hasn’t taken Torii Hunter long to endear himself to Detroit Tigers fans. As if producing a .391 batting average at his No. more »»

Opening Day is something special

April 5, 2013 To certain people, it’s an understatement to say there is something special about Opening Day and the long-awaited return of Major League Baseball. more »»

Jason Hanson was truly a rare breed

April 5, 2013 Brian Urlacher left the Chicago Bears. Peyton Manning was cut loose by the Indianapolis Colts. Even Brett Favre moved on from Green Bay. Not Jason Hanson. more »»

Urlacher deserved better

March 22, 2013 ESCANABA – It’s a sad day to be a Chicago Bears fan. Wednesday morning, the team announced that they would be moving on without Brian Urlacher, their 13-year veteran middle linebacker. more »»

It must be tourney time

March 8, 2013 Tourney time is when the underdog shines and it reminds us all why we love sports. more »»

U.P. prep scores 3/8

March 8, 2013 Girls’ basketball Regional finals Class B Midland Bullock Creek 42, Kingsford 32 Class C Houghton 67, Ishpeming 36 Class D Forest Park 73, North Central 38 St. more »»

Prep schedule 3/8

March 8, 2013 Today’s games Hockey State semifinal Division 3 At Plymouth Sault Ste. Marie vs. Flint Powers, 2:30 Boys’ basketball District tournaments Class C Harbor Springs at Manistique, 7 Class D Engadine vs. more »»

Officials mar game

January 30, 2013 HARRIS — On paper and as far as any record will show, the Munising Mustangs beat the Bark River-Harris Broncos 49-43 Tuesday night. Unfortunately, there is more to it than that. more »»

NHL: Lockouts destroy the game

January 9, 2013 Oh? What’s that? The NHL lockout is over? Maybe it’s just me, but as diehard of an NHL and hockey fan as I am, I didn’t exactly feel an overwhelming sense of impending joy at the news when I awok... more »»

NHL: Fans hang in the balance while millionaires argue

December 13, 2012 Hockey has never really been my favorite sport. It’s not that I don’t find it interesting, or have respect for it. more »»

Bleeding blue and white

November 26, 2012 Editor's Note — Justin Marietti is an Ishpeming Hematites alum and a native of Ishpeming. more »»

This game is awesome

November 12, 2012 When I was in grade school, our teacher asked the class what we wanted to be when we grew up. My classmates had all kinds of answers. A fireman. A super hero. A princess. The President. more »»

Prepare for a lengthy winter

October 31, 2012 Miguel Cabrera struck out in the 10th inning in Game 4 of the World Series and just like that, it was Winter. more »»

Don't drop the Tigers so easily

October 31, 2012 “If we don’t win the last game of the Series, they’ll dismiss us. I know these guys, I know the way they work, and they will erase us. And everything we have done here, none of it will matter. more »»

Re-discovering prep sports

October 8, 2012 Recently retired sports editor at the Daily Press, Denny Grall once told me that when he first started here, professional sports was where his heart was, and who could blame him. more »»

Oh NHL, what are we going to do with you?

September 17, 2012 ESCANABA — Saturday afternoon, I visited my good friend, the NHL. He’s had a rough couple decades since he was put into a treatment center, the Gary Bettman home for rehabilitation. more »»

Continuing a standard of excellence

July 31, 2012 ESCANABA — Lou Holtz was once asked about the open position at Ohio State in the wake of Woody Hayes being fired. Hayes, a Buckeye legend, was revered in Columbus and is still to this day. more »»

Farewell, and thank you so much

July 27, 2012 ESCANABA — It is time to bid farewell today, a day filled with happiness and sadness. more »»



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