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Full-time umpire position for Marquette’s Hamari

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ScuttleBu(r)t ... Marquette’s Adam Hamari, pending a physical at the end of the month, will become a full-time Major League Baseball umpire this season. Crews and their 2017 schedules have not been released. The retirement of four umpires — we know of Tim Welke, John Hirshbeck and Bob ...

Wings fall to Sabres in OT

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres center Ryan O'Reilly can complain all he wants about how frustrated he felt over the first two periods against the Detroit Red Wings. The only thing that mattered to coach Dan Bylsma was how his top-line forward made a difference over the final 25 minutes in ...

Mountaineers girls sweep bowling foes

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ISHPEMING — Iron Mountain swept Menominee 39-1 and Marquette 33-7 to improve its unbeaten U.P. High School Bowling Conference record to 6-0. The Mountaineers took both Baker games for 10 points against Menominee. They won three team games and 14-15 individual points for 39. Michelle ...

Women’s ski jumping in Japan

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ZAO, Japan (AP) — Yuki Ito won a women's ski jumping World Cup event on Friday, and overall leader Sara Takanashi missed the podium for the second consecutive competition. Ito had jumps of 89.5 and 94.0 meters for a total of 213.6 points, 0.3 points of Manuela Malsiner. The Italian had ...

Niagara's Ethan Blagec (5) and Alex Hagerty (11) battle for the ball with Crivitz's Travis Giese (44) in Friday's M&O Conference game. (Theresa Proudfit/The Daily News)

Boys Basketball: Crivitz rolls past Niagara, 71-39

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Crivitz rolled to a 32-12 halftime cushion and downed Niagara 71-39 in M&O Conference boys basketball Friday. Kershaw Stumbris scored 15 points to lead a Crivitz attack with four players scoring in double figures. Ethan Blagec had 15 points and Jacob Bousley had 10 ...

Competitive Cheerleading

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ESCANABA — The Munising cheerleaders claimed a pair of victories Thursday in the Escanaba Elks Cheer Invitational while the host Eskymos added the other gold medal. Munising’s varsity squad took Division 4 with a total of 676.26 points and the middle school Mustangs won their division ...

Forest Park's Abby Nylund drives hard to the basket between North Central defenders Mady Wells, left, and Chloe Wells. Nylund scored a game-high 12 points in the Trojans' 44-30 victory. (Mike Mattson/The Daily Press)

Girls Basketball: Forest Park handles Jets 44-30 in rematch

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POWERS — Forest Park coach Jackie Giuliani didn’t like the way the girls basketball season started with a loss against North Central. But Giuliani sure liked how the Trojans started the rematch Friday night against the host Jets. Forest Park opened the game with a 10-0 run, never lost ...

North Central’s Polfus finalist for MHSAA award

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EAST LANSING – North Central senior Seth Polfus is among the 120 finalists for the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Scholar-Athlete Awards for the 2016-17 school year. Polfus participates in cross country, basketball and baseball. He is the only Class D boys student-athlete from ...

Boys Basketball: McLain’s 26 points leads Florence in win

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CRANDON — Florence, led by Dylan McLain’s 26 points and Glenn Berry’s 19, spilled Crandon 66-60 in Northern Lakes Conference action Friday. The Bobcats (7-4, 6-2 NLC), who won their fifth straight game and seventh in the past eight, held a 37-10 halftime lead. Florence’s Wesson ...

Hunter and Eli Kordish of Wallace show off their free weasel boxes at last year’s trappers workshop in Hermansville. From left, are Andrew, Hunter, Kerry and Eli.

Annual midwinter trappers workshop Feb. 4 in Hermansville

Outdoors

HERMANSVILLE —District 3 of the U.P. Trappers Association has announced the schedule of events for its 12th annual Midwinter Young Trappers Workshop. It will be held in the Community Center in Hermansville on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Central time). The schedule ...

Magic handle Bucks

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Green not only challenged his Orlando Magic teammates, he challenged himself to play with more urgency and passion following a loss to New Orleans that capped a frustrating six-game road trip. It seems the message got through. Green and the Magic rebounded from ...

Winter nights come alive with the voices of wildlife

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It’s late January, when great horned owls and wild canines go a-courtin’. The coyotes around Six Mile Lake in north Dickinson County were in full, fine singing voice late Wednesday night, sounding off from multiple sites. Local wildlife rehabilitator Phyllis Carlson also reported that ...

DNR monitors chronic wasting disease threat

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BARAGA — A chronic, infectious disease killing some forest animals could strike the Upper Peninsula next. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a central nervous system disease that kills deer, elk and moose by creating small lesions in the brain. Sick animals deteriorate, losing weight, ...

Caution urged at power dams

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. —We Energies is reminding people to avoid winter recreation activities on the ice surrounding its hydroelectric dams. Changing weather conditions, including rain, sleet, and fluctuating temperatures have prevented a thick ice surface from forming near hydroelectric dams.  ...

Free fishing this weekend in Wisconsin

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Anglers have been landing some big northern pike, including a 40 1/2-inch lunker from the Florence County, Wis., area that weighed more than 20 pounds. “They’re also catching lots of nice panfish, some of them 10 to 12 inches,” said Fay Whisler of Whisler Outdoors ...

Kingsford's Daunte Fortner, left, skates with the puck toward the net against Rhinelander (Wis.) on Thursday at Mountain View Arena in Iron Mountain. Fortner scored a hat trick in a 4-1 win. (Adam Niemi/The Daily News)

Hockey: Fortner’s three goals carries Flivvers to 4-1 win

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Daunte Fortner’s hat trick triggered Kingsford past Rhinelander 4-1 in non-conference high school hockey Thursday at Mountain View Arena. Fortner scored in the first two periods to put the Flivvers (7-4-1) on top 2-0. Rhinelander’s Logan Wild scored in the second period ...

Negaunee High School's Darius Provost, front right, and Norway High School's Kevin Evosevich, front left, reach for the ball Thursday night, Jan. 19, 2017, at Lakeview Elementary School. Pictured in rear l-r: Jacob Ennett, Josh Plante, Trevor Uren. (Journal photo by Jess Makela)

Boys Basketball: Knights sink Negaunee, 56-44

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NEGAUNEE — The Norway Knights came into Lakeview Gymnasium Thursday undefeated and they were looking to make a statement. They definitely accomplished that feat as they handed Negaunee a 56-44 loss and gave the Miners back-to-back defeats for the first time since Feb. 2011. Connor Ortman ...

Iron Mountain freshman point guard Marcus Johnson drives to the basket against Manistique on Thursday. Johnson scored 24 points in the Mountaineers' 76-26 win. (Adam Niemi/The Daily News)

Boys Basketball: Iron Mountain dominates Manistique, 76-26

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Manistique stumbled out of the gate with a four-point first quarter as Iron Mountain rolled to a 76-26 Mid-Peninsula Conference win on Thursday. The Mountaineers (9-1, 4-1 MPC) were led by Carson Wonders’ 25 points and Marcus Johnson’s 24 points. Johnson also led the ...