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 ...

Area football refs work state grid finals

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ScuttleBu(r)t ... Dickinson and Iron counties had four officials working state championship football games. Michigan’s Division 8 football state championship pitting Saginaw Nouvel and Ottawa Lake Whiteford at Ford Field showed three in stripes — Gary Lofholm, Norway, field judge; Andy ...

Mountaineers begin year in Westwood Super Duals

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ISHPEMING — Iron Mountain opened the high school wrestling season Saturday with a 3-2 record in the Westwood Super Duals. The Mountaineers of new coach Coach Cory McLaren defeated Bark River-Harris 36-27, Negaunee 42-24 and Gwinn 36-30. They lost to champion Westwood 66-12 and Marquette ...

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North Dickinson quarterback John Nelson carries the football against Carney-Nadeau in eight-player football from this past season.

Eight-player UP football conference forms

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ESCANABA - The evolution of Michigan eight-player high school football has led to the formation of a new conference in the Upper Peninsula. Rapid River athletic director Rick Pepin said a new football-only conference will be launched in the 2018 fall season. The 13-school, yet unnamed league ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Sportswriter nearly ejected from plane

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Experienced a first on my annual trip to Las Vegas. Win money? Nah. I'm resigned to coming up short on cash from these journeys to the desert. I'm happy leaving Vegas if I can see a good movie (Frances McDormand will win the best actress Oscar for "Three Billboards," a great movie with ...

Packers survive scare from winless Browns

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Aaron Rodgers stood on the sideline, fighting off the December chill inside a large green Packers jacket and stocking cap. His game-day look could soon be more familiar. Relegated to being a cheerleader since breaking his collarbone in October, Rodgers may be back on the ...

Mountaineers bowlers roll over Esky

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LAURIUM — Iron Mountain High School boys bowling team. featuring a veteran lineup, beat Escanaba 234.5 to 5.5 at Miller’s Recreation. “The team is very experienced as we lost no one to graduation,” said Coach Pete Tomassoni. “Team numbers are great with 15 boys on the roster. This ...

Florence-Niagara co-op starts season with third

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Northwoods Storm co-op wrestling team began the season Saturday with four dual matches in the Crivitz Invitational. “We’re off to a great start,” said new coach Jeff Conroy, assisted by Todd Broullire. “We have several first-time wrestlers that are showing great ...

NLY swim team sets record

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IRON MOUNTAIN – A program-record 68 swimmers are on the roster for the 2017-18 Northern Lights YMCA – Dickinson Center Swim Team, a 50 percent increase from a year ago. “It’s very exciting to see so many new athletes to the sport,” NLY head coach John Leech said. “And it’s ...

Kingsford’s Tyler Beauchamp (30) shoots against Escanaba on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Kingsford, Mich. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Boys basketball: Escanaba beats Kingsford

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KINGSFORD — Escanaba started off with a fast run and held on to the lead the entire way in a 63-48 Great Northern Conference win against Kingsford on Friday. Ryan Robinette’s 20 points paced the Eskymos (3-0). Jared Nash cashed in 19 points along with 18 of Escanaba’s 36 ...

Packers take another hit at CB

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have listed cornerback Davon House as doubtful for their game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, potentially weakening an already depleted position. House hasn't practiced since hurting his shoulder during the 26-20 overtime win last week over ...

Middleton’s clutch shooting lifts Bucks

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — All Khris Middleton needed to get going on offense was to create a little space. Once Middleton's first couple shots started falling, he was tough to stop , especially in front of a friendly crowd in a tight game in the fourth quarter. Middleton scored 12 of his 31 points ...

Boys basketball: Iron Mountain holds off Gwinn

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GWINN — Marcus Johnson scored 26 points and Charlie Gerhard added 18 as Iron Mountain fought off Gwinn for a 60-48 Mid Peninsula Conference win Friday. “It was a real competitive game,” said Mountaineers coach Bucky Johnson. “A good road test for us.” Iron Mountain led 32-28 at ...


Opening day trophy


Sally Bray of Norway shot this 9-pointer at 11 a.m. on the opening day of the Michigan firearm season Nov. 15. The buck weighed 150 pounds. The rack has an 18-inch outside spread.

Norway's Karli Stanchina (10) draws in Big Bay de Noc's defense on Friday in Norway. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Girls basketball: Norway edges Big Bay, 42-40

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NORWAY — Norway rallied past Big Bay de Noc 42-40 in Skyline Central Conference action Friday. The Knights (2-2, 1-1) trailed 34-29 entering the fourth quarter. They pulled ahead 41-38 in the final minutes after a traditional three-point play from Jaclyn Bal and back-to-back baskets from ...

Kingsford's Maddie Koski (32) shoots over Forest Park's Megan Aberly (25) in Friday's game. (Theresa Proudfit/The Daily News)

Girls basketball: Flivvers down Forest Park, 52-35

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Kingsford rolled 17-2 in the second quarter and defeated Forest Park 52-35 in non-conference play Friday at Eddie Chambers Gymnasium. The Flivvers (3-1) played without all-league guard Jordyn Kriegl (ankle) and had another player on vacation and two others under the weather. ...

Ice fishing gets underway


IRON MOUNTAIN — The early ice fishing season has arrived but, as always, extreme caution is advised. Much of the ice cover is only surface thick, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Until ice fishing really kicks in, a few anglers were still fishing on the ...

Free skiing passports offered for fourth- and fifth-graders


IRON MOUNTAIN — Ski areas and resorts have teamed up to give kids an opportunity to get out, have fun and get healthy this winter. All fourth- and fifth-grade kids who apply for a Cold is Cool Passport can ski for free, up to three times, at participating ski areas. When a child is ...