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MSU advances in WNIT

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EAST LANSING - Shay Colley’s layup with less than two seconds left lifted the Michigan State women’s basketball team over Toledo 68-66 Monday in the second round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. MSU (19-13) advances to the third round, where the Spartans will play at South ...

Badgers to hold fund-raiser

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Nearly all of the tickets have been sold for the Niagara Badgers basketball team fund-raiser. “It’s going very well,” said of the fund-raiser that will benefit both the boys and girls basketball programs. The event will culminate with a meat lottery on Saturday, ...

NMU swimmer wins nationals

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Sophomore Rachel Helm won a national championship for a second straight year at the NCAA Division II Championships women’s swimming and diving meet. After winning the 100-yard backstroke title in 2017, Helm took the 200 back championship on Saturday, the fourth and ...

Marquette vs. Penn St.

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andrew Rowsey scored 29 points and dished out nine assists and Marquette had its highest-scoring output of the season in a 101-92 victory over Oregon on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals of the NIT. Markus Howard made four 3-pointers and scored 18 points for Marquette ...

Yanks-BoSox to London in ’19

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NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is working to finalize a two-game series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox at London’s Olympic Stadium on June 29-30 in 2019, the sport’s first regular-season games in Europe. ... Alex Rodriguez thinks the New York Yankees’ ...

Cavs, Lebron top Bucks

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CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James made certain another news-filled day ended with his own headline. James scored 40 points as part of his third triple-double in four games and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 124-117 on Monday night as coach Tyronn Lue began his leave of absence ...

Dickinson Conservation tree sale focuses on mast

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Folks may wonder why the Dickinson Conservation District sells not only native trees but also shrubs, berries and many apple trees at its annual tree sale. It’s all about the mast. Mast-producing trees and shrubs provide many benefits for wildlife, humans and the ...

Trees program offers seedlings

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EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — A tradition since 1945, Trees For Tomorrow announces the arrival of four types of tree seedlings available now for pre-purchase. TFT originally offered two seedlings for every tree cut in support of the war effort. The purpose was to encourage land owners to plant trees ...

No. 11 Syracuse eliminates Michigan State

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DETROIT (AP) — Syracuse barely got into the NCAA Tournament, getting the 68th and final spot. The Orange have earned the right to keep playing in college basketball's showcase. And, no one will be excited about facing that zone defense. Tyus Battle had 17 points, Oshae Brissett scored 15, ...

Chassell falls to Lenawee Christian in Class D finals

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GRAND RAPIDS — The tears flowed as expected — that’s what happens when high school seasons and careers end for athletes. But with their runner-up medals around their necks,the Chassell Panthers managed to force a smile as they posed for their portrait photo before receiving the ...

Huskies beat Wildcats, repeat as WCHA champs

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MARQUETTE — There was a gripping plot: two rival schools, located just 98 miles apart and playing for a conference title and an NCAA tournament bid. There were the necessary parallels to build intrigue — a pair of first-year head coaches trying to prove themselves while guiding newly ...

Superior Timing receives ATOM appreciation award

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CLARE — Superior Timing of Marquette was presented with a special appreciation award by the Association of Track Officials of Michigan. Superior Timing, owned by Sam Graci Sr. and his son Sam, received the award during ATOM’s recent mid-winter clinic in Clare. “The award is given ...

Quotable coach award locked up

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ScuttleBu(r)t ... May be time to retire the Paul Miller/John Ostermann Most Quotable Coach Award. West Iron County’s Dan Schive turned in another gem after the Wykons bowed to Iron Mountain in the Class C district finals. In saluting his four seniors while talking to Gary and Don on ...

Oilers returning for 80th Gold Medal

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HERMANSVILLE — Crystal Falls McNeil Oilers will be participating in the 80th Gold Medal Classic. Tournament director Raymond Bray said the Oilers will be joined by other longtime entries. “The Stephenson Strollers have entered the Classic for the 80th time,” said Bray. “They will be ...

UW-Green Bay women upset

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Defensive intensity triggered the kind of offensive avalanche that Minnesota coach Marlene Stollings has come to expect. All it took was for Kenisha Bell to get the Golden Gophers rolling downhill. Bell scored 24 of her 26 points in the second half to lead No. 10 seed ...

Packers sign CB to offer sheet

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller to an offer sheet, a person familiar with the situation said Friday. Fuller is the Bears' transition player, and the tag gives Chicago five days to match the offer. The person spoke to The Associated ...

Pace of migration soon to pick up

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This area remains relatively quiet in terms of early spring migration, not surprising considering most lakes in the region remain locked in ice. The first pair of Canada geese I’ve seen this year showed up Wednesday on Six Mile Creek, which is mostly open water thanks to the recent string ...

ORV instructor training rescheduled to summer

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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has rescheduled its training academies for candidates interested in serving as instructors for the off-road vehicle safety education program. The academies now will be conducted in July and August, as opposed to the originally ...

Panfish bite improves

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Most lakes still have lots of ice and anglers were taking advantage of a pleasant weekend to try their luck. “A lot of guys are planning to get out now,” said John Grier at Whispering Pines Outpost on M-95. A perch measuring 15 and 3/8 inches continues to lead ...

Chassell beats Waterford Our Lady, makes state final

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GRAND RAPIDS — At first, the narrative played out as scripted. Oh, you know the one: a little UP school comes down to the state semifinals and is overwhelmed by a bigger, more athletic parochial school. It didn’t happen to Chassell. The Panthers (26-1) overcame a nine-point halftime ...