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ESPN anchor, Hononegah grad Nicole Briscoe opens up about pregnancy loss, infertility

ESPN SportsCenter anchor Nicole Briscoe has been speaking openly in recent months about pregnancy loss, infertility and the challenges she faced becoming a mother.

Briscoe, who people in the Rockford area may remember as Nicole Manske, a 1998 Hononegah High School graduate and television news reporter with 13 WREX, shared those stories and more Tuesday when she delivered her keynote speech “Having it all, What it means to have your all” at the Influential Women in Business Luncheon in Beloit.

Nicole Briscoe is seen here on the set of ESPN's SportsCenter on Nov. 22, 2019 in Bristol, Connecticut.

Nicole Briscoe is seen here on the set of ESPN’s SportsCenter on Nov. 22, 2019 in Bristol, Connecticut.

Briscoe spoke about her journey with In-vitro fertilization and her challenging path to motherhood in a People Magazine feature in April for National Infertility Awareness Week.

More:ESPN’s Nicole Briscoe: ’COVID has completely derailed everything’

The Wausau, Wisconsin-native, who married Australian racecar driver Ryan Briscoe in 2009, also spoke about dreaming big

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New Charlotte sports card shop opens today with beer and a 100K LaMelo rookie card

New Charlotte sports card shop opens today with beer and a 100K LaMelo rookie card

Photo: Courtesy One Stop Sports

One unexpected flower re-blooming in the shadows of the long pandemic winter: sports trading cards.

Yes, the things kids in the 1950s and ’60s put in their bike spokes, and kids from the 1980s and ’90s stuffed into protective casing, are popular again in the 2020s.

Driving the news: Our city will get a card store for the modern Charlottean today when One Stop Sports opens in South End. It’ll have a bunch of cards, of course, but it’ll also be a place to hang out and have a cold drink and watch sports.

  • They’ll have a LaMelo Ball rookie card valued at $100K at the store today for the grand opening, which starts at noon today.

Why it matters: The sports trading card industry exploded during the pandemic, as people cleaned out their homes and rediscovered old joys like this buried in an attic

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Winter sports season opens with bowling at Sport Center – Sports – Monroe News – Monroe, Michigan

Bowling is more than a sport for Julia Skowron.

“It’s stress release,” the New Boston Huron senior said. “You can chuck the ball at the pins and they don’t talk back.”

During these trying times of a coronavirus pandemic, stress release is more important than ever.

So there was plenty of smiles and lots of joy as the high school winter sports season finally got started in the Monroe County with a pair of bowling matches Monday at Monroe Sport Center.

Video clip: Jefferson vs. Flat Rock Boys

For Flat Rock’s Katie Stull, it was a chance to put COVID-19 out of her mind for a few hours.

“It just felt normal,” she said. “This is probably the most normal thing that’s happened in my senior year.”

Huron swept St. Mary Catholic Central, winning the girls match 27-3 and the boys 30-0. Flat Rock took two from Jefferson with a

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