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Cobb gets to see old team, QB in visit from Packers

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Randall Cobb still talks to his old quarterback regularly despite the receiver’s move to the Dallas Cowboys after spending his first eight seasons with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. While Cobb hadn’t spoken to Rodgers as of the middle of the week leading ...

Flivvs conquer ‘Barnyard’

FLAT ROCK — The outcome of a girls’ cross country race was decided by a matter of inches here Thursday as Kingsford junior Melanie Wenzel squeezed past Menominee sophomore Hayden Buck for top individual honors in the Gladstone Barnyard Classic. Both girls covered the 3.1-mile course in 20 ...

Undefeated Jets to face Trojans on Saturday

Dating back to their first meeting in 1978, the all-time series between Forest Park and North Central has been very one-sided, with Forest Park holding a 20-4 advantage. After defeating the Trojans 39-18 in their 9-0 1980 season, the Jets didn’t get another victory until 2016, when they ...

Volleyball — Nordics rebound to defeat Cougars

EBEN JUNCTION — The North Dickinson Lady Nordics traveled to Superior Central on Thursday, defeating the Lady Cougars 3-0 (25-12 25-10 25-10) in Skyline Conference action. “I thought the girls came out tonight with a lot more enthusiasm and were very aggressive to the ball,” Nordics ...

IM jayvees: 6-0 record

IRON MOUNTAIN — Coach Ty Thomann’s Mountaineer jayvees defeated Calumet 20-14 in West PAC Copper Division action Thursday, improving to 6-0 on the season. Gabe Richtig led the rushing attack for IM with 94 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns. Brandon Farragh added 67 yards on 13 ...

Florence: Schedule update

Florence, Wis. — Volleyball and junior varsity football schedules have been updated for Florence High School. The volleyball slate includes: —Tuesday, at home against Elcho, varsity only 6 p.m. start. — Oct. 15, at home against White Lake, varsity only, 6 p.m. start. — Oct. 17, ...

UP Tennis: Tomasoski 3rd

NEGAUNEE — During Wednesday’s Division 1 U.P Tennis Finals, Kingsford’s Jessica Tomasoski finished in third place in the No. 3 singles flight, head coach Tracy Rutter said. The MHSAA Final took place at the Negaunee tennis complex.

Wykons second in Division 2

KINGSFORD — The Westwood Patriots continued their stranglehold on the Upper Peninsula Division 2 girls’ tennis championship here Wednesday, winning for the fourth straight time with 22 points. Westwood, which gained at least a share of the title for the 10th time in 11 years, was followed ...

Big test awaits Mountaineers

IRON MOUNTAIN — The 5-0 Iron Mountain Mountaineers, ranked No. 1 in the UPSSA Small School Poll, and No. 8 in Division 7 of the Associated Press Michigan High School Football Poll hit the road Friday night for their biggest test to date, when they take on 5-0 Calumet. The Copper Kings, ranked ...

U.P. GIRLS TENNIS FINALS — Cross claims a U.P. title

NEGAUNEE — All good things must come to an end. After a five-year run as Upper Peninsula Division 1 champion, the Negaunee girls tennis team was dethroned by Marquette on Wednesday at the MHSAA Final played at the Negaunee Tennis Complex. The Redettes claimed the team title for the first ...

Wife’s cancer diagnosis hits home for Packers’ Crosby

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Mason Crosby won his competition to remain the Green Bay Packers’ kicker. His wife beat a more formidable challenger. Molly Crosby, a 32-year-old mother of five, had been dealing with bouts of coughing and congestion all summer. Some preliminary exams in Green Bay ...

Changing college landscape front and center for Big Ten

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany would just as soon leave the paychecks to the pros. The conference’s coaches and players have different takes. The amateur model of college athletics could be shaken to its core after California’s Fair Pay to Play Act takes effect in ...

One and done

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trent Grisham’s eyes were still red, his cheeks stained by tears, as a group of Milwaukee Brewers teammates gathered near his locker in the visitors’ clubhouse at Nationals Park to offer hugs and words of encouragement. Everything was going according to plan for ...

Florence too much for Patriots

PEMBINE, Wis. — Florence scored a 3-1 (25-19, 21-25, 25-15, 25-6) Northern Lakes Conference road volleyball victory over Goodman-Pembine Tuesday evening. “The first two sets were pretty intense tonight, and I have a lot of respect for the Goodman-Pembine team,” Florence head coach Joan ...

Cross Country — Flivvers’ Wenzel second

ISHPEMING — It was status quo on the cross country trails here Tuesday as the Houghton girls and Ishpeming boys continued to lead the way in the WestPAC Conference. The Houghton girls, winners of all three league meets this season, placed four runners among the top nine and edged Kingsford ...

Niagara sweeps Coleman

COLEMAN, Wis. — Tuesday night, Niagara head coach Carol St. Arnauld and her Lady Badgers traveled to Coleman for Marinette-Oconto Conference volleyball action, earning a straight-set victory, 25-23, 25-11, 25-18. “We came out slow tonight against Coleman in game one but were able to get ...

Michigan prepares for Iowa

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines have a chance to change the conversation. The Wolverines were humiliated at Wisconsin, giving up five touchdowns before scoring late in the lopsided game. Michigan bounced back with a feel-good win over Rutgers, but beating a ...

Broncos down Knights in Skyline volleyball

HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris Broncos used a balanced effort to upend Norway 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-23) in a Skyline Central Conference volleyball contest here Tuesday. The Broncos (6-1) rolled to wins with relative ease in the first two sets while using a 100 percent serve percentage in ...

Constantini honored

Kim Constantini Nagy and her father John “Bimbo” Constantini sit in the stands at the 2019 Labor Day hardball championship tournament in Felch. The 87-year old Constantini, of Iron Mountain, was honored at the tournament on Sept. 2, with a plaque of appreciation that read: In appreciation ...

Prep football: IM still No. 1

MARQUETTE - Iron Mountain (5-0) sits atop this week’s Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters small school prep football poll. The Mountaineers received all eight first-place votes. West Iron County (4-1) was second. North Central (5-0) was a unanimous choice to lead the eight-player ...