Hematites in Bowl

The Ishpeming Hematites matched wits the Baraga Vikings in the first round of High School Bowl and won 250-30. Forty schools from the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin field teams for Public TV 13’s High School Bowl tournament, now celebrating 36 years on the air. Ishpeming will advance to the second round when they play Norway in Game 16, scheduled to air Jan. 4. Representing Ishpeming, seated from left, are players Cody Johnson, Erin Heidelberger, team captain Thomas Bleau and Ed Mannila. Standing are alternates Johnathan Willey and Josh Penrose with Coach Kristin Swenor.