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WMNU High School Bowl
Ironwood Falls to Gwinn
|March 20, 2009
The High School Bowl Season ended
officially Saturday Evening when the Gwinn
Modeltowners bested the Ironwood Red Devils in
the final championship game. The Men in Black
(Gwinn) jumped out to an early lead over
Ironwood. Leading 160-0 at one point and
240-30 at the half. Ironwood scored 90 points
in the second half but fell short when Gwinn
scored another 110 points. The final score was
450-120 and the Modeltowners had won their
second High School Bowl Championship having
won their first one in 2002. The Red Devils
will return next year for another try at
winning their first HSB. Neither school will
return next year with quite the same teams.
Gwinn has two juniors that will be back, but
The Red Devils are losing three seniors.Only
junior Cole Aukee will be returning. Cole had
to miss the semi-final and final matches and
was replaced by Evan Wright an eighth grader
who did a great job for the team.
Unfortunately, next year, Evan will be playing
for some other school in New Mexico.
This was the Championship match that we have
been looking to all year. Without a doubt the
two best teams met in the Championship Game.
Ironwood has played extremely well all year,
however it was evident the entire season that
Gwinn was the team to beat.
Steve Boyd the Red Devil Coach and all the
students who participated on this year's team
have a great deal to be proud of. While they
may have met a mighty opponent in the last
game their overall performance this year was
absolutely great. Not only did the Ironwood
reach the Championship Match, the Red Devils
also won two Regional Championship
Competitions. The first was on October 30th
and the last Regional Championship was on
March 19, 2009, the day before playing their
semi and final and championship HSB Matches in
Marquette. That was the equivalent of taking
"seven" final exams within 24 hours.
"Coach Boyd said he was very proud of all his
team members, who worked hard all year long
and always gave their best. Liz Perkis was an
outstanding captain, and this team made it
further than any other team in Ironwood's
history. Next year, he just wants to win one
Ironwood, drew a bye in the first round then
went on to best North Central 340-90 in the
second round. The Red Devils defeated Superior
Central 230-210 in the third round. Ironwood
faced off against Ishpeming in the
quarter-finals and prevailed 260-240. In the
semi-final game Ironwood upended Iron Mountain
Gwinn did not have a bye in the first round so
it took the Modeltowners one more victory to
get to the Championship. Gwinn had their way
with most if not all their opponents this
year, all of whom were real contenders for the
|In round one Gwinn defeated Rapid River
300-130. After that there was no looking back
for Gwinn. In round two Gwinn defeated
Kingsford 340-160. In Round three The
Modeltowners put it to Hancock 420-90. Hancock
has been the HSB Champs four times. Then in
the quarter-finals Gwinn defeated Marquette
320-250. Marquette has reigned as U.P.
Champions eight times.
Then in their semi-final match the Mighty Men
in Black Gwinn took on the Mighty Gremlins
from Houghton. The Houghton wiz kids were the
reigning High School Bowl Champions.
Just moments after defeating the seven time
Champion Gremlins, Gwinn took on the Red
Devils and won their 5th HSB match of the
As a result of the Championship Game each team
was awarded scholarships to Northern Michigan
University. Gwinn received $2500 and Ironwood
received $1500. This years winner of the Dave
Goldsmith Award was Gwinn Team Captain, Alex
Willig. Alex receives a thousand dollar
scholarship to use at the college of his
We at IronwoodInfo wish to congratulate Alex
and his teamates and their terrific coach, Tom
Ross on their great victory.
We would like to thank the Red Devils from
Ironwood for their great run this year. Thanks
too to their Coach Steve Boyd who brought his
team so far. Not even a football championship
would make us more proud !
Ironwood Upsets Houghton
|Ironwood Township -
March 19, 2009
representing sixteen schools
showed up at GCC today to
compete in a regional
The Red Devils of
Ironwood won four matches
today before playing the
Houghton Gremlins in the
finale. Houghton the
reigning world champions of
the Wiz Kid Universe also
won four matches before
taking on the Ironwood.
In the end it was the Wiz
Kids from Ironwood that
would come away with gold on
Ironwood 310 - Iron Mountain 240
|Marquette - April 7, 2009
Saturday evening on WMNUTV
the Red Devils of ironwood competed against the Mountaineers
of Iron Mountain in the semi-final match of the U.P.'s
Cerebral Super Bowl. Although the game aired Saturday Evening
it actually took place March 20th., just hours after the Red
Devils defeated the the Houghton Gremlins in the Regional
Quiz Bowl championship in Ironwood.
In the semi-final against the Mountaineers Ironwood would be
making a go of it without their standout player Cole Aukee,
who would miss both this match and the final Super Bowl Game
yet to come. However, Cole was replaced by Evan Wright, who
stayed on at Ironwood until these final matches would be
played. Just one week later Evan would be moving to New
Mexico. On behalf of IronwoodInfo.com and its more than 8000
readers, we would like to thank this eighth grader for his
consideration and great effort.
In this match Iron Mountain would jump out front to a 30-0
lead over Ironwood's Wiz Kids. But, at the quarter the Red
Devils would be just 10 points behind 90-80. At half-time it
was all headed in the right direction for the Red Devils
which now lead 180-140. At the final buzzer it would be
Ironwood victorious 310 to 240. Once again, congratulations
Red Devils and their coach Steve Boyd.
Next week as previously predicted by IronwoodInfo.com, Ironwood
will face off against Gwinn in the High School Bowl
Championship. That game will be aired Saturday the 11th, at
8:00pm EDT (7:00 CST.) It will be aired again Monday the
13th, at 12:30pm (11:30am CDT)
Ironwood To Return To Marquette
After Third H.S. Bowl Victory!
|Ironwood - March 17, 2009
The Ironwood Red
Devils pulled off its third victory in this year's
High School Bowl. Last Friday the Ironwood team
defeated the Ishpeming Wiz Kids
We won Friday 260-240. The Game was really
close.....with a controversial finish. Ironwood was
down 240-230. The Red Devils then answered the next
toss-up question. That tied the score 240-240
Ironwood then got to answer the next bonus questions
G. G. Gordon, the shows host looks at the Ironwood
Team and says "the next question goes to France"
Inadvertently Giving Ironwood the answer to the
question. She went ahead, and the Red Devils
answered France (it was an easy one, they would have
gotten it anyway), and the score is 250-240.
Ironwood then answered the next question correctly
and the score was 260-240, and the final buzzer went
Next Fiday the Ironwood Red
Devils go back to Marquette where they will face off
against Iron Mountain. The Red Devils will be
without team standout
Should Ironwood prevail in that match they will go
up against either powerhouse Gwinn or the reigning
HSB champions the Houghton Gremlins.
Good Luck Red Devils!
Pictured above the Ironwood -
Superior Central match played earlier this year.
Devils Defeat Cougars 230-210
Is Gwinn in Their Future?
|The Ironwood Red Devils took on the
North Central Cougars in a High School Bowl
game televised this past Saturday night.
This show was a tape delayed match as are
all H.S. Bowl Games
The Red Devils once
again came dressed in costumes. They came
dressed as the cast of Gilligan's Island,
but this week it would be the Cougars who
would wind up ship wrecked.
the game was
of a match
took place a
Down North Central 340-90
|Marquette - January 18, 2009
Last night local viewers got watch Ironwood the
Red Devils initial 2009 entry to the High School
Bowl. The Red Devils drew a bye in the first
round as did the Gladiators of Ontonagon. Last
nights game actually took place a month ago. All
the WMNUTV 13 games are taped approximately one
month prior to airing.
The competition for Ironwood was the Jets from North
Central. The Jets won their round one game
against Mid-Peninsula 120-80. That would be the
Jets last victory for the tournament as the Red
Devils beat the Jets 340-90. Champions.
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