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Calumet returns dynamic athletes, key linemen

9/18/2020 | Football | By Bryce Derouin |

John Croze’s successful Calumet teams have been lauded for their toughness and physicality. “Hard-nosed” and “stout” have been used regularly by opposing coaches to describe their downhill running attack and punishing run defense. So in a time of an uncertain abbreviated football season during a pandemic where the status of each game remains up in the air on a week-to-week...

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Negaunee hopeful experience gained last year can pay off

9/18/2020 | Football | By Bryce Derouin |

This week marks a year since Paul Jacobson was forced into damage control mode. By this point of the season in 2019, six two-way starters were injured, forcing Jacobson to find 12 replacement spots for the 22 starters on his offense and defense. Not ideal for a veteran senior team with deep postseason aspirations.

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Marquette led by athletic skill players

9/18/2020 | Football | By Bryce Derouin |

Marquette won the GNC title last year. Since then, there’s been a global pandemic, the cancellation of winter and spring sports, a statewide shutdown, masking mandates, football was on for this fall, then it was off, then it was possibly moved to the spring and now it’s back. So one would be forgiven if Marquette’s 4-0 run in the conference...

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Football is back: Coaches give their thoughts

9/15/2020 | Football | By Bryce Derouin |

After an offseason filled with uncertainty, Friday will mark the return of an abbreviated football season in Michigan. We talked to Calumet coach John Croze, Gwinn's Ben Olsen and Iron Mountain's Robin Marttila to get their thoughts on how the upcoming season could play out, and how they reacted to football being reinstated for 2020.

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Fall football season reinstated

9/3/2020 | Football | By Staff

Football is back. Again. This time it appears to be for good. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order allowing high school football to go forward for the fall season, with games beginning on September 18.

Boys Basketball

Waterman's Michigan Tech dreams fulfilled

8/28/2020 | Boys Basketball | By Eden Laase |

Jason Waterman was fine with not playing basketball. He had an incredible career at Negaunee, reaching the 1,000-point mark as a senior, and being coached by his father for four seasons.  He was OK hanging it up after high school — at least, that’s what he told himself.