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Bobcats wrangle Knights, 74-30

FLORENCE, Wis. — Using athleticism and ball movement to push the tempo of the game — along with a double-double of 23 points and 13 rebounds from junior Patrick Millan — Florence cruised past Phelps 74-30 here Friday evening. Braden Boettcher drained 17 points including five triples, ...

Lady Badgers down STAA, 53-31

MARINETTE, Wis. — A big second half fueled the Lady Badgers of Niagara to a 53-31 victory over Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy in Thursday’s Marinette-Oconto Conference clash. Niagara (6-2 M&O Conference, 6-3 overall) pressed the Cavalettes (0-7 M&O, 0-8 overall) defensively from ...

LadyCats squish Hornets

FLORENCE, Wis. — In what was their third game in the last four days, Florence powered past Northern Lakes Conference foe Elcho 64-39 here Friday night in game two of a varsity doubleheader. Florence was led by senior Lacey Enders’ double- double of 23 points and 14 rebounds, and freshman ...

Donald, Kelce unanimous AP All-Pros; Rodgers, Henry chosen

Dynamic defensive star Aaron Donald and unstoppable tight end Travis Kelce were unanimous choices Friday for The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers was selected for the third time, finishing ahead of Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes in voting from a ...

Harbaugh has new, 5-year deal

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan has decided to stick with coach Jim Harbaugh, finalizing a new, five-year deal that cuts his guaranteed compensation but gives him an opportunity to make up for the financial loss if he can start winning championships. The school will pay him $4 million in 2021 ...

Mountaineers return to title chase

IRON MOUNTAIN — This high school football season seems like it’s gone on since last year. Well it has, in fact, since Aug. 10, 2020. For the Iron Mountain Mountaineers, it continues Saturday as they host Johannesburg-Lewiston in a Division 8 Regional championship game at the Superior Dome ...

Jets prepare for semifinal foe Marion

POWERS — It’s been a long road for most local teams since the pandemic began, and it’s been especially tough for the North Central football team. When the Jets finally step onto the field Saturday to play against Marion for the chance to make it to the state finals, nearly two months ...

Ladycats corralled by Rangers, 45-40

FLORENCE, Wis. — Behind 18 points each from sophomores Sparrow Luccarini and Rachel Schlies, Wausaukee slipped past Florence 45-40 in non-conference girls basketball action Thursday night at Florence High School. The first few minutes of the game were back and forth, with both young ...

Rodgers leads Pack to top of NFC

The NFC playoff field features the usual cast of quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Russell Wilson. Now there’s also Tom Brady, who tormented the AFC field for two decades in New England. The six-time Super Bowl champion left the Patriots for the Buccaneers last spring and led ...

Packers allowing some season ticket holders to attend divisional playoff game

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers’ divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field will include attendance by season ticket holders, for the first time in months amid the coronavirus pandemic. NBC26 in Green Bay reported that the Packers announced Thursday that ticket holders who opted ...

Lions entering another offseason rebuild

DETROIT (AP) — The previous time the Detroit Lions went into an offseason with a rebuilding project this large, they were coming off a winless season and drafted quarterback Matthew Stafford with the No. 1 overall pick in 2009. Detroit’s new general manager and coach will have to ...

Dickinson-led No. 10 Michigan routs No. 16 Minnesota 82-57

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Freshman Hunter Dickinson scored a season-high 28 points as No. 10 Michigan pulled away and beat No. 16 Minnesota 82-57 on Wednesday night to remain unbeaten. The Wolverines (10-0, 5-0 Big Ten) had a 19-point edge in the second half after leading by just six points ...

No surprise: Peyton Manning a Hall of Fame finalist

Peyton Manning, no surprise, is among 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2021. The star quarterback, owner of a record five NFL Most Valuable Player awards and two Super Bowl titles, was the first finalist revealed by the hall on Tuesday night. Manning, of ...

Fast start helps Bucks breeze past Pistons 130-115

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 25 points and Khris Middleton added 23 as the Milwaukee Bucks rolled past the Detroit Pistons 130-115 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. This marked the second time in three nights that the Bucks and Pistons have faced off in ...

MHSAA will allow some fans

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Limited numbers of spectators will be allowed for the final rounds of the Michigan High School Athletic Association football and girls volleyball tournaments, per approval received Wednesday from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Football teams will ...

Kiwanis Ski Club to meet today

IRON MOUNTAIN — A special meeting of the Kiwanis Ski Club will be held at 5 p.m. today at the clubhouse. It is very important that all current members attend, club officials said.

March Madness will be played entirely in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA is giving Indiana an exclusive ticket to showcase March Madness and the basketball-crazed state can’t wait to take center stage this spring. The NCAA announced Monday that its showcase event — the Division I men’s basketball tournament, all 67 games of it ...

Badgers post three in double figures, defeat Lena, 48-35

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara dominated the second half and defeated Lena 48-35 in M & O Conference boys basketball Tuesday. “We had great post games from Ty Colenso and Logan Weber,” said Badgers coach Steve Derwinski. Weber led the offense with 17 points and Colenso chipped in 13. ...

Blue Jays fly past Florence

FLORENCE, Wis. — In Northern Lakes Conference girls basketball here Tuesday night, Three Lakes overwhelmed Florence 75-28. The young Ladycats had to contend with a Three Lakes team heavy in upperclassmen. “We started off real strong, we had the lead early in the game,” said Florence ...