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Walleye opener looks good for UP anglers

Outdoors

ESCANABA — Michigan’s walleye season in the Upper Peninsula opened Wednesday with recent weather conditions likely to have an effect on walleye behavior in the region, a Michigan Department of Natural Resources expert said. “It’s been a fairly cold spring so far, so walleyes were ...

Applications being accepted for Youth Conservation Council

Outdoors

LANSING — Young people with a passion for protecting and improving Michigan’s natural areas, meeting new friends, gaining leadership experience and having fun outdoors are encouraged to apply for a spot on the Michigan Natural Resources Commission’s Youth Conservation Council. The ...

Summer hours set for center in Ottawa forest

Outdoors

IRONWOOD — Beginning May 25, the Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center in Watersmeet will resume summer hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time daily. The center has information about the local area and recreation opportunities, such as camping, hiking, canoeing, maps and more. The Ottawa ...

Golf: WIC, Ontonagon share George Young Invitational title

Local Sports

IRON RIVER — West Iron County and Ontonagon shared team honors in the George Young Invitational girls golf tournament Wednesday at Young’s. The Wykons and Gladiators each posted a 431. Westwood was third at 472, followed by Iron Mountain (497) and Calumet (518). Medalist Payton Dube of ...

Trees For Tomorrow offers naturalist program

Outdoors

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — Trees for Tomorrow will host a week-long Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer training program June 10 through 15 at its facilities in Eagle River. Staff and regional experts will lead explorations of the waters, forests, wildlife and geology of the area. Participants ...

New date for PGA on a big Bethpage Black golf course

National Sports

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Tiger Woods goes after his next major on a familiar golf course for a PGA Championship held on an unfamiliar spot on the calendar. The 101st PGA Championship began this morning on Bethpage Black, the first time it has been held in May since 1949. The public course ...

Baseball: Florence coach LaPoint wins 400th career game

Local Sports

WHITE LAKE, Wis. — Florence’s Dave LaPoint reached a coaching milestone Tuesday when the Bobcats spilled White Lake 13-1 in a five-inning Northern Lakes Conference baseball game. LaPoint, Florence’s head baseball coach for 46 years, posted his 400th career victory. “It means I’ve ...

NMU basketball coach leaves for Calvin

Local Sports

GRAND RAPIDS — Bill Sall has left Northern Michigan University for Calvin College. Sall becomes the 12th head coach in Calvin men’s basketball history. Sall, who spent the past six seasons at NMU, replaces the recently retired Kevin Vande Streek. His return to west Michigan will be a ...

Baseball: Flivvers, Esky split twinbill

Local Sports

QUINNESEC — If it wasn't for Andrew Paupore, it might have been a complete day to forget for Kingsford. Paupore's gem on the mound in the first game helped Kingsford hold on to a doubleheader split with Escanaba on Tuesday. Paupore threw a complete game, giving up three hits with no walks ...

Soccer: Kingsford shuts out Ironwood, 3-0

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IRONWOOD — Kingsford’s offense surged with a 3-0 win over Ironwood on Tuesday. The Flivvers were led by two goals from Paige Olson and a second-half goal by Liz Penegor. “That first goal kind of energized us a little,” Kingsford head coach Jon Lorenzoni said. “We started finding ...

Softball: Mountaineers sweep Manistique

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Offense was abundant for Iron Mountain in a doubleheader sweep over Manistique on Tuesday. The Mountaineers (12-6) beat Manistique by scores of 10-0 and 19-4. Iron Mountain had 10 hits in the first game to back Hannah Proudfit’s first pitching win. Jorden Stoner had ...

Softball: Gladstone sweeps Kingsford in twinbill

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KINGSFORD — Gladstone's bats came alive with a five-run seventh in the nightcap to sweep Kingsford on Monday. The Braves (22-3) scored five runs on six hits for a 7-3 win. Gladstone won the first game 7-4. Kingsford (12-9) tied the second game at 1-1 with a home run by Maggie Strehlow in ...

Softball: Errors doom IM in twinbill loss

Local Sports

ISHPEMING — Westwood swept Iron Mountain, 11-4 and 16-4, in softball Monday. Freshman Natalie Prophet led the way for the Patriots (11-3) with a big day at the plate that included an inside-the-park home run and a second home run over the fence, both coming in Game 2. “Natalie went 6 ...

Novara named Kingsford head football coach

Local Sports

KINGSFORD — Mark Novara was promoted to Kingsford High School head football coach and Greg Wadge was retained as hockey coach during Monday’s Breitung Township Schools Board of Education. Novara, one of two applicants for the position, replaces Chris Hofer who stepped down after 33 seasons ...

Golf: Flivvers win at Pine Grove

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford and Westwood shared boys team honors Monday in a high school golf triangular at Pine Grove Country Club. The Flivvers and Patriots each shot 201. Medalist Matt Solda shot a five-over par 41 to lead Kingsford while Colin Bjorne paced Westwood with a 43. Iron ...

Baseball: Marquette sweeps Kingsford

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — The visiting Flivvers scored multiple runs in the top of the first inning each game only to have MSHS come back to take both games of a doubleheader. In the opener, which Marquette won 5-3, Kingsford scored three in the top of the first, only to be countered by the Redmen taking ...

Recreation, UpTown repeat as bowling champions

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Scott’s UpTown Lanes of Niagara and Recreation Lanes of Iron Mountain extended streaks in memorial bowling tournaments last weekend. UpTown captured a third straight Marge Gehring Memorial Women’s Bowling Tournament over Recreation and Mike’s On Main of ...

Hofer, Lindeman enter UP Hall of Fame

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HARRIS — Chris Hofer and Todd Lindeman credited others Saturday for their induction into the UP Sports Hall of Fame. Hofer, who led Kingsford High School football to greatness in more than 30 years at the helm, and Lindeman, a North Dickinson County School basketball great who went to a ...

Miners, WIC’s Ross rule Kingsford Invite

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KINGSFORD — Negaunee dominated the Kingsford Invitational boys tennis tournament Saturday. The Miners captured all but first flight singles where West Iron County sophomore Holden Ross went undefeated. “Negaunee’s strength and depth showed through,” said Kingsford Coach Sarah ...