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Iron Mountain’s Mackenzie Swanson plays defense Saturday in the Forest Park Invitational in Crystal Falls.

Mountaineers capture Forest Park volleyball tournament

CRYSTAL FALLS — Iron Mountain outlasted Lake Linden 2-1 to win the Forest Park Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday. The Mountaineers lost the opening set 21-18 but bounced back 21-11 and 15-8 to take the championship. Iron Mountain also needed three sets in the semifinals, beating ...

Jets in football playoff mode

PICKFORD — It’s a little early to think about the state high school football playoffs, but not for North Central coach Kevin Bellefeuil. The Jets only have eight games scheduled and must win five to automatically qualify for the playoffs. They recorded win No. 2 Saturday with a 76-6 rout ...

Escanaba girls edge cross country champions

MARINETTE — The Escanaba girls cross country team enjoyed a moment in the winner’s circle Saturday as it edged two-time defending champion Marinette 69-71 for this year’s Marinette Invitational Border Battle title. Menominee placed third with 84 points. “We had a good week of ...

Football: Norway tops Gwinn for 4-0 start

NORWAY — After failing to get an offense going in the first half, the Norway Knights found the end zone three times in the second half to beat Gwinn 21-6 on Friday. Both teams struggled to finish drives throughout the game, especially in the first half. But Norway wore out Gwinn, who suited ...

Trojans eye tourney

CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park, tuning up for today’s eight-team tournament at home, swept Big Bay de Noc 3-0 (25-13, 25-6, 25-10) in Skyline Central Conference volleyball at Eddie Chambers Gymnasium. “We were much more confident and consistent (than in Tuesday’s loss to North ...

WIC wraps up successful week

IRON RIVER — West Iron County wrapped up a three-match week by blanking Gwinn 8-0 in girls tennis. The Wykons (9-2-1) took all eight matches in two sets. “The singles played some nice strategic points out and were much more consistent than their opponents,” said WIC Coach Joe ...

Women’s volleyball deadline Wednesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Schools Adult Women's Volleyball League will begin Monday, Oct. 2. An organizational meeting will not be held. Teams are asked to fax rosters to Kingsford High School at 906-774-2883 or email to imkcs@imschools.org. Questions and requests ...

Felch’s Hord plans major truck changes

FELCH — Chad Hord didn’t get the results he wanted in the “Super Bowl of Off-Road Racing.” Hord wrapped up the Pro-4WD truck season at Crandon International Raceway, taking two fifths and a ninth. “There is nothing like Crandon,” Hord said. “The fans are unbelievable. This ...

Fortner scores for Team CC

DULUTH, Minn. — Team Copper Country followed its recent tournament victory in Ohio with a strong showing in Duluth. Taking on Thunder Bay, Team CC earned a pair of 4-0 wins. In the opening game, Kingsford’s Dante Fortner sealed the victory with a goal with 10 seconds left in ...

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Jim and Kristie Markell, left, won the 29th annual UP Husband & Wife Tournament at Oak Crest Golf Course in Norway. Larry and Kathy Gagnon took second.

Markells win golf title again

NORWAY — Jim and Kristie Markell of Iron Mountain captured the 29th annual UP Husband & Wife Tournament by two strokes. The Markells, tourney champs for seven of the past 10 years, carded rounds of five-under 67 and 68 for a 135. Runners-up Larry and Kathy Gagnon shot 68 and 69 for ...

Football: Predators roll past Suring

SURING, Wis. — Northern Elite rebounded from last week’s loss in a 51-28 rout against Suring on Friday in a MONLPC-Small game. The Predators (3-2, 2-1) piled a monstrous 394 rushing yards. Alex Hagerty rushed 30 times and racked up 267 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Landen Kaldor ...

Watt-Black take Pine Grove game

IRON MOUNTAIN — Rhonda Watt and Marlene Black teamed up to win “Blind Partners” in the Pine Grove Ladies 18-Hole Golf League. In the game of the day where golf pro Susie Fox picks names randomly to be partners at the end of play, Watt and Black posted a 138. Mary Lou Campbell and JoAnn ...

Kingsford's Chase Kreski catches a pass from Sawyer Perpich in Friday's 35-0 shutout of Sault Ste. Marie. (Theresa Proudfit/The Daily News)

Football: Kingsford blanks Sault Ste. Marie

KINGSFORD — Homecoming king Sawyer Perpich threw for nearly 300 yards and four touchdowns to lead Kingsford past Sault Ste. Marie 35-0 in Great Northern Conference football Friday at Flivver Field. Trevor Povolo caught two of the scoring pitches while Chase Kreski and Luke Terrian each had ...

Negaunee's Jake Hill, left, tackles Iron Mountain's Adrian Barraza Friday in Negaunee. (Rachel Oakley/The Mining Journal)

Football: Miners get first win, thump Mountaineers

NEGAUNEE — Jason Waterman and Drew DuShane each had big nights propelling the Negaunee Miners football team to its first win of the season over Iron Mountain 35-0 at Miners Stadium on Friday night. Negaunee improved to 1-3 while Iron Mountain dropped to 0-4 in this battle of Mid-Peninsula ...

Football: Stephenson dominates Nordics

STEPHENSON — Stephenson and Montell Glover raced past North Dickinson 68-16 in Western Eight Conference eight-player football Friday. The Nordics (1-3, 1-3 WEC) trailed 52-8 at halftime. Glover ran 65 yards for a touchdown on the Eagles’ first series, finishing with 115 yards for the ...

Football: Crandon beats Florence, 51-6

CRANDON, Wis. — Crandon rolled to a 37-0 halftime lead and spilled Florence 51-6 in MONLPC-Small Conference action on Friday. Joe Walstrom ran for a fourth-quarter touchdown for the Bobcats’ only points. “They’re the best team in our conference,” said Florence head coach Kent ...

Iron Mountain's Ryan Hakamaki, left, takes possession of the ball against Marquette on Thursday at Commemorative Field in Kingsford. (Adam Niemi/The Daily News)

Soccer: Marquette offense pressures Iron Mountain in win

KINGSFORD — Marquette’s relentless offense persevered through four yellow cards and Iron Mountain’s strong defense in a 2-0 win on Thursday. The Redmens’ four yellows all came in a two-minute span in the second half. The frustration on Marquette’s end from Iron Mountain’s ...

Norway's Kayte Casanova (8) and Allie Sheski (5) put up a double block on Stephenson in Thursday's Skyline Central Conference match. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Stephenson pulls off five-set win against Knights

NORWAY — Paige Thoune provided a fifth-set spark and Stephenson outlasted Norway 3-2 (15-25, 25-20, 25-19, 23-25, 15-8) in Skyline Central Conference volleyball on Thursday. Thoune delivered back-to-back blocks in a run of seven straight points that boosted Stephenson’s lead to 11-6 in ...

Florence’s Savannah Vassar (20) splits the Crandon defense of Lyndsey Marvin (6) and Sydney Gretzinger (8) in Thursday’s Northern Lakes Conference volleyball matches. The Bobcats defeated the Cardinals 3-0 and Elcho 3-2. (Theresa Proudfit/The Daily News)

Volleyball roundup: Patriots sweep Phelps, 3-0

Florence’s Savannah Vassar (20) splits the Crandon defense of Lyndsey Marvin (6) and Sydney Gretzinger (8) in Thursday’s Northern Lakes Conference volleyball matches. The Bobcats defeated the Cardinals 3-0 and Elcho 3-2. (Theresa Proudfit/The Daily News) THREE LAKES, Wis. —  Rachel ...