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Packers survive scare from winless Browns

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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

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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

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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 ...

Packers take another hit at CB

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have listed cornerback Davon House as doubtful for their game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, potentially weakening an already depleted position. House hasn't practiced since hurting his shoulder during the 26-20 overtime win last week over ...

Middleton’s clutch shooting lifts Bucks

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — All Khris Middleton needed to get going on offense was to create a little space. Once Middleton's first couple shots started falling, he was tough to stop , especially in front of a friendly crowd in a tight game in the fourth quarter. Middleton scored 12 of his 31 points ...

Boys basketball: Iron Mountain holds off Gwinn

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GWINN — Marcus Johnson scored 26 points and Charlie Gerhard added 18 as Iron Mountain fought off Gwinn for a 60-48 Mid Peninsula Conference win Friday. “It was a real competitive game,” said Mountaineers coach Bucky Johnson. “A good road test for us.” Iron Mountain led 32-28 at ...

Opening day trophy

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Sally Bray of Norway shot this 9-pointer at 11 a.m. on the opening day of the Michigan firearm season Nov. 15. The buck weighed 150 pounds. The rack has an 18-inch outside spread.

Girls basketball: Norway edges Big Bay, 42-40

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NORWAY — Norway rallied past Big Bay de Noc 42-40 in Skyline Central Conference action Friday. The Knights (2-2, 1-1) trailed 34-29 entering the fourth quarter. They pulled ahead 41-38 in the final minutes after a traditional three-point play from Jaclyn Bal and back-to-back baskets from ...

Girls basketball: Flivvers down Forest Park, 52-35

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Kingsford rolled 17-2 in the second quarter and defeated Forest Park 52-35 in non-conference play Friday at Eddie Chambers Gymnasium. The Flivvers (3-1) played without all-league guard Jordyn Kriegl (ankle) and had another player on vacation and two others under the weather. ...

Ice fishing gets underway

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The early ice fishing season has arrived but, as always, extreme caution is advised. Much of the ice cover is only surface thick, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Until ice fishing really kicks in, a few anglers were still fishing on the ...

Free skiing passports offered for fourth- and fifth-graders

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Ski areas and resorts have teamed up to give kids an opportunity to get out, have fun and get healthy this winter. All fourth- and fifth-grade kids who apply for a Cold is Cool Passport can ski for free, up to three times, at participating ski areas. When a child is ...

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman winter workshop registrations due

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, or BOW, program is offering a Beyond BOW Winter Sports Workshop at Porcupine Wilderness State Park. Scheduled for the weekend of Jan. 26-28, the program is for women who have some previous experience ...

Black River Harbor dock replacement begins

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IRONWOOD — Work has begun on the first phase of the Black River Harbor dock replacement project, Ottawa National Forest officials said. Effective immediately, access to the docks and boat launch at Black River Harbor will be closed until further notice. Once construction work is ...

Iron Mountain, Kingsford reckon with football rivalry’s end

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It's a phone call Joe Pontbriand never thought he'd make when he took over in July as athletic director at Iron Mountain. But on Nov. 28, driving along US-141, he made the call. On the other end of the line was Kingsford athletic director Al Unger. After sitting in a five-hour meeting with ...

Girls basketball: Calumet sinks Wykons, 61-51

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IRON RIVER — Calumet’s long-range shooting helped in a 61-51 West PAC win against West Iron County on Thursday. The Copper Kings (1-0) nailed seven 3-pointers in the win. The Wykons (3-1) fell into foul trouble late and made 20 fouls throughout the night. Turnovers also stymied their ...