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Manske deserving of place in Hall

April 13, 2012 Mining Journal sports editor Matt Wellens and I were talking Thursday morning about the Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet scheduled for Saturday in the Great Lakes... more »»

Late-season fireworks hit Superior Lanes

April 10, 2012 Most of us are set to pack it in this bowling season, getting ready for the true spring season by shining up our golf clubs or figuring out where we tucked our shorts and tank tops in the bottom of... more »»

Northern Michigan giving fans a voice in athletic director search

April 9, 2012 It’s been 15 months since I returned to the Northern Michigan University athletics’ beat, which I originally worked for four years from 2003-07 at The North Wind and The Mining Journal as a student... more »»

Brush with a bowling legend

April 3, 2012 There he was being interviewed on TV Sunday afternoon. more »»

New NFL OT rule on target

April 1, 2012 There’s nothing better on a Sunday afternoon late in the fall than watching an NFL game on TV. For me, that’s especially true when a Detroit Lions’ contest is one of the games presente. more »»

MLB keeps spring clicking

March 29, 2012 Sometimes I run into folks in the supermarket or around town and they ask, “Boy, things must have really slowed down for you now, huh?” Yeah, they have. more »»

Bowl For Kids Sake is top fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters

March 27, 2012 What could be better than bowling a couple of games and helping out a charitable cause at the same time? That’s what Bowl For Kids Sake has offered for the past 20 years, this year being its 21st... more »»

Patience pays off for Ferris State, Minnesota-Duluth hockey programs

March 26, 2012 ASHWAUBENON — Patience has paid off for a pair of NCAA Division II schools with Division I hockey programs the past two seasons. more »»

Despite ouster, Spartans’ future bright

March 25, 2012 As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be the “kiss of death. more »»

LL registration open

March 25, 2012 MARQUETTE — Registration for the 2012 Marquette Little League baseball and softball seasons are now being taken. To register online, go to: more »»

Enforced ‘vacation’

March 24, 2012 I’ve been telling my friends and coworkers that my body made it a whole four months into my 50s before starting to fall apart. more »»

The NFL can learn from NHL

March 23, 2012 Are you nuts? A bounty? We could all end up in the clinker for this. You can’t put a bounty on a man’s head. more »»

NCAA hockey tournament predictions: Tough to pick against Boston College

March 22, 2012 Picking the 16 teams that will make the NCAA tournament for hockey is pretty easy if you can read a char. more »»

Strong schedule benefited NMU hockey team in pursuit of NCAA tournament bid

March 19, 2012 To the untrained eye, it had to be mind boggling to hear the Northern Michigan University hockey team remained in contention for an NCAA tournament berth up until 9:17 p.m. more »»

Nothing tops March

March 18, 2012 March is my favorite time of the year. I thought it might be June, July or August when I can go fishing, enjoy some sunshine and bask in warm temperatures. more »»

NCAA hockey bracketology: Wildcats chances for NCAA tourney bid improve

March 15, 2012 The good news for the Northern Michigan University hockey team last weekend: Michigan swept Notre Dame in the CCHA quarterfinals and Maine took out Merrimack in three games in a first-round Hockey... more »»

Bowl really well, or find someone else who is and join them

March 13, 2012 To the victor goes the spoils, they say in war. And apparently in bowling, to. more »»

Saints’ ‘bounty’ crossed the line

March 11, 2012 Football — especially pro football — is a violent, brutal sport. Always has been, always will be. more »»

NCAA hockey bracketology: NMU still alive for at-large bid, but barely

March 8, 2012 The Northern Michigan University hockey team suffered a potentially fatal blow this weekend in dropping a three-game, first-round CCHA playoff series at home to the lowly Bowling Green State Falcon. more »»

Ishpeming-Negaunee boys star at state meet

March 6, 2012 It had to be a thrill of a lifetime even if the state championship hardware isn’t coming home for a group of area high school bowlers over the weekend. more »»



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