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Ice anglers catching northern, panfish

Outdoors

— Anglers report catching northern pike on tip-ups, along with a variety of panfish, as winter zig-zags from one weather pattern to another. “Most fishing has been pretty good,” said John Grier at Whispering Pines Outpost on M-95, noting plenty of perch action at Lake Antoine. Crappies ...

Hunter pink debated in Michigan

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man has testified in support of allowing hunters to wear pink so that women can "look and feel attractive" while hunting. Drew Born submitted a memo to the House Natural Resources Committee in support of allowing pink hunting attire because he believes the ...

Boys basketball: Johnson, IM beat Westwood

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Marcus Johnson’s 34 points paced Iron Mountain in a 60-44 Mid-Peninsula Conference win over Westwood on Thursday. Johnson carved Westwood by penetrating through the lane and baselines for close shots, much of the time with defense draped all over him. The Mountaineers ...

Florence girls spill Goodman-Pembine

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence turned things around in the second half and spilled Goodman-Pembine 61-36 in Northern Lakes Conference girls basketball Thursday. The Bobcats (6-8, 5-5) struggled to a 25-21 lead at halftime. Florence coach Dave Bauer cited defense and shooting for the first-half ...

Boys basketball: Terrian’s 34 points lifts Flivvs past Marquette

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MARQUETTE — Luke Terrian’s career-high 34 points led Kingsford past Marquette 80-63 in Great Northern Conference action Thursday. “Luke was an absolute load underneath the basket,” said Kingsford coach Dan Olkkonen, noting the 6-foot-2 junior had 23 points in the first half with two ...

Girls basketball: Florence downs Patriots, 61-36

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence turned things around in the second half and spilled Goodman-Pembine 61-36 in Northern Lakes Conference girls basketball Thursday. The Bobcats (6-8, 5-5) struggled to a 25-21 lead at halftime. Florence coach Dave Bauer cited defense and shooting for the first-half ...

Hockey: Kingsford beats Marquette in OT

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MARQUETTE — Even if the odds don’t appear to be in your favor in a hockey game, you can still come out as the hero. That was the case for Kingsford forward Pete Ropiak during overtime on Thursday night. After a shot was blocked in the Marquette zone, Ropiak took off with the puck toward ...

Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis steps down

National Sports

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis has stepped down in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. Hollis has been in the job for 10 years. He announced his retirement on Friday, two days after Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon stepped down ...

Boys basketball: Broncos hold off Norway, 58-53

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NORWAY — Bark River-Harris opened up a wide lead in the third quarter and held off Norway’s comeback in a 58-53 win on Wednesday. The Broncos (6-4) came out shooting hot in the third quarter and expanded a 13-point lead to 19 points. A mix of inside and outside shooting spurred BR-H to a ...

Girls basketball: Forest Park spills Mountaineers

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park reached .500 for the first time this season but needed to battle Iron Mountain to the end to achieve that mark Wednesday. Sophomore Dalas Loehr scored 18 points including five in the fourth quarter to send the Lady Trojans past the scrappy Mountaineers 52-45 in ...

MSU inquiry reminds some of Penn State

National Sports

Lack of institutional control. A failure to protect its athletes from harm. The NCAA's so-called death penalty. Those punishments and more are being suggested by critics as apt sanctions for Michigan State, where disgraced doctor Larry Nassar was employed as he sexually abused girls and young ...

Jones, Thome, Guerrero, Hoffman elected to Hall

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NEW YORK (AP) — Over 600 home runs. More than 600 saves. A .300 career average. In the age of baseball analytics, there's still room in the Hall of Fame for big, round numbers you can count on. Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman were rewarded Wednesday, easily ...

Predator Quest begins Feb. 2

Outdoors

FELCH — The 2018 Dickinson County Predator Quest will take place Friday, Feb. 2, through Sunday, Feb. 11. Hosted by Solberg’s Bar & Supper Club in Felch, it offers two divisions — hunting and trapping — and cash prizes totaling $2,800. First place in each division is ...

Lessons, ski races Saturday at Keyes Peak in Florence

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Thanks to a donation of time by the Granite Peak Ski Team coaching staff from Wausau, Wis., Keyes Peak is again offering lessons and racing for skiers ages 6 through 17 on Saturday. The cost is $10, or a maximum of $20 per family. This is an opportunity for students of all ...

Trappers make final plans for annual youth workshop

Outdoors

HERMANSVILLE — U.P. Trappers District 3 has announced the topics and times of the demonstrations for its 13th annual workshop for beginning trappers. The event will be Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Community Center in Hermansville. It starts at 8 a.m. and ends after all the youth have ...

Ski marathon this weekend in Marquette

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MARQUETTE — The Noquemanon Ski Marathon will celebrate its 20th anniversary this weekend and race organizers are looking forward to great conditions. A new finish line will be utilized this year at the “Log Yard,” about 2.5 miles west of the Northern Michigan University Superior ...

Panel wants stepped-up fight against deer illness

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An advisory panel is calling for stepped-up efforts to prevent the spread of a deadly disease among Michigan deer. The Chronic Wasting Disease Working Group recently presented a set of recommendations to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission, a policymaking group ...

DNR re-opens snowmobile trail bridge in Marquette County

Outdoors

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has re-opened a bridge along Trail No. 8 in Marquette County, clearing travel along a section of the main east-west snowmobile connector route in the Upper Peninsula. The DNR closed the bridge in mid-December after discovering a ...

Baumgartner makes 3rd Winter Olympics

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Iron River’s Nick Baumgartner has earned a third trip to the Winter Olympics. Baumgartner, who competed in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, got the word Tuesday that he made the US team in snowboardcross. “I am extremely excited to post that the US Ski & Snowboard Team has chosen ...

Hockey: Houghton comes back to beat Flivvers, 4-3

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Houghton's Dawson Mckay controlled a bouncing puck and skated it up the right wing against Kingsford on Tuesday night. When he got to the slot, he released a quick shot using a defenseman as a screen that beat Kingsford goaltender Evan Hedtke and completed the Gremlins' ...