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ScuttleBu(r)t: Wrestling book features Lenita

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ScuttleBu(r)t ... Looks like Guy Evans’ new book “NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner’s WCW” will be on my reading list. There’s a 10-page chapter entitled “Lenita, Lenita,” no doubt named for fun-loving Lenita Erickson of Breitung ...

Niagara youth football celebrating 50th season

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NIAGARA, Wis. - Niagara’s youth football program kicks off a 50th season Monday. Established in the fall of 1969 by Dennis (Sam) Chartier, the program was initially named Niagara Flag Football. “The program was modeled after ‘Army rules football,” said Al Sonnenberg, program ...

UP golf notebook: ‘Fun’ environment for Eichhorn

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NORWAY — Carney’s Hunter Eichhorn, championship flight winner of last week’s 104th UP Golf Association men’s tournament at Oak Crest Golf Course, has experienced some pressure-packed situations in his young life. The Marquette University sophomore has played in major collegiate golf ...

Green Mamba Jet car driver dies

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NORWAY — Friday night racing at Norway Speedway came to a halt when a pre-race event ended in a fatal crash. The Green Mamba, a jet-powered exhibition dragster driven by Douglas Rose of Ring Town, Penn., sped down the straightaway of the third-mile oval and into the dirt when it turned over ...

WIC, Westwood share Kingsford Invite girls tennis title

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Host Flivvers third KINGSFORD — West Iron County and Westwood, two of the favorites in UP Division 2 girls tennis this fall, battled to a tie for first Friday in the Kingsford Invitational on Friday. The Wykons and Patriots each tallied 41 points, followed by Kingsford 25, Iron Mountain ...

Predators overcome slow start to take season opener handily

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MARION, Wis. — Northern Elite overcame a slow start to beat Marion/Tigerton 55-18 on Friday. After a scoreless first quarter in which Northern Elite ran just three offensive plays, the Predators (1-0) exploded to a 27-12 halftime lead. “Offensively we started to kick it into gear,” ...

Races to resume Saturday night at Norway Speedway

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NORWAY — Officials from Norway Speedway are planning to resume racing tonight (Aug. 18) following the untimely crash and death of veteran jet dragster driver Doug Rose at the track Friday night. Rose's machine veered into turn one and crashed into the guardrail in turn one and flipped ...

Cardinals clip Brewers

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jack Flaherty got an extra day of rest and a chance to pitch against Milwaukee, and took advantage of both. Kolten Wong and Marcell Ozuna drove in two runs apiece, Flaherty pitched six shutout innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Brewers 5-2 on Friday night. "As ...

Cormorant graces Six Mile

Outdoors

It’s not often I get to photograph a controversial figure out on Six Mile Lake. This individual wasn’t shy, either, even coming closer as I snapped away like paparazzi. Maybe it was the first camera this juvenile double-crested cormorant had ever seen. While not an uncommon bird, it was ...

Anglers landing bass, walleye and perch

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bass fishing continues to be good and anglers are getting some walleye in deeper water as the dog days of summer linger through mid-August. “Some trout fishermen have gone out, even in the hot weather, and they’ve had some success,” said Doug Whisler at Whisler ...

Packers roll over Steelers 51-34

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — The ovation moved Aaron Rodgers to tears. The Green Bay Packers fans showed their appreciation with the two-time NFL MVP about to take his first snaps at Lambeau Field in almost a year. Once he got behind center, Rodgers needed just one drive to look right at home back in ...

ScuttleBu(r)t … Edgewood adds assistant with famous father

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The daughter of a basketball coaching legend will be helping out at Edgewood College in Madison, Wis. Kathi Bennett, 55, daughter of former UW-Green Bay and Madison coach Dick Bennett and sister of Virginia Coach Tony Bennett, agreed to be a part-time assistant for the Edgewood women’s ...

Wykons work out

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Burt Angeli/Daily News photo West Iron County head coach Mike Berutti, right, and assistant Jim Kralovec demonstrate how they want a play run during Tuesday’s practice session. The Wykons open the football season Friday, Aug. 24, against West PAC foe Munising at Nelson Field.

Harbaugh may have his best team at Michigan so far

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ANN ARBOR — Jim Harbaugh is in his fourth year at Michigan, where he has had time to assemble perhaps his best team. Former Mississippi star Shea Patterson gives Harbaugh the quarterback he has been looking for since coming back to his alma mater. Patterson will have experienced running ...

Singles sweep powers Wykons past Flivvers

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KINGSFORD — West Iron County, powered by a singles sweep, downed Kingsford 6-2 in high school girls tennis Thursday. “West Iron is a very solid and experienced team, so I am happy with how we performed today, especially being so early in the season,” said Kingsford Coach Sarah ...

Johnny Sauter wraps up ‘Truck’ title

National Sports

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Johnny Sauter took the lead with five laps left when John Hunter Nemechek slowed because of late fuel pickup issues, then held off Stewart Friesen on Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway for his fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season. The ...

Lester, Happ combine to lead Cubs

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Lester wasn’t overly excited about winning for the first time in just over a month. However, Cubs manager Joe Maddon couldn’t have been happier with his performance. Lester pitched six innings and Ian Happ homered as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates ...

Constantini crowned

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Dave Antonetti, Aimee Tatangelo, Mike Constantini and Steve Cavalieri reached the finals of the Dickinson Area Bocce Association’s UP Open Singles tournament at City Park’s Ray Mariucci Bocce Complex.

‘Really cool feeling’ for Snedeker

National Sports

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Brandt Snedeker predicted low scores at the Wyndham Championship — but not this low. Snedeker shot an 11-under 59 on Thursday, falling one shot shy of matching the PGA Tour record. He made a 20-foot putt on his final hole to become the 10th player in tour history ...

Twins, Forsythe outslug Tigers

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All that Logan Forsythe has done since arriving in Minnesota is get hits. The veteran infielder joined the Twins at the beginning of August in a trade that sent popular second baseman Brian Dozier to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Thursday night was Forsythe’s 14th game in a ...