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Men’s league resumes tonight

IRON MOUNTAIN — Top Notch Hardscaping doubled up the Big 10 Sports Bar/Inconcreto 50-25 in the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Schools Men’s Basketball League Dec. 11. Jed Urein, Chris Hilberg and Chuck Kreigziger led the way for Top Notch. In other games, Fleury Singer defeated Big ...

Two Packers to Pro Bowl

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and tackle David Bakhtiari will represent the Green Bay Packers at the Pro Bowl. Twelve Baltimore Ravens, including second-year quarterback Lamar Jackson, and seven New Orleans Saints, highlighted by league-leading receiver Michael Thomas, have made the Pro ...

Lions keeping coach, GM

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions are retaining general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia for the 2020 season. The team made the announcement Tuesday, ending speculation about the franchise's plans with Quinn and Patricia. Detroit hired both away from New England in hopes of ...

West Iron goes wire-to-wire in 47-35 triumph over Forest Park

CRYSTAL FALLS — Taking an early lead and not relinquishing it, West Iron County defeated Forest Park 47-35 in non-conference boys basketball Monday evening in the opener for both teams. “It was a typical cross county rivalry game. It got rough at one point,” said WIC coach Dan ...

Mountaineers paste Manistique, 77-28

MANISTIQUE — With Marcus Johnson and Foster Wonders each scoring 25 points and everyone on the roster getting into the game, Iron Mountain improved to 2-0 with a 77-28 win over Mid-Peninsula Conference foe Manistique in boys basketball Monday night. “We got off to a good start, with 27 ...

Flivvers blast Miners

NEGAUNEE — Behind four second-period goals, two of them by Trey Bociek, Kingsford cruised past Negaunee 6-1 in Great Lakes Hockey Conference action at the Negaunee Ice Arena on Monday night. “Our effort level was better tonight, and our puck movement was much better, especially on the ...

Norway buries Mid Pen 67-38

NORWAY — With three players in double figures, Norway cruised past the Mid Peninsula Wolverines Monday night 67-38 in boys Skyline Central Conference basketball action. Kody Hendricks led the Knights with 18 points, while Logan Parolini chipped in 15, including three 3-pointers. Zach Seat ...

Jets knock off Cougars, 62-34

EBEN — The North Central boys wasted little time taking charge in a Skyline Central Conference basketball game here Monday night, posting a 62-34 victory over the Superior Central Cougars. North Central led 16-6 after the first quarter and 34-20 at halftime. Noah Gorzinski hit five ...

Wykons slip by IM, 41-34

IRON MOUNTAIN — For the second time in six days, West Iron eked past Iron Mountain in West PAC Conference girls basketball action, this time a 41-34 decision in another defensive battle like the matchup last week. “Iron Mountain made it hard for us to score throughout the game,” said ...

Kingsford opens season at Wabeno

WABENO, Wis — Kingsford began its wrestling season Saturday at the Wabeno Invitational. finishing 12th overall. The Flivvers first scheduled match of the season at Manistique on Thursday was postponed due to weather and has not been rescheduled at this point. “Wabeno is always a tough ...

Mountaineers look for improvement

WEST ISHPEMING — Iron Mountain participated in the Westwood Super Duals Saturday, posting a 2-3 team record. “It was a tough day for us on the mats but we will get better from here on out,” said IM head coach Cory McLaren. “We will see all these teams again and will try and improve ...

Middle school hoops tourney underway

KINGSFORD — The Michigan-Wisconsin Middle School Boys Basketball Tournament got underway Monday night at the Kingsford high school and middle school gymnasiums. In seventh grade action, Kingsford defeated Forest Park 37-24 in an A Division game, advancing to the finals Thursday night. They ...

Bucks’ winning streak ends with 120-116 loss to Mavs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Bucks have little time to reflect on the end of their 18-game winning streak. Milwaukee’s impressive run was halted Monday night when Seth Curry and Kristaps Porzingis each scored 26 points to help the Dallas Mavericks hang on for a 120-116 victory even without star ...

Playoff-bound Packers focused on NFC North

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are in. After completing the regular-season sweep of the longtime-rival Chicago Bears and having the Dallas Cowboys make easy work of the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, the Packers clinched a playoff berth. It's the first time in three years that ...

Packers playoff bound, beat Bears in rivals’ 200th game

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers' wait to see if a long-time foe would help them clinch a playoff spot was a whole lot easier than the lateral-filled final play they had to survive to beat the Chicago Bears in the rivals' 200th game. Leading by eight points with ...

‘Racing in the 906’ entertaining

Sweet(s) Talk... Longtime racing author Joe Verdegan’s latest book “Racing in the 906” is one of the most entertaining and attention-keeping books I have ever read. It contains funny stories, historical facts and past standings, featuring interviews from the racers and promoters from ...

Baumgartner begins season

MONTAFON, Austria — Iron River’s Nick Baumgartner has begun another season of World Cup snowboardcross racing. Baumgartner, a two-time Winter Olympian and US snowboardcross team member since 2005, placed 26th and 12th in last week’s races at Montafon. “We just finished a very solid ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Edgewood hoops unbeaten

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Edgewood College women’s basketball team, coached by former area resident Chaia (VanGoethem) Huff, is off to a 9-0 start. That’s the best in history for the Madison, Wis., school.. Chaia is the daughter of Norway grad Jeff and Karen (Gladstone) VanGoethem and ...

Mountaineers crown Kings to start year

IRON MOUNTAIN — Foster Wonders posted a double-double with game highs of 26 points and 11 rebounds, and Marcus Johnson scored 24 with five triples, as Iron Mountain ran away from Calumet 73-43 in West PAC boys basketball Friday evening. “It was nice to get back on the court,” said ...

‘Good meet’ for Flivvs in swim sweep

MANISTIQUE — Kingsford swept Gladstone and Manistique in a high school swim meet. Anna Lundholm (100 free, 100 back) and Sydney Scott (100 breaststroke, 100 fly) each won two events as the Flivver girls, 136, dunked Gladstone, 95, and Manistique, 38. “The girls had a good meet,” said ...