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Norway's Bjorkman returns to softball home

November 2, 2013
By BURT ANGELI - Sports Writer , The Daily News

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Norway's Danielle Bjorkman, a member of the Michigan Tech women's softball team, enjoyed her recent return to the Marion Park softball diamond.

"It was great to play on my home field again," said Bjorkman, who also saluted the support from the community. "I am hoping that I can get the team to come back next year. The entire team had a great time playing even though we lost."

Loyola (Chicago) defeated Tech in three National Club Softball Association's Great Lakes West Division games ...

From Brad Dickson, Omaha World Herald: "Reportedly, the Chicago Cubs are seeking a bilingual manager. You have to be able to say "disappointment," "gut wrenching," and "I have no idea how that happened" in three languages." ...

Kingsford grad Maegan Mathew, who teased Tommy Izzo with a couple cute signs when Michigan State visited Michigan for basketball, was elected "Maize Rage" secretary last fall.

"My responsibilities are general organization of the group," she said of the Michigan student section. "Our ticket sales have doubled, so it'll be a good year for us."

Maegan was among the 115,000 fans for Michigan's football win over Notre Dame, watching from the 13th row on the 25-yard-line.

"I'm pretty excited for the rest of the season," she said, looking forward to the rivalry with Michigan State ...

Basketball coaches with varsity credentials worked with junior high girls teams this fall. Carl Lemin (North Dickinson), Dan Zoeller (Florence), Dan Olkkonen and Jon Lorenzoni (Kingsford), Ben Leiker (Norway) and Nate Fales (West Iron) all guided junior high squads.

There hasn't been that much basketball know-how on the junior high sidelines since Stan Jesky and Dwight Castelaz ...

From Dwight Perry, Seattle Times: "



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