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49ers Kittle takes joy in run blocking

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — No tight end in NFL history has been as productive as George Kittle at catching the ball over the first three years of a career. A player that skilled as a receiver might be expected to ask, or even demand, for the ball to come his way plenty of times on ...

Hematites slip by Mountaineers, 45-41

ISHPEMING — In what was a closely contested girls basketball game, Ishpeming slipped past Iron Mountain, 45-41, Thursday night in Mid-Peninsula Conference action. Reagan Lundholm and Claire Mongrain combined for 32 points, with Lundholm netting a game-high 19 for Iron Mountain. “We ...

North Central 58, Norway 42

NORWAY — Andie Arsenault scored 25 points to power North Central past Norway, 58-42, in Skyline Central Conference girls basketball Thursday. The Jets, who led 33-23 at halftime, also got 14 points from Jaiden Fleetwood. Kassi Gyselinck led Norway with 17 points and Danae Anderson scored ...

Three Lakes 65, Florence 45

FLORENCE, Wis. — Hot-shooting Three Lakes was too much for Florence to keep up with Thursday evening, as the Blue Jays claimed a 65-45 Northern Lakes Conference victory. “The story of the game tonight was shooting, we didn’t hit our shots and they did,” Florence head coach Brad Perry ...

Niagara boys come up short

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara’s balanced scoring went for naught as the Badgers dropped a 48-46 decision to St. Thomas Aquinas Academy in M&O Conference boys basketball Thursday. Josh Weber led the Badgers with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Sladen Dunlap added 10 points and Edward Swanson and ...

Prep hoops schedule fixes

IRON MOUNTAIN — The West Iron County boys basketball game on Thursday night was postponed. The Wykons were scheduled to host Calumet. The game is now set for Thursday, Feb. 6. With the impending weather forecast of several inches of snow, the Florence boys basketball game tonight at Three ...

Chicago Bears announce hires

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy made several changes to his staff Thursday, hiring Bill Lazor as offensive coordinator and John DeFilippo as quarterbacks coach. Dave Ragone (pass game coordinator), Brian Ginn (assistant special teams), Chris Jackson (assistant wide ...

Justin Berg pitching clinic

Former major league pitcher Justin Berg (center) demonstrates various grips on a baseball to a group of area Little League players during a pitching clinic held last Saturday at the Wheelhouse Performance Center in Iron Mountain. The Antigo, Wis. native was drafted in 2003 by the New York ...

Hometowne Building Supply monthly athletes revealed

IRON MOUNTAIN -- Kingsford swimmer Sydney Scott and Iron Mountain wrestler Shawn McGuire were selected as the December Hometowne Lumber male and female Athletes of the Month. Scott, a sophomore, is a vital part of the Flivvers swim team. Head coach Jim Lindstrom said, "She swims in any and all ...

Becoming great an ‘obsession’

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Davante Adams obsesses about being great. The Green Bay wide receiver wasn't a five-star recruit. He wasn't the biggest, fastest or most athletic. He wasn't even a football player until late in his high school career. But the two-time Pro Bowler has worked himself ...

Flivvers win third straight

IRON MOUNTAIN — Playing on home ice for the first time in nearly a month, Kingsford extended its winning streak to three games with a 5-2 win over Hancock Tuesday night at Mountain View Ice Arena. Five different players scored goals in the Great Lakes Hockey Conference contest for the ...

Norway nabs elusive first win

IRON MOUNTAIN - Kassie Gyselinck, Mackenzie Clifford and Danae Anderson all scored in double figures for Norway in a 45-34 girls basketball victory over Iron Mountain Tuesday evening, the first win of the season for the Knights. Gyselinck led all scorers with 17 points. Clifford added 15, and ...

Bobcats handle Patriots, 74-49

BY MATT “SWEETS” McCARTHY Sports Writer FLORENCE, Wis. — Points off of transition. That was the focal point for Florence here Tuesday night in defeating Goodman-Pembine 74-49 in Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball. The Patriots led 4-2 in the early moments of the game, and ...

Niagara boys lose to Rangers

WAUSAUKEE — Niagara made a short trip down Highway 141 on Tuesday night and suffered a 48-33 loss to Wausaukee in Marinette-Oconto Conference basketball action. Hayden Renikow’s game high 17 points led the Rangers, while Tristin Pollard added 15 points for Wausaukee. Josh Weber netted ...

Girls basketball: Miners trip up WIC

NEGAUNEE — Behind 24 points, including six 3-pointers from Chloe Norman, No. 5 ranked Negaunee cruised past No. 4 ranked West Iron County Tuesday night in West PAC Conference girls basketball action. “We had a rough second and third quarter scoring buckets,” said WIC head coach Eric ...

Bobcats change hoops schedule

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence has made changes and additions to its boys and girls basketball schedules. The girls team will host Watersmeet Thursday, Jan. 23, with the JV team starting at 5:45 p.m. On Friday, Feb. 14, the girls teams will play at Tomahawk, with the JV game starting at 5:45 ...

Flivvers hold off Trojans

CRYSTAL FALLS — Behind three players in double figures, led by Cole Bracket with 17 points, Kingsford defeated Forest Park 72-65 in non-conference boys basketball action Monday. “It’s always a battle when we play at FP, we came out tonight and played good for the most part,” Flivvers ...

Niagara rips Suring

SURING, WIS. — Alyssa Cretton led all scorers with 18 points and also collected eight rebounds and five steals as Niagara ran away from Suring 47-28 in M&O Conference girls basketball Monday. The Lady Badgers (8-3) led by five at halftime before building a double-digit cushion in the ...

Nelson double-double lifts WIC over Norway, 58-47

STAMBAUGH — Justin Nelson’s double-double of 18 points and 18 rebounds led West Iron County in a 58-47 victory over Norway Monday evening at the Charles Greenlund gymnasium. The junior led all scorers and also blocked six shots. “We played pretty good defense, but gave them extra ...

Bobcats maul Wildcats, 78-49

FLORENCE — Riley Hixon’s 23 points led three Bobcats in double figures as Florence cruised past Lena 78-49in non-conference action Monday night. Hixon scored the first 15 of his team’s 19 points. “Overall, a nice win for us, we are learning to and starting to see the right ...