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Hockey: Loukus line leads Calumet over Kingsford

IRON MOUNTAIN — It was the Loukus Plague that did Kingsford in on Thursday. Calumet’s Loukus line composed of brothers Brent and Dean, along with cousin Scott, combined for 13 points including five goals. Scott and Brent had two goals apiece in the Copper Kings' 6-2 win.. “I thought we ...

Girls basketball: Nordics dismantle rival Forest Park, 55-35

FELCH — North Dickinson, benefitting from a loss absorbed the night before, spilled rival Forest Park 55-35 in Skyline Central Conference girls basketball Thursday at Carl F. Lemin Jr. Gymnasium. The Nordics (8-8, 6-2) relinquished a fourth-quarter lead Wednesday as Michaela Werner’s ...

Boys basketball: Flivvers edge Houghton

HOUGHTON — You could not slice it any thinner than Thursday night's Kingsford-Houghton boys basketball game. The visiting Flivvers emerged with a 63-62 win, thanks to a free throw by Tyler Beauchamp with 3.2 seconds left to play. Kingsford then held its breath when a half-court shot by ...

Wrestling: IM season ends in Division 4 regionals

ST. IGNACE — Iron Mountain’s wrestling season ended Thursday in an MHSAA Division 4 team regional. Onaway downed the Mountaineers 60-21 in the semifinals and defeated Westwood 45-30 for the championship and berth in the state quarterfinals. Westwood topped St. Ignace 42-37 in the other ...

Girls basketball: Wykons beat Calumet, 45-41

IRON RIVER — West Iron County built a 14-point lead in the second half and beat Calumet 45-41 in West PAC action Thursday. The Wykons (14-2, 9-2), who lost to Calumet in December, posted their 13th straight win. The Copper Kings pulled to within one point in the fourth quarter ...

Boys basketball: Knights fend off Trojans, 43-40

NORWAY — Norway mustered a blue-collar 43-40 win over Forest Park on Wednesday. The Knights (7-9) had a polar first half, flooding the scoreboard with 20 first-quarter points before the Trojans limited them to just a bucket in the second quarter. “We came out on fire and then what a ...

Flivvers reschedule basketball games

KINGSFORD — Kingsford High School will utilize three gyms Thursday, Feb. 21, to play make-up basketball games. “Due to several weather-related basketball scheduling issues, we are combining games into one evening,” said athletic director Al Unger. Schedule: Woodland gym Girls freshmen ...

Kingsford Area Little League registration online

KINGSFORD — Kingsford Area Little League online registration is now open for the 2019 baseball and softball season. Online registration can be accessed via the website www.kingsfordlittleleague.com or the Kingsford Little League registration link on Facebook. Online registration will be ...

IM boys basketball hosts Kingsford on Saturday

Iron Mountain will host rival Kingsford with a 5 p.m. JV start on Saturday, with the varsity game to follow. The game was rescheduled from Tuesday because of weather.

Boys basketball: Wolves nip Jets to end losing streak

POWERS — Carney-Nadeau and North Central don’t really like each other. The Wolves entered Wednesday night’s game looking to end a two-game losing streak against their arch-rival. In the end, they prevailed 55-53 behind 21 points and 11 rebounds from junior guard Brett LaFord in the ...

Three athletes get January Hometowne honors

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s Caleb Burklund, Norway’s Haley Clifford and Florence’s Evan Beaster were named the January Hometowne athletes of the month. Burklund posted a 17-2 record during the month and took firsts at the Elk’s Invitational at Escanaba and the Ray Mariucci ...

Girls basketball: IM falters late, falls to Negaunee

NEGAUNEE — Iron Mountain stumbled in the fourth quarter of a 48-40 loss to Negaunee on Wednesday. The Mountaineers (5-11) were neck and neck with Negaunee until the fourth quarter, when the Miners pulled away for the victory. “I’d say for 30 of the 36 minutes we played really hard,” ...

Girls basketball: Munising rallies past North Dickinson, 61-51

FELCH — Munising rallied in the fourth quarter to sink North Dickinson 61-51 in Skyline Central Conference action Wednesday. The Nordics (7-8, 5-2) carried a 46-39 lead into the fourth quarter. The Mustangs then rolled 22-5 in the final quarter. “Foul trouble caught up to us,” said ND ...

Schedules announced for Great Eight Winter Games

IRON MOUNTAIN —The 25th Great Eight Winter Games will take place in the local area Saturday, with the opening ceremony starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Kingsford Middle School Gym. The games are coordinated by the school districts of Florence, Forest Park, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Niagara, ...

Prep Bowling: Jacko wins UP girls title

ESCANABA — Forty-five girls descended upon Bowl a Rama on Saturday to determine the UP singles champion. The format was the same as the boys finals the previous week. Seven Lady Mountaineers began their qualifying games at 10 a.m., with six starting in the top 16 and staying there through ...

Forest Park girls hoops postponed; WIC to play

Forest Park’s girls basketball game Wednesday with Rapid River is postponed because of weather. West Iron County will host Ishpeming in boys basketball Wednesday. Junior varsity game starts at 4:45 p.m., with the varsity scheduled for 6:15.

Norway ski team falls short in regional

HARBOR SPRINGS — Slalom proved to be Norway’s demise in the MHSAA Division 2 regional ski meet at Nub’s Nob. After giant slalom in the morning, Norway was tied with Houghton/Hancock at 135 points. Jake Munn (23rd) and Allie Sheski (28th) led the Knights at that point. Slalom was held ...

ScuttleBu(r)t leftovers

ScuttleBu(r)t ... With the sports schedule reduced by the weather and in need of a good book, I happened upon “Robert B. Parker’s Blood Feud.” PI Sunny Randall returns with New York City sports columnist Mike Lupica doing the writing. Observed Randall, owner of a miniature English bull ...

Snow storm cancels Tuesday games

The juggling act continues for area high school athletic directors after another snow storm Tuesday. The 9-inch snowfall eliminated the entire schedule including the Iron Mountain-Kingsford boys basketball game. Some schools aren’t rescheduling non-conference games to make sure that ...

Girls basketball: Maroons rally past Flivvers

KINGSFORD — Menominee ignited with a big run to start the second half and beat Kingsford 52-42 in a Great Northern Conference game Monday. The Maroons (11-6) started the third quarter with a 16-2 run to grab control after holding a narrow one-point halftime lead. “I told them at ...