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Copper Bowl football game between Houghton, Hancock canceled

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HANCOCK (AP) — Bragging rights in Copper Country will have to wait a year. The Hancock and Houghton high school football teams will not play for the Copper Bowl trophy Friday for the first time since the game began in 1953. Officials cited possible coronavirus exposure at ...

NMU SID to be men’s hoops coach at Finlandia University

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By Journal Sports Staff HANCOCK — In a somewhat unusual shift of responsibilities, the sports information director at Northern Michigan University has been named head men’s basketball coach at Finlandia University. Allen Dehority had been with NMU for several years, but also has a ...

Newberry flies past Carney-Nadeau, 55-8

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By JOHN VRANCIC Escanaba Daily Press POWERS — Newberry raced out to a 34-0 halftime lead and coasted to a 55-8 victory over Carney-Nadeau in an eight-player high school football game played at North Central’s field on Friday night. The visiting Indians rolled up the big halftime lead ...

Ishpeming’s Lola Korpi earns top cross country honor in West PAC

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NEGAUNEE — Despite not being able to attend the conference meet on Friday, Ishpeming did well when it came to high school cross country honors in the West PAC. Honors were determined on Friday during the conference meet held at the Negaunee Township Hall trails, but it was also the first ...

Josh Kitto earns pickleball certification

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MARQUETTE — An area professional tennis instructor recently added the designation of certified pro pickleball instructor. Josh Kitto earned that new designation with professional certification in a process that included playing ability, teaching assessment and a written test. Pickleball is ...

Westwood football team romps; Gwinn, Munising take losses

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ISHPEMING — The high school football playoffs are quickly approaching and the Westwood Patriots seems to be hitting their stride after dominating Gogebic 42-8 Friday. Westwood was led offensively by Garrett Mann, who had 18 carries for 146 yards and three touchdowns. Zach Carlson also ...

Houghton Gremlins upset Negaunee Miners football team in overtime

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HOUGHTON — A powerful Negaunee High School football team got all it wanted from the Houghton Gremlins on Friday night. And a little more. The “more” came when Gremlins stunned the favored Miners in overtime, 15-13. An ecstatic first-year coach Micah Stipech wasn’t sure if the win ...

Marquette, Negaunee high school volleyball teams each win in 4 sets

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MARQUETTE — Marquette stayed at home and pulled off a victory in a battle of high school volleyball titans on Thursday night. The Redettes defeated Houghton in a nonconference match in four sets, 25-15, 25-18, 24-26, 25-13, to improve to 10-1 overall, which includes a perfect 4-0 record in ...

Let the juggling begin

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This week is the first with major changes in the NFL schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic. But it won’t be the last, and if things don’t get better, may not even be the week with the most earth-shaking changes. Regardless of what you think of all these precautions, none of these ...