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Markell and Clements win Flink Best Ball in a playoff

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NORWAY TOWNSHIP — The annual Fred Flink Best Ball golf tournament took place Aug. 8 and 9 at Oak Crest Golf Club in Norway. The tournament is named after the retired long-time golf pro at the public course. Current Oak Crest Director of Golf and Operations Kevin Londo reports that the ...

WIAA overhauls high school sports due to pandemic

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By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — The body that governs Wisconsin high school sports approved a major overhaul Friday to season structures heading into the new school year, including lengthening games and extending seasons beyond state championship tournaments. The ...

Yelich three-run homer lifts Brewers past Cubs

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CHICAGO (AP) — Christian Yelich hit a three-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the major league-leading Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Friday night. Yelich hit his fifth homer of the season off Alec Mills to right-center field, erasing Chicago's 3-1 lead in the sixth inning. Yelich didn't have ...

IM-Kingsford-Norway 19U squad wins a tournament in Wisconsin

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By MATT “SWEETS” McCARTHY Sports Writer COLEMAN, Wis. — The 19U Iron Mountain-Kingsford-Norway Baseball team that competed throughout the summer months played in the Coleman Last Chance Tournament Aug. 1 and 2. Manager Paul Julian reports that the team took home the tournament ...

Family gathering

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A wild turkey hen shepherds her poults through a field in northern Dickinson County. She had at least 10, a good-size brood to get through the summer. Turkeys usually lay four to 17 eggs, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. A Michigan Department of Natural Resources biologist said from ...

MHSAA moves football to spring

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan High School Athletic Association on Friday moved the football season to next spring but said other fall sports would proceed as scheduled during the coronavirus pandemic. The move came days after the Big Ten postponed all fall sports and said it hoped to ...

Wisconsin launches ‘deer watch’

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MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking the public to participate in Operation Deer Watch, an annual citizen-science survey that collects information on Wisconsin’s white-tailed deer and gives residents an engaging opportunity to assist with deer herd ...

Panfish, bass, brookies biting

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Inland lakes in the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin are producing panfish, bass and northern pike. Catch rates were improving with cooler temperatures in the early morning and evening. Anglers were targeting crappies in shallow water with nightcrawlers. Perch were ...

Nordics return to the field

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Jon Jungwirth photo North Dickinson head coach Mike Christian, center, and assistant coach Chris Mattson, right, observe practice Thursday evening at James D. Priestap Memorial Field in Felch Township. The Nordics, who compete in eight-player football, have 24 players on their roster in ...

Lake Antoine Classic winners from Wisconsin and Hawaii

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BREITUNG TOWNSHIP — 46 runners and walkers came out to Lake Antoine Park Saturday to support the Dickinson-Iron Special Olympics by participating in the 43rd Annual Lake Antoine Classic. The female 15K winner was Tina Eakin, who came all the way from Kailua Kona, Hawaii, to enjoy the ...

Norway to battle through West PAC with small roster

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Matt McCarthy/Daily News photo Norway head football coach Scott Popp, center, observes blocking drills Wednesday evening at Norway High School. Popp, in his second year as the Knights head coach, reports that 33 players in grades nine through 12 reported to the first day of practice Monday ...

Antetokounmpo suspended for Bucks’ finale over headbutt

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo has been suspended for Milwaukee’s final game of the regular season, handed a one-game penalty Wednesday for headbutting Washington’s Moe Wagner. It’s unknown if Antetokounmpo would have played in Thursday’s game against Memphis ...

Despite game being canceled, 16 schools get All-Star donations

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MARQUETTE — The U.P. Football All-Star Game continued its giving ways by announcing that 16 U.P. high school football teams will receive donations from the game this year. The following 12 football programs will each receive $1,000, which can be used for anything that benefits the ...

White Sox slip past Tigers, 7-5

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DETROIT (AP) — From the first plate appearance of the game, Tim Anderson made this a long day for the opposing pitchers. Anderson homered to cap a 10-pitch at-bat leading off the first inning, and Luis Robert added a bases-clearing double in the fifth to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 7-5 ...

Twins rout Brewers, 12-2, behind Maeda

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Byron Buxton hit two solo home runs and Miguel Sanó added another as the Minnesota Twins jumped to an early lead and routed the Milwaukee Brewers 12-2 on Wednesday night. The victory gave the AL Central-leading Twins a 2-1 series win over the Brewers, who dropped to 2-6 at ...

Big Ten, Pac-12 pull plug on fall football amid COVID-19 pandemic

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer A crumbling college football season took a massive hit Tuesday when the Big Ten and Pac-12, two historic and powerful conferences, succumbed to the pandemic and canceled their fall football seasons. Five months almost to the day after the first ...

Mountaineer gridders return

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Matt McCarthy/Daily News photo Iron Mountain head coach Robin Marttila, left, runs blocking drills with the Mountaineers offensive and defensive lineman Tuesday evening at Mountaineer Stadium. Marttila reports that 40 players, grades nine through 12, reported to the first day of practice on ...