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Iron Mountain's Josh Tucker (20) and Charlie Gerhard (32) battle Ishpeming's Hart Holmgren (44) for a rebound Monday in Iron Mountain. (Adam Niemi/The Daily News)

Boys Basketball: Iron Mountain beats Ishpeming, 63-48

IRON MOUNTAIN — Steady free-throw and field goal shooting keyed Iron Mountain’s 63-48 Mid-Peninsula Conference win against Ishpeming on Monday. The Mountaineers (16-2, 8-2 MPC) were anchored by Carson Wonders’ 32 points and 17 of 17 free-throw shooting. Iron Mountain made 23 of 28 free ...

Hockey: Hancock breaks tie, beats Kingsford 6-1

HANCOCK — Hancock snapped a 1-1 tie with five goals in the third period and defeated Kingsford 6-1 to close out the high school hockey regular season Monday. The shorthanded Flivvers (11-12-1) evened the score 1-1 in the second period on Daunte Fortner’s slap shot from the high slot. Alek ...

Girls Basketball: Wykons beat L’Anse, 65-51

IRON RIVER — Sophomore Colbi Laturi scored 15 of her game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter and West Iron County snapped a five-game losing streak with a 65-51 victory over L’Anse in West PAC basketball Monday. The Wykons (5-14, 2-6) outscored the Hornets 30-20 in the fourth ...

Florence's Jay Walstrom (10) attempts to put up a shot past Forest Park's Josh Logan (14) and Dodge Isaacson (23) in Monday's game. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Boys Basketball: Rebounds carry Trojans in win over Florence

FLORENCE, Wis. — The battle of the boards went to Forest Park over Florence on Monday. The rebounding also lifted the Trojans past the Bobcats 65-42 in non-conference boys basketball. “Overall, my guys played hard,” said Bobcats coach Bryan Bomberg. “But we got killed on the board. ...

Girls Basketball: Westwood downs Iron Mountain, 44-35

ISHPEMING — The Westwood High School girls basketball team met one of their preseason goals on Monday night, defeating Iron Mountain 44-35 in Mid-Peninsula Conference play. “We wanted to double the number of wins we had last year,” Patriots coach Kurt Corcoran said about improving from ...

Boys Basketball: Menominee spills Flivvers

MENOMINEE — Menominee pulled away in the second half of a boys' basketball game to beat Kingsford 56-41 in Great Northern Conference action Monday. The Maroons allowed just 14 second-half points while scoring 28. Hunter Hass led Menominee with 15 points, and Levi Kempka added 14 points ...

MSU, Jankoska thump Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Tori Jankoska made five 3-pointers in setting a single-season school record and scored 28 points in leading Michigan State over No. 20 Michigan 86-68 on Sunday before a record sellout crowd of 12,707 who watched the in-state rivals in their only meeting this ...

Lakeland comeback earns tourney second seed

LISLE, Ill. – The Lakeland University women’s basketball team stormed past Benedictine (Ill.) University into the postseason Saturday, overcoming an 11-point deficit to defeat the Eagles 62-54. Rather than leaving its Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Tournament fate up to other ...

UP Football All-Star Game coaches selected

MARQUETTE — The 10th UP Football All-Star Game has finalized rosters for this year's event. The players selected as all-stars will be drafted by the coaches to the Red or Black teams. The draft will take place on Saturday, March 18th, and the picks will be reported live on social ...

Carey, Conley lead Pine Mountain Ski Team in Keweenaw Cup

HOUGHTON — Pine Mountain Ski Team raced in the Keweenaw Cup at Mont Ripley in Houghton this past weekend. Sixty-five racers from across the UP attended the event which consisted of a slalom and giant slalom race. PMST was led by the first-place finishes of Gabby Carey in the U14 girls ...

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State-bound area wrestlers

CHARLEVOIX — Iron Mountain’s Aaron Bolo is returning to “The Palace” as a regional champion. Bolo (39-0) earned his first regional title and third trip to the MHSAA Individual Finals by winning the 189-pound championship Saturday. Bolo opened the regional with a second-period pin ...

Michigan State’s Harris out with season-ending knee injury

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State starting guard Eron Harris will need season-ending surgery on his injured right knee, ending his college career. Harris, a 6-foot-3 transfer who played his first two seasons at West Virginia, was hurt in the second half of Michigan State's 80-63 ...

Flivvers capture conference title

HOUGHTON — Alek Shanks and Joe Murvich led a third-period charge as Kingsford defeated Jeffers 5-3 to repeat as Lake Superior Hockey Conference tournament champions Saturday at Michigan Tech University. Trailing 2-1 entering the third period, Kingsford (11-11-1) netted four goals with ...

Plumley, DeMerse lead shorthanded Flivvers

MARQUETTE — Kingsford’s Caleb Plumley dominated the 500-yard freestyle Saturday at the Upper Peninsula high school boys swimming and diving finals. Plumley posted a time of 5:13.54, winning by nearly 10 seconds over Marquette’s Matt Kurin (5:22.77) Plumley also placed second in the ...

Bobcats, Badgers receive tournament home openers

IRON MOUNTAIN — Florence and Niagara will begin the WIAA Division 5 boys basketball tournament with home games. During the WIAA meeting Saturday among regional coaches, Florence earned a seventh seed and Niagara eighth. In regional openers Tuesday, Feb. 28, the No. 7 Bobcats will meet St. ...

ScuttleBu(r)t leftovers, Feb. 18, 2017

ScuttleBu(r)t ... From Brad Dickson, Omaha.com: “Big Ten baseball teams begin play next week. Once again, ties will be broken by a two-man luge competition.” ... Kingsford High School varsity football still needs one more game for a full regular season schedule. Wausau East and Menasha ...

Kingsford's Hannah Cross (20) battles for a rebound against Iron Mountain's Emma Thomann (00) as Riley Poupore (32) follows the play on Friday in Iron Mountain. (Adam Niemi/The Daily News)

Girls Basketball: Kingsford defense dominates Iron Mountain, 59-21

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford’s offense and press combined to beat Iron Mountain 59-21 on Friday. The Flivvers (12-6, 5-2 Great Northern Conference) jumped to a 20-4 lead after the first quarter and stretched the halftime lead to 43-13. “I thought we did a real nice job of pressuring them ...

Hockey: Fortner’s 4 goals carry Flivvers to tourney final

HOUGHTON — Daunte Fortner scored four goals and Kingsford rolled past Negaunee 10-4 in the semifinals of the Lake Superior Hockey Conference tournament Friday at Michigan Tech University. The Flivvers (10-11-1) will face Jeffers or L’Anse at 2:30 p.m. Saturday for the title. Kingsford ...

Boys Basketball: Broncos edge Forest Park, 68-65

HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris boys basketball team defeated Forest Park 68-65 Friday night. Broncos coach Jim VanEnkevort was very pleased with the way his team played in this Skyline Central matchup. “I thought we did some really good things offensively,” VanEnkevort said. “A lot ...

Girls Basketball: Elcho spills Florence

FLORENCE, Wis. — Elcho took charge in the second half and downed Florence 60-26 in Northern Lakes Conference girls basketball Friday. Jessica Slowik led the NLC champion Hornets (18-4, 11-1) with 22 points. Jenna Springer topped the Bobcats (3-17, 1-11) with nine points and eight ...