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Only a handful kneel during anthem Sunday

National Sports

DENVER (AP) — Last season, the Seattle Seahawks led the league when it came to the number of players willing to make a statement while the national anthem played. To start this season, that wave of Seahawks has dwindled to only two players. Linemen Duane Brown and Quinton Jefferson walked ...

Soccer: Mountaineers drop weekend matches

Local Sports

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — Iron Mountain lost a pair of boys soccer games to host Northland Pines and Peshtigo on Saturday. The shorthanded Mountaineers bowed by 2-0 and 4-1 scores. David Brule (ACT testing) did not play Saturday and goalkeeper Caleb Bryant missed the second game after drawing a ...

Football: North Central routs Rudyard 76-8

Local Sports

POWERS — North Central scored 44 points in the first quarter and dominated Rudyard 76-8 Saturday. The tone was set early with the Jets' Noah Gorzinski returning the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown. His two-point conversion run gave North Central an 8-0 lead 13 seconds into the ...

Football: MTU beats Hillsdale in OT

Local Sports

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech rallied with a late fourth-quarter scoring drive Saturday to force overtime and edged Hillsdale College 31-30 at Sherman Field. MTU’s Will Ark completed 20 of 31 passes for 214 yards and added a pair of touchdown runs. James Henderson eclipsed the century mark on ...

Volleyball: Gladstone wins The Rock Invititational

Local Sports

GLADSTONE — It was an historic day for the Gladstone volleyball team as it won The Rock Invitational for the first time Saturday. The Braves rallied past Gwinn for the title, overcoming an 8-4 deficit to win the third set 15-12. “I would say it’s indescribable,” said Braves’ coach ...

Schoop’s slam lifts Brewers over Giants

National Sports

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jonathan Schoop responded to a tense situation in the biggest way possible. Schoop hit a grand slam after Ryan Braun was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning, and Milwaukee beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Sunday, completing a series sweep and preserving the Brewers' lead ...

Gagnon wins Oak Crest ladies league championship

Local Sports

NORWAY — Kathy Gagnon has regained her status as Oak Crest Golf Course Ladies League champion. In the two-week stroke play event, Gagnon shot rounds of 84 and 88 for 172. Runner-up Sally Osterberg posted scores of 90 and 87 for 177. Low net championship flight honors went to Annie ...

Bowling: Recreation Lanes sets youth league schedule

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — Recreation Lanes’ youth bowling leagues will begin the week of Sept. 16. These leagues are open to all students from kindergarten through high school. Breitung Township Schools’ first day of bowling will be Monday, Sept. 17. at 3:30 p.m. Iron Mountain Schools will ...

LadyCats split NLC volleyball tests

Local Sports

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence pounded Phelps before falling to Laona-Wabeno in the LadyCats’ Northern Lakes Conference volleyball opener Thursday. The LadyCats beat the Knights 3-0 (25-8, 25-9, 25-9) but lost to the Rebels 3-1 including 26-24 in the final set. “We struggled with serving ...

Girls Tennis: West Iron, Westwood draw

Local Sports

ISHPEMING — Westwood tied West Iron County 4-4 on Thursday in what might be a preview for the championship at the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 Finals in early October. Last fall, Westwood won the D-2 title with the Wykons runners-up. Playing at the Patriots’ courts on Thursday, the ...

JV Football: Bobcats spill Predators

Local Sports

FLORENCE, Wis. — Seven players rushed for 440 yards as unbeaten Florence defeated the Northern Elite Predators co-op 55-6 in eight-player junior varsity football at Landry Field. Patrick Milan ran the opening kick-off 80 yards for a touchdown and added a 40-yard touchdown carry in his ...

NFL: Bears vague on Mack’s minutes

Wisconsin Sports

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Although Matt Nagy has yet to coach a game for the Chicago Bears, he is proving as adept as a veteran coach at keeping trade secrets. After a week of avoiding certainties, Nagy all but confirmed new outside linebacker Khalil Mack would play against Green Bay. And ...

Football: Flivvers fall in home opener, 49-6

Local Sports

KINGSFORD — Kingsford’s demanding start to the football season wound up Friday at Flivver Field. Fond du Lac, ranked No. 1 in Wisconsin’s top division, yielded a first-quarter score before taking charge in a 49-6 win over the Flivvers. Cardinals senior quarterback Carson Raddatz ran ...

Football: Wykons rout Manistique, 41-0

Local Sports

MANISTIQUE — West Iron County scored 35 first-half points and dominated Manistique 41-0 in West PAC football Friday. The Wykons (3-0) produced 295 yards of total offense to 85 for the shorthanded Emeralds (0-3), who started the game with 12 players and finished with 11. “I was happy we ...

Football: Pickford edges Trojans

Local Sports

CRYSTAL FALLS — Isaac Brown’s 95-yard kick return snapped an 8-8 tie in the first quarter and Pickford went on to beat Forest Park 38-20 in a Great Lakes Eight crossover football game at Dick Mettlach Field. Trojans’ CJ Post scored twice in the first quarter, once on a 10-yard pass from ...

Football: Wheeler, Bobcats air it out in 34-8 win over Phillips

Local Sports

PHILLIPS, Wis. — Florence went to the air to remain undefeated in its first eight-player football season, whipping Phillips 34-8 behind three touchdown passes by Toby Wheeler. “We threw over the top, which we haven’t had to do in the first two games,” said Bobcats coach Kent Walstrom. ...

Football: Ishpeming knocks Knights

Local Sports

ISHPEMING — Jeff Olson credited his Ishpeming offensive and defensive lines in a 46-19 win over Norway on Friday. Olson led a number of smaller Ishpeming teams to the state finals earlier this decade, much because of quality line play. “I thought we played well in all phases of the ...

Fall is prime season for mushroom hunting

Outdoors

Prime mushroom spots apparently are like favorite fishing sites or White House insider stories — you don’t reveal your source. When asked where he got such a monster puffball earlier this week, Joe Arcand replied with a laugh, “In the woods.” While spring morels tended to get the ...