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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 ...

Prep Football: Hematites roll over Wykons 38-0 for district title

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ISHPEMING — Two-hundred was the big number for the Ishpeming football team on Friday night. Senior Hunter Smith rushed for 210 yards and fellow senior Gavin Sundberg chipped in with 205 and when you combine those statistics, you get a 38-0 Hematites victory over West Iron County in an ...

Prep Football: Rapid River stuns Forest Park, 40-34

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RAPID RIVER — Nate Olson completed a 19-yard touchdown pass to Sam Orth with 1:19 remaining to give Rapid River a 40-34 win over defending state champion Forest Park on Friday. Olson eluded a defender and scrambled out of the pocket to find Orth on fourth-and-10 from the Trojans’ ...

Mountaineers fall to Roscommon

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ROSCOMMON — Roscommon thwarted Iron Mountain scoring drives and defeated the Mountaineers 22-7 in an MHSAA Division 7 football district final Friday. The Bucks (10-1) built a 14-0 lead in the first half. The Mountaineers (8-3) closed to 14-7 after Charlie Gerhard grabbed a 41-yard pass from ...

Long-tailed ducks make rare UP appearance

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Each fall and spring holds the tantalizing possibility an unusual bird will decide to pass by during migration, perhaps even make a short stop to feed or rest before moving on to wherever the final destination might be. The pickings this fall, however, have been pretty scant. Maybe the ...

Volleyball: Calumet beats Norway for District 65 championship

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NORWAY — It was Calumet's night. The Copper Kings held off Norway 3-1 for the Division 3 District 65 championship on Thursday. Calumet won the sets by scores of 25-13, 25-15, 21-25 and 25-13. The Copper Kings advance to play Manistique in the Region 17 semifinals in Marquette on ...

Volleyball: Carney ends Forest Park season

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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 ...

Volleyball: Carney-Nadeau sweeps Nordics for district title

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CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau volleyball program has made another adjustment to its goals for the season. The Wolves who began the year with hopes of a strong conference season swept North Dickinson 3-0 (25-23, 25-7, 25-20) for the MHSAA Division 4 District 99 championship on ...

Abdelkader, Red Wings beat Devils

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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings earned and got some breaks while extending their season-high winning streak to three games. Justin Abdelkader scored a short-handed goal midway through the third period and Trevor Daley put the puck in an empty net for another short-handed score in the ...

Mullens shines in 49ers debut win over Raiders

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Nick Mullens got several hundred congratulatory text messages, a phone call from Brett Favre and his Twitter account verified. Delivering the most productive game by a quarterback in his NFL debut since the merger leads to many accolades. Mullens threw for 262 ...

Football: This week’s playoff matchups

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Here are this week's playoff football matchups including UP teams (all times EST) Friday, Nov. 2 Divison 7 Region 1 District 1 Iron Mountain (8-2) at Roscommon (9-1), 6 p.m. Last week: Iron Mountain beat Oscoda, 36-14. Roscommon beat Harbor Springs, 36-6. Divison 8 Region 1 District ...

Volleyball: Norway sweeps West Iron County

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NORWAY — Norway hosts Calumet tonight for the Division 3 District 65 title. The Knights and Copper Kings beat West Iron County and Iron Mountain respectively for the chance at the district championship. The match begins at 6 p.m. CDT. Calumet took down Iron Mountain 3-1 before Norway ...

Nordics’ Borvan named SCC player of the year

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Hard-hitting Sami Borvan of North Dickinson has been named the Skyline Central Conference Volleyball Player of the Year. Coaches met this week in Rapid River to determine the Skyline Central Conference stars. “Sami is our power hitter and go-to player,” Nordics coach Sandy Haustein said ...

North Dickinson’s Borvan gets 1,000th kill

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FELCH — The Hammer brought it Wednesday in reaching a milestone during the MHSAA Division 4 District 99 volleyball semifinal. Senior floor captain Samantha Borvan, nicknamed the “Hammer” for her ferocious hitting, topped 1,000 career kills in North Dickinson’s 3-2 (25-11, 25-21, ...

Volleyball: Flivvers to host Gremlins on Friday

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford will host Houghton at 5 p.m. Friday to settle the MHSAA Division 2 District 33 volleyball championship. The winner will face Sault Ste. Marie or Kingsley in a regional semifinal at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Manistique.

Bay College eyes women’s basketball season

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ESCANABA – Bay College Norse women’s basketball team will look to build off the success of their first year. After posting a record of 14-11 a season ago, the Norse will look to a host of new faces as they try to improve on that mark. Rob Robinson, who takes over as the head coach of ...

Football: IM faces Roscommon for district crown

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Iron Mountain's playoff journey goes through Roscommon this week. The Mountaineers (8-2) visit the small town near where US-75 and US-127 merge, just south of Grayling. Roscommon (9-1) is coming off a 36-6 win over Harbor Springs in last week's pre-district. The winner faces either Lake ...