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Iron Mountain reaches 7-0

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IRON MOUNTAIN - Caleb Evosevich-Hynes ran for 153 yards and tallied three touchdowns, while Marcus Johnson threw for 154 yards and two scores, as Iron Mountain whacked Hancock 42-6 Friday evening in a West PAC Copper Division contest at Mountaineer Stadium. “I thought it was a good team ...

Michigan coaches salute Tomassoni

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MOUNT PLEASANT — The late Ron Tomassoni of Iron Mountain was selected by the Michigan High School Coaches Association as the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Service Award. MHSCA held its annual awards ceremony recently in the Bovee Center on the campus of Central Michigan University. ...

Flivvs rip Red Wing

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KINGSFORD — On a night where there was plenty of distractions, positive distractions, but distractions nonetheless, the Kingsford Flivvers and head coach Mark Novara took care of business on the field, defeating the Red Wing Wingers 41-6 Friday at Flivver Field. It was Veterans Night, ...

Late score lifts Knights

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GWINN — Josh Gendron scored on a seven-yard run with less than two minutes remaining to lift Norway past Gwinn 28-20 in a West PAC Iron Division game Friday. Gendron’s TD broke a 20-20 tie that had held since halftime. A conversion pass from Gannon Bray to Kody Hendricks was the final ...

Norway going to 8-player?

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NORWAY — The Norway-Vulcan School District will look into the possibility of switching to eight-player football, perhaps a season or two down the road, the high school athletic director said. Joe Tinti, who also is the high school principal, got the school board’s unanimous permission ...

No antifreeze for dragonflies

Outdoors

Some of the final insects still standing — or flying — may not make it through the next week. Freezing temperatures, which are in the forecast for overnight through at least Monday night, pretty much signal an imminent end to insect activity. The numbers already have thinned ...

Trojans topple Nordics

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Tommy Peltoma threw for 154 yards and three touchdowns as Forest Park defeated North Dickinson 60-12 in a Great Lakes Conference eight-player game Friday. The Trojans (5-2, 2-1) led just 8-6 midway through the second quarter. “My boys played a great game, as well as ...

Wykons blanked

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ISHPEMING — West Iron generated some offense but had little to show for it in a 28-0 loss to Ishpeming on Friday in West PAC Iron Division football. The Wykons (5-2, 4-1) trailed only 6-0 at halftime but were plagued by turnovers and stalled drives. A 46-yard pass from Trey Bociek to ...

Fall colors at peak, hunters flushing grouse

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — Peak fall colors are expected this weekend — along with near-wintry temperatures — as both anglers and hunters go afield. “A lot of people are fishing for musky right now,” said Doug Whisler at Whisler Outdoors in Florence, Wis., mentioning a catch-and-release of ...

FP downs Norway

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NORWAY — Height up front to go along with experienced players at the net made the difference Thursday night as Forest Park defeated Norway 3-0 (25-17, 27-25, 25-7) in Skyline Conference volleyball. “I think overall our ball control in the first two sets was the reason we struggled,” FP ...

Niagara sweeps

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MARINETTE, Wis. — The last time St. Thomas Aquinas Academy matched up against Niagara, the two teams battled before the Lady Badgers prevailed 3-1 in four games. Unfortunately for the Cavalettes, they weren’t able to build off of that last meeting as Niagara won in a 3-0 sweep (25-19, ...

Mountaineers fall in five sets

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GLADSTONE — It was a great day to be a Gladstone Brave — on and off the volleyball court here Thursday. Off the court, the Braves honored those who have fought or are fighting cancer. On the court, the Braves rallied from a 2-0 deficit to stun Iron Mountain 3-2 (26-28, 11-25, 25-20, 25-8, ...

Wenzel first at GNC meet

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford junior Melanie Wenzel got a chance to enjoy a moment in the winner’s circle here Thursday, earning top honors in the Great Northern Conference cross country meet. The first-year harrier covered the hilly 3.1-mile course at Iron Mountain City Park in 21 minutes, ...

Gene Farrington serves as honorary Flivvers captain

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KINGSFORD — A recognizable face to the Flivver Nation, Gene Farrington at 93 years young, remains a loyal and true Flivvers fan. Farrington, this season’s honorary football captain, grew up in Kingsford in the 1930s and 40s. He attended Roosevelt Elementary School, West Breitung Grade ...

Pine Mountain Sport Shop opens for the season Saturday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — On Saturday, Joanie Bittinger will celebrate more than 40 years at the Pine Mountain Sport Shop. She purchased the shop back when skis were so long they almost didn’t fit in the display area. Ski brakes were just being developed and snowboards were a novelty. Phil and ...

Boxer expected to survive crash

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DALLAS (AP) — Welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence crashed a speeding Ferrari in Dallas early Thursday and was badly injured but is expected to survive, police said. The crash happened just before 3 a.m., when Spence’s Ferrari crossed a median into oncoming traffic and flipped over ...

Pats force four turnovers, beat NY

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Under coach Bill Belichick, the Patriots have made a habit of besting young quarterbacks. They can add Giants rookie Daniel Jones to that list. Tom Brady had two touchdown runs and moved ahead of Peyton Manning for second place on the NFL’s all-time passing ...

Astros to face Yankees in ALCS

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HOUSTON (AP) — All season long, it seemed inevitable. Yankees-Astros for the American League pennant. “It’s the matchup that we wanted,” Houston shortstop Carlos Correa said. “It’s the matchup that everybody wants to watch. It’s must-see TV right there. So everybody is going ...

Pro hoops: Mystics title

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Mystics won their first WNBA championship, getting 22 points from Emma Meesseman and 21 from banged-up league MVP Elena Delle Donne to beat the Connecticut Sun 89-78 in Game 5 of the Finals on Thursday night. This was the seventh series in league history ...

Baseball: Kapler fired

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies fired Gabe Kapler, nearly two weeks after a disappointing finish to a season of big expectations. Kapler was dismissed Thursday after going 161-163 in two seasons. Philadelphia failed to live up to the hype following an offseason spending spree highlighted by ...