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State champ sinks Newman

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ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — Burlington Catholic Central set a Division 4 volleyball state tournament record with 17 ace serves in three sets and swept Wausau Newman Catholic 25-17, 25-21, 26-24 in the semifinals. The Cardinals (31-13) defeated Wausaukee in the sectional finals. Catholic Central ...

Russia thwarted drone attacks

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says it thwarted attempted drone attacks at this year's World Cup. Alexander Bortnikov, the head of Russia's Federal Security Service, says his officers "took measures to detect and foil attempts by terrorists to use drones.”

NLY team drops times

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APPLETON, Wis. — Northern Lights YMCA Swim Team, along with some members of the Kingsford High School squad, competed in the Fox City Fall Invite. They swam against Fox City YMCA, Oshkosh YMCA, Marquette YMCA and the Green Bay YMCA. “Five high school swimmers enjoyed swimming YMCA ...

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Pickleball adds new time slot

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Schools has a new time slot for the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Pickleball Club. Play will now be available on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 at the East Elementary gym. Play continues to be available at the same location on Monday, Wednesday ...

Richardson, Heat edge Pistons

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DETROIT (AP) — Minus their big man, the Miami Heat were looking for someone to come up big. Josh Richardson answered the call. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard scored 27 points to lead the short-handed Heat past the Detroit Pistons 120-115 in overtime Monday night. Richardson hit four free ...

Blackhawks fire 3-time Stanley Cup winning coach Quenneville

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Blackhawks have fired three-time Stanley Cup winning coach Joel Quenneville. General manager Stan Bowman announced the startling dismissal of Quenneville and assistants Kevin Dineen and Ulf Samuelsson on Tuesday and appointed Jeremy Colliton the new coach. Chicago was off ...

Defense key to Michigan’s success

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — By the time last season ended, Michigan had long shed its reputation as a finesse team. The Wolverines reached the Final Four by playing hard-nosed defense and outlasting opponents even when shots weren't falling. The team was comfortable winning ugly — and ...

Packers struggling at halfway mark

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Every year, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy nips any playoff talk in the bud by saying it's not a topic of conversation until the team wins 10 games. The Packers hit the season's midpoint with a 3-4-1 record, meaning there is little margin for error after ...

Cross Country: VanderLende repeats as D1 state champion

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BROOKLYN — When Ericka VanderLende came out for cross country as a freshman in 2015, there was nothing that indicated Rockford was getting another one of Michigan’s all-time great runners. She had never run cross country before, and it showed. In her first high school race, she placed ...

Volleyball: Kingsford, Kingsley in regional semifinal

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford’s volleyball tournament trail continues Tuesday with an MHSAA Division 2 regional semifinal at Manistique. Coach Jaclynn Kreider’s Flivvers and Kingsley (49-10-4 record) will meet at 5:30 p.m. (Central time). Kingsford won its first district since 2014 by ...

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

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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

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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

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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 ...