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Volleyball: Hancock sweeps young Blue Bolts

Local Sports

HANCOCK — There wasn’t much of a surprise about Hancock’s rolled Dollar Bay-Tamarack City in a three-set sweep on Tuesday. The Bulldogs won by scores of 25-11, 25-23 and 25-9. The only real surprise for Hancock, against the young Blue Bolts, was a close two-point victory in the second ...

College football: Finlandia ready to take on Ripon College

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HANCOCK — Finlandia University’s football team will seek a fresh start when it hosts Ripon College Saturday in its home opener. The Lions dropped a 37-7 game last week to Concordia (Wisconsin) last week to open the campaign. Despite the final score, the Lions trailed by only a 3-0 score ...

Bears QB Trubisky tries to bounce back again

National Sports

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Mitchell Trubisky has been down this road before after a rough game as Chicago Bears quarterback. A poor night against the Green Bay Packers in Thursday’s season opener made for a difficult start to Trubisky’s season in a 10-3 loss, and against Denver he’ll seek to ...

Racing runs in blood for Aho, White families

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Houghton County’s Jesse Aho captured his sixth track championship at a northern Wisconsin dirt stock car track, and his cousin, Alyssa White, took third in the points at a North Dakota track recently. The family ties for both go deeper than being cousins. Aho’s father Dave was one of the ...

Cross country: Houghton boys 2nd in Kingsford Invitational

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Houghton boys were very much in the title hunt here Tuesday, but came up a point short to Marquette in the Kingsford Invitational cross country meet. Marquette scored 38 points, followed by Houghton 39 and Gladstone 90. The Marquette girls also won with 51. Kingsford ...

Former Michigan QB Mallett arrested

National Sports

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Former University of Arkansas, University of Michigan and NFL quarterback Ryan Mallett has been arrested in northwest Arkansas on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Springdale police Lt. Jeff Taylor says 31-year-old Ryan Mallett was arrested Tuesday following a ...

Wild re-sign Fiala for 2 years, $6M

National Sports

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have re-signed left wing Kevin Fiala to a two-year, $6 million contract. The deal with the restricted free agent was done on Wednesday, two days before the team’s first practice of training camp. Fiala will make $2.5 million this season and $3.5 ...

Paul Peterson: Tradition can only be earned

Local Sports

This past Saturday afternoon, I had the opportunity to cover the Ishpeming vs. Lake Linden-Hubbell football game. The meeting of the two schools — only the second time they have ever clashed — served as a clear example of what tradition is all about. The Hematites and Lakes battled each ...

Yelich breaks kneecap, out for season; Brewers top Marlins

National Sports

MIAMI (AP) — Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers didn't need this kind of break. Trying to catch up in the wild-card race, the Brewers instead saw the reigning NL MVP foul a ball off himself and go down with a broken right kneecap Tuesday night. "We don't have a definitive time ...

Ex-NFL player, doctor arrested in Georgia opioid case

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ATLANTA — A former NFL football player and a Georgia doctor face charges of illegally distributing prescription drugs, including opioids. Former New Orleans Saints player Sedrick Hodge sold oxycodone pills in Cartersville, Georgia, northwest of Atlanta, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. ...

Volleyball: Chassell sweeps Dollar Bay-TC

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DOLLAR BAY — The Chassell Panthers clawed their way to 3-0 over the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts on Monday. The straight-set victory (25-11, 25-15, 25-16) was the first for the Panthers on the season. They are now 1-1 on the new season. “We had some really good offense ...

Volleyball: Tech’s Ghormley makes All-Keweenaw team

Michigan Sports

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech junior outside hitter Olivia Ghormley was named to the Keweenaw Volleyball Classic All-Tournament Team on Monday. Ghormley had 60 kills with a .320 hitting percentage and 41 percent kill percentage at the tournament. She led all GLIAC players with 4.29 kills per set ...

Huskies football receives Top 25 votes after win

Michigan Sports

The Michigan Tech Huskies received votes in the first American Football Coaches Association Div. II Coaches’ poll released Monday. The Huskies beat Hillsdale 29-14 last week and held the Chargers to just 160 yards of total offense, including minus-9 rushing yards. Saturday was Michigan ...

Patricia says he trusts Stafford ‘1,000 percent’ after tie

Michigan Sports

ALLEN PARK — There were many plays that caused the Detroit Lions to blow an 18-point late lead in Sunday’s opener in Arizona. The instance getting the most attention, while being added to the long list of miserable Lions memories for the fan base, is a late timeout in the 27-27 tie ...

No. 10 Michigan has plenty to work on during bye week

Michigan Sports

ANN ARBOR — Jim Harbaugh hired Josh Gattis and handed him the keys to Michigan’s offense last winter, hoping the offensive coordinator would bring the program up to speed in college football. Harbaugh envisioned and touted a new brand of football that would put some of the team’s talent ...

Prep football: Ishpeming scores late to beat Lakes 36-34

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LAKE LINDEN — It was only fitting that Ishpeming and Lake Linden-Hubbell would play a classic football game Saturday afternoon. After all, the Hematites (2-0) and Lakes are two of the most prominent small school programs in the state. But when the dust cleared at Ron Warner Field, ...

Lions men’s soccer drops 1-0 match to Sabres, lose Sunday

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HANCOCK — The Finlandia University men’s soccer team suffered a tough 1-0 loss on Saturday afternoon to the Marian University Sabres at McAfee Field. It was the Lions first home game of the season. All of the scoring Saturday occurred within the first two minutes of the game. At the 2:04 ...

Murray, Cardinals rally late to tie Lions, 27-27

Michigan Sports

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Kyler Murray had already produced a few storybook moments during his first game as an NFL quarterback and seemed on the verge of another in overtime. On third down, the Arizona Cardinals rookie bounced around for a moment and then fired a pass over the middle. The ball ...