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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 »»

Mantela earns coach honors, recalls lesson

July 7, 2012 ESCANABA — A message driven home by his Escanaba High School coach has been a key component in a successful track coaching career for Chris Mantela. more »»

Nagy sets U.P. golf mark; U.P. courses get attention

June 22, 2012 ESCANABA — Mike Nagy of Manistique erased a long-standing Upper Peninsula record this season en route to his third golf title in four seasons. Nagy averaged a stunning 35. more »»

U.P. track survey could affect 3200

June 15, 2012 ESCANABA — An adjustment to the format of the U.P. Track Finals is under study and we could see a change in the future. U.P. more »»

A perfect ending to a brilliant career

May 27, 2012 Editor’s Note: This article was submitted to The Daily Press for publication by Todd Dagenais, a native of Escanaba who is now head volleyball coach at University of Central Florida in Orlando. more »»

It’s never been work but it’s time to step down

May 21, 2012 ESCANABA — Agreeing to join the Marine Corps during the early stages of the Vietnam War and asking Sally to become my wife have been the biggest decisions of my life. more »»

Cage history fascinates

April 13, 2012 ESCANABA — Checking statistics is an invigorating part of sports, as a fan or a reporter, but the annual duty became more intriguing while updating this season’s basketball figures. more »»

Discount the hype, there's a Super Bowl to be played

February 3, 2012 ESCANABA — This year’s Super Bowl should be a barnburner. Forget all the hype and all the made up storylines. Throw them out the window and turn off the talking heads on ESPN. more »»

Game is no longer primary for the Super Bowl

January 27, 2012 ESCANABA — It should be a good game, but let’s be honest. That’s not why you’re going to watch it. more »»

The charm of sports

January 21, 2012 ESCANABA — One of the charms of athletic competition is the expected becomes the unexpecte. more »»

Giant letdown dooms Packers

January 20, 2012 ESCANABA — The defense fell apart, which was not surprising Sunday, at Lambeau Fiel. more »»

A different perspective on the Packers

January 20, 2012 ESCANABA — If all of you Green Bay Packers fans out there are finished crying in your beer, I have some perspective from a humble Lions fan. Don’t kill me. more »»

Playoffs heat up

January 13, 2012 ESCANABA — We’re now getting into the meat of the NFL playoffs, with three out of four games this weekend sure to be barnburners. more »»

Tough questions for U.P. sports fans

December 31, 2011 ESCANABA — Who are the most outstanding athletes in Upper Peninsula history? What are some of the most memorable moments in U.. more »»



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