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Former Packer safety signs with Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers value versatility in their defensive backs. Morgan Burnett should fit right in. The two-time defending AFC North champions signed the free agent safety to a three-year deal on Tuesday, part of an overhaul in the secondary that began last week when ...

WIAA names assistant director

STEVENS POINT, Wis. - Kate Peterson Abiad has been hired as a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association assistant director. She will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of associate director Deb (Hauser) Dinkel. Peterson Abiad, a River Falls native, possesses a wealth of ...

Gophers hockey coach resigns

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For only the second time in 33 years, Minnesota has begun a search for a new men’s hockey coach. All-time Gophers wins leader Don Lucia announced Tuesday he’s stepping down from the program he guided for 19 seasons, after missing the NCAA Tournament for a fifth time ...

Mountaineers’ success started in the summer

It was a short moment when Bucky Johnson leaned back in his chair in the relaxed pose of an overworked man on vacation. Hands clasped behind his head, legs stretched and feet crossed. He eyed the trophies: a Mid-Peninsula Conference championship, district championship and regional ...

ScuttleBu(r)t leftovers: Kingsford cheer prefers Wisconsin

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Kingsford High School competitive cheer team, coached by Sara Pericolosi and Tracey Wilinski, likes traveling to Wisconsin for meets following NFHS spirit rules. This is the second season in Wisconsin for the Flivvers, who previously joined Iron Mountain and Norway in ...

Iron Mountain falls in Class C quarterfinals

PETSOSKEY — The Iron Mountain High School boys basketball team fell to Maple City Glen Lake 66-49 in the Class C state quarterfinals on Tuesday. The Mountaineers (23-2) fell to a 21-5 deficit in the opening minutes before charging back to cut the Lakers' lead to three points at halftime. ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: History says Mountaineers will be back below the bridge

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Iron Mountain’s first boys basketball regional champion in 24 years bowed out in the quarterfinals Tuesday. The young Mountaineers, with not one senior starter, fell to Maple City Glen Lake 66-49. They recovered from a 16-point first-quarter deficit to lead by two midway ...

Mountaineers fall in quarterfinals

PETOSKEY — Iron Mountain battled back from a 16-point deficit in the first quarter to lead in the third but wound up bowing to Maple City Glen Lake 66-49 in a Class C boys basketball state quarterfinal Tuesday. The Lakers (24-2) built a 21-5 lead in the first quarter but the Mountaineers ...

Michigan State crisis affected Izzo, program

DETROIT — Tom Izzo walked into his final news conference before a game this season and saw Michigan State’s interim president conducting interviews. The Hall of Fame coach sat down and gazed toward the back of the room, essentially expressionless, as John Engler was with a handful of ...

Team CC crowned

MARQUETTE — After outscoring its three opponents 29-2 in pool play on Friday and Saturday, Team Copper Country breezed through the semifinals and championship game of the state Midget 18-under AA Tier 2 tournament at Lakeview Arena on Sunday. Team Copper Country downed the Oakland Junior ...

Flivvers’ Fortner, Murvich all-state

PLYMOUTH — Kingsford High School junior Daunte Fortner and senior Nick Murvich have been named to the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches Association all-state team. Fortner was selected to the Division 2 first-team while Murvich was named to the second team. Both play forward.

Central Michigan in upset

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cassie Breen threw the ball high the air as the clock wound down Monday night on the biggest victory in Central Michigan women’s basketball history. Seconds later her joyous teammates and coaches were falling into each other’s arms. Presley Hudson scored 28 points ...

Flivvers’ Kriegl, Mountaineers’ Plumley honored

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain High School swimmer Caleb Plumley and Kingsford girls basketball standout Jordyn Kriegl were named the Hometowne athletes of the month for February. Plumley, a swimmer on the Kingsford High School co-op team, won two UP championships, scoring 74 points ...

ScuttleBu(r)t … Competition advantage to IMHS foe

ScuttleBu(r)t ... When it comes to competition, Maple City Glen Lake (22-2) has the edge over Iron Mountain (23-1) in tonight’s Class C boys basketball quarterfinal at Petoskey. So says Brett A. Sommers of the Traverse City Record-Eagle. “The Mountaineers won the Mid-Peninsula ...

Colts give Luck another option

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts finally made a splashy signing Monday night. It should make Andrew Luck happy, too. After adding only one player in the first five days of free agency, the Colts agreed to a deal with former Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron. Contract terms were ...

First-year NLY members help out in season finale

IRON MOUNTAIN — First-year swimmers are making a contribution to the Northern Lights YMCA Swim Team. The NLY team is made up of swimmers from Dickinson and Delta counties along with their surrounding areas. In the season-ending dual at Marquette, many first-year swimmers competing. NLY ...

MSU advances in WNIT

EAST LANSING - Shay Colley’s layup with less than two seconds left lifted the Michigan State women’s basketball team over Toledo 68-66 Monday in the second round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. MSU (19-13) advances to the third round, where the Spartans will play at South ...

Badgers to hold fund-raiser

NIAGARA, Wis. — Nearly all of the tickets have been sold for the Niagara Badgers basketball team fund-raiser. “It’s going very well,” said of the fund-raiser that will benefit both the boys and girls basketball programs. The event will culminate with a meat lottery on Saturday, ...

NMU swimmer wins nationals

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Sophomore Rachel Helm won a national championship for a second straight year at the NCAA Division II Championships women’s swimming and diving meet. After winning the 100-yard backstroke title in 2017, Helm took the 200 back championship on Saturday, the fourth and ...

Marquette vs. Penn St.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andrew Rowsey scored 29 points and dished out nine assists and Marquette had its highest-scoring output of the season in a 101-92 victory over Oregon on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals of the NIT. Markus Howard made four 3-pointers and scored 18 points for Marquette ...