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North Central wins football state championship, 70-48

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BRIGHTON, Mich. -- North Central got four touchdowns apiece from quarterback Luke Gorzinski and running back Wyatt Raab as the Jets defeated Portland St. Patrick, 70-48, in the MHSAA Division 2 eight-player state championship game Saturday afternoon at the Legacy Center in Brighton. "I am so ...

Brady vs Rodgers, possibly Mahomes vs Allen in title games

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Tom Brady will take on Aaron Rodgers in a matchup of quarterback legends in the NFC title game. The AFC championship could feature two of the top young QBs if Patrick Mahomes is healthy enough to start for Kansas City against Buffalo's Josh Allen. An enticing final four in the NFL was set ...

Rodgers leads Packers into title game with 32-18 win vs Rams

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Don't tell Aaron Rodgers the lack of capacity crowds in a pandemic will limit the Green Bay Packers' home-field advantage in the NFC championship game. He's been waiting too long for this moment to have any such negative thoughts. Rodgers threw two touchdown passes ...

Bobcats thump Badgers

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Florence cruised past Niagara 79-39 in non-conference boys basketball Friday, led by Patrick Milan’s 23 points. The Bobcats also got 16 points apiece from Evan Johnson and Dominic DeMuri. Milan posted a double-double, grabbing a team-leading 10 rebounds. “A few things ...

Ravens’ season ends with Jackson in locker room, 17-3 loss

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A season in which the Baltimore Ravens overcame a long list of obstacles to reach the playoffs ended with their star quarterback stuck in the locker room during the fourth quarter and the rest of the team shuffling off the field to join him after a disheartening 17-3 defeat. The Ravens and ...

Jets’ new coach is NMU grad

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MARQUETTE — Former Northern Michigan University great Robert Saleh was named head coach of the NFL’s New York Jets, as announced by the team late Thursday. Saleh played tight end for the Wildcats from 1998-2002 while earning a business degree in finance. He went on to coach at various ...

Norway girls ski to first-place finish at Pine Mountain

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BREITUNG TOWNSHIP — Norway High School’s ski teams held a four-school home alpine race at Pine Mountain on Thursday, with the Norway girls claiming a team victory. Marquette, Houghton and Ironwood joined Norway in the event. Norway put on a double race in one day that included four timed ...

Niagara girls fall to Coleman

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COLEMAN, Wis. — Niagara rallied after a slow start but it wasn’t enough to overcome Coleman in a 77-49 M & O Conference loss Friday. The Cougars, who improved to 8-1 in the conference and 10-2 overall, led 38-9 at halftime. Josie Rock led Niagara with 22 points — 21 of them coming ...

Christmas Bird Count lists 34 species

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Unexpected raptors provided several highlights for local participants in the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count that took place Dec. 19. A golden eagle, rough-legged hawk and sharp-shinned hawk were among the noteworthy sightings, said Phyllis Carlson, coordinator of ...

Trice’s big second half lifts No. 9 Wisconsin

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — D’Mitrik Trice had 13 points and five assists and turned in a strong second half to lead No. 9 Wisconsin past Rutgers 60-54 on Friday night. Trice scored eight points and assisted on another basket in a 12-0 run that gave Wisconsin a 54-44 lead with 4:19 to ...

Bucks survive Mavs

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton made a couple of huge 3-pointers and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame poor free-throw shooting to snap the Dallas Mavericks’ four-game winning streak. Middleton scored eight points of his 25 points in the final 2 1/2 minutes of the Bucks’ 112-109 victory ...

Brewers ink 1-year contracts

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers avoided going to arbitration with pitchers Josh Hader and Brandon Woodruff by agreeing to one-year contracts with the former All-Stars. Hader signed for $6,675,000 while Woodruff agreed to a $3,275,000 deal. The Brewers don’t have any arbitration ...

Free fishing in Wisconsin

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IRON MOUNTAIN — It’s free fishing weekend in Wisconsin, a great time to discover the fun of winter outings without needing a license. Anglers can fish any water bodies in the state where there is an open season. All other regulations apply, such as limits on the number and size of fish ...

DNR seeks to fill vacancies on UP advisory panels

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is soliciting applications for open volunteer positions on both the Eastern and Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Councils. The councils are designed to advise the DNR on regional programs and policies, identify areas in ...

North Central carries strong resume into finals

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POWERS — After a football season that began Aug. 10, the North Central Jets will travel across the Mackinac Bridge today. They'll do so to complete their journey to the 8-player state championship game. North Central (10-0), will take on Portland St. Patrick (10-0) on Saturday afternoon ...

Millan cans 36 in Florence girls’ OT victory

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ELCHO, Wis. — Florence freshman point guard Isabella Millan canned a game-high and season-high 36 points and snared a team-high 13 rebounds as the LadyCats eked past Elcho 55-54 in overtime here Thursday night in Northern Lakes Conference action. “Elcho was double- teaming Bella (Millan) ...

MHSAA provides winter sports update

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EAST LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Representative Council approved a plan on Thursday, for adjusting schedules for the five winter “contact” sports. Those sports may begin non-contact activities Saturday, but not full practice and competition until Feb. 1 ...

LA’s defense to test ‘lights out’ Rodgers

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No NFL team scored more points during the regular season than the Green Bay Packers. Nobody has played better defense than the Los Angeles Rams. That sets up an intriguing showdown of strength vs. strength when MVP favorite Aaron Rodgers and the Packers (13-3) host All-Pro defensive tackle ...

Flivvers set practice times

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KINGSFORD — Director of Athletics for Breitung Township Schools Chris Hartman announced on Thursday the winter sports practice schedules and practice locations. Winter sports are getting a late start due to coronavirus restrictions set forth by the governor. The starting dates are: ...

Calumet loses in state quarterfinal

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HOUGHTON LAKE — The Calumet girls’ volleyball perfect season came to an end on Tuesday night in Houghton Lake as they were defeated by the Beaverton Beavers in the MHSAA Division 3 state quarterfinal. The Copper Kings (19-1) lost in three sets 25-13, 25-18 and 25-14. Calumet had lost ...