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Baseball: Negaunee sweeps IM in doubleheader

IRON MOUNTAIN — Negaunee held off a late rally in the first game and romped through the second game of a doubleheader sweep against Iron Mountain on Wednesday. The Miners (4-0) edged the Mountaineers 4-3 in the first game and won 13-5 in the nightcap. “Played pretty clean baseball. ...

Ishpeming boys take D2 meet

MARQUETTE — Three full days of high school track meets taking place at the Superior Dome continued Wednesday afternoon with 11 teams competing in the Division 2 meet. The Ishpeming boys won the boys team title for the fifth consecutive season with 139 points, backed by three event wins from ...

Soccer: Marquette overpowers Kingsford, 3-1

KINGSFORD — Marquette’s speed was too much for Kingsford in a 3-1 loss for the Flivvers Tuesday. Kingsford (0-1) had scoring chances and a goal in the first half by Bailey Johnson. But the offensive momentum in the game was mostly created by Marquette, who employed a new formation against ...

Track and Field: Marquette sweeps D1 Dome meet

MARQUETTE — Seven Upper Peninsula high school track and field teams took to the Superior Dome for the annual Division 1 Dome meet on Tuesday afternoon. Marquette claimed both team titles, with the Redmen accumulating 127 points and the Redettes earning 120 points. Following Marquette on ...

Oak Crest ready for golf Saturday

Oak Crest opens Saturday NORWAY — Oak Crest Golf Club will open for play on Saturday. Golfers can tee off beginning at 9 a.m., according to golf director Kevin Londo.

Softball: Coleman clips Niagara

COLEMAN, Wis. — Cameron Compe led Coleman past Niagara 12-2 in a six-inning M&O Conference softball game Tuesday. Compe pitched a four-hitter with five strikeouts and three walks. She also helped her cause with three hits. Cougars’ Mikey Zietler hit a three-run homer in the bottom of ...

Softball: Flivvers, Knights split

KINGSFORD — Kingsford’s Emily Curtis doubled three times in a five-hit day and the Flivvers split a softball doubleheader with Norway, losing the first game 10-9 and winning the second 13-3 at Lodal Park. “Emily had a great night offensively,” said Kingsford Coach Kevin Murdock. ...

Baseball: Knights sweep Marquette

NORWAY — Norway edged Marquette in a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday. The Knights (3-1) beat the Redmen 6-5 in the first game and 10-6 in the second game. Kody Hendricks was credited with the win on the mound for Norway in the first game. Trey Doda pitched the sixth inning in relief. The ...

Baseball: Esky beats Kingsford, 16-8

ESCANABA — The wind was the batter’s friend here Tuesday as a gusty north wind propelled Escanaba past Kingsford, 16-8. The Eskymos (4-4) came into the second inning trailing 5-3. With two outs, Esky’s Grant LaMarche singled on a shot into left field to score Craig Kamin. Shortly after, ...

Baseball: Wausaukee routs Niagara

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara's bats remained flat in a 15-2 thumping by M&O Conference foe Wausaukee on Tuesday. The Badgers (0-3) struck out 11 times in 22 at-bats, an even 50 percent strikeout rate. Niagara has now struck out in 52 percent of at-bats this season (45 strikeouts in 86 ...

Softball: Flivvs sweep doubleheader against Niagara

KINGSFORD — Kingsford held off Niagara 7-6 in the second game for a non-conference doubleheader sweep on Monday. The Flivvers (4-2) won the first game 10-1. The second game ended after the third out in the fifth during a cold steady rain. The temperature hung in the low 40s but felt ...

Softball: IM splits doubleheader vs. Ishpeming

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain and Ishpeming combined for 57 runs in a Mid-Peninsula Conference doubleheader split on Monday. Iron Mountain (2-2) won the first game 22-17 before the Hematites took the second game 10-8. Mackenzie Swanson collected five RBIs for the Mountaineers with two ...

Baseball: Crivitz edges Niagara, 3-2

NIAGARA, Wis. — Crivitz scored in the top of the seventh to edge Niagara 3-2 in an M&O Conference matchup Monday. The Badgers (0-2, 0-2) struck out in order to end the game. The Wolverines (7-3, 3-1) started the seventh with a walk to Jaden Werner. He advanced to third on an error and ...

Track and Field: Flivvs in transition with new coach

KINGSFORD — Kingsford’s boys track coaching transition has been made easier by the veterans back on the team. “Our returning letterwinners have provided excellent leadership in our workouts,” said new coach Jeff Harry, who took over the program from Doug Roberts. “They work very ...

Tennis: IM seeks better showing in 2019 after sub-par ‘18

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain boys tennis looks to rebound after a sub-par showing in 2018. “I know that some of them have been dwelling on some losses last year which is making them stronger and giving them the drive to win this year,” said IM coach Tony Tatangelo, assisted by Maddy ...

Softball: Norway, BR-H battle to split doubleheader

NORWAY — Norway's offense surged in the second game to salvage a doubleheader split against Bark River-Harris on Friday. The Knights (2-3) beat the Broncos 16-9 in the second game after losing 8-5 in the first. "In the first game it was 8-5 and we came back in the second game and the ...

Baseball: Cougars’ Smith hits for cycle, throws no-hitter

HERMANSVILLE — Clayton Smith couldn’t have drawn it up any better if he did it a thousand times. The Munising senior, playing baseball for Superior Central, threw a no-hitter and hit for the cycle in a 12-0 win over North Central on Friday. Smith struck out 11 in five innings, giving up ...

Baseball: IM routs L’Anse in West PAC matchup

IRON MOUNTAIN — An error-riddled outing doomed L’Anse as Iron Mountain won its first conference game 17-5 on Thursday. The Mountaineers (3-2), playing in the West PAC, scored five runs in the first and added seven in the third to cast the mold for the game. L’Anse made eight errors on ...

Softball: Gladstone sweeps Flivvs

GLADSTONE — The weather was cold but the Gladstone bats were hot in a softball doubleheader sweep of Kingsford on Thursday. The Braves took the first game 11-1 and the nightcap 17-0 in the Great Northern Conference openers for both teams. Taylor Trudeau got the scoring started with a home ...

Softball: Wausaukee powers past Niagara, 11-3

NIAGARA, Wis. — Wausaukee’s bats erupted in the sixth inning to break a tie and beat Niagara 11-3 in an M&O Conference game Thursday. The Rangers (3-0) strung seven hits in a row in a six-run sixth after going into the inning tied 3-3. Considering Niagara played well on defense, ...