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U-M rides Henry’s arm

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jesse Franklin hit the second pitch of the game out of TD Ameritrade Park. With the performance Tommy Henry was about to give, that was all the offense Michigan needed. Henry limited Florida State to three hits and Franklin’s homer stood up in a 2-0 win Monday night ...

UP Senior Golf – Solda leads tournament

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Norway’s Mike Solda, playing in the first group of the day, fired a two-under par 70 Monday to lead the 15th annual UP Senior Championship at Pine Grove Country Club. Solda collected three of his four birdies on the back nine to shoot a 34 in the tournament’s opening ...

Successful IMHS season

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Iron Mountain High School’s successful boys basketball season was on display during the year-ending athletic awards program. The Mountaineers posted an unbeaten regular season, captured postseason tournament trophies and bowed in the state finals after a controversial finish. The ...

Judge, Olympians back oversight push in Congress

National Sports

DENVER (AP) — The judge who sentenced former sports doctor Larry Nassar to prison and a group of Olympians are backing an effort to create a commission to look into the operations of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Michigan Judge Rosemarie Aquilina joined the athletes and Colorado’s U.S. Rep. ...

Padres blank Brewers

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Backed by Manny Machado’s home run, Joey Lucchesi gave the San Diego Padres’ bullpen a chance to catch its collective breath. The big left-hander threw seven brilliant innings in a combined four-hitter to lead the Padres to a 2-0 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers on ...

Flivvers name assistant coaches

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KINGSFORD — Breitung Township School Board has hired Ian Weber as assistant hockey coach and Joe Kriegl as assistant football coach at Kingsford High School.

ScuttleBu(r)t … Two more state titles for VanderLende

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Rockford senior Ericka VanderLende stood out again at the MHSAA Division 1 track and field meet. The daughter of Forest Park grad Ingrid (Peterson) and Greg VanderLende won the 1,600 (4:41.00) and 3,200 (10.24.57) and finished runner-up in the 800. “I was really happy to complete all ...

Woodland gets his game-winning shot

National Sports

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The stage was among the best in the land. Thousands were watching him. Victory was in his grasp. Gary Woodland didn’t just dream of such a moment, he genuinely expected it would happen. Just not like this. Woodland always imagined being at Allen Fieldhouse, ...

Macker back in Ishpeming

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ISHPEMING — 17 years and a few parents later, the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament is back on the streets of downtown Ishpeming. There was no shortage of fun to be had by the local community Saturday with sunny skies helping bring out an estimated 3,000 people to Hematite Drive from ...

Whitmer backs women in sports

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has created a task force to support and promote opportunities for girls and women in sports. The group formed Monday by an executive order must make initial findings and recommendations before March 2021. The 15-member task force will be chaired ...

Deer Lake campground closed for hazardous tree removal

Outdoors

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Deer Lake State Forest Campground located in Iron County will temporarily close beginning today for removal of trees that present a hazard to campers and other visitors. The campground was included in a larger timber sale area south of Deer Lake. The timber is being ...

IR’s Harris earns honor

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — Iron River’s Victoria Harris was among 15 Northern Michigan University track and field student-athletes named to the 2019 spring Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference all-academic excellence team. To be eligible, a student-athlete had to be on the active roster at ...

Finals MVP Leonard quiet on future

National Sports

TORONTO (AP) — Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Kawhi Leonard received the key to the city at Monday’s championship parade. For now, however, the two-way star and two-time NBA Finals MVP still isn’t saying whether he’ll use it to keep a door open, or ...

Esky rules state, again

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EAST LANSING — Back-to-back, baby. Escanaba was the more poised team, showing its veteran experience and continuing to make winning plays in capturing its second straight Division 2 softball state championship with a 7-3 win over Stevensville Lakeshore here Saturday. Esky ace Gabi Salo ...

Anderson-Markell win 15th UP Best Ball title

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s Jim Markell and Norway’s Dan Anderson took turns stringing birdies in winning another UP Best Ball golf championship Sunday at Pine Grove Country Club. Markell tallied five birdies Saturday in the team’s four-under par 68 round. Anderson had six birdies ...

UP All-Star Classic – Ojala keeps MVP trophy in the family

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NEWBERRY - There are a pair of back stories to most valuable player winners Matt Ojala of Calumet and Sydney Kivi of Marquette here Saturday at the 34th annual U.P. All-Star Classic. Ojala joined his mother and father as All-Star Classic MVP picks while Kivi won despite missing Friday’s ...

Woodland denies Koepka with first US Open victory

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — In front of Gary Woodland was a 263-yard shot to the scariest green on any par 5 at Pebble Beach, especially with a U.S. Open on the line. Behind him by one shot on the leaderboard was Brooks Koepka, the most dangerous figure in major championship golf these ...

Michigan makes successful return

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Stage fright was no factor for a Michigan baseball program that’s in the College World Series for the first time in 35 years. The Wolverines just kept doing what they’ve been doing since the NCAA Tournament started. “Pitching, defense, timely hitting seems to be the ...

Truck win overturned

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NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — NASCAR overturned a victory for the first time since 1960 on Sunday when Brett Moffitt was declared the winner of the Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway after Ross Chastain’s No. 44 truck failed a post-race inspection. Chastain led the final 141 laps of the 200-lap ...

Clark, Nylund named MVP

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Taylor Clark and Max Nylund are Forest Park’s most valuable players in track and field. During the spring awards program, Elle Soderberg and Mason Rintala received coach’s awards while most improved went to Amya Johnson and Luke Wesselin. In girls and boys golf, Sarah ...