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Briggs, Buckmaster strike lanes gold

March 30, 2015 Making some adjustments to their games helped lead to lanes gold for a pair of area bowlers within minutes of each other last week. more »»

Saints’ uptempo style hard to counter

March 29, 2015 It’s not like I’m unfamiliar with the St. Ignace High School girls basketball team. more »»

Evermore common 900 still a special feat

March 23, 2015 I thought I’d share a few bowling tidbits today that I’ve collected over the past few months from the Associated Press news and sports service. more »»

High school fans can be boisterous

March 22, 2015 After covering Upper Peninsula prep basketball for 42 years, it’s no secret to me how passionate fans are for the sport. During tournament time, peninsula fans are particularly rabid. more »»

Seniors now taking center stage

March 16, 2015 The “juniors” — as in high schoolers — took center stage on the bowling lanes throughout February and into March, a good thing as they are the future of our sport. more »»

Loss of Suh will hurt Lions

March 15, 2015 Last season, the Detroit lions had the No. 2 overall defense in the NFL — No. 1 against the run. Tackle Ndamukong Suh was a major reason for that, of course. He recorded 8. more »»

Starrine, Rose give themselves surprises

March 9, 2015 Two area bowlers gave themselves an end-of-February surprise over a recent weekend in centers located more than 150 miles apart. On Feb. more »»

8 area bowlers make high school state finals

March 2, 2015 The numbers were eerily similar to high school wrestling at the MHSAA bowling regionals held Friday and Saturday at three downstate locations for area school. more »»

Storming the court a danger to teams

March 1, 2015 It’s something that happens every season. Many times, in fact. So-so Team B upsets powerful Team A at home and delirious fans rush the field or the court to celebrate. more »»

Sandberg, Ayotte join together on lanes

February 23, 2015 It’s been a busy week on the bowling front, but it’s all good news, so bear with me as I’m still sorting it all out. more »»

Punish adults, not Little League players

February 22, 2015 At a time last summer when professional sports was rife with scandals — the NFL, for example — there was a feel-good story on the amateur level that couldn’t help but make you smile. more »»

Peterson steady as top U.P. boys bowler

February 16, 2015 Ishpeming-Negaunee bowler Hunter Peterson didn’t just learn about, but put to good use the adage “to the steady goes the race.” Peterson had to bowl 14 games on Feb. more »»

Corcoran’s suspension warranted?

February 15, 2015 High school administrators have the right to demand their coaches adhere to a certain code of conduct. The coaches are representatives of the school. They should conduct themselves accordingly. more »»

Loonsfoot competes with the ‘big’ boys

February 9, 2015 He didn’t get past the first round of qualifying, but Chris Loonsfoot said he had a positive experience bowling in the U.S. more »»

Bowling on TV goes live for next 2 weeks

February 2, 2015 Football is now completely over and done, mercifully after that stupid pass call at the end of the game by Seattle blew their back-to-back Super Bowl championships on Sunday night and made me look... more »»

Coaches’ box rule needs enforcing

February 1, 2015 It’s right there in the Michigan High School Athletic Association 2014-15 “Coaches Guidebook” in Appendix F under basketball, Section II (A): “A 14-foot coaching box for regular season and tournamen... more »»

Mattison sparks Wildcats

February 1, 2015 MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team needed overtime to do it, but came away with an 88-79 victory over visiting Northwood in GLIAC play Saturday. more »»

Patriots responsible for footballs they use

January 29, 2015 Every year that I’ve had the privilege of sitting in the Mining Journal Barcalounger as the Armchair Quarterback, I’ve taken a look at the silly bets Las Vegas and online sites offer to gambler. more »»

Virch’s practice makes him perfect

January 26, 2015 Practice really does make perfect, at least it can on the bowling lanes. more »»

Players should do better on boards

January 25, 2015 When I was a teenager, I played some organized basketball. Nothing higher in high school than junior varsity ball. I could have played varsity, but chose not to. That’s a whole different stor. more »»



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