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ScuttleBu(r)t: Rae Drake had impact on Bay hoops

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Former Norway High School star Jordan Kraemer is going miss her Bay College women’s basketball coach. Rae Drake Jr. left the Norse recently for a position on the Michigan Tech men’s basketball staff. “I was honored to have had him as a coach,” Jordan tweeted. ...

UP Ladies Golf Wrap-up: Champ finished strong

By BURT ANGELI Sports Writer NORWAY — Paxton Johnson wasn’t feeling all that great about her golf game after the qualifying round of the 92nd annual UP Ladies Golf Association Championships at Oak Crest Golf Course. The Escanaba High School senior qualified for championship flight ...

Swimming: Young Missouri girl earns league awards despite broken finger

Loren Carthey didn’t let a broken finger stop her from success in the pool. Six-year-old Loren swims for the Fulton Fins, part of the 10-team Mid-MO Swimming Conference in Missouri. The daughter of 2000 Kingsford grad Emily (Soderbloom) and Wrenn Cathey attended swim practice the first ...

Legion Baseball: Niagara begins regional tourney

DENMARK, Wis. — Rain put a damper on Niagara’s start in the American Legion Class A regional baseball tournament Friday. Niagara built a 4-0 lead over Northern Door in the second inning before rain halted play. The game will be resumed at 10:30 this morning. After a scoreless first ...

North Dickinson racers take off-road firsts in Minnesota

ELK RIVER, Minn. — Dickinson County racers took honors in the Lucas Oil Off Road event held at ERX Motorpark. Ryan Mulder of Channing took over the Pro Stock UTV class, Chad Hord of Felch won round 4 of the Pro 2 division and Gabe Johnson of Felch notched his first win in round 4 of the ...

Marion Park to host more Little League action this weekend

NORWAY — Marion Park will host Little League baseball junior and minor tournaments this weekend. Norway and Portage Lake will meet in a best-of-3 junior (ages 14-under) baseball sectional tournament beginning at 6 p.m. today. Other games are scheduled for noon Saturday and, if necessary, ...

Esky’s Rousseau wins UPGA Junior Tournament

ESCANABA — Escanaba’s Nathan Rousseau shot 79 for top honors in the UPGA Junior Tournament event Monday at Escanaba Country Club. Bryson Mercier of Powers finished second with an 84. Andrew MacIntyre had an 83 to win the boys 14-15 division followed by Norway’s Matt Solda at ...

Crosby, Hiatt win Pine Grove golf league

IRON MOUNTAIN — Lynn Crosby and Heather Hiatt took Class A honors Tuesday in the Pine Grove Country Club Ladies 18-Hole Golf League. Crosby was the low gross leader at 85 while Hiatt was the low net winner at 67. Connie Jacobson, 99, and Donna Ward, 75, captured Class B; Beth Verrette, ...

Baldwin bill would let all Wisconsin watch Packers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin has introduced a bill that would allow all of Wisconsin to watch the Green Bay Packers. Currently a dozen counties in northwestern Wisconsin are relegated to watching Minnesota Viking games whenever they play at the same time as the ...

At 17, Esky’s Johnson wins UP golf title

NORWAY — Escanaba’s Paxton Johnson, the newest and one of the youngest UP women’s golf champions, couldn’t resist checking the record books. When was the last time an Escanaba golfer won championship flight in the UP Ladies Golf Association tournament? “I looked the other ...

Esky’s Johnson edges IM’s Cecconi

NORWAY — Paxton Johnson’s second appearance in the UP Ladies Golf Association Championships has resulted in another semifinal berth. The Escanaba High School senior ousted four-time UP champion Becky Cecconi of Iron Mountain 4-3 in Monday’s quarterfinal matches at Oak Crest Golf ...

Stanton holds off fierce Channing rally for Durocher Memorial title

STANTON — For Superior National Bank-Stanton, the start of Sunday’s championship game began at the plaque of Leo Durocher near the first base dugout. It ended seven innings later at home plate, posing for photos with the Leo Durocher championship plaque. “I told the boys to got out ...

Big 3rd inning eases Charlevoix past Kingsford in state semis

GLADSTONE — Sometimes it doesn’t matter who you play as much as when you play them. On the opening day of the state softball tournament (Friday), the Kingsford Junior Girls’ Little League All-Stars (age 13-14) had beaten Charlevoix 15-3. It was a different outcome Monday, however, as ...

Oak Crest golfers challenge for UP title

NORWAY — Oak Crest Golf Course, site of the 92nd annual UP Ladies Golf Association Championships, will be guaranteed a representative in the tournament semifinals. Oak Crest members Kathy Gagnon and Annie Greenwood both emerged with first-round victories Sunday and advanced to this ...

Kingsford juniors reach state semis

GLADSTONE — It was a challenging conclusion to round-robin play for the Kingsford Junior Girls’ Little League All-Stars (age 13-14) in the state softball tournament Sunday. Kingsford proved equal to the challenge, however, and posted a 7-3 triumph over Georgetown on this sunny and warm ...

Reeling Brewers lose in 10th

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One late-inning rally wasn't enough for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Trailing and down to their final out on two occasions, the Pirates managed a 7-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers that gave them the first five-game sweep in the majors in nearly a dozen years. With two ...

Schultz sweep, crash, highlight super stocks

NORWAY — Green Bay's Chad Butz made his first visit to Norway Speedway in 2018 a successful one Friday. Butz passed defending track champion Dillion Kralovetz for the lead on lap 16 and went on to win the Rick Stanchina Memorial 41 at Norway Speedway. Defending track champion Tim ...

ScuttleBu(r)t … Injury kept state champ from ‘Bass’

Rockford High School senior Ericka VanderLende, one of the state’s premier distance runners, was a spectator for Sunday’s Bass Run in Crystal Falls. Ericka was resting a minor injury that also kept her out of a recent race in Traverse City. Recruited by several top Division 1 colleges, ...

Packers, Tigers and Big Ten stuff arrives

ScuttleBu(r)t ... We won’t need to skimp in handing out Green Bay Packers pocket schedules at The Daily News. Iron Mountain Welcome Center shared its huge supply of Packer pocket schedules along with the free magazine “Pure Spirits” featuring the 1968 World Series champion Detroit ...

Former Forest Park star honored

EAST LANSING — Crystal Falls’ Lexi Gussert was among the 1,143 students competing in intercollegiate athletics that earned the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award. Gussert, who completed her senior season of Michigan State women’s basketball in March, majored in kinesiology. She was ...