Republic-Michigamme competes in High School Bowl

The Republic-Michigamme Hawks played the Carney-Nadeau Wolves in the second round of High School Bowl and won by a score of 130-70. Forty schools from the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin field teams for Public TV 13’s High School Bowl tournament, now celebrating 40 years on the air. Republic-Michigamme will advance to the third round when they play Sault Ste. Marie in Game 27, scheduled to air on Feb. 17. Running from November through the championship game in April, the High School Bowl series airs on Public TV 13 Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Mondays at noon. Find more information on the 2017-2018 tournament at wnmutv.nmu.edu. Representing Republic-Michigamme, seated from left, are players Kasey Ball, team captain Andrew Olender, Justin Anthony and Sylvia Wixtrom. Standing are alternate Eli Luokkala with Coach Mary Koski. Players for Carney-Nadeau are, seated from left, Shawna Smith, Micah Strong, team captain Jordan Janofski and Samantha Seymour. Standing are alternates Lizzy Haddock and Nathan Piche with Coach Adam Cocco. High School Bowl host Jim Koski is standing at lower left. Major production funding for High School Bowl is provided by The Ray & Peg Hirvonen Foundation, and by Janice Mills of Bark River, and by the Donald & Audrey Anderson Foundation. Local support is provided by 17 Upper Peninsula Credit Unions: TruNorth Federal Credit Union, U.P. State Credit Union, Tahquamenon Area Credit Union, Soo Co-op Credit Union, Delta County Credit Union, Integra First Federal Credit Union, Upper Michigan Community Credit Union, Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union, Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union, Gogebic County Federal Credit Union, Limestone Federal Credit Union, Baraga County Federal Credit Union, Iron Mountain - Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union, Peninsula Federal Credit Union, U.P. Catholic Credit Union, Northern United Federal Credit Union and Marquette Community Federal Credit Union. Local support is also provided by Petrucelli and Waara, Attorneys at Law; in partnership with the Regional Educational Service Agencies & Intermediate School Districts of the Upper Peninsula.