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Youth and Par 3 tournaments held at Oak Crest Golf Club

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NORWAY TOWNSHIP — Oak Crest Golf Club in Norway held a Youth 3-Person Scramble on June 24. Nine three-person teams competed, with this being a first time event at Oak Crest. The winners in each of the three age brackets are as follows: 14 and up and Overall Tournament Winners: Matt ...

Badwater Bass Tourney still inviting entries

Outdoors

IRON MOUNTAIN — A few spots are available for the Badwater Bass Tourney set for Saturday, July 11, on the Twin Falls Flowage in Spread Eagle, Wis. This is a catch-and-release tournament using artificial baits only. The cost is $75 per boat, with up to 50 boats allowed. The team ...

Sagola prize

Outdoors

Arnuold Muller of Aurora, Illinois, is the winner of a Can-Am side by side awarded by the Sagola Township Sportsmen’s Club in its annual fundraiser. Muller was a longtime member of the club and was very active before moving to Illinois. Club President Paul Rotter thanked all those who helped ...

Wisconsin plans to resume hunter safety

Outdoors

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources will resume in-person hunter safety courses next month after a hunter advocacy group sued the department alleging it had no authority to cancel them and was denying people their constitutional right to hunt. The DNR issued a ...

WIAA approves girls wrestling tournament

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control (BOC) unanimously approved Wednesday to add a girls individual state wrestling tournament beginning in the 2021-22 season. The BOC voted 10-0 and the hope is the individual state tournament can lead to an ...

Red Wings have shot to win lottery to draft Lafreniere

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By The Associated Press The once-proud Detroit Red Wings hope to win the NHL draft lottery, giving them a shot to select Canadian Alexis Lafreniere. Detroit desperately needs a boost after easily being the worst team in the league during the pandemic-shortened season that was put on ice in ...

In Brief: Sports

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Carter finalizes NBA retirement ATLANTA (AP) — Vince Carter made his retirement official, announcing on his podcast that his 22-year NBA career has come to an end. The announcement was largely a formality because the 43-year-old Carter had said many times over the course of this season ...

Bubble-free life means MLB players, teams must be careful

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PHOENIX (AP) — Baseball's bubble-free environment is an anomaly as the sports world tries to come back amid the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of bringing a group of teams to Disney World (like the NBA and MLS) or concentrating on a few hub cities (like the current NHL plan), Major League ...

NFL training camps still on original schedule for late July

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By The Associated Press The NFL still plans to hold training camps on time beginning in late July, though contingency plans are in place. Hours after the league canceled the Hall of Fame game that kicks off the preseason, the 32 team owners on Thursday were updated on a variety of issues, ...

Ironwood’s Pete Lewinski retires after more than 500 wins

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IRONWOOD - Three years after Pete Lewinski moved back home to Ironwood, both the girls and boys varsity coaching jobs opened up. That was in 1992. Some 28 years, seven conference coach of the year awards, eight district championships, six conference titles and two U.P. teams of the year ...

Menominee, Monroe roll past Iron Mountain 19U team

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IRON MOUNTAIN — In most baseball games an opponent with strong pitching and great hitting is definitely something to be reckoned with. Wednesday night undefeated Menominee traveled to Iron Mountain and stifled the home team by the score of 10-3 in 19U baseball at LiUNA Field. Central ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Remembering Don Hill

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My coffee was scalding, so hot it melted my plastic spoon. . . Hoping to escape the chilling words, I sought refuge by leaning against the Eddie Chambers Memorial Gym in Crystal Falls. . . I tried to keep my attention on the Skyline Conference Relays, but my attention was diverted. . . “Why ...

Coronavirus risk too high, New York City Marathon cancelled

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Marathon was canceled Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, with organizers and city officials deciding that holding the race on Nov. 1 would be too risky. Organizers announced the cancellation of the 50th anniversary edition of the world's largest ...

Emerald ash borer advances through Midwest

Outdoors

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. —The emerald ash borer is a small, bright green metallic wood-boring beetle that is not native to North America. It is responsible for killing millions of ash trees in the upper Midwest, including many in Marinette County. EAB currently is only known to be found in ...

Martha Ford stepping down as Lions owner

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DETROIT — Sheila Ford Hamp went to visit with NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle in 1973 after being part of the first class of women who went to Yale as freshmen and graduated. She told him all she ever wanted to do was work for the league. As the daughter of the Detroit Lions’ owner, she ...

MLB plans 60-game slate

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NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878 after the players' association rejected a negotiated deal of the same length, putting the sport on track for a combative return to the field amid the coronavirus ...