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Football: Week 9 matchups

This week's area high school football matchups: Thursday, Oct. 18 Westwood (6-2) vs. Negaunee (5-3). Last week: Westwood won via Gogebic forfeit. Negaunee beat Houghton, 36-16. Bark River-Harris (2-6) vs. Ishpeming (8-0). Last week: Bark River-Harris lost to Lake Linden-Hubbell, 14-0. ...

Flivver Football: JV, frosh win

MENOMINEE — Hunter Bilgreen threw for three touchdowns and Kingsford defeated Menominee 40-12 in junior varsity football. Bilgreen completed 11 of 13 passes for 131 yards. Josh Viau, 25 yards; Caleb Boone, 10; and Nolan Lavarnway, 10; caught touchdowns. Carter Kreski rushed 12 times for ...

Predators, Bobcats in playoff openers this week

Northern Elite Predators and Florence Bobcats will be making long bus rides for their opening football playoff games Friday. The Niagara, Pembine and Goodman co-op has a 165-mile ride to Cloverwood Conference champion Abbotsford for a WIAA Division 6 Level 1 game. The Bobcats, in their ...

Flivvers seek win over Escanaba, playoff spot

KINGSFORD — Kingsford’s defense will be tested in what may be the Flivvers’ final football game of the season Friday. Kingsford (4-4, 2-1) travels to Escanaba (6-2, 2-1) in a Great Northern Conference game to wrap up the regular season. The Flivvers, in a “must-win” situation after ...

Knights face Wykons for potential playoff spot

It's the final week of the regular season, but it's essentially a playoff game for Norway. The Knights (4-4) visit West Iron County (6-2) in a 6 p.m. rematch Friday from last year's dramatic district final that the Wykons narrowly won. And just like last year, and the year before, it's a ...

Soccer: Mountaineers shut out Kingsford, 2-0

KINGSFORD — Iron Mountain blanked rival Kingsford 2-0 in the season finale Tuesday at Commemorative Field. The Mountaineers (10-7-1) controlled the ball for much of the game but found few prime scoring opportunities. They took a few shots that just missed the goal and had more attacks in ...

Volleyball: Bobcats to host Badgers in WIAA D4 regional semi

FLORENCE, Wis. — Top-seeded Florence and Niagara will meet Thursday to determine a WIAA Division 4 volleyball regional finals berth. If the two rivals play anything like a 2012 dual, they’ll be on the court for some time. The Badgers outlasted the Bobcats 3-2 but Florence won the first set ...

Girls Basketball: Junior High tournament finals Thursday

KINGSFORD — Michigan-Wisconsin Girls Junior High Basketball Tournament finals will take place Thursday at Kingsford and West Iron County. Eighth-grade A Division and seventh-grade B Division titles will be decided at Kingsford Middle School; seventh-grade A Division and eighth-grade B ...

Cross Country: Knights’ Cavagnetto, LaCount medal

NORWAY — Adam Cavagnetto and Jessica LaCount both finished seventh to lead the host Knights in the Norway Invitational cross country meet Tuesday at Strawberry Lake. Rapid River won the boys team title, followed by Republic Michigamme, North Central, Norway and Mid Peninsula. Cavagnetto ...

Volleyball: Carney-Nadeau sweeps Norway

NORWAY — Carney-Nadeau brought out the worst in Norway on Tuesday. The unbeaten Wolves clipped the Knights 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-12) to clinch the small-school division volleyball title in the Skyline Central Conference. “Good old-fashioned butt-whooping, that’s what that was,” said ...

Volleyball roundup: Forest Park edges Wykons, 3-2

CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park held off West Iron County 3-2 (25-12, 25-21, 23-25, 23-25,15-7) in non-conference volleyball Tuesday. “These ladies sure like to make things interesting,” said Forest Park head coach Ana Cornelia. “West Iron hustled every ball down tonight and did a good ...

Volleyball: Norway sweeps Wykons

IRON RIVER — Norway swept West Iron County 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-19) in non-conference action Monday. “Our hitting percentage was high tonight,” said Knights coach Steve Andrews. “Haley (Clifford) and Allie (Sheski) anchored the outside, Katie Leiker hit the ball well in the middle ...

Flivvs outlast Gladstone for Great Northern title

ESCANABA — In a championship match that went into overtime, Kingsford edged Gladstone for the 2018 Great Northern Conference title with a 26-28, 25-13, 16-14 victory. The come-from behind win was the theme of the tournament for the Flivvers in the meet Saturday at Escanaba High ...

Florence headed to playoffs

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence’s first season in eight-player football has resulted in a state playoff berth. WIAA named eight teams Saturday for the eight-player state tournament. The fourth-seeded Bobcats (7-1), who defeated Menominee Indian 40-24 in the regular season finale Saturday, will ...

West Iron’s Serbentas premier UP D2 ‘Player’

West Iron County’s Katarina Serbentas posted a perfect record against UP Division 2 girls tennis competition this fall. That mark made the senior the logical choice by the coaches for UP Division 2 Player of the Year. “ I was honored that I was voted player of the year,” Serbentas said. ...

Sherman-Rodgers highlights MNF

As two of the best players at their position in their generation, San Francisco cornerback Richard Sherman and Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers have formed a relationship built on deep respect. They have nothing but praise for each other’s games and will exchange texts after one of them ...

Brewers’ pen shows cracks

MILWAUKEE — Told he had the day off after pitching three shutout innings in the NL Championship Series opener, hard-throwing Milwaukee left-hander Josh Hader wasn’t expecting a call to the bullpen. After watching Brewers relievers blow a late three-run lead in Game 2, Hader would have ...

Patterson powers U-M

ANN ARBOR — Shea Patterson had his best day running the ball and was pretty good at throwing it, too. Patterson accounted for 214 yards of offense and a touchdown, leading No. 12 Michigan to a 38-13 victory over No. 15 Wisconsin on Saturday night. The Wolverines called some plays designed ...

Bobcats’ passing attack sinks Eagles 40-24

KESHENA, Wis. — Quarterback Toby Wheeler and Joe Walstrom connected on three touchdown passes as playoff-bound Florence downed Menominee Indian 40-24 to complete the eight-player football regular season Saturday. The Bobcats (7-1) learned before the game that they had been selected to play ...

IM falls in finals

Iron Mountain’s Gabe Celello (9) battles for possession of the ball in Saturday’s UP Soccer Tournament at Kaufman Sports Complex in Marquette. After dispatching Kingsford 4-2 in the first round, the host Redmen shut out Iron Mountain 2-0 to win the championship. Additional details on the ...