Entries for 'Upper Peninsula'
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Thirty years ago this spring, John Payment became an unlikely part of Michigan high school track & field history.
In some respects, it almost seems like yesterday the Brimley High School senior soared 7-feet, 1 inch, to set an MHSAA Finals high jump record that sti...Continue Reading
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Ever since softball became part of the Escanaba High School athletic program in 1997, it has been among the best and most consistent offerings in the state.
Last year the Eskymos confirmed their elite prep status by winning the MHSAA Division 2 title, and they again ar...Continue Reading
Friday, March 8, 2019
A group of female athletes at North Central High School hopes to accomplish something no other girls basketball team at its school has done since 1980.
Bring home a Regional championship trophy.Continue Reading
Monday, February 25, 2019
Two weeks have passed since the team season ended for Upper Peninsula wrestling teams.
Although, that doesn't mean it's over for all U.P. wrestlers.Continue Reading
Friday, February 8, 2019
Rankings are nice, but the Brimley boys are looking for more as they roll through this basketball season.
The Bays, sitting No. 1 statewide in The Associated Press' Division 4 poll, are well aware of the challenges in store for them during the postseason – w...Continue Reading
Thursday, December 20, 2018
The Westwood Patriots do not have a senior on their girls basketball roster and only two players stand as tall as 5-foot-9.
But don’t overlook this team.Continue Reading
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Small school. Big tradition.
That’s pretty much the way it is at Chassell High School, which captured both the girls and boys Upper Peninsula Division 3 cross country championships Oct 20 at Munising.Continue Reading
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Elyse Olivier has come full circle in her love for tennis.
The Marquette High School junior has been playing since eighth grade, but as part of a huge tennis family she was not into the sport until the past couple of years.Continue Reading
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
There have been a ton of awards and accomplishments recognizing the high school career of Laura Lyons, but the recent Lake Linden-Hubbell graduate remains extremely well grounded.
"I have to prioritize. You have to focus on things you want to do," she said, listing sch...Continue Reading
Thursday, April 26, 2018
A wide variety of animals exist as high school mascots in Michigan. You can also watch a variety of fighters prowl the sidelines, from Patriots to Warriors, Titans to Swordsmen, to Nimrods and Roughriders, Crusaders and Fighting Irish, and Knights and Trojans and Gladia...Continue Reading
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Small school. Huge tradition.
That’s pretty much the way it is with the boys basketball program at Dollar Bay, a high school of 100 students in this tiny community in the Keweenaw Peninsula.Continue Reading
Friday, February 23, 2018
In 1988, the MHSAA Team Wrestling Finals were reunified with both peninsulas competing for the same championships.
But before 2008, Upper and Lower Peninsula wrestlers still competed for separate individual titles – making for far less matchups between the ...Continue Reading
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Mark Branstrom was a prolific scorer when he played at Perkins High School more than 40 years ago.
Now, as coach of the Mid Peninsula Wolverines – the consolidated school that grew out of Perkins and Rock high schools in 1977 – defense has been the calling ...Continue Reading
Friday, December 22, 2017
You would think it difficult to be a 6-foot-7 athlete and weigh 235 pounds and not be known outside your home area.
It can happen. And it did happen.Continue Reading
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Daisy Englund had a couple of very reachable goals when she began this fall’s Upper Peninsula cross country championship race.
The Rock Mid-Peninsula freshman wanted to finish ahead of her running partner and teammate Landry Koski and get into the top 15 placers ...Continue Reading
Thursday, October 12, 2017
A new coach is at the helm, but the tradition of excellent volleyball has carried on at Calumet High School.
The Copper Kings (27-6-2) are ranked sixth in the Class C state coaches poll this week as Matt Laho has added to the success established over the past 20 years ...Continue Reading
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Three yards and a cloud of dust. That was the highly successful version of football applied by veteran Ohio State coach Woody Hayes as big bruisers dominated the game.
It certainly is not the preferred style on the fields of 8-player football. Nope, this version is muc...Continue Reading
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
With golf courses like TimberStone, Greywalls and Sweetgrass already ranked among the best in Michigan, and Sage Run expected to join that list soon, Upper Peninsula golf is becoming increasingly high class.
Also contributing are some quality golfers past and present. ...Continue Reading
Thursday, April 13, 2017
The North Central Jets are champions.
Of the billions of words longtime Upper Peninsula reporter and editor Dennis Grall has typed on keyboards over the years, he says none are more appropriate or more true than "The North Central Jets are champions."Continue Reading
Friday, March 10, 2017
It was a celebration nearly fit for a king Sunday as the city of Manistique welcomed home its first MHSAA Finals champion.
Senior Tanner Gonzalez became the first Manistique wrestler to capture an individual title by taking a 5-4 double-overtime decision from Dansville...Continue Reading