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South sweeps boys, girls UP All-Star games

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — The senior stars of the recently finished high school basketball season had the opportunity to don their varsity uniforms one final time Saturday. They gathered at the Bothwell Middle School gym for the 33rd annual Upper Peninsula All-Star Basketball Classic. In the opening ...

Tirschel, LaVigne win UP best ball tournament

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — Norway’s Chad Tirschel and Iron Mountain’s Tom LaVigne captured the UP Men’s Best Ball Tournament in a two-hole playoff Sunday at Pine Grove Country Club. Tirschel’s 25-foot uphill birdie putt on the second playoff hole (No. 18) decided the tournament. Tirschel and ...

Tigers beat White Sox 3-1 for 5th straight win

National Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — Blaine Hardy was supposed to be a short-term starter while injured Tigers pitchers recovered. A string of solid outings by the veteran left-hander, though, has Detroit management reconsidering that plan. Nicholas Castellanos homered and Hardy pitched one-run ball into the ...

Koepka repeats as US Open champ

National Sports

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — One was about power. The other was about patience. Brooks Koepka has a game for the U.S. Open no matter the course, no matter the test, no matter the circumstances. He never lost hope when he began his title defense with a 75 and was 7-over par midway through the ...

Public meeting set for Northeast Sands master plan

Outdoors

FLORENCE, Wis. — The public has an opportunity through an upcoming open house, office hours, and online information to learn more about the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ regional master planning process for properties located in the Northeast Sands Ecological Landscape. This ...

Flivvers on familiar ground

Local Sports

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Yooper Quarterbacks & Receivers Camp took place this week at the Kingsford High School practice field. Terry Duval, who was helping fellow Kingsford grad and gridder Tom Wender oversee the sessions, couldn’t help but laugh at the surroundings. “Right back where ...

Stars 13U keeps league lead

Local Sports

NIAGARA, Wis. — Northern Stars 13U girls soccer team remained on top of the East Central Soccer League despite splitting a pair of recent games. The Stars bowed to Kaukauna 2-1 and defeated Appleton 1-0. The Stars (5-1-1) had their hands full trying to contain Kaukauna. Peyton ...

First-place U19 Stars home Sunday

Local Sports

NIAGARA, Wis. — Northern Stars U19 boys soccer team split a pair of home games last week at Riverside Park. Kimberly scored a first-period goal and held off the Stars 1-0. The Stars were held without a shot on goal in the game. The Stars came back to defeat the Howard Fire ...

Gladstone coach goes out with loss in state semifinals

Local Sports

EAST LANSING — The storybook ending didn’t materialize for Gladstone coach Don Lauscher on Friday. He coached his 209th and final game for the Braves on Friday, which saw them lose to Madison Heights Bishop Foley 7-5 in a Division 3 semifinal at Michigan State University. “It’s ...

Iron River native was once in line to rule NHL

Local Sports

The late Don Ruck of Iron River nearly became president of the National Hockey League. Hockey writing great Stan Fischler, author of “Detroit Red Wings: Greatest Moments and Players (Sports Publishing),” knew Ruck very well from their New York City days. “We got very close,” Fischler ...

Carney ace plays WSGA round with Tony Romo

Local Sports

Carney’s Hunter Eichhorn played his qualifying round for this week’s Wisconsin State Golf Association Match Play Championship with former Dallas Cowboys star Tony Romo. Eichhorn, admitting to some nerves playing with the NFL quarterback turned broadcaster, shot a 68 for the second-best ...

Johnson takes 4-shot lead at US Open

National Sports

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Shinnecock Hills is no longer the only challenge at this U.S. Open. On a course that can cause problems in any weather, where triple bogeys or worse have been recorded on all but six holes, perhaps the most daunting prospect going into the weekend is Dustin Johnson ...

Suter leads the way for Brewers

Wisconsin Sports

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brent Suter used his bat and left arm to beat the Philadelphia Phillies. Suter drove in two runs and pitched a career-high seven innings, Christian Yelich, Hernan Perez and Jesus Aguilar homered and the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers beat Jake Arrieta and the Phillies ...

Killdeer adapt to life away from water

Outdoors

This is the week when daylight reaches its peak for the year. The summer solstice will come at 5:07 a.m. Thursday in the Iron Mountain area; June 21 in most years offers the most amount of daylight, though the difference usually is only a matter of seconds from the day before or after. ...

‘One of the better years’ for fishing in Dickinson area

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — With the first day of summer approaching, the 2018 fishing season is off to a strong start. “Most people are pretty happy,” said John Grier at Whispering Pines Outpost in Breitung Township. “It’s been one of the better years so far.” Leeches and crawlers are ...

Marquette Mountain to host annual trails festival

Outdoors

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Trails Festival opens Friday and continues through weekend, featuring mountain bike races, trail running races and socials. The festival is part of the Noquemanon Trail Network; proceeds are donated back into the trails systems for new trails, maintenance, and ...

Authority acquires Republic Dam

Outdoors

REPUBLIC — The 28th annual Republic Fishing Derby will go on as scheduled in July, after state and township officials, members of the Republic Sportsman’s Club and local businesses worked together to make it a reality. The Michigamme River Basin Authority has inked a deal with Republic ...

Jones homers in 7th to lead Tigers over Twins

National Sports

DETROIT (AP) — When Detroit outfielder JaCoby Jones came to the plate in the seventh inning of a tie game Thursday afternoon, he was well aware he was struggling at the plate after striking out in his first two at-bats against the Twins. He chose to focus on something else — the walk-off ...

Esky holds off Eaton Rapids 2-0 to make finals

Local Sports

EAST LANSING — This year’s trip to the Division 2 semifinals was not like the others for the Escanaba softball team. “Our last two teams were great teams and we suffered some bad hops,” Eskymos’ coach Jamie Segorski said. “Today we got good hops. We benefited from those ...

Johnson shares lead in a US Open that plays like one

National Sports

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Open lived up to its reputation in the return to Shinnecock Hills. So did Dustin Johnson. Fresh off a six-shot victory last week, Johnson managed all aspects of his game Thursday on a classic U.S. Open course that required nothing less. He wasn't perfect, ...