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Vikings-Packers rivalry as fierce as ever

National Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Will the Minnesota Vikings pick up where they left off, following their surge to the NFC championship game last season? Or will the Green Bay Packers rebound forcefully enough to take back the division they've mostly dominated for two decades? The annual report on the NFC ...

Cubs beat Mets for 6th straight win

National Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester got it done with his arm, glove and bat. Even teammate Anthony Rizzo was impressed. "He's a good athlete, he really is," a grinning Rizzo said. "I don't say that too much about pitchers." Lester worked six innings, drove in two runs with a timely single off ...

Volleyball: IM bounces back to take down Miners, 3-1

Local Sports

NEGAUNEE — Iron Mountain shook off a first-set loss to beat Negaunee 3-1 (18-25, 25-15, 25-20, 25-16) in West PAC volleyball Monday. “We were out of sync and gave up many points through miscommunication,” IM coach Jeanne Newberry said of the first-set loss. “In the second set we found ...

Morrison eyes Packers role

National Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A whirlwind 24 hours had Antonio Morrison go from on the outs with the Indianapolis Colts to a potentially important player with the Green Bay Packers. The inside linebacker got right to work on Monday with Green Bay, which traded for Morrison to boost depth at a ...

Lions sign free agent defensive end Ayers

National Sports

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — When healthy, Robert Ayers has been a pretty productive pass rusher. The Detroit Lions could use some help in that area, and now the veteran defensive end has a chance to provide it. The Lions signed Ayers in their latest attempt to bolster their defensive front. ...

Ohio State interim coach not interviewed in probe

National Sports

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The coordinator filling in for Urban Meyer while the Ohio State head coach serves a three game suspension said on Monday that investigators did not interview him as part of their probe on what Meyer knew about domestic violence allegations made against another assistant ...

Volleyball: Kingsford wins Great Eight Classic tourney

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NORWAY — The Kingsford Flivvers picked it up a notch on the volleyball tournament ladder Saturday. The Flivvers, runner-up to Iron Mountain in last week’s season-opening Kingsford Invite, came back Saturday to win the 11th annual Great Eight Classic. “We were excited with how last week ...

Football: LeGrave’s 5 TDs paces Knights over Lakes

Local Sports

LAKE LINDEN — Two of the better Class D football teams in the Upper Peninsula got together Saturday afternoon at Ron Warner Field. But after the smoke had cleared on a steamy day, it was the visiting Norway Knights who beat Lake Linden-Hubbell 54-32. Lakes head coach Andy Crouch felt his ...

Trammell has number retired, lobbies for Whitaker to Hall

National Sports

DETROIT (AP) — On the day his No. 3 was retired by the Detroit Tigers, Hall of Famer Alan Trammell did some campaigning for his longtime keystone partner. Now that Trammell is in the Hall and has been honored by the Tigers, does Lou Whitaker have a chance for any of these accolades as ...

White Sox beat Tigers, 7-2

National Sports

DETROIT (AP) — With his major league debut out of the way, Michael Kopech was able to take the mound with a little less fanfare the second time around. "I felt calm," the Chicago rookie said. "I felt comfortable. I felt relaxed. It was still a great experience. I just felt a lot more ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Packer coach takes boat ride to Legion post

Local Sports

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Green Bay Packers Coach Mike McCarthy surprised folks at Menominee American Legion Post 146 on Independence Day. McCarthy and a friend boated over from Egg Harbor to Menominee, and stopped at the Legion post for a cup of coffee. “He was very pleasant,” Post 146 ...

Volleyball: Bobcats enter season with high expectations

Local Sports

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence returns eight volleyball players from last season’s team that posted a perfect Northern Lakes Conference record and reached the WIAA sectional finals. “I have high expectations for this team,” said Florence Coach Joan Canfield. “If we’re lacking in ...

Golf: Bad 3rd round sinks Eichhorn

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MENASHA, Wis. — An unusual tough round was costly for Hunter Eichhorn Wednesday at the 98th Wisconsin State Open golf tournament. The Carney native ballooned to a 76 in round three and ended up in a four-way tie for sixth place with a four-round total of 280. Eichhorn hit par-70 in his ...

Football: Northland Pines powers past Predators

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Northern Elite got off to a slow start and never found rhythm in a 48-20 loss to Northland Pines on Friday. The Predators (1-1) fell to a 32-0 deficit in the first quarter. Their first five drives ended with a turnover on downs, two fumbles and two punts. "We talk about ...

Former Tech star Tanner Kero returns home

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HANCOCK — Former Michigan Tech Huskies star Tanner Kero signed autographs and posed for photos with friends and fans alike to celebrate the grand opening of the Keweenaw Buick GMC in Hancock last week. Kero, a Hancock native, was a center and left winger for the hometown Huskies from 2011 ...

Football: IM comes back to beat Miners

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NEGAUNEE — For the majority of its season opener, the Negaunee football team seemed was in control. The Miners’ rushing attack was productive and the defense kept Iron Mountain in check throughout the first half. But Negaunee couldn’t stop the big plays and that’s what burnt them ...

Football: Flivvers give up late score, fall to Menasha

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MENASHA, Wis. — Menasha broke a 7-7 tie with a fourth-quarter touchdown pass and defeated Kingsford 14-7 in the Flivvers’ non-conference football season opener Friday. The Flivvers, who lost starting quarterback and linebacker Luke Terrian to an undisclosed injury in the first quarter, ...

Football: Wykons blank Munising, 14-0

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IRON RIVER — West Iron County shut out Munising 14-0 to open the West PAC football season Friday at Nelson Field. “It was a dogfight,” said WIC head coach Mike Berutti. “Our defense played extremely well. "This time of year defenses are way ahead of the offenses.” Wykons’ Noah ...

Football: Superior Central thwarts Trojans

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EBEN — As sure as the rain was falling at Cougar Field at the end of Friday night’s football game, the Superior Central Cougars were celebrating a season-opening victory. The Cougars, led by seniors Beau Rondeau and Roubans Fink, earned a 46-24 triumph over the Forest Park Trojans in a ...

Operation Migration to dissolve

Outdoors

PRINCETON, Wis. — After years of successfully guiding young whooping cranes on their first southward migration, Operation Migration will permanently close at the end of 2018. The aircraft-guided migration trips and the public attention and support Operation Migration generated globally ...