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Prep hoops poll largely unchanged

IRONWOOD — The third Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters high school basketball poll of the season has been released. The four No. 1 teams were all selected unanimously by the seven-voter panel, and they remain the same as last week’s poll. Division 1-3 boys is Iron Mountain; ...

Bucks bounce Bulls

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks committed 23 turnovers — and won anyway. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co. finished strong on Monday. Antetokounmpo had a triple-double and scored his 10,000th career point, and the Bucks beat the Chicago Bulls 111-98 to sweep the four-game season ...

Mostert lifts 49ers to Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Kyle Shanahan received the NFC championship trophy from his Super Bowl-winning father Mike and raised it to the sky. The San Francisco 49ers have gone on a surprising journey from No. 2 pick in the draft to one of the last two teams standing. They have one ...

Rodgers again falls short of another title game

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — These playoff defeats when he is oh so close sting a bit more for Aaron Rodgers now, at this later stage in his career. “It's a little raw right now. It definitely hurts I'd say a little more than early in your career just because you realize just how difficult ...

Michigan adds to football staff

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired Brian Jean-Mary as linebackers coach, Bob Shoop as safeties coach and elevated Jay Harbaugh to special teams coordinator. The Wolverines made the announcements Saturday. Harbaugh, the son of coach Jim Harbaugh, will continue coaching running backs ...

Mountaineers pound Gwinn

IRON MOUNTAIN — Talent and athleticism. When one team has more than the other, the one without is usually at a disadvantage. Behind a combined 49 points for Foster Wonders and Marcus Johnson, Iron Mountain cruised past Gwinn 70-20 Friday night. Wonders’ 28 points led all scorers, ...

Sizzling Nordic girls win 8th straight game

ROCK — Led by Skye Ledzian’s double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds, fifth-ranked North Dickinson put four players in double figures and romped Mid Peninsula 66-30 in Skyline Central girls basketball Friday evening. “We played outstanding defense again tonight,” Nordics head coach ...

Rodgers-Sherman matchup highlights NFC title game

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Nine years into his career and a little more than two years removed from a debilitating torn Achilles injury, Richard Sherman is still tormenting quarterbacks on a weekly basis. Just ask Kirk Cousins. Sherman had his third career playoff interception last week ...

Schuls goes for 22 as Florence routs

THREE LAKES, Wis. — Florence led by double digits at halftime and defeated Northern Lakes Conference foe Three Lakes 64-33 on Friday night. Kaden Schuls led all scorers with 22 points for the Bobcats. “I thought tonight we played tough as a team. Our defense was solid, our bench gave ...

Norway runs by Broncos 55-37

HARRIS — A fourth-quarter comeback wasn’t nearly enough for the Bark River-Harris boys here Friday night in a 55-37 basketball loss to the Norway Knights. Norway, taking a methodical approach to this Skyline Central Conference match-up, controlled the pace for three quarters while ...

Lady Badgers edge Coleman

NIAGARA, Wis. — Behind three players in double figures, and double-doubles from Jessica Oratch and Josie Rock, Niagara defeated Coleman 50-45 on Friday in a Marinette-Oconto Conference tilt. Alyssa Cretton led all scorers with 17 points for the Badgers, who improve to 8-3 on the season. ...

Lindeman pours in 33 for Poma Masonry

IRON MOUNTAIN - With Rob Granquist and Pat Flood leading the way, Solberg’s Greenleaf #1 defeated Juiced Apparel 74-64 in an A Division contest. Eddie Thoune and Tom Granquist led the shirt printers on the evening. In other A Division action, Fleury Singler cruised past First National ...

Double-double for Simmons, Forest Park tops Stephenson

STEPHENSON - Mercedes Simmons’ double-double of 20 points and 17 rebounds powered Forest Park to a 42-29 girls basketball victory over Stephenson Friday night. “We had to take a lot of outside shots to extend their zone, and our girls hit some big threes tonight,” FP head coach Kim Bjork ...

Jets tackle Eagles, 56-43

POWERS — The North Central Jets boys jumped out to a 13-point lead at the end of the first quarter and then rode their defense the rest of the way to a 56-43 basketball victory over Stephenson Friday night in a Skyline Central Conference contest in Powers. The Eagles (0-5, 0-4 SC) gave the ...

North Central’s girls blow out Cougars 74-39

EBEN — It didn’t take the North Central girls too long to gain control here Friday night as they cruised to a 74-39 basketball triumph over the Superior Central Cougars. The Jets led 17-8 after the first quarter and 38-13 at halftime in this Skyline Central Conference contest. “It ...

Braves outrun Flivvers

KINGSFORD — Senior guard Noah Ballard erupted for 31 points to help Gladstone run past Kingsford, 71-66, in a fast-paced Great Northern Conference boys basketball game Thursday evening. The Flivvers, paced by Cole Bracket’s 20 points, led by five entering the final quarter but struggled ...

Double-double by Kamin burns Kingsford, 56-46

ESCANABA — In a matchup of a pair of fairly evenly matched Great Northern Conference teams just trying to do the same thing, one thing separated the Escanaba Eskymos from the Kingsford Flivvers — Nicole Kamin. With both teams playing zone defenses and trying to beat the other down the ...

No. 1 Menominee fends off West Iron County challenge, 59-44

MENOMINEE — A fast start in the second quarter followed by a strong defensive effort in the third allowed the Menominee girls basketball team to pull away and hold on in the end for a 59-44 non-conference victory over West Iron County to stay undefeated Thursday on Pink Night. Menominee ...

Trojan boys silence undefeated Mustangs

MUNISING — Forest Park handed Munising its first loss of the season, prevailing 35-20 in Skyline Central Conference boys basketball Thursday. “Obviously our defense played one heck of a game and we played really hard and rebounded well against a really good Munising team,” Forest Park ...

Schultz scores 29, Nordic boys beat Cougars, 66-51

FELCH — Behind a game-high 29 points from Cameron Schultz, including six trifectas, North Dickinson defeated Superior Central 66-51 at the Carl F. Lemin Jr. gymnasium Thursday night. “We played well, coming out hot, scoring 27 points in the first period,” ND head coach Chris Mattson ...