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Football: Wykons rout Manistique, 41-0

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

UP bear hunt starts Monday

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MARQUETTE— The Michigan black bear population estimate is roughly 14,000 adults, nearly 11,000 in the Upper Peninsula and almost 3,000 in the Lower, the Department of Natural Resources said. Bear hunting seasons are almost here, with the first opening Monday in the Upper Peninsula. The ...

Close one: Mountaineers evade total collapse to beat Calumet, 3-2

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain salvaged the fifth set to edge Calumet 3-2 in West PAC action Thursday. The Mountaineers took the first two games before collapsing. The Copper Kings stormed back to take the next two games and force the fifth set. Iron Mountain won the first two sets by ...

Gwinn beats Wykons

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IRON RIVER — Led by senior captain Brooke Mannor, Gwinn served up a four-set victory at West Iron County on Thursday. In the 25-12, 25-20, 25-27, 25-10 victory, the Modeltowners served for 21 aces, including seven by Mannor. “We have been working on our serving, trying to create ...

Tennis: Negaunee spills IM, 7-1

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NEGAUNEE — Negaunee knocked off Iron Mountain 7-1 in girls tennis Thursday. Mountaineers’ point came at No. 1 doubles where Saylor Swartout-Claire Mongrain topped Julia Johnson-Mykenna Kontio 7-5, 6-4. “Saylor and Claire came out a little sluggish but quickly kicked it into high gear ...

Badgers hold off Suring, STAA

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SURING, Wis. — Niagara outlasted Suring 3-2 and defeated STAA 3-0 for the second time this week in M&O Conference volleyball Thursday. The Badgers beat the host Eagles 25-20, 25-16, 10-25, 15-25, 15-5. “We came out against Suring playing strong,” said Niagara Coach Carol St. ...

Cubs come back to beat Nationals 6-4 in 10 innings

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With so much attention focused on Daniel Murphy's return to Washington for the first time since he was traded to the Chicago Cubs, it was his in-game replacement — David Bote — who once again tormented the Nationals. Bote had a pinch-hit RBI double and scored in the ...

Foles, Eagles beat Falcons 18-12

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles could end up playing a new position when Carson Wentz comes back if he keeps this up. Foles caught another pass in a clutch spot to spark a sputtering offense that looked out of sync while the defense picked up right where it left off last time it faced ...

Mack puts new twist into Bears’ visit to Lambeau

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Right tackle Bryan Bulaga is familiar enough with the pass-rushing prowess of Khalil Mack to know what to expect when the Chicago Bears visit Lambeau Field on Sunday night. No film necessary of Mack playing with his new team. It’ll be up to Bulaga, the veteran Green ...

Football: Week 3 matchups

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This week's high school football matchups: Friday, Sept. 7 Kingsford (0-2) vs. Fond du Lac (3-0). Last week: Kingsford St. Mary's Springs (Wis.), 35-0. Fond du Lac beat Appleton North, 30-7. Iron Mountain (1-1) vs. Houghton (0-2). Last week: Iron Mountain lost to Westwood, 34-7. Houghton ...

Cubs beat Brewers to salvage series

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Daniel Murphy sees no panic in his new Chicago Cubs teammates. The Cubs needed a win Wednesday night to avert a three-game sweep by division rival Milwaukee, and Murphy played a big role with three hits and a solo home run in Chicago's 6-4 victory against the ...

Football: IM set to host Gremlins in first-ever matchup

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It's a matchup that's never happened. That’ll change Friday. Iron Mountain hosts Houghton in its home opener for the first-ever football game between the schools. So it's not surprising that there's not much Mountaineers head coach Robin Marttila deduced about the Gremlins after just ...

Wykons girls 2nd at North Central Invitational

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WILSON — Nobody could catch Adam Bruce in Wednesday’s North Central Invitational cross country meet as he cruised through the hilly 3.1-mile course on the Gorzinski farm property in 16 minutes, 48 seconds. The Gladstone senior was followed by freshman teammate Giovanni Mathews (18:30) and ...

With Bears’ new look, questions about Trubisky

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — As the Chicago Bears prepare for a prime-time season opener against Aaron Rodgers and the archrival Green Bay Packers, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky sees a team with no limits. He's not talking about the opponent, either. The Bears come into the matchup at Lambeau ...