Boys basketball: Foul trouble dooms Niagara in loss

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WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Foul trouble and turnovers doomed Niagara in a 46-34 loss in its M&O Conference opener against Wausaukee on Tuesday. The Badgers (2-1, 0-1) made 29 turnovers and committed 24 fouls in the loss. Three Niagara players fouled out. Niagara shot 12 of 49 for the ...

Michigan State guard Miles Bridges (22) shoots over Rutgers forward Deshawn Freeman, right, on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Bridges, No. 3 Michigan State hold off Rutgers, 62-52

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — After blowing out its last six opponents, including highly regarded North Carolina and Notre Dame, No. 3 Michigan State was due for one of those off nights. It almost cost them against Rutgers. Miles Bridges scored 21 points and the Spartans (8-1, 2-0 Big Ten) ...

Kingsford’s Jordyn Kriegl (10) goes for a layup against Ishpeming on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Kingsford, Mich. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Girls basketball: Hematites edge Flivvers, 57-52

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KINGSFORD — Mariah Austin's 22 points led Ishpeming to a 57-52 win over Kingsford on Monday. The Hematites came out of halftime and erased a two-point deficit to lead by as much as 11 points. The Flivvers' shooting went cold in the second half and couldn't find a way to make Ishpeming ...

Boys basketball: Jets win opener, extend streak

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POWERS — North Central relied on its depth and a solid second half to defeat the Stephenson boys’ basketball team 71-50 Monday in the season opener. Ten players scored for the Jets, led by Noah Gorzinski’s 17 points and Austin Poupore’s 15 points as North Central won its 84th straight ...

Girls basketball: Niagara beats Lena

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LENA, Wis. — Niagara weathered early foul trouble to down Lena 68-42 in M&O Conference play Monday. The unbeaten Badgers (4-0, 3-0) had three players in foul trouble in the first half, according to coach Karl Lamoreaux. “We suffered a lot of foul trouble and overcame it,” ...

Boys basketball: Forest Park downs Mid Peninsula

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ST. NICHOLAS — Forest Park found the range from outside and the Mid Peninsula boys struggled to come up with an answer in the first half as they dropped a season-opening 58-41 basketball decision to the Trojans. “I wasn’t sure how we would come out of the gates with just five ...

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum goes to the basket past Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Irving, Celtics hold off Bucks

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BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving has long admired Al Horford's skillset from afar. He's now getting to really savor all the advantages that come along with being his teammate. Irving had 19 of his 32 points in the second half, helping offset a 40-point night by Giannis Antetokounmpo as the Boston ...

Doll powers Muskies

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Maddy Doll, a senior from Florence, scored a career-best 21 points and the Lakeland University women’s basketball team shut down Milwaukee School of Engineering 56-33 Saturday at the Moose & Dona Woltzen Gymnasium. Doll made 9 of 12 shots from the field and topped ...

Kingsford checks Westwood

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford held Westwood to 14 points in the second half and rallied for a 45-40 victory in non-conference girls basketball Friday. Brooke Kriegl led the Flivvers with 16 points and Olivia Allen scored 10. Westwood led by as many as 14 in the first half and carried a 26-18 ...

Flivvs strike gold in Westwood meet

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ISHPEMING — Kingsford High School swimmers earned two gold medals in the Westwood Relays on Saturday. “Both the girls and boys teams swam really well for being early in the season,” said Flivvers coach Jim Lindstrom. “I was really pleased at the team work and effort. They are starting ...

Tough schedule awaits WIC

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IRON RIVER — West Iron County’s difficult boys basketball schedule begins tonight at Westwood. Westwood stunned the Wykons in last year’s district semifinals at Charles Greenlund Gymnasium. They travel to Forest Park on Monday, Dec. 11, for their second non-conference test. West PAC ...

Trojans worked in off-season

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Michigan’s Eight-Player Division 2 state football champions didn’t slack off when it came to basketball preparation. “I feel the team put in a lot of off season work,” said Trojans coach Chris Nocerini. “They played together all summer. Definitely can’t say they ...

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Iron Mountain’s Marcus Johnson drives on North Dickinson in a game last season.

Mountaineers seek extended March run

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s boys basketball regular season schedule ends on Feb. 27. The Mountaineers are assured of at least one game in March, a district test in their own gym. They’d like more. “Winning the conference is a goal, but more importantly we want to play as much ...

Last season inspires Flivvers

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford has a head start on the rest of the UP boys basketball teams. The Flivvers have been gearing up for this campaign after struggling in 2017 with 2-19 (overall) and 0-8 (Great Northern Conference) marks. They beat Westwood in the regular season and Houghton in the ...

Packers keep playoff hopes alive

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Dean Lowry estimates that he could run a 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds. Watching him rumble down the field on a 62-yard fumble return for a touchdown might have felt like an eternity to fans at Lambeau Field. Lowry's score highlighted a solid effort for the Packers' ...

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Jones runs for a touchdown during overtime against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 26-20. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Jones’ TD run gives Packers 26-20 OT win

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — It's hard to remember the last time that the Green Bay Packers won a game with only 84 yards passing. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers might be able to spice up the offense again soon, as long as the running game keeps churning out yards and the defense gets sacks in ...

West Iron County’s Eden Golliher (35) shoots against Norway on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Norway, Mich. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Girls basketball: West Iron County controls Norway in 66-28 win

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NORWAY — West Iron County took control early and held on for a convincing 66-28 non-conference win against Norway on Friday. Sophomore point guard Anna Malmquist helped the Wykons (2-0) to a 10-1 run off the tipoff — she had six of those points. She finished with a game-high 15 points. ...

Wildlife rehabilitator Phyllis Carlson is taking care of a Canada goose that showed up this week outside the employee entrance at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Although  it doesn’t seem to have an injury, it does have relatively short primary feathers on its wings, enough to probably interfere with its ability to fly.
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Goose checks in at medical center


Phyllis Carlson got sent on a wild goose chase this week. Really. And that cliche might be the only part of this story that is routine. As a wildlife rehabilitator, Carlson regularly gets called out to capture animals that appear to be injured or ill. But here’s the problem — these ...

Girls basketball: Badgers win 3rd straight

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara won its third straight girls basketball game, overwhelming Suring 57-27 in M & O Conference action Friday. “We moved the ball very well, shot well and played good, team defense,” said Badgers coach Karl Lamoreaux. Cassie Gill and Ki’Ercidy Hannah each ...

Forest Park's Maddie Scarlassara (14) attempts to dribble around Bark River-Harris' Hailee Demers on Friday in Harris. (Mike Mattson /The Daily Press)

Girls basketball: Trojans fall to Broncos, 53-41

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HARRIS — Pressure defense and varsity experience paid off for the Bark River-Harris girls’ basketball team Friday night. The Broncos forced some early turnovers and relied on their veterans to defeat visiting Forest Park 53-41 in Skyline Central Conference action. BR-H (1-1) also used a ...