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Girls basketball: Wykons roll past Flivvers, 46-29

KINGSFORD — West Iron County squeezed Kingsford with a hot start in the first quarter and cruised to a 46-29 non-conference win Monday. The Wykons (3-2) staked an 11-2 lead early in the first and held a 17-5 lead going into the second quarter. West Iron’s halftime lead was 24-13. “I ...

Junior High basketball finals Tuesday

FLORENCE, Wis. — Kingsford and Florence teams will meet tonight for “A” Division championships in the Michigan-Wisconsin Boys Junior High Basketball Tournament. Florence High School gym will be the site of Florence meeting Kingsford for seventh-grade (6 p.m.) and eighth-grade (7 p.m.) ...

Girls basketball: Niagara’s pressure folds Florence

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara’s full-court defensive pressure paved the way to sinking Florence 47-31 in a non-conference girls basketball rivalry Monday. Jasmine Racine’s 12 points and 12 steals along with Jessica Oratch’s 12 points and 10 rebounds led the Badgers (6-2). “The pressure ...

Boys basketball: Trojans rally past E-TC, 54-46

CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park grabbed a late lead and held on in a 54-46 non-conference win over Ewen-Trout Creek on Monday. The Trojans (4-2) trailed by a few points throughout the game before Riley Hendrickson hit a 3-pointer to take a lead midway through the fourth quarter. Forest Park hit ...

Girls basketball: IM holds on for win over Calumet, 48-47

CALUMET — Iron Mountain survived a back-and-forth battle with a 48-47 win over Calumet on Monday. The Mountaineers (2-3) were helped by their 40 rebounds including 17 offensive. Emma Thomann’s 14 rebounds with half on offense and the other half on defense led the effort. “We boxed out ...

Wrestling: IM 12th, Kingsford 15th in Marquette Challenge weekend tournament

MARQUETTE — Iron Mountain and Kingsford each placed three wrestlers Saturday in the highly-competitive Marquette Challenge high school tournament. New Lothrop (198 points) topped the 21-team field, followed by Gaylord at 195 points. Iron Mountain (42 points) placed 12th and Kingsford (36 ...

Wrestling: Mascarette wins 126-pound title

OOSTBURG, Wis. — Tristen Mascarette of the Northwoods Storm captured the 126-pound title Saturday in the Oostburg Invitational high school wrestling tournament. Mascarette, a senior for the Florence-Niagara co-op, pinned Colton Lovejoy of Laconia in the third period for the title. ...

Former North Central star Bilski honored

HOUGHTON — Former North Central High School star Dawson Bilski has been named Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division Player of the Week. The Michigan Tech sophomore helped guide the Huskies to an 81-39 non-conference win over the University of Wisconsin-Stout on ...

Boys basketball: IM routs Norway, 76-31

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain came out firing and took control in the first quarter en route to a 76-31 thumping over Norway on Friday. The Mountaineers (5-0) took an 8-0 run to start the game before Norway scrambled back to make it 8-6. Then Iron Mountain turned it on. Marcus Johnson, ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Jacobson surprised by Lakeland turnout

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Lakeland University’s Miranda Jacobson found a larger cheering section than expected for Saturday’s women’s basketball game with Marian at Moose & Dona Woltzen Gymnasium in Sheboygan, Wis. When the Muskies took to the court for warm-ups, a stunned Miranda spotted ...

Girls basketball: Forest Park cruises by Knights

CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park, playing like Jeff Syrjanen’s Lady Trojan teams of the not-too-distant past, stormed past Norway 54-28 in Skyline Central Conference girls basketball Friday. Forest Park (2-1, 1-0), which honored Syrjanen prior to the game, struggled early as Norway (2-3, 2-1) ...

Girls basketball: Carney-Nadeau edges North Dickinson, 52-47

CARNEY — Carney-Nadeau overcame 20 points and 10 steals from Briana Smith to beat North Dickinson 52-47 Friday. “Briana was fabulous and more of a threat offensively,” said ND head coach Kirk Mattson, citing the junior guard’s unselfish play. “I can’t say enough about how hard she ...

Girls basketball: Golliher, Nelson lead WIC over Houghton

IRON RIVER — Double-doubles from Eden Golliher and Emily Nelson triggered West Iron County past Houghton 53-40 in West PAC action Friday. Golliher had 13 points and 14 rebounds while Nelson had 10 points and 13 rebounds. Riley Stine chipped in 12 points for the Wykons (2-2, 2-2), who held a ...

Boys basketball: Schuls scores 20, Florence crushes Elcho 75-35

ELCHO, Wis. — Kaden Schuls scored 22 points and Riley Hixon added 20 as Florence downed Elcho 75-35 in Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball Friday. The Bobcats (4-2, 3-1) rolled to a 39-16 halftime advantage. “We started off a little slow,” said Florence head coach Bryan Bomberg. ...

Girls basketball: North Central beats Munising

POWERS — The North Central girls picked up their defensive intensity in the second quarter Friday night, rallying past the Munising Mustangs 61-51 in a Skyline Central Conference game. All the girls did a great job,” said Jets’ coach Lee Vincent. “We played tough defense ...

Girls basketball: Mountaineers rally, beat Gladstone

IRON MOUNTAIN — It was a different day, but a similar result for Gladstone. Just two days after Kingsford came from behind to beat the Braves, Gladstone traveled back to Dickinson County only to lose another fourth quarter lead. Iron Mountain overcame a seven-point deficit in the fourth ...

Junior High Basketball: Tourney tips off Monday

FLORENCE, Wis. — Kingsford’s eighth grade and Florence’s seventh-grade are the top-seeded “A” Division teams for the Michigan-Wisconsin Boys Junior High Basketball Tournament. The tournament will be held Monday and Tuesday at area locations. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for ...

Boys Basketball: Rapid River holds off Forest Park

RAPID RIVER — It’s just shy of a month since Rapid River won the eight-player Division 2 football state championship, so it is understandable to see the boys basketball team is not quite in the groove yet. The Rockets showed that again here Thursday, with spurts of playing well and ...

Wrestling: IM dominates Negaunee, 51-21

GLADSTONE — Iron Mountain recorded seven falls and thumped Negaunee 51-21 in a high school wrestling quadrangular Thursday. The Mountaineers fell to Marquette 33-26 in the other match Thursday. Dow Dawson (140), Tre Sabotta (145), Jon Carrion (160), Myles Carey (171), Giovanni Colavecchi ...

Boys Basketball: LaFord, Wolves rout North Central

CARNEY — Brett LaFord scored 23 points and Carney-Nadeau knocked off rival North Central 61-43 Thursday in a Skyline Central Conference game. The Wolves jumped out to a 14-3 lead with 1:04 remaining in the first quarter and North Central could never quite recover, suffering its first loss ...