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Girls basketball: Wykons roll past Flivvers, 46-29

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KINGSFORD — West Iron County squeezed Kingsford with a hot start in the first quarter and cruised to a 46-29 non-conference win Monday. The Wykons (3-2) staked an 11-2 lead early in the first and held a 17-5 lead going into the second quarter. West Iron’s halftime lead was 24-13. “I ...

Junior High basketball finals Tuesday

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Kingsford and Florence teams will meet tonight for “A” Division championships in the Michigan-Wisconsin Boys Junior High Basketball Tournament. Florence High School gym will be the site of Florence meeting Kingsford for seventh-grade (6 p.m.) and eighth-grade (7 p.m.) ...

Girls basketball: Niagara’s pressure folds Florence

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara’s full-court defensive pressure paved the way to sinking Florence 47-31 in a non-conference girls basketball rivalry Monday. Jasmine Racine’s 12 points and 12 steals along with Jessica Oratch’s 12 points and 10 rebounds led the Badgers (6-2). “The pressure ...

Boys basketball: Trojans rally past E-TC, 54-46

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park grabbed a late lead and held on in a 54-46 non-conference win over Ewen-Trout Creek on Monday. The Trojans (4-2) trailed by a few points throughout the game before Riley Hendrickson hit a 3-pointer to take a lead midway through the fourth quarter. Forest Park hit ...

Girls basketball: IM holds on for win over Calumet, 48-47

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CALUMET — Iron Mountain survived a back-and-forth battle with a 48-47 win over Calumet on Monday. The Mountaineers (2-3) were helped by their 40 rebounds including 17 offensive. Emma Thomann’s 14 rebounds with half on offense and the other half on defense led the effort. “We boxed out ...

Wrestling: Mascarette wins 126-pound title

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OOSTBURG, Wis. — Tristen Mascarette of the Northwoods Storm captured the 126-pound title Saturday in the Oostburg Invitational high school wrestling tournament. Mascarette, a senior for the Florence-Niagara co-op, pinned Colton Lovejoy of Laconia in the third period for the title. ...

Former North Central star Bilski honored

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HOUGHTON — Former North Central High School star Dawson Bilski has been named Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division Player of the Week. The Michigan Tech sophomore helped guide the Huskies to an 81-39 non-conference win over the University of Wisconsin-Stout on ...

Bears beat Packers, clinch NFC North

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North and helped knock Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers out of playoff contention. They could not have asked for a sweeter scenario. Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns, Eddie Jackson ended Rodgers' NFL-record streak without ...

Allen leads Bills over Lions

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — After putting the Bills ahead with his arm, Josh Allen sealed Buffalo's 14-13 victory over the Detroit Lions with his leaping legs. All the rookie quarterback needed was a push. That's the way fullback Patrick DiMarco described Allen's 2-yard leap to convert a ...

Islanders edge Red Wings

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Mathew Barzal had been doing everything but score lately for the Islanders. He broke through against the Detroit Red Wings to get New York a needed win. Barzal scored a key tying power-play goal in the third period and then got the lone goal of the shootout to lift ...

Boys basketball: IM routs Norway, 76-31

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain came out firing and took control in the first quarter en route to a 76-31 thumping over Norway on Friday. The Mountaineers (5-0) took an 8-0 run to start the game before Norway scrambled back to make it 8-6. Then Iron Mountain turned it on. Marcus Johnson, ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Jacobson surprised by Lakeland turnout

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ScuttleBu(r)t ... Lakeland University’s Miranda Jacobson found a larger cheering section than expected for Saturday’s women’s basketball game with Marian at Moose & Dona Woltzen Gymnasium in Sheboygan, Wis. When the Muskies took to the court for warm-ups, a stunned Miranda spotted ...

Packers TE quiet in mediocre season

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Whether it was earlier in his career at New Orleans or the past few seasons in Seattle, two things were common for tight end Jimmy Graham: production and victories. Both are in short supply in his first season with the Green Bay Packers. Graham enters Sunday's game at ...

Shorthanded Bucks handle Cavs 114-102

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo played as if he had a point to prove. The Milwaukee star rebounded from his worst game of the season to match his career high with 44 points and the Bucks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 114-102 on Friday night despite missing two starters. Two nights ...

Tigers finalize deal with shortstop

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DETROIT (AP) — Shortstop Jordy Mercer and the Detroit Tigers have finalized a $5.25 million, one-year contract agreed to at the winter meetings this week. He can earn $250,000 in performance bonuses for games played as part of the deal announced Friday: $100,000 each for 120 and 125 and ...

Girls basketball: Forest Park cruises by Knights

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park, playing like Jeff Syrjanen’s Lady Trojan teams of the not-too-distant past, stormed past Norway 54-28 in Skyline Central Conference girls basketball Friday. Forest Park (2-1, 1-0), which honored Syrjanen prior to the game, struggled early as Norway (2-3, 2-1) ...

Girls basketball: Carney-Nadeau edges North Dickinson, 52-47

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CARNEY — Carney-Nadeau overcame 20 points and 10 steals from Briana Smith to beat North Dickinson 52-47 Friday. “Briana was fabulous and more of a threat offensively,” said ND head coach Kirk Mattson, citing the junior guard’s unselfish play. “I can’t say enough about how hard she ...

Girls basketball: Golliher, Nelson lead WIC over Houghton

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IRON RIVER — Double-doubles from Eden Golliher and Emily Nelson triggered West Iron County past Houghton 53-40 in West PAC action Friday. Golliher had 13 points and 14 rebounds while Nelson had 10 points and 13 rebounds. Riley Stine chipped in 12 points for the Wykons (2-2, 2-2), who held a ...

Boys basketball: Schuls scores 20, Florence crushes Elcho 75-35

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ELCHO, Wis. — Kaden Schuls scored 22 points and Riley Hixon added 20 as Florence downed Elcho 75-35 in Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball Friday. The Bobcats (4-2, 3-1) rolled to a 39-16 halftime advantage. “We started off a little slow,” said Florence head coach Bryan Bomberg. ...