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Border Bash: White’s 28 points leads Wisconsin over Michigan

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IRONWOOD — One future Michigan Tech player walked out as MVP, another put on a show for the crowd and would have been the MVP had his team won. Rhinelander’s 6-foot-6 Owen White had 28 points to lead Northern Wisconsin to a 104-94 victory over Northern Michigan in the Kiwanis Classic. ...

Softball: Rapid River aiming for regional crown at Norway

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ESCANABA — Give it up for Rapid River softball coach George Kanyuh. His first practice this week for regionals didn't include softballs, gloves, bats or strategy. Instead, the Rockets went on a scavenger hunt. "I told them not to bring their cleats," Kanyuh said. "They thought they had to ...

Baseball: Jets face Rudyard in regional semis

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ESCANABA — North Central seeks a Division 4 regional baseball championship Saturday in Rudyard. The Jets (8-14-2) stunned rival Bark River-Harris 9-4 and then beat Stephenson 14-4 to win the school's first district. Wakefield-Marenisco and Indian River Inland Lakes square off in the ...

Washington wins Stanley Cup, beats Vegas 4-3

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Ovechkin put both hands to his head and screamed while he left the bench and skated into the thick of the Washington Capitals' joyous celebration. And right before Ovechkin hoisted the Stanley Cup, the Washington captain put both hands on his head again in a gesture of ...

Terrian, Poupore named Hometowne athletes of the year

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Luke Terrian and Riley Poupore were named the male and female Hometowne Athletes of the Year on Wednesday during the 38th annual banquet. Terrian, a Kingsford junior and three-sport athlete, was an October selection as Hometowne athlete of the month. Terrian was a ...

Legion baseball: Marquette sweeps Iron Mountain

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette Blues American Legion baseball team opened its season with a pair of 7-2 victories over Iron Mountain at Gerard Haley Memorial Field in Marquette on Wednesday. The team had a big inning in each game, scoring five runs in the third inning of the opener and four runs ...

Heyward hits walk-off slam, Cubs beat Phillies

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CHICAGO (AP) — The fans were already roaring when Jason Heyward stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. They just about came unglued when he delivered in the grandest fashion. Heyward hit a game-ending grand slam off Adam Morgan to give ...

Florence’s Schuls makes NLC 2nd team

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence sophomore Kaden Schuls has been named to the All-Northern Lakes Conference baseball second team. Bobcats sophomore Lucas Krueger was selected honorable mention with Goodman-Pembine’s Colby Nelson, Stanley Masuszcak and Caleb Nelson. Senior Brad Sowinski of ...

JD Power: Martinez blasts Red Sox past Tigers

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BOSTON (AP) — Steven Wright needed a few pitches to get Detroit off balance, then kept the Tigers guessing for seven innings. Making his first start in more than a year, Wright used a combination of knuckleballs and fastballs to hold the Tigers to two hits as he and the Boston Red Sox won ...

Kingsford’s Fortner, Murvich selected in junior league drafts

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford’s Daunte Fortner and Vulcan’s Nick Murvich have options for their hockey careers. Corpus Christi (Texas) IceRays selected Fortner in the 15th round of Tuesday’s North American Hockey League draft. He was the 347th overall pick. Murvich was taken as the 159th ...

Cross, Bortolini take athlete of the year honors

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Hannah Cross and Connor Bortolini have been named Forest Park High School’s athletes of the year. Cross and Emme Emmers also received the Athletic High Scholastic Award. Team awards: GIRLS GOLF — Alina Soha, MVP; Mindy McKinnon, coach’s award; Laina Toivonen, most ...

Eflin, Phillies beat Cubs 6-1

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CHICAGO (AP) — When the wind is blowing in at Wrigley Field, it's a green light for pitchers to get aggressive. That's precisely what Zach Eflin did Tuesday night to produce his best outing of the season. Eflin pitched into the eighth inning, Nick Williams homered and the Philadelphia ...

Channing holds off Mavericks in season opener 4-1

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CHANNING — The Channing Railroaders got their revenge against the Marquette County Mavericks on Monday. The Railroaders beat the Mavericks 4-1 in a rematch of last season’s Superiorland League championship game. Brad Gustafson hit a two RBI-single in the fifth inning to give the ...

Yanks, Tigers split doubleheader

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DETROIT (AP) — Yankees sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton left a doubleheader split in sour moods Monday night. Judge became the first player ever to record eight strikeouts in a doubleheader, including five punchouts in the nightcap, and Giancarlo Stanton was angry after being hit ...

Tigers draft Auburn right-hander Casey Mize with No. 1 pick

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SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Casey Mize went from undrafted three years ago all the way to No. 1. The Detroit Tigers selected the Auburn right-hander with the first pick in the Major League Baseball draft Monday night. The announcement at MLB Network studios marked the second time the Tigers led ...

Caps blow out Golden Knights, 6-2

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov smiled about getting four assists. He tried not to smile too much at the thought of being one win away from the Stanley Cup. With Kuznetsov and goaltender Braden Holtby leading the way, the Washington Capitals are on the verge of capturing the first title ...

Kulas, VanHolla named May Hometowne athletes

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s Michael Kulas and Norway’s Ada VanHolla were named the Hometowne athletes of the month for May. Kulas won every track and field event he competed in throughout May, including the 400-meter dash, 800 run, 1600 run, 1600 relay and 3200 relay. He also helped ...

Packers: No long-term concern after Matthews hit on nose

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Lucas Patrick hasn't played baseball since he was a child. With one swing of the bat, he broke the nose of one of the "faces of the franchise." At the Green & Gold Charity Softball Game on Saturday in Grand Chute, Patrick's line ...

Mountaineers boys take 2nd at UP Finals

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KINGSFORD — Iron Mountain almost made it happen. The Mountaineers' boys team fell eight points shy of winning its first UP Finals title since 2000. Ishpeming took the Division 2 honors with 100 points on Saturday, to Iron Mountain's 92. "It was one of those things, we did well but we were ...