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Newberry latest U.P. town to lose its bowling center

September 11, 2012 Did you feel that nip in the air Monday morning? I’ve been told by a confidential source that was just Mother Nature reminding us it’s bowling season again. more »»

U.P. football teams show a lot of class

September 9, 2012 Some thoughts on a Sunday morning: - Iron Mountain High School head football coach Ron Marttila and Manistique High School mentor Todd Kangas, as well as their players, showed a lot of class in two... more »»

Hard to figure who’s up, who’s down at start of NFL season

September 5, 2012 I’ve discovered the reason I make all the big bucks at The Mining Journal is the challenge of picking winners early in the NFL season, especially with a record number of rookie quarterbacks taking... more »»

Lions need a healthy Stafford

September 2, 2012 Quarterback Matt-hew Stafford took a tumble to the dirt in the Detroit Lions’ NFL exhibition game against the host Oakland Raiders on Aug. 25. more »»

Armchair Quarterback: Good times ahead for Lions, Packers

August 30, 2012 Have I got some good news for Packers and Lions fans! The only bad thing is that I’m the one delivering i. more »»

Column: Ostrowsky’s boldest preseason move not at QB, but on special teams

August 30, 2012 Going into the 2012 Northern Michigan University football season, it’s easy to fixate on the decision by head coach Chris Ostrowsky to go with redshirt freshman Ryan Morley over senior Cody Scepania... more »»

Coaching in these times is not a job this writer wants

August 26, 2012 Several years ago, my oldest son, Clint, suggested I help coach one of his youth hockey teams. “You know the sport and I think you’d be good at it,” he sai. more »»

Summer still alive in baseball memories

August 19, 2012 It’s almost the end of summer, I hate to say, now that we’re past the midpoint of August. more »»

NBA plan to put ads on jerseys is wrong

August 5, 2012 I can see it now, when the Detroit Pistons play their first home game of the 2013-14 season: The Palace announcer, in introducing the Pistons’ starting lineup, booms out: “For the Detroit Pistons, No. more »»

All it took was three punches

July 31, 2012 As precious seconds ticked away in a round of 32 men’s middleweight boxing bout on Saturday afternoon between the United States’ Terrell Gausha and Armenia’s Andranik Hakobyan, I lay lifelessly on m... more »»

Tigers’ roll of the dice reminiscent of ’87 trade

July 29, 2012 With apologies to the late Yogi Berra, it might be “deja vu all over again. more »»

Potential for a major headache

July 28, 2012 I mentioned in a story about a week ago, which was about local cable television availability of Detroit Lions games, that cable and broadcast TV companies usually play a game of “chicken” to see wh... more »»

UPLGA needs infusion of young blood

July 22, 2012 A decade or two ago, the Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association annual championship tournament used to draw a lot of competitors. They’d come from all over the U.. more »»

Pistons work on getting bigger, better

July 15, 2012 It’s no secret the Detroit Pistons’ lineup needs a “big” or two, a player with height who can score and rebound. Ben Wallace, at 6-foot-9, is nearly 38 years ol. more »»

Playoff expansion adds some integrity

July 14, 2012 Major League Baseball may have stumbled onto a great win-win situation with its expanded playoffs this seaso. more »»

Time for Brett Favre to man up

July 9, 2012 As temperatures have soared higher and higher in the Midwest, debate among followers of the Green Bay Packers about a certain No. 4 has heated up. more »»

Detroit in decline

July 6, 2012 I got home from a short vacation in Wisconsin the other night and I was all ready to write a recap of all the happy things that happened. more »»

LeBron’s ‘me, me, me’ a turn-off

July 1, 2012 Enough already. I get it. I really do. LeBron James is king of the universe. He’s the best thing since indoor plumbing. No one else can come close to his star powe. more »»

Nagy sets U.P. prep golf mark

June 26, 2012 Mike Nagy of Manistique erased a long-standing Upper Peninsula high school record this season en route to his third golf title in four seasons. Nagy averaged a stunning 35. more »»

Decisions can be difficult to make

June 24, 2012 Daniel Truckey is diabolical. He’s mad-scientist diobolical for putting me to the test a week ago and messing with my hea. more »»



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