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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 ...

U.P All-Star Football game postponed due to virus

MARQUETTE — The U.P. Football All-Star Game has been held annually in Marquette since 2008 and this year would mark the 13th year for the high school game. Each year, seniors from around the U.P. come to Marquette to play in one last game before heading out into the world. Some go to ...

Yooper Football Camp postponed

KINGSFORD — Tom Wender's 4th Annual Yooper Football Camp, scheduled for June 7 and 8 at Flivver Field, has been indefinitely postponed. State-mandated safety precautions due to the coronavirus pandemic and NCAA prohibitions on its coaches or players taking part in off-season camps like ...

Rodgers reacts to Packers’ draft

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer Packers star Aaron Rodgers acknowledges Green Bay drafting a quarterback in the first round surprised him and complicated his hopes of playing his entire career with the same team. The Packers traded up four spots in the first round last month to take ...

Hedtke to play football for UW-Oshkosh Titans

CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park senior Evan Hedtke has signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at the college level. Hedtke inked his intention on April 12 to play at Division III University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Hedtke, a four-year starter for the Trojans, was an 8-player All-UP ...

Sweet(s) Talk. …

Sweet(s) Talk. ... I found this on Twitter, so I verified it. In the last 110 years, Michigan football has not had back-to-back 11-win seasons. In fact, the last occurrence of this in Ann Arbor?..... Head coach Fielding Yost led the Wolverines to three straight 11-win seasons from 1901-1903. ...