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Norway's Ethan Micoley (right) sprints to the 400-meter relay finish line Monday in the Bobcat Invitational at Florence. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Track and field: Norway boys win Bobcat Invite

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Norway turned back Garrett O’Neil and North Dickinson to win the Bobcat Invitational boys track and field meet Monday at Landry Field. The Knights tallied 141 points for their seventh “Bobcat” title while O’Neil’s four firsts led the runner-up Nordics with 130 ...

Coleman's Jordan Blanchard, left, high-fives coach Kent Casper after hitting a two-run homer against Niagara on Monday in Niagara, Wis. (Adam Niemi/The Daily News)

Baseball: Osterberg, Coleman silence Niagara bats

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Coleman's bats were too much as 10 runs on 13 hits took down Niagara 10-1 in an M&O Conference duel on Monday. A two-run homerun to right center by Jordan Blanchard on a 1-0 fastball extended Coleman's lead to 4-0 In the top of the third inning. Coleman added two more ...

Iron Mountain's CJ Bolo pitches against Negaunee on Monday at Ranger Field. (Adam Niemi/The Daily News)

Baseball: Negaunee sweeps Iron Mountain

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Negaunee swept a doubleheader against Iron Mountain on Monday. The Miners won by scores of 6-0 and 7-2. “I tell you what, we're getting a little better every game,” Iron Mountain coach Dek Forstrom said. “We're making some mental mistakes. We had some good pitching, ...

Baseball: Flivvers split with Marquette

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford and Marquette Redmen split a baseball doubleheader Monday at Lodal Park. The Redmen won the opener 3-2 in a tight affair. Marquette struck first with a run in the top of the opening frame, but the Flivvers tied in in the second inning. The Redmen then pushed across ...

Softball: Iron Mountain splits doubleheader with Hematites

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Ishpeming rallied for eight runs in the seventh to beat Iron Mountain 10-8 in the first game of a doubleheader on Monday. The Mountaineers rebounded with a 12-7 win in the second game. "We were doing great, Paige Fortner was pitching well and we were hitting the ball, ...

Michigan Tech head coach Mel Pearson works the bench during the first period in the regional semifinals of the college hockey tournament against Denver March 25 in Cincinnati. Pearson officially was named the new head coach at the Unviersity of Michigan on Monday. Michigan Tech officials said the search for a new coach has already begun. (John Minchillo/AP Photo)

MTU starts search for new head hockey coach

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HOUGHTON — With the announcement Monday afternoon that former head coach Mel Pearson was moving on to take the same position at the University of Michigan replacing college hockey legend Red Berenson — Michigan Tech athletic director Suzanne Sanregret looked back on the decision to hire ...

Norway Spring Classic director Tony Adams, right, gives pre-race instructions to two-mile participants Saturday in Norway. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

About 234 run Norway Spring Classic

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NORWAY — When it comes to 10K courses, one will find few more demanding than the Norway Spring Classic. Sara Trevillian of Iron Mountain and Matthew Pipp of Kingsford, 10K champions of the 37th annual race, won’t argue with that assessment. “Between the Norway Spring Classic and ...

Tech hockey coach leaves for Michigan

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HOUGHTON — Mel Pearson has been named the head hockey coach at the University of Michigan, the school announced today. Pearson just wrapped up his sixth season at Michigan Tech, posting a 118-92-29 overall record in his return to his alma mater. "Mel has been an incredible leader for our ...

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez, right, gets a handshake from teammate John Hicks after he and Nicholas Castellanos, rear, scored on Jim Adduci's double off Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson in the third inning Sunday at Target Field in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/John Autey)

Tigers rout slumping Twins, 13-4

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have devised quite a system for getting production out of their emergency call-ups: get them to the ballpark as late as possible before throwing them into the lineup. "Sometimes that's the best way to do it," manager Brad Ausmus said. "Doesn't give you ...

Scuttle Leftovers, April 22, 2017

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ScuttleBu(r)t ... The University of Minnesota football offices and player meeting rooms, under new coach PJ Fleck, have scented candles that are supposed to stimulate senses, according to Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Don’t remember any scented candles in the Norway ...

Memphis for hoops ‘incredible’

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ScuttleBu(r)t ... Matt (Sweets) McCarthy, director of the Don Hill Memorial Scholarship Basketball Tournament in Norway, took in the hot spots of Memphis, Tenn., recently. McCarthy was in the crowd when North Carolina stunned Kentucky with a last-second shot to win an NCAA men’s ...

Lemanski runs in Boston Marathon

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FLORENCE — Former Florence High School standout Annette Lemanski completed the 121st Boston Marathon in 3 hours, 34 minutes, 51 seconds. The 2011 Florence graduate, currently a graduate student at James Madison University in Harrisonburg ,Va., posted a finishing time Monday that also ...

ND’s solid numbers may result in successful spring

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FELCH — North Dickinson County School reports good numbers for the track and field season. The Nordics girls show 17 of 29 team members with letters from last season. Nineteen of 25 boys competed last year. Nordics return 2016 team most valuable players Maia Steinbrecher and Brianna ...

‘Tight-knit’ Trojans eye season

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park girls track, described by Coach Kurt Anderson as a “small, tight-knit team,” begins the season Monday in the Florence Invitational. Jenna Grabowski and Taylor Clark, two of the Trojans top point-producers from last year, are back along with long jumper Maddie ...

Storm home for two major meets

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NIAGARA, Wis. — The Northwoods Storm track team will be busy hosting major track and field meets next week. The Niagara-Florence co-op competes Monday in the Bobcat Invitational at Landry Field and the Badger Invitational on Thursday at Ropele Field. Seven seniors — Alex Dumke, Devin ...

Knights getting attention

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NORWAY — There can be a benefit to a smaller roster. New Norway girls track and field coach Tanya Popp and the rest of the Knights coaches can devote more time to the athletes. “Mr. (Al) Trudeau has been practicing with the girls for a couple of weeks, and the girls have been working ...

Area snowmobile racers take firsts

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MARQUETTE — Snowmobilers from Iron River, Aurora, and Niagara took honors recently in Mid America Snow and Terrain Expert Racers events at Marquette Mountain. Florence’s Nate Wicklund was the only snowmobiler to win in both MASTERS Championship Snow Drags and the Michigan State ...

Pembine’s Betke bows out in youth pool tourney finals

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Mike Mattson/The Daily Press Photo Kingsford’s Levi McCarty, 13, lines up a shot Saturday in the Great Lakes Youth Pool Tournament at Crazy Joe’s Pool Hall in Escanaba. McCarty finished third in his age division. By JOHN VRANCIC For The Daily News ESCANABA — A relaxed approach ...