College hoops:MTU to Italy
HOUGHTON - Basketball season begins early this year for the Michigan Tech men's basketball team, as the Huskies are headed to Italy on Wednesday, Aug. 15, for nine days of international competition.
The self-funded trip, which includes only returning players, will give the Huskies the opportunity to see the sights of Rome, Florence and Vatican City. Scheduled opponents include Stella Azzurra beginning Aug. 20, followed by contests against Cirra di Castello and Basket Pamphili.
Michigan Tech finished atop the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division last season and is bringing back almost all of last year's key contributors. Kingsford standout Jeff Gregory is among the newcomers.
IRON RIVER - West Iron County High School athletic department will host a golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 12, at George Young Recreational Complex.
The four-person scramble, which will benefit the high school weight room facilities, tees off at 11:30 a.m.
To sign up or any questions, contact Kevin Leonoff (906-284-0434) or Mike Berutti (906-367-0718), or stop at Kermit's Bar in Iron River.