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Chargers dominate Packers, 25-11

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Just when the Los Angeles Chargers’ season looked lost, they put together their best game of the year against one of the league’s top teams. Melvin Gordon scored two touchdowns and the defense held Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers to one of his worst outings as the ...

Lions come up short at Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Detroit’s defense couldn’t come up with the late stop the Lions needed on one end of the field. Matthew Stafford couldn’t convert the fourth-down play at the other end. It added up to another loss for the Lions, who are quickly falling out of contention in the ...

Mountaineers advance

IRON MOUNTAIN -- Scoring early and often, Iron Mountain defeated Mancelona 40-8 on Saturday in an MHSAA Division 7 Pre-District game at Mountaineer Stadium. Up next for the Mountaineers (10-0) is a Division 7 District final game, on Saturday Nov. 9, versus the 7-3 Charlevoix Red Rayders of ...

Jets take down Forest Park

POWERS — Earlier this week Noah Gorzinski was selected the Upper Peninsula’s Offensive Player of the Year for eight-man football. The senior quarterback showed why here Friday night as he led the top-ranked North Central Jets to a harder-than-it-looked 46-28 football triumph over the ...

IM lands three on U.P. Dream Team

MARQUETTE — On Thursday, the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association met at the Holiday Inn in Marquette to choose the 2019 UP High School Football teams. Area teams were well represented as both 11-player and 8-player selections. In 11-player, the undefeated Iron ...

Bobcats downed in second round

SHELL LAKE, Wis. — Florence stayed with Shell Lake for three quarters until falling 39-6 in a WIAA second round eight-player state playoff game Friday. William Liebergen’s 1-yard touchdown run pulled the Bobcats to within 19-6 late in the third quarter, but the Lakers reeled off three ...

Great Lakes Eight selects its best

RAPID RIVER — The North Central Jets enjoyed a stellar football season and were rewarded by receiving Team of the Year honors during the meeting of the Great Lakes Eight Conference football coaches here Monday. North Central, ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press state and Upper Peninsula ...

Carney hoops: Tourney Dec. 7-8

CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau Invitational “Early Bird” men’s basketball tournament will be held the weekend of Dec. 7-8 at the Carney-Nadeau High School Gym. This year’s tournament will be a two-division double elimination event with a limit of 12 teams. There will be a play-in ...

Trojans end regular season with a win

CRYSTAL FALLS — In a competitive and exciting match, Forest Park rallied past Skyline Conference foe Bark River-Harris 3-1 (23-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-23) in the regular season finale for both squads Thursday at Eddie Chambers Memorial Gymnasium. The Lady Trojans were celebrating senior night ...

Trojans, Jets busy prepping for ‘toughest regional in the state’

POWERS — A match-up of contrasting styles is on tap Friday when top-ranked North Central hosts third-ranked Forest Park in an eight-player Division 2 regional football playoff opener in a 7 p.m. (EDT) contest. The Jets (9-0), who like to pass and utilize their outside speed, are well aware ...

West PAC volley standouts selected

HOUGHTON - West Iron County’s Mya Grubbs was the lone area selection to the 2019 West PAC all-conference first team, as announced this week. Grubbs is a senior setter/outside hitter for the Wykons. Second team picks included West Iron’s Courtney Reitmeyer, a senior middle hitter, and Iron ...

Kingsford freshmen post 7-1-1 season

KINGSFORD — Kingsford’s bid for an unbeaten season ended against Marquette, as the Redmen beat the Flivvers 16-12 in freshman football. Kingsford’s Nic Nora threw for 102 yards and a 15-yard touchdown to Cole Myllyla. Myllyla also rushed for 101 yards. The Flivvers only had three ...

Mountaineers take down Patriots, 3-0

IRON MOUNTAIN — It was both parents night and senior night for the Iron Mountain girls volleyball team Tuesday. On the court, head coach Jeanne Newberry and her team swept the Westwood Lady Patriots 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-20) in West PAC Conference action. It was also cancer awareness night, ...

Mountaineers snare top league awards

COVINGTON - On Monday morning, the West PAC Conference Copper Division coaches met at Hardwood Steakhouse in Covington to select the 2019 All-Conference team for their division. The 9-0 Iron Mountain Mountaineers and head coach Robin Marttila won the division championship with a 7-0 record in ...

West PAC Iron Division’s best include Wykons and Knights

ISHPEMING — The West PAC Conference Iron Division football coaches met on Monday at Ishpeming High School to select the 2019 All-Conference team for their division. The 7-2 Ishpeming Hematites and first-year head coach George Niemi were crowned division champions going 7-0 in division play. ...

Kingsford tops Trojans

CRYSTAL FALLS - In non-conference girls volleyball action Tuesday night in the Eddie Chambers Memorial Gymnasium, Kingsford swept Forest Park 3-0 (25-11, 25-20, 25-11). “We had a lot of fun trying some new lineups tonight for our last game of regular season. We are excited to get started in ...

Jets denied in district preview versus Wolves

POWERS — The Carney-Nadeau volleyball team swept the North Central Jets 3-0 (25-7, 25-4, 25-17) here Tuesday in a preview of a district match as the teams will face off again Monday in the first round of the Division 4 District 99 playoffs. The Wolves’ serving propelled them through the ...

Nordics handle Broncos

HARRIS — Alaska Peterson reached a major milestone here Tuesday, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Bark River-Harris Broncos from dropping a 3-0 (25-16, 25-12, 25-15) volleyball decision to the North Dickinson Nordics. The sophomore setter collected 11 assists in this Skyline Central ...

Flivvers Kreski, Cardew are first-teamers in GNC

ESCANABA — At Mo’s Pub in downtown Escanaba on Monday morning, the Great Northern Conference football coaches met to select the 2019 all-conference team. Kingsford junior Carter Kreski was selected to the first team at linebacker while senior Ed Cardew made first team defense as a lineman. ...

Munising sweeps Norway

NORWAY — It was senior night in the Norway High School gymnasium Tuesday for the Lady Knights volleyball team. They welcomed Munising in for Skyline Conference action, falling to the visitors 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-18). “With tonight being senior night, I wanted to play all of my seniors ...