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Three top Packers picks get started, ‘hard work’ ahead

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For a host of rookies, the road to a spot on the Green Bay Packers' roster began on Friday. While what they did during the first of two post-draft rookie orientation camp practices won't decide their fates, coach Mike McCarthy believes a good start is vital for them ...

Finally, spring sweeps in

Outdoors

Another week has seen spring continue to assert itself in the Upper Peninsula after an April with few signs. As if making up for lost time, the turnaround in the past week has been swift. Trees and vegetation are quickly greening up and budding out. The willow catkins have sprouted pollen, ...

Good results on trout, more lakes opening up

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Anglers undeterred by the late spring are catching trout on Upper Peninsula streams while some lakes may still be locked in ice for today’s general fishing opener in Wisconsin. “Guys that are trout fishing are doing pretty good,” said John Grier at Whispering Pines ...

Baseball: Kingsford routs Jets, 15-5

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KINGSFORD — Steady hitting spurred Kingsford in a 15-5 mercy win over North Central on Thursday. The Flivvers racked up 16 hits featuring a 4 for 4 day at the plate by Luke Terrian. He's gotten a hit in 12 of his last 13 at-bats. "With our lineup, everybody can hit, top to bottom. Our No. ...

Florence golf: Bobcats hope to tee off Tuesday

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence’s weather-delayed Northern Lakes Conference golf season should start Tuesday at McCauslin Brook Golf Course in Lakewood. “We’re happy to finally be on the course,” said Bobcats coach Tom Beck. “The schedule has been cut short (by the long winter). Most ...

Kingsford golf: Flivvers open GNC season

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ESCANABA — Great Northern Conference golf teams have waited a long time for this. It was especially worth the wait for the Escanaba Eskymos as they swept both ends of the season-opening GNC meet at the Escanaba Golf Club. The Esky boys finished with 156 strokes, followed by Marquette 169, ...

IM boys win home quad meet, girls 2nd

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Charlie Gerhard accounted for 22 points as Iron Mountain’s boys won a quad track and field meet Thursday at Mountaineer Stadium. Iron Mountain posted 78 points in beating Ishpeming 71, Westwood 55.333 and Negaunee 48.666. Gerhard swept the hurdles, ran a leg of the ...

Esky beats IM tennis

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s Dominic Schinderle recorded his first career win Thursday in the Mountaineers’ 7-1 boys tennis loss to Escanaba at Amos Marston Eastside Courts. Schinderle won a first-set tiebreaker 7-4 in taking the match. “We played another tough team which is ...

Softball: Norway sweeps Kingsford

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KINGSFORD — Norway came out on top of a slugfest to sweep Kingsford in a doubleheader on Thursday. The Knights came back late in both games to set down the Flivvers with a sweep. Norway won the first game 7-6 in eight innings and the second game 13-12. “I talked to Kevin and said I'd ...

Softball: Florence sweeps Crandon for NLC lead

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence held off Crandon, 6-5 and 9-2, to sweep a Northern Lakes Conference softball doubleheader Thursday. The Bobcats (5-1, 3-1) scored three runs in the first inning and three in the third to build a 6-4 lead in the first game. Pitcher Sydney Tomczak “scattered” ...

Soccer: Iron Mountain edges Houghton, 1-0

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KINGSFORD — Iron Mountain eked out another UP Soccer Conference win Thursday at Commemorative Field. Riley Poupore’s penalty kick with 12:39 in the second half lifted the Mountaineer girls past Houghton 1-0. That was the same score in Tuesday’s win over Kingsford. “Another ...

Bobcats baseball: Bluejays take two

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THREE LAKES, Wis. — Florence was overmatched in a doubleheader loss to Three Lakes in Northern Lakes Conference action Tuesday. The Bobcats fell 16-3 in the first game and 15-3 in the second game. “We were completely outplayed and they’re the better team,” Florence head coach Dave ...

Hermansville Hustle: Granquist cousins win 5K run

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HERMANSVILLE — The Granquist cousins captured the fifth annual Hermansville Hustle 5k on Saturday. North Central High School Chapter of National Honor Society hosted the fundraiser in honor of former NHS adviser and teacher Sheila Sanville, who passed away in 2015 after a long battle with ...

College Golf: Carney’s Eichhorn wins Big East tournament

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CALLAWASSIE ISLAND, S.C. — Hunter Eichhorn shot a final round 72 to finish at 2-under-par overall and become the second straight Marquette freshman to win the individual Big East men’s golf championship. The Golden Eagles (290-306-291, 887) finished as team runners-up to ...

Soccer: Niagara Northern Stars U19 boys win opener

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APPLETON, Wis. — Owen Caudell scored a pair of goals and the Niagara Northern Stars U19 boys soccer team edged Appleton 4-3 to open their season Sunday. The Stars struck 10 minutes into the game with Dane Stanchina scoring off an assist from Owen Caudell. A Joey Bogaudo cross to Ben ...

Flivver hockey: Perpich, Burke earn academic honors

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford High School seniors Sawyer Perpich and TJ Burke have been named to the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches Association’s academic all-state team. Perpich will graduate this spring with a cumulative grade point average of 4.021. The son of Dennis and Jill Perpich of ...

Norway sweeps Munising; IM swept

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NORWAY — Norway's bats powered the Knights past Munising in a doubleheader split on Wednesday. Norway took the second game 12-1 after winning the first 7-0. Ada VanHolla homered twice on the day to help ignite Norway's offense. "Girls came out and attacked the ball. Ada's staying hot as ...