Unbeaten Bobcats sweep Cardinals

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CRANDON, Wis. — Florence, led by Shayla McLain’s 10 kills and Karmen Anderson’s 23 assists, spilled Crandon 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-12) in Northern Lakes Conference volleyball. The Bobcats remained unbeaten in the conference with an 8-0 record. “Crandon is much improved and we are ...

UP baseball title on the line today

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MARQUETTE — An inaugural game will be held Saturday afternoon in Houghton County to try to decide the best adult baseball team in the Upper Peninsula. The Superior National Bank Stanton Wildcats of the Copper Country-based Twilight League will host the Marquette County Mavericks of the ...

Mountaineers sink Marines

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MARINETTE, Wis, — As soon as Marinette grabbed some momentum, Iron Mountain quickly grabbed it back. The Mountaineers beat the Marines 4-2 in non-conference soccer on Thursday. Marine goalkeeper Ryan Dura denied the Mountaineers on a couple of early scoring opportunities. Iron Mountain ...

Flivvers slip past Red Devils

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IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — Ben Backlund scored in the second half to break a 2-2 tie as Kingsford edged Ironwood 3-2 in boys soccer. The Flivvers (10-1-1) had blanked the Red Devils 8-0 in early August. “This was a huge step up for us, because Kingsford has a quality team,” Ironwood Coach ...

Ellis wins state four-ball championship

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LANSING — Dan Ellis of Negaunee and Jimmy Dewling of Bloomfield Hills worked their strategy to perfection in winning the fourth Golf Association of Michigan Four-Ball Championship at Country Club. “We looked forward to this tournament, but you are not coming in expecting to shoot ...

Oak Crest to stage scrambles, ‘Big Hole’ tourney

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NORWAY — Oak Crest Golf Course will host a four-man senior scramble beginning at 9 a.m. Monday. Event fee of $160 per team includes golf, lunch, skins and cash prizes. Pepper Steele Big Hole Tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, and Oct. 1. The $160 per team entry fee includes golf, ...

Westwood quarterback Nathan Beckman is hit as he throws by Iron Mountain’s Dylan Spade on Friday at Mountaineer Stadium in Iron Mountain. (Adam Niemi/The Daily News)

Football: Westwood blanks Iron Mountain, 34-0

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The losing streak continues for Iron Mountain after a 34-0 win by Westwood in Mid-Peninsula Conference action on Friday. The Patriots (4-1, 1-1) ended their own streak: winning a game against Iron Mountain for the first time since 1992. Westwood head coach Scott Syrjala was ...

A garter snake gets some sun at Six Mile Lake. (Betsy Bloom Photo)

Snakes stop feeding as winter approaches


Hopefully this photo doesn’t creep anyone out. It shouldn’t. Garter snakes are among the least-aggressive, most-harmless varieties around, and this one was no exception, even though I almost stepped on it sunning in the driveway. But if your first reaction was a shudder, there is some ...

Cubs nip Brewers

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — A bases-loaded walk forced in the go-ahead run for the Chicago Cubs. A tag held on to get a runner in the split-second that his foot lifted off the base erased the potential tying run for the Milwaukee Brewers. Manager Joe Maddon's team tightened its grip on the NL ...

Packers hurting for Bengals

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A hip injury is threatening Mike Daniels' ironman streak with the Green Bay Packers. The standout defensive lineman could be one of seven front-line players who might be sidelined for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals . Daniels hasn't missed a game since ...

Hot, sticky for Sunday’s Packers-Bengals game at Lambeau

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The forecast for Sunday's Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau Field is hot, sticky and far from frozen. Records show the last time temperatures for a regular season game at Lambeau soared into the 80s was October 6, 1963 when the mercury reached 84 degrees. WLUK -TV ...

Kingsford's Tyler Beauchamp (5) slips past Wausau East's Tyler Tate (34) in Friday's non-conference game at Flivver Field. (Theresa Proudfit/The Daily News)

Football: Kingsford dominates Wausau East, 54-21

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KINGSFORD — The Kingsford Flivvers, playing a near-perfect first half, flattened Wausau East 54-21 in non-conference football Friday. The Flivvers (3-1) did all of their scoring in the first half, building a 54-0 lead when Jacob Viau closed the second quarter with a 69-yard pass ...

Norway's Payton Thompson (26) recovers a fumble by Bark River-Harris' Eric Viau during the first quarter Friday at Harris. (Avery Bundgaard/The Daily Press)

Football: Norway beats Bark River for 1st Mid Eastern win

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HARRIS — Winning the turnover battle often determines the outcome of football games. The top-ranked Norway Knights proved how true that is Friday night in their first Mid Eastern Conference win, a 28-14 triumph over the fourth-ranked Bark River-Harris Broncos. Norway (5-0) had two ...

FISHING THE MENOMINEE River, Bill Rimicci of Iron Mountain caught and released a 41-inch northern pike.

Anglers enjoy heatwave


IRON MOUNTAIN — The September heatwave has slowed hunting, but anglers are hitting the water and landing a variety of fish. At Whispering Pines Outpost on M-95, John Grier said perch fishing continues to be good. “Bait sales have been real good,” he added. Jake Whisler at Whisler ...

Wisconsin’s new budget law alters deer and turkey tagging


MADISON, Wis. — The 2017-2019 biennial budget recently signed by Gov. Scott Walker includes changes in deer and turkey tagging that are going into effect immediately. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is currently implementing changes involving the use of deer and turkey carcass ...

Iron Mountain's Claire Czernek (12) goes up for a kill against Manistique on Thursday. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Volleyball: Mountaineers sweep Manistique

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s pin-point serving helped dispatch Manistique in Mid-Peninsula Conference volleyball Thursday. The Mountaineers rifled home 16 ace serves in sweeping the Emeralds 3-0 (25-10, 25-15, 25-15). Iron Mountain posted a team serving mark of 93 percent. “The ...

Volleyball roundup: Crivitz sinks Niagara

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CRIVITZ, Wis. — League-leading Crivitz spilled Niagara 3-0 (25-14, 25-10, 25-11) in M&O Conference volleyball Thursday. “Tonight we came out timid,” said Niagara Coach Carol St. Arnauld. “My team that played Tuesday was not present tonight. “It's hard when we play with so ...

Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant is congratulated by Jon Jay after hitting a two-run home run during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Cubs rally in 9th, beat Brewers 5-3 in 10th to extend lead

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The pressure was on and Javier Baez delivered for the Chicago Cubs. Baez grounded a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning, Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer in the 10th and the Cubs widened their NL Central lead over Milwaukee, rallying past the Brewers 5-3 Thursday ...