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Youth and Par 3 tournaments held at Oak Crest Golf Club

NORWAY TOWNSHIP — Oak Crest Golf Club in Norway held a Youth 3-Person Scramble on June 24. Nine three-person teams competed, with this being a first time event at Oak Crest. The winners in each of the three age brackets are as follows: 14 and up and Overall Tournament Winners: Matt ...

WIAA approves girls wrestling tournament

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control (BOC) unanimously approved Wednesday to add a girls individual state wrestling tournament beginning in the 2021-22 season. The BOC voted 10-0 and the hope is the individual state tournament can lead to an ...

Red Wings have shot to win lottery to draft Lafreniere

By The Associated Press The once-proud Detroit Red Wings hope to win the NHL draft lottery, giving them a shot to select Canadian Alexis Lafreniere. Detroit desperately needs a boost after easily being the worst team in the league during the pandemic-shortened season that was put on ice in ...

Ironwood’s Pete Lewinski retires after more than 500 wins

IRONWOOD - Three years after Pete Lewinski moved back home to Ironwood, both the girls and boys varsity coaching jobs opened up. That was in 1992. Some 28 years, seven conference coach of the year awards, eight district championships, six conference titles and two U.P. teams of the year ...

Menominee, Monroe roll past Iron Mountain 19U team

IRON MOUNTAIN — In most baseball games an opponent with strong pitching and great hitting is definitely something to be reckoned with. Wednesday night undefeated Menominee traveled to Iron Mountain and stifled the home team by the score of 10-3 in 19U baseball at LiUNA Field. Central ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Remembering Don Hill

My coffee was scalding, so hot it melted my plastic spoon. . . Hoping to escape the chilling words, I sought refuge by leaning against the Eddie Chambers Memorial Gym in Crystal Falls. . . I tried to keep my attention on the Skyline Conference Relays, but my attention was diverted. . . “Why ...

Martha Ford stepping down as Lions owner

DETROIT — Sheila Ford Hamp went to visit with NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle in 1973 after being part of the first class of women who went to Yale as freshmen and graduated. She told him all she ever wanted to do was work for the league. As the daughter of the Detroit Lions’ owner, she ...

Pro baseball is back: MLB sets 60 game schedule, opens July 23 or 24

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus following months of acrimony. A dramatically altered season with games full of new rules was the final result of ...

MLB plans 60-game slate

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878 after the players' association rejected a negotiated deal of the same length, putting the sport on track for a combative return to the field amid the coronavirus ...

MLB season still in limbo

NEW YORK (AP) — An email from baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to union head Tony Clark led to a balk in the drawn-out talks to start the pandemic-delayed season, which now won’t begin by July 19. The executive committee of the players’ association was set to vote and reject Major ...

Ski club meets Tuesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Kiwanis Ski Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the clubhouse at Pine Mountain. An update on construction, wood reclamation and other business will be discussed.

Sweet(s) Talk: Why bother MLB!!

Maybe it's only me, but doesn't Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred seem as lost as Clark W. Griswold Jr. in Arizona trying to find the Grand Canyon in the 1980s movie “National Lampoon’s Vacation?” One day Manfred says "I am 100% confident there will be baseball this ...

Oak Crest Youth Tournament

NORWAY TOWNSHIP — Oak Crest Golf Club in Norway will be holding a Youth Scramble on Wednesday. The event will have a three golfer per team format, for golfers ages 8-19. Cost is $15 per person or $45 per team; the divisions will be flighted by age, determined by the oldest golfer ...

Central U.P. Youth football registration open

IRON MOUNTAIN -- Central U.P. Youth Football is moving forward with plans for a season in 2020. This league is open to all area 5th to 8th graders and they can play in any of the following areas: Bark River-Harris, Florence, Escanaba, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, North Central Area or Norway. ...

DISH, Sling TV lose NFL Network

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NFL Network and NFL RedZone went dark on DISH Network and Sling TV Thursday night as both sides try to reach a new distribution agreement. The league said in a release that “while NFL Media remains committed to negotiating an agreement and has offered terms consistent ...

CCHA gets their man

MARQUETTE — The soon-to-be-re-formed CCHA got its man on Tuesday. The Central Collegiate Hockey Association, an entity that has lain dormant for most of the past decade, named long-time coach Don Lucia as its commissioner for when the league restarts with Northern Michigan, Michigan Tech, ...

Par 3 shootout Saturday at Oak Crest

NORWAY TOWNSHIP - A par 3 shootout will be held on Saturday at Oak Crest Golf Club in Norway. The event is for men and women, ages 14 and older, with a 10 a.m. tee time. It's an 18-hole format, that's flighted after nine holes are complete. The cost is $40 per person and includes: 18 holes, ...

Forward Financial Golf league results

NORWAY TOWNSHIP — The results from June 15, the third week of the Forward Financial men's golf league at Oak Crest Golf Club, are: Division A Medalists: Mike Solda, 35; Matt Solda, 36. Team Leader: Ron Osterberg and Joe Anderson, nine points. Division B Medalists: Dean Neveau, 42; ...