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  • Bessemer boys break two UP records at Kingsford

    Jun 6, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] KINGSFORD — The Bessemer boys relay team that’s been winning races all year went into Kingsford pretty much convinced they would win the 4x100 relay and likely break the U.P. record in the process. And they were right. What surprised them was that they went home with two U.P. records. They improved their time by two seconds and set the new standard in the 4x200 relay as well. It was a great day for them and other area athletes at the U.P. track-and-field finals despite a period of wet weather. Tommy Trudg...

  • Area D-3 athletes advance to UP Finals

    May 23, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] LAKE LINDEN --- The Bessemer Speedboys 4x100 relay team already broke its school record this season and it got an unexpected one here Monday - the best time ever at Lake Linden's Werner Field (45.79 seconds). Bessemer continued their strong performance in the event at Monday's MHSAA Division 3 regional track-and-field meet where the top four finishers in the individual events and the top two relay teams qualified for the U.P. Finals, set for June 1 in...

  • Trudgeon breaks 100 dash record, Speedboys win Bracket

    May 16, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] BESSEMER --- Bessemer’s Tommy Trudgeon put his name in one record book Thursday and he’s hoping to rewrite a couple more before his senior season is finished. His time of 11.60 seconds was the fastest 100-meter dash in the history of Bessemer’s Marcy Bracket Invitational. “It was on my radar,” Trudgeon said. “I still got the school record to beat.” The old record was 11.62 seconds, set by South Shore-Washburn’s Brett Bulovsky in 2014. “It’s awesome, I am so happy for him,” Bessemer coach Valerie Aijala...

  • Speedboys second at Ashland

    May 9, 2024

    ASHLAND, Wis. — The Bessemer boys finished runner-up to host Ashland at the 13-team Welker Invitational Monday. Ashland also won the girls event with Ironwood third and Mercer fourth. It was much cooler at the meet, which was held not far from Lake Superior, than it was in the Ironwood area Monday. The Bessemer boys took first in several events — Tommy Trudgeon in the 200 dash, Alvin Holst-Larsen in the high jump and Neal Rand in the discus. Ironwood’s Talon Hughes was fastest in the 100 hurdles. The Speedgirls’ Emily Johnston placed first i...

  • Holcombe to retire from Globe

    May 2, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] IRONWOOD - The newspaper business takes you places. A triple overtime thriller. A veterans honor flight. Inside an ESPN commercial. Managing Editor Larry Holcombe is retiring this week 30 years after his start with The Globe. He began in the news department, became sports editor in the summer of 1996 and eventually returned as managing editor after a short stint doing the same job in Houghton. Holcombe worked through many changes in the industry, most of...

  • 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...

  • Devils survive Speedboys in districts

    Feb 29, 2024

    By JASON JUNO [email protected] EWEN --- Ironwood beat Bessemer by double figures in both of its regular-season matchups. The tournament matchup, of course, turned out to be more difficult. But the Red Devils survived for a 47-44 win in Monday night’s MHSAA Division 4 District 97 opener. “Anytime you’re playing in the playoffs, anytime you’re playing against a rival, anything can happen and tonight it was a close game throughout,” Ironwood coach Adam Mackey said. “I’m proud of the guys the way they played, Bessemer, coach (Richard) Mat...

  • Paul Pozega

    Feb 9, 2023

    GRAND LEDGE, Mich. - Paul Pozega, whose decades of coaching and mentorship had a positive influence on countless students and athletes in the Lansing region, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. He was 93. Paul grew up in Bessemer and was proud to be the son of hard-working Croatian immigrant parents. Born on Oct. 2, 1929, he was the fifth of eight children born to Paul and Anna (Magdich) Pozega. His father, an iron ore miner, died when young Paul was just 10 years old, and so he developed a sense of...

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    Feb 10, 2021

  • Mary Lou Pelissero

    May 7, 2020

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Mary Lou Pelissero, 90, of Bessemer passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 3, 2020, with her sons by her side. Her walls were covered with hundreds of family photos that celebrated special events. There were greeting cards, well wishes from friends and brightly colored artwork from her great-grandchildren on the walls - each item a reminder of a life well-lived, and a woman much-loved. One by one, the nursing staff and aides at Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in...

  • Marilyn Rhea Karling

    May 24, 2019

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. — Marilyn Rhea Karling, 84, passed in peace Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, William and Linda Karling and all of her brothers and sisters. She was a beloved aunt, sister, sister-in-law, daughter and friend and took great joy in her family, walking, biking and cheering on the Wakefield Cardinals (where she was awarded the “Super Fan Award”) and then Bessemer Speedboys (after moving to Bessemer — she believed you had to represent your home town). Marilyn was a wonderful human being that wa...

  • Bessemer school board hopes for continuing bond levy

    Mar 29, 2019

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER - Members of the Bessemer school board of education voted Monday evening to approve the final debt payment in relation to refunding bonds in the amount of $132,436.56. The board now hopes that voters will support a resolution to facilitate what superintendent Dave Wineburner has called "a continuation of our current levy" or a "no-tax increase bond proposal." The board voted on Jan. 15 to accept that resolution and since then has been discussing...

  • 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...

  • Audrey Sanger

    Dec 5, 2018

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Audrey Sanger, 87, of Howell Street in Bessemer, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Wakefield. She was born May 12, 1931, in Ironwood, daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Palmquist) Steele. Audrey attended Saxon, Wis., High School and graduated with the class of 1949. She was a cheerleader for the Saxon Knights. She married Fred P. Sanger on March 4, 1950, at the Hurley Presbyterian Church by Rev. Harries. She was a homemaker when her children were young. She loved to bake -...

  • Bessemer graduates implored to 'Go and do'

    Ian Minielly|May 26, 2018

    BESSEMER - The A.D. Johnston High School class of 2018 said farewell to high school and hello to the next step in their lives on Friday evening in Bessemer. Megan Peterson, in her senior class farewell speech to her fellow graduates, closed with familiar words the Bessemer faithful, "Always remember, 'Go Speedboys and Go Speedgirls." TJ Mazurek, Serenity Plochocki and Alejandro Martinez ushered in the evening's presentation with the Pledge of Allegiance. All three, according to Dave Wineburner,...

  • Mary Helen Milakovich

    Jan 12, 2018

    HURLEY, Wis. - Mary Helen Milakovich died peacefully on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at the Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley. The former Mary Helen McMinn, daughter of the late Josephine (Yankosky) and Francis McMinn, was born Aug. 17, 1925, in Bessemer, Mich., and graduated from A.D. Johnston High School in 1943. She married the late Nick Milakovich in Bessemer, with the Rev. Robert Larson of the First Presbyterian Church presiding. Mary was a lifelong...

  • Speedboys win thriller in OT

    Eden Laase, Daily Mining Gazette, Houghton|Dec 5, 2017

    PAINESDALE — When the clock read 4:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon, Trent Keteri was hit with a sudden burst of nerves and his hands began to shake. The new Jeffers head coach was getting ready for his first game at the helm as the Jets took on visiting Bessemer. He could hardly stand the anticipation, but by the time the junior varsity game got underway, the nerves fell away. Good thing, too, because the overtime thriller was anything but relaxing. Bessemer defeated Jeffers 71-63 Monday at Jeffers in a game that exceeded Keteri's expectations. "...

  • Edward Zeliska

    Nov 4, 2017

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Edward Zeliska, 92, a long-time resident of Bessemer, died Friday evening, Oct. 27, 2017. Ed was born on Oct. 21, 1925, in Puritan Location, Bessemer Township, a son of John and Mary (Mojeck) Zeliska. He spent his early years on what the family lovingly called "the farm" on the back of Powderhorn Mountain. Ed would often reminisce about the wonderful times he had with his siblings fishing, churning butter and eating delicious foods. At 18, Ed enlisted and proudly served his cou...

  • Nick Obradovich

    Oct 31, 2017

    IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. - Nick Obradovich, 61, of Iron Mountain, passed away Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at his home. He was born March 26, 1956, in Wakefield, son of the late Nick and Arlene (Toomey) Obradovich. Nick grew up in Mountain Iron, Minn., Stoddard, Wis., and Ramsay, Mich., and graduated Bessemer High School, Class of 1974. He played football under the guidance of coach Pat Gallinagh and received all-conference honors with the Speedboys. Upon graduating high school, Nick received a...

  • Speedboys break through Crystal Falls mystique for district semifinal win

    Jason Juno|Mar 9, 2017

    REPUBLIC - Everyone had seen this before. Sure, Bessemer was up 11 at halftime, but here was dreaded Crystal Falls Forest Park - even with a sub-.500 9-11 record -with the lead in the fourth quarter, ready to upset the hottest Class D team in the Upper Peninsula outside of North Central. But the Speedboys made the plays down the stretch, finally dismantling the Crystal Falls' mystique with a 42-38 victory Wednesday night in the MHSAA District 127 semifinal. It's the first time since 2012 that...

  • Range runners Rowe, Mazurek, Palmeter find success in college

    Dec 29, 2016

    By PAT KRAUSE [email protected] Some area coaches have said there have been times when graduating seniors who were good players for them would make comments that they were good high school athletes, but they didn’t think they could ever play at the college level. Recently, three young athletes from our area have shattered that stereotype and even thrived in the college athletic environment. Valerie Rowe and Zack Mazurek of Bessemer and Ironwood native Hannah Palmeter recently sat down with The Daily Globe and talked about their high s...

  • Speedboys, Ontonagon girls runner-up at first Copper Mountain Conference meet

    Jason Juno|May 25, 2016

    BESSEMER - The team results played out much like last week's Division 3 regional track-and-field meet with the Bessemer boys and Ontonagon girls both coming in second behind Lake Linden-Hubbell at Tuesday's Copper Mountain Conference meet. There were some differences in the individual events, though. Bessemer sophomore Isaiah Aili finished five seconds behind Wakefield-Marenisco senior Sam Dean in the 1,600-meter run at the regional, but Aili came back on the final lap to beat Dean Tuesday....

  • Gladiators win 6th straight, hold off Speedboys

    Jason Juno|Feb 27, 2016

    BESSEMER - Ontonagon won its sixth straight game, but they got a battle from the host Speedboys in a 66-54 Copper Mountain Conference win Friday night. The Gladiators haven't lost since they defeated their rivals, Ewen-Trout Creek, which is ranked fourth in the U.P. in Class D. Ontonagon is now over .500 at 9-8 overall and 7-5 in the conference. "I think we're playing well, better for sure," Ontonagon coach Kurt Lehmann said. "Against L'Anse (Tuesday), I think both teams had a setback. We have...

  • Rowe, Engler, Joki among multiple winners at 36th Kraemer Invitational

    Pat Krause|May 5, 2015

    IRONWOOD - West Iron County finished in first place in the girls division, while Ashland took home the gold on the boys side at the 36th annual Jack Kraemer Invitational Track Meet at Longyear Field on Monday. It was the third straight Kraemer title for both the Wykons and Ashland, not counting the 2013 meet which was canceled due to poor weather conditions. Weather has played a major role in disrupting recent Kraemers. In its first 19-years of existence, the Kraemer was never plagued by a...

  • Bessemer Athletic Banquet

    Apr 27, 2015

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