Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

30 years ago

ISHPEMING — Jim’s IGA Tier II mites of the Ishpeming-Negaunee Iron Range Hockey Association recently captured the 1989 Marquette Mite Invitational Tournament “B” Championship. The mites squad also claimed the Marquette and Ishpeming-Negaunee League Championship with a 12-2 league record and 29-15 overall mark. Members of the team are: Cory Goldsworthy, Justin Koski, Brad Peterson, Justin Kinnunen, Eric Korpi, Chris Thompson, Sarah Akers, Andy Johnson, Jared Kinnunen, Mike Rowe, Mike Pynnonen, Joe Mongiat, Pete Goldsworthy, assistant coach; Jerry Akers, assistant coach; and Gerry Koski, head coach.

90 years ago

NEGAUNEE — There is little likelihood that Negaunee will have a city baseball team during the coming season according to all available information. An amateur organization, to be known as the Rexalls, is planning to enter the Inter-County Amateur league and from all present indications, it will be the city’s only diamond representative. Officials of the Negaunee Athletic association stated that no plans had been made to send delegates to the annual spring meeting of the Upper Peninsula Baseball association, scheduled to be held tomorrow afternoon in the Elks clubrooms. Interest in semi-pro and amateur baseball has been on the wane here several years and baseball enthusiasts have faced a discouraging situation. For the past two years, from one to three players including a pitcher, have been hired. Attendance at most of the home games last season was so poor that difficulty was experienced in pay the visiting team’s expenses.