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Lopez has 25 as Bucks rout Pistons 121-98

National Sports

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks started the new year much like the finished the last one. Antetokounmpo threw down a spectacular one-handed dunk, Brook Lopez continued to show off his long-range shooting prowess and the Bucks cruised past the Detroit Pistons ...

Offseason of change awaits Packers after another losing season

National Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Clay Matthews looked up into the Lambeau Field suites to find his parents before walking down the stadium tunnel for what might be the last time as a member of the Green Bay Packers. An offseason of change awaits in Titletown following a second straight year without a ...

Oregon edges MSU, 7-6

National Sports

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert did just enough to keep his streak intact for consecutive games with a touchdown pass. Make it an impressive 28 and counting for Oregon's quarterback, the longest active streak in the nation among FBS schools. That it turned out to be the Ducks lone ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Portland’s IM grads credit coach

Local Sports

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Tom Wender’s influence helped Iron Mountain’s John Novara build a successful football program at downstate Portland. Novara, sporting a 43-5 record over the past four seasons, guided the Lansing-area school to the Division 5 state finals this season. “He (Tom ...

Junior Hockey: Humboldt coach, GM leaves junior program

Local Sports

HUMBOLDT, Saskatch-ewan — Nathan Oystrick has stepped down as coach and general manager of the Humboldt Broncos. The 36-year-old Regina, Saskatchewan, native and former Northern Michigan University hockey player was hired on July 3, about three months after 16 members of the junior hockey ...

Prep Hockey: Flivvers shade Bay City

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — Carter Kreski scored two goals and Kingsford edged winless Bay City 3-2 in high school hockey Saturday. Kreski’s first goal evened the score at 1-1 in the second period. The sophomore added a third-period goal for a 3-1 lead. David Brule also scored for the Flivvers (6-4). ...

NFL: Lions beat up Pack

Wisconsin Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater lined up for a field goal but seemed a little antsy, gesturing with his arms like a quarterback calling for a shotgun snap. It turns out that was exactly what it was. Prater's 8-yard pass on a fake field-goal try was a high and a ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Beauchamp thrilled to give TEDx address

Local Sports

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Sarah Beauchamp, a 1998 Iron Mountain High School graduate who once played women’s professional football (yes, football), can be found on You Tube delivering an inspirational TEDx talk. “I had an amazing opportunity,” said Beauchamp, an award-winning high school ...

Former North Central star stays positive despite injury

Local Sports

ESCANABA - Jason Whitens remains chipper and upbeat while going through something he has never dealt with throughout a spectacular athletic career. A sophomore basketball player at Western Michigan University, the former North Central High School standout is rehabbing a knee injury that has ...

Taylor powers UW

Wisconsin Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Taylor played tour guide for his Wisconsin teammates who had never visited New York. They hit the usual landmarks with trips to Lincoln Center and Times Square. Taylor even gave his buds a taste of the luxe life with a window-shopping jaunt along Fifth Avenue. "It's ...

NFL: Top Packer receiver questionable

Wisconsin Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers receiver Davante Adams is questionable for Green Bay’s season finale against the Detroit Lions because of a knee injury. Adams missed the first two days of practice this week, though he did say that he was optimistic that would be able to play. Adams needs ...

NFL: Jordy Nelson hitting stride

Wisconsin Sports

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Jordy Nelson's debut season in Oakland didn't go exactly as he hoped when he signed with the Raiders following 10 years in Green Bay. A team he hoped would be good enough to contend for the playoffs went into rebuilding mode instead. He dealt with knee injuries that ...

College Basketball: Big Ten teams appear resurgent

Wisconsin Sports

The Big Ten's expanded schedule is shaping up to be quite a grind. After starting the season with only three teams in the AP Top 25, the league now has six . That's significant at a time when the Big Ten has increased the number of conference games. Each of the league's men's basketball teams ...

Ski club gains support for Giant Pine

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Henry Foundation has contributed $50,000 to the Kiwanis Ski Club for its Capital Campaign. The goal of the Capital Campaign is to raise funds for improvements to the Pine Mountain Ski Jump and facilities as required by the International Ski Federation to continue ...

CWD response pushes forward

Outdoors

MARQUETTE — When a 4-year-old doe was confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease in Dickinson County in October, it was the first time this deadly disease affecting portions of Michigan's white-tailed deer herd had been found in the Upper Peninsula. For many, including hunting groups ...

Sagola club supplies targets

Outdoors

CHANNING — The Sagola Township Sportsmen’s Club recently purchased new archery targets and backers to be used by the various youth programs that call the club home. The older stationary outdoor targets have been unusable for the future of the programs. The 4-H Big Shooters Club meets ...

Walleye, pike biting hot

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — Walleye fishing is heating up and a few big pike have been caught, along with an out-of-season musky. “Fishing has been excellent,” said John Grier at Whispering Pines Outpost in Breitung Township. “More and more people have been going out.” Grier reported a ...

Girls basketball: Niagara cruises past Tigerton, 56-18

Local Sports

TIGERTON, Wis. — Niagara took an early 10-point lead and eased to a 56-18 win over Tigerton on Thursday. Niagara jumped to a 10-point lead in the opening minutes and kept on the gas the rest of the night, holding Tigerton to just six points in the second half. The Badgers (7-2) were led ...

Hockey: Weed hat trick lifts Flivvers past Soo

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — Eamonn Weed’s hat trick lifted Kingsford past Sault Ste. Marie 4-3 in non-conference high school hockey Friday. The Flivvers (5-4) scored twice in the third period to erase a 3-2 deficit. One of Weed’s three goals was unassisted. Trey Bociek had the other goal and Ethan ...