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Weber’s 21 points powers Niagara past Suring, 51-38

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Sophomore Logan Weber led Niagara with a game-high 21 points as the Badgers defeated Marinette-Oconto Conference foe Suring 51-38 here Tuesday night. Ty Colenso added 12 points for Niagara, who benefitted from getting out to a fast start at the beginning of each ...

Bobcats rout Lakers, 84-47

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FLORENCE. Wis. — With five players scoring in double figures — and two registering double-doubles — Florence blasted White Lake in Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball here Tuesday night. Patrick Milan netted 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the 84-47 win. Sophomore Evan ...

Bertuzzi lights the lamp in OT, Wings nip Columbus

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DETROIT (AP) — Tyler Bertuzzi scored 15 seconds into overtime and Bobby Ryan became the first player to score four times in his first three games with Detroit, leading the Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. Bertuzzi was credited with the winning goal ...

Simmons scores 13 for Purdue Northwest

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SAULT STE. MARIE — Purdue University-Northwest women’s basketball freshman Mercedes Simmons netted 13 points, four rebounds and one block in the team’s 61-52 win over Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe Lake Superior State on Sunday. Simmons played 15 minutes off the ...

Wolves spikers fall short in semifinal

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BATTLE CREEK –It was in a nearly empty arena and lacking almost all fans that the Carney-Nadeau volleyball team clashed against Auburn Hills Oakland Christian in an echo of its 2018 run. However, the Wolves couldn’t stop history from repeating itself Friday, and they fell 3-1 (25-23, ...

Wisconsin GOP lawmakers call for wolf hunt

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Republicans demand DNR resume wolf hunt immediately AP-WI--Wolf Hunt, 1st Ld-Writethru Jan 19, 2021 6:00PM (GMT 00:00) - 492 words MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers want the state Department of Natural Resources to implement a wolf hunt immediately and not wait until fall. The ...

Packers get second shot at Bucs with Super Bowl at stake

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP)  All that stands between Green Bay and its first Super Bowl berth in a decade is the one team that managed to shut down the Packers’ high-powered offense this season. Green Bay is the NFL’s highest-scoring team but had its lowest point total of the season in a 38-10 ...

North Central captures state football championship, 70-48

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BRIGHTON — North Central got four touchdowns apiece from quarterback Luke Gorzinski and running back Wyatt Raab as the Jets defeated Portland St. Patrick, 70-48, in the MHSAA Division 2 eight-player state championship game Saturday afternoon at the Legacy Center in Brighton. “I am so ...

Niagara, GP suffer setbacks

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SURING, Wis. — Niagara got 20 points from Alyssa Cretton but fell to Suring 66-46 in M&O Conference girls basketball Monday. The Eagles (10-6, 7-2) were led by Kylee Stelzer’s 21 points while Paige Krueger added 18. Trailing 39-17 at halftime, the Badgers stepped up their scoring ...

Harden, Durant star as Nets edge Bucks 125-123

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NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden missed a jumper with a chance for the lead, tracked down the rebound and fired it out to a wide-open Kevin Durant. Plays like that are why the Brooklyn Nets will be such tough opponents after reuniting the multi-time scoring champions. Even when teams stop one ...

North Central wins football state championship, 70-48

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BRIGHTON, Mich. -- North Central got four touchdowns apiece from quarterback Luke Gorzinski and running back Wyatt Raab as the Jets defeated Portland St. Patrick, 70-48, in the MHSAA Division 2 eight-player state championship game Saturday afternoon at the Legacy Center in Brighton. "I am so ...

Brady vs Rodgers, possibly Mahomes vs Allen in title games

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Tom Brady will take on Aaron Rodgers in a matchup of quarterback legends in the NFC title game. The AFC championship could feature two of the top young QBs if Patrick Mahomes is healthy enough to start for Kansas City against Buffalo's Josh Allen. An enticing final four in the NFL was set ...

Rodgers leads Packers into title game with 32-18 win vs Rams

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Don't tell Aaron Rodgers the lack of capacity crowds in a pandemic will limit the Green Bay Packers' home-field advantage in the NFC championship game. He's been waiting too long for this moment to have any such negative thoughts. Rodgers threw two touchdown passes ...

Bobcats thump Badgers

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Florence cruised past Niagara 79-39 in non-conference boys basketball Friday, led by Patrick Milan’s 23 points. The Bobcats also got 16 points apiece from Evan Johnson and Dominic DeMuri. Milan posted a double-double, grabbing a team-leading 10 rebounds. “A few things ...

Ravens’ season ends with Jackson in locker room, 17-3 loss

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A season in which the Baltimore Ravens overcame a long list of obstacles to reach the playoffs ended with their star quarterback stuck in the locker room during the fourth quarter and the rest of the team shuffling off the field to join him after a disheartening 17-3 defeat. The Ravens and ...

Jets’ new coach is NMU grad

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MARQUETTE — Former Northern Michigan University great Robert Saleh was named head coach of the NFL’s New York Jets, as announced by the team late Thursday. Saleh played tight end for the Wildcats from 1998-2002 while earning a business degree in finance. He went on to coach at various ...

Norway girls ski to first-place finish at Pine Mountain

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BREITUNG TOWNSHIP — Norway High School’s ski teams held a four-school home alpine race at Pine Mountain on Thursday, with the Norway girls claiming a team victory. Marquette, Houghton and Ironwood joined Norway in the event. Norway put on a double race in one day that included four timed ...

Niagara girls fall to Coleman

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COLEMAN, Wis. — Niagara rallied after a slow start but it wasn’t enough to overcome Coleman in a 77-49 M & O Conference loss Friday. The Cougars, who improved to 8-1 in the conference and 10-2 overall, led 38-9 at halftime. Josie Rock led Niagara with 22 points — 21 of them coming ...

Christmas Bird Count lists 34 species

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Unexpected raptors provided several highlights for local participants in the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count that took place Dec. 19. A golden eagle, rough-legged hawk and sharp-shinned hawk were among the noteworthy sightings, said Phyllis Carlson, coordinator of ...

Trice’s big second half lifts No. 9 Wisconsin

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — D’Mitrik Trice had 13 points and five assists and turned in a strong second half to lead No. 9 Wisconsin past Rutgers 60-54 on Friday night. Trice scored eight points and assisted on another basket in a 12-0 run that gave Wisconsin a 54-44 lead with 4:19 to ...