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Former Nordics star wins first NACC player of the week honor

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Lakeland University junior Miranda Jacobson was named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference women’s basketball player of the week for the first time in her career Monday. The former North Dickinson County School star from Felch continued a stretch of impressive ...

Eagles outduel Patriots for 1st Super Bowl

National Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As their delirious fans sang their theme song and their owner lifted the Lombardi Trophy, the Philadelphia Eagles finally could breathe freely. Yo, Philly, you really did beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in a thrilling Super Bowl that rewrote the offensive ...

Eagles fans party in streets through the night

National Sports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl victory set off a celebration that has been 58 years in the making. Just as Nick Foles and the Eagles clinched a surprising 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Minneapolis for the team's first Super Bowl title Sunday night, ...

Youth ski league forms at City Park

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Menominee Range Nordic Ski Club, operators of Iron Mountain’s City Park cross- country ski trail, have established a new youth ski league. The league, consisting of area youth, parents, and volunteers, meets each Sunday at 1 p.m. at the trailhead parking lot, which ...

Kramer finally makes Hall of Fame

National Sports

MINNEAPOLIS – As Jerry Kramer awaited his Hall of Fame fate late Saturday afternoon in his Minneapolis hotel room, he finally heard a knock on the door. “It was the maid,” Kramer joked. The next knock was the booming rap of Pro Football Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker with ...

Izzo still working on date he will address allegations

National Sports

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo stuck to the script again Saturday night. No, he didn't talk about the sexual misconduct allegations surrounding his program. Yes, he said he plans to speak out. And he still did not provide a date for when it might happen. Until ...

Anglers die after falling through ice

Outdoors

FAIRHAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two fishermen have been found dead after they fell through ice on Saginaw Bay. The Huron County sheriff’s department says it responded Sunday after a person reported that he’d received a voicemail from a friend who reported falling ...

Mariucci undecided on Super Bowl winner

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ScuttleBu(r)t ... Steve Mariucci’s Super Bowl pick may be a game-time decision. The key appears to be how the Eagles’ defense handles Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. “I can’t decide who’s going to win this game,” the Iron Mountain native said Friday on the Rich Eisen Show. ...

Norway’s Kraemer making impact at Bay

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ESCANABA — Bay College fans held their breath as Jordan Kraemer clutched her knee in pain. Just moments earlier, the Bay women's basketball star hit the floor hard in a recent game against UW-Marathon. It was feared she suffered a cracked kneecap and may miss significant time. The Norse ...

Boys basketball: Iron Mountain survives Hematites, 80-77

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain held off a fourth-quarter surge from Ishpeming for an 80-77 Mid-Peninsula Conference win Friday. The Hematites (8-4) fell to a 20-12 lead after the first quarter but battled back through the game before finally knotting the score at the start of the fourth ...

Arndt hits 1,000-point mark against Nordics

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By JOHN VRANCIC For The Daily News HARRIS — Ryan Arndt joined the 1,000-point club Friday night, helping the Bark River-Harris boys roll to an 85-45 basketball triumph over the North Dickinson Nordics. The senior cager finished with a career-high 32 points in this Skyline Central ...

Welcome back, Jabari

Wisconsin Sports

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jabari Parker waited nearly a year to get back on the court with the Milwaukee Bucks. He made an immediate impact with 12 points, including seven in the first quarter, and Giannis Antetokounmpo took it from there. Antetokounmpo made a driving layup with 1.9 seconds ...

Boys basketball: Forest Park downs Jets

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POWERS — The North Central boys’ basketball team unveiled its 2017 Class D state championship banner Friday night but Forest Park was there to crash the party. The Trojans grabbed an early lead and never looked back taking down the Jets 66-52 in a Skyline Central Conference ...

Iron County Olympian

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Olympic snowboarder Nick Baumgartner addresses students at West Iron County Public Schools on Friday in Iron River. Baumgartner, an Iron River native, is competing in his third Winter Olympics. The 2018 PyeongChang games will open Friday in South Korea’s Gangwon Province. Baumgartner’s ...

Boys basketball: Norway cruises past Stephenson

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STEPHENSON — Stephenson was ripe for the picking, and the Norway boys basketball team was more than willing to do the picking on Friday night. Norway forced a steady stream of turnovers, turned them into easy fast-break baskets and beat Stephenson 65-37 in Skyline Central Conference ...

Cougar sightings dwindle in UP

Outdoors

The rash of Wisconsin cougar reports in the past six months comes even as the Upper Peninsula has experienced somewhat of a drought of such sightings since a cougar turned up dead in a ditch in Breitung Township in February 2016. Michigan has had 35 confirmed cougar reports since 2008, all ...

Boys basketball: Eskymos hold off Flivvs

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ESCANABA — Kingsford, riding hot-handed Luke Terrian, took its best shot Friday night at the hot Escanaba Eskymos. But the Flivvers couldn’t cool off the hosts, who relied on depth, balance and a strong second half to post a 79-64 Great Northern Conference victory. Esky (12-1, 5-1 GNC) ...

Valuable fish swimming for Tip-Up Town event

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — Tagged fish in Edey Lake with values ranging up to $1,000 will spice up today’s Tip-Up Town of the U.P., sponsored by the Sagola Township’s Sportsmen’s Club. “We’ve been selling a lot of buttons,” said John Grier at Whispering Pines Outpost on M-95. The ...

Kingsford’s Olivia Allen (22) battles for a rebound against Forest Park’s Taylor Honkala (20) on Thursday.

Flivver defense topples Trojans

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KINGSFORD - It wasn’t Forest Park’s night. The Trojans (7-7) made 29 turnovers and shot 33 percent in a 55-37 loss to Kingsford on Thursday. The Flivvers 7-6), meanwhile, built their win on a fullcourt press that perplexed Forest Park throughout the night. The press either forced ...

Shorthanded Mountaineer wrestlers drop two

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HARRIS — Iron Mountain came up short on the scoreboard and in team numbers for Thursday’s high school wrestling meet. The Mountaineers bowed to Manistique, 30-24, and Bark River, 36-18. “We took seven wrestlers but by the time we got to Bark River only five were able to go,” said IM ...