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Gussert, MSU sweep New Orleans

Local Sports

NEW ORLEANS — Michigan State women’s basketball completed a sweep of the New Orleans Shootout on Friday. The Spartans (10-3) downed Mississippi Valley State 83-64 on Friday after upsetting No. 22 South Florida 83-73 on Thursday. Crystal Falls’ Lexi Gussert had eight points and two ...

Karen Kunkel: USOEC director, pro baseball player

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — Negaunee native Karen Violetta Kunkel — a trailblazer in women’s sports who was a vital force in bringing U.S. Olympic training to the Upper Peninsula — passed away recently. She was 83. Kunkel was a professional athlete, a professor, an administrator, a movie adviser, a ...

Hall extends hockey streak to 11

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson Amateur Hockey Association’s Hall Orthodontics 14U continued their hot streak over the weekend. Hall extended a consecutive games winning streak to 11 by defeating Appleton 5-2 and 4-3 and the Fox Valley Blades 3-2 and 7-5. Carter Kreski scored eight goals in ...

Gravel battles disease in return to LA Kings

Local Sports

LOS ANGELES — Over the summer, while the rest of his teammates were skating and building up their conditioning in advance of the upcoming season, Kingsford’s Kevin Gravel knew something wasn’t quite right with his body. He was heading in the opposite direction: workouts had left him ...

Pine grosbeak

Outdoors

Appropriate for the season with the male’s red coloring, pine grosbeaks have shown up in the region in recent weeks. These are not uncommon birds but can be hit-or-miss each year depending on the winter and food supplies to the north, their usual range. This appears to be a good ...

Coleman’s first-half sinks Florence

Local Sports

COLEMAN — Coleman exploded for 60 first-half points and defeated Florence 93-51 in non-conference boys basketball Friday. The Bobcats (3-4) trailed 60-26 at halftime. “Coleman was an eye opener for our young crew,” said Florence Coach Bryan Bomberg. “We’ll go back to work and get ...

Bluegills biting; teen lands big northern through the ice

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — Anglers were stocking up for holiday weekend ice fishing, with good reports coming in on bluegills. “We’re selling a lot of bait,” said John Grier at Whispering Pines Outpost in Breitung Township. “Mostly waxworms and minnows.” A 13-year-old angler pulled a ...

Mountaineers upend undefeated Westwood

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain High School boys bowling team took care of business at home Saturday. The Mountaineers thumped previously undefeated Westwood 36-4 at Recreation Lanes. “We only get one home meet a season, so we have to make it count,” said Coach Pete Tomassoni. “After ...

Bucks finish strong to beat Hornets

Wisconsin Sports

MILWAUKEE (AP) — With Dwight Howard going out early, Kemba Walker did his best to give the Charlotte Hornets a chance to grab a road victory against the Milwaukee Bucks. But when Walker went down with an apparent injury late in the fourth quarter, the Bucks capitalized, closing on a 9-0 run ...

Hockey: Flivvers hang on to beat Marquette, 3-2

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford rallied with two quick goals in the second period to grab momentum and beat Marquette 3-2 on Thursday. The Flivvers (6-1) fell to a 2-0 deficit after the Redmen (4-4) scored in the final seconds of the first period and then three minutes into the second period. ...

Sportscaster Dick Enberg found dead at home at age 82

National Sports

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dick Enberg, the longtime sportscaster who got his big break with UCLA basketball and went on to call Super Bowls, Olympics, Final Fours and Angels and Padres baseball games, died Thursday. He was 82. Engberg's daughter, Nicole, confirmed the death to The Associated Press. ...

Packers forced into spoiler’s role

Wisconsin Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. — If the Minnesota Vikings have their way, they won’t have to take another road trip after this weekend, even in the playoffs. For an opportunity for that to happen, the NFC North champions need to finish out the last two weeks of the regular season with victories over ...

Girls basketball: Marquette sinks late FTs to beat Kingsford

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — Marquette converted 11 of 16 fourth-quarter free throws and held off Kingsford 62-50 in Great Northern Conference girls basketball Thursday. The Flivvers (3-4, 0-1) recovered from a slow start to play the Redettes even for the rest of the game. “They jumped on us pretty hard ...

Girls basketball: Niagara beats STAA

Local Sports

MARINETTE, Wis. — St. Thomas Aquinas Academy keeps inching closer and closer to its first M&O Conference victory of the season. The Cavalettes, who had Coleman on the ropes last week, gave Niagara everything it could handle on Thursday, but the Badgers size proved to be too much as they ...

Boys basketball: Wykons take lead in 3rd, beat Flivvs

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KINGSFORD — West Iron County outlasted Kingsford 56-46 in a non-conference game on Thursday. The Wykons (3-1, 2-0 West PAC) were led by Steven Nelson’s triple-double with 17 points, 19 rebounds and 12 blocks. West Iron was behind after the first quarter and at the half, but the ...

Boys basketball: Stephenson limits Nordics in 59-37 win

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FELCH — North Dickinson built a first-half lead but Stephenson took over in the second half for a 59-37 Skyline Central Conference boys basketball win Thursday. The Nordics (1-4, 1-2) carried a 23-17 lead into the second half. “It was a tale of two halves for us,” said Nordics coach ...

Barr thriving for Vikes while bracing for Packer-fan hate

Wisconsin Sports

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Anthony Barr has scrolled through the social media hate messages directed at him from disgruntled fans of Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. One of them even arrived in the mail . When Barr and the Vikings visit Green Bay on Saturday night, the three-time Pro Bowl ...

Police respond to emergency situation at Lambeau Field

Wisconsin Sports

GREEN BAY — Multiple law enforcement and emergency agencies converged at Lambeau Field after an incident Friday afternoon. The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports police had cordoned off the southern end of the stadium parking lot where multiple cars were damaged. Two people who work in the ...