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Players call MLB economic plan ‘extremely disappointing’

NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie at the major league minimum would keep about 47% of his original salary this year while multimillionaire stars Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would lose more than 77% under a sliding-scale proposal by big league teams that players found “extremely ...

Kanyuh sinks ace at Oak Crest

NORWAY TOWNSHIP - During the Memorial Day Scramble at Oak Crest Golf Club in Norway, 82-year-old Bob Kanyuh got his first hole-in-one. He sank the ace on hole No. 7 from 100 yards using a nine iron. Witnesses to the feat were Joe Groeneveld, Don Olson, Cheryl Richer and Duane Steinbeck. ...

Sweet(s) Talk. …

Being the proud veteran that I am, I most certainly can not let Memorial Day pass by without passing along a few words in regards to it. The day is to recognize the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, dying in defense of our country. Memorial Day is to honor and remember ...

Schuls signs with Northland College

Florence High School senior and two-time Northern Lakes Conference player of the year Kaden Schuls has signed to play basketball at Northland College in Ashland, Wis. He will pursue a degree in Environmental Studies. Schuls was a 1,000-point scorer for the Bobcats in his varsity career.

Pickford football 2019 8-player state champions

By ROB ROOS For The Daily News PICKFORD — Coaches knew they were going to have something special when Pickford’s Class of 2020 were seniors. A season that began with the mantra of ‘unfinished business’ culminated with the first football title in school history. The Panthers were ...

UP gridder shared field with Hutson

By PAUL PETERSON For The Daily News HOUGHTON — Herman Gundlach had a long and colorful career, first on the football field, and later in other endeavors. But the Houghton High product always made his mark in whatever he was doing. The late Gundlach, better known as “Winks” to his ...

Jerry Sloan, HOF NBA coach, dies at age 78

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer Jerry Sloan walked up the steps to the stage at the Basketball Hall of Fame to give his enshrinement speech in 2009, almost as if he were dreading what the next few minutes would bring. He never wanted the spotlight. “This is pretty tough for me,” ...

Yo, Adrian! ‘Rocky’ still packs a punch as Philly favorite

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Brazilian exchange student made one request of his host before his study abroad semester was cut short and he returned home to Sao Paulo: Take me to Rocky. On the way to the Philadelphia airport, Joao Martucci, who studied linguistics at West Chester University, ...

Peterson: Bad Boys really were that good

By PAUL PETERSON For The Daily News In the long-running and just concluded “The Last Dance,” the exploits of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s were well-documented by ESPN. Yes, Jordan is the finest basketball player ever produced by the National Basketball ...

Oak Crest sets Lambert date

NORWAY TOWNSHIP — The annual Paul Lambert scramble/best ball golf tournament at Oak Crest Golf Club in Norway has new dates. The new dates are Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, with either morning or afternoon tee times. The range of morning tee times is 8 to 9:45 a.m., and the ...

Players respond to MLB; Cubs, Pirates make cuts

NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball players’ association gave management a wide-ranging response Thursday to a 67-page proposed set of protocols for a season to be played during the coronavirus pandemic. Management had presented the union and the 30 teams the proposed draft last Friday. The ...

Forest Park honors its best athletes

CRYSTAL FALLS -Forest Park Athletic Director Lisa Olson, Superintendent Becky Waters, and Principal Jackie Giuliani hosted the Forest Park Winter Sports Award program via Zoom on May 12. Cheerleading coaches Amy Wheeler and Elisa Anderson, varsity girls basketball coach Kim Bjork, assistant ...

Kiwanis ski club meeting

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Kiwanis Ski Club will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. If any member wishes to submit any suggestions for changes to the bylaws, this is the time. The election of officers will take place Tuesday, June 2.

Remembering Burt Angeli

June 10, 1995 Wisconsin’s Division 3 girls state champion in the long jump and 200-meter dash, wasn't sure if she wanted to participate in track this spring. “I’m lazy,” smiled Jaclynn Kriegl, who may be the unlikeliest of state titlist. With a nudge from her father, John, the ...

A look back: Local prep football award recipients from 1949-79

IRON MOUNTAIN — Each fall since 1949, after the high school football sea- son, the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscast- ers meet to select an All-UP football team. Though the format has changed over the years, the group of media members also gives out various special awards each ...

Curtis commits to play at Dawson

KINGSFORD — Kingsford High School’s Emily Curtis has committed to play fast-pitch softball at Dawson Community College. During her three years as the starting third baseman, she batted .500 and knocked in 120 RBI. For the 2019 season, Curtis had a 97 percent fielding average. She was ...

Wonders, Johnson earn additional hoops honors

DETROIT — Iron Mountain basketball players Foster Wonders and Marcus Johnson have received some more accolades for 2019-2020 season. Both Mountaineer cagers were named to the Detroit Free Press all-state first team, as the selections were announced on Sunday. Johnson, who was a ...

Florence girls basketball earns Academic All-State

FLORENCE, Wis. - The Florence varsity girls basketball team has earned team academic all-state honors in Division 5 for the 2019-2020 season. The Top 3 team GPAs are recognized as team academic all-state in each division and Florence had the third highest team GPA with a 3.97. Mercer had a ...

Niagara honors athletes with virtual awards ceremony

NIAGARA, Wis. — On Sunday evening the Niagara High School athletic department had a virtual athletics awards ceremony, giving out various individual awards, including the team MVP awards. Athletic Director Scott Trevillian and various coaches appeared in a pre-recorded video. A link was ...

Colavecchi will play football at Northwood

IRON MOUNTAIN - Iron Mountain senior Giovanni Colavecchi is headed to Northwood University this fall where he will play football and major in marketing, specializing in analytics and statistics. Northwood, an NCAA Division II school, is located in Midland and is a member of the Great ...