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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

National Sports

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

National Sports

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

Outdoors

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

Outdoors

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

Outdoors

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 ...

Bears finalize deal with TE Graham

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Jimmy Graham insisted he can become a dominant tight end again. And he looks forward to showing it in Chicago. The Bears finalized a two-year contract with the former All-Pro and one-year deals with six other players on Thursday. The Bears hope Graham can ...

More doubleheaders, games in November all possible for MLB

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NEW YORK (AP) — Players agreed to a deal with Major League Baseball that would preserve service time in the event this season is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic but left open details of what a configured schedule would look like. As part of the agreement approved by the union ...

Kalkaska K-Stars claim 19U girls hockey state championship

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ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. — The Kalkaska K-Stars 19U girls hockey team won the Tier 2 State Championship on March 6-8. They defeated the Troy Sting, 11-0, followed by a 4-3 shootout win over Little Caesar’s. Next, Kalkaska defeated Kensington Valley, 3-0. The K-Stars won 5-0 over ...

Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77

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Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died. He was 77. The Globetrotters said Neal died in his home outside of Houston on Thursday morning. “We have lost one of the most genuine human beings the ...