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Struggling Red Wings beat Preds, end 3-game skid

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Goalie Jimmy Howard feels really, really comfortable playing at Bridgestone Arena. Howard made 32 saves with a handful early and a flurry late to help the struggling Detroit Red Wings beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 Tuesday night to snap a three-game skid. "I've ...

High hopes as Milwaukee begins spring training

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David Stearns is a popular guy these days. At the grocery store. Pumping gas for his car. Out for lunch or dinner. Everyone wants to talk about the Milwaukee Brewers. "They are excited for the start of baseball season," said Stearns, who was promoted to president of baseball operations last ...

Girls basketball: Maroons rally past Flivvers

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KINGSFORD — Menominee ignited with a big run to start the second half and beat Kingsford 52-42 in a Great Northern Conference game Monday. The Maroons (11-6) started the third quarter with a 16-2 run to grab control after holding a narrow one-point halftime lead. “I told them at ...

Sports schedule snowed out

Local Sports

“Old Man Winter” won another one with the high school sports schedule. Tuesday’s games have been eliminated by the storm. Boys Basketball Tuesday, Feb. 12 Kingsford at Iron Mountain, ppd. North Central at North Dickinson, ppd. to Feb. 20 West Iron County at Escanaba, ...

Girls Basketball: No. 1 Wykons collar Bulldogs

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HANCOCK — West Iron County held Hancock to 11 first-half points and defeated the Bulldogs 45-36 in West PAC girls basketball Monday. The top-ranked Wykons (13-2, 8-2) managed a 20-11 lead at halftime. “Hancock played a 2-3 zone against us and tried to take away our inside game,” said ...

Area basketball schedules revised

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Area high school athletic directors continue to juggle schedules after another strong dose of winter Tuesday. The snow storm eliminated the entire schedule including the Iron Mountain-Kingsford boys basketball rivalry. Some schools aren’t rescheduling non-conference games to make sure that ...

Girls basketball: Forest Park holds off Bobcats

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Forest Park got the ball to the right girl and held off Florence 63-59 in a non-conference basketball game Monday. Elle Soderberg scored three straight baskets and added a free throw in the final two minutes for the rusty Lady Trojans (7-4), who last played on Jan. 24 ...

Boys basketball: Trojans fall to Cougars

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park succumbed to cold shooting in a 53-47 loss to Superior Central on Monday. The Trojans (7-8) shot 17 of 55 (31 percent) on the night. “Just had another night of the ball wouldn’t drop for us in the first half,” Forest Park head coach Chris Nocerini said. ...

Three weekend ski jumping competitions held at Pine Mt.

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Marius Lindvik capped the 2019 Continental Cup Ski Jump weekend with a win Sunday at Pine Mountain. Lindvik, 20, jumped 133.5 meters (438 feet) in his second jump after a 124.5 meter (408 feet) jump on his first attempt to garner 271.6 points. Sunday’s win was ...

Perfection

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ESCANABA — Perfection. That’s probably the only way to describe Jordan Kraemer’s performance against Bryant & Stratton College. Kraemer finished a combined 21-of-21 from the field and free throw line for a season-high 31 points to lead the Bay Norse past the Bobcats 76-58 here ...

U-M gains revenge

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ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan avenged its loss to Wisconsin last month — and coach John Beilein wants no part of a rubber match against the Badgers. “Ethan Happ said to me after the game: ‘I hope to see you again this season,’” Beilein said. “No Ethan. I don’t want to see you ...

Streaking Blackhawks clip Wings for 7th straight win

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CHICAGO (AP) — Dominik Kahun has turned into a dangerous scoring option for the Chicago Blackhawks. Playing with Dylan Strome and Alex DeBrincat sure helps. Kahun had two goals and an assist, Cam Ward made 43 saves and the Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Sunday for their ...

Carney-Nadeau rally sinks Jets

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CARNEY — Carney-Nadeau came from behind to overpower North Central 50-46 in a Skyline Central Conference girls basketball game here Saturday. The Wolves were trailing 41-32 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but their perseverance paid off when Tessa Wagner, who went 9-of-9 from the ...

Badgers turn back STAA, Pristelski

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MARINETTE, Wis. — Niagara overcame 30 points from Alexa Pristelski to beat St. Thomas Aquinas Academy 64-51 in M&O Conference girls basketball Saturday. The Badgers (15-4, 9-4), led by 18 points apiece from Cassie Gill and Jessica Oratch, moved to a 35-17 lead at halftime. Pristelski ...

Storm’s Mascarette wins fourth regional

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CRANDON, Wis. — Northwoods Storm’s Tristen Mascarette earned his fourth WIAA regional wrestling title and trip to the sectionals Saturday. Mascarette (34-4) pinned Lucas Bean of Three Lakes/Phelps in the second period to win the 120-pound title. The senior from Florence pinned Elijah ...

IM’s Stroud, Burklund armed with district titles

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MUNISING — District champions Parker Stroud and Caleb Burklund along with seven other Iron Mountain wrestlers are off to the MHSAA Division 4 individual regional in Charlevoix. In Saturday’s district, Stroud captured the 112-pound title while Burklund claimed 189-pound honors. “I am ...

Six Flivvers bound for regional

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GRAYLING — Kingsford’s Eddie Cardew wrestled to runner-up laurels Saturday in the 285-pound division at the MHSAA Division 3 individual district tournament. Cardew and five other Flivvers qualified for the regional in Kalkaska. “This is the most that we’ve ever sent down to ...

Niagara LL sign-up date

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara Area Little League will continue baseball and softball registration from 3 p.m. to 5:30 Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Niagara High School cafeteria. Niagara Area Little League will field softball teams for ages 7-9, 10-12 and 13-16; baseball for ages 7-8, 9-10 and ...

Bike races, run Feb. 23

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QUINNESEC — The Dickinson County Bike Path Committee will host a fat tire race and ultra run on Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Fumee Lake Natural Area. The Frostbitten 50k Ultra Run will begin at 8 a.m., followed shortly by the Snotscycle Fat Tire Race. The run offers distances of 10k, 25k and ...

Youth soccer sets sign-up

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Northern Soccer League’s Soccer Association for Youth has begun registration. Sign-up can be performed at tshq.bluesombrero.com/northernmichiganleague. NSL board members will assist parents or guardians with registration on Saturday, Feb. 16, and March 2, both from 9 am ...