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Unusual conditions of time off, identical balls help elite bowlers

March 13, 2013 Scott Salminen has completed a trifecta of U.S. Bowling Congress honor scores this season. more »»

No one practices the shots they should

March 10, 2013 Some observations and opinions after two weeks of high school boys and girls basketball tournament play: - It never ceases to amaze me that during pregame or halftime warmups, the “bigs” on teams, i. more »»

Ishpeming-Negaunee fares well at MHSAA bowling finals

March 6, 2013 The Ishpeming-Negaunee high school bowling teams did everything except win a state championship downstate last weekend. more »»

How about Marquette ‘Big Red?’

March 3, 2013 There are three high schools in the Upper Peninsula that have proudly sported American Indian logos and-or nicknames for decades: The Marquette Senior High School Redmen, the Gladstone Braves and... more »»

PBA TV episodes are entertaining despite lack of live shows

February 28, 2013 Today’s column has been two months in the making — at least it’s been stewing in the back of my mind for that lon. more »»

Remember to practice good sportsmanship this postseason, not just free throws

February 24, 2013 This time of year, the Michigan High School Athletic Association makes a major push to stress sportsmanship at athletic events. more »»

Slump blown up with huge night on lanes

February 19, 2013 Glenn Ayotte and I were bowling about 15 miles apart at the same time Wednesday night, Glenn at Country Lanes in Ishpeming and myself at Superior Lanes in Marquette. more »»

New NCAA rule must be approved

February 17, 2013 It falls into the “what took so long?” category. more »»

Even the best bowlers need a breakthrough

February 12, 2013 Last week was the time to break through for a couple of area bowlers you might not think would need a breakthrough. more »»

Why not hold NMU and high school basketball games at the Superior Dome?

February 10, 2013 It came up during an informal roundtable discussion concerning “Memories of Hedgcock” Fieldhouse Wednesday night at the Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University. more »»

Still room to improve for bowlers shooting 300, 299

February 5, 2013 Justin Stephens and Vic Mahaffey were bowling on adjacent pairs of lanes at Superior Lanes in Marquette on Friday night. more »»

Red Wings need quality forward

February 3, 2013 While watching the Detroit Red Wings lose 2-1 in overtime to the Chicago Blackhawks last Sunday, I came away with a realization. more »»

Bored with the Super Bowl?

January 31, 2013 Aaaah, the culmination of a long season that since the start of training camps in mid-July has lasted close to 6¢ months. more »»

Coach knows where to find good advice

January 29, 2013 Bob Holm wasn’t going to turn down a little advice from a fellow bowling coac. more »»

World of sports can be bizarre

January 27, 2013 Maybe the planets are aligned in a strange way or the moon is in a rare phase. Whatever the reason, it has been a wild couple of weeks. Not just the recent cold snap we experienced, either. more »»

Salminen shows why he’s among area’s elite bowlers

January 22, 2013 Just when I thought the rest of us had a chance, Scott Salminen proved last week why he’s among the area’s true elite. more »»

It’s hard to go unbeaten

January 20, 2013 Lake Linden-Hubbell High School’s boys basketball team is enjoying a special distinction today. more »»

Picking NFL winners is a real chore

January 17, 2013 Serenity now, serenity now ... I’m just going to repeat this to myself as I watch Sunday’s NFL conference championship games that will decide who plays in the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. more »»

On the lanes, age doesn’t limit excellence

January 15, 2013 Zach Scott of Marquette and Ken Maki of Ishpeming showed it’s never too late — or too early — to reach the pinnacle of bowlin. more »»

Expect NHL players to get off to slow start

January 13, 2013 NHL games should begin Saturday after a 113-day lockout by the owners in a collective bargaining agreement dispute. That’s the good news. more »»



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