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Girls basketball: Norway holds off late Nordics rally

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NORWAY — Ada VanHolla’s traditional three-point play in the final seconds snapped a 47-47 tie and sent Norway past North Dickinson 54-48 in Skyline Central Conference girls basketball Friday. Haley Clifford’s double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds keyed the Knights (4-7, 3-2). North ...

Boys basketball: Rangers dump Badgers

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara fell behind early and lost 66-52 to Wausaukee in an M&O Conference game Friday. Alex Hagerty scored 12 points for the Badgers and Zak Prideaux chipped in 11. “We really shot poorly in the first half,” said Niagara coach Jim Hoogland. “Our defense is not ...

A fishing license is optional today, Sunday in Wisconsin

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IRON MOUNTAIN — It’s free fishing weekend in Wisconsin. Although no license is required, remember that all other regulations and seasonal restrictions are in force. And, of course, use caution before heading out on the ice. “The weather’s going to be beautiful,” said Fay Whisler ...

Boys basketball: Defense spurs Norway in win over Big Bay, 75-31

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NORWAY — Norway’s deft passing and pressure defense triggered a Skyline Central Conference boys basketball runaway Thursday. The Knights, with 21 assists and 13 steals, downed Big Bay de Noc 75-31. Norway (7-2, 3-0) rolled to a 25-7 cushion after the first quarter and opened the second ...

Boys basketball: Terrian, Flivvers upend Nordics

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KINGSFORD — North Dickinson tightened the score at the end of the first half, but Kingsford ran away with a 70-34 victory on Thursday. The Flivvers (5-3) had a stretch of turnovers late in the second quarter that gave the Nordics a 9-0 run to close out the first half. Kingsford responded ...

Boys basketball: Iron Mountain routs Manistique

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MANISTIQUE — The second quarter was brutal for the Manistique boys Thursday night as they dropped a 73-29 basketball decision to second-ranked Iron Mountain. Manistique trailed 18-11 after the first quarter and was outscored 28-7 in the second while dropping to 1-9 overall and 0-6 in the ...

Boys basketball: Pellizzer, Wykons handle Forest Park

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IRON RIVER — Kaden Pellizzer’s game-high 18 points along with Steven Nelson’s 16 points and 14 rebounds powered West Iron County past Forest Park 64-46 in non-conference Thursday. WIC coach Dan Schive said Pellizzer played with a sprained ankle while the 6-foot-8 Nelson also contributed ...

NFL’s Final Four all overcame injuries

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The list of players sitting out this weekend’s conference championships is almost as impressive as the starting lineups: Julian Edelman. Carson Wentz. Dalvin Cook. Dont’a Hightower. Allen Robinson. Sam Bradford. Following the NFL’s season of carnage that claimed the likes of, among ...

Foles, Keenum have strong connections

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PHILADELPHIA — Nick Foles contemplated retirement after a miserable season with the Rams in which he ended up losing his starting job to Case Keenum. That’s just one spin of a unique quarterback carousel that’ll be on display when Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) host Keenum ...

Wrestling: Escanaba’s Wunder edges Kingsford’s Povolo

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba wrestlers bounced back from a tough weekend, posting a pair of victories Wednesday night. Esky, fresh from going 1-4 in Saturday’s Campbellsport, Wis. Invitational, defeated Negaunee 66-6 and Kingsford 51-28 Wednesday night. Kingsford beat Negaunee 42-6 in the ...

West Iron County grad coaches Wausaukee hoops

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IRON MOUNTAIN — M&O Conference or WIAA tournament laurels won’t determine Wausaukee High School’s boys basketball season. “I knew at the beginning of the season that we were just going to have a ball whether we go 22-0 or 0-22,” said second-year head coach Dave Lindbeck. “It ...

Girls basketball: Ishpeming holds on to beat Iron Mountain, 58-48

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ISHPEMING — Madigan Johns scored 21 points as Ishpeming defeated Iron Mountain 58-48 in Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball Wednesday. The Mountaineers (1-9, 0-5), trailing 30-19 at halftime, outscored the Hematites 29-28 in the final two quarters. “Ishpeming is solid all the way ...

Dale Jr. crashes in snowy weather after helping driver

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is warning North Carolina drivers not to venture out into a snowstorm after he slid off the road and hit a tree. Earnhardt said on his Twitter account Wednesday that he had just used his winch to help a sedan out of a ditch in snowy weather when ...

Valanciunas, Raptors beat Pistons, 96-91

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TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have done a good job of avoiding lengthy losing streaks this season. The struggling Detroit Pistons, meanwhile, are paying the price for making a habit of slow starts. Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 16 rebounds, C.J. Miles scored 21 points and the ...

Deer habitat grants available in Upper Peninsula

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced a March 1 deadline to apply for a total of $100,000 in deer habitat improvement grant funding in the Upper Peninsula. The Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative is a competitive grant program designed to ...

Spring turkey permits issued in Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. — The 2018 spring turkey drawing has concluded and 138,144 successful applicants will receive wild turkey harvest authorizations, according to the Department of Natural Resources. A total of 244,218 authorizations were available for the spring 2018 turkey season. The leftover ...

Annual midwinter trappers event coming to Hermansville on Feb. 3

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HERMANSVILLE — Youngsters and beginning trappers will have an opportunity to learn from the experts at the 13th annual Midwinter Trappers Workshop, sponsored by District 3 of the U.P. Trappers Association. The event will start at 8 a.m. Central time Saturday, Feb. 3, and last into late ...

Boys basketball: Wonders, IM beats Flivvers, 60-45

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Foster Wonders scored 19 points in his debut to help Iron Mountain beat Kingsford 60-45 on Wednesday. Wonders, a freshman who was out with a stress fracture in his foot, hit three 3-pointers and grabbed five rebounds, while shooting 4 of 4 on free throws. But it took Iron ...

Girls basketball: Trojans hold off Nordics, 60-52

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FELCH — Forest Park allowed 18 points on 17 turnovers and missed 20 of 37 free throws Tuesday. And still won the game. Hannah Cross scored 19 points and Claudia Nocerini added 17 as the Lady Trojans turned back foul-prone North Dickinson 60-52. “Tonight we were able to battle through ...