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Football: Rudyard outlasts Nordics in opener

FELCH — It took a while for Rudyard’s experience to make an impact, but once it did, it was enough to pull away from North Dickinson in a season-opening 46-12 win on Thursday. The Nordics (0-1) hung within a score until Rudyard quarterback Dylan Mills threw a 63-yard touchdown pass to ...

Football: Engadine routs Jets, 64-34

POWERS — Too much of Engadine senior quarterback Andrew Blanchard for the North Central Jets to handle in a 64-34 season-opening home loss. Blanchard had a stellar performance with six rushing touchdowns and one passing score in the new Great Lakes Eight Conference win. The swift signal ...

Soccer: Flivvs fall to Eagles, 3-2

KINGSFORD — Northland Pines turned back Kingsford 3-2 in the Flivvers’ boys soccer home opener Thursday at Commemorative Field. The Eagles (1-1) held a 1-0 lead in the first half and 3-1 in the second. Kingsford (0-2), shut out in Tuesday’s season opener at Marinette, evened the score ...

Tennis: IM, Ishpeming draw 4-4

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain and Ishpeming played to a 4-4 draw Thursday in high school girls tennis at Amos Marston Eastside Courts. “We had a tough match,” said IM coach Tony Tatangelo, noting splits in both singles and doubles. The Mountaineers took one and four singles, with ...

Wykons have mix of experience, new runners

IRON RIVER — West Iron County begins the cross country season Wednesday at North Central. “We have five returning runners, five new runners and five that are in dual fall sports,” said WIC coach Kristi Berutti. “We are looking forward to the first meet.” Seniors’ Piper ...

Wolves sweep Forest Park

CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau Wolves executed their game plan nearly to a tee Thursday night, posting a 25-13, 25-14, 25-14 Skyline Central Conference volleyball victory over the Forest Park Trojans. “Our team as a whole struggled with ball control,” said FP Coach Ana Cornelia. “We ...

Negaunee wins Westwood Invite

ISHPEMING — Eight teams ventured to Westwood High School on a beautiful, 80-degree Thursday afternoon for the Westwood Invitational tournament. Negaunee won the team title with 53 points, followed by Marquette with 47, Westwood 46, West Iron County 44, Menominee 38, Kingsford 27, Gladstone ...

Boyd, Tigers rout White Sox

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers held a players’ meeting recently to talk about the importance of competing down the stretch. “From the beginning of the season, people have been counting us out. We’ve played pretty well this year, given the circumstances,” outfielder Mikie Mahtook ...

Great Eight VB at Norway

NORWAY — Norway will host the Great Eight Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday. The Knights along with defending champion North Dickinson, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Forest Park, West Iron County, Florence and Niagara will participate. The team with the best overall record will be ...

West PAC game changed

MUNISING — Due to some scheduling conflicts, a midseason varsity high school football game has been moved to a Thursday. The Manistique at Munising game listed for Sept. 28 on Manistique schedules and Sept. 29 on Munising’s has been moved to Thursday, Sept. 27, according to a email sent ...

Knights’ cross country pressing on

NORWAY — The young Norway Knights continue the cross cross season Tuesday in the Escanaba Invite. Norway opened the season Tuesday in the Munising Invite. Junior Jessica LaCount, the only girl on the team, finished 23rd with a medal-winning time of 24 minutes, 46 seconds. “I am looking ...

Patterson says Michigan will have little bit of everything

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s offense is expected to be different with Shea Patterson at quarterback, taking advantage of his mobility and ability to throw on the move. Patterson, though, was not interested in sharing too much about how the 14th-ranked Wolverines will look when they ...

Ohio State suspends Meyer three games

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State suspended coach Urban Meyer for three games on Wednesday night for mishandling repeated professional and behavioral problems of an assistant coach, with investigators finding Meyer protected his protege for years through domestic violence allegations, a drug ...

Prep football: Week 1 area matchups

So much for summer. The 2018 Michigan high school football season is officially underway with today's eight-player games at North Dickinson and North Central. Tomorrow, the 11-player schedule opens up across the UP. Kingsford visits Menasha before playing Fond du Lac, who ended Kimberly's ...

Seniors to lead young Flivvers

KINGSFORD — Kingsford volleyball shows a solid blend of veterans and newcomers. “This is a young team led by an outstanding group of seniors,” said Coach Jaclynn Kreider, back on the bench after a year absence. “We need to be disciplined and persistent throughout practice, matches, ...

UP eight-player leagues merge into ‘Great Lakes’

FELCH — North Dickinson and North Central will open the eight-player high school football season tonight playing crossover opponents in the new Great Lakes Eight Conference. The Western Eight and Eastern UP conferences have merged into the 13-team, two-division Great Lakes Eight ...

Florence JVs dump Bluejays

THREE LAKES, Wis. — Freshman Pat Milan rushed for 188 yards and three touchdowns as Florence opened the eight-player junior varsity football season by beating Three Lakes/Phelps 52-24. Milan ran 55, 53 yards and 37 yards for scores. Quarterback Braeden Boettcher completed four passes for ...

NMU, MSU to meet in exhibition

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University men’s basketball will tip off the 2018-19 season by visiting Michigan State University in an exhibition game Oct. 30. “We are extremely excited and thankful to be to playing Michigan State this season,” NMU head coach Bill Sall said. ...

Cubs break out of offensive funk

DETROIT — When David Bote’s two-run homer cleared the fence in the fifth inning, it felt almost like a milestone for the Chicago Cubs — the first time in six games they’d scored more than one run. “Whatever it was, was broken at that point,” manager Joe Maddon said. “That was ...

Cavalieri rallies for senior championship

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s Steve Cavalieri outlasted 19 other competitors to capture the Dickinson Area Bocce Association’s annual Senior Player of the Year Award. Competitors came from various UP locations to the Ray Mariucci Bocce Complex in Iron Mountain’s City Park. The ...