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Boys basketball: IM survives Calumet in overtime

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CALUMET — Iron Mountain weathered 12 Calumet 3-pointers and came away with a 78-71 win in overtime in West PAC Conference action Friday. Foster Wonders led the Mountaineers with 29 points, including a late field goal to force overtime. Marcus Johnson added 28 and Charlie Gerhard contributed ...

Boys basketball: Esky outlasts Flivvers

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba coaching staff got caught thinking and strategizing too much Friday night, but quickly made corrections to ensure a 73-60 win over Kingsford. The Eskymos jumped into a zone defense to open the second half of the Great Northern Conference boys basketball game and Tyler ...

Girls basketball: Gwinn sinks Mountaineers, 59-40

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Gwinn closed out the first half with eight straight points and downed Iron Mountain 59-40 in Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball Friday. Deadlocked at 13 with six minutes left in the second quarter, Gwinn held a 17-15 advantage after IM’s Jorden Stoner recorded her ...

Red fox have a history of living close to people

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While filling the bird feeders Friday morning, I came across some new tracks on the back deck of our home. Definitely canine, yet too small for any of the neighborhood dogs at Six Mile Lake, or for a coyote should one have been bold enough to venture up on the deck. With the firearm deer ...

Anglers catching walleye, panfish through the ice

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IRON MOUNTAIN — It’s beginning to look a lot like ice fishing. Reports range from a couple inches to as much as 8 inches of ice, and anglers are landing walleye, panfish and northern, said John Grier at Whispering Pines Outpost in Breitung Township. The Michigan Department of Natural ...

Boys basketball: Wolves overwhelm Nordics, 67-48

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FELCH — Brett LaFord’s 30 points lifted Carney-Nadeau in a 67-48 Skyline Central Conference win over North Dickinson on Thursday. LaFord scored 13 of his points in the second quarter to boost the Wolves (2-0). But it wasn’t an efficient night offensively for the Wolves, who shot 28 of ...

NLC boys basketball: Bobcats take out Rebels

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Three players scored more than 20 points as Florence decked Laona-Wabeno 86-61 in Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball Thursday. Kaden Schuls led the Bobcats (1-2, 1-1) with 28 points and six assists. Evan Beaster had 22 points and 14 rebounds. Riley Hixon chipped in ...

Girls basketball: Niagara holds off Norway, 50-44

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara turned back Norway 50-44 in a spirited non-conference girls basketball game Thursday between neighboring schools. The Badgers (4-1) held 11-point leads in the second half but the Knights closed to 45-44 with 4:08 left in the game. “Cross-town rivals and we know ...

Girls basketball: Calumet holds off Wykons

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CALUMET — Calumet staked a 10-point first half lead and held off West Iron County 58-50 in West PAC girls basketball Thursday. The Wykons (1-1) got within three points in the fourth quarter, said Wykons coach Eric Shamion. “Calumet had constant ball pressure and aggressive defense,” ...

Boys basketball: Trojans rout Big Bay

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GARDEN CORNERS — A change in strategy helped propel Forest Park past Big Bay de Noc in a boys basketball Skyline Central Conference game here Thursday. The Trojans outscored the Black Bears by 17 in the second quarter after switching up to a full court press. “We collapsed with our ...

Larkin, Red Wings edge Maple Leafs in OT

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TORONTO (AP) — Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock expected William Nylander to be "the freshest guy in hockey" on Thursday night. That was probably asking too much of a player making his season debut with exactly zero practice time since ending a prolonged contract impasse with Toronto just ...

Kraemer sizzles, Bay sinks Alpena

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ESCANABA — Jordan Kraemer is like a microwave oven. She heats up quickly when she gets on the hardwood and keeps sizzling all game long. The sophomore from Norway exhibited that ability again here Wednesday night as she led Bay College to an 87-60 conquest of Alpena Community College in ...

Moss let go because of ‘fit’ with team

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin said that it wasn’t easy to let associate head coach Winston Moss go from the coaching staff, but that he came to the decision because he “just didn’t feel like the fit right now was where it needs to be.” Philbin spoke on ...

Knights nip Rockets in final seconds

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RAPID RIVER — Nathan Paulitch’s basket with 11 seconds left in the game lifted Norway past Rapid River 45-43 in boys basketball. The Knights (1-1) trailed in the fourth quarter after leading 35-29 after three quarters. Norway Coach Jeff Gallino said a Paulitch steal and an ensuing ...

ScuttleBu(r)t … Mariucci surprised by Packer move

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Iron Mountain’s Steve Mariucci, who knows something about getting the axe from NFL head coaching positions, was surprised that Mike McCarthy didn’t survive the entire season with the Packers. “Kind of a crazy day in Green Bay, to be quite honest with you,” said Mariucci, a guest ...

Bucks blow out Pistons

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The formula for success in Milwaukee doesn’t always have to revolve around the high-scoring duo of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. Eric Bledsoe matched his season high with 27 points and Antetokounmpo added 15 as the Bucks rolled to a 115-92 victory over the ...

IMHS excited to start season

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Mountaineers are excited about this year’s high school wrestling season. “This will be an exciting year for us,” said Iron Mountain Coach Cory McLaren. “We are back in Division 4 where we belong. “With 14 on the roster and the possibility of fielding a full ...

Michigan State back will enter NFL draft

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EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State running back LJ Scott says he will enter the NFL draft after this season. Scott, a senior, injured his ankle in September and has played in only four games this year. Coach Mark Dantonio said last month that Scott would redshirt , but Scott said on social ...

Flivvers honored

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Kingsford High School Photo Kingsford High School boys basketball head coach Dan Olkkonen along with senior players Tyler Beauchamp, left, and Luke Terrian hold the Basketball Coaches of Michigan’s sportsmanship award banner. The award, sponsored by Pure Sweat Basketball, recognizes the ...