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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

Local Sports

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 ...

WIC boys stuff shorthanded Hancock

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HANCOCK — Steven Nelson scored 14 points and West Iron County downed the shorthanded Hancock Bulldogs 51-33 in West PAC boys basketball Wednesday. “We went up there and took care of business,” said WIC Coach Dan Schive. The Wykons (6-6, 4-0) held a 33-10 halftime lead. The Bulldogs, ...

Rodgers admits career may not end with Pack

Wisconsin Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wants to take the same path as Tom Brady, still flinging footballs and chasing championships at age 40. He knows he might have to leave Green Bay to do that. The 34-year-old acknowledged Thursday in an interview with The Associated ...

Poupore leads IM

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MANISTIQUE — Riley Poupore’s 26 points and 16 rebounds powered Iron Mountain past Manistique 63-29 in Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball Thursday. The Mountaineers (2-11, 1-6) rolled to a 36-15 halftime lead. “We were hungry and wanted a win,” said Coach Katelynn Johnson, ...

Norway’s fourth-quarter turns back North Central

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POWERS — Mikayla Faull, Karli Stanchina and Jaclyn Bal hit key fourth-quarter field goals as Norway held off North Central 37-31 in non-conference girls basketball Thursday. A Stanchina triple boosted Norway’s lead to 31-26 in the final minutes. “This was a good win for us,” said ...

Eagles are soaring; Patriots have Brady

National Sports

Matchups for the Super Bowl between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots: ——— When the Eagles (15-3) have the ball The Patriots must be wary of a balanced offense that tore apart Minnesota, which has a better overall defense than does New England. Forget about Nick ...

Flivvers’ Johnson sets mark

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HOUGHTON — Kingsford senior captain Hailey Johnson broke a team record Thursday in the dual swim meet with Houghton. Johnson posted a record time of 1:14.74 in the 100 breast, breaking her previous mark of 1:14.91 set Monday. She was just off her personal best in the 200 IM (2:37.89). The ...

Patriots step up, control Bobcats

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GOODMAN, Wis. — Goodman-Pembine, behind Wyatt Marcy’s 22 points, turned back Florence 61-57 in Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball Thursday. “We talked all week about the importance of this game and I was a little worried about putting too much pressure on the team,” said ...

Flivver effort sinks Eskymos 9-1

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WELLS — Things got out of control Thursday night as the Escanaba hockey team fell to Kingsford 9-1 in a game that was cut short due to the mercy rule. “We didn’t give our best effort,” said Esky coach Matt Hughes. “We had many breakdowns and many turnovers. Unfortunately, we turned ...

Madden NFL 18 predicts Patriots will win, 24-20

National Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Go ahead and take the New England Patriots to win their sixth Super Bowl title with Tom Brady to earn his fifth MVP award. Those are the predictions of EA Sports using their Madden NFL 18 simulation for Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the ...

Mountaineers rule UP High School Bowling Conference

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain boys bowling team finished with winning record and at the top of its UP High School Bowling Conference division after a doubleheader Saturday at Bowl a Rama in Escanaba. The Mountaineers bested Gladstone by 444 pins in the first meet, winning 38-2. Both Baker ...

Jets, Wolves honor those with cancer

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CARNEY — A bad second-quarter for Carney-Nadeau allowed North Central to take command and go home with a 56-50 Skyline Central Conference boys basketball victory. Carney-Nadeau wore purple jerseys instead of its usual green for a cancer awareness night. Each member of the team chose a ...

Maroons honor former coach from IM

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ScuttleBu(r)t ... Menominee honored longtime boys basketball coach Pete Pericolosi in January. The Iron Mountain grad received a couple plaques and even the Menominee mayor was on hand for a basketball game pitting the Maroons against Marquette. “I never thought I’d get to a point in ...

Kelley claims USA State title at Iowa tournament

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence Middle School wrestler Caitlyn Kelley returned from Iowa with a USA State Wrestling championship. Competing Sunday in the 88-pound Middle School Girls Division at Cedar Rapids, Kelley pinned her first opponent and majored the second 11-0 to reach the finals. ...

Cougars halt Nordic threat

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FELCH - Superior Central held off a fourth-quarter rally by North Dickinson to win 64-60 on Wednesday. The win ended a five-game losing streak for Superior Central, notching its first win since Jan. 16 against Engadine. The Cougars (6-7) led 53-42 going into the fourth before North ...

Jacobson leads Lakeland to upset

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Lakeland University women’s basketball team snapped Wisconsin Lutheran College’s 17-game winning streak Tuesday. The Muskies, with a starting lineup familiar to UP and northern Wisconsin basketball fans, downed the nationally-ranked Warriors 58-49 at the Moose & ...