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  • Red Wave sweeps Bark River-Harris
    MENOMINEE — After getting back on the winning track on Friday against Coleman, the Menominee Red Wave were back in action on Tuesday for a doubleheader against Bark River-Harris at Spies Field.
  • NORWAY, Mich. — Justin Mondeik of Gleason, Wis. slipped underneath Madison’s Dalton Zehr with five laps remaining and held on to win the 37th annual Stateline Challenge presented by Island Resort & Casino & Aurora Liquors at Norway Speedway on Friday night.
  • MARINETTE — Little River Country Club held its annual Red, White and Blue scramble on the Fourth of July, and 52 teams of four went off and enjoyed a beautiful day on the golf course.
  • Red Wave rebound against Cougars

    MENOMINEE — Back on their home field after consecutive road games, the Menominee Red Wave put Keagan Monroe on the mound to help snap a two-game losing streak, and the Red Wave ace answered the call.

  • ESCANABA — The ability to hit with two outs made all the difference the Escanaba Cubs needed in an 8-2 win home over Menominee in Upper Peninsula Under-19 League baseball action Wednesday evening.
  • MARINETTE — The annual 36-hole Tri-City Championship golf tournament was held over the weekend at Riverside Golf Course (Saturday) and Little River Country Club (Sunday) and it came down to the wire with the winner taking home the title by just two strokes.
  • MARQUETTE — The Menominee baseball team’s undefeated month of June came to an end on Monday in Marquette as the Red Wave fell 11-6, keeping alive the winless streak Menominee has faced in Marquette since 2013.
  • Russell's walk-off carries Red Wave

    Sault Ste. Marie made the long trip to Menominee for a doubleheader on Sunday and the Red Wave sent them home with two losses, pushing Menominee’s record to 11-0 on the season.

  • MILWAUKEE — Marinette’s Ty Kretz gave it his best effort in Thursday’s final round of the Wisconsin PGA Junior Championship at Brown Deer Park Golf Course but fell five strokes short to settle for sole possession of fourth place.
  • IRON MOUNTAIN — In most baseball games, an opponent with strong pitching and great hitting is definitely something to be reckoned with. Wednesday night, undefeated Menominee traveled to Iron Mountain and stifled the home team by the score of 10-3 in 19U baseball at LiUNA Field.
  • KOHLER, Wis. — Marinette’s Ty Kretz shot the round of the weekend in Monday’s final round of a Wisconsin PGA Junior Tour event held at Blackwolf Run — Me...

  • Red Wave stays undefeated in Gladstone

    GLADSTONE — For a moment, it looked like the Indians might have found their stride, but the undefeated Menominee Red Wave remained that way after a six-run fourth inning p...

  • KOHLER, Wis. — Marinette’s Ty Kretz was a little off his game on his Father’s Day round at Blackwolf Run — Meadow Valley, but the soon-to-be senior still...

  • IRON MOUNTAIN — Dominant showings on the mound coupled with stifling defense and few timely hits sprinkled in helped lift the Menominee Red Wave to a 3-0 victory over Iron...

  • Kretz etches name into record book

    BELOIT, Wis. – Winning golf tournaments is beginning to come second nature to Ty Kretz at this point.

  • MENOMINEE — The Menominee Red Wave JV baseball team earned a split in a doubleheader with Marquette on Wednesday night, winning the first game 13-3 in four innings and dropping the nightcap 12-6.
  • BEAVER DAM, Wis. — For the second time in as many days, Marinette senior Ty Kretz played a great round of golf and won a Wisconsin PGA Junior Tour event.

    On Wednesday at Cherokee Country Club in Madison, Wis., Kretz blew away the competition, shooting 8-under-par 64 and winning by an incredible 11-strokes.

  • Schroeder, Uecke lead Wave to win
    MENOMINEE — The Menominee baseball team was matched up against a very good Iron Mountain squad on Tuesday at Spies Field in Menominee and thanks to some heroics at the plate from Andrew Schroeder and Keaton Uecke, the Red Wave came away with a 6-3 victory to move to 3-0 on the season.
  • Red Wave sweeps season opener

    MENOMINEE — For the first time in 94 days, an area sports team took the field for an event after COVID-19 shut down the United States back in March.

    On Saturday at Spies Field in Menominee, the independent Menominee baseball team hosted Copper Country for a doubleheader, winning both games to kick its season off with a 2-0 record on a beautiful day at the baseball fields.

  • MENOMINEE — Amid all of the cancellations and postponements caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, a few coaches in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula got together and tried to wo...

  • Barrette cards first ace in 50 years

    MARINETTE — On Sunday afternoon at Little River Country Club, a longtime golfer recorded their first ever hole-in-one.

    Michael “Twigger” Barrette of Men...

  • Marines named WIFA Team of the Year

    MARINETTE — Each year, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Fishing Association chooses a Team of the Year based on a number of different categories.

    Those categories include: Commitment to conservation; volunteering and helping in the community; using their passion for fishing to teach and inspire the youth to engage in fishing; facilitating and being involved in different WIFA tournaments throughout the year; high participation from team members in WIFA Master Angler Programs and positive display of ethics and sportsmanship at WIFA events throughout the season.

  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Marinette Redbirds baseball team will be taking a one year leave of absence from the Dairyland League in the 2020 season.

    According to Re...

  • NORWAY — The Dickinson County Racing Association (DCRA), the group that hosts the weekly racing program at Norway Speedway, cleared a major hurdle after getting the green light to get its weekly racing program underway in 2020.

  • Marinette cancels HOF ceremony

    MARINETTE — The Marinette High School Athletic Department has announced that 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony scheduled ...

  • MARINETTE — The 2019-2020 UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Athletic Awards banquet was moved to an online presentation this year due to the events of COVID-19 and was held earlier in the week.
  • It has now been a little over two and a half months since COVID-19 showed up and the sports world came to a screeching halt, and ever since sports lovers everywhere have been trying to fill the void.
  • MARINETTE — The last few months the world has been turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a sense of normalcy — with a few restrictions — returne...

  • MARQUETTE — The latest in a long line of sports-related casualties due to the coronavirus pandemic is only a postponement this time, rather than an outright cancellation.

    Organizers of the Upper Peninsula Football All-Star Game that was scheduled for the last weekend in June have pushed back their schedule and will now hold the game at noon on Saturday, Aug. 1, in the Superior Dome in Marquette. This is, of course, due to the coronavirus pandemic that has disrupted schedules of all kinds since mid-March.

  • DETROIT — Menominee’s Emma Anderson has to make room for one more award from her stellar junior basketball season.
  • The American Legion Department of Wisconsin has canceled its programming of American Legion Baseball within the state for the 2020 season.

    The recommendation was made by ...

  • CRIVITZ — In high school basketball, consistency from year-to-year is not always easy to come by.

  • Bucks not worried about disadvantage

    MILWAUKEE — Nearly two months into the NBA’s hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, some teams will soon take a step toward a return to normal. As of today, teams w...

  • Kitzinger named WIAA scholar athlete

    MARINETTE — Marinette senior Katelyn Kitzinger added another accolade to her rapidly growing list of achievements after being named a recipient of the WIAA Statewide Scholar Athlete Award, the first ever winner to come from Marinette High School.

  • Eichhorn named to PING All-Region team

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Marquette University junior Hunter Eichhorn added another award to his growing list of accomplishments on the Golden Eagles golf squad.

  • Three Maroons get BCAM awards

    MENOMINEE — Every spring at the end of basketball season, the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan hand out hundreds of awards to high school varsity players and teams, and both the Menominee boys and girls basketball teams had players honored one last time for the 2019-2020 season.

  • The MHSAA released its classifications for the 2020-2021 school year and Menominee is one of seven teams moving from Class B down to Class C.

    Menominee, the only team fro...

  • Larson reflects on disappointing season end

    MENOMINEE — It has been just over a month since the MHSAA made the decision to cancel the remainder of the winter sports and all of the spring season, and while time may h...

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver doesn’t know if or when the 2019-20 season will resume.

    “We are not in a position to make any decisions, and it’s unclear w...

  • STEVENS POINT, Wis. — The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control will discuss the membership’s options for the remainder of the spring sport...

  • Knutson makes his mark with Power

    MILWAUKEE — For most student athletes after high school, taking their talents to the next level means signing on to play their respective sport at a two - or four-year col...

  • St. Ignace's Adams receives Gil Heard Award

    ST. IGNACE — Ella Adams steps to the free throw line, and takes her time.

    She sets up perfectly and displays textbook form on her shot release, with a flick of her ...

  • Bucks confident, ready for draft

    MILWAUKEE — When the NBA season was being played, talk about the Milwaukee Bucks had nothing to do with the NBA draft.

    Indeed, there were many more pressing things ...

  • MILWAUKEE — Had Josh Lindblom stayed in the Korean Baseball Organization instead of signing with the Milwaukee Brewers over the winter, he’d be getting ready to play...

  • Longtime Bucks voice Paschke trying new lifestyle during time off

    For 34 years, Jim Paschke’s life has revolved around calling Milwaukee Bucks games, most recently on Fox Sports Wisconsin. It’s been a life filled with solving the p...

  • It was just over a month ago that Christian Yelich in essence signed on with the Milwaukee Brewers for the remainder of his career, but with baseball shut down by the COVID-19 p...

  • C-N's Wagner grabs Division 4 first team nod

    ESCANABA — Tessa Wagner was dominant inside all season long.

    Carney-Nadeau’s 6-foot-2 sophomore center averaged 15 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks per game...

  • ESCANABA — The 35th Upper Peninsula All-Star Basketball Game has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event had been scheduled for June 13 at Marquette ...

  • ESCANABA — Brett LaFord was already regarded as one of the top boys basketball players in the U.P.

    Now, he has been named one of the best in the state.

    Carne...

  • Anderson is U.P.'s best
    MENOMINEE — While the Menominee girls basketball season did not end the way anyone would have guessed if you asked them at the beginning of the year, the Maroons cleaned up at the All-U.P. awards led by none other than their star player — junior Emma Anderson.
  • These Maroons set the standard
    MENOMINEE — A state record for kickoff return touchdowns. Two running backs that eclipsed 1,000-yards on the ground. A season average of 39.5 points per game. A regular season conference win to snap a nine-year, 45-game home win streak. Oh yeah, and the first state championship in school history to top it all off.
  • EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan High School Athletic Association has canceled the remainder of the 2019-20 Winter and Spring sports seasons, in compliance with the Thur...

  • Special awards

    Mr. U.P. Basketball: Foster Wonders, Iron Mountain, Jr.

    Division 1-3 Player of the Year: Foster Wonders, Iron Mountain, Jr.

    Division 4 Player...

  • Polfus named U.P. Division 4 Coach of the Year

    CARNEY — Well, that’s one way to return to the sideline.

    After previously not coaching the varsity squad since 2008, Paul Polfus stepped back into that role f...

  • Two Maroons get All-U.P. awards

    MENOMINEE — Before the Menominee boys basketball season was cut short due to the MHSAA postponing the remainder of the year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, two players led t...

  • Ruleau scorched the nets for Maroons
    MENOMINEE — In the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, it took a very special kind of high school athlete to be moved up to the varsity squad as a freshman or sophomore no matter what sport you were trying out for.
  • Lund, Wickman get Packerland honors
    PESHTIGO — The Peshtigo and Oconto girls basketball teams each placed a pair o players on the Packerland All-Conference team. Sydney Lund and Grace Wickman represented the Bulldogs while Jenna Hornblad and Aubree Bucheger represented the Blue Devils.
  • MENOMINEE — The Menominee High School Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony has been rescheduled from May 2 to Aug. 22 and will still be held at Riverside Golf Club.

     

  • Tackmier earns Packerland first team
    PESHTIGO — Cade Tackmier, Breyden Demmith and Landon Lemke of the Peshtigo boys basketball team have been named to the Packerland All-Conference team. Meanwhile Oconto placed three players on the team as well with Josh Woller, Caleb Moe and Will Sherman.
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  • NORWAY, Mich. — Despite the recent COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent pandemic that it has caused Dickinson County Racing Association (DCRA) officials remain hopeful that the first green flag will still fly as planned at the season opening race Friday, May 22 at Norway Speedway located at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds in Norway, Michigan.
  • Gruszynski named player of the year

    CRIVITZ — Another season, another Player-of-the-Year honor for Crivitz senior Chloe Gruszynski.

  • Mayhew simply won for Maroons

    Editor’s note: The Menominee High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct 8 new members at a ceremony on May 2 at Riverside Golf Club. Each Tuesday, the ...

  • TAMPA BAY, Fla. — Before all of the cancellations and closings due to the widespread COVID-19 disease, Marinette junior Ty Kretz competed in the Tampa Bay Junior Open held at Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club March 7-8 where he tied for 11th-place with four other golfers at 15-over-par.

  • Packers using free agency wisely

    GREEN BAY — So far, Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst hasn’t done anything dumb.

    He hasn’t made Austin Hooper the highest-paid tight end...

  • Anderson named player of the year
    ESCANABA, Mich. — Entering this basketball season, every girls basketball coach in the Great Northern Conference knew that Menominee junior Emma Anderson was going to be a problem.
  • Polazzo earns NEC honorable mention
    MARINETTE — Asaia Polazzo stepped up all year long for a Marinette boys basketball team that needed his steady hand during a challenging season, and his splendid play was rewarded with an All-North Eastern Conference honorable mention.
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  • Kitzinger earns first team all-NEC honors after huge year

    MARINETTE — Katelyn Kitzinger did it all for the Marinette girls basketball team, and her monster senior season was capped off with first team All-North Eastern Conference...

  • HERMANSVILLE — The 82nd Annual Gold Medal Classic Independent Basketball Tournament has announced a postponement, due to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s directive in re...

  • Pearson was the prototype Maroon

    Editor’s note: The Menominee High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct 8 new members at a ceremony on May 2 at Riverside Golf Club. Each Tuesday, the ...

  • MARQUETTE — The M&M Stingrays swim team competed at the Spring Luau Last Chance meet this past weekend and had two swimmers record YMCA state cut times.

    Ethan H...

  • ELCHO, Wis. — The Wausaukee boys basketball team appeared poised to punch its ticket to the WIAA Division 5 sectional finals until two clutch 3-pointers in the final seconds by Mike Stamper lifted Wabeno/Laona to a 68-67 victory over the Rangers on Thursday.

  • EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan High School Athletic Association has suspended all postseason events, effective immediately, due to concerns over COVID-19.

  • Maroons stay hot against Braves in semis
    MENOMINEE — After struggling from the field in Menominee’s 69-53 victory over Houghton on Monday night, Maroons’ Aidan Bellisle came alive in the Division 2 District 33 semifinals against Gladstone, scoring a season-high 28 points and leading Menominee to a 74-64 win to end the Braves’ season. With the win, Menominee advances to its first district championship game since 2017.
  • Free throws lift Carney-Nadeau over Stephenson
    CARNEY — Clutch free throws by Brett LaFord and Brayden Kakuk helped the Carney-Nadeau boys basketball team fend off a late comeback attempt by Stephenson to secure a 56-50 victory over the Eagles in the two team’s MHSAA Divison 4 District 99 semifinal matchup on Wednesday.
  • Maroons move on with tough second half
    MENOMINEE — A strong defensive effort in the second half by the entire Menominee boys basketball team made life difficult for Houghton in Monday’s Division 2 District 33 opener and the Maroons were eventually able to pull away in the second half for a 69-53 victory and Menominee’s first postseason win since 2017.
  • MENOMINEE — Winning one U.P. title in a high school career is an impressive achievement, but Mary Perket Harlow raised the bar by becoming a U.P. champion in back-to-back years in not one, but two sports in 1974 and 1975 to cap off a dominant three-year run.
  • CARNEY - It was exactly the way Carney-Nadeau boys coach Paul Polfus would’ve liked to start the Division 4 district tournament as the U.P.’s fourth-ranked Wolves took control in the first quarter and maintained a double-digit lead from the second quarter through the rest of the game to earn a 59-37 home victory over Forest Park Monday.
  • ATHENS, Ga. — Menominee native Kameron Burmeister had a solid showing at the U.S. Olympic Trials Team Trials in the marathon event earlier this month.

     

  • Monroe, Bellisle lead Maroon GNC awards

    MENOMINEE — All season long, the Menominee boys basketball team has relied on the 1-2 punch from senior forward Keagan Monroe and sophomore point guard Aidan Bellisle, and...