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Hall of Famer, pioneering manager Frank Robinson dies at 83

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, died Thursday. He was 83. Robinson had recently been in hospice care at his home in Bel Air. MLB confirmed his death. An MVP with ...

Girls basketball: Norway stifles North Central, 56-49

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NORWAY — Haley Clifford and the now reasonably healthy Norway Knights ended a 10-game losing streak Wednesday. Clifford’s game-high 22 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, lifted the Knights past North Central 56-49 in Skyline Central Conference girls basketball. “We needed ...

Boys basketball: Nordics beat Jets in triple overtime

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POWERS — Wearing its throwback jerseys, the North Central boys basketball team played in a throwback type of game against North Dickinson on Tuesday. The Nordics prevailed 65-63 in triple overtime of the Skyline Central Conference contest. After the teams scratched and clawed their way to ...

Boys basketball: Flivvers pull away, beat WIC

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KINGSFORD —  Kingsford overcame a slow start to beat West Iron County 68-41 on Tuesday. The Flivvers (8-6) shot 3 of 14 in the first quarter and were deadlocked 8-8 after the first quarter with the Wykons. A little run late in the second quarter gave Kingsford a seven-point halftime lead. ...

Boys Basketball: Nordics avenge loss to Trojans

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CRYSTAL FALLS — North Dickinson, led by Matthew Bruette’s 29 points, avenged a January loss to Forest Park by beating the Trojans 57-34 in Skyline Central Conference boys basketball Tuesday at Eddie Chambers Gymnasium. “Bruette had a solid game all around,” said ND Coach Chris Mattson, ...

Boys Basketball: Oneida Nation downs Niagara

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ONEIDA, Wis. — David Danforth’s 30 points powered Oneida Nation past Niagara 73-36 in M&O Conference boys basketball Tuesday. Danforth, who had six threes in the game, scored 16 points in the first half. “No excuses but we’ve practiced once in six days,” said Coach Jim Hoogland, ...

Girls Basketball: Wykons dispatch L’Anse

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L’ANSE — Emily Nelson and Eden Golliher each scored 14 points as West Iron County turned back L’Anse 57-46 in West PAC girls basketball Tuesday. Nelson added five blocks for the top-ranked Wykons (11-2, 6-2), who held a 26-18 lead at halftime. “We struggled a little with their 3-2 ...

Girls Basketball: Niagara beats Florence

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Niagara stopped Florence in the second half and defeated the LadyCats 45-37 in non-conference girls basketball Tuesday. The Badgers (14-4) converted 10 of 20 free throws and outscored Florence 20-14 in the second half. “We wanted to limit their outside shooting,” said ...

Forest Park reschedules basketball games

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park has rescheduled five girls and boys basketball games: New dates: Boys Basketball Feb. 19 — at Kingsford Feb. 20 — at Stephenson Girls Basketball Feb. 19 — Carney-Nadeau Feb. 25 — Kingsford Feb. 28 — at Munising

Girls Basketball: Knights beat Jets, end 10-game skid

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NORWAY — Haley Clifford and the now reasonably healthy Norway Knights ended a 10-game losing streak Wednesday. Clifford’s game-high 22 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, lifted the Knights past North Central 56-49 in Skyline Central Conference girls basketball. “We needed ...

Football: Flivvs’ Terrian part of Tech recruiting class

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Luke Terrian starred at quarterback, running back and linebacker over the past two Kingsford High School football seasons. Michigan Tech has other plans — tight end and H-back. Terrian was among 36 student-athletes Wednesday signing national letters of intent to play football for the ...

Football: NMU recruits area trio

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MARQUETTE — Iron Mountain’s Charlie Gerhard, Norway’s Zachery Powell and West Iron County’s Caden Pellizzer signed national letters of intent Wednesday to play football at Northern Michigan University. NMU announced a recruiting class of 26 players on the NCAA national signing day. The ...

Boys basketball: Norway defeats Carney-Nadeau

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NORWAY — Norway took advantage of Carney’s shooting struggles in a 51-38 win on Tuesday. The Knights (5-8) were led by Kody Hendricks’ 14 points and Logan Parolini’s 10 points. “Our effort was fantastic. They played inspired,” Norway head coach Jeff Gallino said. “We switched ...

Girls basketball: IM falls to Westwood, 63-54

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ISHPEMING — Iron Mountain succumbed in the second half in a 63-54 loss to Westwood on Tuesday. The Mountaineers (5-9) led by a basket in the third quarter before the Patriots regained the lead for good. Riley Poupore led Iron Mountain with 21 points. Saylor Swartout and Reagan Lundholm ...

Girls basketball: Kingsford thwarts Escanaba, 54-44

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ESCANABA — Bad weather conditions have led to a lack of practice time for area hoops teams in the past week. But Kingsford didn’t appear affected by it, while Escanaba did as the Flivvers topped the Eskymos 54-44 Tuesday. The Flivvers jumped out to a 22-5 lead before Esky’s Lexi ...

Illinois beats No. 9 Spartans

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois coach Brad Underwood had tears in his eyes after his Illini upset Tom Izzo's ninth-ranked Michigan State Spartans. "Michigan State is a great team, and Tom is a great coach," Underwood said. "They're everything I want to be." Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points, ...

Kane leads Blackhawks in 6-2 win over Oilers

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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks scored five goals in the third period to stay on a roll. Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist and the Blackhawks scored four goals in less than a three-minute span of the third in a 6-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. "We know ...

DNR director to attend meeting Saturday in Escanaba

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LANSING — Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Eichinger is headed to the Upper Peninsula this weekend to attend sporting group gatherings Saturday in Escanaba and Marquette. Eichinger said the visit will help him gain additional perspective from a couple of the outdoor ...

IM’s Poupore receives MHSAA student-athlete scholarship

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EAST LANSING — Iron Mountain High School senior Riley Poupore was named a recipient of a scholarship through the MHSAA/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award program. Farm Bureau Insurance, in its 30th year of sponsoring the award, will give $1,000 college scholarships to 32 ...

Felch’s Jacobson earns more basketball honors

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Lakeland University’s Miranda Jacobson has received a double dose of honors in recognition for her outstanding play last week. Jacobson, a senior from Felch, was named Monday to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, her first time receiving the national honor. She also was ...