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A long time coming: Negaunee's Erik Salminen's journey to the field

A long time coming: Negaunee's Erik Salminen's journey to the field

A long time coming: Negaunee's Erik Salminen's journey to the field

10/3/2019 | Feature | By Eden Laase |

Sixteenth birthday parties are one of the apexes of being a teenager, right next to prom and high school graduation. When Erik Salminen turned 16 he had all the pieces of the perfect day: he had a cake, his family sang happy birthday, and his grandma hand-delivered a card that said he had a car waiting for him. A car,...

Hard-nosed Studebaker anchors both lines for Calumet

Hard-nosed Studebaker anchors both lines for Calumet

10/23/2019 | Feature | By Eden Laase |

It’s easy to find Alex Studebaker after a Calumet football game. Just look for the crowd of students, huddled up and waiting their turn for a photo with the lineman. He looks like a local celebrity but assures that isn’t...

How Marquette's Austin Ridl found his comfort zone

How Marquette's Austin Ridl found his comfort zone

9/20/2019 | Feature | By Bryce Derouin |

At first glance, Austin Ridl isn’t going to overwhelm you. He looks every bit like a developing high school sophomore who is still growing into his body. Imposing gridiron presence he is not. But when he picks up a football,...

How LL-H's Carter Crouch is playing on a torn ACL

How LL-H's Carter Crouch is playing on a torn ACL

9/25/2019 | Feature | By Eden Laase |

He can’t seem to sit still. There are too many things to do and even more to think about. Carter Crouch fidgets with his hands, while his pale blue eyes dart around, fixating only momentarily on various aspects of the...

Boys Basketball

Everything you need to know about 'One Minute': The Iron Mountain Basketball documentary

1/11/2020 | Boys Basketball | By Staff

Recently, we announced our collaboration with Mountain Media Works to shoot a documentary entitled 'One Minute,' where we look to tell the story of the Iron Mountain boys basketball team as it looks to capture a state title following last season's runner-up finish. We understand that some may have questions, or may be looking to contribute, so we compiled this...

Boys Basketball

Pietrantonio steps up for Iron Mountain

1/11/2020 | Boys Basketball | By Eden Laase |

When you look at Jake Dumais and Bryce Pietrantonio the visual differences are striking. Dumais is 6-5, thin and lanky with olive-toned skin and tightly cut curly brown hair. Pietrantonio is a stocky, strong 6-1 with shaggy-white blonde hair that’s brushed back with a headband. Confusing the two is an impossibility, yet they are called upon to do the same...

Boys Basketball

How Matt and Travis Ojala are forging their own paths

12/31/2019 | Boys Basketball | By Eden Laase |

As people, we are often defined by our connections to others. Who our parents are, our spouses, our siblings, our friends, our enemies. Without ever meaning to, society builds a web for us based on who we know, and our identities are formed. Who you are is who you know. And who you know — well — that isn’t something...

Boys Basketball

Jason Waterman scores 1,000 points for Negaunee

12/20/2019 | Boys Basketball | By Eden Laase |

You know the saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”? Well, Dan Waterman tends to take the opposite approach. There’s no room for niceties and frivolous compliments when he’s coaching. Sure, he will yell out praise after hustle plays or great rebounds, but constructive criticism is generally more his style. And no one...

Boys Basketball

Toughness, development of new core key for Marquette

12/13/2019 | Boys Basketball | By Eden Laase |

If you’re looking for familiar faces from Marquette’s rotation last season, the list is short. It starts with Drew Wyble, ends with John Thomson and has no one in between. With the graduation of Marius Grazulis, Raffy Millado, Bryce Brazeau, Brendan Kaski, Ethan Martysz and Liam Darr, and the departure of Luke Ogea to study music at Interlochen, there are...

Boys Basketball

How Iron Mountain dealt with the adversity from last season's state final

12/13/2019 | Boys Basketball | By Bryce Derouin |

Initially, Tony Feira actually thought he traveled. Marcus Johnson was in a daze of shock. Even eight months later, the players involved in two of the most controversial plays in state finals history have a tone of disbelief when recalling the dramatic moments of last season’s Division 3 state final. “It was tough,” Johnson said. “I’d probably have to say...