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Time for Brett Favre to man up

July 9, 2012 As temperatures have soared higher and higher in the Midwest, debate among followers of the Green Bay Packers about a certain No. 4 has heated up. more »»

Detroit in decline

July 6, 2012 I got home from a short vacation in Wisconsin the other night and I was all ready to write a recap of all the happy things that happened. more »»

LeBron’s ‘me, me, me’ a turn-off

July 1, 2012 Enough already. I get it. I really do. LeBron James is king of the universe. He’s the best thing since indoor plumbing. No one else can come close to his star powe. more »»

Nagy sets U.P. prep golf mark

June 26, 2012 Mike Nagy of Manistique erased a long-standing Upper Peninsula high school record this season en route to his third golf title in four seasons. Nagy averaged a stunning 35. more »»

Decisions can be difficult to make

June 24, 2012 Daniel Truckey is diabolical. He’s mad-scientist diobolical for putting me to the test a week ago and messing with my hea. more »»

On playoffs, 3-pointers and prevent defense

June 23, 2012 While the NBA Finals are still fresh in my mind, I have a few observations about sports in general, basketball in particular and the pros to be the most exact. more »»

A second chance at first base

June 22, 2012 This is a story about how change can be good for you. Throughout my career on the baseball and softball diamond, there was always a ‘4’ penciled next to my name in the scorebook. more »»

NMU women's hoops coach Mattson excited about Finnish recruit

June 17, 2012 It can now be said Troy Mattson will literally go to great lengths to improve his Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team. Even reaching out to Tampere, Finlan. more »»

One-sided arguments

June 16, 2012 A little bit goes a long way. I entered that quotation — in quotations — as a Google Internet search the other day and got a funny answer as the No. 1 result — blog.smartypig. more »»

Red Wings will miss Lidstrom

June 10, 2012 We were jointly preparing dinner on one of my rare nights off from work when The Lovely Linda Lou asked me how my day went. “Not very good,” I replied in the saddest voice I could muste. more »»

Hey MHSAA, help a sports editor out!

June 7, 2012 We’ve all heard the old saying, “You never know what you have until it’s gone. more »»

Forrest Karr will have immediate impact on Northern Michigan University sports

May 30, 2012 If fans of Northern Michigan University athletics expect new athletic director Forrest Karr to bring a few new video boards with him from Fairbanks for the Berry Events Center and Superior Dome,... more »»

U.P Finals in track is special

May 27, 2012 This coming Saturday, the Upper Peninsula’s premier high school sporting event will be held in Kingsford. I’m referring, of course, to the annual U.P. Track and Field Finals. Years ago, when the U.. more »»

Tigers should be better

May 20, 2012 The Detroit Red Wings’ early exit in the Stanley Cup playoffs was disappointing enough. The Detroit Tigers’ lackluster performance to date may be even more disappointing. more »»

Soccer holds unique place in American culture

May 17, 2012 You may have seen that Manchester City came from behind to beat Queen’s Park Rangers to win the Premier League title in Britain over the weekend at the expense of rivals Manchester United. more »»

President Les Wong was a strong supporter of Northern Michigan athletics

May 15, 2012 A reader walked into The Mining Journal one day last summer during college hockey’s conference realignment saga to discuss Northern Michigan University athletics with me. more »»

Get rid of the Pro Bowl

May 13, 2012 Is there any more worthless a sporting event than the NFL Pro Bowl game? I mean, come on. It means absolutely nothing. more »»

Redettes bring back softball title from Wisconsin

May 13, 2012 By Journal Sports Staff PESHTIGO, Wis. — Coach Paul Seibert had his Marquette Senior High School softball Redettes focus on hitting in practice this past week. It paid off in a big way Saturday. more »»

Miners roll to victory in Kingsford Invitational tennis tourney

May 13, 2012 KINGSFORD — Winning all seven flights it placed in the finals, the Negaunee High School tennis team captured the Kingsford Invitational on Saturday. more »»

Hancock sweeps Blues in Legion doubleheader

May 13, 2012 HANCOCK — The Hancock Post 186 American Legion baseball team earned a split of the Mid-Pen League regular season series with the Marquette Blues Saturday, sweeping a doubleheader 10-9 and 6-1 at... more »»



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