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Brewers extend Counsell

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee general manager David Stearns didn't have to do much thinking when it came to a new long-term deal for Brewers manager Craig Counsell. "Both Craig and I thought this was probably an inevitability at some point," Stearns said Wednesday after announcing a three-year ...

Tigers acquire catcher Haase

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers acquired catcher Eric Haase from the Cleveland Indians for cash on Wednesday and designated right-hander Dario Agrazal for assignment. Haase, who turned 27 last month, played in 19 games for Cleveland over the past two seasons, going 3 for 32 at the plate. ...

UW center heading to NFL

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin All-America center Tyler Biadasz said Wednesday he will skip his senior season to go to the NFL. Biadasz said on Twitter the NFL “has always been my biggest dream." He was a unanimous All-America this season and also won the Rimington Trophy as the ...

Obituary: George Perles

George Perles, who coached Michigan State to a Rose Bowl victory in 1988 and was an assistant for the dominant Pittsburgh Steelers teams of the 1970s that won four Super Bowls, died Tuesday, the school said. He was 85. Perles played football at Michigan State and later was an assistant coach, ...

41 Lumber Pee Wees split vs. Green Bay

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Dickinson Amateur Hockey Association 41 Lumber Pee Wees (12U) skated to a split against Green Bay Bobcats Pee Wee A, falling 4-2 in the first game before earning a 5-2 win in the second, Saturday at Mountain View Ice Arena. Goal scorers for 41 Lumber included Ted Pennala, ...

Kingsford prevails in OT

WELLS — Close wasn’t quite enough for the Escanaba Eskymos here Tuesday night as they dropped a 3-2 overtime hockey decision to the Kingsford Flivvers. Esky outshot the Flivvers 35-34 in this Great Lakes Conference match-up at the Hannahville Ice & Turf Complex. It was senior ...

Flivvers knock off WIC girls in overtime 44-42

STAMBAUGH — Led by Brooke Kriegl’s game-high 24 points, Kingsford delivered West Iron County its first loss of the season with a 44-42 overtime victory here Tuesday evening. Kriegl scored 18 of her 24 after halftime, including 12 in the final quarter and OT. She poured in five triples and ...

No. 1 Menominee downs Jets

POWERS — Despite a combined 45 points by Andie and Bree Arsenault, top-ranked Menominee remained unbeaten here Tuesday, topping North Central 68-54 in girls non-conference basketball. Menominee, voted the unanimous No. 1 in the first U.P.S.S.A. basketball poll of the season, only led by one ...

WIC tripped up at Houghton

HOUGHTON — What a difference a day makes. Or rather, make that a night. After struggling shooting the basketball the night before against Kingsford in a four-point defeat, the Houghton Gremlins came out all guns blazing Tuesday night versus West Iron County in a 68-42 win in boys basketball ...

Patriots survive in final seconds

GOODMAN, Wis. — Despite leading by 10 points at the half, Goodman-Pembine needed a Boone Larison three-pointer with two seconds left to defeat Mercer 56-55 in non-conference boys basketball action Tuesday night. “We left many scoring opportunities out there tonight but we are happy to ...

Badgers take down Lena for third straight victory

LENA, Wis, — After starting the season 0-4, Niagara won its third consecutive game Tuesday night, defeating Lena 51-39 in Marinette-Oconto conference action. Tristan DeJardin led the Badgers with 13 points. Logan Bath and Josh Weber each added eight points for the Badgers, now 3-4 (2-3 ...

Bobcats rip Eagles, 83-37

FLORENCE, Wis — Florence, with four players in double figures, cruised past Stephenson 83-37 Tuesday night in non-conference action. The Bobcats, who held a 42-21 lead at half, were led by Preston Stoltz’s double-double of 15 points and 16 rebounds. Kaden Schuls scored a game-high 21 ...

Prep Wrestling: Flivvers fifth, IM sixth at Elks Invite

ESCANABA — Make it a three-peat for the Escanaba wrestlers. Esky captured top honors in the Elks Invitational for the third straight time on Saturday by scoring 224 points in the 47th annual tournament. Downstate Coopersville was runner-up at 160, followed by Gladstone 147 1/2 and ...

Rose’s late shot leads Pistons

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Detroit Pistons, tired and dragging at the end of a long road trip, had every reason to look past the Cleveland Cavaliers. Derrick Rose and Andre Drummond wouldn't let that happen. Rose hit the go-ahead shot with 27 seconds left, and Drummond finished with 23 points ...

Girls Basketball: Red-hot Wolves outshoot Norway

CARNEY — With a 41- point first half, the Carney-Nadeau Wolves rolled past Norway Tuesday night at in Skyline Central Conference girls basketball action 73-39. “Despite our best offense of the season in the first half, Carney was lights out from anywhere on the court,” Norway coach Joe ...

Mountaineers too much for Gladstone

GLADSTONE — With last year’s Division 3 state finalist Iron Mountain in town, the gym was packed for Monday’s Mid-Peninsula Conference boys basketball game in Gladstone. The Braves hung with the Mountaineers for a while, but Iron Mountain’s talent was too much to overcome as the ...

Hendricks lifts Knights at buzzer

NORWAY — Senior Kody Hendricks hit a free-throw line jump shot at the buzzer and Norway defeated the visiting North Central Jets 47-45 Monday night in Skyline Central Conference action. “The kids really gutted it out tonight, we were down by five points with under two minutes left,” ...

IM girls collect first ‘W’

IRON MOUNTAIN - Iron Mountain chalked its first victory of the season, tipping Houghton 59-55 in West PAC girls basketball here Monday night. “Overall a really good game all the way around,” Mountaineers head coach Katelynn Grenier said. “I am proud of my team and their effort tonight. ...

Gill double-double not enough for Niagara in 58-46 loss against Gillett

GILLETT, Wis. — Cassie Gill posted a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for Niagara in a 58-46 loss to Gillett Monday evening in a Marinette-Oconto Conference girls basketball make-up game from Dec. 9. Niagara had three players in double figures as Jaida ...

Flivver boys hold off Gremlins 61-57

HOUGHTON — Like a man on a treadmill, the Houghton Gremlins kept trying to catch up to the Kingsford Flivvers on Monday night. But the Gremlins fell just short in the boys basketball contest, dropping a 61-57 decision. "We came out tonight and weren't quite up to our game," Houghton head ...