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Kingsford tennis optimistic as season progresses

IRON RIVER — West Iron defeated Kingsford 5-3 in girls tennis Thursday, sweeping the four doubles matches. “West Irons’ No. 1 and No. 2 doubles are very strong” said Kingsford assistant coach Aaron Rochon. Those duos consist of Eden Golliher and Tori Bociek at No. 1, and Emily Nelson ...

Niagara Lions Golf Scramble Sept. 21

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Lions are seeking golfers for their annual four-person scramble golf tournament which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Oak Crest Golf Course in Norway. The 18-hole tournament will get underway with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. and is open to men’s, ...

Yelich featured in ESPN body print issue

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers slugger Christian Yelich, world No. 1 golfer Brooks Koepka and the Philadelphia Eagles offensive line are among the athletes featured in the final print edition of ESPN The Magazine’s Body issue. The magazine hits newsstands on Sept. 6, its final ...

O’Connell is medalist

NORWAY — Ed O’Connell was medalist in the A Division of the Forward Financial Monday Night Golf League at Oak Crest Golf Course with a 35. Tied for the lead in A Division are the Brian Tirschel and Mark Zenko team, and Team Solda, Mike and Matt. In the B Division , J.J. Allred and Bob ...

Football: Brillion cruises past Predators in opener, 39-7

NIAGARA, Wis. — Brillion pulled away early in a 39-7 non-conference win over Northern Elite to start the season on Friday. Northern Elite (0-1) threw Brillion off with an onside kick on the first play. The Predators recovered the ball near midfield and marched for nearly half the quarter ...

Football: Florence routs Gibraltar, 54-6

FLORENCE, Wis — Kaden Schuls returned the opening kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown and Florence led 6-0 just 10 seconds into the game. The Bobcats never looked back. It was that kind of night for a 54-6 rout against Gibraltar on Friday. Coach Kent Walstrom was very pleased with his team ...

Volleyball: Marquette wins Kingsford Invite

KINGSFORD — Sophomore outside hitter Seiler Hruska puts plenty of time into her game during the off-season. It showed in a season-opening volleyball meet here Friday as the Marquette Redettes captured the title in the Kingsford Invitational by handing the Calumet Copper Kings an 18-12, ...

Packers come up short

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Billed as a chance to get Canadian football fans a close-up look at NFL superstars like Aaron Rodgers, Thursday night's exhibition between the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers sure gave them something they've never seen. Daniel Carson kicked a 33-yard field ...

Adult League soccer champions

Healy Surveying defeated First National Bank 6-2 in the Adult League final Aug. 4 at Marion Park in Norway. Pictured, back row from left: Owen Caudell, Josh Plante, Dane Stanchina, Zach Celello, Kameron Benjamin, Spike Healy, Derek Klarich, Liam McConnell, Ryan Menard. Front row from left: TJ ...

UP Open bocce on Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The UP Open bocce tournament will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, at City Park’s Ray Mariucci Bocce Complex.

Tough Bears ‘D’ has company in NFC North

The hit HBO show "Game of Thrones" that racked up a record 32 Emmy nominations became such a cultural force that it even unintentionally spawned a slogan for one of the NFL's most tradition-rich divisions. "Defend the North" was a familiar mantra for the mythical characters in the vicious ...

Mountaineers, Flivvers notch wins

KINGSFORD — It was a windy but sunny morning at the Kingsford High School Tennis facility where the Flivvers battled to a 4-4 tie with Menominee before sweeping Munising 8-0 Wednesday. Iron Mountain tied Menominee 4-4 and followed with a 6-2 victory over the Mustangs. Matches also took ...

Tigers beat Verlander, Astros 2-1

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander was splendid against the Detroit Tigers, pitching a two-hitter and fanning 11 in another dominant performance for the Astros. Houston's offense wasn't nearly as sharp on Wednesday night, and it led to an unusual, tough-luck 2-1 loss. "Just an incredible ...

NMU football team ahead of last year one week into practice

MARQUETTE — You can already smell fall sports season in the air here in the Upper Peninsula. Both high school and collegiate seasons for several sports kick off this week, and football isn’t too far off in the distance, either. Northern Michigan University football fans will soon spend ...

Lions agree to extension with DT Harrison

DETROIT (AP) — Defensive tackle Damon Harrison and the Detroit Lions have agreed to an $11 million, one-year extension, giving him three years left under contract with the franchise. The Lions acquired Harrison from the New York Giants in the middle of last season for a draft pick. ...

Bryant’s HR in 8th gives Cubs wild win over Giants, 12-11

CHICAGO (AP) — After watching the Cubs waste a couple of leads, Kris Bryant felt a loss was almost inevitable. That quickly changed with one swing by the Chicago slugger. Bryant hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Cubs a 12-11 comeback victory over the San ...

Tennis: Defending UP champion Miners upend WIC, 7-1

NEGAUNEE — Things picked up right where they left off last October for the Negaunee High School girls tennis team. The winners of the last five MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 team championships, the Miners upended West Iron County 7-1 at the NHS courts on Tuesday. WIC was U.P. Division 2 ...

Flivv girls win Munising Invitational

MUNISING — Melanie Wenzel enjoyed a shining moment in her cross country debut here Tuesday, helping the Kingsford girls earn top honors in the Munising Invitational. The junior newcomer prevailed on this sunny, warm and humid day on the Valley Spur Cross Country Trails, covering the hilly ...

Mavericks beat Channing for 3rd straight league title

NEGAUNEE — Most sports are games of inches. And baseball is no exception. One wrong move can cost a team a game, and a wrong move is what cost the Channing Railroaders on Saturday evening. A fifth-inning error on an overthrow at third base allowed Jake Spear to score the go-ahead, and ...

McLeod named North Central athletic director

POWERS — Recently, North Central Schools have seen athletic directors come and go for multiple reasons. Randall McLeod, a former North Central attendee, takes over the position this year in an attempt to stabilize and improve the athletics program. "We're going to hit the ground running," ...