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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 »»

The reward of running

July 15, 2013 Sometimes all it takes is a little push for motivation. I’m about to turn 30 next month and at the beginning of the year, decided it was time for a healthier lifestyl. more »»

Red Wings deserve the benefit of the doubt

July 3, 2013 There seems to be a slight air of disappointment among Red Wings nation this week, as it was announced Tuesday that the prize of this year’s free agent class, Vincent Lecavalier signed with the... more »»

Detroit stupidity strikes again

June 28, 2013 Joe Dumars has made a series of boneheaded moves since a stroke of genius led him to assembling the 2004 NBA title winning Detroit Pistons. There was the infamous “Human Victory Cigar” Darko Milici. more »»

It's bad times in Beantown

June 28, 2013 Sports fans in Boston have had a difficult time finding things to cheer about over the course of the past year, and this week has only added to their adversity. more »»

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 »»



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