To the Journal editor:
The Ishpeming Hematite Sports Booster Club would like to congratulate the Ishpeming Hematite Varsity Football team and coaching staff on winning back to back MHSAA Division 7 state championships!
We have another special group of young men on this team and we are so proud of all of their hard work and dedication. Way to go boys!
We also want to congratulate the parents of the team. You have certainly raised a group of special young men! Thank you Coach Olson and your coaching staff for all of hard work and dedication to Ishpeming High School sports.
The boosters also must add how proud we are of our neighboring Upper Peninsula communities who put aside the local rivalries and lent their support to our boys. A special thanks to the town of Munising for the people who came out to wave and your EMS escort of the boys!
Also, our thanks go to the people in AuTrain, Negaunee and Marquette who lined the highway, waved and beeped their car horns for us. No matter who goes downstate, as long as they are a U.P. team, we Yoopers put aside our differences to root for them. The Ishpeming Hematite Sports Booster Club thanks you!
We must add a special thanks to the people of Ishpeming. It was so heartwarming to see people lining the streets, welcoming our boys home!! Thank you to Jubilee foods and All Seasons Floral for your donations, as well.
Also, we must thank the Ishpeming Schools school board and administration for all they did for the fans and the team. Lastly, but certainly not least, a big thank you to our Ishpeming firemen for supporting us through our entire season!
Rebecca Olds, secretary
On behalf of the