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Mountaineers move to regional finals

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MARQUETTE - Iron Mountain’s suffocating defense was too much for Westwood in a 49-33 Class C Region 24 semifinal win on Monday. The Mountaineers (22-1) held Westwood to four points in the third quarter to grow its lead from nine points at halftime to 18 points. “It was a good game as far ...

Michigan coach adjusts to changes

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ANN ARBOR — Michigan is roaring into the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year. A big reason why is the continued evolution of John Beilein, who has been coaching since the mid-1970s, but remains a student of the game. “I have changed like the wind,” the 65-year-old Beilein ...

UConn No. 1 seed for women’s tourney

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NEW YORK (AP) — UConn is back in a familiar place — the No. 1 overall seed in the women’s basketball NCAA Tournament. Joining the Huskies as top seeds are Notre Dame, Louisville and Mississippi State. The Huskies enter as the lone unbeaten team and will be vying for their 12th ...

Carney, Dollar Bay to decide ‘D’ regional

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NEGAUNEE — The Carney-Nadeau boys basketball team knew going into Monday night’s Class D regional semifinal game that it would have a tough task on its hands in guarding Ewen-Trout Creek’s Jake Witt. But in some ways, the Wolves used that to their advantage. C-N broke out to a big ...

UWGB vs. Gophers

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UW-Green Bay (29-3), coached by Bessemer native Kevin Borseth, will enter the 2018 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament as a No. 7 seed in the Spokane Region and will face No. 10 seed Minnesota (23-8) in the first round in Eugene, Oregon, at 4 p.m. (Central time) Friday.

IM sweeps MPC hoops

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Iron Mountain High School varsity, junior varsity and freshman boys basketball teams won Mid-Peninsula Conference basketball championships this season. The varsity finished the regular season with 11-1 MPC and 19-1 overall marks.

Bucks send Grizz to 18th straight loss

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brandon Jennings feels a sense of urgency in trying to prove he belongs back in the NBA after signing a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. Jennings, who joined the team on Sunday, took a huge step in that direction Monday night, finishing with 16 points, 12 ...

Dolphins discuss cutting Suh

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MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins appear ready to move on without their defensive anchor. Miami is discussing releasing five-time Pro Bowl tackle Ndamukong Suh when the NFL's new year begins Wednesday, a person familiar with the situation said Monday. The person said nothing has been ...

Bills swap 1st-round picks

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The Buffalo Bills put themselves in a better position to fill a big need at quarterback in the draft. The Cincinnati Bengals added much-needed protection for their own franchise quarterback, Andy Dalton. The Bills moved up nine spots in the draft by swapping first-round picks with the ...

Red Wings suffer 7th straight loss

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks ended their longest homestand of the season on a high note and now look to carry that forward on the road as they seek to solidify a playoff berth. Eric Fehr scored his first goal with San Jose and the Sharks closed a six-game homestand by handing ...

Kevin Tapani’s son shackles Gophers

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Ryan Tapani pitched like his dad last week. The son of former Kingsford resident Kevin Tapani struck out 10 in seven innings as Creighton University (Omaha, Nebraska) defeated Minnesota 7-3 in Minneapolis. “From a pitching perspective, being able to fill up the zone and let them (defense) ...

WCHA recognizes Tech, NMU players

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan players have been named recipients of WCHA honors. Tech’s Jake Jackson and NMU’s Troy Loggins are co-offensive players of the week. Tech’s Patrick Munson is the goaltender of the week. Top defender honors went to NMU’s Ryan ...

Wisconsin coach in national hall

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ELK MOUND, Wis. (AP) — A longtime high school coach in Wisconsin has been added to the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Dan Pedersen told the Leader-Telegram that the prestigious honor is “beyond humbling.” Pedersen spent almost 40 years coaching football, ...

MSU back joining Vols

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Running back Madre London has tweeted that he’s transferring from Michigan State to Tennessee. London said via Twitter that “with much consideration, I have officially committed to the University of Tennessee. #GoVols #RockyTop.” London had tweeted last month ...

Aquinas wins state crown

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — La Crosse Aquinas won a battle of undefeated teams by downing Melrose-Mindoro 68-52 in the WIAA Division 4 girls basketball state championship Saturday. Aquinas featured a balanced scoring attack with five players in double figures. The Blugolds (28-0) also had five ...

Hampton named Miss Basketball

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DETROIT (AP) — Jaida Hampton is Miss Basketball. The award honoring Michigan’s top senior on a girls’ basketball team was announced by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan and the Detroit Free Press. Hampton, an East Lansing High School standout, signed with Wichita State.

Former Wolverine to give speech

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ANN ARBOR (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner and former Wolverine standout Charles Woodson is scheduled to give the keynote address at the University of Michigan’s spring commencement. The April 28 program will be held at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. Woodson was selected earlier this year ...

Super Bowl crime sentenced

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man will serve 20 months in prison for stealing gas masks and a bomb detector from law officers during Super Bowl week in downtown Minneapolis. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says 46-year-old Emitt Long was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to theft.

Kingsford’s Kriegl named GNC Player of the Year

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford senior point guard Jordyn Kriegl has been named the Great Northern Conference Player of the Year. Girls basketball coaches met Saturday to select All-GNC performers. Kriegl, a four-year varsity performer, averaged 10.6 points, 3.6 assists and 3.8 rebounds in her ...

Harvick races to 3rd straight win

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AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Harvick is at his best when he's mad, so much so that former crew chief Gil Martin used to try to rile him up during races. Harvick was running extra hot when he got to ISM Raceway after penalties for technical violations marred his victory last week at Las ...