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Racing: Sauter wins first feature

NORWAY — Travis Sauter passed Kingsford’s Jason Wells for the lead on lap 43 and sweated out numerous caution periods Friday to survive and win the 36th annual Stateline Challenge at Norway Speedway. Sauter started deep in the field and bided his time, staying clear of multiple yellow ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Never a dull moment covering Channing-Felch baseball rivalry

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Thank you, Jeannie Bortolini. Next week I’m undergoing surgery — by robot, no less — and I needed a good laugh. Did I ever. Jeannie, wife of Angelo, was kind of enough to fill in a couple holes on my story last week regarding her grandson Tanor, a Kewaunee High ...

Golf: Feak tops OC men with 36

NORWAY — Steve Feak shot par-36 to lead Division A in the Forward Financial Monday Night Golf League at Oak Crest Golf Course. Brian Tirschel and Mark Zenko maintained their team lead in the division. Dean Neveau carded a 37 to pace Division B. JJ Allred and Bob Swanson are the division ...

Hall call for Lefty: Dan St. Arnauld named to WFCA Hall of Fame

Dan (Lefty) St. Arnauld, involved with high school football for more than 40 years, has been selected for induction to the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. “It is a tremendous honor to be chosen,” said St. Arnauld, noting that the late Brillion Coach Al Coenen, an early ...

Soccer: Northern Stars U19 take title

NIAGARA, Wis. — Northern Stars U19 boys soccer team downed Manitowoc 4-2 and clinched the East Central Classic 1 Division. The Stars, 7-1, also won the Hurricane Cup tournament in Green Bay this season. In the final game, Stars jumped out to a quick lead when Ben Backlund scored 10 ...

Major district tournament features three area teams

KINGSFORD — Kingsford, Norway and Iron Mountain teams will battle for a berth in the Little League major baseball state tournament starting Sunday in East Kingsford. Winner of the major baseball (age 12-under) district tournament advances to the state tournament later this month in Mount ...

Lindbeck to lead Gladstone athletics

GLADSTONE — Originally from Iron River, David Lindbeck has made his way back to the Upper Peninsula. Lindbeck officially took over as the new athletic director at Gladstone on Monday after Andy Jacques moved up to principal. “I’m excited ... I can’t sleep at night,” said ...

Cubs erupt after Maddon’s ejection

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Maddon isn’t against pitching inside. It’s when the ball starts buzzing batter’s heads that the Chicago Cubs manager thinks the increasingly thin line between aggressive and dangerous can get a little too blurry. On Thursday, Maddon thought Pittsburgh starter ...

Little League — Norway captures Yooper tourney

ESCANABA — After a day’s postponement due to weather, the Norway Minor Boys’ All-Stars (age 9-10) baseball team was awarded the Carl Dickson Yooper tournament title after its 19-13 win against Iron Mountain North here Tuesday. Norway trailed 3-2 coming into the top of the third. Two ...

Boyd, homers send Tigers past ChiSox

CHICAGO (AP) — Matthew Boyd was mostly dominant on the mound, then the Detroit Tigers’ bats backed him up in a big way. Niko Goodrum lined a two-run homer in Detroit’s five-run sixth inning, Boyd struck out 13 to tie a career high and the Tigers topped the Chicago White Sox 11-5 on ...

Rachel King runs to historical career at South Dakota State

South Dakota State’s record-breaking Rachel King isn’t through clearing hurdles in her distance-running career. King, who erased six school records including six resets in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, has her sights on the 2020 Olympic Trials. “I deeply desire to continue my running ...

WIR champion seeks redemption

NORWAY – It’s some “unfinished business” that’s drawing super late model hotshot Andy Monday back to Norway Speedway for Friday’s 36th annual Stateline Challenge. During last year’s Stateline Challenge, the 2017 WIR super late model champion from Appleton, Wis., had one of the ...

Kingsford’s Gravel headed to Toronto

IRON MOUNTAIN — Free agent Kevin Gravel of Kingsford will be joining his third National Hockey League team for the 2019-2020 season. Multiple websites are reporting that Gravel has signed a one-year, one-way contract for $700,000 with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The left-shot defenseman played ...

Minor softball champions

Kingsford Lions outlasted Norway Thirsty Whale 4-3 in a defensive battle to win the minor (age 10-under) interleague softball championship. Lions finished the season with an 11-1 record.

Kevin Veale receives MHSAA award

EAST LANSING — Portland’s Kevin Veale has impacted high school students over decades in his community. To honor his often unsung work in creating athletic opportunities, Veale along with Detroit’s Vic Michaels, Novi’s Brian Gordon and Bronson’s Jean LaClair have been named recipients ...

UP Open bocce’

Iron River teams dominated the UP Open three-player bocce tournament Saturday, capturing the top three places at Iron Mountain City Park’s Ray Mariucci Bocce Complex. Joe Fittante, Mike Cimarelli and John Honzik posted an unbeaten record to beat runner-up Jim Javoroski, Mike Mariani and ...

ScuttleBu(r)t … Bark River’s Ives, Bowman team up for first ‘Cup’ win

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Sounds like Bark River’s Greg Ives had the support of some Yooper friends at Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race in Joliet, Ill. Ives and 26-year-old driver Alex Bowman collaborated on their first NASCAR Cup Series win. Hendrickmotorsports.com reported that Ives, team crew ...

Brewers’ Yelich hits 30th home run

CINCINNATI (AP) — The National League's reigning MVP sure knows how to perform an encore. Christian Yelich singled with the bases loaded and hit his major league-leading 30th homer Monday night, helping the Milwaukee Brewers rally for their sixth straight victory at Great American Ball ...

Carney ‘Slugfest’ set for July 26-28

CARNEY — The 29th annual Lloyd Benson Memorial, also known as the Carney-Nadeau Softball Slugfest, will be held July 26-28 at Carney and Nadeau softball fields. Entry fee of $150 must be submitted by July 23. Cash prizes of $500, $300 and $100 will be awarded to the top three slowpitch teams.