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Political correctness overplayed/Paul Peterson

August 6, 2013 Judging by the headlines in the last week or so, one would have thought that Riley Cooper was found guilty of the most heinous crime ever committed. more »»

Wheeling and dealing/The Red Line

August 1, 2013 Technology and media in the 21st century have spent a lot of time attempting to make the argument that great athletes are “just like us. more »»

Two setbacks in one day hard to take/Paul Peterson

July 30, 2013 It was an early August day many years ago when I had the unique experience of suffering setbacks in two different venues. more »»

Tigers not built for long run/Paul Peterson

July 23, 2013 The late and great basketball coach Al McGuire was once asked what he thought about his Marquette University men's team being ranked in the Top Five in a preseason sportwriter's pol. more »»

Space to fill, time to kill/The Red Line

July 18, 2013 Time for me to let you in on a little trick of the trade: When events happen correlates to where they go in the newspaper, and has done so since the beginning of time. more »»

Sports cards and tourneys disappear/Paul Peterson

July 16, 2013 It was the summer of 1988 and sports cards and slow-pitch softball tournaments were as hot as the record-setting heat that year. The card craze came virtually out of nowhere. more »»

SABR rattling/The Red Line

July 11, 2013 In the third marking period of my junior year at Gwinn High School, I received a C+ in my trigonometry class. Grades mattered in my family, and a C+ was a bit of a traumatic experience. more »»

There's something extra in every story/Paul Peterson

July 9, 2013 The late Yon Paananen played baseball and softball in at least seven different decades. more »»

Our sports heroes not role models/Paul Peterson

July 2, 2013 The sports headlines that greet us every day are depressing to say the least. Hardly a day passes that some professional athlete isn’t being arrested on one charge or another ... more »»

Fire the manager/The Red Line

June 27, 2013 While playing church league softball on Tuesday nights, I am occasionally recognized as 'the Gazette guy.' I am never recognized as a good athlet. more »»

A tradition dying out in northend/Paul Peterson

June 25, 2013 Driving by the baseball park in Kearsarge recently, it struck me that the field isn’t being used by any Copper Country Twilight League teams this summer. more »»

Vealies take the fifth/The Red Line

June 20, 2013 For the fifth time, we gather in an entirely metaphorical way to celebrate the “Vealies,” a time for recognizing the best in Copper Country high school sports. more »»

Sisu a hallmark of Finnish athletes/Paul Peterson

June 18, 2013 It has often been said that not everyone can be a full-time resident of the Copper Country. The region’s long and often brutal winters will certainly deter the fainthearted. more »»

A Finals argument/The Red Line

June 13, 2013 The U.P. Finals in track and field are an unparalleled occasion on the peninsula's sports calendar. more »»

Some things that really irk me in sports today/Paul Peterson

June 11, 2013 It’s one of those comments you hear all too often when you tune into Rod Allen and Maria Impemba on the Detroit Tigers televison telecast. more »»

A whole lot of weird/The Red Line

June 6, 2013 On the way out of the parking lot at Kingsford High School after Saturday's U.P. Track and Field Finals, Mike Bleach and I saw three deer in the yard of the nearby Presbyterian church. more »»

Size not prerequisite for success

June 4, 2013 It's a common perception, that in sports, size is everything. I would beg to differ. You only have to look at Jamie Dompier of Chassell High to see that dynamite often does come in small packages. more »»

Playoff hockey taketh away/The Red Line

May 30, 2013 Ever been in those moments where thoughts and emotions pull in opposite directions with equal strength and you don't know what to think? That's toda. more »»

'68 Tigers salvaged a bad year/Paul Peterson

May 28, 2013 It has often been called “a crack in the mirror of time.” The year was 1968 and it was full of just about every bad thing you could imagine. There was political unrest just about everywhere. more »»

Presented by UnderArmour/The Red Line

May 23, 2013 One of the time-honored truths I've learned about covering sports in the Copper Country is that there's always one bad track meet a year. By bad, I definitely don't mean poor in performance quality. more »»



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