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Mountaineers’ opponent carries a strong resume

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LANSING — The Iron Mountain boys basketball team will play for the MHSAA Division 3 state championship today, facing highly regarded Flint Beecher. The game tips off at 2 p.m. Central time at the Breslin Center and will be televised on Bally Sports Detroit (formally Fox Sports Detroit) ...

Flint Beecher defeats IM for Division 3 boys title

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EAST LANSING — Iron Mountain finished as runner-up in the MHSAA Division 3 boys basketball tournament, falling to Flint Beecher 75-47 in the state championship game today at the Breslin Center. Keyon Menifield Jr. scored 37 points to lead the Bucs, who won their sixth state title under ...

Avs bring back Nemeth in trade with Wings

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DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche reacquired Patrik Nemeth, trading a fourth-round pick to the Detroit Red Wings for the veteran defenseman. The teams announced the deal Friday night. Detroit received Colorado’s fourth-rounder in 2022. Nemeth spent two seasons in Colorado from 2017-19. ...

Hornets tip depleted Bucks

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Miles Bridges scored 26 points to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 127-119 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, who were playing Friday night without all five of their usual starters. The Hornets (27-24) are three games above .500 for the first time since January 2017. ...

Ice bids farewell; pace of migration picks up

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As predicted, the past week saw a number of returning birds and other animals and plants stimulated by spring. Not predicted — though not unexpected, given the 60s and even 70s of the past week — was the disappearance of ice on Six Mile Lake. In the five springs I’ve now spent ...

Doug Maes event Wednesday

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NIAGARA, Wis. — The regular season of the Wednesday night Doug Maes Bowling League at Scott’s Uptown Lanes in Niagara has been completed, with Munsons and Scott’s Uptown Lanes to compete Wednesday for the championship. Two semifinal roll-offs were held to determine finalists for the ...

Reyes homers twice, Plesac strong as Indians beat Tigers

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Franmil Reyes homered twice and Zach Plesac pitched seven dominant innings after getting an early lead to give the Cleveland Indians a 4-1 win Friday night over the Detroit Tigers, who scratched starter Julio Teheran just before the first pitch. Reyes hit a two-run homer in ...

Wisconsin youth turkey hunt April 17-18

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MADISON, Wis. — Youth hunters can experience Wisconsin turkey hunting with family before the regular season begins. The youth turkey hunt runs next weekend, before the statewide turkey opener for period A on April 21. The youth turkey hunt gives hunters under the age of 16 the opportunity ...

Big walleye caught during boundary season

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Anglers have had some luck fishing for walleye on the Michigan-Wisconsin boundary, though many of the catches are small. One angler, however, used the one-fish limit to full advantage, landing a 28-incher, said Doug Whisler at Whisler Outdoors in Florence, Wis. “We’ve ...

Mountaineers reach state finals

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EAST LANSING — Iron Mountain is headed to the MHSAA Division 3 boys basketball state championship game Saturday after defeating Schoolcraft 54-50 in overtime Thursday at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center on the Michigan State University campus. The Mountaineers (19-0) will face Flint ...

Arenado’s late HR lifts Cards

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Craig Kimbrel’s two-year journey through the wilderness appears to be over. The seven-time All-Star stuff is back. And the Chicago Cubs closer used every bit of it while finishing off the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates in a 4-2 win on Thursday to become the 12th pitcher in ...

Joseph scores 24, Pistons beat Kings 113-101

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Cory Joseph had a season-high 24 points and seven assists in his first game against his former team, Jhalil Okafor made a timely return after missing nearly two months following knee surgery, and the short-handed Detroit Pistons beat the Sacramento Kings 113-101 on ...

Lions sign safety Marlowe

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed safety Dean Marlowe, hoping he can help a defense that was one of the worst in NFL history last season. Marlowe played in 15 games last year in his third season with the Buffalo Bills. He had a career-high two interceptions along with 16 ...

Doncic, Porzingis lead Mavs over Bucks, 116-101

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DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 27 points, Kristaps Porzingis had 26 points and 17 rebounds playing on consecutive days for the first time in two months and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 116-101 on Thursday night. Porzingis scored 11 points in the fourth quarter, including ...

Cain connects twice, Brewers sack Cubs 4-2 in 10 innings

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CHICAGO (AP) — Lorenzo Cain hit his second homer of the game, a three-run shot in the 10th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Wednesday. Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff had a no-hit bid going until Ian Happ led off the seventh with a clean single. It was scoreless ...

Mountaineers advance to boys basketball final with overtime win

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EAST LANSING — Iron Mountain will play Saturday for the MHSAA Division 3 boys basketball championship after defeating Schoolcraft 54-50 in overtime Thursday at the Breslin Center. Foster Wonders led the Mountaineers with 34 points. A free throw by Ricky Brown gave Iron Mountain a four-point ...

MSU adds Tyson Walker

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State has added high-scoring guard Tyson Walker, a transfer from Northeastern. Spartans coach Tom Izzo made the announcement Wednesday, a little more than a week after sophomore guard Rocket Watts entered the transfer portal to leave the program. Walker ...

Calumet bows in semifinals

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EAST LANSING — Despite a game-high 22 points from senior guard Eli Djerf, Calumet fell to Kent City 59-53 in an MHSAA Division 3 state semifinal girls basketball game Wednesday. “ I think in some ways, the girls made some mistakes today that we weren’t accustomed to them doing, and I ...

Rochester edges Bay College in regional hoops final

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ESCANABA — So close and yet so far. The Bay College men were within a heartbeat of the Region 13 basketball title but were unable to convert on their final possession in a 66-65 loss to Rochester (Minn.) Community & Technical College in the championship game. Rochester (12-5) will ...

Mountaineers get past Ramblers

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LAKE CITY — Iron Mountain’s boys basketball team — back in the MHSAA Division 3 quarterfinals for the second time in three years — got 38 points from senior Foster Wonders to eke past McBain 53-50 Tuesday night at Lake City High School. As the game got started, McBain came out like ...