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Girls basketball: Niagara beats Lena

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LENA, Wis. — Niagara weathered early foul trouble to down Lena 68-42 in M&O Conference play Monday. The unbeaten Badgers (4-0, 3-0) had three players in foul trouble in the first half, according to coach Karl Lamoreaux. “We suffered a lot of foul trouble and overcame it,” ...

Boys basketball: Forest Park downs Mid Peninsula

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ST. NICHOLAS — Forest Park found the range from outside and the Mid Peninsula boys struggled to come up with an answer in the first half as they dropped a season-opening 58-41 basketball decision to the Trojans. “I wasn’t sure how we would come out of the gates with just five ...

Irving, Celtics hold off Bucks

National Sports

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving has long admired Al Horford's skillset from afar. He's now getting to really savor all the advantages that come along with being his teammate. Irving had 19 of his 32 points in the second half, helping offset a 40-point night by Giannis Antetokounmpo as the Boston ...

Doll powers Muskies

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Maddy Doll, a senior from Florence, scored a career-best 21 points and the Lakeland University women’s basketball team shut down Milwaukee School of Engineering 56-33 Saturday at the Moose & Dona Woltzen Gymnasium. Doll made 9 of 12 shots from the field and topped ...

Kingsford checks Westwood

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford held Westwood to 14 points in the second half and rallied for a 45-40 victory in non-conference girls basketball Friday. Brooke Kriegl led the Flivvers with 16 points and Olivia Allen scored 10. Westwood led by as many as 14 in the first half and carried a 26-18 ...

Flivvs strike gold in Westwood meet

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ISHPEMING — Kingsford High School swimmers earned two gold medals in the Westwood Relays on Saturday. “Both the girls and boys teams swam really well for being early in the season,” said Flivvers coach Jim Lindstrom. “I was really pleased at the team work and effort. They are starting ...

Tough schedule awaits WIC

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IRON RIVER — West Iron County’s difficult boys basketball schedule begins tonight at Westwood. Westwood stunned the Wykons in last year’s district semifinals at Charles Greenlund Gymnasium. They travel to Forest Park on Monday, Dec. 11, for their second non-conference test. West PAC ...

Trojans worked in off-season

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Michigan’s Eight-Player Division 2 state football champions didn’t slack off when it came to basketball preparation. “I feel the team put in a lot of off season work,” said Trojans coach Chris Nocerini. “They played together all summer. Definitely can’t say they ...

Mountaineers seek extended March run

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s boys basketball regular season schedule ends on Feb. 27. The Mountaineers are assured of at least one game in March, a district test in their own gym. They’d like more. “Winning the conference is a goal, but more importantly we want to play as much ...

Last season inspires Flivvers

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford has a head start on the rest of the UP boys basketball teams. The Flivvers have been gearing up for this campaign after struggling in 2017 with 2-19 (overall) and 0-8 (Great Northern Conference) marks. They beat Westwood in the regular season and Houghton in the ...

Packers keep playoff hopes alive

Wisconsin Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Dean Lowry estimates that he could run a 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds. Watching him rumble down the field on a 62-yard fumble return for a touchdown might have felt like an eternity to fans at Lambeau Field. Lowry's score highlighted a solid effort for the Packers' ...

Jones’ TD run gives Packers 26-20 OT win

Wisconsin Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — It's hard to remember the last time that the Green Bay Packers won a game with only 84 yards passing. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers might be able to spice up the offense again soon, as long as the running game keeps churning out yards and the defense gets sacks in ...

Girls basketball: West Iron County controls Norway in 66-28 win

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NORWAY — West Iron County took control early and held on for a convincing 66-28 non-conference win against Norway on Friday. Sophomore point guard Anna Malmquist helped the Wykons (2-0) to a 10-1 run off the tipoff — she had six of those points. She finished with a game-high 15 points. ...

Goose checks in at medical center

Outdoors

Phyllis Carlson got sent on a wild goose chase this week. Really. And that cliche might be the only part of this story that is routine. As a wildlife rehabilitator, Carlson regularly gets called out to capture animals that appear to be injured or ill. But here’s the problem — these ...

Girls basketball: Badgers win 3rd straight

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara won its third straight girls basketball game, overwhelming Suring 57-27 in M & O Conference action Friday. “We moved the ball very well, shot well and played good, team defense,” said Badgers coach Karl Lamoreaux. Cassie Gill and Ki’Ercidy Hannah each ...

Girls basketball: Trojans fall to Broncos, 53-41

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HARRIS — Pressure defense and varsity experience paid off for the Bark River-Harris girls’ basketball team Friday night. The Broncos forced some early turnovers and relied on their veterans to defeat visiting Forest Park 53-41 in Skyline Central Conference action. BR-H (1-1) also used a ...

Hunters report seeing more deer

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — Deer hunters are turning their attention to the muzzleloader and late archery seasons after a firearm hunt in which deer numbers appeared to be up, even though most of the bucks were small. “At least they were seeing more deer,” said John Gaudette at Whispering Pines ...

Ohio State QB Barrett likely to play in Big Ten Championship

National Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — J.T. Barrett has seen enough Big Ten championship games from the sideline. So just six days after undergoing surgery on his injured right knee, the Ohio State quarterback is preparing to start on Saturday against No. 3 Wisconsin. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said Friday ...

Results for chronic wasting tests delayed

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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources advises hunters that, due to the delivery of testing kits being delayed by the supplier, obtaining chronic wasting disease test results will take longer than normal. This situation is not unique to Michigan; there is a national ...

Injured Packers QB Rodgers returning to practice

National Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers' return is a go. The Green Bay Packers' two-time MVP quarterback, who was placed on injured reserve after breaking his right collarbone Oct. 15 against Minnesota, is on track to practice Saturday, coach Mike McCarthy said. "He's got a workout today ...