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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. ...

U-M rides Henry’s arm

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jesse Franklin hit the second pitch of the game out of TD Ameritrade Park. With the performance Tommy Henry was about to give, that was all the offense Michigan needed. Henry limited Florida State to three hits and Franklin’s homer stood up in a 2-0 win Monday night ...

UP Senior Golf – Solda leads tournament

IRON MOUNTAIN — Norway’s Mike Solda, playing in the first group of the day, fired a two-under par 70 Monday to lead the 15th annual UP Senior Championship at Pine Grove Country Club. Solda collected three of his four birdies on the back nine to shoot a 34 in the tournament’s opening ...

Successful IMHS season

Iron Mountain High School’s successful boys basketball season was on display during the year-ending athletic awards program. The Mountaineers posted an unbeaten regular season, captured postseason tournament trophies and bowed in the state finals after a controversial finish. The ...

Padres blank Brewers

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Backed by Manny Machado’s home run, Joey Lucchesi gave the San Diego Padres’ bullpen a chance to catch its collective breath. The big left-hander threw seven brilliant innings in a combined four-hitter to lead the Padres to a 2-0 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers on ...

Flivvers name assistant coaches

KINGSFORD — Breitung Township School Board has hired Ian Weber as assistant hockey coach and Joe Kriegl as assistant football coach at Kingsford High School.

ScuttleBu(r)t … Two more state titles for VanderLende

Rockford senior Ericka VanderLende stood out again at the MHSAA Division 1 track and field meet. The daughter of Forest Park grad Ingrid (Peterson) and Greg VanderLende won the 1,600 (4:41.00) and 3,200 (10.24.57) and finished runner-up in the 800. “I was really happy to complete all ...

Macker back in Ishpeming

ISHPEMING — 17 years and a few parents later, the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament is back on the streets of downtown Ishpeming. There was no shortage of fun to be had by the local community Saturday with sunny skies helping bring out an estimated 3,000 people to Hematite Drive from ...

Whitmer backs women in sports

LANSING (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has created a task force to support and promote opportunities for girls and women in sports. The group formed Monday by an executive order must make initial findings and recommendations before March 2021. The 15-member task force will be chaired ...

IR’s Harris earns honor

MARQUETTE — Iron River’s Victoria Harris was among 15 Northern Michigan University track and field student-athletes named to the 2019 spring Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference all-academic excellence team. To be eligible, a student-athlete had to be on the active roster at ...