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All-conference runner leads Florence cross country

FLORENCE, Wis. — The 2019 season for the Florence Bobcats coed cross country team will be one with two different size rosters. The girls team has returning runners, some of them letterwinners from a season ago. The boys team has just one runner, freshman Seth Axley. “We are sadly lacking ...

Patricia has ‘1,000 percent’ trust in Stafford after tie

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — There were many plays that caused the Detroit Lions to blow an 18-point late lead in Sunday’s opener in Arizona. The instance getting the most attention, while being added to the long list of miserable Lions memories for the fan base, is a late timeout in the ...

Zimmer’s D a challenge

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers coach Matt LaFleur remembers vividly how challenging it was facing Mike Zimmer’s defense. Zimmer’s defensive unit held LaFleur’s offense to a single touchdown when the two squared off nearly two years ago in Minnesota. Zimmer was 10 games into what would ...

No. 10 Michigan has plenty to work on during early bye week

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh hired Josh Gattis and handed him the keys to Michigan's offense last winter, hoping the offensive coordinator would bring the program up to speed in college football. Harbaugh envisioned and touted a new brand of football that would put some of the ...

DAHA: Hockey signup

IRON MOUNTAIN - Registration for the 2019-20 Dickinson Amateur Hockey Association season will be Thursday, September 12, and Thursday, September 19, at Mountain View Ice Arena from 5 to 7 p.m. both evenings. DAHA also plans to host an equipment swap on Sunday, September 22, from 3 to 6 p.m. ...

MSU upsets victims of Nassar

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has dropped plans for an outside review to determine how it handled sexual assault complaints against former campus sports doctor Larry Nassar. The switch by trustees comes a few months after they voted unanimously to hire a Chicago law ...

Flivvers take Great 8

The Kingsford Flivvers repeated as champions at the Great 8 Volleyball Tournament Saturday at West Iron County High School.

Lions blow lead, settle for tie

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray had already produced a few storybook moments during his first game as an NFL quarterback and seemed on the verge of another in overtime. On third down, the Arizona Cardinals rookie bounced around for a moment and then fired a pass over the middle. The ...

Flivvers repeat as Great 8 champs

STAMBAUGH — Fourteen matches versus seven different opponents in one day. That’s what each of the eight teams faced Saturday at the annual Great 8 Volleyball Tournament held this year at West Iron County Schools. The Lady Flivvers of Kingsford came out of the round-robin tournament as ...

Michigan Tech upsets No. 19 Hillsdale, 29-14

HILLSDALE, Mich. - The Michigan Tech football team defeated Hillsdale 29-14 in the 2019 season opener Saturday afternoon on the road. The Huskies held the Chargers to 160 yards of total offense and negative nine yards rushing over the course of 60 minutes. Tech has now won a season opener for ...

NMU routs McKendree

MARQUETEE, Mich. – Using a team effort that saw both sides of the ball make big plays, the Northern Michigan University Football team opened the 2019 season with a 30-9 victory over McKendree University. The Wildcats ran for a total of 138 yards. Freshman Tyshon King led the way with 80 ...

YMCA: Session 1 begins

IRON MOUNTAIN - The first fall session of fitness classes and youth programs begins this week at the Northern Lights YMCA. Full schedule is available at www.nlymca.com/dickinson.

Frosh football: Flivvers win

KINGSFORD - Kingsford freshmen beat Marquette 36-0 Thursday at Flivver field. Nick Nora rushed for TD scores of 25, 33 and 5 yards. Cole Myllyla had 142 yards rushing and an 86 yard TD run. The offense rushed for 259 yards and Nora was 3-5 passing with a 28 yard TD to Charlie Christesen. Josh ...

Mountaineers pull away, move to 2-0

IRON MOUNTAIN - Three quick strikes in the third quarter allowed Iron Mountain to break open a one-score game and pull away from Westwood in a 44-22 West PAC Copper Division football game Friday evening at Mountaineer Stadium. The Mountaineers (2-0, 2-0) went into halftime ahead 14-0, ...

Flivvers notch first ‘W’

SHIOCTON, Wis. — Kingsford got its first victory under new head coach Mark Novara, shaking off an up-and-down first half to defeat Shiocton 35-14 in non-conference football Friday. Tyler Kopp completed 10 of 15 passes for 170 yards and three touchdowns for the Flivvers, who scored 21 ...

Trojans pummel Rudyard

CRYSTAL FALLS — On a cool and crisp evening at Dick Mettlach Field, the Forest Park Trojans pulled out all of the stops for their home opener. A freshly painted field of thick, long green grass. Their marching band, equipped with a color guard, was also in attendance looking and sounding ...

Knights record shut out

MUNISING — Norway earned its first victory under new head coach Scott Popp, shutting out Munising 14-0 in West Pac football Friday. “The defense really came out to play,” said Popp, whose Knights grabbed the lead in the second quarter on a 60-yard sweep by Ethan Sabotta. Norway ...

Bobcats stay undefeated

FLORENCE — Bringing their record to 3-0 on the season, head coach Kent Walstrom’s Florence Bobcats defeated Three Lakes 50-0 in non-conference 8-man football Friday night at Robert Landry Field. After a scoreless first quarter, the Bobcats exploded for 38 second quarter points. “Am I ...

Wykons hold off Broncos

IRON RIVER — West Iron scored all of its points in the third quarter, holding off Bark River-Harris 29-14 on Friday in the West Pac Iron Division. Trey Bociek ran for two scores and completed 8 of 15 passes for 157 yards and a touchdown to pace the Wykons. Nathan Thomson rushed for 71 yards ...

Cedarville tops Nordics

FELCH — North Dickinson generated some passing offense but it wasn’t enough in a 40-8 loss to Cedarville in non-conference eight-player football Friday. Down 26-0 at halftime, Brennan Donaldson delivered a 32-yard scoring strike to Cameron Schultz late in the third quarter for North ...