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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 »»

Summer that wasn't ended era/Paul Peterson

May 22, 2013 If you played in any level of baseball or softball in the Copper Country in 1992, the chances are good that you wore an extra layer of clothing under your uniform. more »»

A bad column/The Red Line

May 16, 2013 I haven't watched the Tigers much lately. The National Hockey League playoffs have a lot to do with thi. more »»

Lions drafts provide comic relief/Paul Peterson

May 14, 2013 The Detroit Lions never fail to amaze their long-suffering fan base. The National Football League team has also given the public some of its best comic relief on draft day. more »»

Time zoned/The Red Line

May 9, 2013 The Detroit Red Wings will be playing in the National Hockey League's Eastern Conference next season, and the most exciting part of this news is not more games against Sidney Crosby and the... more »»

Alterations could help Hall voting/Paul Peterson

May 8, 2013 Going by statistics alone, Don Miller, Leo Durocher, Wayne Sickler, Fritz Wilson and several other athletes and coaches from the Copper Country have the credentials to be in the Upper Peninsula... more »»



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