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Bay College adds 4 more recruits

ESCANABA — Bay College women’s basketball has announced the signing of four more student-athletes to the program’s inaugural class of 2017. Former Westwood High School standout Caitlyn Hewitt has transferred from Finlandia University, where she was selected 2016 Freshman of the year in ...

Kicker Mason Crosby, Packers look to get leg up on FGs

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Hitting field goals in the NFL comes down to more than just making a strong, accurate kick. The snap must be on target, while the holder has to make a clean catch and set up the ball at the correct angle. All this must be done in a matter of seconds. The Green Bay ...

Pugh, Richmond win 15K titles at LAC

IRON MOUNTAIN — Veteran distance runner Drew Richmond of Iron Mountain won the 15K men’s title and Kingsford High School grad Heather Pugh “chicked” her boyfriend in taking women’s honors Saturday at the 40th annual Lake Antoine Classic. Richmond, running in the age 40-49 division, ...

Martin takes UP Strongman title

CRYSTAL FALLS — Ryan Martin didn’t need a tie-breaker this year to win another title in the 11th annual UP Strongman Competition. Martin, a perennial champion from Crystal Falls, captured the men’s heavyweight division Saturday at Butler Potato Farm. Martin posted 14 points in five ...

Megan Marshall walk/run Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Megan Marshall memorial 5K walk/run will be held Saturday beginning at 8:45 a.m. at Pine Mountain Resort. Pine Mountain Road will be closed for 15 minutes while the Tour de Dickinson bicycle event begins from 8 to 8:15 a.m. This walk/run gives proceeds to a Kingsford ...

Zenko, Tirschel lead OC league

NORWAY — Mark Zenko and Brian Tirschel have taken the “B” Division lead in the Forward Financial Monday Night Golf League at Oak Crest Golf Course. Zenko-Tirschel show 36.5 points. Tirschel was the “B” Division medalist with a 41. Tim Krause and Bob Skoglund top “A” Division ...

Albion College men’s coaches direct youth soccer camp

IRON MOUNTAIN — Coaches for the Albion College men’s soccer team held a three-day camp at St Mary’s Soccer Complex this week. Fifty youngsters from around the area participated in the camp which was broken out into three separate sessions for grade school, middle school and high ...

Wildcat, Huskie with Predators

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Coach Ben Laarman and the Northern Elite Predators began high school football practice Tuesday in Pembine. Kingsford’s Cole Welch, a Predators assistant and former bruising fullback at Michigan Tech, wore a Huskies T-shirt while participating in one of drills. Noted a ...

NLY swimmers compete at Teal Lake

NEGAUNEE — The “Short-n-Sweet” version of the 14th annual Swim Teal Lake: Benefit for Diabetes was just right for a couple participants from the Northern Lights YMCA-Dickinson branch. While the traditional Teal Lake swim covers 2.25 miles, the new “Short-n-Sweet” has a quarter-mile ...

Upton, Verlander carry Tigers

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Detroit Tigers were sellers before the trade deadline, and now they're winners after it. Justin Upton hit a grand slam in the eighth inning to back a strong pitching performance by Justin Verlander, and surprising Detroit beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Friday night for ...

UpTown Lanes seeks bowlers

NIAGARA, Wis. — UpTown Lanes is looking for teams in three leagues. Sunday night’s four-person mixed, Tuesday night’s three-woman, Wednesday’s five-men and Thursday’s four-women need teams. Any teams interested can contact UpTown Lanes at 715-251-1700. Organizational meetings ...

McCarthy, Pericolosi to enter shrine

MENOMINEE - Seven former coaches and two standout golfers are among the people selected recently to the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame. The 47th annual induction banquet will be held Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Island Resort & Casino in Harris. It will begin at 6 p.m. Eastern time, ...

‘Tough’ Yooper girls win two hockey tournaments

IRONWOOD — Iron Mountain’s Aziza Burgoon and the Ironwood Junior Fighting Yoopers have found success on the ice this summer. A 12U AAA girls travel hockey team, the Fighting Yoopers have won a pair of Minnesota tournaments and reached the semifinals of another. "We are not a group of ...

Hord takes third after transmission problems

WHEATLAND, Mo. — Felch’s Chad Hord reached the podium during rounds seven and eight of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Lucas Oil Speedway. Transmission problems forced Hord’s Pro-4WD truck to settle for fifth place on Saturday. He rallied Sunday to place third in a photo finish ...

Four teams set for Fall Ball tournament

NIAGARA, Wis. — Four teams are entered in this weekend’s fifth annual Niagara Girls Fall Ball softball tournament at Riverside Park. Tournament host Niagara will be joined by Kingsford, Florence and UP Storm. Games in a round-robin format are scheduled to run from 9 a.m. Saturday ...

Esky’s Prokos retires after 60 years coaching track

ESCANABA — John Prokos of Escanaba has held a variety of positions during his coaching career. Following this year’s Upper Peninsula Track Finals, Prokos stepped down from his most recent position, assistant track coach at Escanaba High School. He had been around track and field for the ...

Gladstone takes state championship

GLADWIN — Gladstone reeled off five straight wins out of the elimination bracket and defeated Menominee 15-2 Sunday in the Class A American Legion state championship. Menominee shut out Gladstone 2-0 in Thursday’s opener and the Indians downed Menominee twice among their five straight ...

Legion baseball: West Salem eliminates Niagara in state tourney

CLINTONVILLE, Wis. — West Salem ended Niagara’s baseball season Saturday in the American Legion Class A state tournament. West Salem, sparked by a five-run fourth-inning, beat Niagara 10-2. West Salem downed Clintonville 10-3 Sunday to win the state title and advance to the Division 2 ...

Little League: Bay City beats Norway 11’s, 6-4

SCHOOLCRAFT — Norway closed out the Little League 11-year-old baseball state tournament with a 6-4 loss to undefeated Bay City Southwest on Saturday. Norway, winding up the tournament with a 1-2 record, jumped out to a 2-0 lead. Hits from Ryan Erickson and Blake Holmes plus four walks keyed ...

LaVigne wins Pine Grove men’s golf titles

IRON MOUNTAIN — Tom LaVigne has swept the Pine Grove Country Club men’s golf championships. LaVigne won the Pine Grove senior title July 15 and came back last weekend to capture the men’s championship. “It is the first time that the same person has won both championships in the ...