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Football: Week 2 matchups

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This week's football matchups: Thursday, Aug. 30 Forest Park (0-1) vs. Carney-Nadeau (0-1). Last week: Forest Park lost to Superior Central, 46, 24. Carney-Nadeau lost to Brimley, 56-6. North Central (0-1) vs. Rapid River (1-0). Last week: North Central lost to Engadine, 64-34. Rapid River ...

IM, Westwood now a West PAC test

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As Iron Mountain navigates its first year in the West PAC, the schedule brings about the same Mid-Peninsula Conference opponents from the past. So far. This week, the Mountaineers (1-0) visit Westwood. The Patriots (1-0) beat Iron Mountain last year 34-0 for the first time since ...

Kingsford well aware of Fondy’s St. Mary’s Springs

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The lone meeting may have been 28 years ago but the Kingsford Flivvers are well aware of Saint Mary’s Springs. The Flivvers fell to the Ledgers 44-22 in a 1990 meeting at Fond du Lac. They square off again Friday on the same site. “I’ve seen them play for years,” Kingsford Coach ...

Flink wins Oak Crest senior title

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NORWAY — Fred Flink edged Mike Solda to capture the Oak Crest Senior Club Tournament. Flink posted a two-over par 146, shooting rounds of 72 and 74. Solda had rounds of 75 and 73 for 148. Len Bietila was third at 156 (75-81). Al Blocksom defeated Andy Baumgartner in a playoff to decide ...

Hundley shipped to Seattle

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers are heading into the 2018 season with new backup quarterbacks. The Seahawks acquired quarterback Brett Hundley from the Packers on Wednesday for an undisclosed draft pick. Green Bay announced the trade late in the day, completing ...

Brewers’ Yelich hits for cycle

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Christian Yelich sat on a chair in front of his locker, trying to take in all that had just happened. “I’m so tired,” he said. No wonder. For more than four hours, Yelich led an improbable comeback with an historic effort. Yelich became the eighth Brewers player ...

Great Eight volleyball champs

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Burt Angeli/The Daily News Photo Kingsford defeated Florence in a playoff to capture a fifth Great Eight Classic volleyball title Saturday. The Flivvers, front, from left: Kalli Dooley, Maddy Holmes, Brooke Kriegl, Lexi Roberge and Katherine Erickson. Back row: Ali Doolittle, Hannah Strutz, ...

Freshman Football: Flivvs rally past Menasha

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford came from behind in the second half to beat Menasha 34-29 in freshmen football at Flivver Field. The Flivvers rushed for 353 yards, with Danny Weber leading the way with 101 and a touchdown. Kingsford also had scoring runs from Toby Wilcox, 95 rushing in the game; and ...

Volleyball: Kingsford thwarts Nordics in 5th set

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KINGSFORD — Three more points is all the Nordics needed for the win. With North Dickinson holding a 22-21 lead in the fourth set, the Flivvers put on a rally. Kingsford tied the fourth set and held off the Nordics by a couple points. It was all the momentum the Flivvers needed, taking ...

Volleyball: Norway survives Mid Peninsula, 3-2

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NORWAY — Norway outlasted Mid Peninsula 3-2 in a roller coaster Skyline Central Conference volleyball match Tuesday. The Knights (1-7-2 overall, 1-0 conference) tallied 10 straight points in the fifth set to seal the match 15-8. Norway took the first, 25-20, and third sets, 25-18, while MP ...

MSU’s Scott eagerly eyes big senior season

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The NFL can wait for now. LJ Scott is back at Michigan State with a list of areas he'd like to shore up. "Improving on my yards after contact, my speed as well," the senior running back said. "I feel like I haven't did enough of catching out of the backfield. I ...

Vikings-Packers rivalry as fierce as ever

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...