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

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

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

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

Badgers advance to sectional final with sweep of Florence

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

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

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.

Lowe homers twice, Rays even things up, outlasting LA, 6-4, in the World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tampa Bay’s stable was a little shaky — and still managed to close out Game 2 of the World Series. The Rays had to lean on their bullpen after ace Blake Snell faded, with Diego Castillo getting the save after Aaron Loup retired each of his three batters in Tampa ...

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

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

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. ...

Jets runners Deno, Kleikamp finish in Top 5 at North Central Invitational

By John Vrancic For the Daily News POWERS — The Rapid River boys crowded the top of the standings here Tuesday as they retained their North Central Invitational cross country title with 31 points. Runner-up North Central scored 53, and Mid Peninsula didn’t field a complete team. The ...

Houghton-Hancock Copper Bowl, played since ‘53, canceled by virus

HOUGHTON — There will be no 2020 winner of the Copper Bowl. The annual rivalry game for the storied trophy between is canceled, both athletic directors confirmed on Tuesday afternoon, citing COVID-19. Hancock athletic director Chris Salani said he’s trying to find a game for Friday ...

Forest Park volleyball downs Mustangs, 3-1

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,” ...

No. 14 Badgers ready to contend again after off-season losses

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer Wisconsin will open the season without quite as much experience as it expected to have. Senior quarterback Jack Coan underwent surgery on his right foot last week and is out indefinitely. That means the 16th-ranked Badgers likely will start out their ...

Broncos spikers sweep North Central

HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris Broncos made Senior Night an enjoyable one here Monday in a 3-0 (25-19, 25-12, 25-7) volleyball victory over the North Central Jets. A five-point service run by sophomore Carley Varoni helped the Broncos take a 6-1 lead in the third set. Following a service ...

Swenski runs to all-conference

NEGAUNEE —The West PAC Conference cross country meet was held Friday at the Negaunee Township Hall trails, where all-conference honors were determined. West Iron competes in West PAC for cross country, with boys runner John Swenski being named first team all-conference. Ishpeming ...

Goudreau sinks another ace

NORWAY TOWNSHIP — A young golfer recorded his second hole in one of the 2020 golf season, at Oak Crest Golf Club in Norway. Joshua Goudreau sank his ace on Sunday, Oct. 11, on the par 4 hole No. 1, from 283 yards using a driver. Witnesses to the feat were Goudreau's grandpa, Jay Goudreau, ...

NMU grad playing pro hoops in Europe

SINJ, Croatia — This year 2020 hasn’t been easy for many athletes, but former Northern Michigan University guard Naba Echols has been one of the lucky ones. While the Wildcats wait and wonder when, and if, their season will begin, Echols is pursuing a dream overseas — that’s ...

MHSAA Football Pairings release scheduled for Sunday

EAST LANSING — In advance of Sunday’s release of pairings for the 2020 MHSAA Football Playoffs, the following information was released Tuesday afternoon: - A release of all pairings, plus information on purchasing tickets and attendance limits, will be released to schools and the media ...