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Full-time umpire position for Marquette’s Hamari

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Girls Basketball: Big run propels Norway girls to win against North Dickinson

FELCH — Norway, triggered by a 24-3 run in the second quarter, downed North Dickinson 70-20 in non-conference play Friday. The Knights (10-0) held a 15-8 lead after the first quarter. “We got unplugged in the second quarter,” said North Dickinson coach Rick Faust. “This was a tough ...

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

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

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

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 ...

Girls Basketball: Kingsford takes down Menominee, 54-41

MENOMINEE — The Menominee Maroons controlled the first half of their game against Kingsford Thursday, but the second half was all Flivvers. Kingsford erased a 29-24 halftime deficit to win 54-41. Menominee came out of the gates fast, scoring 17 first-quarter points. Morgan Roman and ...

Niagara's Jacob Bousley (21) and Wausaukee's Christian Shigouri (10) collide during Thursday's M&O Conference basketball game. Badgers' Spencer Maki (10) sets a screen. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Boys Basketball: Niagara defeats Wausaukee, 63-44

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara reduced its turnovers and downed Wausaukee 63-44 in M&O Conference boys basketball Thursday. The Badgers (6-5, 4-4 M&O) made the bulk of their 29 turnovers in the first half. They settled down in the second half to pull away from a 23-16 halftime ...

Nick Baumgartner grinds a rail in Iron River on Jan. 11. Baumgartner, 35, has competed in the previous two Winter Olympics. He said he plans to compete in two more. (Adam Niemi/The Daily News)

King of the Hill: At 35, Nick Baumgartner is aiming for 2 more Olympics

Nick Baumgartner is now the veteran athlete, closer to the dusk of his snowboarding career than the dawn. But the Iron River native still has ambitious plans before it’s all over. "To answer the part of am I getting to the end of my career — absolutely. It's coming for sure,” ...

Kingsford's Jonathan Schmutzler grabs Negaunee's Zack Champion in their 152-pound match Wednesday. Schmutzler had one of the Flivvers' four pins in a 42-18 victory. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Wrestling: Flivvers strong in win over Miners

KINGSFORD — Three straight pins triggered Kingsford past Negaunee 42-18 in high school wrestling Wednesday. The Flivvers (3-10) fell to Escanaba 42-30 and the Eskymos defeated the Miners 48-27 in the other matches. Pins from Trevor Povolo (145), Jonathan Schmutzler (152) and Kalvin ...

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Frosty 5K and Merry Mile

The Frosty 5K and Merry Mile will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Crystal Lake Senior Center. The Frosty 5K is a fundraiser to benefit the Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency’s Walk for Warmth Program, which helps people in need in the area pay for their heating bills during the cold ...

Iron Mountain’s Carson Wonders, left, takes a shot against Kingsford’s Cory Cootware on Tuesday in Kingsford. (Adam Niemi/The Daily News)

Boys Basketball: Iron Mountain cruises past Flivvers, 71-45

KINGSFORD — It was a tale of two halves. Kingsford and Iron Mountain battled neck and neck to a slim halftime margin, but the Mountaineers controlled the second half en route to the 71-45 rivalry non-conference win. The Flivvers (1-6, 0-3 Great Northern Conference) fell behind as they ...