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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 »»

Area coaches deserve appreciation

November 26, 2013 As basketball season is nearly upon us, I’ve been making my yearly trip to all the schools in our coverage area. I both love and hate this time of year. more »»

Pearson, Hardwick won't be forgotten at Rapid River

November 23, 2013 Comparing players in the 8-Man game to players in the 11-Man game is a difficult proposition. It’s like comparing apples to oranges, there really isn’t a tried and true method of doing it. more »»

North Central Jets turning it around; Rockets going for state title; Eskymos driven to surpass last season

November 20, 2013 It wasn’t all that long ago that sports at North Central were an apathetic topic. more »»

8-Man football players are often overlooked

October 24, 2013 I was in the office the other day formulating my plans for the All-U.P. Football meeting that will take place Thursday, Oct. more »»

Tigers don't look like a champion

October 19, 2013 They don’t quite pass the smell test do they? There’s the old saying that if it looks like a duck and acts like a duck, it probably is a duc. more »»

...If the Suh fits

September 12, 2013 Looks like it’s open season on Ndamukong Suh once again. more »»

FORE! Surprising myself at the game of golf

July 19, 2013 HYDE — What does a longtime distance runner do when he’s on the shelf with a season-ending injury? How about playing 18 holes of golf in a four and five-man scramble? That’s what this sportswriter,... more »»

 
 

 

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Four letter words

February 18, 2014 There’s too many four letter words being thrown around these days — namely snow and cold. This winter has been a challenge for even those of us that have called the U.P. home most of our lives. more »

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