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Mutineers start off strong

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Mutineers are off to a fast start in Great Lake Hockey League action, sitting tied for first early in the 2018-19 season. Following a pair of wins last weekend at home, the Mutineers have six points with three wins and a single loss. The GLHL is a full-contact, ...

Tennis night planned for Tuesday

MARQUETTE — A free youth tennis night is planned from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vandenboom Gymnasium for children 7-11 years. No prior experience is necessary, racquets are available to use. Registration is required by Sunday via email or text, with Josh Kitto at 906-373-7139 or email ...

There was no joy in coach’s firing

Several people asked me if, as a Green Bay Packers fan, I was happy with the firing of Packer coach Mike McCarthy. And the answer is no, happy isn’t the word. It just isn’t in me to be gleeful at the dismissal of a coach who gave so much and did well more often than not. He’s a human ...

Football picks have led to renewed NFL jones-ing

The weeks fly by sometimes, don’t they? It’s crazy that December is just about here and the NFL season is in week 13 and it’s time to pick this week’s games already. It had been quite a few years since Armchair Quarterback was part of my weekly work. With our reigning ACQB Steve ...

Sports briefs

MSHS to help diabetes awareness MARQUETTE — November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and the U.P. Diabetes Outreach Network is teaming up with Marquette Senior High School Athletics, the Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan to raise ...

Special stop: FSD tour visits Jacobetti Home

A statewide tour made a special stop at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette on Veterans Day. Former Lion Herman Moore and FOX Sports Detroit are traveling the state on the Football Week in Michigan Tour, presented by Kroger. The travelers visited with veterans and then stayed to attend ...

Sometimes picks are quick, sometimes they receive much consideration

It’s awesome to be able to report that Steve Brownlee, the actual Armchair Quarterback, is recuperating nicely from his triple bypass surgery. In fact, when he provided his picks this week, he was talking while taking a mile long walk. It was chilly, he said, but it felt good to get outside ...

These players were honored, too

MARQUETTE — The names of players chosen by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association for Honorable Mention and Special Mention on the All-U.P. honors list were not published as yet. Here are the winners: Large school Special mention: Jarrod Stackey, Brendan Harris, ...

Tourney in Carney

MARQUETTE — The Carney-Nadeau Invitational “Early Bird” Men’s Basketball Tournament is planned for Dec. 1-2 at the Carney-Nadeau High School Gym. Entry deadline is Nov. 27. This year’s tournament will be double elimination with a limit of 12 teams. The winning team will be awarded a ...

Bowling

Rock River Lanes T and T Ladies League Nov. 6 High IND Game: Nellie Elenbaas 217 High IND Series: Nellie Elenbaas 554 High Team HCP Game: U P Propane 822 High Team HCP Series: U P Propane 2259 Bowler of the Week this week is Noreen Maki. Her average is 119. She bowled a 101, 190, ...

Pool

Negaunee Men’s Pool League Results from Nov. 7: Cascade II (7) - Cascade I (17); Pasquali’s I (19)- Pasquali’s III (5); Pasquali’s II (7) - Eagles II (17); Pasquali’s IV (4)- Smarties (20) Kerry Sorenson (Pasquali’s 1) had a “break and run” Results from Oct. ...

Tourney champs

Coach Jon Nebel’s Marquette Bantam AA Legion Jr Wildcats are off to a hot start this hockey season. The Legion took home the gold recently competing in the Boo in the Soo Tourney held in St Ignace. Legion defeated the Soo GreyHounds in the Championship Game by the score of 7-0. Cole Ranta ...

GNC champions

The Marquette Senior High School girls varsity tennis team captured the Great Northern Conference tennis title for the seconnd year in a row. Front row from left: Natalie Robinia, Kaeleigh Talbacka, Carly Sandstrom, Ashlee Tripp and Sydney Kivi. Back: Coach Derek Sandstrom, Haddie ...

District champions

Munising High School won the girls volleyball district title. Front row from left: Cheyenne Graves, Emily Contreras, Kaila Cotey, Autumn Sturgis, Audree Hines. Back Row L to R: Asst. Coach - Ann Crandell-Williams, Taylin Behning, Megan Matson, Crystal Murdock, Sydney Curtis, Daryn Johnson, ...

SC’s Fink, Groulx nab UPSSA 8-Player awards

MARQUETTE — The majority of the football programs around the Central U.P. play at the 11-player level, so sometimes 8-player teams like Superior Central can sometimes get disregarded. However, two Cougars did get recognized for their accomplishments at the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and ...

Hard to keep faith in some NFL teams: Recuperating ACQB makes week 10 picks

Many have asked how our Armchair Quarterback Steve Brownlee is doing after having triple bypass surgery recently. The answer is he’s doing pretty well. He’s recuperating with the help of his family right now but took a few minutes to convey his NFL picks for this week. Just like last ...

Battle of the unbeatens: Ishpeming will host Breckenridge this Saturday

ISHPEMING — To say the Ishpeming football team is clicking right now might be an understatement. The Hematites are just flat-out dominant on both sides of the field and it doesn’t look like that’s going to stop anytime soon. Ishpeming blew past an injury-plagued Gwinn team in the ...

Mustangs, Emeralds in regional action

Munising’s Kaila Cotey and Taylor Downs compete for a Rapid River dig in the third set of the District Championship Game Saturday. District champ Munising plays tonight in the MHSAA Division 4 regional tournament at Westwood. In the first semifinal, Carney-Nadeau takes on Wakefield-Marenisco ...