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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...

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BR-H looks to lean on experience going forward

9/22/2020 | Football | By Keith Shelton |

Thousands of student-athletes across Michigan felt the ripple effects of being denied a football season on Aug. 14 when the MHSAA announced there would be no season this fall.  What could be done about it? The returning seniors at Bark River-Harris wanted to make their voices heard. In the week following the announcement, several members of the Broncos football team...

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Kingsford records signature win over Calumet

9/19/2020 | Game Recap | By Jason Juno (Daily Globe) |

Reflecting on the wild roller coaster ride that was the second half Friday night in Calumet, the first thing that popped into Kingsford coach Mark Novara’s mind was the other roller coaster his team just got off of — the saga that was the 2020 preseason.

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Marquette offense impresses in 41-18 win over Menominee

9/19/2020 | Game Recap | By Bryce Derouin |

Even with the outcome very much in doubt, Marquette’s Kam Karp couldn’t help but express his bewilderment to QB Austin Ridl. “I didn’t know you could run that fast,” Karp said to Ridl after the QB went for a 58-yard TD run during Marquette’s 41-18 win over Menominee on Friday.

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9-18 football roundup: Negaunee, Hancock cruise to wins

9/19/2020 | Game Recap | By Staff |

The Negaunee Miners opened the season with a dominating 39-8 win over the Manistique Emeralds Friday in Negaunee. Nash Hillier led the rushing attack for Negaunee with 163 yards and two TDs on 11 carries, while Will Luke completed 2 of 4 passes for 88 yards and two TDs

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Calumet returns dynamic athletes, key linemen

9/18/2020 | Feature | 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 | Feature | 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.