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Wykon freshman wins long jump

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EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — West Iron County freshman Avery Bociek won the long jump in the Northland Pines Invitational track and field meet. Bociek reached 14-feet-11.5 in capturing the long jump. She also placed third in the 1600-meter run (6:13.02). In the 11-school meet, WIC girls placed ...

West Iron County athletic director honored

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West Iron County’s Mike Berutti has been named athletic director of the year. In his 15th year with the Wykons, UP Athletic Directors Association recognized Berutti “for his outstanding contributions in the administration of athletics to his school and community.” Berutti, an Iron ...

Bobcats stage rally, shade Knights 6-5

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FLORENCE, Wis. - A three-run triple by Kendra Milan in the bottom of the sixth inning propelled Florence to a 6-5 win over Norway on Friday. The Bobcats trailed 4-1 entering the sixth before Milan’s blast to the right-field fence tied the game. An error and an RBI single by Bailey Apfel ...

Former Knights athlete remains competitive

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Jacey Bal, Norway High School’s top female athlete for 2015, missed playing sports after heading off to college. A radiologic science student at Bellin College can’t find softball, basketball or volleyball. “I grew up around sports and have played them all my life,” Bal said. “As ...

IMHS strikes early, blanks Three Lakes

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KINGSFORD — Iron Mountain wasted no time in scoring and blanked Three Lakes, Wis., 6-0 to launch the high school girls soccer season Friday at Commemorative Field. “I could not of asked for a better start to a season and a game,” said new Mountaineer head coach Steve Hodgins. “Regan ...

Secondary first for Packers

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers prioritized the secondary first in the NFL draft. Josh Jackson is joining a revamped cornerback group after the Packers took the Iowa junior with the 45th overall pick in the second round on Friday night. Jackson led the nation with eight ...

Cubs edge Brewers

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CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish pitched up to the Chicago Cubs' expectations. The $126 million free agent addition bounced back from a pair of poor outings to allow only an unearned run over six innings in a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. "This is certainly a confidence booster ...

‘Vacation’ with a view

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I’ve had a relatively lovely week observing and photographing wildlife at Six Mile Lake, in a “vacation” that was not by choice. Earlier this month, I tried crossing the icy dirt road from a neighbor’s home and failed miserably, ending up on my back with a right ankle that got bent ...

Mountaineers, Flivvers split

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IRON MOUNTAIN - Kingsford held off Iron Mountain 10-4 in the second game of a doubleheader to secure a split on Thursday. The Flivvers scored twice in the top of the first and added three more runs in the third for a controlling 5-1 lead. Kingsford added two runs in the fifth and held off a ...

IMHS boys capture Niagara Invitational

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Iron Mountain’s Charlie Gerhard collected four firsts and the Mountaineers outscored Norway 149-131 to win the Niagara Invitational boys track and field meet Thursday at Ropele Field. Gerhard won the 110 and 300 hurdles, and high jump along with participating in the 1600 ...

Flivvers dominate Maroons

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KINGSFORD — Field events sparked Kingsford’s boys past Menominee 87-45 in boys track and field Thursday at Flivver Field. Olivia Allen had two of Kingsford’s 11 firsts in the 100 and 400-meter dashes as the Flivver girls downed the Maroons 89-39. “We were very happy to get outside ...

Dealing Packers take Louisville cornerback

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Packers drafted what they needed most: a cornerback. But what Green Bay also got by selecting Louisville’s Jaire Alexander at No. 18 overall on Thursday night is a skilled defender and kick returner. “We think he’s versatile,” Packers director of ...

Lions bolster O-line, pick Arkansas center

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ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have spent a lot of time and money trying to improve their offensive line. Frank Ragnow represents the latest investment. “It starts up front,” Lions general manager Bob Quinn said. “That’s kind of what we believe in.” Detroit drafted the ...

‘Bash’ names stars

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IRONWOOD - Last year’s Kiwanis Border Bash all-star basketball game wasn’t going to be easy to top, not with members of the three-time state champion North Central boys team filling the Lindquist Center gym and leading Northern Michigan to a victory. “That’s what everybody was telling ...

Giannis, Bucks beat Celtics 97-86 to force Game 7

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo asserted himself in the biggest game of his budding career with his team on the brink of playoff elimination. Now it’s on to Game 7 for the Milwaukee Bucks. Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 14 rebounds and the Bucks pulled away late to beat the Boston ...

Flivvs sweep singles, down Maroons 7-1

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford swept singles in straight sets and defeated Gladstone 7-1 in boys tennis Thursday. Brett Hicks, Nick McCole, Ethan Fox and Caleb Boone all won in two sets. “Brett continues to be a solid player and unshakable (at No. 1 singles),” said Kingsford Coach John ...

Grand slam homer helps Bobcats hold off Badgers

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Kendra Milan hit a third-inning grand slam home run and Florence held off Niagara 12-10 in non-conference softball Thursday at Riverside Park. Bobcats freshman pitcher Sidney Tomczak scattered eight hits with five strikeouts and five walks in her high school debut. Tomczak ...

Bobcats, Tigers play to 11-11 draw

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to produce an 11-11 tie with Gillett in non-conference baseball Thursday at Red Johnson Field. The season-opening game was declared a draw due to darkness. Florence held a 5-1 lead in the third inning when ...

Cubs tip Crew 1-0

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CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks figured he was in great shape when he started throwing his fastball exactly where he wanted it to go. Hendricks outpitched Chase Anderson with seven crisp innings, and the Chicago Cubs stopped Milwaukee’s eight-game win streak with a 1-0 victory over the ...