Sports

Johnson, Kidwell run to LAC titles

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN - England native Sereena Johnson and California resident Matthew Kidwell won the female and male 15k during the 41st annual Lake Antoine Classic on Saturday. Johnson, now an Iron Mountain resident, won the female division of the 15k with a time of 1:11:11.0. “I’m actually ...

ScuttleBu(r)t … ‘Juggernaut’ on Flivver schedule

Local Sports

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Kingsford begins preparation today for a 2018 high school football schedule that features a Wisconsin powerhouse in defending Division 6 state champion Fond du Lac St. Mary Springs. In a story listing Wisconsin’s top state title contenders, Steve Clark of Oshkosh ...

FNB takes soccer title

Local Sports

Lance Armstrong, left, of Econo Foods and Pat Flood of First National Bank collide in Sunday’s Adult Soccer League tournament championship at Riverside Park in Niagara. FNB scored three goals in each half and defeated Econo 6-3. In Saturday’s semifinals, FNB downed Deft Tattoo and Econo ...

Houghton’s Stein to defend crown

Local Sports

NORWAY — Gunnar Stein hopes Oak Crest Golf Course has not changed much since his Houghton High School days. Stein, defending champion in this week’s 104th UP Golf Association Championships, hasn’t played Oak Crest in a couple years. A summer class at Saginaw Valley State nixed a ...

Packers tackle injured on Family Night

Local Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari was taken off the field on a cart Saturday, dampening the spirits at Family Night at Lambeau Field. Bakhtiari walked to the cart with his left shoe removed. “I don’t have enough information to answer that,” coach ...

Lewis urges harmony in Hall of Fame speech

Local Sports

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — One of the great leaders football has seen, Ray Lewis used his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech to call for more enlightened leadership in the United States. The last of the seven members of the class of 2018 on hand to be enshrined, Lewis eschewed notes and ...

Brewers bow in 11 innings

Local Sports

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Colorado Rockies can finally relax on the flight home. Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead homer with two outs in the 11th inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 on Sunday thanks to an overturned replay review. Arenado’s 29th homer of the season ...

Streaking A’s blank Tigers 6-0

Local Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Trevor Cahill struck out 10 in six innings, Khris Davis and Matt Chapman both homered for the second consecutive game and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 6-0 on Sunday to complete a season sweep. Matt Olson also homered and Ramon Laureano added three ...

Zehr nips Lindsley in LM photo finish

Local Sports

NORWAY — Vulcan’s Dan Lindsley appeared to have the 50- lap Werner Electric late model feature in the bag Friday night. A slight bobble, however, with two laps to go opened the door for Menominee’s Dalton Zehr, who ducked underneath the fellow former track champion and went on to score ...

All-Star pitcher in pin tourney

Local Sports

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — Former All-Star pitcher John Burkett is throwing a different kind of ball these days. The former 20-game winner with the San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox is in the lineup for the PBA50 bowling tournament next week at Spectrum Lanes in ...

Cejudo records UFC upset

Local Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Henry Cejudo pulled off one of the most impressive upsets in mixed martial arts history at UFC 227. Cejudo ended Demetrious Johnson’s nearly six-year reign as the UFC flyweight champion Saturday night at Staples Center, earning a split-decision victory over the most ...

Elliott cops first Cup win

Local Sports

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Chase Elliott won the NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen, holding off Martin Truex Jr in a scintillating finish. It was Elliott's first career win, in his 99th Cup start, and 250th for Hendrick Motorsports. ALSO: NASCAR Hall of Fame member Bill Elliott is coming out ...

UWGB to open with MTU

Local Sports

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men’s basketball team will start the 2018-19 season with Michigan Tech. Green Bay Press-Gazette reported that MTU and UWGB will meet Nov. 1 in an exhibition contest at the on-campus Kress Center. UWGB’s schedule includes a Dec. 16 game ...

Osuna gets second chance

Local Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roberto Osuna is getting a second chance with the Houston Astros. They also made it clear they won't give him another one. The All-Star closer met his new Astros teammates Sunday and addressed the club for 10 minutes in a closed-door meeting after completing a 75-game ...

Thomas posts 3rd golf title

Local Sports

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Justin Thomas took all the drama out of the final World Golf Championship at Firestone, never letting anyone closer than two shots and closing with a 1-under 69 to win the Bridgestone Invitational for his third PGA Tour title this season.

Kingsford ’11” opens Little League states with win

Local Sports

TECUMSEH — Kingsford opened the Little League baseball 11-year-old state tournament Saturday by beating Grosse Pointe Farms City 9-7. Trent McClain’s double, single and two RBI paced Kingsford, which nine hits in the game. “Great game,” said assistant coach Dean Finley. Andres ...

Talented field in UP golf tourney

Local Sports

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Next week’s UP men’s championships at Oak Crest Golf Course shows a star-studded lineup. Marquette University ace Hunter Eichhorn of Carney and defending champion Gunnar Stein of Houghton are in the 10:20 a.m. Tuesday group. Iron Mountain’s Jon Ellis, who won the last ...

Jennings-Stone lead Oak Crest ‘A’ league

Local Sports

NORWAY — Brian Jennings and Bob Stone lead Division A with 35 points in the Forward Financial Monday Night Golf League at Oak Crest Golf Course. Ed O’Connell shot a one-under 35 for Division A medalist. Division B leaders Todd Brasure and Mike Freeman show 36.5 points. Gary Kassens ...

Oak Crest to host another major

Local Sports

NORWAY — Oak Crest Golf Course, home of last month’s 92nd annual UP Ladies Golf Association Championships, hosts another major next week. The 104th UP Golf Association Men’s Championships tees off Tuesday and runs through Friday. Tournament director Kevin Londo reports 101 golfers have ...

UP Hall of Fame names Hofer, Lindeman

Local Sports

HARRIS - There is a distinct family connection to the 48th annual Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame induction class. Chris Hofer of Kingsford will join his father Ken in the Hall of Fame and Dave Duncan will join his wife Sonja when the 2019 induction banquet is held May 11 at Island Resort ...