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Michigan Tech to name new coach Tuesday

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech will announce its new head hockey coach on Tuesday. The school will hold an 8:30 a.m. (Central time) press conference on the concourse level of the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Husky hockey fans can watch the press conference for free on Facebook. The video ...

Flivver soccer coach hopes to return

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Alex Milinski doesn’t plan to stay away permanently from Kingsford High School boys soccer. Milinski, KHS boys soccer coach since 2012, stepped down after this season. A new addition to the family prompted the decision. “I have some unfinished business here, so ...

Carney coach runs marathon

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Carney-Nadeau boys basketball coach Jake Polfus has completed his first marathon, running Sunday’s Cellcom Green Bay in 3 hours, 17 minutes, 6 seconds. That was good for 79th overall. “It was one of the toughest things I have ever done, but it was so well worth it ...

Knights eye tourney

By RYAN SPITZA For The Daily News NEGAUNEE — With the Mid-Peninsula Conference regular season and tournament wrapped up, the Norway and Negaunee High School softball teams met for a doubleheader at LaCombe Field for a pair of tune-up games before the MHSAA district tournament next ...

MPC names softball stars

NEGAUNEE — Five players from Norway and Iron Mountain have been named to the All-Mid-Peninsula Conference softball first team. Knights sophomore infielder Ada VanHolla, senior infielder Jordan Kraemer and senior outfielder Britta Grayvold made the top team with the Mountaineers’ senior ...

Numeric divisions for MHSAA

MARQUETTE — The last high school sports to hold their postseason tournaments based on traditional Class A-B-C-D classes — basketball and volleyball — will move to the numeric divisions in the 2018-19 school year. That’s after the Michigan High School Athletic Association voted to ...

MPC tourney sets all-conference team

MANISTIQUE — Manistique’s girls and Negaunee’s boys captured titles in the Mid-Penisula Conference golf tournament. The Emeralds, 454, won out over Westwood, 478; Iron Mountain, 499; Ishpeming, 514; Norway, 569, and Negaunee, 629. Medalist Lauren Farley of Westwood shot a 98. Iron ...

Pine Grove ladies tied

IRON MOUNTAIN — Sarah Nally and Ranee Monette each posted a 55 to share Class A honors in the Pine Grove Ladies Golf League. In the game “Throw out your worst three holes,” Deb Davis took Class B with a 53 and Cathy Norman won Class D with a 53. Carol St. Arnauld had a chip-in on No. ...

Oak Crest league results

NORWAY — Dennis Anderson and Cory Allred lead “B” Division after three weeks of the Forward Financial Monday Night Golf League at Oak Crest Golf Course. Anderson-Allred have registered 11 points. Don Benzie-Ron Calcaterra share “A” Division with Mike and Matt Solda share “A” ...

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Jets’ Krachinski selects Northern

MARQUETTE — North Central’s Marcus Krachinski, along with Alec Fruin and Dolapo Olayinka, have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team in the fall of 2017. “I’m very happy with the spring additions to the basketball ...

Speedway draws former champions

NORWAY — It all starts tonight. Norway Speedway will open its summer of stockcar racing with one of the most powerful opening night fields of cars that we have ever seen. As we predicted weeks ago, the early entries indicated that tonight’s show was going to be epic. There are too ...

Badgers lose D5 opener

NIAGARA, Wis. — Brook Breitrick’s arm and Taylor Matsche’s bat did in Niagara. Breitrick tossed a four-hitter and Matsche hit a pair of home runs as Bowler defeated Niagara 9-1 in a WIAA Division 5 softball regional semifinal. Breitick struck out six and walked two. Niagara pitcher ...

Mountaineers, Flivvers drop doubleheaders

ISHPEMING — Iron Mountain wrapped up the softball regular season Thursday with a doubleheader loss to Ishpeming, 12-2 and 14-7. “We struggled pitching and made some mistakes,” Mountaineers coach Dean Lefebvre said of the Mid-Peninsula Conference games. Mackenzie Swanson tripled and ...

Negaunee claims 7th straight MPC boys tennis title

MARQUETTE — The Negaunee boys tennis team added their seventh straight Mid-Peninsula Conference title to their dynasty Thursday, sweeping all eight finals in the process at Westwood high. Negaunee head coach Kyle Saari said his program never takes a season for granted. “We have two goals ...

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Kingsford No. 3 singles Nick McCole delivers a serve in his GNC championship match with Menominee’s Levi Kempka on Thursday. McCole posted a 6-2, 6-2 win.

Flivvs capture conference boys tennis title

KINGSFORD — A favorable draw and a competitive tournament put Kingsford on top of Great Northern Conference boys tennis again. The Flivvers, who won three straight GNC titles before Menominee broke the streak last year, posted 22 points Thursday to beat runner-up Escanaba with 18. ...

Bobcats rally past Hornets in regional

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence rallied for six runs in the fifth inning and defeated Elcho 12-5 in the first round of the WIAA Division 4 baseball playoffs Thursday. Coach Dave LaPoint’s Bobcats (9-4) will play at top-seeded Phelps/Three Lakes on Tuesday, with the time and location to be ...

IM girls soccer blanks Gremlins

HOUGHTON — Iron Mountain blanked Houghton 3-0 on Thursday to wrap up the girls soccer season, placing second in the Upper Peninsula Soccer Conference behind Marquette. “A couple tough losses cost us a chance to finish on top of the conference but we had a good year and being right on the ...

Storm’s Jones advances

ROSHOLT, Wis. — Florence High School senior Caleb Jones is headed to La Crosse for the WIAA state track & field meet. Jones, representing the Northwoods Storm co-op with Niagara, finished fourth (2:04.05) in the WIAA Division 3 800-meter sectional run Thursday. Wesley Schiek of Valley ...

Mountaineers win Mid-Pen boys track

IRON MOUNTAIN — Negaunee’s girls and Iron Mountain’s boys cruised to Mid-Peninsula Conference track and field championships Thursday at Mountaineer Stadium. The Miners won the girls title with 163 points, topping runner-up Ishpeming with 121 and host Mountaineers with 76. “We had a ...

Flivvers break more marks

MENOMINEE — The Marquette girls kept their stranglehold on the Great Northern Conference track championship Thursday. This marked the 11th consecutive title for the Redettes, 177 points, who were followed by Kingsford 105 and Escanaba 79. Marquette senior Jackie Cammarata won the ...