Sports

Crew, Cubs to play one more

Local Sports

Triple Crown contender Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field. Nolan Arenado and the big-hitting Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. October baseball is about to begin with Game No. 163 on Monday. Two tiebreakers on the same day for the first time in major league ...

Packers put together complete effort

Local Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. — This is more like it for the Green Bay Packers. The offense built a big lead as quarterback Aaron Rodgers gutted through another game with a brace on his injured left knee. The defense had seven sacks and pitched a shutout for the first time in eight seasons. They put ...

ScuttleBu(r)t. . . Brewers’ Hader tops Hiller on strikeout list

Local Sports

Breitung Township’s John Hiller remains No. 1 in my book but the former Detroit Tigers relief great has slipped to second when its comes to most strikeouts in a season by a left-handed relief pitcher. Hiller held the record for 44 years (134 strikeouts in 1974) until Milwaukee’s sidearm ...

Cowboys’ last-second field goal edges Lions

National Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott saw single coverage by a linebacker on Ezekiel Elliott with the Dallas Cowboys trying to get in position for a winning field goal against the Detroit Lions. So did the 2016 NFL rushing leader. “I lined up in the slot. I was excited,” said Elliott, ...

‘Tommy Johnson’ scoreboard

Local Sports

Tommy Johnson Memorial Scoreboard was dedicated during Iron Mountain High School’s varsity football game with Houghton at Mountaineer Stadium. Johnson, who died in 2009, was the Iron Mountain athletic director for 15 years. Laurie Johnson and family and Iron Mountain Public Schools expressed ...

Predators run to playoff berth

Local Sports

ELCHO, Wis. — Landen Kaldor and Brent Dumke each rushed for three touchdowns as the playoff-bound Northern Elite Predators swamped Elcho/White Lake 50-18 in MONLPC football Saturday. The Predators (5-2, 4-0), who locked up a state playoff berth, built a 50-0 halftime lead. “These games ...

Gordon, Backlund lead Flivvs

Local Sports

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — Kobe Gordon scored six goals and Ben Backlund added three as Kingsford downed Ashland 11-5 Saturday in boys soccer. Marcus Michaud and Michael Halley also scored goals for the Flivvers. “Our boys came off the warm bus to 42-degree weather,” said Kingsford Coach Jeff ...

Little League meets Wednesday

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain North Area Little League’s annual meeting will take place Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. at the Iron Mountain Central School cafeteria. Little League board and officer elections for the 2019 season will be conducted. Little League organization vacancies include ...

Mike Scioscia leaving Angels

Local Sports

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Scioscia has stepped down as manager of the Los Angeles Angels after 19 seasons, ending the longest current tenure in the majors with a come-from-behind victory. He guided the Angels to the franchise’s only World Series title in 2009. ALSO: Ned Yost will return ...

Vinatieri sets field goal mark

National Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Vinatieri became the NFL’s career field goal leader Sunday when he made a 42-yarder to help the Indianapolis Colts close within 21-10 with 2 seconds left in the first half Sunday. The 23-year veteran made his 566th field goal — one more than Hall of Famer Morten ...

UMass suspends football coach

National Sports

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts suspended football coach Mark Whipple for one game Sunday after he said one of his players had been “raped” while complaining about the officiating Saturday in a loss to Ohio. Athletic director Ryan Bamford announced the suspension of Whipple without ...

Griner leads USA women

National Sports

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 15 points to help the United States beat Australia 73-56 and win the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup on Sunday night. It was the third consecutive World Cup title for the U.S., something the country had never accomplished ...

UP junior golfers compete in GAM state tournament

Local Sports

EAST LANSING — Two Upper Peninsula golfers finished well off the pace among 27 entrants at the sixth annual Golf Association of Michigan (GAM) Junior Invitational Sunday. Paxton Johnson of Escanaba was 27th with rounds of 93-94 — 182. Payton Dube of Hancock was 25th with 93-90 — 183 at ...

Niagara Lions golf

Local Sports

Linda Decker Photo Ryan Allred (from left), Steve Derwinski, Scott Schedersky and Dean Neveau captured the Niagara Lions golf tournament at Oak Crest Golf Course in Norway. They shot a 57 to beat the runner-up team of Joe Tinti, Brian Baciak, Ben Tinti and Tony Adams by three strokes. ...

Bocce mixed winners

Local Sports

DABA Photo Covenant Church of Norway took top honors in the Dickinson Area Bocce Association’s Mixed League played Wednesday at City Park’s Ray Mariucci Bocce Complex. Runner-up 41 Lumber was followed by Lake Hamilton and Spigarelli Excavating. Participants, front row, from left: Dude ...

Football: Redmen make late stop, beat Flivvs

Local Sports

KINGSFORD — Marquette stuffed a two-point conversion in the final seconds and edged Kingsford 21-20 in Great Northern Conference football Friday at Flivver Field. The Redmen (3-3, 2-0) produced a 21-7 halftime while the Flivvers (2-4, 1-1) regrouped in the second half. Luke Terrian’s ...

Mountaineers blank Escanaba

Local Sports

ESCANABA — Goals from Adrian Vicenzi and Jurgen Kleiman sent Iron Mountain past Escanaba Bayside 2-0 in boys soccer Thursday. “We dominated possession and held Escanaba to only two shots,” said IM Coach Dave Brule. Gabe Celello assisted on the Vicenzi goal in a cross from the right ...

LadyCats take two NL matches

Local Sports

ELCHO, Wis. — Florence defeated Crandon and the host Hornets in Northern Lakes Conference volleyball Thursday. The LadyCats (20-3-1 overall, 9-1 NLC) downed Crandon 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-9) behind 20 kills from the Springer sisters, Jordyn and Jenna. Bailey Apfel added six block ...

Paupore first in West PAC

Local Sports

ISHPEMING — Despite rain for much of the day, the precipitation stopped long enough to let a handful of Upper Peninsula high school cross country teams compete in the Tracy Strom Invitational at Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming Thursday afternoon. The meet also served as a West PAC ...