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Packers’ Rodgers cleared to return

National Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers has been “medically cleared to return” to action after missing seven games with a broken right collarbone, the Green Bay Packers quarterback announced on Instagram Tuesday night. Rodgers was hurt during a loss to Minnesota on Oct. 15 and had surgery ...

Girls basketball: Maroons’ FTs enough to beat Iron Mountain

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — Menominee hit free throws in a clutch situation to squeeze past non-conference foe Iron Mountain 45-43 on Tuesday. Menominee (1-3) held a narrow 43-41 lead with 7.9 seconds remaining when Sarah Barrette hit a pair of free throws to give the Maroons breathing room. It turned ...

Girls basketball: Gladstone beats Kingsford, 52-43

Local Sports

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone girls' basketball team clamped down on defense in the first half on its way to a 52-43 non-conference victory over Kingsford. Gladstone coach Andy Cretens credits the win to his team's preparation. "We had a really good practice yesterday," Cretens said. "We ...

Wrestling: Kingsford edges Iron Mountain with tiebreaker

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford and Iron Mountain needed a tie-breaker to settle during their wrestling rivalry Tuesday. Deadlocked at 24-24 after eight dual bouts, referee Russ Pericolosi finally declared Kingsford the winner after reaching the ninth criteria — most near-falls. “It came down ...

Boys basketball: Mountaineers rout Nordics, 80-42

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IRON MOUNTAIN — North Dickinson stayed with Iron Mountain before a Mountaineers’ run opened a lead for good in an 80-42 win on Monday. The Mountaineers (3-0) found balanced scoring from Jaden Vicenzi’s 22 points, along with 18 points apiece from Marcus Johnson and Charlie ...

Niagara boys bounce Lena; Austin Hagerty scores 33

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LENA, Wis. — The Niagara Badgers found success driving to the basket in an 85-66 M&O Conference win against Lena on Monday. The Badgers (3-2, 1-2) were led by Austin Hagerty’s 33 points. His brother Alex scored 14 points. Niagara collected 58 rebounds. Alex grabbed a team-high ...

Flivvers wrestle at Wabeno

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Kingsford’s August Early (120) and Eddie Cardew (heavyweight) wrestled to fourths in the Rebel Invitational in Wabeno, Wis. Early wrestled at 103 last year. Cardew ran into Wisconsin’s top-ranked heavyweight. “We had a good day of wrestling,” said Kingsford Coach Darren Groleau. ...

Hockey: Kingsford dominates Negaunee

Local Sports

NEGAUNEE — Kingsford scored six third-period goals and routed Negaunee 10-2 on Monday. The Flivvers (5-0) held a 3-2 lead in the second period. They added another goal for a 4-2 advantage entering the third. Kingsford’s overpowering offense continued, outshooting Negaunee 65-18. The ...

Boys basketball: Norway handles Mid Pen, 77-48

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NORWAY — Norway had all the signs early of a team playing its first game Monday. That all changed in the second half. The Knights scored the first eight points of the second half and downed Mid Peninsula 77-48 in Skyline Central Conference boys basketball. Norway connected on 14 ...

Boys basketball: Forest Park downs West Iron County, 52-38

Local Sports

CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park converted 15 of 19 fourth-quarter free throws to sink West Iron County 52-38 in a non-conference game on Monday. The Trojans (3-0) carried a 35-28 lead into the fourth quarter. Junior guard Riley Hendrickson hit all 10 of his fourth-quarter free throws. “That ...

Area football refs work state grid finals

Local Sports

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Dickinson and Iron counties had four officials working state championship football games. Michigan’s Division 8 football state championship pitting Saginaw Nouvel and Ottawa Lake Whiteford at Ford Field showed three in stripes — Gary Lofholm, Norway, field judge; Andy ...

Mountaineers begin year in Westwood Super Duals

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ISHPEMING — Iron Mountain opened the high school wrestling season Saturday with a 3-2 record in the Westwood Super Duals. The Mountaineers of new coach Coach Cory McLaren defeated Bark River-Harris 36-27, Negaunee 42-24 and Gwinn 36-30. They lost to champion Westwood 66-12 and Marquette ...

Eight-player UP football conference forms

Local Sports

ESCANABA - The evolution of Michigan eight-player high school football has led to the formation of a new conference in the Upper Peninsula. Rapid River athletic director Rick Pepin said a new football-only conference will be launched in the 2018 fall season. The 13-school, yet unnamed league ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Sportswriter nearly ejected from plane

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Packers survive scare from winless Browns

Wisconsin Sports

CLEVELAND (AP) — Aaron Rodgers stood on the sideline, fighting off the December chill inside a large green Packers jacket and stocking cap. His game-day look could soon be more familiar. Relegated to being a cheerleader since breaking his collarbone in October, Rodgers may be back on the ...

Mountaineers bowlers roll over Esky

Local Sports

LAURIUM — Iron Mountain High School boys bowling team. featuring a veteran lineup, beat Escanaba 234.5 to 5.5 at Miller’s Recreation. “The team is very experienced as we lost no one to graduation,” said Coach Pete Tomassoni. “Team numbers are great with 15 boys on the roster. This ...

Florence-Niagara co-op starts season with third

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Northwoods Storm co-op wrestling team began the season Saturday with four dual matches in the Crivitz Invitational. “We’re off to a great start,” said new coach Jeff Conroy, assisted by Todd Broullire. “We have several first-time wrestlers that are showing great ...

NLY swim team sets record

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN – A program-record 68 swimmers are on the roster for the 2017-18 Northern Lights YMCA – Dickinson Center Swim Team, a 50 percent increase from a year ago. “It’s very exciting to see so many new athletes to the sport,” NLY head coach John Leech said. “And it’s ...

Boys basketball: Escanaba beats Kingsford

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KINGSFORD — Escanaba started off with a fast run and held on to the lead the entire way in a 63-48 Great Northern Conference win against Kingsford on Friday. Ryan Robinette’s 20 points paced the Eskymos (3-0). Jared Nash cashed in 19 points along with 18 of Escanaba’s 36 ...