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Marquette slips past Kingsford 2-1

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KINGSFORD — Marquette’s only freshman helped derail Kingsford 2-1 in the girls soccer season opener for both schools Tuesday at Commemorative Field. Paige Britton assisted on Lauren Kurzawa’s tying goal with six minutes left in the game. Moments later, Britton popped a long kick over ...

Badgers edge Flivvs in 8th

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NIAGARA, Wis. - A bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning gave Niagara a 3-2 win over Kingsford in the season-opener on Tuesday. The Badgers (1-0) stopped Kingsford in the top of the inning when the Flivvers threatened with runners on second and third and one out. Two strikeouts ended the top ...

Flivvers blank Maroons

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford, with two of the players trading ice skates for tennis shoes, downed Menominee 7-0 in the Flivvers’ first dual match of the season Tuesday. Kingsford No. 3 singles Ethan Fox and No. 1 doubles Daunte Fortner both missed last week’s matches in Marinette for hockey ...

New Lions coach excited for first NFL Draft

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ALLEN PARK — Matt Patricia has joked in past media sessions that he’s simply trying to get through each and every day as a first-time head coach learning on the fly. This is a particularly busy week in Allen Park for Patricia and the Lions with a voluntary three-day minicamp kicking off ...

Bucks bow to Celtics

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BOSTON (AP) — Al Horford has been the Celtics’ quiet leader this postseason, and Marcus Smart might be the kindling Boston was missing in back-to-back losses in Milwaukee. The duo was reunited for Game 5, and together, they helped put the Celtics on the verge of closing out their ...

Wykons take down two foes

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ESCANABA — It was chilly and windy outside, but at least the courts were clear as the West Iron County tennis team traveled for a doubleheader to take on Escanaba and Gladstone Tuesday. In the early matchup, the Wykons came out on top against Esky 5-3, winning three of the four doubles ...

IM sweeps Emeralds

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MANISTIQUE — Freshman Claire Mongrain had four hits in the opener and homered in the second game as Iron Mountain swept Manistique, 16-1 in three innings and 8-4, in Mid-Peninsula Conference softball Tuesday. Mountaineers pitcher Lilly VanLoon allowed one hit over three innings in the first ...

Warriors in Minnesota

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Submitted Photo The 2007 AAA Upper Midwest Warriors Huron, with hockey team members from the Iron Mountain area and across the Upper Peninsula, took third place in their division at the Minnesota Meltdown in Minneapolis. Team members are Dane Saari, Carson Hughes, Jacob Powell, Jaxon Buckley, ...

MHSAA leader to retire

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EAST LANSING — John E. (Jack) Roberts, who has served as executive director of the Michigan High School Athletic Association since the fall of 1986, will retire in August. Roberts will conclude his tenure as the second-longest serving full-time executive director during the MHSAA’s ...

Negaunee board votes to rehire basketball coach

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NEGAUNEE — The atmosphere inside the Negaunee High School library was both tense and somber as area residents gathered in support of former Miners head boys basketball coach Dan Waterman at the Negaunee school board meeting Monday night. Last week in what was a controversial decision, ...

Cain leads Crew past KC

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lorenzo Cain homered while reaching base four times in his return to Kauffman Stadium, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Tuesday night to open their two-game set. Travis Shaw added a three-run homer for the Brewers, while Zach Davies (2-2) ...

Wayne honors ‘Medal’ recipients

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DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University has installed banners in its football stadium recognizing all 3,500 recipients of America’s highest military honor. The Detroit school announced Tuesday the banners bearing the names of Medal of Honor recipients. Last fall, it unveiled football ...

UW-Milwaukee scorers leaving

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is losing its three top men’s basketball players after coach Pat Baldwin’s first year. Five scholarship players have left the team in less than a month.

Florida receiver fails drug test

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida receiver Antonio Callaway failed a drug test at the NFL combine, a mistake that could damage his draft status. It was the latest misstep for a talented but troubled receiver who was once considered a lock to be a first-round draft pick.

Mi-HUNT helps Michigan morel hunters

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It was early May, and a certain spring activity was on my mind — looking for some tasty morel mushrooms in the beautiful hardwood forests of northern Lower Michigan. As that Friday's work shift was drawing to a close, I thought about places on state-managed land that I might find a new ...

Mountaineers split opener

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IRON MOUNTAIN - An inside-the-park home run by Saylor Swartout wasn’t enough to hold off Ishpeming as Iron Mountain split a doubleheader on Monday. Swartout swung on a 1-2 pitch to centerfield and rounded third as the throw was made to home plate. Swartout collided with Hematites catcher ...

Packer GM has ‘steady’ model

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GREEN BAY – Time will tell what kind of stamp new Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst puts on his first draft, with the types of players he selects and the trades he decides to make. But if there’s one way in which he would like to follow the example his predecessor Ted Thompson set, ...

Bucks’ Maker steps into playoff spotlight

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MILWAUKEE — Thon Maker is having his biggest games at the biggest time of the year. Not bad for a bench guy and someone who, as recently as last week, was a roster afterthought. Maker had never blocked five shots in any NBA game before this postseason began — and now he’s blocked that ...

U-M, Harbaugh wrap up spring with QB in limbo

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ANN ARBOR — Shea Patterson has impressed Michigan coaches and teammates over the last month, making plays with both his arm and feet. When the former Mississippi quarterback goes under center for the Wolverines today as they wrap up spring practice, his status with his new school will still ...