Entries for 'Upper Peninsula'

Undefeated Calumet Upholding Tradition

Undefeated Calumet Upholding Tradition
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Over nearly two decades, Calumet has developed a tradition of excellence in high school volleyball. First-year coach Kate Bonacorsi remembers what it was like during the early years.
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Carney-Nadeau Serving Up Fast Start

Carney-Nadeau Serving Up Fast Start
Sunday, October 11, 2020
It has often been said practice makes perfect. So far that has applied to the Carney-Nadeau Wolves, who have won all 10 of their volleyball meets this season. 
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Soaring Eagles Score Big with Record Range

Soaring Eagles Score Big with Record Range
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The Hannahville Nah Tah Wahsh boys basketball team likes to play uptempo and has a knack for hitting 3-point field goals. The Soaring Eagles excelled at both on their home court Feb. 5 when they sank an Upper Peninsula-record 24 3-point shots in a 73-39 triumph over No...
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Escanaba Vaults Into Historic Opportunity

Escanaba Vaults Into Historic Opportunity
Thursday, February 20, 2020
The Escanaba gymnasts will enter uncharted territory March 7 when they make their first Regional appearance as a team at Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills. The Eskymos qualified Jan. 10 by winning a triangular meet at Marquette with 120.7 points, meeting the MHSAA requirement ...
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Rivals Benefit by Combining Mat Forces

Rivals Benefit by Combining Mat Forces
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Most Bark River-Harris and Powers North Central athletic teams have been fierce rivals for decades. The situation is much different in wrestling, however, as the two schools combined forces for the first time this winter through a co-op venture.
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Record Runner Helps Revive Manistique

Record Runner Helps Revive Manistique
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Schyler Andersen had no idea what he had just accomplished. The senior running back may have known he rushed for 126 yards in Manistique's 54-21 loss in the regular-season finale at Lake Linden-Hubbell on Oct. 26. What he didn't know right away is he had set the school...
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Brimley Jumper's Leap Soars On as Finals Best

Brimley Jumper's Leap Soars On as Finals Best
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...
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Talented Escanaba Pursuing Title Repeat

Talented Escanaba Pursuing Title Repeat
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...
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North Central Nearing Regional Opportunity

North Central Nearing Regional Opportunity
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.
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Delta County's Best Prep for Ford Field

Delta County's Best Prep for Ford Field
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.
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Undefeated Brimley Primed for Big Time

Undefeated Brimley Primed for Big Time
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...
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Westwood Sets Sights on Past Heights

Westwood Sets Sights on Past Heights
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.
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Plenty Propels Chassell Championship Chase

Plenty Propels Chassell Championship Chase
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.
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Olivier Adds to Family Success on Court

Olivier Adds to Family Success on Court
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.
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Lyons Shows Way to All-Around Success

Lyons Shows Way to All-Around Success
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...
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Flivver Finds Home at Home of the Flivvers

Flivver Finds Home at Home of the Flivvers
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...
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Dollar Bay Adding to UP's D Dominance

Dollar Bay Adding to UP's D Dominance
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.
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Newberry Finalists Relish Title Opportunity

Newberry Finalists Relish Title Opportunity
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 ...
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Branstrom-Led Mid Pen Built to Play Big

Branstrom-Led Mid Pen Built to Play Big
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 ...
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Jake Witt: the UP's Best-Kept Secret

Jake Witt: the UP's Best-Kept Secret
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.
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