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Winter sports back in action

By Dan Hardenbrook The winter sports season arrived with the start of “no contact” preseason practices for girls and boys varsity basketball and varsity wrestling. Athletes made their return to the J.L. DeCook Gymnasium for a very new experience, and everyone was...

Nance signs with Madonna University

By Dan Hardenbrook Engadine Senior Lineman Nick Nance just put the last feather in the cap for his high school football career. Following a final season that saw him achieve great success despite his team’s struggles, Nance will play college football. He signed a...

2020 Sports Awards

By Dan Hardenbrook Before we move forward (and while we wait for what’s next), we are taking a look back at the best sports moments of the year. Who were the top athletes? Who is an upcoming star? Let’s take a look at the best from this year’s local sports...

One-on-One with Leveille and Nance

Dan Hardenbrook goes one-on-one with Engadine Eagles head football coach Vince Leveille and senior Nick Nance, who was recently named to the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association 2020 All-UP 1st...

UPSSA picks 2020 All-UP football teams

By Dan Hardenbrook It was truly a dream season for Newberry Indians Defensive Tackle Ivan Oswald. The senior and team captain led the Indians both on the field and off, and for his efforts, Oswald has been named to the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters...

An apology to Mark Uyl

By Dan Hardenbrook Nobody in high school sports has had a tougher 2020 than Mark Uyl. Uyl, the executive director of the Michigan High School Athletic Association, has hardly had a minute to breathe. Probably even less time to think. He’s been on the other end of...