Westwood’s Kurt Corcoran joins the Upbeat podcast

1/14/2019 | Podcast | By Staff


Reaction: Gov. Whitmer suggests MHSAA switches fall, spring seasons

7/1/2020 | Column | By Bryce Derouin

With the state of the high school sports season in flux due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently proposed an alternative schedule: move select fall sports to the spring, and have traditional spring sports take place this fall. Whitmer’s suggestion would delay the upcoming football season to the spring. “I’m also calling on the Michigan High School Athletic...

Ironwood's Pete Lewinski retires as school's all-time leading winner

6/22/2020 | Feature | By Jason Juno (Daily Globe)

Three years after Pete Lewinski moved back home to Ironwood, both the girls and boys varsity coaching jobs opened up. That was in 1992. Some 28 years, seven conference coach of the year awards, eight district championships, six conference titles and two UP teams of the year later, and Lewinski is calling it a career. What a career it was....

How reigning spring champs got on without sports

6/15/2020 | Feature | By Eden Laase

Escanaba’s Nicole Kamin was looking forward to her softball season. For Negaunee’s Emily Paupore, it was track. North Central’s Bryson Mercier was ready to get back on the golf course.  These three are premier talents in their respective sports, and despite their different schools and different ages, they were all met with the same issue: COVID-19.