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Matt Wellens column: Ken Godfrey once threatened to kick me out of Northern Michigan University

April 23, 2013 Sitting in my seat Saturday on the media deck of the Superior Dome, I received a familiar clutch of the shoulders while I tweeted away from the Northern Michigan University spring football game. more »»

Splits, spares and strikes: 710 series was no mistake for Virch at Superior Lanes

April 23, 2013 Maybe it was her new bowling ball. Or maybe it was competing with the best Marquette County could offer. more »»

Weather wreaking havoc on high school sports

April 21, 2013 Mother Nature must really be ticked off at something or someone. more »»

Splits, spares and strikes: Third time’s the charm for Mahaffey

April 16, 2013 Just in case he ever got another chance, Vic Mahaffey was bound and determined to not let a perfect 300 game get away from him again. more »»

U-M could be tough in 2013-14

April 14, 2013 It hurts this Michigan State University alum to say this, but here it goes: Depending how many University of Michigan basketball players leave for the NBA, the Wolverines could reach the national... more »»

Splits, spares and strikes: Challenge tourney could become new big thing

April 10, 2013 A couple of little bowling get-togethers on Sunday night might just be remembered as a historic event in Marquette County bowling circles in future years if it catches on. more »»

Committee no way to finish games

April 7, 2013 After the opening series in Minnesota to start the Major League baseball season, I’m feeling particularly uneasy about the Detroit Tigers’ closer situation. more »»

Young U.P. cagers offer optimism

March 31, 2013 I can’t wait. It has been a week since the Michigan high school basketball season has ended and already, I’m looking forward to the 2013-14 campaig. more »»

Persistence pays off for Swentik, Beck in local USBCA tournaments

March 26, 2013 If you were trying to get hold of Steve Swentik of Marquette and Don Beck of Negaunee on a February weekend, you were probably out of luck. more »»

Wings’ move to East a good plan

March 24, 2013 Members of the Detroit Red Wings and their fans got a huge Christmas present this month. more »»

Splits, spares and strikes: Pool tweaks easy-to-control ball for big night on lanes

March 19, 2013 Andy Pool is such a faithful reader of this column, he knew exactly what information I was looking for when he made bowling history last week. more »»

Lions are trying to improve

March 17, 2013 It was so obvious. After posting an embarrassing 4-12 record last season, the Detroit Lions were in need of an upgrade in talent. more »»

Armchair Quarterback: The rich get richer, not necessarily better

March 16, 2013 Just like Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania, this Armchair Quarterback came out of his post-NFL season burrow on Thursday and saw his shadow. more »»

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 »»



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