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Baseball: Stanish, Kingsford hold off IM 5-3

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QUINNESEC — Kingsford held off a late push by rival Iron Mountain for a 5-3 win on Thursday. The Flivvers (5-11) were helped by Ben Stanish's strong performance on the mound. He threw 101 pitches across six innings and struck out eight while walking three. He gave up three runs on four ...

Long Lake club to host trap league, open shooting

Outdoors

LONG LAKE, Wis. — The Big 4-Plus Sportsman’s Club in Long Lake will have an open trap shooting and Summer Trap League at 6 p.m. Mondays. Open trap shooting already has begun and will continue through September. The league officially begins June 3 and runs for 10 weeks. The league is ...

Returning birds make for a rainbow at the feeders

Outdoors

Surprise — the Notebook is making a slightly early appearance this week. Advertising for Saturday’s paper left no space for an Outdoor page — trust me, being squeezed out by ads is a good thing in this business these days — so rather than skip a week, it’s running today. As ...

Bruins win, reach Stanley Cup Final

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Boston's top line kept finding ways to score, especially on the power play. With a chance to clinch another series, Tuukka Rask was perfect — again. Rask posted his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern ...

DNR fishing report: Walleye, pike season now open

Outdoors

Walleye and pike season for the Upper Peninsula Great Lakes, inland waters and the St. Marys River opened Wednesday. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reports the opener should have been good, as water temperatures move up to the low to mid 40s. Trout fishing still was slow in the ...

Springer twins, Beaster take top Bobcats’ honors

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence High School’s formula for selecting the premier student-athletes came up with senior Evan Beaster for the boys and a tie for the girls during the school’s 50th annual awards ceremony Wednesday The Springer twins, juniors Jenna and Jordyn, shared the Ginny ...

Bucks beat Raptors in Game 1

National Sports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell sneaked peeks at the television in his office for a Bucks score as he praised another solid outing from Gio Gonzalez. Once the clubhouse doors opened, Brewers huddled around all the TVs and "Let's go Bucks!" was shouted when ...

Walleye opener looks good for UP anglers

Outdoors

ESCANABA — Michigan’s walleye season in the Upper Peninsula opened Wednesday with recent weather conditions likely to have an effect on walleye behavior in the region, a Michigan Department of Natural Resources expert said. “It’s been a fairly cold spring so far, so walleyes were ...

Applications being accepted for Youth Conservation Council

Outdoors

LANSING — Young people with a passion for protecting and improving Michigan’s natural areas, meeting new friends, gaining leadership experience and having fun outdoors are encouraged to apply for a spot on the Michigan Natural Resources Commission’s Youth Conservation Council. The ...

Summer hours set for center in Ottawa forest

Outdoors

IRONWOOD — Beginning May 25, the Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center in Watersmeet will resume summer hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time daily. The center has information about the local area and recreation opportunities, such as camping, hiking, canoeing, maps and more. The Ottawa ...

Golf: WIC, Ontonagon share George Young Invitational title

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IRON RIVER — West Iron County and Ontonagon shared team honors in the George Young Invitational girls golf tournament Wednesday at Young’s. The Wykons and Gladiators each posted a 431. Westwood was third at 472, followed by Iron Mountain (497) and Calumet (518). Medalist Payton Dube of ...

Trees For Tomorrow offers naturalist program

Outdoors

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — Trees for Tomorrow will host a week-long Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer training program June 10 through 15 at its facilities in Eagle River. Staff and regional experts will lead explorations of the waters, forests, wildlife and geology of the area. Participants ...

New date for PGA on a big Bethpage Black golf course

National Sports

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Tiger Woods goes after his next major on a familiar golf course for a PGA Championship held on an unfamiliar spot on the calendar. The 101st PGA Championship began this morning on Bethpage Black, the first time it has been held in May since 1949. The public course ...

Baseball: Florence coach LaPoint wins 400th career game

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WHITE LAKE, Wis. — Florence’s Dave LaPoint reached a coaching milestone Tuesday when the Bobcats spilled White Lake 13-1 in a five-inning Northern Lakes Conference baseball game. LaPoint, Florence’s head baseball coach for 46 years, posted his 400th career victory. “It means I’ve ...

NMU basketball coach leaves for Calvin

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GRAND RAPIDS — Bill Sall has left Northern Michigan University for Calvin College. Sall becomes the 12th head coach in Calvin men’s basketball history. Sall, who spent the past six seasons at NMU, replaces the recently retired Kevin Vande Streek. His return to west Michigan will be a ...

Baseball: Flivvers, Esky split twinbill

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QUINNESEC — If it wasn't for Andrew Paupore, it might have been a complete day to forget for Kingsford. Paupore's gem on the mound in the first game helped Kingsford hold on to a doubleheader split with Escanaba on Tuesday. Paupore threw a complete game, giving up three hits with no walks ...

Soccer: Kingsford shuts out Ironwood, 3-0

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IRONWOOD — Kingsford’s offense surged with a 3-0 win over Ironwood on Tuesday. The Flivvers were led by two goals from Paige Olson and a second-half goal by Liz Penegor. “That first goal kind of energized us a little,” Kingsford head coach Jon Lorenzoni said. “We started finding ...

Softball: Mountaineers sweep Manistique

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Offense was abundant for Iron Mountain in a doubleheader sweep over Manistique on Tuesday. The Mountaineers (12-6) beat Manistique by scores of 10-0 and 19-4. Iron Mountain had 10 hits in the first game to back Hannah Proudfit’s first pitching win. Jorden Stoner had ...