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Always keeping busy

June 9, 2015 I got into sports writing when I was a freshman at Lakeland Colleg. more »»

Faster than a speeding bullet

June 4, 2015 Over the course of my writing career, I have tried to be judicious in my use of superlatives. After all, my professional career spans roughly 8 1/2 years, about 6 3/4 of them in the Copper Country. more »»

Some memories still linger

June 3, 2015 Someone asked me recently how could I recall an event that took place many, many years ago. My answer was that I didn't remember all of them — just a select few. more »»

Kane able for Hawks

June 2, 2015 Sunday I spent the day recovering from one of the most intense experiences I have ever had, the Upper Peninsula Track and Field Finals in Kingsfor. more »»

A little bit of random rambling

May 27, 2015 Back in the day when I first started writing about sports columns, I titled my first offerings as Random Ramblings. more »»

Some Counsell for the Crew

May 21, 2015 Over the years, I've churned out a ton of columns about the Detroit Tigers, and after impotent performances on Tuesday and Wednesday, I was dangerously close to another. more »»

‘Deflategate’ is small potatoes

May 20, 2015 All the fuss over the so-called Deflategate is really just small potatoes when it comes to the history of cheating in sports. more »»

2015 seniors first class

May 14, 2015 Many local seniors (that's senior students, not senior citizens) will be finishing the academic portions of their high school careers this week. more »»

Patience really a virtue

May 13, 2015 It has often been said that patience is a virtue. Now, I would be the first to tell you that patience is a word that has never existed in my vocabulary. more »»

Baseball, softball teach life lessons

May 12, 2015 After having had two weeks to reflect, I am excited to say that I have enjoyed covering the spring slate of high school sports. more »»

Good grief

May 7, 2015 Everyone has that children's book that they read a hundred times. more »»

Fastpitch and baseball returning

May 6, 2015 With the improving weather and some welcome days of sunshine, the thoughts of many people go back to the days of fast-pitch softball. more »»

Six feet under

April 30, 2015 The Detroit Red Wings' 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins an uncertain summer for Michigan hockey fans. more »»

NFL Draft and Oscars alike

April 29, 2015 After being bombarded with information on the National Football League draft coming up this week, I've come to the conclusion that it has a lot in common with the annual Academy Awards. more »»

This is your brain on sports

April 23, 2015 Over the course of this National Hockey League playoff tournament, I've seen many commercials, but one offering from Miller Lite is particularly amusing. more »»

Independent sports suffer setback

April 22, 2015 When the organizers of the Negaunee Invitational Tournament (better known as the NIT) decided to hang it up after five decades, it marked the latest setback for independent sports  in the Upper... more »»

The road goes through Montreal

April 16, 2015 My mother grew up in Maine and I grew up in the Upper Peninsula, so if you draw a line between one and the other, you'll find the easiest way to get from one place to the other is by going through... more »»

A spring of promise unraveled

April 15, 2015 Just about every spring I can recall started the same way. The snowbanks of another long winter gradually dwindled down to mud puddles. more »»

Pieces of the puzzle

April 14, 2015 In the last week, we have seen Major League Baseball have Opening Da. more »»

Hoop tidbits

April 9, 2015 With the release of the All-U.P. basketball teams last weekend, the winter of 2014-15 is officially over — at least athletically if not climatologically. more »»



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