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Hansen living out a dream; on PGA staff for the 2020 Ryder Cup

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2015 Norway High School graduate Austin Hansen has been interested in golf since he was old enough to play it. The four -time Norway High School golf MVP went on to play collegiately at Lakeland University in Sheboygan, Wis. graduating in 2018. Hansen, who is the son of Rick Hansen of Powers ...

Winter sports will start on time, MHSAA says

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan high school winter sports will start on time in November. Face coverings are required for athletes practicing and competing in basketball, competitive cheer, ice hockey and wrestling, the Michigan High School Athletic Association said Friday. They are ...

Bobcats fall to Rebels, 14-6

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WABENO, Wis. — Florence was unable to overcome a 14-0 halftime deficit and fell to Laona-Wabeno 14-6 in Northern Lakes Conference eight-player football Friday. Playing on a snow-covered field, the Bobcats couldn’t generate much offense other than a 42-yard touchdown run by Evan Johnson in ...

Sterns has clear priority for 2021 season

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MILWAUKEE — There are many plausible excuses for why the Milwaukee Brewers failed to achieve a .500 record in the condensed 60-game regular season and meekly dropped two games to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the expanded playoffs, most of which had to do with their dismal offense. Leadoff ...

Fully stocked feeders help resident birds, migrants

Outdoors

Bird migrations often seem to go that the first ones back in the spring are the last to leave in the fall. This year is proving to be no exception. Long gone are the flashy orioles, tanagers, warblers and other species that normally won’t return until May, at the earliest. Now, the ...

Army-Navy game in December moves from Philly to West Point

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By The Associated Press The Army-Navy football game in December has been moved from Philadelphia to West Point because of attendance limits placed on outdoor events in Pennsylvania. By playing the game on Army's home field in New York, the entire Brigade of Midshipmen and Corps of Cadets ...

Mertz, No. 14 Wisconsin rout Illinois 45-7 in Big Ten opener

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Graham Mertz threw five touchdown passes to match the Wisconsin record in a commanding first career start and the No. 14 Badgers beat Illinois 45-7 on Friday night to open the pandemic-delayed Big Ten football season. Mertz set a school record for completion percentage ...

Persistent anglers landing bass, pike

Outdoors

Poor weather has kept anglers off the water across the region, while archery deer hunters were reporting more deer movement but continued to be selective. More rain and snow is expected Sunday. Although it should turn drier after that, high temperatures may only reach into the upper 30s at ...

Wisconsin suspends phone ordering of park passes

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MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will suspend phone ordering of 2020 annual vehicle admission stickers starting Monday. Online and property-based sales of 2020 annual stickers continue to be available. With the availability of online annual vehicle admission ...

Suspect located after social media posting, hotline complaint

Outdoors

A sampling of field reports from Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers in the Upper Peninsula: Sept. 20 to Oct. 3 DISTRICT 1 Conservation Officer Zach Painter received a Report All Poaching complaint involving a video posted on social media of a subject ...

Badgers advance to sectional final with sweep of Florence

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By MATT “SWEETS” McCARTHY Sports Writer NIAGARA, Wis. — A long time rivalry was renewed Thursday night, as No. 2 seed Niagara hosted No. 3 seed Florence in a WIAA girls volleyball sectional semifinal. The Lady Badgers defeated the LadyCats in straight sets (25-14, 25-18, 25-21) in ...

Big Ten might see sloppy play to start

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By The Associated Press The Big Ten will start playing football at what normally would be midseason. Don’t expect the teams to be in midseason form. The pandemic limited or eliminated most spring practices across the country. Positive COVID-19 tests and precautions, along with ...

Forest Park football canceled tonight

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park’s scheduled football game tonight at Ontonagon-Ewen has been canceled, due to a possible coronavirus exposure in the host school district. Ontonagon-Ewen has forfeited the game, school officials said.

World Series notes: Wood’s role in LA

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alex Wood has experience starting in the World Series for the Dodgers. While in a different role now, the left-hander could be an intriguing option if Los Angeles needs another starter in this Fall Classic. “When you get to this point in the year, all bets are off. ...

Grayvold Jr. captures title in one-man scramble at Oak Crest

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NORWAY TOWNSHIP — A one-man scramble tournament was held at Oak Crest Golf Club in Norway on Oct. 10. Forty-five golfers participated in the one day, 27-hole tournament. John Grayvold Jr. edged out Nick Markell by one stroke, 91 to 92, for the championship. The rest of the flight ...

Wykons sweep Forest Park

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Cross- county rivals squared off Tuesday night, as Forest Park hosted West Iron in non-conference volleyball at the Eddie Chambers Memorial Gymnasium in Crystal Falls. The visiting Wykons defeated Forest Park 3-0 (25-22, 25-13, 25-19). “It was a frustrating night for us. ...

Forest Park volleyball downs Mustangs, 3-1

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CRYSTAL FALLS — In Skyline Central Conference volleyball action Monday night, Forest Park defeated Munising 3-1 (24-26, 25-17, 25-13, 25-11). “The first set was one we would like to erase from our memory. We had a 19-6 lead and allowed Munising to climb their way back and win the set,” ...