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Boys basketball: IM beats Ishpeming

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ISHPEMING — A strong fourth quarter lifted undefeated Iron Mountain to a 62-52 win over Ishpeming in Mid Peninsula Conference action Friday. Marcus Johnson scored 27 points and Foster Wonders added 21 to lead the Mountaineers, who held just a 40-38 advantage entering the ...

Boys basketball: Showers, Hendrickson lead Trojans over Jets

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Riley Hendrickson and Tommy Showers each scored 22 points as Forest Park turned back North Central 72-64 in a Skyline Conference game Friday. The Trojans (7-6, 3-2), playing at home for the first time in two weeks, built a 35-20 halftime advantage. “Our team loves Eddie ...

Girls basketball: Crivitz storms past Badgers

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Crivitz, after losing to Niagara earlier this season, won its 10th straight game since then with a 66-40 thumping of the Badgers in M&O Conference girls basketball Friday. “Crivitz played well, give them credit,” said Niagara coach Karl Lamoreaux. “But we have some ...

Boys basketball: Broncos spill Nordics

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FELCH — Matthew Bruette scored a career-high 30 points and North Dickinson downed Bark River-Harris 63-59 in Skyline Central Conference action Friday. Bruette scored 18 second-half points. “When we broke their press we scored,” said ND head coach Chris Mattson. “We got the ball to ...

Even with warming trend, wildlife aren’t home free

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This past week’s weather definitely tested much of the wildlife in the region that isn’t tucked away in burrow or other shelter sleeping through these arctic conditions. But most of the species that regularly spend the winter in the Upper Peninsula are fully capable of enduring even ...

Wisconsin DNR program helps landowners improve deer habitat

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MADISON, Wis. —Landowners, hunters and land managers looking to improve habitat for deer and other wildlife are encouraged to enroll in Wisconsin’s Deer Management Assistance Program. DMAP provides informational resources and professional assistance regarding wildlife habitat management ...

Fishing contests today at Sawyer Lake, Long Lake

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IRON MOUNTAIN — After several days of wickedly cold weather, temperatures in the 20s might make it feel like a summer picnic at today’s Tip-Up Town of the U.P. at Sawyer Lake. “A big time in Channing,” said Mid-Town Bait & Tackle’s Bob Kennard, who will open extra-early for ...

Patriots preparing for another Super Bowl

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ATLANTA — News flash: Bill Belichick likes this New England Patriots football team. “It’s a lot of unselfish players,” Belichick said during opening night mayhem. “Guys that do whatever they need to do, whatever their role is. They’re willing to do whatever they need to do for the ...

Giannis, Bucks beat Raptors

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TORONTO (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks have gotten the best of the Raptors so far this season. Even though the season series is over, he knows they haven't seen the last of Toronto. Antetokounmpo scored 19 points, Khris Middleton had 18 and the Bucks beat the Raptors ...

Rams’ Shields fights back from concussions to 2nd Super Bowl

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ATLANTA (AP) — Sam Shields is one of just four Los Angeles Rams who has played in the Super Bowl before. He finds the privilege much sweeter the second time around. In the big game against Pittsburgh eight years ago, Shields won a ring as an undrafted rookie defensive back making plays for ...

Prep Bowling: Lady Mountaineers clinch conference title

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ISHPEMING — Despite being handed its first loss of the season, Iron Mountain High School bowling team clinched the Upper Peninsula Bowling Conference title Saturday at River Rock Lanes. Both the Lady Mountaineers and Escanaba finished with 8-1 records. But Iron Mountain won the tie breaker ...

Michigan State’s Langford out for the season

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State guard Joshua Langford will miss the rest of the season because of his injured ankle. Spartans coach Tom Izzo said in a statement Wednesday that the junior will likely need surgery. Langford has missed the last eight games. In the 13 games he did ...

NFL security chief: No threats to Super Bowl have surfaced

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ATLANTA (AP) — The National Football League is not aware of any security threats against the Super Bowl, now four days away, the league's top security officer said Wednesday. "We have no credible or specific threats that have been brought to our attention," NFL Chief Security Officer Cathy ...

Second life: Mejia returns from lifetime ban, signs with Sox

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BOSTON (AP) — Relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia, allowed back into baseball after a lifetime ban caused by three positive drug tests, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox. If added to the 40-man roster, the 29-year-old Dominican right-hander would receive a one-year ...

Girls basketball: Kingsford girls dispatch Norway, 54-38

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NORWAY — A late second-quarter surge sent Kingsford past Norway 54-38 in non-conference girls basketball Tuesday. The shorthanded Knights (2-11), now down to six players, battled to a 12-11 lead after the first quarter. The Flivvers (7-4) held a 15-14 edge with five minutes left in the ...

MHSAA: Steam is for saunas — cool it with the refs

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If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Michigan, this message is primarily for you. When you attend an athletic event that involves your son or daughter, cheer to your heart’s content, enjoy the camaraderie that high school sports offer and have fun. But when it ...

‘Pink The Rink’ postponed

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Pink the Rink Night, a fundraiser to benefit the Dickinson County Hospital Foundation, has been postponed due to the cold weather. Kingsford was scheduled to host Escanaba in high school hockey Thursday at Mountain View Ice Arena. Kingsford also postponed girls ...