Boys basketball: Wykons roll past L’Anse

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IRON RIVER — West Iron County shut out L’Anse in the first quarter and rolled to a 68-38 West PAC boys basketball win Thursday at Charles Greenlund Gymnasium. The Wykons (1-1, 1-0) led 16-0 after the first quarter. “We didn’t want to take them for granted,” said WIC head coach Dan ...

Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews has five sacks over his past three games. (AP Photo)

Packers keep sights on postseason

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Green Bay Packers are hoping the return of Aaron Rodgers can propel them into the postseason. But the Packers (7-6) are going to need plenty of help aside from the two-time NFL Most Valuable Player’s return, as they remain on the outside looking in at the NFC ...

Boys basketball: Jets rebound from loss, beat Wolves

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POWERS — It didn’t take long for the North Central boys’ basketball team to recover from its 65-43 knockout loss to Rapid River last week. The Jets recovered nicely Thursday night and took the game to visiting Carney-Nadeau in a surprising 71-49 rout against their nearby rivals. The ...

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Panthers tied for third in NFL with 40 sacks

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers’ offensive line is ready to protect Aaron Rodgers, just in time for a final three-week playoff push. When Rodgers returns from a broken collarbone on Sunday against Carolina, he will take snaps behind an offensive line that has stabilized ...

Boston Bruins players celebrate their 3-2 win in overtime as Detroit Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg (40) skates to the locker room on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Bruins tie it late, beat Red Wings 3-2 in OT

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DETROIT (AP) — In just over two minutes, Brad Marchand stole another victory for the Boston Bruins. Marchand assisted on the tying goal late in regulation and scored the game-winner 35 seconds into overtime to give the Bruins a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. Boston ...

Davison gives Badgers win over Western Kentucky

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Western Kentucky coach Rick Stansbury has seen enough road games to not want an outcome determined by a last-moment call by an official. But Stansbury and the Hilltoppers got one on Wednesday night at the Kohl Center. Brad Davison's free throw with two seconds to go ...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) blocks a shot by Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe (6) on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in New Orleans. The Pelicans won 115-108. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Cousins, Davis lead Pelicans past Bucks

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When DeMarcus Cousins was asked about his soaring, one-handed, put-back dunk in the fourth quarter, the Pelicans star took the opportunity to have a little fun at the expense of Pelicans teammate Jameer Nelson, sitting two lockers away. "Well, I saw that Jameer was going ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: No surprise the rivalry is over (for now)

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ScuttleBu(r)t ... Some time between my nearly getting thrown off a plane in Milwaukee and watching the World Bowling Championships in Las Vegas, I got word that the Iron Mountain-Kingsford, or if you prefer Kingsford-Iron Mountain, football rivalry was kaput. I wasn’t surprised by the ...

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, shown Nov. 26, has been "medically cleared to return" to action after missing seven games with a broken right collarbone. Rodgers announced the news on Instagram Tuesday night, Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Packers’ Rodgers cleared to return

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers has been “medically cleared to return” to action after missing seven games with a broken right collarbone, the Green Bay Packers quarterback announced on Instagram Tuesday night. Rodgers was hurt during a loss to Minnesota on Oct. 15 and had surgery ...

Iron Mountain’s Faith Bal (10) drives to the basket against Menominee on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Iron Mountain, Mich. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Girls basketball: Maroons’ FTs enough to beat Iron Mountain

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Menominee hit free throws in a clutch situation to squeeze past non-conference foe Iron Mountain 45-43 on Tuesday. Menominee (1-3) held a narrow 43-41 lead with 7.9 seconds remaining when Sarah Barrette hit a pair of free throws to give the Maroons breathing room. It turned ...

Kingsford's Jordyn Kriegl (10) and Olivia Allen (22) defend against Gladstone's Kaitlyn Hardwick as she gets into the lane during the second quarter Tuesday at Gladstone. (Avery Bundgaard/The Daily Press)

Girls basketball: Gladstone beats Kingsford, 52-43

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone girls' basketball team clamped down on defense in the first half on its way to a 52-43 non-conference victory over Kingsford. Gladstone coach Andy Cretens credits the win to his team's preparation. "We had a really good practice yesterday," Cretens said. "We ...

Iron Mountain's Caleb Burklud applies pressure to Kingsford's Ben Stanish in the 189-pound match Tuesday. Burklund registered a pin in the second period. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Wrestling: Kingsford edges Iron Mountain with tiebreaker

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford and Iron Mountain needed a tie-breaker to settle during their wrestling rivalry Tuesday. Deadlocked at 24-24 after eight dual bouts, referee Russ Pericolosi finally declared Kingsford the winner after reaching the ninth criteria — most near-falls. “It came down ...

Iron Mountain's Charlie Gerhard (44) goes for a layup as North Dickinson's Joe Roell (32) defends on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Iron Mountain, Mich. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Boys basketball: Mountaineers rout Nordics, 80-42

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IRON MOUNTAIN — North Dickinson stayed with Iron Mountain before a Mountaineers’ run opened a lead for good in an 80-42 win on Monday. The Mountaineers (3-0) found balanced scoring from Jaden Vicenzi’s 22 points, along with 18 points apiece from Marcus Johnson and Charlie ...

Niagara boys bounce Lena; Austin Hagerty scores 33

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LENA, Wis. — The Niagara Badgers found success driving to the basket in an 85-66 M&O Conference win against Lena on Monday. The Badgers (3-2, 1-2) were led by Austin Hagerty’s 33 points. His brother Alex scored 14 points. Niagara collected 58 rebounds. Alex grabbed a team-high ...

Flivvers wrestle at Wabeno

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Kingsford’s August Early (120) and Eddie Cardew (heavyweight) wrestled to fourths in the Rebel Invitational in Wabeno, Wis. Early wrestled at 103 last year. Cardew ran into Wisconsin’s top-ranked heavyweight. “We had a good day of wrestling,” said Kingsford Coach Darren Groleau. ...

Hockey: Kingsford dominates Negaunee

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NEGAUNEE — Kingsford scored six third-period goals and routed Negaunee 10-2 on Monday. The Flivvers (5-0) held a 3-2 lead in the second period. They added another goal for a 4-2 advantage entering the third. Kingsford’s overpowering offense continued, outshooting Negaunee 65-18. The ...

Norway's Jordan Reich (10) flips up a shot over Mid Peninsula's defense on Monday in Norway. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Boys basketball: Norway handles Mid Pen, 77-48

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NORWAY — Norway had all the signs early of a team playing its first game Monday. That all changed in the second half. The Knights scored the first eight points of the second half and downed Mid Peninsula 77-48 in Skyline Central Conference boys basketball. Norway connected on 14 ...

Boys basketball: Forest Park downs West Iron County, 52-38

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park converted 15 of 19 fourth-quarter free throws to sink West Iron County 52-38 in a non-conference game on Monday. The Trojans (3-0) carried a 35-28 lead into the fourth quarter. Junior guard Riley Hendrickson hit all 10 of his fourth-quarter free throws. “That ...