Baseball hits the beach for spring training

By Dan Hardenbrook With wintery weather returning just in time for spring break, the Newberry varsity baseball team headed south, looking for warmer temps, sunshine, and clear fields to prepare for the upcoming 2024 season. Fourteen players, led by coaches Dan...

Softball gets ready to shine

By Dan Hardenbrook Longtime Newberry softball Coach Bruce Dake has seen his fair share of preseason sessions, but he’s never seen a preseason quite like this. A mild winter had the softball team expecting to practice outside much sooner than usual, and those extra...

Whitefish’s Gross named AD of the Year

By Dan Hardenbrook Vince Gross, superintendent and athletic director at Whitefish Township Community School has been voted the 2024 Northern Lights League (NLL) Athletic Director of the Year. Gross was hired for these roles at Whitefish in 2022, and has a long history...

Clearing the hurdles for a new track

By Dan Hardenbrook When Newberry Athletic Director Anthony Kitzman launched an effort to replace Newberry’s crumbling track last year, he wanted to bring glory back to the program. The 2006 NHS Graduate was a member of UP State Championship teams in high school, and...

High school hockey season ends in Soo

By Dan Hardenbrook The third season of local high school varsity hockey came to a sudden end against a familiar face in Sault Ste. Marie last week. After earning an opening round playoff win last Tuesday against Kingsford with an incredible late game comeback, the...

Kaylen Clark to play hockey at Davenport University

By Dan Hardenbrook Nearly eight million kids in the United States participate in high school sports. Only 480,000 earn the right to compete at the college level. The NCAA says that less than 7% overall advance to the next level, and that less than 2% will earn a...