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Baseball: Flivvers outscore Maroons 17-10 in GNC

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MENOMINEE - Kingsford piled on 16 hits in a 17-10 Great Northern Conference win over Menominee on Friday. The Flivvers (1-2) racked up 16 hits including a 3 for 3 night by Luke Terrian. Noah Wilcox had three hits. Hunter Lindeman, Jesse Julian, Andrew Paupore and Nolan LaVarnway had two hits ...

Baseball: Rebels deny Bobcats in 10th

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Win No. 400 will have to wait for Dave LaPoint. LaPoint’s Florence Bobcats lost 2-1 in 10 innings to Laona-Wabeno in a Northern Lakes Conference matchup on Thursday. Laona-Wabeno’s winning run was set up by a hit-by-pitch. Florence (2-1, 1-2) took the loss despite ...

Girls Golf: Flivvers sticking with basics

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KINGSFORD — The goals of Kingsford High School girls golf coach Jean Constantini have not changed. Swing fundamentals, basic rules and proper etiquette remain staples of the program. “Golf is a complicated game and a life-long sport, so I want to make it fun so the girls stick with it for ...

Softball: Knights drop pair to Miners

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NORWAY - It just wasn't Norway's day. Negaunee rolled with a 26-run day to sweep Norway in a non-conference doubleheader on Friday. The Miners (6-2) won the first game 14-1 and the second 12-5. Norway made 11 errors on the day. Negaunee scored 12 runs in the first two innings of the ...

Track: Nordics, Mountaineers finish 2nd to Wolverines

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NIAGARA, Wis. — North Dickinson’s girls and Iron Mountain’s boys ran second to Crivitz in the Niagara Invitational track and field meet Thursday at Ropele Field. The Wolverines, 127, overcame three firsts from Masyn Alexa to beat the Nordics, 118; Northwoods Storm, 58; Iron Mountain, 48; ...

UP Sports Hall of Fame ticket deadline Monday

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ESCANABA - Tickets are available for the 48th annual Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet. The banquet is May 11 at Island Resort and Casino in Harris, 15 miles west of Escanaba on U.S. 2-41. Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased by April 29. They are available ...

Packers make offensive improvements at tight end, line

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — With their final pick on the second day of the NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers got quarterback Aaron Rodgers a new offensive weapon: Texas A&M tight end Jace Sternberger. The Packers took Sternberger with their third-round pick (No. 75 overall) Friday night after ...

NFL Draft: Lions bolster defense on 2nd day

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — As far as Detroit general manager Bob Quinn is concerned, the Lions needed to pounce once they found a linebacker they liked. "Linebackers that play in this defense, that are really very, very good natural fits, there's only a couple every year," Quinn said. "You ...

Spring peepers call; migrating birds are on the clock to nest

Outdoors

When the weather finally grants the region a few real warm days, the birds that have returned to the Upper Peninsula recognize their cue. As the dawn arrives just a little bit earlier each day, the morning becomes a chorus of interweaving avian songs. But when the day draws to a close, one ...

Streams running cold, fast for Michigan trout opener

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Conditions are less than ideal for today’s Michigan trout opener, but cabin fever and tradition should produce a good turnout. “I’m surprised how many people say they’re going to go,” said John Grier at Whispering Pines Outpost in Breitung Township. Before ...

Baseball: IM sweeps doubleheader against Calumet

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Mountaineers bounced back from a sweep to win its own doubleheader over Calumet on Thursday. The Mountaineers (5-4) won the first game 13-1 and the second game 10-3. Calumet (0-2), playing for the first time outside, got its first hit of the season by Rylan Anderson, a ...

Baseball: Niagara beats Gillett for 1st wins

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara edged past Gillett/Suring on Thursday for the first wins of the season. The Badgers (2-3) won the first game, resumed from the fourth inning, by a 10-0 margin. The game was scheduled to be resumed after being postponed by weather on April 8. Niagara won Thursday's ...

Tennis: Kingsford takes down Gladstone with 7-1 win

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone tennis team ran into a tough Kingsford squad, falling 7-1 in its home opener here Thursday. Jimmer Maki and Everett Arts combined for the lone Braves’ win, winning the No. 4 doubles match against Kingsford’s Brady Kopp and Cole Bracket 6-4, 4-6, 10-6. “We ...

Soccer: Flivvers fall to Houghton

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford dominated on the field but lost on the scoreboard in a 1-0 setback to Houghton in girls soccer Thursday at Commemorative Field. The Flivvers outshot the Gremlins 24-1. “We outshot them 24-1 and lost 0-1. “I’m not sure if that’s ever happened in the whole ...

Florence golf takes 3rd

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LAONA, Wis. — Evan Beaster led Florence in a Northern Lakes Conference golf meet Thursday at Nicolet Country Club. Laona-Wabeno, 192, took team honors over Crandon (198), Florence (226) and Pembine (295). LW’s Reed Christianson and Ryan Simomis shared medalist at 43. Beaster shot a 48, ...

Baseball: Negaunee sweeps IM in doubleheader

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Negaunee held off a late rally in the first game and romped through the second game of a doubleheader sweep against Iron Mountain on Wednesday. The Miners (4-0) edged the Mountaineers 4-3 in the first game and won 13-5 in the nightcap. “Played pretty clean baseball. ...

Ishpeming boys take D2 meet

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MARQUETTE — Three full days of high school track meets taking place at the Superior Dome continued Wednesday afternoon with 11 teams competing in the Division 2 meet. The Ishpeming boys won the boys team title for the fifth consecutive season with 139 points, backed by three event wins from ...

Hurricanes stun defending champion Capitals in 2OT

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Justin Williams returned to the building that was the scene of his only Game 7 loss and left the ice relieved and redeemed after knocking off his old friends and defending Stanley Cup champions. The man who earned the "Mr. Game 7" moniker shook Alex Ovechkin's hand after ...

Soccer: Marquette overpowers Kingsford, 3-1

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KINGSFORD — Marquette’s speed was too much for Kingsford in a 3-1 loss for the Flivvers Tuesday. Kingsford (0-1) had scoring chances and a goal in the first half by Bailey Johnson. But the offensive momentum in the game was mostly created by Marquette, who employed a new formation against ...

Track and Field: Marquette sweeps D1 Dome meet

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MARQUETTE — Seven Upper Peninsula high school track and field teams took to the Superior Dome for the annual Division 1 Dome meet on Tuesday afternoon. Marquette claimed both team titles, with the Redmen accumulating 127 points and the Redettes earning 120 points. Following Marquette on ...