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Girls basketball: Escanaba holds off Flivvers, 70-64

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KINGSFORD — The Kingsford Flivvers reached their goal Thursday but still fell short against Escanaba in Great Northern Conference girls basketball Thursday. The talented one-two punch of Nicole Kamin and Lexi Chaillier combined for 41 points — each with 16 in the second half — to spark ...

Boys basketball: Gladstone holds off Kingsford, 77-71

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GLADSTONE — There were great individual performances all over the court, but Gladstone had the better team performance in a 77-71 win over Kingsford here Thursday in a Great Northern Conference boys’ basketball game. The Braves (5-5, 1-2 GNC) overcame a 28-point effort from Kingsford’s ...

Skiing: Seniors to lead Norway co-op

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NORWAY — Returning seniors Allie Sheski and David Loomis will lead the Norway High School ski team this season. “Allie and David push each other and get faster and faster as the year goes on,” said Steve Sheski, coach of the co-op with Kingsford and Iron Mountain. Junior Alex Heigl ...

Bowling: Unbeaten Lady Mountaineers roll on

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MARINETTE, Wis. — Iron Mountain High School girls bowling team added another win Saturday, beating shorthanded L’Anse 37-3 at Dome Lanes. “The ladies from L’Anse only had four bowlers, so a win for them would have been difficult to achieve,” said Iron Mountain Coach Pete Tomassoni. ...

Women’s Basketball: Bay streak ends

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WAUWATOSA, Wis. - Bay College women's basketball team saw its nine-game win streak come to an end Wednesday, falling to the Bryant & Stratton Bobcats 62-56. Norway’s Jordan Kraemer led the Norse (13-6) with 16 points and nine rebounds. Felch’s Juliann Wickman added 11 points and ...

Grandal, Brewers agree to $18.25M, 1-year deal

National Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Catcher Yasmani Grandal and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to an $18.25 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the agreement, first reported by The ...

Esky’s Johnson to golf at NMU

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ESCANABA — Paxton Johnson is ready to take on the next level in her blossoming golf career. She signed scholarship papers Tuesday to pursue a college career at Northern Michigan University. The Escanaba High School senior said academics was a primary factor in her decision. “It is ...

LaFleur takes over as Packers head coach

National Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matt LaFleur has never been in charge of an NFL team before, and until last year had never called plays for one either. On Wednesday, he took over the Green Bay Packers, who have missed the playoffs two years in a row — and a team with a two-time MVP quarterback in ...

Michigan elk

Outdoors

Darwin Dixon, 71, of Felch Township downed a 525-pound 6-by-5 point bull elk near Gaylord in December. Dixon had entered the permit drawing at least 26 times before being selected last summer, gaining a cow or bull tag for the Dec. 15-23 hunt. He was successful the second day, guided by Kevin ...

Antetokounmpo’s 27 leads Bucks over Rockets, 116-109

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HOUSTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn't going to join in on the debate about whether he should be an early favorite for MVP after he led the Milwaukee Bucks to a victory over the Houston Rockets and last year's MVP James Harden on Wednesday night. The rising young star was just happy ...

Wildlife Unlimited sets Feb. 9 deadline for trail camera contest

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — Wildlife Unlimited of Dickinson County is expanding and extending its trail camera contest, encouraging local residents to share their photos of area wildlife. Participants can submit trail camera photos taken during all of 2018. This is an extension of the original ...

Legislation adjusts hunting supervision rules for youngsters

Outdoors

HOUGHTON — During the December legislative session in Michigan, a few bills passed that may interest hunters. House Bill 5711 adjusts the hunting supervision rules for children under 14. Under the old law, minor hunters between the age of 10 and 14 could hunt only under adult ...

UP Trappers event Feb. 2 in Hermansville

Outdoors

HERMANSVILLE — The 14th annual Youth Trappers Workshop will be Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Community Center in Hermansville. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the last activity will begin about 2:30 p.m. Learning activities will throughout the day will include a mink, muskrat and raccoon trapping ...

DNR advisory panel to meet Wednesday in Baraga

Outdoors

MARQUETTE — From a deer hunting season recap to loud exhausts on snowmobiles, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council is scheduled to discuss a variety of topics at its meeting Wednesday in Baraga. The session will be from 5:30 ...

Florence’s 1989 state champs to be honored Friday

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence High School will honor the 1989 boys basketball state championship basketball team Friday. “This year marks the 30-year reunion of this great accomplishment in Bobcat history,” said present Florence boys basketball coach Bryan Bomberg. “It's with great honor ...

Girls basketball: IM takes over, beats Norway

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NORWAY — Iron Mountain hit consecutive triples to start the second quarter and took command from there to sink Norway 57-33 in non-conference girls basketball Tuesday. Riley Poupore and Reagan Lundholm connected for the Mountaineers (4-4) only three-pointers out of 13 tries for a 19-9 ...

Boys basketball: Badgers notch 1st win, rout STAA 66-13

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara broke into the win column Tuesday by downing St. Thomas Aquinas Academy 66-13 in M&O Conference boys basketball Tuesday. The Badgers (1-9, 1-5) held a 36-10 halftime lead. “We started out sluggish but once we picked up our defensive intensity we forced ...