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THE DAILY GLOBE, Ironwood. Ml — Tuesday, Sept 1.1998 Paged Levens good in By ARNJE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are talking about Dorsey Levens starting against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, even though he hasn't been hit by a defender since the Super Bowl. Genera! manager Ron Wolf said Levens probably would get the nod over Travis Jervey and Raymont Harris. Coach Mike Holmgren didn't disagree. That, decision has not been made, and he may not start. But certainly, had he been here in training camp, he's our starting halfback," Holmgren said Monday. "And the only reason he wouldn't start is if I think physically he wouldn't be able to play the whole game, or I had to spot him a little bit." Levens, who ended his holdout Sunday, participated in a no- pads practice Monday and looked to be in great physical condition. But Levens acknowledged that his training camp holdout hurt him despite his rigorous individual regimen that included a track coach and personal trainer. "Let's get one thing straight first. There is no shape like football shape," Levens said. "It's a completely different thing." And he won't get hit until Wednesday's workouts, either. Still, Levens insisted he could be a factor against the Lions. "It's going to take some time. The timing's hot there. There's work to be done," he said. "Being in the system for a while and off talent alone, I think I can get a little bit done." ~ Levens ended his holdout Sunday by signing a one-year tender for $2.742 million, which allowed him to report to the Packers while the finishing touches are put on a five-year, $25 million package. Once Levens signs the long- term deal, expected at any time, the Packers can slap their franchise designation on another player, probably split end Antonio Freeman. What protection does he have looks return against injury in the interim? "Shoulder pads, knee pads, thigh pads," Levens said. "We're not in pads until Wednesday, so 111 call Lloyd's of London before then." That's the one thing that worries the Packers. "I don't want him to pull a muscle," Holmgren said."That would be disastrous, if we waited all this time and then all of a sudden something like that happened." Flanagan traded The feel good story of the Green Bay Packers' camp took another twist when center Mike Flana-. gan was traded to the Carolina Panthers for an undisclosed draft choice. Among the surprises when the Packers pruned their roster Sunday was that Flanagan survived the cut Flanagan, a third-year pro from UCLA, spent the last two years on injured reserve after breaking his right leg in. two places in his first preseason game as a rookie in 1996. Six operations later, he finally realized his dream. Wolf hated to see Flanagan go, but the Panthers were desperate after losing-centers Bucky Greeley (kidney laceration) and Frank Garcia (torn knee ligament). "Til tell you what led to it was the fact that they were very, very persistent and they finally came up with an offer that we felt we couldn't refuse," Wolf said Monday. "They were in kind of dire straits. This is a great opportunity for Mike Flanagan to go somewhere where he can play right away, without sitting here for a coupl e of years." .; With Flanagan's departure, the Packers have 12-year veteran Frank Winters and 14-year veteran Jeff .Dell en bach as centers. Conway cut Brett Conway, who was traded by Green Bay to the New York Jets last week, was among the cuts when Bill Parcells trimmed his roster. Parcells stuck with former University of Wisconsin kicker John Hall instead. Axocutcd Pre*» Green Bay Packers' running back Dorsey Levens talks to reporters following practice Monday in Green Bay. He could start Sunday against the Lions. Mercury, Comets battle for WNBA title tonight HOUSTON (AP) — Jennifer Gillom played one of her worst games of the season when the Phoenix Mercury had their first chance to clinch the WNBA championship. She's promising a different performance when the Mercury and the Houston Comets face off for a winner-take-all game tonight. "You won't sec the Jennifer you saw Saturday,"believe me," Gillom said Monday. Gillom, the Mercury's top scorer, was bottled up by the Comets in Game 2 and managed to score only eight points as her team lost 74-69 in overtime. She shot just 3-for-15 in the game, which tied the best-of-3 series at 1-1. The Mercury won the opener 54-51 in Phoenix, and had the upper hand in Game 2, but Gillom didn't respond well to the double-teaming and the pushing and shoving inside. ' "111 be ready for double- and triple : teaming and the unnecessary rough stuff," Gillom said. "It frustrated me Saturday, but I won't let that happen again." Despite losing a 12-point lead in the final eight minutes of Gam«-2, the Mercury haven't lost their confidence. Daily Globe Scoreboard College Football Monday'* Gam Florida St. 23. Tesu AAM 14 NFL Oakland (Caodwtti 10-14) at N Y YaakM* (W*lla 16-2), 7:35 p m. TorooU) (Carpenter 9-7) at K*n*aa City (Belcher 12-10). 8 06 p m Tampa Bay (Santmna 5-2) at Min- neaou (Milton 7-11). 8 06 p m National League EaM Diviaioa W L Pet. GB win. 9-5. L—£riek*on. 14-11. Sv— Howry (3). HRa—Chicago. Belle (41), Norton (8) All«nt« it Carolina, 1:01 p.m. Detroit at Green Bay, 1:01 p m • Jacksonville at Chicago. 1:O1 p.m. New Orlesnj at St. Louia, 141 p m, Pituhurgti at Baltimore, 1:01 p m. Seattle at Philadelphia. 1:01 p m. Tampa Bay at Minnesota, L:01 p m Tennemnee at Cincinnati, 1:01 p m. Washington at New York Giantt, 1 0] p m . Arizona at Daltaa, 4:06 p.m. Buffalo At San Diego, 4: 15 p.m. Miami at Indianapolij. 4:15 p.m. New York JeU at San Frano»co. 415pm Oakland at Kanaaa City, 8:20 p m Monday 1 * Gam* New England at Denver, 8:20 p m. Atlanta NewYork Phila Montreal Florida 90 76 66 53 47 48 62 72 86 91 .652 — .551 14 .478 24 .381 37 V4 341 43 Seattle. OOO 000 100—1 4 1 Bo«ton OOO 202 Olx—S 7 0 Fauero, McCarthy (8). Slocurnb (8). and JOIiver, Mariano (9); Saber- hafen, Eckeraley (7), Gordon (9) and Varitek. W—Saberhagen, 12-6. U-Faaaero, 10-11. HR—Boston. Gardapura(29) Central Division W L Pet. GB Houston Chjcago St Louu Pitt Cm Milwiuker Wi SulDiefo SanFran LA Colon do Arizon* 87 78 66 64 65 64 MtD W 89 74 68 63 S3 51 62 72 71 73 73 iriaic L 49 64 70 75 85 .630 SSI 474 .474 .471 .467 Pet. .646 536 .493 457 384 11 21V!, 21 <A 22 22V* GB IS 21 26 36 TB*r ooo ooo oio—i 7 o Mian. 003 OOO OOz—2 8 0 'Sounders and DiFelice; Tewkabury. Tromblry (8). Guardado (8), A<ruil- era (9) and Stembach W—Tfvrkn- bury. 7-9 L—-Snundera. 4-13 Sv — Aguilera (34) HR—Tampa Ray, DiFeliceO) NATIONAL LEAGUE Bt.L zil 000 100—& 9 0 Fla 100 010 100—3 10 1 D Oliver. Brantley (7), Acevedo (3) and Marrero, Qjala. Edmondaon (7). Darenabourg (8) and Zaun W— DOIiver. 2-2. L—Ojala. 1-4. Sv — Acevedo (5). HRa—St. Louia, B.Jor dan (23). Florida. Dunwoody (4). asketball WNBA Playoffs Championahip Seriex (Reat-of-3) Tueaday. 8*pt. I Fhrxriix At Houston. 8 p.m. (KSF'Nl. .wriea lied 1-1 X Baseball American League Fa«t Diviaion W L Pet. GB y-NewYorV Boston Toronto Baltimore TumpnHay 9S HO 7] M ,13 37 55 6fi Mt M3 .726 593 Slfl .504. 390 18 2S 30 45 '/4 Central DivUlon Cleveland K*n«AiCity ( hjcajfo Minnev>tn Detroit W 75 fi4 62 60 52 L 61 73 75 7fi 85 Pet. 551 ,467 4.',3 441 380 GB — 11 '/* jji^ 15 23 '/i We«t Divl.ion Anaheim Tesxn O.kUnd Seiltle W 7fi 71 63 62 L fi2 M 7.1 74 Pet. 551 .83,1 V'WJ*? .456 CB 3Vi 13 13 y-dmched playofTherth Mondav*a Ganvaa Bo«ton5, Sealtlf 1 Trxaa 13, Detroit 2 Cleveland 15, Oakland 6 Chic«p) While-Sox 4, Baltimore 1 Minneaota 1. Ta.npa Bay 1 ' Only g*me» arheduled Tueadaj'aGajiBm Seattle (Mover ll.«) at Boaton (SchourekO .11.706 p m. T«»aa (Burkett 7 13) at Detroit (Ca»tilio 3-9). 7 05 p m. Anaheim (Kmley 10-«) at Cleveland (Wn«ht 11-8), 7:06 pm. Chicago Whit* Box (Panjue, 4-S) at BaJtiiMn (Drabek 8-1). 7 06 pa. St Lmia S. Florida 3 Homton 4, Atlanta 3 Chicago Cuba 5. CintinnaU 4 NY. Meta 8, Lot Anfelaa .1 San Diego 5, Montreal '2 San Franoaco 6. Philadelphia 2 Only ga.mM acheduled IWaday'e Game* St. Ixmia (Morria 4-4) at Florida (Hemandai 10-10). 7:05 p.m. Arizona (Daal 6-9) at Pittsburgh (PeUra 7-8), 705pm. Houatoa (Bergman 11-7) at Atlanta (NeagU 13-11). 7:40 p m. Cincinnati (Parria 4-3) at Chicago Cut* (Morgan 0-01.8 O6 p m Colorado (Wright 7-li) at Mil~ waukaa (Pulsipher Z-l), 8:06 p m. Philadelphia (Byrd 2-1) at Loa An- gelm (ValdM 9-9). 10.08 p m NY Meta (Nome 6-11) at San Diego (Spen«r 1-0), 10:08 p m Montreal (Batiata 24) at San Fr«no*ct> (Darwm ft-101. 10:06 pm League Leader* NATIONAL LKAG17E HOME RUNS—SOM, Chicago, SS; McGwire. St. Louia. 55; GVaughn, San Diego, 46; Galarraga. AUanta, 42; Caatilla, Colorado, 38; AJou, Houatoo, 38; VGuemro, Montreal. 3S AMERICAN LEAGUE HOME RUNS—Griffey Jr. Seat tie. 47; Bella, Chicago, 41; RPal meiro, Baltimore, 41; JuGoniaJez Trxu. 39; ARodriguei, Seattle. Cimae<o, Toronto, 37; MRamirez Cleveland. 34; MVaughn, Boaton 34 Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Oak 0 02 OH OOO— « 1} 1 Cle (10)20 021 OOl—IS 14 Sum. Mohler (1), Oquiat (5) and Macfarlane; Burba. DJonea (A) and EiDiai W—Burba. 12-9 [^Stein. 5 « Hv—DJonea (1) HRa—Oak- land, Henderaon (II), Giajnbi (22) Cleveland. M Ranurei (34). Sexaon (6). Houaton OOO 100 O03—4 8 I Atlanta 010 000 11O—3 8 1 Hampton. Ja.Powell Ihl, B Wanner (9) and Aujmua; Smoltz, tjptenlwrg (9) and J.Lopei. W—Ja Powell, f>-5. 1^-Smoltz, 13-3. Sv— H.Wafrncr (26) HRa— Atlanta, Ch Jonra (31) J.Lopez (31). Cfa 103 OOO OOO—t 8 I Chi OO2 300 OOx—5 8 2 Tomko, P-amlingcr (fi) Hudek (8iaand Taubenaee; Wood, KHrch- ner '(7), Mulholland IS), Neck (Si) and Houston W—Wnod. 13-6. l^Tomko 11-11 . Sv — Heck 140) HRa—Cincinnati. D.Young (12). Chicage, So.. (55). Wood (2) Moo 10O 010 OOO—2 6 0 SO Oil 111 OOx—5 » 2 Pavano, THford (6), M.M*Hrtux (Hi and Henley; J.Hamilton. Wall (7). Hoffman (y) and Leyrilz, C.Hi-rn under (9), W—I.Hamilton. 12-11 U- Pavano, 4-7. Sv—Hoffman (44) HRa—Sun- Diego. (1 Vaughn MS), Joyner (11), G.Ariaa (I). PhlU OOO 100 OJO—2 7 1 8F 000 100 14*—« 7 2 Portugal. Gomea (7). M.Leiter (H) and Eatalella, Parent (H); Hernhii- er. Tavarel (8). R Rodriguez (S), Meaa(8)and Mayne W—Mesa. 5-2 • U—Gomea, 95 HR—San Franciaco, J Kenl(25) ^transactions Chi MO Oil OOO—I I 1 Bait 010 000 OOO—1 7 1 Baldwin. Bradford (8). Howry (9) and Knutar; Erickaon, Milla (A) Rhode* (8) and WebeUr. W-Bald- FOOTBALL NFl^Suapended Pittsburgh Steelrra OT Paul Wi«gina four weekj for taking Ajidroatenedione. a banned muecle-huilrfin? nipple- mfnt ARIZONA CARDINAI-S- Ctaimed WR Rnnnif And<rnon ^ff wjiivera from the Green Bay Pucker! Rele»»ed KB Rod Brown Slffned IJ1 I.yron Cobbing, DR Jamo Couaina, WR Kevin Drake and QH Cfiry fiauter U> the practice aqiiad CAROLINA PANTHKK.S--AC- qujred C Mike Flanagan from the Green Bay Packara for an unrtia- cloned draft choice Claimed S Tony Veland off waivers from t)» Denver Bronco*. CHICA(X) BRARS—Claimed S' Ray Auitin off waivers from the New York JeUi nnd DT Brynn Rob- innon off waivera from the St. Louis Kama Relea-ied OL Aaron Taylor and DT Tyrone Williama Signed RB Jamea Allen, LB Chria Draft and CB Qumcy C^oleman to the practice .sijuad CINCINNATI BKNGAUS— Sinneil QH F.nr Krraner, I.H Canute Curtis. TE Damian Vauf-hn. DL llarrv [Vlipunij and T Mike Doughty to the practice nquad. I1AI.1AS COWBOYS—Claimed TK Haywarri Clay offwaivera from the Chicago [IpHrv. Ri-Lpajied TE Krnrl.']| Watkms, DKNVKR HHtJNCOS—Signed RB Curtis Alexander, Lll Hillary Butler. WR Andre Coo[»-r, OL-David Finn and STc.ri Noel to the practice Sf]Ufl[f DKTROIT '" LIONS— Placed T Juan Rixjur on injured reserve Si(tnpdTK Kevin Hickmsn. GKKKN HAY PACKKItB—Traded C Mike Flanagan to the Carolina I'linthfr.s for an undisclosed draft chtJICe.. INDIANATO!.IS COLTS—Trrmi- nutpd the contract of LH Qucntin Corynlt. ]le signed FB Chria IlHh- prinifliin (,'humed Qn Mike CJuinn nil' waivrrx from (he I'ittxhurKh Stc.'l, rs nn.t LB Michael Barlwr off waivers frnm the Sealtle Seahawk.s. Ri'U-asrd UH Ahu Wilson and DT Larry Chester. Signed WR Kajiio Mdluire, QH Jim Kuhiak anil IJH V.rn- V r ,'ince to ihe pr.ictlrt- stjuait JACKSONVILLK .1AGUAKS— Signed [>(•: l.aniar>;i:r Williams. WR Damon Dunn. DT Jiinca Clyt.urn and (1 Murk Nilh to the procure sciuart Agreed it, Icrm.s with KB I'f IW I'ear.Mjn MIAMI IX)I.P!IINS—Sii;n«i KB Kay Ni-aly. Kli Jamie Keaiirr and WH NaU- Jflcque.t to th* 1 practire. *i]u:ui NKW YORK .1KTS-Signed WK Chris Hrn/./1-lle, RH Hri.m Mu»so. KH Kotn-rt Farmer and TK Ijwrence Hart to tile practire Aijund OAKIANC) FtAIOKltS — i'liiceil Wk (llamln Truitt nn injured >e- «erve I'HII^DKI.PHIA KAGI.ES-- Cluimed (:H Al Knrri.s olT waiverfl frijm the Tampa Hay Buccaneer* R, lease.! WH Karl Hanktjin ['ITTSBIIR(;H KTEKI.KRS- Siunert OL Tnny Orlandini, [)L M.tlt Harper and Lit Kyan (JNi,n lo tile [jraclice. s^uad ST. LOUIS RAMS.-A K T''rd to term< with (.'I! liy»n McNeil tin a one-year contract SAN DIEGO CHARGERS Claimed CB Srdlt Turner olT waive,-« frum the Wa«hinj^on Kedskirm Jlelrasi-d WK Tyrone Ilruwn Si^neil TK Wcmirll Davis. I.B Jon Hn.sknis. S l.lnyd Ixe «rid WK Anlhuny lUI^' ers 1o the prnrtice stjuiiil SAN FtCANCISOO 4ilEKS'- Siifncit .S Ttitiy Hl-vm». fill Hrcnk (Jhvo atul LB V r ernim Slruklanil to the prartice sijliflif SKATT1.K SKAHAWKS~.SiKr>e<l WK It.ihhy Shaw. Iff Cm! Hansen. CH Jvy Kldtns. HI) Mirhnel Blark and C Jason MrKndoo to l)ie praf lice f quad "We're'looking at this positively, that we did get 12 points up on them," guard Michele Tirruns said. "We're going to see it as a positive thing rather than we got 12 points up and they came back and bit us." For the Comets, it gave them a shot of confidence. "They blew the lead because we started .playing defense," the Comets' Cynthia Cooper said. "During the timeout, we said, 'Let's rebound and get the job done on defense, and everything else will fall into place."* CHRIS WEINKE Weinke leads Seminole win EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Good old Chris Weinke received all the help he needed from young pals Peter Warrick and Travis Minor aa No. 2 Florida State wore down No. 14 Texas A&M for a 23-14 victory in the KickofT Classic on Monday night. The 26-year-old Weinke, who returned to Florida State after six years of pro baseball, threw a go-ahead 9-yard touchdown pass to Warrick late in the third quarter to cap a successful debut in his first start in nearly nine years. Weinke completed his first pass, a 30-yarder to Warrick, and finished 21-for-36 for 207 yards and no interceptions. The defense chipped in, too, holding the Ag- pies to a paltry 20 yards in the second half and 133 overall. Warrick gave Weinfce an open target all night, catching a career-high nine passes for 106 yards. Minor, a sophomore like Weinke but only 19 years old. set a school record with 34 carries, and ran for 146 yards and a touchdown. The Sominoles were expected to have an easy time with the Aggie«, who last heat a top-5 team in 1975, but Texas A&M gave conch Bobby Bowden's team all it' could handle in the first three, quarters before tiring. With A&M leading 14-10 at halftime, the Seminoles went to work, closing to 14-13 on Sebastian Janikowski's second field goal, a 28-yarder with 6:43 left. Warrick and Weinke then hooked up to give the Seminoles the lead for pood. Warrick returned an A&M punt 21 yards to the Aggies 37, but four plays later, he limped off the field after defensive back Sedrick Curry rolled over Warwick's right ankle. Five plays later, Warrick was back and Weinko spotted him open at the 1. Warrick caught pass, faked a defender, and scored with five seconds left in the third quarter to make it 2014. Tigers, Devils win Mercer Invite titles MERCER, Wis, — The Mercer boys won the Mercer Invitational cross country meet Monday, edging Butternut 51-59. Ironwood placed fifth among six teams. In girls action, the Red Devils won their second of two meets, outdistancing Washbura 15-50. Mercer's Rob Arent won the boys' race. Jeff White finished fifth and Andy Roeder took sixth. Other Tiger finishes included: James Kichak 14th, Matthew Schlueter 25th, James Kohegyi 38th, and Matthew Nehring 39th. The Red Devil boys team was led by Jeremy Hakamaa's ninth place finish. He was followed by Ben Musselman 10th, Nathan Stutz 25th, Tim Routheaux 27th, Einar Manki 33rd, Mike Pieschel 34th, and Cameron Gardner 42nd. "The boys. team showed improvement over their first meet," said Red Devil cSach Bruce Beckman. The girls had an outstanding race." Ironwood's 15 points was a feet scare as they swept the event's top five placea. A team's score ifl determined by adding its top five finishes. Chelsea Finco won the race, followed by Katie Strong. Jennifer Chiantello, Ginger Polich and Diane Corcoran. Also finishing for Ironwood were Jenny Buerger, sixth; and Anna Hagstrom, 10th. the Red Devils next race is Thursday in Kingsford. Other results included: Girt* jaaior vanity — Team* 1. Irao- wood 17 2. St. Crotx 43. ladiriduala: 1. Jennifer Sj«M, Iwd; 2 KM*U Jaekaon, Iwd; 3 Katie Data, Iwd; 4. Laeey Simdia. Iwd; 8. -Am»n<U MfnlinKr, Iwd; 9. Dra Miaarlmin. Iwd; 11. MriiaM Cain, Iwd; 12. Kriatine Sjebl. Iwd. Boy* jaaior varatty — Teua: 1. Mercer IS. lodiriduata: 1. Andy Klein. Mar. «. Km Pembfc Mcr; 7. Erik Johaaoa. Mar, 8. Mitch K0mleaki.Jfar.-U. Sterie Kkhak. Her; 15. Adun Tutt. Mer. 16. Bryan Stottcoterc. MM Jaaior U«a «!T*» — lodindoaJa: 1. Mary HMfttratn, Iwd; 3. Molly Jajla, Iwd; 6. AUaha SalU. Iwd; 7. Nicole Ncxwaraki, Iwd. Jaaior ai^li boy* — T«*aw 1. Waahbum 21. 2. Iroowoad 40. ladrridua). 2 Wai Mar- pJby, Iwd; 5. Ryan Ouzzardo. Iwd; 13. Kevin Malloy. Iwd; 21. Jack Jobnm. Iwd. 28 Alan Sunona. Iwd; 31..Joe Kracier, Iwd. Red Devils honored by coaches The Ironwood Red Devils took it on the chin in Friday night's high school football opener against Hurley 20-8, but the Ironwood coaching staff was able to find a few bright spots as it handed out the following weekly awards: —Manny's Scout of the^ Week. This new honor was given to ju-' nior Travis Balduc for his work during practice. Balduc helped simulate Hurley's attack in practice. —The Subway Sub of the Week was senior Dean Erickson; who had 10 tackles. —John Semo, junior, was given the Hardee's Lineman of the Week award. —The McDonald's Back of the Week was Chris Cozzi. He had an interception and made some fine open-field tackles. NASCAR looks at Gordon's tires TEMPLE, N.H. — Ray Evernham is tired of having to defend his racing team from charges of cheating after every win. This time, it's the tires that were judged suspect after Jeff Gordon pulled away to win Sunday's CMT 300 after a strategic two-tire change on his last stop. "They think that we have to cheat to win, and that just isn't- the case," Evernham, Gordon's crew chief and team manager of Hendrick Motorsports, said Monday. But the team's ninth win of the season and fifth in the last six races prompted NASCAR to impound some of Gordon's tires for a closer inspection. . Other teams, led by Roush Racing, complained after the race at New Hampshire International Speedway that something fishy was going on when cars with four fresh tires could not catch a car with two in the final 50 laps on the mile oval. Mark Martin, who drives for Roush, finished second to Gordon, making, him runner-up to the defending and two-time Winston Cup champion in each of Gordon's last five victories. During that stretch, the only place Martin was able to beat his younger rival was a week ago at Bristol, Term., where Gordon finished fifth. Evernham was adamant in denying any wrongdoing by his team on Sunday or any other time this season. "I feel bad for my guys because people are always trying to taint our victories," he said. "When we get beat, we.go to work and I don't think that people give enough credit to Jeff Gordon and this Hendrick Motorsports team. n But Jimmy Fennig, Martin's crew chief, said, "NASCAR hasn't policed the tires in a long time and they need to check them periodically like the templates. Not necessarily because we believe someone is cheating, hut because it keeps everyone in check." After the race at New Hampshire, NASCAR impounded several tires from the cars of Gordon and Martin. There's been a lot of talk the last three or four weeks about trick tires or treated tires," NASCAR spokesman Tim Sullivan said. "We don't believe that but we wanted to prove to ourselves and our competitors that is not the case. Sports Briefs ••-•-^-•-•••-•-•.••.-.Mi Spaete wins Penokee bike race Anne Spaete, of Bessemer, won the women's division of the Penokee Range Bike Race on a 37-mile course laid out in parts of Ashland and Iron Counties: She finished in 1:36. David Wesner, of Eau Claire, won the men's division in 1:26. Fat Tires ride tonight The Tuesday Night Fat Tire Club will have a group mountain be ^ nmn S at Steiger's Home Center east of A cookout will follow. For more information, call Trek & Trail. Tailgate party planned BESSEMER -Bessemer American Legion will host a tailgate party before the Hurley-Bessemer football game Friday gate The fun begins at 4:30 across the street from Massie Field. Land CT Lakes tourney offered LAND 0-LAKES Wis. - The Land OT^kes Chamber is host- 1 scramble golf tournamen t Registration is set for 8 a.m. Golfing begins at 9 Entry fee is $35 per person and includes buffet luncheon cor more information, call Donna at (715) 547-3929 Mountain bike trials held Trek & Trail is sponsoring a series of mountain bike time tri nls Thursdays at the Wolverine Mountain Bike Trail f ° Ur " mile °° Urse ifi near the Wolve nne Ski Club on Sunset Registration is from 5:45-6:15 p.m. Racing starts at 6 30 For more information call 932-5858. ' '

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