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West Iron County’s Steven Nelson (54) puts up a shot against Calumet on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Iron River, Mich. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Boys basketball: Wykons fall to Copper Kings, 58-46

IRON RIVER — Calumet overcame an early deficit behind Matt Ojala's 30 points in a 58-46 win against West Iron County on Tuesday. The win brings the Copper Kings (12-5) to even keel with the Wykons in the West PAC with one loss apiece. Calumet has two games left in the regular season while ...

Renee Roberts (42), one of six Kingsford seniors playing their final regular-season home game, drives to the basket in Tuesday's game against Gladstone. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Girls basketball: Kingsford rallies past Gladstone

KINGSFORD — Back-to-back triples from Sam Cross and Renee Roberts triggered Kingsford past Gladstone 51-41 in Great Northern Conference girls basketball Tuesday. The Flivvers (9-9, 3-4) rallied from a third-quarter deficit to create a 28-28 deadlock heading into the fourth quarter. Cross and ...

Baumgartner relishes Olympics, with son

The 2022 Winter Olympics will be staged in Beijing, China. Iron River’s Nick Baumgartner expects to be there gunning for snowboard cross gold. He’ll be 40 years of age then, same as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. “If Brady can do it, Baumgartner can do it,” he told the ...

Games called off again: Tuesday’s sports postponements

It's happening again. A mix of sleet and snow is causing more postponements and cancellations of athletic events across Dickinson County and the rest of the UP. Kingsford's girls basketball game hosting Gladstone is still on for a 7 p.m. CST start. The Flivvers' hockey game against Hancock, ...

Stritch recruits UP again

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Milwaukee’s Cardinal Stritch University has joined other women’s basketball programs in discovering the benefits of bringing in UP ladies. Houghton’s Madi Dillinger recently signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Cardinal Stritch. The Wolves’ roster ...

Girls basketball: North Central edges Bark River-Harris in OT, 61-56

HARRIS — The North Central girls overcame an early double-digit deficit Monday night as they rallied for a 61-56 overtime win over No. 3 Bark River-Harris. BR-H led 19-6 early in the second quarter before the Jets rallied to tie the contest at 25 at halftime. The Broncos regained the lead ...

Phelps forfeits girls basketball regional to Niagara

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara has advanced to the WIAA Division 5 girls basketball regional semifinals. Phelps forfeited Tuesday’s regional opener to Niagara, citing a lack of players, according to principal and athletic director Scott Trevillian. The fourth-seeded Badgers (16-6) will host ...

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Iron Mountain High School boys bowling team poses with its trophies Saturday after winning the UP High School Bowling Conference team finals at the Bowl-A-Rama in Escanaba. The Mountaineers, front, from left: Josh Freeman, Brandon Malburg, Lincoln Pettibone, Zach "Spanky" Spera, Austin Marier and Trey Nichols. Back row: Kurtis Reath, Bryce Robinson, Noah Jacko, Zach Hanson, Ian Driscoll, Brian Pettibone, Nathan Arndt, assistant Kevin Hanson and head coach Pete Tomassoni

Bowling: Iron Mountain boys take UP championship

ESCANABA — It was jam-packed inside the Bowl-A-Rama bowling alley in Escanaba Saturday for the UP team bowling finals where Iron Mountain took home the boys' title and Ishpeming won the girls' title. "It's always a good time," said Esky coach Rick Neumann on hosting the event. "It can be a ...

Athletic events postponed

Area weather has again impacted the local high school sports schedule. Four boys high school basketball games scheduled for tonight were called off due to weather. Iron Mountain's game tonight at Ishpeming was postponed and rescheduled for Wednesday, according to IMHS athletic director Joe ...

Austin Carlson of Finlandia University goes up for a shot in Saturday's game versus Lakeland College at Paavo Nurmi Gym. The Lions dropped their season finale 88-70. (Paul Peterson photo)

Finlandia men’s basketball ends season

HANCOCK — Like many of its games this season, the Finlandia men’s basketball team ended up with the same result: good try, but no cigar. “I thought we played hard and played a pretty good overall game,” FU coach Mike O’Donnell said after a season-ending 88-70 defeat to Lakeland ...

David Archambeau/ Daily Mining Gazette Michigan Tech coach Joe Shawhan and Arizona State assistant Alex Hicks exchange words after Tech’s 5-3 win over ASU Saturday at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Moments later, Hicks and head coach Greg Powers had Shawhan in a headlock. Powers and Shawhan eventually had to be separated by officials.

College hockey coaches mix it up

Statement from MTU Coach Joe Shawhan regarding Saturday's confrontation with the Arizona State coach: "What happened after Saturday night's hockey game is something I'm not proud of as the head coach of this historic program. I'm sorry for my involvement and know that it is not ...

Carney coach celebrates arrival of baby

CARNEY — This is a weekend Carney-Nadeau girls’ basketball coach Travis Depuydt will likely never forget. The Wolves hung on for a 55-52 victory over the North Central Jets Saturday, just a day after the birth of their son. Jayvee mentor Kris Blahnik coached the team in his absence. “I ...

Swimmers launch during Saturday's Upper Peninsula Finals at Marquette High school. (Courtesy Photo/Daryl Jarvinen)

Swimming: Houghton boys, Gladstone girls capture UP titles

MARQUETTE — Kingsford coach Jim Lindstrom credited the “great equalizer” for his Flivver boys making a solid showing in the Upper Peninsula Swimming and Diving Finals on Saturday. Because of time cuts needed to make the finals, all seven of the Flivvers qualified. “A lot of the ...

Tristen Mascarette of Northwoods Storm (left) wrestles Koltin Grzybowski of Coleman during their 113-pound title match at Saturday’s WIAA Division 3 Bonduel Sectional. (Jordy Korch/The EagleHerald)

Wrestling: Mascarette qualifies for state tournament

SHAWANO, Wis. — Florence High School will be represented in Wisconsin’s individual wrestling championships in Madison for a second straight year. Florence High School junior Tristen Mascarette placed second Saturday in the 113-pound division at the Division 3 sectional meet in ...

Students from the Kingsford High School child development class made blankets for cancer patients at Dickinson County Healthcare System. Funds raised at tonight’s “Pink the Rink” event at Mountain View Ice Arena will benefit the program. From left, back, are Sawyer Perpich, Adrien King, Sierra Strickland and Nick Murvich; in front are Jordan Polkinghorne and Erika Pollock.

‘Pink the Rink’ tonight at Flivvers hockey game

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Kingsford Flivvers varsity hockey team has teamed up with the Dickinson County Hospital Foundation to meet the needs of local cancer patients. The second annual “Pink the Rink” will take place at 6 p.m. today at Mountain View Ice Arena when the Flivvers play the ...

Boys basketball: Florence hosts Patriots

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence, playing shorthanded for much of the season, has earned a home date for the WIAA Division 5 boys basketball regional tournament. In a pivotal contest Jan. 29 to determine seeding, Florence beat Niagara with just five healthy players. The eighth-seeded Bobcats and ...

Kevin Bickner, of the United States, soars through the air during men's large hill Individual ski jumping competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Pine Mountain jumper 20th at Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — After missing the podium a week ago, defending Olympic champion Kamil Stoch came up big on the large hill. The 30-year-old Polish ski jumper had leaps of 135 and 136.5 meters for 285.7 points to win the gold medal on the large hill at the Pyeongchang ...

Mulder, Minerick win 500-mile ‘Iceman’ race

BALSAM LAKE, Wis. — Ryan Mulder and Brad Minerick took it up a notch in the Iceman 500. A 500-mile race for utility terrain vehicles held on Balsam Lake, Mulder and Minerick took first place last weekend after finishing second last year. The event is held over two days, with drivers racing ...

NLY swimmers shows character

ESCANABA — Northern Lights YMCA team from Dickinson and Delta counties hosted four other squads for the Yooper Invite. Green Bay, Marinette/Menominee, Door County and Marquette also competed in the long meet, said Coach Tony Adams. “It was almost 10 hours but many swimmers made ...

Nordics played neutral site hoops game

ScuttleBu(r)t ... The recent battle of unbeatens pitting Dollar Bay and Ewen-Trout Creek was moved from the Blue Bolts’ cramped quarters to Michigan Tech’s Wood Gym. Also known as the Bryce Derouin Invitational, where the gung-ho Daily Mining Gazette sports editor persuaded the schools ...