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U-M rides Henry’s arm

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jesse Franklin hit the second pitch of the game out of TD Ameritrade Park. With the performance Tommy Henry was about to give, that was all the offense Michigan needed. Henry limited Florida State to three hits and Franklin’s homer stood up in a 2-0 win Monday night ...

UP Senior Golf – Solda leads tournament

IRON MOUNTAIN — Norway’s Mike Solda, playing in the first group of the day, fired a two-under par 70 Monday to lead the 15th annual UP Senior Championship at Pine Grove Country Club. Solda collected three of his four birdies on the back nine to shoot a 34 in the tournament’s opening ...

Successful IMHS season

Iron Mountain High School’s successful boys basketball season was on display during the year-ending athletic awards program. The Mountaineers posted an unbeaten regular season, captured postseason tournament trophies and bowed in the state finals after a controversial finish. The ...

Padres blank Brewers

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Backed by Manny Machado’s home run, Joey Lucchesi gave the San Diego Padres’ bullpen a chance to catch its collective breath. The big left-hander threw seven brilliant innings in a combined four-hitter to lead the Padres to a 2-0 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers on ...

Flivvers name assistant coaches

KINGSFORD — Breitung Township School Board has hired Ian Weber as assistant hockey coach and Joe Kriegl as assistant football coach at Kingsford High School.

ScuttleBu(r)t … Two more state titles for VanderLende

Rockford senior Ericka VanderLende stood out again at the MHSAA Division 1 track and field meet. The daughter of Forest Park grad Ingrid (Peterson) and Greg VanderLende won the 1,600 (4:41.00) and 3,200 (10.24.57) and finished runner-up in the 800. “I was really happy to complete all ...

Macker back in Ishpeming

ISHPEMING — 17 years and a few parents later, the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament is back on the streets of downtown Ishpeming. There was no shortage of fun to be had by the local community Saturday with sunny skies helping bring out an estimated 3,000 people to Hematite Drive from ...

Whitmer backs women in sports

LANSING (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has created a task force to support and promote opportunities for girls and women in sports. The group formed Monday by an executive order must make initial findings and recommendations before March 2021. The 15-member task force will be chaired ...

IR’s Harris earns honor

MARQUETTE — Iron River’s Victoria Harris was among 15 Northern Michigan University track and field student-athletes named to the 2019 spring Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference all-academic excellence team. To be eligible, a student-athlete had to be on the active roster at ...

Esky rules state, again

EAST LANSING — Back-to-back, baby. Escanaba was the more poised team, showing its veteran experience and continuing to make winning plays in capturing its second straight Division 2 softball state championship with a 7-3 win over Stevensville Lakeshore here Saturday. Esky ace Gabi Salo ...

Anderson-Markell win 15th UP Best Ball title

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s Jim Markell and Norway’s Dan Anderson took turns stringing birdies in winning another UP Best Ball golf championship Sunday at Pine Grove Country Club. Markell tallied five birdies Saturday in the team’s four-under par 68 round. Anderson had six birdies ...

UP All-Star Classic – Ojala keeps MVP trophy in the family

NEWBERRY - There are a pair of back stories to most valuable player winners Matt Ojala of Calumet and Sydney Kivi of Marquette here Saturday at the 34th annual U.P. All-Star Classic. Ojala joined his mother and father as All-Star Classic MVP picks while Kivi won despite missing Friday’s ...

Woodland denies Koepka with first US Open victory

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — In front of Gary Woodland was a 263-yard shot to the scariest green on any par 5 at Pebble Beach, especially with a U.S. Open on the line. Behind him by one shot on the leaderboard was Brooks Koepka, the most dangerous figure in major championship golf these ...

Michigan makes successful return

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Stage fright was no factor for a Michigan baseball program that’s in the College World Series for the first time in 35 years. The Wolverines just kept doing what they’ve been doing since the NCAA Tournament started. “Pitching, defense, timely hitting seems to be the ...

Truck win overturned

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — NASCAR overturned a victory for the first time since 1960 on Sunday when Brett Moffitt was declared the winner of the Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway after Ross Chastain’s No. 44 truck failed a post-race inspection. Chastain led the final 141 laps of the 200-lap ...

Clark, Nylund named MVP

CRYSTAL FALLS — Taylor Clark and Max Nylund are Forest Park’s most valuable players in track and field. During the spring awards program, Elle Soderberg and Mason Rintala received coach’s awards while most improved went to Amya Johnson and Luke Wesselin. In girls and boys golf, Sarah ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Ricky Mike to help out Flivver QBs

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Thought my eyes were failing me Monday when I showed up for Tom Wender’s Yooper Football Camp at the Flivver Field practice site. Former Iron Mountain and NMU football star Ricky Mike Popp was there helping out. But on his head was a Kingsford cap. “No pictures, no ...

College Baseball: Popp earns All-American academic honor

AUSTIN, Texas – Colorado School of Mines baseball team led all of NCAA Div. II with three Google Cloud Academic All-Americans as the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America unveiled its 2019 Academic All-America Division II Baseball teams. Joe Popp, son of Iron Mountain High ...

Golf: Myllya-Smith team up in PG

IRON MOUNTAIN — Shelly Myllyla and Darleen Smith captured top honors Tuesday in the Pine Grove Country Club Ladies 18-Hole Golf League. In the “Blind Partners” game of the day, players find out at the end of play who their scores will be combined with, minus handicap. Myllyla-Smith ...

Golf: Tirschel-Zenko pace OC men

NORWAY — Brian Tirschel and Mark Zenko lead A Division of the Forward Financial Monday Night Golf League at Oak Crest Golf Course. Mike Solda, Ryan Allred and Ed O’Connell each shot par 36 for A Division medalist. In Division B, Del Degenaer, Gary Kassens and Trevor Vassar shared ...