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Markell and Clements win Flink Best Ball in a playoff

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

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

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

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 ...

MHSAA moves football to spring

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 ...

Nordics return to the field

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Niagara Lions golf outing seeking teams

NORWAY TOWNSHIP — The Niagara Lions are seeking golfers for their annual four-person scramble golf tournament which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Oak Crest Golf Course in Norway. The fun 18-hole tournament will get underway with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. and is open to men's, ...

White Sox break through early, beat Tigers 8-4

DETROIT (AP) — Eloy Jimenez hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Chicago White Sox snapped Detroit's four-game wining streak with an 8-4 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday night. Edwin Encarnacion also went deep for the White Sox, who won for only the second time in seven ...