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North Central’s baseball season ends with loss to Bark River

BARK RIVER — Despite having to come from behind to take the lead twice in the early innings of the game, the host Bark River-Harris baseball team cruised to a 12-4 win over rival North Central in a MHSAA Division 4 District semifinal game at the Bark River Sports Complex on Friday ...

Florence bows to Rebels

LAONA, Wis. — In a Northern Lakes Conference softball game, host Laona-Wabeno defeated Florence 8-5. Each team scored four runs in the fifth inning of Thursday’s contest as the Lady Rebels pecked away at Florence’s defense. Senior Sidney Tomczak toed the mound for Bobcats, allowing one ...

Wykons cruise to D2 tennis title

KINGSFORD — West Iron County dominated the MHSAA Division 2 boys tennis championships Thursday afternoon at the Kingsford High School Tennis Facility. The Wykons, who have a senior-heavy roster, won every flight except one. West Iron finished with 23 points, runner-up Westwood with 13 and ...

Jets’ Mercier wins medalist in D3 golf UPs

GLADSTONE — MHSAA Division 2 U.P. Golf Finals were a success on both the individual and team end for the North Central Jets Thursday afternoon at the Oaks Caddyshack Club in Gladstone. Individually, North Central’s Bryson Mercier took home the U.P. Finals title, carding a 73. “It ...

Flivver boys snare a top five in D1 golf UPs

Kingsford’s Matt Solda, at right, putts on the 14th hole of Sweetgrass Golf Club during the MHSAA Division 1 U.P. Boys golf tournament Thursday in Harris. Solda finished in sixth place after shooting a team-best 80. The Flivvers finished in fifth place overall as a team, with a 347. (Justin ...

Jones, Dillon believe they can give Packers potent RB tandem

Green Bay’s Aaron Jones has a new running mate in the backfield now that Jamaal Williams has left for the Detroit Lions. A.J. Dillon, the team’s 2020 second-round pick from Boston College, believes the Packers won’t miss a beat. “I think we can be the best running back tandem in the ...