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Routheaux inducted into U.P. Sports Hall of Fame


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Former Gogebic Community College basketball coach Deke Routheaux of Ironwood talks during the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Island Resort & Casino in Harris Saturday. Routheaux was among 10 new inductees.

HARRIS — One day last summer, Deke Routheaux of Ironwood made the short trip to the Gogebic Country Club to enjoy a round ofgolf.

Little did he know it would turn out to be much more than that.

That was the day the retired Gogebic Community College basketball coach learned he was being inducted into the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame.

“We were out on the course when (U.P. Sports Hall of Fame council member) Nancy Osier nonchalantly mentioned that I was being inducted,” said Routheaux. “I knew that Jim Milakovich had nominated me. But I was completely surprised when Nancy told m...

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