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Prep Football: Escanaba tips Alma, advances to Division 4 regional

Local Sports

ALMA — Christer Carne’s two-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter lifted Escanaba past Alma 14-13 in an MHSAA Division 4 district final Saturday. A long Craig Kamin run set up the score and Ethan Silverstone kicked the PAT with 3:24 remaining. Escanaba (9-2) will travel to Grand ...

Junior college power spills Norse

Local Sports

MASON CITY, Iowa – Nationally-ranked North Iowa Area Community College downed Bay College 109-74 in women’s basketball Saturday. Norway’s Jordan Kraemer led the Norse with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Mandy Willems had 45 points, seven rebounds and five assists for NICC, ranked 10th in ...

For second straight week, Packers not good enough

Wisconsin Sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Green Bay had the ball in field goal range, on the cusp of breaking a fourth-quarter tie, when Patriots lineman Lawrence Guy knocked the ball out of Aaron Jones' grasp . Instead of taking their first lead of the game, the Packers watched the Patriots march to ...

Threeforall: Bucks latest team to set a 3-point mark

Wisconsin Sports

The best 3-point shooter who ever lived, at least in terms of volume, is Ray Allen. Boston used to have him. Milwaukee used to have him. And he doesn't figure into either franchise's greatest single-game 3-point barrage. With NBA records being set from 3-point range this season — ...

College Basketball: Bilski leads Tech against UWGB

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Former North Central star Dawson Bilski scored a team-high 20 points as Michigan Tech gave UW-Green Bay all it could handle in a 94-74 men’s basketball exhibition loss Thursday. The Huskies led 40-35 at the break and went up by as many as 14 points in the second half ...

NYL swimmers participate in ‘novice’ meet

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Northern Lights YMCA Swim Team, a combination of Dickinson and Delta center swimmers, kicked off the season Saturday at the Northern Lights YMCA. Swimmers from Houghton, Marquette and Marinette/Menominee participated in the “novice” meet designed for all swimmers, but ...

Volleyball: Lady Trojans made strides

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CARNEY — Forest Park’s improvement from the first days of the season to the end was evident in an MHSAA Division 4 District 99 volleyball semifinal. The Lady Trojans were thumped early in the season by eventual Skyline Central Conference champion Carney-Nadeau. Those same Wolves had a more ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Wykon makes D1 basketball visit to UWGB

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ScuttleBu(r)t ... Will Iron County turn out another NCAA Division 1 women’s basketball player? West Iron junior Eden Golliher made an unofficial visit recently to Wisconsin-Green Bay, a Division 1 program guided by Bessemer’s Kevin Borseth. “I had so much fun,” Golliher said on ...

Norway Speedway champions honored at banquet

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HARRIS — More than 200 drivers, car owners, crew members, sponsors, fans and track officials celebrated the 2018 season of racing at Norway Speedway at Island Resort & Casino on Saturday. Awards were doled out with the respective division champions stealing the spotlight. Dillion ...

Prep Football: Hematites roll over Wykons 38-0 for district title

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ISHPEMING — Two-hundred was the big number for the Ishpeming football team on Friday night. Senior Hunter Smith rushed for 210 yards and fellow senior Gavin Sundberg chipped in with 205 and when you combine those statistics, you get a 38-0 Hematites victory over West Iron County in an ...

Prep Football: Rapid River stuns Forest Park, 40-34

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RAPID RIVER — Nate Olson completed a 19-yard touchdown pass to Sam Orth with 1:19 remaining to give Rapid River a 40-34 win over defending state champion Forest Park on Friday. Olson eluded a defender and scrambled out of the pocket to find Orth on fourth-and-10 from the Trojans’ ...

Mountaineers fall to Roscommon

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ROSCOMMON — Roscommon thwarted Iron Mountain scoring drives and defeated the Mountaineers 22-7 in an MHSAA Division 7 football district final Friday. The Bucks (10-1) built a 14-0 lead in the first half. The Mountaineers (8-3) closed to 14-7 after Charlie Gerhard grabbed a 41-yard pass from ...

Long-tailed ducks make rare UP appearance

Outdoors

Each fall and spring holds the tantalizing possibility an unusual bird will decide to pass by during migration, perhaps even make a short stop to feed or rest before moving on to wherever the final destination might be. The pickings this fall, however, have been pretty scant. Maybe the ...

Volleyball: Calumet beats Norway for District 65 championship

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NORWAY — It was Calumet's night. The Copper Kings held off Norway 3-1 for the Division 3 District 65 championship on Thursday. Calumet won the sets by scores of 25-13, 25-15, 21-25 and 25-13. The Copper Kings advance to play Manistique in the Region 17 semifinals in Marquette on ...

Volleyball: Carney ends Forest Park season

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CARNEY — Forest Park’s improvement from the first days of the season to the end was evident in an MHSAA Division 4 District 99 volleyball semifinal. The Lady Trojans were thumped early in the season by eventual Skyline Central Conference champion Carney-Nadeau. Those same Wolves had a more ...

Volleyball: Carney-Nadeau sweeps Nordics for district title

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CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau volleyball program has made another adjustment to its goals for the season. The Wolves who began the year with hopes of a strong conference season swept North Dickinson 3-0 (25-23, 25-7, 25-20) for the MHSAA Division 4 District 99 championship on ...

Abdelkader, Red Wings beat Devils

National Sports

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings earned and got some breaks while extending their season-high winning streak to three games. Justin Abdelkader scored a short-handed goal midway through the third period and Trevor Daley put the puck in an empty net for another short-handed score in the ...

Mullens shines in 49ers debut win over Raiders

National Sports

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Nick Mullens got several hundred congratulatory text messages, a phone call from Brett Favre and his Twitter account verified. Delivering the most productive game by a quarterback in his NFL debut since the merger leads to many accolades. Mullens threw for 262 ...