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New members chosen for Youth Conservation Council

Outdoors

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Thirteen young people have been chosen as members of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission’s Youth Conservation Council. They’ll join 15 other members of the council, now in its fifth year. It was established to provide advice on ways to get young people ...

Soccer: Flivvers rout Three Lakes in opener, 6-2

Local Sports

KINGSFORD — Kingsford erupted for four second-half goals and downed Three Lakes 6-0 in a boys soccer season opener Thursday at Commemorative Field. “Our team looks strong in our first game,” said first-year Flivvers coach Jeff Gordon. “I'm very proud of the boys and looking forward to ...

Jets cruise to 60-0 win over North Dickinson

Local Sports

POWERS — The North Central football team sure didn’t miss a beat Thursday night during its opener. The Jets won their 28th game in a row as they took down North Dickinson 60-0 on their quest to win a third eight-man football state championship. “It wasn’t about the streak for us,” ...

Iron Mountain tennis ties Ishpeming, 4-4

Local Sports

ISHPEMING — Iron Mountain, spurred by two doubles wins in three sets, played to a 4-4 girls tennis draw with Ishpeming on Thursday. “The girls played tough,” said Mountaineers coach Anthony Tatangelo. “We started the day a little sluggish but the girls picked it up as the day went ...

Tigers, Yankees clear benches 3 times, both managers ejected

National Sports

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera and Yankees catcher Austin Romine wrestled on the ground near home plate during the first of three bench-clearing incidents in Thursday's game. Five players have been ejected, along with managers Joe Girardi of the Yankees and Brad Ausmus of ...

Tigers top Yankees, 10-6

National Sports

DETROIT (AP) — Once slugger Miguel Cabrera wrestled Yankees catcher Austin Romine to the ground at home plate, an afternoon game at Comerica Park collapsed into total chaos. All the testiness that had been building between the Detroit Tigers and New York finally boiled over. The toll of ...

RT Bulaga out for Packers vs. Denver with ankle injury

National Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Bryan Bulaga, the Green Bay Packers' veteran right tackle, is cautiously optimistic that he will be ready to go for Week 1 after injuring right ankle at practice. "I'm not too concerned about it," Bulaga said Thursday while on the way to treatment. "I'm able to walk ...

New coaches for Twin City teams

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain High School boys soccer, returning seven starters among 19 players back from last year, start the 2017 campaign Friday in Rhinelander. “The team looks strong in preseason training,” said new coach Dave Brule Jr. “Additionally, we have some very talented ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Football Preview Leftovers, Aug. 2017

Local Sports

When Menominee threatened in the American Legion zone baseball tournament this summer, Copper Country Flames went to the bullpen for a quarterback. Fifteen-year-old Carter Crouch escaped a bases-loaded jam and pitched six innings in the 9-6 win. Crouch quarterbacked Lake Linden to a 10-1 ...

Pritchett posts 4th Top Fuel first

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — Leah Pritchett, a four-time Top Fuel champion this season in the National Hot Rod Association, thanked her team owner for providing a top-notch crew. That would be Breitung Township’s Ryan O’Dette, who helps out where needed with the Pritchett drag racing team. “Don ...

Wykons overcome Esky

Local Sports

IRON RIVER — West Iron County, powered by a doubles sweep, spilled Escanaba 6-2 in girls tennis Wednesday at Nelson Field Courts. The Eskymos took No. 1 and 2 singles with Taylor Gauthier and Megan Marenger, respectively. The Wykons captured the other two singles matches with Izzy ...

Eskymos pitcher picks Wisconsin

Local Sports

ESCANABA — Standout softball pitcher Gabi Salo made her decision — and the winner is Wisconsin. Salo, Escanaba’s first-team all-stater, made a verbal commitment to the University of Wisconsin this week in a FaceTime call with head coach Yvette Healy and assistants Danielle Zymkowitz and ...

Packers’ Clinton-Dix looks to make off-field impact

Local Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Now that he has established himself as one of the top young safeties in the NFL, the Green Bay Packers’ Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is trying to make an impact off the field. Personal experience helped Clinton-Dix hone the focus of a charitable organization he started this year. ...

Green pleads not guilty

Local Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green has pleaded not guilty to child abuse charges. The 40-year-old Green is accused of striking his teenage daughter in the head in a dispute over household chores in June at his Green Bay area home. He entered his not ...

One shot decides scramble

Local Sports

CHAMPION — Donna Gunville, Pat Koski and Wendy Schuelke won the Wawonowin Country Club’s annual 3-Woman Scramble. The winning trio shot 68, while a pair of teams rounded out the championship flight, each shooting 69 — Nancy Osier, Cathy Shamion and Jane Dickow, along with Pam Caron, ...

Seats remain for Flivver bus

Local Sports

KINGSFORD — Seats are still available for the Kingsford adult fan bus to Milwaukee on Friday, Sept. 1. The Flivvers junior varsity and varsity football teams will meet Milwaukee Riverside. Interested passengers can sign up in the high school principal’s office or contact Teresa Swanson ...

Mayweather may surprise McGregor with punching power

National Sports

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. says it was the first punch of the fight. His promoter thinks it came during the second round. One shot to the head, and suddenly Manny Pacquiao decided his night might better be spent fighting on the outside. “I let him know it’s not what you think it ...

Lake Antoine Classic supports Special Olympics

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — A faithful supporter of Special Olympics for 40 years, the Lake Antoine Classic has donated $2,625 from the 2017 event to support local area Special Olympians and their pursuit of athletics. “We are so thankful for all the businesses, organization and groups that ...

Parkside draws league sanctions

Wisconsin Sports

SOMERS, Wis. (AP) — The Great Lakes Valley Conference has imposed sanctions on the University of Wisconsin-Parkside after a six-month investigation into the eligibility of athletes. The conference has put the school’s athletic department on probation and deemed the school ineligible for ...

Esky baseball coach resigns

Local Sports

ESCANABA — Escanaba varsity baseball coach Kirk Schwalbach has resigned from his duties. Schwalbach served three years as an assistant coach and six years as varsity coach, winning Division 2 district titles in 2012, 2014 and 2016. His 2014 squad reached the regional finals. Schwalbach, ...