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Oak Crest scramble champs card 67

NORWAY — Jodi LaVarnway, JoAnn Poncino, Pam Frankini and Jean Constantini shot a seven-under par 67 to win a four-woman scramble at Oak Crest Golf Course. Darlene Gehling, Barb Scherbarth, Judy Peters and Sarah Mair captured first flight with a 76. Second flight went to Dee DalSanto, Kathy ...

Florence’s Krueger named to WBCA All-Star Classic

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence’s Nate Krueger will join 71 of Wisconsin’s finest senior baseball players for the 32nd annual Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Classic. The round-robin event will take place Friday, June 23, and June 24 at Oshkosh North High School’s EJ ...

Norway Speedway: Auto Value Challenge Series lives up to hype

They say in the entertainment business that competition, drama and controversy sell the tickets. If that is the case, Norway Speedway is going to have 10,000 people at the raceway tonight. Last week's Coca Cola Late Model feature saw Norway speedster Joey Pontbriand jump out to an early ...

Pickleball proves popular in Iron County

CRYSTAL FALLS — Crystal Falls has now joined many other communities who are offering pickleball as a recreational option to residents and visitors. The first teaching clinic took place recently at the Forest Park Schools playground area. Sixteen beginners attended, with clinicians Ev and ...

Worst to first: Zehr takes Late Model win after last-place start

NORWAY — One of the racing season’s premier events, the first round of the Auto Value Challenge Series, took place at Norway Speedway last Friday. Local and traveling drivers competed to win $1,000 in the Coca Cola Late Model Division and $500 in the Auto Value Super Stock Division. ...

Legion baseball: Marinette stifles Niagara, 7-2

MARINETTE, Wis. — Leadoff walks, a one-out walk, a leadoff single and a hit batsman — the Marinette Legion baseball team had plenty of opportunities and took advantage of them on Tuesday night. Marinette defeated Niagara 7-2 at Pedersen Ball Park. The damage started early. Austin ...

Tushoski, Loukus make M&O softball honors

NIAGARA, Wis. — Two Niagara High School players have been named to the All-M&O Conference softball first-team. League coaches selected senior infielder Taylor Tushoski and junior utility Sydney Loukus to the first team. Niagara was represented on the second team by senior catcher ...

Osterberg named M&O baseball player of the year

NIAGARA, Wis. — The son of Florence High School graduates has repeated as M&O Conference Baseball Player of the Year. Coleman senior pitcher Matt Osterberg, son of Leah (Kovark) and Brian Osterberg, led the Cougars to an unbeaten M&O Conference season. Coleman finished 12-0, ...

DeGrom, Cabrera lead Mets over Cubs for fourth straight win

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom gave up a quick double to the wall, Asdrubal Cabrera made an early and embarrassing error. Then in a hurry, things turned around for them and the New York Mets. DeGrom pitched a five-hitter, Cabrera lined two home runs and turned four double plays, and the ...

Softball: Indian River beats Norway in regional semifinals, 9-0

RUDYARD — Indian River Inland Lakes handcuffed Norway and Rudyard to win a third straight MHSAA Division 4 softball regional championship Saturday. The Bulldogs blanked the Knights 9-0 in the semifinals and advanced to the state quarterfinals by beating Rudyard 10-0 in five innings. Norway ...

West Iron’s Kinner faster without fries

ScuttleBu(r)t ... West Iron County’s Emmy Kinner wowed fans with a record-breaking performance at the UP Track and Field Finals last Saturday. She also impressed yours truly and a couple other newspaper guys with her diet: No French fries since September. Any media person will tell you ...

Kingsford beats ND in Carney Basketball League

CARNEY — Tyler Beauchamp scored 22 points and Kingsford defeated North Dickinson 74-59 in the Carney Summer Basketball League on Thursday. Dan Olkkonen added 14 for Kingsford. Eric Schemmel scored 17 points and Matt Bruette had 14 for North Dickinson. In other games Thursday, Josh ...

Bass Run scheduled for July 9

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Falls Business Association has set a date for the 2017 Run Your Bass Off Race. The race, held in conjunction with the Lions Crystal Falls Bass Festival, will be on Sunday, July 9. Registration forms are available now at www.runyourbassoff.com by clicking on ...

Northern Stars U18 boys soccer sinks unbeaten foe

NIAGARA, Wis. — Northern Stars U18 boys soccer team beat the first-place and unbeaten Ashwaubenon Synergy 1-0 at Riverside Park. The Stars improved to 2-1 and Ashwaubenon dropped to 4-1. Hunter Lenczuk scored with less than three minutes to play in the second half when a loose ball in ...

Railroaders in new baseball league

NEGAUNEE — On the first night of the Superiorland Baseball League’s inaugural season, the Negaunee Blasters edged Congress Pizza 3-2 at Irontown Field in Negaunee. Jason Siik, who serves as the Negaunee high school baseball head coach, returned to the field 48 hours after bringing his ...

IM singles, Kingsford doubles earn honors

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s Tysen Wadge repeated as the UP Division 2 Player of the Year and Kingsford No. 1 doubles Daunte Fortner and Tyler Beauchamp earned Division 1 all-state in voting by UP coaches. Wadge defeated West Iron County’s Neil Tomasoski in the No. 1 singles final ...

North Central stars reuniting for ‘Hall’ game

MARQUETTE - Four members of the state champion North Central Jets will end their high school basketball careers together in the 32nd annual U.P. All-Star Classic. State co-player of the year Jason Whitens will be joined by teammates Dawson Bilski, Marcus Krachinski and Bobby Kleiman June 17 ...

Softball: Norway faces big test against Indian River

NORWAY — Norway and top-ranked Indian River Inland Lakes will meet in the MHSAA Division 4 softball regionals Saturday at Rudyard. The Knights (26-14), regular season co-champion of the Mid-Peninsula Conference, will face the Bulldogs at 11 a.m. EDT in a regional opener. Inland Lakes is ...

Norway Speedway race report

NORWAY — After two solid weeks of stockcar racing at Norway Speedway, we are getting into the teeth of the schedule. Tonight, marks Round One of the Auto Value Challenge series that pits Wisconsin's best Late Model and Super Stock drivers against Upper Michigan's best racers. The series which ...