EagleHerald/Jody Korch<br>
Mike Strebel is honored at Bulldog Stadium before Peshtigo’s football season opener Friday night. Strebel served as Peshtigo head coach for 32 years. He won 222 career games, 13 M&O Conference titles, and guided the Bulldogs to the 1983 state championship. (Color reprints: www.ehextra.com)
EagleHerald/Jody Korch
Mike Strebel is honored at Bulldog Stadium before Peshtigo’s football season opener Friday night. Strebel served as Peshtigo head coach for 32 years. He won 222 career games, 13 M&O Conference titles, and guided the Bulldogs to the 1983 state championship. (Color reprints: www.ehextra.com)
MARQUETTE, Mich. — The Menominee Maroon cross country teams opened their season with fourth-place showings at Friday’s Marquette Invitational Relays.
The meet consisted of teams of two runners paired together to run a relay mile each three times alternating for a six-mile total run. It was Menominee’s first time at the annual meet.
Medals went to the first eight pairs of boys and girls. The Maroons had one medalist pair — Michael Melchoir and Gunther DeDamos, whose six-mile time was 34:06 to finish second overall.
Negaunee’s Colton Yesney and Grant Johnson won the meet with a time of 32:32.
Jack Hendrick and Cole Jersey placed 16th for the Maroons with a time of 39:17, and Nathan Racsek and Chase Modschiedler placed 28th (46:03).
Lilly Johnson and Lauren Clausen teamed up to lead the Maroon girls. They placed 15th with a time of 44:58. Paige Tickler and Nelly Sanchez placed 16th (45:42). Kendall Burmeister and Celeste Haines finished 20th (49:15), and Mollie Johnson teamed with Emily Petersen to place 25th with a time of 53:35.
Marquette’s Lindsey Rudden and Amber Huebner won the girls’ meet with a time of 35:10.
The Maroons are down in numbers this season, with just seven boys and 10 girls.
“Despite the small team, this group has a great attitude and work ethic,” Menominee coach Suzi Merrill said. “It will be exciting to see how we grow together as we work toward common team and individual goals.”
The Maroons will run their first 5K race Tuesday in Munising.
Girls’ team scores: Marquette 7, Gladstone 28, Westwood 38, Menominee & Munising 51, Negaunee 64
Boys’ team scores: Negaunee 15, Marquette 22, Gladstone 29, Menominee 45, Munising 48, Westwood 63, Gwinn 68, North Star 70