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A second at first/The Red Line

June 21, 2012 This is a story about how change can be good for you. Throughout my career on the baseball and softball diamond, there was always a ‘4’ penciled next to my name in the scorebook. more »»

Taking their grudge outside/Paul Peterson

June 20, 2012 Former Michigan Tech men’s basketball coach and Horner Flooring sales representative Bill Gappy once told me that the strangest place he ever saw a basketball court installed was on a remote South... more »»

Rolling out the red carpet/The Red Line

June 14, 2012 It’s time once again to roll out the red carpet, not to shake out all the dust and pollen that collected in it during allergy season, but to enjoy a little recognition. more »»

Some legends get overlooked/Paul Peterson

June 12, 2012 While doing some recent research in the dusty files on former Houghton High athlete Ron Nettell, I realized that some sports legends sometimes fall through the cracks. more »»

One more look at U.P. Finals/The Red Line

June 7, 2012 Ever had so many things to do that you got none of them done? That’s kind of what the first 90 minutes of the U.P. Track and Field Finals feels like in Kingsford. more »»

Title IX?on time for some, late for others/Paul Peterson

June 5, 2012 It was almost exactly 40 years ago that Title IX came into being. But for some female athletes, the equal gender legislation came too late. Take the case of Sandy Manning of Trout Creek. more »»

Something to hang your hat on/The Red Line

May 31, 2012 I have a big head. And as egotistical as I may be at my worst, the previous statement is not intended to be psychological in nature. more »»

Many with Hall of Fame credentials/Paul Peterson

May 30, 2012 It is a subject that has long been a bone of contention for me. The subject is who belongs in the Upper Peninsula Sports of Hall of Fame. Now, the U.P. more »»

Where did all the players go? /Paul Peterson

May 25, 2012 It’s a question that is being asked all over the Copper Countr. more »»

With their powers combined ... /The Red Line

May 24, 2012 My background in movies that have no sports content is sadly lacking. In an effort to expand my horizons a bit, I headed to the theatre for a 3-D showing of The Avenger. more »»

The sport everyone loves to hate/The Red Line

May 17, 2012 You may have seen that Manchester City came from behind to beat Queen’s Park Rangers to win the Premier League title in Britain over the weekend at the expense of rivals Manchester United. more »»

May madness/The Red Line

May 10, 2012 I’ve written a lot about the National Hockey League over the last few weeks and how I’m enjoying watching hockey teams I hadn’t seen all season (New Jersey Devils vs. Florida Panthers). more »»

Klingbeil typifies CC?spirit/Paul Peterson

May 4, 2012 It came as no surprise to me to read that Chuck Klingbeil has taken an active role in helping Michigan Tech graduate Todd Storm prepare for a mini-camp tryout with the Detroit Lions. more »»

King of the sports world/The Red Line

May 3, 2012 Us Veales have a few verbal tics. For example, when watching baseball, I quote “Major League” reflexively. “Uh-oh, Rexy, don’t think this one’s got the distanc. more »»

Conference affiliation a must for FU/Paul Peterson

May 2, 2012 Former Suomi College (now Finlandia University) men’s basketball coach Tom Renier once told me that scheduling home games was the toughest part of his jo. more »»

Long homers always remembered/Paul Peterson

April 28, 2012 As I read the recent story by Michael Bleach about soon-to-be-inducted Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame member Jack Mugford, I couldn’t help but recall a story I ran across many years ago while... more »»

In praise of Game 7/The Red Line

April 26, 2012 You might remember my column from January about the ‘one-round rule.’ I try to avoid the playoffs for at least a round after my favorite team is eliminated as sort of a cooling-off period. more »»

Research season/The Red Line

April 19, 2012 It’s April in the Copper Country, which means for a sports editor like me there are two primary activities: waiting for the snow to melt and research. more »»

No buyer for Coyotes? So Suomi!/The Red Line

April 12, 2012 Three years ago May 7, I wrote “A home for abandoned Coyotes,” a Red Line column about my efforts to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes using funds raised from the potential acquisition of precious metal... more »»

Covering the gaps/The Red Line

April 5, 2012 One of the best decisions I’ve made recently was to make the southbound trip to Escanaba for the All-U.P. basketball meeting a two-day affai. more »»



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