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Speedway draws former champions

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NORWAY — It all starts tonight. Norway Speedway will open its summer of stockcar racing with one of the most powerful opening night fields of cars that we have ever seen. As we predicted weeks ago, the early entries indicated that tonight’s show was going to be epic. There are too ...

Badgers lose D5 opener

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Brook Breitrick’s arm and Taylor Matsche’s bat did in Niagara. Breitrick tossed a four-hitter and Matsche hit a pair of home runs as Bowler defeated Niagara 9-1 in a WIAA Division 5 softball regional semifinal. Breitick struck out six and walked two. Niagara pitcher ...

Mountaineers, Flivvers drop doubleheaders

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ISHPEMING — Iron Mountain wrapped up the softball regular season Thursday with a doubleheader loss to Ishpeming, 12-2 and 14-7. “We struggled pitching and made some mistakes,” Mountaineers coach Dean Lefebvre said of the Mid-Peninsula Conference games. Mackenzie Swanson tripled and ...

Negaunee claims 7th straight MPC boys tennis title

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MARQUETTE — The Negaunee boys tennis team added their seventh straight Mid-Peninsula Conference title to their dynasty Thursday, sweeping all eight finals in the process at Westwood high. Negaunee head coach Kyle Saari said his program never takes a season for granted. “We have two goals ...

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Kingsford No. 3 singles Nick McCole delivers a serve in his GNC championship match with Menominee’s Levi Kempka on Thursday. McCole posted a 6-2, 6-2 win.

Flivvs capture conference boys tennis title

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KINGSFORD — A favorable draw and a competitive tournament put Kingsford on top of Great Northern Conference boys tennis again. The Flivvers, who won three straight GNC titles before Menominee broke the streak last year, posted 22 points Thursday to beat runner-up Escanaba with 18. ...

Bobcats rally past Hornets in regional

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence rallied for six runs in the fifth inning and defeated Elcho 12-5 in the first round of the WIAA Division 4 baseball playoffs Thursday. Coach Dave LaPoint’s Bobcats (9-4) will play at top-seeded Phelps/Three Lakes on Tuesday, with the time and location to be ...

IM girls soccer blanks Gremlins

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HOUGHTON — Iron Mountain blanked Houghton 3-0 on Thursday to wrap up the girls soccer season, placing second in the Upper Peninsula Soccer Conference behind Marquette. “A couple tough losses cost us a chance to finish on top of the conference but we had a good year and being right on the ...

Storm’s Jones advances

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ROSHOLT, Wis. — Florence High School senior Caleb Jones is headed to La Crosse for the WIAA state track & field meet. Jones, representing the Northwoods Storm co-op with Niagara, finished fourth (2:04.05) in the WIAA Division 3 800-meter sectional run Thursday. Wesley Schiek of Valley ...

Mountaineers win Mid-Pen boys track

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Negaunee’s girls and Iron Mountain’s boys cruised to Mid-Peninsula Conference track and field championships Thursday at Mountaineer Stadium. The Miners won the girls title with 163 points, topping runner-up Ishpeming with 121 and host Mountaineers with 76. “We had a ...

Flivvers break more marks

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MENOMINEE — The Marquette girls kept their stranglehold on the Great Northern Conference track championship Thursday. This marked the 11th consecutive title for the Redettes, 177 points, who were followed by Kingsford 105 and Escanaba 79. Marquette senior Jackie Cammarata won the ...

Norway Speedway race support divisions solid

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NORWAY — The Norway Speedway Fabulous Four-Cylinder Division, AKA the Fab Fours, have withstood the test of time. The division began in 2001 and we were one of the first speedways to race front wheel drive cars in the Upper Midwest. The class was designed to be an inexpensive way for high ...

UP Sports Hall of Fame seeks Delta County council member

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ESCANABA – A vacancy exists on the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame’s executive council that must be filled by July 20. The opening, for a Delta County resident, became effective when Wayne Marshall of Gladstone resigned earlier this week. The position is on a volunteer basis and ...

Ellis-Calcaterra capture ‘Paul Lambert’ tourney

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NORWAY — Jon Ellis and Mike Calcaterra teamed up to win the Paul Lambert Memorial at Oak Crest Golf Course. Ellis and Calcaterra shot a five-under par 67 in the best ball Saturday. They followed it up with 64 in the scramble portion. The winning score of 131 was one shot better than 2015 ...

Diggers clip Arms of Angels

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KINGSFORD — Morgan Tomczak hit a three-run homer and Bella Millan had three hits as the Florence Diggers defeated Kingsford Arms of Angels/Protech 25-14 in Little League major softball at Lodal Park. Brooke Pomroy led the Angels with two doubles. Also chipping in hits were Macy Holmes and ...

WIC’s Kinner runs to MVP

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CALUMET — He may not have been feeling the greatest, but Clayton Sayen cashed in on an opportunity to shine in Wednesday’s WestPac Conference meet. The junior sprinter, who was selected the overall Most Valuable Participant by the league’s coaches, set a meet record in the 200-meter ...

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Paige Fortner and Trent Juul received Iron Mountain High School’s Pat Izzo Memorial during Wednesday’s 57th annual Senior Awards Night program.

‘Pat Izzo’ awarded

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain High School’s prestigious Pat Izzo Memorial Award went to Paige Fortner and Trent Juul on Wednesday. They received the major honor chosen by the coaching staff during the 57th annual Senior Awards Night program in the high school auditorium. Pat Izzo, a 1961 ...

‘Athlete of the Year’ banquet set for June 7

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IRON MOUNTAIN - Guy Barrows, Garrett O'Neil, Olivia Allen and Ada VanHolla were named the Hometowne athletes of the month for March and April. Barrows, a Kingsford senior, has been hitting comfortably above .500 with a handful of homeruns, struck out just six times and made no errors in the ...

Norway sweeps Manistique to clinch share of MPC title

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NORWAY — Norway swept Manistique and gained a share of the Mid-Peninsula Conference regular season softball championship Wednesday at Marion Park. The Knights defeated the Emeralds 14-0 to complete a game postponed from last week. They joined Westwood at the top of the standings by beating ...

Bucks opening up search for new GM

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Boasting a budding star and an impressive roster of young talent, the Milwaukee Bucks are opening up their search for a new general manager to lead them into contention in the Eastern Conference. After longtime GM John Hammond left to join friend Jeff Weltman in the Orlando Magic front ...

The Coca-Cola Late Model Rookie of the Year last season at Norway Speedway was 15-year-old Cameron Clifford of Norway.

Norway Speedway kicks off race season Friday

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NORWAY — Norway Speedway will launch its 2017 racing season Friday at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds. This will be the 76th year cars have raced at the fairgrounds’ 1/3rd-mile asphalt track. The Dickinson County Racing Association, which has been incorporated since 1971, has set up a ...