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Mantha scores late, Red Wings beat Golden Knights 3-2

DETROIT (AP) — Anthony Mantha did not play a great game. He did make the big play. Mantha scored with 30.9 seconds left to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 comeback victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday night. He had a few short shifts in the second half of the third ...

Mountaineers advance to state football quarterfinals

IRON MOUNTAIN -- Displaying a balanced offense and smothering defense, Iron Mountain stayed undefeated Saturday with a 48-20 win over Charlevoix in an MHSAA Division 7 district final at Mountaineer Stadium. The Mountaineers led 34-0 at halftime. Caleb Evosevich-Hynes ran for 210 yards and ...

All-NLC first team for G-P’s Nelson

CRANDON, Wis. — On Oct. 27 at Crandon High School, the Northern Lakes Conference Volleyball coaches met to select the 2019 All-Conference team and special awards. The selections are as follows: Conference Co-Champions: Laona/Wabeno Rebels and Three Lakes Bluejays Player of the ...

Niagara’s Gill named to M & O volleyball all-conference squad

CRIVITZ, Wis. — Niagara’s Cassie Gill was a first team selection on the M & O All- Conference girls volleyball team. Niagara’s Alyssa Cretton was a second team selection and Jessica Oratch made honorable mention. Morgen Gyger of Crivitz was named most valuable player. Selections ...

Youth football champions crowned

POWERS —The Central UP Youth Football League ended its season with the annual Doug Showers Memorial Championship. Four teams made it to the championship games, which were played at the North Central football field in Powers. In the Youth Junior Division, 5th and 6th graders from Norway, ...

Mid-Peninsula Conference names volleyball selections

WEST ISHPEMING — Mid-Peninsula Conference volleyball coaches met this week at Westwood High School to select the 2019 All-Conference team. The Iron Mountain Mountaineers have dual membership in the Mid-Pen and West PAC conferences for volleyball. Head coach Jeanne Newberry had two girls ...

DAHA 41 Lumber Pee Wee AA squad sweeps Marquette

MARQUETTE — Despite being down two players to injury, the Dickinson Amateur Hockey Association 41 Lumber Pee Wee AA team skated to a pair of victories last weekend, defeating a Marquette A team 7-2 and 6-2 at Lakeview Arena. “We saw lots of good things from the boys,” head coach Dennis ...

NLC names top runners

LAKEWOOD, Wis. — On Oct. 17, the Northern Lakes Conference Cross Country meet was held at McCauslin Brook Golf Course. On that day, conference coaches held a meeting to select the All-Conference teams for both boys and girls. The runners that were selected and special awards are as follows: ...

Mountaineers prepare for district final

IRON MOUNTAIN — Fresh off of their first round MHSAA playoff defeat of Mancelona, the 10-0 Iron Mountain Mountaineers and head coach Robin Marttila await their second round opponent, the 7-3 Charlevoix Red Rayders. Charlevoix is a member of the same downstate conference and division as ...

Several Bobcats receive all-conference honors

GREEN BAY, WIS — Florence’s Kaden Schuls, Toby Wheeler and Austin Hoey all earned first-team recognition on the All-Marinette-Oconto-Northern Lakes-Packerland Conference team, as selected by the league’s coaches at the conclusion of the season. The Bobcats, under head coach Kent ...

North Central, Pickford set to square off for regional final

POWERS — Arguably the top two eight-player football teams in the state are set to collide in a Division 2 regional final when top-ranked North Central and third-ranked Pickford line up across from each other for the second time this season Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST in Powers. The unbeaten ...

Kingsford defeats Marquette to claim GNC jayvee football title

KINGSFORD — Kingsford overcame Marquette 28-20 to wrap up its jayvee football season,winning the Great Northern Conference title. Trailing 6-0, Marquette was deep in its own territory when Kingsford’s Lucca Rizzo intercepted a pass in the flats and returned it for a touchdown making the ...

Kamin, Olson power Esky past Kingsford in semifinal

KINGSFORD — Like in most team sports, when one team has a standout player or two, usually they play a significant role in the outcome. Wednesday night was no exception as Great Northern Conference first teamer Nicole Kamin and league Defensive Player of the Year Jalin Olson led Escanaba past ...

Ironwood takes down IM girls

IRONWOOD — Ironwood sure has taken to heart the old mantra that regular-season records don’t matter come tournament time. The 9-15 Red Devils have now won more district tournament games (two) than conference games (one) as they prepare to host a district final against Calumet tonight. ...

Forest Park swept out of districts

CARNEY — Carney-Nadeau had three players selected to the Skyline Central All-Conference volleyball team earlier this week. All three proved why Wednesday night. Taylor Kedsch, Liana Blahnik and Sandra Boulton all took turns dominating sets with service runs, and the Carney-Nadeau Wolves ...

North Dickinson bows to Stephenson 3-1 in Division 4 district

STEPHENSON — The Stephenson Eagles girls volleyball team had seen this movie once before and didn’t enjoy the ending, so they decided to write a new one. One year after Stephenson was bounced from the district semifinals in five games by North Dickinson, the Eagles and Nordics faced off ...

YMCA: Pool opening

IRON MOUNTAIN - The construction of the new pool at Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center is nearly complete. Scheduled to open Monday, Nov. 18, the completion of the pool was the most expensive and final part of a $4.5 million Capital Campaign project. The YMCA unveiled a remodeled fitness ...

District semifinal tonight

Kingsford’s Katherine Erickson (21) and Christy Glodowski (10) attempt to block a spike from Houghton’s Rachel Hall during Monday’s MHSAA Division 2 District volleyball match at Kingsford. The Flivvers host Escanaba tonight in a semifinal contest at 6 p.m. Other area teams in action ...

Back at Michigan, Howard begins a new challenge

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard was musing recently about the state of college basketball when the new Michigan coach interrupted himself. “Guys are jumping out of the gym. I think they’re more athletic — no, no, let me hold on,” Howard said. “If I say they’re more athletic ...

Lions’ season so far defined by missed opportunities

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions’ loss at Oakland was a microcosm of their season so far. A huge missed opportunity. On a day when the other three teams in their division all lost, the Lions couldn’t take advantage, falling 31-24 to the Raiders. Matthew Stafford had another big day ...