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Miracle play keeps Perla from Philly

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ScuttleBu(r)t ... Iron Mountain’s John Perla was seconds away from being in Philadelphia on Sunday. Perla, of Brookfield, Wis.-based Perla Sports Management, watched the “Minnesota Miracle” at US Bank Stadium on Sunday. “What looked like a sure trip to the conference championship ...

Kingsford’s Renee Roberts takes a shot against Menominee on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Kingsfod, Mich. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Girls basketball: Flivvers win GNC bout over Maroons

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford outlasted Menominee 50-40 in a Great Northern Conference game Friday. Renee Roberts’ 14 points paced the Flivvers (5-4) offensively. Kingsford head coach Mike Cross also liked the defense, as it allowed just 16 points in the second half in the team’s first game ...

Free throws lift Jets past SC 63-59

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EBEN — North Central made 14-of-16 free throws in the second half on its way to a 63-59 boys’ basketball win Thursday at Superior Central. Six players scored in all four quarters for the Jets (7-1), who’ve won six straight games since a loss last month at Rapid River. “Any time you ...

Bowman lands Olympic berth

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By KAREN PRICE Maddie Bowman made history in Sochi, becoming the first Olympic gold medalist in women’s halfpipe skiing. The South Lake Tahoe, Calif., native now has an opportunity to defend it. Bowman qualified for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Friday after the Toyota ...

Flivvers finalists for MHSAA awards

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EAST LANSING — Kingsford High School seniors Jordyn Kriegl and Sawyer Perpich are among the 120 finalists for the Michigan High School Athletic Association's scholar-athlete awards for the 2017-18 school year. Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance, the program has recognized student-athletes ...

Girls basketball: Wykons make statement, knock Gremlins

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IRON RIVER — West Iron County reeled off 13 unanswered points in the first half and dumped Houghton 57-30 in West PAC girls basketball Friday at Charles Greenlund Gymnasium. The Gremlins, who edged the Wykons (8-2, 2-2) in mid-December, started the game with a 5-0 lead. The Wykons battled ...

A deer looks on at ice fishermen on Six Mile Lake. (Betsy Bloom/Daily News Photo)

Bird count lists 33 species; snow crust no friend to owls

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The Christmas Bird Count done in Dickinson County on Dec. 16 turned up 1,405 birds from 33 species — not a bad tally for one day, said Phyllis Carlson, who took over compiling the list this year. The annual seasonal count sponsored by the National Audubon Society drew 36 people in this ...

North Dickinson's Hannah Clark grabs the basketball from Norway's Kayte Casanova in Friday's Skyline Central Conference game. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Girls basketball: Norway holds off late Nordics rally

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NORWAY — Ada VanHolla’s traditional three-point play in the final seconds snapped a 47-47 tie and sent Norway past North Dickinson 54-48 in Skyline Central Conference girls basketball Friday. Haley Clifford’s double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds keyed the Knights (4-7, 3-2). North ...

Niagara's Zak Prideaux is fouled by Wausaukee's Jordan Thomson on Friday in Niagara, Wis. (Theresa Proudfit/The Daily News)

Boys basketball: Rangers dump Badgers

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara fell behind early and lost 66-52 to Wausaukee in an M&O Conference game Friday. Alex Hagerty scored 12 points for the Badgers and Zak Prideaux chipped in 11. “We really shot poorly in the first half,” said Niagara coach Jim Hoogland. “Our defense is not ...

A fishing license is optional today, Sunday in Wisconsin

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IRON MOUNTAIN — It’s free fishing weekend in Wisconsin. Although no license is required, remember that all other regulations and seasonal restrictions are in force. And, of course, use caution before heading out on the ice. “The weather’s going to be beautiful,” said Fay Whisler ...

Boys basketball: Defense spurs Norway in win over Big Bay, 75-31

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NORWAY — Norway’s deft passing and pressure defense triggered a Skyline Central Conference boys basketball runaway Thursday. The Knights, with 21 assists and 13 steals, downed Big Bay de Noc 75-31. Norway (7-2, 3-0) rolled to a 25-7 cushion after the first quarter and opened the second ...

Kingsford’s Tyler Beauchamp puts up a shot against North Dickinson on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Kingsford, Mich. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Boys basketball: Terrian, Flivvers upend Nordics

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KINGSFORD — North Dickinson tightened the score at the end of the first half, but Kingsford ran away with a 70-34 victory on Thursday. The Flivvers (5-3) had a stretch of turnovers late in the second quarter that gave the Nordics a 9-0 run to close out the first half. Kingsford responded ...

Boys basketball: Iron Mountain routs Manistique

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MANISTIQUE — The second quarter was brutal for the Manistique boys Thursday night as they dropped a 73-29 basketball decision to second-ranked Iron Mountain. Manistique trailed 18-11 after the first quarter and was outscored 28-7 in the second while dropping to 1-9 overall and 0-6 in the ...

West Iron's Steven Nelson (54) defends Forest Park's Josh Logan (14) on Thursday in Iron River. (Theresa Proudfit/The Daily News)

Boys basketball: Pellizzer, Wykons handle Forest Park

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IRON RIVER — Kaden Pellizzer’s game-high 18 points along with Steven Nelson’s 16 points and 14 rebounds powered West Iron County past Forest Park 64-46 in non-conference Thursday. WIC coach Dan Schive said Pellizzer played with a sprained ankle while the 6-foot-8 Nelson also contributed ...

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles throws a pass during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Atlanta Falcons,, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Eagles host the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

NFL’s Final Four all overcame injuries

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The list of players sitting out this weekend’s conference championships is almost as impressive as the starting lineups: Julian Edelman. Carson Wentz. Dalvin Cook. Dont’a Hightower. Allen Robinson. Sam Bradford. Following the NFL’s season of carnage that claimed the likes of, among ...

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) walks off the field following the team's win over New Orleans Saints in an NFL divisional football playoff game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. The Vikings defeated the Saints 29-24. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Foles, Keenum have strong connections

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PHILADELPHIA — Nick Foles contemplated retirement after a miserable season with the Rams in which he ended up losing his starting job to Case Keenum. That’s just one spin of a unique quarterback carousel that’ll be on display when Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) host Keenum ...

Kingsford's August Early, top, and Negaunee's Jeremy Hill battle for control in a 125-pound bout Wednesday at Escanaba. (Mike Mattson/The Daily Press)

Wrestling: Escanaba’s Wunder edges Kingsford’s Povolo

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba wrestlers bounced back from a tough weekend, posting a pair of victories Wednesday night. Esky, fresh from going 1-4 in Saturday’s Campbellsport, Wis. Invitational, defeated Negaunee 66-6 and Kingsford 51-28 Wednesday night. Kingsford beat Negaunee 42-6 in the ...

West Iron County grad Dave Lindbeck is in his second season of leading Wausaukee High School's boys basketball program. The Rangers knocked off Florence on Monday for their sixth win of the season. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

West Iron County grad coaches Wausaukee hoops

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IRON MOUNTAIN — M&O Conference or WIAA tournament laurels won’t determine Wausaukee High School’s boys basketball season. “I knew at the beginning of the season that we were just going to have a ball whether we go 22-0 or 0-22,” said second-year head coach Dave Lindbeck. “It ...

Girls basketball: Ishpeming holds on to beat Iron Mountain, 58-48

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ISHPEMING — Madigan Johns scored 21 points as Ishpeming defeated Iron Mountain 58-48 in Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball Wednesday. The Mountaineers (1-9, 0-5), trailing 30-19 at halftime, outscored the Hematites 29-28 in the final two quarters. “Ishpeming is solid all the way ...