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Field standouts back for West Iron County

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IRON RIVER — West Iron County’s track season continues Thursday at Eagle River, Wis. The Wykons opened the season last week in the Ishpeming Invitational at the Superior Dome. Today’s WIC Invitational has been postponed. Coach Kristi Berutti’s WIC girls, with Rachael Tefft winning ...

Forest Park counting on seniors, returning athletes

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park’s track and field turnout this spring shows 15 athletes with experience from last year. “We have better numbers overall this year with the boys’ numbers up from the past few years,” said girls coach Kurt Anderson. “We were pleased to see how many return ...

MSU kept ties to coach accused of sexual abuse

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CHICAGO (AP) — Michigan State University, already reeling from the scandal involving a gymnastics doctor who molested young athletes, has maintained ties to a prominent volleyball coach for decades after he was publicly accused in 1995 of sexually abusing and raping six underage girls he ...

Tigers recall outfielder Gerber

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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have designated right-hander Drew VerHagen for assignment and recalled outfielder Mike Gerber from Triple-A Toledo. VerHagen is 0-1 with a 6.30 ERA in nine relief appearances this season. He took the loss Sunday against Kansas City, walking two of the three ...

Pro wrestling to back Blast

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AURORA, Wis. — UP Arctic Blast and Under The Lights Entertainment will host a professional wrestling event Saturday at the NWTC Fitness Center Gym. Proceeds will go toward equipment and fees to keep the UP Arctic Blast football team in operation throughout the season. Those wishing to ...

Obituary: Davey Nelson

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Davey Nelson, a Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster and former All-Star infielder who also coached in the majors, has died. He was 73. The Brewers say Nelson died Monday after a long illness.

Spring sports schedule revised

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The sunny weather may look suitable for spring sports but some of the area fields are still not ready. Following schools contacted The Daily News with schedule adjustments: FLORENCE Track and Field — Today’s Bobcat Invitational has been cancelled. Softball/baseball — The Bobcats will ...

Newcomers capture Norway Spring Classic

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NORWAY — Brittany Richard of Garden and Neal Collick of Negaunee made their first appearance Saturday in the 38th annual Norway Spring Classic. They intend to return after dominating the 10K distance races on a sun-splashed morning. “I love this. This is fun,” said Richard, a former ...

UP Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet tickets on sale

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ESCANABA - Tickets are available for the 47th annual Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet Saturday, May 12, at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris. Tickets are $30 per person for the meal and reception and must be purchased by May 9. Tickets will not be for sale at the ...

Young Niagara golf team shows promise

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Six golfers comprise the 2018 Niagara High School roster. Three letter-winners are senior Josh Goudreau, a three-year player; junior Cole Brown, two-year player; and sophomore Brooke Schwedersky. Newcomers to the team are sophomore Brady Steinbrecher, freshman Julia Brown ...

Storm feature larger track roster

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FLORENCE, Wis. — The numbers are up and so are the prospects for the Northwoods Storm track and field program. The Florence-Niagara co-op contains 49 athletes — 26 girls and 23 boys. “We’re looking forward to our co-op program,” said co-head coaches Karen Harrison and Joe Trudeau. ...

NLY swimmers break pool marks

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Hailey Johnson and Adelaide McRoberts set Northern Lights YMCA Swim Team pool records during this month’s Midwest Regional meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center. The meet attracted over 1,000 swimmers from 10 Midwest states. NLY placed 22nd out of the 74 ...

Flivvers begin boys tennis season

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MENOMINEE — Kingsford, playing the Yooper Classic boys tennis tournament under a revised format, opened the season Friday. With only four indoor courts available instead of eight, the Flivvers played against Westwood and Gladstone. Each singles and doubles played 45-minute matches. “It ...

‘Shoot For A Cause’ clay event to support SportsFaith, FCA

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LITTLE SUAMICO, Wis. — Clear Mission Networking’s third annual Shoot For A Cause will be held Thursday, May 3, at Little Creek Lodge. The clay shooting fundraiser will benefit SportsFaith and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. “SportsFaith's mission is to share the stories of athletes ...

Historic Boston Marathon has area runners

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ScuttleBu(r)t ... Three local runners were a part of Boston Marathon history on Monday. Lower Michigan resident Desiree Linden became the first US woman since 1985 to win the Boston Marathon. She was clocked in 2 hours, 39 minutes, 54 seconds. Iron Mountain’s Katie Ross (4:34.42) also ...

Caitlyn Kelley wins 4th state wrestling title

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By BURT ANGELI Sports Writer FLORENCE, Wis. — Caitlyn Kelley won her fourth state title in five years and Florence Youth Wrestling earned two more awards in last month’s Wisconsin Youth Folkstyle Tournament in Madison. In order to qualify for the state tournament, wrestlers had to ...

Pro wrestling show to back Arctic Blast football

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AURORA, Wis. — UP Arctic Blast and Under The Lights Entertainment will host a professional wrestling event Saturday, April 28, at the NWTC Fitness Center Gym. Proceeds will go toward equipment and fees to keep the UP Arctic Blast football team in operation throughout the season. Arctic ...

Central UP Football League to hold registration May 5th and 8th

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Central UP Youth Football League will hold registration for the upcoming season for all current fourth through seventh-grade students in the area. Players can register on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to noon or on Tuesday, May 8, from 5 p.m. to 7. Registration sites are ...

Kingsford’s Fortner drafted by North Iowa

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MASON CITY, Iowa – North Iowa’s draft class will not be a big one in 2018, but it’s safe to say the Bulls got the guy they wanted. Kingsford High School forward Daunte Fortner went to the Bulls with the 34th overall pick in Wednesday’s draft in a class of one for the three-time North ...

Ex-Packer Ahman Green avoids jail; abuse charge dismissed

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green avoided jail time under a plea agreement in which a felony child-abuse charge was dismissed. He was sentenced to 18 months of probation. The 41-year-old Green on Thursday pleaded no contest to criminal damage to ...