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53-yard kick lifts Bears to victory in stunning finish

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DENVER (AP) — Eddie Pineiro won Chicago’s nerve-racking kicking competition. Now, he’s winning over Bears fans and teammates who suffered through the double-doink miss by Cody Parkey that sent them home from the playoffs. Pineiro kicked a 53-yard field goal as time expired, giving the ...

Riding Rodgers

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — All that mattered to Aaron Rodgers on Sunday was that the Packers won. That’s it. Rodgers threw two early touchdowns and Green Bay held on for a 21-16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. “The biggest thing is that we’re 2-0,” he said. “I know we owe a ...

Lions overcome mistakes

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DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford threw a go-ahead, 31-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Golladay midway through the fourth quarter and Darius Slay made an interception in the end zone with 1:03 left, allowing the Detroit Lions to beat the Los Angeles Chargers 13-10 Sunday despite a slew of ...

Braun slams Crew to win

National Sports

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan Braun still stands out at opportune times for the Milwaukee Brewers. “I’m not as good as I was,” the 35-year-old said. “But in big moments, I’m the guy still.” Braun hit a go-ahead grand slam off Junior Fernandez with two outs in the ninth inning, and the ...

Flivvers claim ‘The Rock’

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GLADSTONE — A long day of play laid the foundations for a come-from-behind victory here Saturday as the fourth-seeded Kingsford volleyball team beat the Gwinn Modeltowners to win the annual Gladstone “Rock” volleyball invitational. The finals match between the Flivvers and Gwinn came ...

IM jayvees pick up victories

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WEST ISHPEMING — On Sept. 5, the Iron Mountaineer JV football team hit the road to Marquette County to play the Westwood Patriots in a West PAC Conference matchup and came away with a 49-14 victory. Offensively, the Mountaineers were led by Brandon Farragh with 85 rushing yards on 12 ...

Prep football: KHS frosh win

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ESCANABA - Kingsford freshmen beat Escanaba on the road on Thursday 28-7. Cole Myllyla rushed for 98 yards with a 25- yard TD run. Trent Maki ran for 53 and Nic Nora had 46. Jack Bartolac ran for two TDs. The offense rushed for 252 yards and Nora passed for 65 yards. Charlie Chritesen had ...

Prep football: Norway JV wins

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ISHPEMING — In a driving rainstorm, the Norway Knights JV football team defeated the Hematites of Ishpeming, with an unusual way to get on the scoreboard occurring in the first half. The host Hematites took a 6-0 lead. Norway then added a safety on consecutive Ishpeming drives to bring the ...

Mountaineers blank Gremlins

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HOUGHTON - It was a chilly, misty night as the lights went on at Alumni Field, and it made for some interesting Friday night football. It also made for a short post-game victory huddle for the Iron Mountain Mountaineers as they flattened the Houghton Gremlins 39-0 and soon boarded the bus ...

Trojans rip off 80 points

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park pulled away in the second half to defeat Superior Central 80-40 in a Great Lakes Conference eight-player football crossover game Friday. The Trojans (2-1) led 50-32 at halftime, scoring as time expired on a 9-yard pass from Tommy Peltoma to CJ Post. The ...

As days grow shorter, hummingbirds hit the road

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Reports from around the area seem to indicate most, if not all, of the summer’s resident hummingbirds have bid the region adieu. Activity at our home seemed to go overnight from a host of the tiny, buzzing birds having aerial duels for a turn at the feeders to nothing. A couple turned up ...

Hortonville spoils Flivvers opener

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KINGSFORD - Kingsford, which had difficulties filling its non conference football schedule, found itself outmatched in a hurry Friday night in its home opener at Flivver Field. The Flivvers fell 57-13 to undefeated Hortonville, a school near Appleton, Wis. that showed a varsity roster of 49 ...

Wykons rush to 3-0

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IRON RIVER — Gage Larson rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown as West Iron improved to 3-0 with a 22-7 win over Manistique on Friday. “They were tough,” said Wykons coach Mike Berutti, giving special credit to Emeralds running back Schyler Anderson’s 100-yard rushing performance. A ...

ND loses at Brimley

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BRIMLEY — A big offensive line and a fast running back, are a good combination to have to run a power offense in eight-player football. The Brimley Bays have exactly that, which helped them defeat the visiting North Dickinson Nordics 48-6 on Friday.. “Their running back was lightning fast ...

First-half lead fades for Norway in 24-14 setback

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NORWAY — On a cool and windy evening at Ronberg Field in Norway, the Ishpeming Hematites, ranked third in Division 8 in the season’s first state Associated Press poll, came to town. Trailing the host Knights 14-8 at the half, Ishpeming came away with a 24-14 win, to move to 3-0 on the ...

Another ‘Cats rout

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SEVASTOPOL, WI — A long bus trip to the Door Peninsula didn’t faze the undefeated Florence Bobcats Friday night. Leading 24-0 at the end of the first quarter, then 54-0 at the half, Florence went on to win 60-0 over defending 2018 eight-player state champion Sevastopol in ...

Border Battle tonight at UPIR Raceway

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ESCANABA — The second annual Border Battle takes place today at 906 UPIR Raceway in Escanaba. The 2019 Border Battle began at The Hill Raceway in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., on May 18.. Racers from Upper Peninsula International Raceway made the trek to The Hill to kick it off. Racers from The ...

Firearm deer hunt today, Sunday in Michigan

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Local temperatures will be near 70 this weekend for Michigan’s Liberty Hunt, a two-day firearm deer hunt for youths and hunters with disabilities. Winds may gust as high as 20 mph today but should be calm Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Anyone ...

Stingy Flivvers hold down Marquette, 4-2

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KINGSFORD - Kingsford held Marquette to five shots on goal and saw four different players find the back of the net in an impressive 4-2 boys soccer win Thursday at rainy Commemorative Field. “We work with a lot of ball control, speed and stamina in practice,” Flivvers head coach Jeff ...