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AP Division 2 all-state named

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LANSING - Menominee junior Emma Anderson was named to the Associated Press Division 2 all-state first team Wednesday evening. Other U.P. selections included Escanaba’s Nicole Kamin on the second team along with Gladstone’s Megan Crow and Sault Ste. Marie’s Julia Beaumony, who both made ...

Cubs-Cardinals series in London canceled

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NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has canceled a two-game series in London between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals because of the coronavirus pandemic. The teams had been scheduled to play at Olympic Stadium on June 13-14. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the ...

Fuelwood permits delayed

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MARQUETTE — Anyone interested in cutting and collecting dead or downed trees on state lands for fuelwood will need to wait until May 1. Because many residents normally turn in their fuelwood applications at Michigan Department of Natural Resources forest management unit offices — which ...

Nelson all-state honorable mention

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LANSING - West Iron County senior center Emily Nelson was named honorable mention on the Associated Press Division 3 all-state team, it was announced Tuesday evening. Nelson averaged 13.2 points, 12 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game during the 2019-20 season. Nelson was a 2019 all-U.P. first ...

Upbeat Invitational still on as scheduled

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HARRIS -- The 2nd Annual Upbeat Invitational will take place from May 8-10 at Bark River-Harris High School. Proceeds go to support the BR-H Athletic Programs. Entry fee is $125 per team. There will be Class A and Class B Men's divisions with the brackets being determined by a play-in game. ...

Simmons named All-State

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park senior Mercedes Simmons has been selected to the Michigan Associated Press All-State girls basketball first team, as announced Monday evening. The Skyline Central Conference Defensive Player of Year and unanimous SCC first team selection, Simmons averaged 19.4 ...

Division 4 All-State

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Division 4 All-State The 2020 Associated Press Division 4 girls basketball All-State team as selected by a panel of Michigan sportswriters. Player of the Year Bree Salenbien, Adrian Lenawee Christian. First Team Bree Salenbien, Adrian Lenawee Christian; Dani Salenbien, Adrian Lenawee ...

Larison named to first team

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GOODMAN, Wis — Goodman-Pembine sophomore boys basketball player Boone Larison was named a first-team member of the Northern Lakes Conference and was second in the conference in scoring with 16.9 points per game. The Daily News listed him incorrectly Wednesday. The Northern Lakes Winter ...

Lions reach deal with WR Geronimo Allison

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions agreed to terms with wide receiver Geronimo Allison. The Lions announced the move Sunday. The 26-year-old Allison comes to Detroit from division rival Green Bay. He caught 34 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns last season. Allison played the ...

Hill winner of NASCAR live iRacing event

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead sang the national anthem from a remote location. Troy Aikman, borrowing Matthew McConaughey's trademark phrase “All right, all right, all right,” commanded drivers to start their, uh, simulators. NASCAR’s new normal resumed Sunday ...

Two Cubs employees test positive for COVID-19

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CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago Cubs employees who attended an annual training session at Wrigley Field on March 8 have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. One was hospitalized and the other was recovering at home, spokesman Julian Green said Sunday. Green also said there was “nothing ...

Norway Speedway on track for late May opener

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NORWAY — Despite the recent COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent pandemic that it has caused, Dickinson County Racing Association (DCRA) officials remain hopeful that the first green flag will still fly as planned at the season opening race Friday, May 22, at Norway Speedway located at the ...

Two rare cancellations in the world of sports

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Sweet(s) Talk As both local and national prevention measures are being taken in regards to the spread of COVID-19, two more longtime sporting events are feeling the effects. Nationally, the world renowned Indianapolis 500, postponed its 104th running of the race from Sunday of Memorial Day ...

Lions reach deals with LBs Ragland, Lee

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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to a contract with linebacker Reggie Ragland, who started 32 games over the past three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Lions also reached a one-year agreement with linebacker Elijah Lee, according to a person with knowledge of the ...

Mergansers return

Outdoors

A group of hooded mergansers swim Six Mile Creek in northern Dickinson County. Mergansers, both the diminutive hooded and the larger common, are among the earliest migratory birds to return to the Upper Peninsula, usually long before the ice has disappeared. Other notable birds back in the ...

Campgrounds closed, but state lands open for access

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Effective through at least April 13, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has closed state park campgrounds, overnight lodging facilities and shelters. State parks and recreation areas will remain open to provide residents with opportunities to get outdoors, ...

DNR reviews 2019 deer seasons

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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is sharing some highlights of the 2019 deer hunting seasons, which ended in late January 2020. Those seasons were marked by widespread participation in the state’s surveillance efforts around chronic wasting disease, especially in ...

Trout Unlimited banquet rescheduled

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MARQUETTE — The Fred Waara Chapter Trout Unlimited banquet scheduled for April 18 has been postponed. The new date is Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Northern Michigan University Northern Center Grand Ballrooms Tickets remain $50 per dinner ticket, $75 for a gold ticket with tables of 6 to 8 ...

Coaches find ways to support young athletes feeling adrift

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Morgan Coppoc finds herself in a situation similar to so many other college athletes across the country, hundreds of miles away from campus and lost without her routine and her tennis teammates at Georgia. Still, she is regularly hearing from her coaches for individual ...