Sports

West Iron girls basketball stars honored

Local Sports

MARQUETTE - A memorable season for Eden Golliher, Emily Nelson and West Iron County was recognized with All-UP accolades this week. Golliher, a junior, was selected to the Dream Team along with Westwood's Madelyn Koski and Tessa Leece, St. Ignace's Emily Coveyou and Marquette's Avery ...

MLB: Goldschmidt belts Brewers

Wisconsin Sports

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt was hoping to swing for baseball history when Brewers manager Craig Counsell took the bat out of his hands. Though he felt for the boo-bird Cardinal fans behind the visiting dugout, the move wasn't much of a surprise to Goldschmidt. "We're still in a ...

New license season starts Monday; panfish still biting

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — Anglers who haven’t yet bought a 2019 fishing license will need one starting Monday in Michigan and Wisconsin. Bait sales were steady this week, thanks to lingering ice and pleasant temperatures, said John Grier at Whispering Pines Outpost in Breitung Township. A 13 ...

Feathered friends signal warmth

Outdoors

As anticipated, the warm weather of a week ago opened the door for some of the early familiar migrating birds to return to the region, with more showing up throughout the week. Red-winged blackbirds and common grackles are back in force, at least the males; the females usually hang back ...

Wonders, Johnson named to All-UP Dream Team

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — Teammates Foster Wonders and Marcus Johnson received further recognition to a historic Iron Mountain boys basketball season. Wonders was unanimously named Mr. UP Basketball and the Division 1-3 Player of the Year. He was also named to the All-UP Dream Team with Johnson, who was ...

Baez, Cubs rout Rangers 12-4

National Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Javier Baez had a slight smile on his face when he was asked how different he felt playing shortstop and hitting cleanup for the Chicago Cubs. Two big swings on opening day indicate he's picking up where he left off last season. "Uh, the same. I feel more confident ...

Gold Medal basketball deadline Saturday

Local Sports

HERMANSVILLE — The late Raymond Bray, tournament director of the Gold Medal Classic for 30 years, used to say “the show must go on” went things went haywire with the basketball tournament. The 81st tournament will go on, running Thursday, April 4, through Sunday, April 14, at the ...

Zags, FSU, Michigan back in SoCal

National Sports

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — From the palm trees outside to the big men inside, the Western portion of the Sweet 16 looks strikingly familiar. Michigan's the only team that would like for it to end the same as last year. The Wolverines, along with Gonzaga and Florida State, are returning to ...

New Zealand hunt

Outdoors

Hunting in early February on the southern end of New Zealand’s North Island, John “Jack” Maki of Breitung Township harvested a 36-point red stag. The stag, taken with a steep downhill shot of 260 yards, has a 55-inch spread and a preliminary Safari Club International score of 462. Guided ...

Ducks long shots in seed only as powerhouses start Sweet 16

National Sports

The closest thing to a long shot left in the NCAA Tournament is in the Sweet 16 for the third time in four years, made the Final Four a couple years ago and is led by a coach with almost 650 wins who has guided three programs to the dance. Next up for No. 12 seed Oregon: Virginia. The ...

A win for Woods in his return to match play

National Sports

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Six years later, the Dell Technologies Match Play was all too familiar for Tiger Woods. He was on the cusp of losing his fourth straight hole Wednesday when Woods poured in a 10-foot par putt, and Aaron Wise three-putted from 30 feet. Just like that, momentum swung in ...

Registration dates set for hunter safety class

Outdoors

CHANNING — Registration begins today for hunter safety classes to be offered next month by the Sagola Township Sportsman’s Club. Four days are available for registration. Students must register in person in advance to receive workbooks and instructions. Hunters ages 10 and up are ...

Marinette County ATV trails closed

Outdoors

MARINETTE, Wis. — The entire Marinette County ATV trail system will be closed to all vehicles effective Friday until further notice. The closure is required to protect the soft trail bed from erosion damage caused by ATVs and other vehicles during spring breakup, officials said. ATV ...

Grants awarded to improve deer habitat across UP

Outdoors

MARQUETTE —The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded a total of $100,000 in deer habitat improvement grant funding to a dozen entities for projects in the Upper Peninsula. The Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative is a competitive grant program designed to enhance ...

Maple syrup contest April 6 during annual Phelps festival

Outdoors

PHELPS, Wis. — The eighth annual Phelps Maple Syrup Fest, hosted by the Phelps Chamber of Commerce, again will include a maple syrup judging contest Saturday, April 6. Syrup entries will be judged on density, clarity, color, container and flavor. The highest point category will be for ...

Trout Unlimited meeting Wednesday

Outdoors

MARQUETTE — The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited will have its monthly board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday at Barrel + Beam, 260 Northwoods Road in Marquette. All who are interested in conservation and cold water fisheries are welcome.