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  • Gremlins sweep Ironwood's soggy Kraemer

    May 2, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] IRONWOOD --- The winter’s snow was long gone, a rare feat for Ironwood’s annual Kraemer Invitational track-and-field meet. Also wishing for good weather for the late April meet at Longyear Field may have been asking a bit much, though. The off-and-on rain may not have been pleasant to compete in, but at least they got the oft-canceled meet completed. “That was a tough one,” E-TC coach Brad Besonen said. “But the kids did fantastic.” He was impressed with the times the Panthers ‘ runners ended up with...

  • Emma, Bree Besonen named to All-UP team

    Apr 11, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] MARQUETTE --- Ewen-Trout Creek's Bree Besonen joined a pretty exclusive club last week. The eighth grader was named to the All-U.P. Second Team at the 49th annual Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association girls basketball meeting last week. She's believed to be one of just three girls to ever be named to the All-U.P. team as an eighth grader. She knows the other two pretty well - they're her sisters. Elise Besonen made it in 2017 and...

  • Gordon, Ruotsala, Cole named to All-UP Second Team

    Jason Juno|Apr 4, 2024

    MARQUETTE --- Ewen-Trout Creek’s super scorer, the leader of Wakefield-Marenisco’s district championship team and Ironwood’s floor leader were named to the All-U.P. Division 4 Second Team at Monday’s meeting of the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. Ewen-Trout Creek’s Austin Gordon, Ironwood’s Axton Ruotsala and Wakefield-Marenisco’s Carter Cole joined nine other top players on the Second Team. Gordon, a 5-11 junior, made the list for the second straight year. His 24.1 point per game scoring average ranked second in th...

  • Globe honored by Michigan, Wisconsin newspaper associations

    Mar 28, 2024

    By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Globe’s editorial and advertising staffs were recently honored with awards from the Michigan Press Association and the Wisconsin Newspaper Association. Sports Editor Jason Juno earned awards for both news and sports writing, as well as sports photography. A story Juno wrote about a successful effort to find a missing boy in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park on May 11, 2023, earned first place in the MPA’s Spot News Story category. Entitled “Safe and Sound,” the same story too...

  • A fifth division doesn't seem to be coming yet for high school basketball in Michigan

    Mar 28, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] The MHSAA is unlikely to add a fifth basketball division soon. "There were conversations at the AD in-service and sport committee meetings over the fall and winter just to gauge interest, but there aren't any proposals or movement on this," Geoff Kimmerly of the MHSAA told The Globe Tuesday. The smallest schools in the state, like Ewen-Trout Creek and Watersmeet, have longed for a fifth division like neighboring Wisconsin has. It came to a head this...

  • No. 1 Ishpeming ends E-TC's season

    Mar 21, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] BARAGA --- One of the first things people noticed when Ewen-Trout Creek came to town was their youth — after all, their starting lineup consists of three sophomores and two eighth graders. Coach Jacky Besonen never accepted that easy excuse as they navigated the Copper Country Conference and its gauntlet of teams ranked in the top five in the Upper Peninsula. They added bigger schools, Houghton and Menominee, when openings popped up on their schedule. “I knew they could be successful this year even tho...

  • Panthers repeat as district champions

    Mar 14, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] IRONWOOD --- There are more complaints than compliments now that the MHSAA has dipped its toes into seeding the district basketball tournaments. Higher seeds don't automatically get home games - they should. Only the top two teams are seeded - why aren't the rest of the district teams? Those are the most common complaints and maybe they'll be addressed someday. But for all its faults, Michigan's limited seeding method often does the one thing it's...

  • Panthers advance in regionals with victory over Lakes

    Mar 14, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] HOUGHTON --- Lake Linden-Hubbell has two of the best scorers in the Upper Peninsula in Emily Jokela and Cleo Milkey. The Lakes' 1-2 punch led them to a top-five ranking in the U.P. all season and to a 23-win campaign. Ewen-Trout Creek, though, counters with more scoring options, three players who've been scoring consistently all season. All three, plus a fourth, MaKayla Basel, hit double figures in Monday's MHSAA Division 4 regional semifinal against the L...

  • Devils outlast host Panthers for semi win

    Mar 7, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] EWEN --- Ironwood went into last year's district tournament as the favorite. They had just three losses in the regular season and they were the home team. This year was different. Ewen-Trout Creek was the home team and the Panthers defeated the Red Devils not too long ago as a part of their 10-game winning streak that moved them into the favorite status. "There's not as much pressure," Ironwood coach Adam Mackey said. "Obviously at home, you feel that...

  • District 97 preview: Top-seeded Panthers favored in a tough bracket

    Feb 29, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] IRONWOOD --- Ewen-Trout Creek is a unanimous favorite among coaches to win next week’s MHSAA Division 4 District 97 championship. They’re the No. 1 seed in the bracket, they’re 8-1 against district opponents, they’re the defending champions and they’re ranked fourth in the U.P. poll with a 16-5 record. “Ewen has to be the favorite,” Ironwood coach Jesse Mackey said, “with that earned No. 1 seed. Very talented team. Those young girls have only gotten stronger and more experienced against the varsity lev...

  • E-TC girls still 4th, boys poll wraps up

    Feb 29, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ewen-Trout Creek girls are fourth in the penultimate U.P. Division 4 poll. The Panthers lost to big-school No. 4 Houghton after the poll was conducted. Ishpeming remains in first place. Negaunee is on top of the Division 1-3 poll. Iron Mountain and Marquette are tied for first in the boys Division 1-3 poll. The Mountaineers had the 1 spot to themselves all year until the final poll. The Sentinels ended the year on a 16-game winning streak and dominated No. 3 Kingsford 64-37 last week. I...

  • Levi Forest Rencontre

    Jan 11, 2024

    DULUTH, Minn. - Levi Forest Rencontre, aged 28, walked on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2023, at Essentia Health, St. Mary's Medical Center, with his father by his side, after a courageous fight against Ewing's Sarcoma. Levi was born on Sept. 8, 1995, at Grand View Hospital in Ironwood, Michigan, to Edward Rencontre and Sandra Maki. Levi lived his early years in Bruce Crossing and later Watersmeet, Michigan, attending the Watersmeet Township School District and later the Ewen Trout Creek School. Levi and...

  • E-TC hosts Panther watch party

    Mar 26, 2022

    By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] EWEN — Around 60 Panther fans who were unable to make it to East Lansing for Ewen-Trout Creek’s boys basketball team’s state semifinal game on Thursday evening gathered at the school auditorium to watch their team play on the big screen. “We could get this at home on the computer and hook it up to the TV, but this is so much better,” said Pat Talsma. “This is life-size, practically.” She recalled her experience taking a group of kids down to Lansing to watch the team play in the 1982 championship....

  • Rudy John Perhalla

    Feb 16, 2021

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Rudy John Perhalla, 87, of Ironwood, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. Rudy was born and raised in Ironwood, and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School. He served his country during the Korean War by joining the U.S. Navy. In 1958, he married his wife, Susan. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, Rudy continued with his education. He attended Gogebic Community College and the University of Wisconsin-Superior, where he earned a bachelor's degree in education. At the time of...

  • Aili's game-winner gives Bessemer first district title since 2004

    Jason Juno|Mar 2, 2019

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] EWEN - A big reason why Bessemer's drought of district tournaments dates back to 2004 is because of Ewen-Trout Creek. It was no different for this group of Bessemer seniors. "Freshman year we lost to Ewen. Sophomore year we lost to Ewen. Junior year we lost to Ewen," senior Cade Mazzon said. "This year, we had to beat them." Just because they came in with an under-.500 record didn't mean E-TC was any less formidable than normal. So Bessemer fought to lift...

  • Witt not the typical E-TC standout

    Jason Juno|Feb 6, 2018

    EWEN - When Eli Nordine hit Jake Witt for an alley-oop in a summer league game in 2016, coach Brad Besonen quipped that it was the first in Ewen-Trout Creek history. Except he really wasn't joking. Witt has broken the mold of the E-TC standout. For all the great E-TC players, few have been quite like Witt, the 6-foot-7, 240-pound star who has played in the extremely rarified air above the Ewen rims. "All the other good players we've had, it seems like most of them have all been guards - good...

  • Panthers persevere through Drummond's grind-it-out style

    Bryce Derouin, Daily Mining Gazette, Houghton|Dec 23, 2017

    EWEN - Pass. Pass. Pass. Reset. Pass. Pass. Pass. And then maybe after 45 seconds, the Drummond Lumberjacks would put up a shot. On and on the methodical pace went, as the Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers were forced to partake in Drummond's grind-it-out style, which would be Exhibit A in why high school basketball should have a shot clock. But as disjointed as the flow became, E-TC hit just enough shots when it mattered to persevere 35-25 in a nonconference game Friday in Ewen. E-TC senior Jake Witt...

  • Devils lose opener; Panthers beat rival Gladiators

    Dec 5, 2017

    SOLON SPRINGS, Wis. — Solon Springs defeated Ironwood 66-52 in the season opener for the Red Devils’ boys basketball team Monday night. Ironwood coach Pete Lewinski said the game was close throughout the first half, but Solon Springs went up by seven points by halftime. "But we came out flat in the second half and they went ahead by 12 points," Lewinski said. "We cut it to 54-47, but that's the closest we got. Their big guy (Jens Gehl) was real good. He had 23 points and we had no answer for him." Lewinski said Tony Wiemeri was "the bright spo...

  • E-TC's Witt named to D First Team; Borseth, Berglund, Samardich Second Team selections

    Jason Juno|Apr 1, 2017

    MARQUETTE - Four area players were named to the All-U.P. team at Wednesday's 67th annual boys basketball meeting of the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. Ewen-Trout Creek's Jake Witt added to his collection of postseason awards by earning a spot on the Class D First Team. The 6-7 center averaged 24.2 points, 17 rebounds and 5.1 blocks per game, while also earning the Copper Mountain Player of the Year award and a spot on the Associated Press Class D All-State tea...

  • Chassell's size too much for Wakefield-Marenisco

    Pat Krause|Jan 14, 2017

    WAKEFIELD - Chassell used its big edge in size and quickness to overcome Wakefield-Marenisco 63-44 in a Copper Mountain Conference match-up in the Cardinal Gym on Friday night. "We had an advantage with our height and our guard's quickness," Chassell coach Brandi Hainault said. "Our guards did a good job of moving the ball and our post players really pounded the boards. Our defense really helped the offense with turnovers. I'm a big defensive person. I believe it's the only way to win in the...

  • Trojans corral Panthers' offense in district final

    Jason Juno|Mar 12, 2016

    WATERSMEET - Much of the talk surrounding Friday night's Class D District 127 final was how to defend Crystal Falls Forest Park after a 2-3 zone nearly eliminated them from the tournament earlier in the week. Ewen-Trout Creek went man and found success there anyway. It just didn't find any offense itself. The Trojans won their fourth straight district title with a 46-42 victory over the Panthers in front of a full house at Nimrod Nation. "We couldn't score the ball tonight, that was the biggest...

  • Panthers pounce on Gladiators in OT

    Pat Krause|Sep 26, 2015

    ONTONAGON - Ewen-Trout Creek came from behind in the fourth quarter and won its renewed rivalry game against Ontonagon 12-6 in overtime on Friday. "We were down 6-0 most of the game," E-TC coach Larry Maki said of the battle between two Ontonagon County schools. "But the boys didn't quit. We ran a lot of plays and kept plugging away, but we had a tough time for three quarters. That No. 70 for Ontonagon (Logan Jilbert) was a beast. We took the battle of Ontonagon County, and the team and the...

  • E-TC strikes first but falls to Pickford

    Pat Krause|Aug 28, 2015

    EWEN - Ewen-Trout Creek stormed out to an 14-0 early lead, but Pickford rocked the Panthers by scoring 56 of the next 62 points and won 56-22 in the opening 8-man game of the season on Thursday night. "E-TC was hitting on all cylinders and fought hard the whole game," Pickford head coach Josh Rader said. "We seemed to have a lot of first game nerves, but there was no panic, no worry. The offense calmed down and responded. We had good focus, a good first game and a good victory. It's our first ye...

  • 2015 NFL team schedules

    Aug 20, 2015

    All Times Eastern (x-subject to change) AMERICAN CONFERENCE Baltimore Ravens Sept. 13 at Denver, 4:25 p.m. Sept. 20 at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Sept. 27 Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Oct. 1 at Pittsburgh, 8:25 p.m. Oct. 11 Cleveland, 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. Oct. 26 at Arizona, 8:30 p.m. Nov. 1 San Diego, 1 p.m. Nov. 8 BYE Nov. 15 Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Nov. 22 St. Louis, 1 p.m. Nov. 30 at Cleveland, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Miami, 1 p.m. Dec. 13 Seattle-x, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 20 Kansas City, 1 p.m. Dec. 27 Pittsburgh-x, 8:30 p.m. Jan. 3 at Cincinnati, 1...

  • Speedboys outrace Panthers for PMC title

    Jason Juno|Mar 6, 2015

    BESSEMER - This group of Bessemer seniors made one more lasting memory in their final game at the House of Noise. They won the final Porcupine Mountain Conference title by dominating Ewen-Trout Creek 85-57 Thursday night. The PMC is merging with the Copper Country Conference next year. What a way for the final PMC championship to be decided, with a title game between 4-1 teams. The Speedboys just took the drama out of it with a dominating performance. "This was for our seniors, our last home...

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