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This grid season will be interesting/Paul Peterson

August 27, 2013 It seems like just last month the local football season ended. But here we are again, a full slate of high school games starting on Thursday evening. more »»

Nothing new under the NFL sun/The Red Line

August 22, 2013 For all the changes in modern football these days, things still seem rather predictable. more »»

Athletes in college deserve pay/Paul Peterson

August 20, 2013 The Johnny Manziel case currently in the court of public opinion just may open doors for college athletes in the future. more »»

Ready, aim, Fire/The Red Line

August 15, 2013 I think everyone has that list of things they’d do if they had unlimited time and money. more »»

Who were the Twilight League best?

August 13, 2013 It was only fitting that on a perfect afternoon for baseball, the subject of the very best local baseball players would come up. more »»

A dubious summer/The Red Line

August 8, 2013 As I write this, the fan is running in my apartment. It's a familiar sound, but not one that's been particularly common these days. more »»

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 »»



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