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Norway Speedway releases updated 2020 schedule

NORWAY — Taking a page out of NASCAR and the Daytona 500's playbook, Norway Speedway will kick off the 2020 racing season with its biggest race of the year — the Stateline Challenge, presented by Aurora Liquors and Island Resort & Casino, on Friday, July 3. The show will also serve as ...

St. Thomas gains NCAA approval for next step in D1 move

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The University of St. Thomas gained NCAA support Wednesday for the Minnesota school's bid to move its athletic programs directly from Division III to Division I. The NCAA's Division I council announced after a committee meeting that St. Thomas can make a formal ...

‘Hoosiers’ named best sports movie

“Hoosiers” shot all the way to No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 of best sports movies, a one-of-a-kind poll from the news organization known for its rankings of college teams. Released in 1986 and starring Gene Hackman, “Hoosiers” led the tally, receiving 46 votes from a ...

North Dickinson announces student athlete award winners

FELCH TOWNSHIP — Briana Smith and Skye Ledzian have been chosen for the Earl Dixon Award at North Dickinson County High School. The Earl Dixon Award is the most prestigious athletic award presented at North Dickinson. Athletic Director Mike Roell said the athletic awards for the 2019-20 ...

IM Golds U-19 falls, 6-3

MENOMINEE — The Menominee baseball team was matched up against a very good Iron Mountain squad on Tuesday at Spies Field in Menominee and thanks to some heroics at the plate from Andrew Schroeder and Keaton Uecke, the Red Wave came away with a 6-3 victory to move to 3-0 on the ...

Oak Crest Golf Club Youth tournament

NORWAY TOWNSHIP -- Oak Crest Golf Club in Norway will be holding a Youth Scramble on Wednesday, June 24. The event will have a three golfer per team format, for golfers ages 8-19. Cost is $15 per person for $45 per team; the divisions will be flighted by age, determined by the oldest ...

Inaugural Raymond Bray ‘Too Strong Award’

By Daily News staff NORWAY — Raymond Bray was a standout athlete at Norway High School, graduating in 1970. He was also a teacher and coach in the district for many years. Bray battled cancer and died March 18, 2019, at the age of 67. The “Too Strong” Award represents the Norway ...

Kelley, academic all-state

FLORENCE, Wis. — Northwoods Storm wrestler and Florence High School student Caitlyn Kelley was named Academic All-State for wrestling, with a 4.0 grade-point average. A 3.5 or higher is required for eligibility for the award. She’s the only female wrestler in the state of Wisconsin to ...

Par 3 Tourney at Oak Crest

NORWAY TOWNSHIP — A Par 3 Shoot-Out will take place on June 20 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. Cost is $40 per person and it includes 18 ...

Men’s golf league results

NORWAY TOWNSHIP — The results from June 8, the second week of the Forward Financial Men’s Golf League at Oak Crest Golf Club in Norway, are: Division A Medalist — Ed O’Connell with a 36. Team Leaders with 7 points each are: Greg Holmes and Mark Gunville, Brian Tirschel and Mark ...

Youth football registration open

IRON MOUNTAIN -— Central UP 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. ...

Trio of area greats recognized by Mick McCabe

IRON MOUNTAIN — Detroit Free Press sports writer Mick McCabe recently celebrated a half-century of working at the Motor City newspaper. He also released some 50th anniversary Michigan high school football, and boys and girls basketball all-time teams. On each squad, he named an All-Class ...

Florence names MVPs; Jenna Springer, Schuls selected as top seniors

FLORENCE, Wis — Athletic awards night for Florence High School was held virtually on Friday evening. Athletic Director Kris Johnson, all Florence High School coaches and Principal Brandon Jerue were involved with the selection of the special awards. Two special awards are given to the ...

Dates set for 2021 ski jump tournament

BREITUNG TOWNSHIP - The dates for the 2021 FIS Continental Cup at the Pine Mountain Ski Jump were announced on Thursday. The dates are Feb. 12- 14, 2021. A statement from FIS via the Kiwanis Ski Club was posted on the club's official Face- book page: “Make plans now to be at the 2021 FIS ...

KHS swimmers honored

KINGSFORD — The Kingsford girls swim team finished first in the U.P. for the Michigan Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association 2019-20 academic all-state honors. The association recognizes three divisions in lower Michigan and one in the U.P. based on MHSAA school size ...

Kirksey benefits from familiar face in new location

By The Associated Press Green Bay’s Christian Kirksey believes his history with his new defensive coordinator will help the veteran linebacker make a smooth transition as he switches teams for the first time. Kirksey signed with the Packers in March after he was released by Cleveland, ...

MHSAA eases restrictions for group activities

EAST LANSING — More good news for local sports came from the office of the Michigan High School Athletic Association Tuesday afternoon. Beginning Wednesday, schools throughout the U.P. are now allowed to begin indoor activities in groups of 50 and outdoor activities in groups of up to ...

Tigers draft Arizona State slugger Torkelson at No. 1

NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Torkelson slugged his way through college, bashing baseballs all around the country with eye-popping power. All those impressive drives made the decision easy for the Detroit Tigers, who selected the Arizona State star with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball ...

Knights honor top student-athletes

NORWAY — The Norway High School athletic department held a virtual awards program Tuesday evening, streamed on the Norway-Vulcan Schools official Facebook page. The ceremony will be posted to the school’s web- site today. Joe Tinti, principal and athletic director, headed up the ...

No Packer Night for 2020

IRON MOUNTAIN - - The annual Green Bay Packers program held at Recreation Lanes in Iron Mountain, has been canceled for 2020. Event organizer Mike Caruso stated that coronavirus concerns forced the cancellation of the event. Caruso notes that “Packer Night” is anticipated to return in ...