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Newberry and Engadine girls get season started

By Dan Hardenbrook The two local girls basketball programs tipped off their seasons last week with a slightly different look and very different results. Both squads started the new season by combining their JV and Varsity rosters due to low numbers and tested their...

Successful holiday week for Emeralds hockey

By Dan Hardenbrook It was a busy but successful holiday week for the Manistique Emeralds Varsity Hockey Co-op. The Emeralds picked up their first win of the season by beating the Cheboygan Chiefs 7-2 in St. Ignace last Tuesday. The Emeralds brought that momentum below...

Joe Austin named UP 8 Player Coach of the Year

By Dan Hardenbrook Add another accomplishment to the Hall of Fame career of Newberry Indians Coach Joe Austin: After leading the Indians to a 9-2 record, a runner-up finish in the Great Lakes 8 East, a first-round playoff win, and a third straight appearance in the...

High school hockey season begins

By Dan Hardenbrook Several Newberry athletes take the ice as part of the Manistique Emeralds High School Hockey co-op this season. After years of success teaming together at the youth house hockey level, the three towns of Newberry, Munising, and Manistique, along...

Indians’ season ends in Munising

By Dan Hardenbrook The 8 Man Division 1 Regional Championship game featured two longtime rivals fighting for a spot in the state semifinals, and became what may be remembered as the “Mud Bowl” in Munising. Heavy rain and strong winds slicked up the playing surface at...