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Racing: Iverson gets late model win

NORWAY — Third-generation driver Robby Iverson played it safe, dodged several caution periods and went on to grab the lead on a restart with two laps to go to capture the Auto Value Round I super late model main event at Norway Speedway Friday night. With the win, Iverson captured the ...

Golf: Iacobelli wins Island Resort championship

HARRIS — The Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass Golf Club ended in a very fitting way Sunday. After three days of little to no separation at the top, Daniela Iacobelli and Cindy Ha both finished at minus-11, setting up a tiebreaker on hole 18. Iacobelli put herself in great position ...

VanderLende receives Gatorade state award

ROCKFORD — State champion Ericka VanderLende of Rockford High School has been named Gatorade Michigan Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year. In its 34th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, the award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence but also ...

Allred-Swanson lead Oak Crest men’s loop

NORWAY — JJ Allred and Bob Swanson lead Division B of the Forward Financial Monday Night Golf League at Oak Crest Golf Course. Jerry Gedvick and Jim Johnson shared Division B medalist honors at 41. In Division A, UP Senior tournament contender Mike Solda led the way with a one-over par ...

Soccer: Northern Stars improve mark to 4-0

NIAGARA, Wis. — Northern Stars U19 boys improved to 4-0 after defeating Green Bay Synergy 7-0 and Appleton Terror Pride 7-2. In the Synergy game, Stars scored four goals in the first 10 minutes to take a commanding lead. Kobe Gordon opened the scoring, with Jurgen Kleiman, Ben Backlund ...

Team physician featured speaker for Lee Remmel Packer Night

By BURT ANGELI Sports Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — Dr. Patrick McKenzie, who made one of the biggest decisions in Green Bay Packers history, will be the guest speaker for the annual Lee Remmel Packer Night program. When the Packers considered a trade for Brett Favre in 1992, some wanted to ...

Mountaineers’ Redding signs with Concordia

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s Colleen Redding will continue her athletic career at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Mich. Colleen Redding recently signed a letter of intent to play hockey and volleyball. The daughter of Christine Redding of Iron Mountain and Michael Redding of Florida ...

‘Reaching Higher’ expands to serve BB, VB prospects

EAST LANSING — The annual Reaching Higher showcases of Michigan’s top high school basketball players will return for their 10th year Sunday at Milford High School in Highland Township, and for the first time volleyball players will take part in the Reaching Higher experience during a ...

‘Adult’ soccer at Marion Park

Trever Schaut of Tadych’s Econofoods prepares to kick against FNB in Sunday’s Adult Soccer League game at Marion Park in Norway. FNB’s Wes Jacobson (20) and Lance Armstrong defend on the play while Trent Motto looks on. FNB defeated Econo, 5-2, while Carlos Cantina spilled Pro Tech 5-3 ...

High School — Knights name coaches

NORWAY — Carli Kelly has returned to coaching. Kelly, who coached Norway varsity girls basketball for 10 years before stepping down in 2017, will lead the Knights eighth-grade team. Former Knights star Jordan Kraemer will serve as a volunteer girls basketball coach this summer before ...

Pistons draft international prospect

AUBURN HILLS — Sekou Doumbouya is still only 18 and he didn’t start playing basketball until he was 12. “That’s good. That means there’s upside,” Detroit Pistons executive Ed Stefanski said. “Youngest kid in the draft. We’re excited.” The Pistons drafted Doumbouya with the ...

Streaking Reds handcuff Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tanner Roark finally got some early run support and made the most of it. Roark allowed one run — a homer by major league leader Christian Yelich — over six solid innings and Jose Iglesias homered and drove in four runs as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers ...

Bobcats, Patriots honored

Softball FLORENCE, Wis. — Four Florence players have earned All-Northern Lakes Conference softball first-team berths. League coaches selected Bobcats juniors Jenna and Jordyn Springer and sophomores Lacey Enders and Sidney Tomczak to the first team. Goodman-Pembine sophomore Kalen Berger ...

Zion’s time: Williamson the center of attention at NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) — Zion Williamson smiled his way through nearly half an hour of questions, trying to portray himself like any player just hoping to be drafted. Suddenly, a tall, thin newcomer pushed his way to the front of the shoulder-to-shoulder swarm surrounding Williamson and shot down ...

At 103, ‘Hurricane’ Hawkins takes titles at US Senior Games

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — At 103, Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins has cemented her title as the oldest woman to compete on an American track after finishing the 50-and 100-meter dashes at the National Senior Games in New Mexico. Event organizers say the Louisiana resident holds the world ...

Knights earn awards

NORWAY — Norway High School softball stood out in the classroom and diamond for the 2019 season. The Knights, under coach Robert (Kuba) Bal, posted a 3.4 grade point average in making the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association’s academic all-state team. Individual academic ...

Symetra moves to Sweetgrass

HARRIS — The 12th stop on the 2019 "Road to the LPGA" takes the Symetra Tour to Sweetgrass Golf Club for this weekend’s ninth annual Island Resort Championship. Greeting the 156-player field is a total purse of $200,000. Individuals are set to compete Friday through Sunday in a 54-hole ...

Senior Golf — Ray outlasts Saari to win first UP title

IRON MOUNTAIN — Mark Ray celebrated a birthday Monday and wondered how many opportunities he would have to win the UP Senior Championship. The retired school teacher from Bark River didn’t have to wait long. Ray banged home an eight-foot putt on the first playoff hole Tuesday and downed ...

Tigers slip by sloppy Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Christin Stewart's sped his thinking up and slowed down his feet, helping the Detroit Tigers end a four-game losing streak in the process. Stewart was on first with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning of a tie game on Tuesday night when Brandon Dixon hit a ...

U-M standout works out before former coach

With only a few days remaining before the NBA draft, Iggy Brazdeikis enjoyed a reunion of sorts when he worked out for the Cleveland Cavaliers. That meant a chance to catch up with John Beilein. “It was so cool. It honestly kind of felt like home, seeing him there,” Brazdeikis said. ...