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Paupore defends UP cross country championship

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MUNISING — Negaunee High School junior Emily Paupore defended her UP Division 1 girls cross country championship Saturday. Paupore covered the 3.1-mile course in 19 minutes, 58.5 seconds at Pictured Rocks Golf Club. Her goal was 18:40 but a cold and windy day nixed that idea. “Once we got ...

WIAA cross country: Patriots, Bobcats at sectional

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STEVENS POINT, Wis. — Goodman-Pembine and Florence runners participated Saturday in the WIAA Division 3 cross country sectional at Standing Rocks Park. Goodman-Pembine boys placed 14th out of 18 teams. Individual champion Adam Rzentkowski posted a time of 16 minutes, 17 seconds, over the ...

Football: Jets to host Trojans in 8-player playoffs

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Defending eight-player Division 2 state champion Forest Park will open the playoffs against two-time state champion North Central. Michigan High School Athletic Association announced Sunday night the 11-player and eight-player playoff matchups. North Central (8-1) will ...

No. 5 Michigan tops Michigan State, 21-7

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan had plenty of reasons to be motivated to beat Michigan State, barely defeating its in-state rival over the last decade and losing to every ranked team on the road for a dozen years. The Wolverines, though, were even more fired up to win after a pregame ...

Lions outshine Dolphins, 32-21

National Sports

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Caught from behind on a 71-yard run, Kerryon Johnson took some locker room ribbing, the kind that comes after a victory on the road. Johnson rushed for 158 yards Sunday to help the Detroit Lions beat Miami 32-21. His teammates thought he should have had more, but ...

Dodgers beat Brewers, face Red Sox in World Series

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yasiel Puig and Cody Bellinger flexed their muscles. Chris Taylor flashed some leather. Then the Los Angeles Dodgers got a lift from ace Clayton Kershaw out of the bullpen to finish off the Milwaukee Brewers and return to the World Series. Puig broke open a tight contest ...

Florence football: ‘Nice run, nice season’ for Bobcats

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence's first eight-player football season ended Friday night in a 70-42 state playoff game loss to the undefeated and top-seeded Luck Cardinals. "Too many explosive plays that led to points, although if you ask the other team, they'd tell you the same thing," said ...

Football: Wykons overcome miscues, beat Norway

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IRON RIVER — West Iron County overcame early mistakes to beat Norway 28-14 in West PAC action Friday night. The Wykons (7-2) lost three fumbles in the first half including two in the first quarter. Norway (4-5) was unable to take advantage of the Wykons' early miscues and overcome their ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Badgers gain revenge in volleyball

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ScuttleBu(r)t ... Coaches have great memories. Niagara’s Carol St. Arnauld was elated Thursday over her Badgers rallying from a 2-0 hole and shocking top-seeded Florence 3-2 in a WIAA Division 4 volleyball regional semifinal. First off, the longtime coach was mighty proud of her young ...

Trojans’ comeback falls short

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ENGADINE — Forest Park rallied from a 30-0 deficit before falling to Engadine 52-42 in a Great Lakes Eight crossover game Friday. “We made some adjustments but we just didn’t execute to start the game,” said Forest Park coach Dave Graff. “We weren’t ready to play.” A 34-yard ...

Mountaineers sink Gogebic

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BESSEMER — The Gogebic Miners fell to the Iron Mountain Mountaineers 42-14 in their Senior Night season finale at Massie Field on Friday night. The Miners finished the 2018 season with a 0-9 record that was very frustrating for anyone associated with the Gogebic football program. But in ...

Football: Eskymos hold off Flivvers in GNC shootout, 39-27

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ESCANABA — Fireworks were the story of Escanaba’s 39-27 win over Kingsford on Friday in a regular season football finale. The Eskymos (7-2) and Flivvers combined for 54 first half points in the Great Northern Conference outing. Kingsford (4-5) struck first on a 60-yard touchdown run by ...

JV Football: Streaking Flivvs win GNC

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford defeated Escanaba 34-2 Thursday to close the junior varsity football season with a five-game winning streak and Great Northern Conference championship. Coach Kevin Murdock’s Flivvers (5-2) rushed for 279 yards and four touchdown. Caleb Boone ran seven yards for one ...

NBA: 1-2 punch boosts Bucks

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo's inside game is setting up the Bucks' new-look, long-range attack. Antetokounmpo had 26 points and 15 rebounds and Khris Middleton added 25 points to help Milwaukee beat the Indiana Pacers 118-101 on Friday night in the regular-season opener in the ...

Football: Nordics beat Wolves for 1st win

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FELCH — Devon Donaldson-Cherubini ran for a pair of scores and North Dickinson defeated Carney-Nadeau 30-20 to close out the Great Lakes Eight Conference football season Friday. In a battle of winless teams, North Dickinson (1-8, 1-4) held a 14-8 halftime lead after stopping Carney-Nadeau ...

Football: Predators fall in playoffs

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ABBOTSFORD, Wis. — The shorthanded Northern Elite Predators bowed out of the WIAA Division 6 playoffs Friday with a 55-22 loss to Abbotsford. The Falcons (9-1) rolled to a 48-6 halftime lead. The Niagara, Goodman and Pembine co-op (6-4) had five starters out with injuries. “It was a ...

Football: Luck eliminates Florence from 8-player playoffs

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LUCK, Wis. — Unbeaten Luck turned back Florence 70-42 in a WIAA eight-player football sectional opener Friday. The Cardinals (10-0) held a 28-8 halftime lead. The Bobcats (6-2) closed to 48-34 with seven minutes left in the game. “They took it to us and we couldn’t stop it,” ...

Tamaracks deliver a golden show

Outdoors

The colors are swiftly fading in the region, with most of the maples, poplars and birch having shed their leaves in the past week. But October still has a few trees putting on a show, including the only species of conifer in North America that drops its needles in the fall. Before that ...

October weather stays uncooperative

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — With river flows still very high, another blast of wintry weather was expected to keep anglers at home today while grouse hunters await calmer days as well. “You can’t get out in the weather,” said John Grier at Whispering Pines Outpost in Breitung ...

Wisconsin eyes new catfish seasons

Outdoors

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources is going to vote on emergency rules establishing catfish seasons. Gov. Scott Walker signed a law this spring authorizing the DNR to create regulations for taking catfish by hand, with a bow or with a crossbow. The regulations ...