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Girls Basketball: Flivvers beat Maroons, 49-39

KINGSFORD — A brief change to a fullcourt press early in the second half helped Kingsford carve a 49-39 Great Northern Conference win against Menominee on Monday. The Flivvers (11-6, 5-2 GNC) were stifled for the first half as their shots didn’t fall and Menominee grabbed rebounds. They ...

Girls Basketball: Forest Park spills Florence, 74-29

FLORENCE, Wis. — Forest Park’s post-season success will hinge on shooting. The Lady Trojans (14-3) looked just fine in that department Monday, thumping Florence 74-29 in non-conference play. Senior guard Abby Nylund accounted for a game-high 15 points with eight steals and six assists. ...

Girls Basketball: Mountaineers edge winless Emeralds with late push

MANISTIQUE — Iron Mountain escaped with a 43-39 Mid-Peninsula Conference victory Monday night against Manistique. Iron Mountain turned back the Emeralds late and denied them their first win. “It was a tough one for us,” Manistique coach Dave Winkel said. “We did a lot of good ...

Hockey: Ashland takes control, beats Kingsford 5-3

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ashland scored two goals late in the third period to beat Kingsford 5-3 on Saturday. The Oredockers (16-7) were powered by Lane Mielke's hat trick. His linemate Jake Moe also collected three assists. “Our focus lately has been to take care of our own end and not to give ...

Girls Basketball: Badgers get home game in WIAA playoffs

LENA, Wis. — Niagara will start the WIAA Division 5 girls basketball regional tournament with a home game. Seeded sixth by regional coaches during a WIAA meeting Saturday, the Badgers (12-8) will host No. 11 Oneida Nation (5-15) on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Other regional openers on Feb. 21 send ...

Bolo, Povolo win individual titles

GRAYLING — Iron Mountain’s Aaron Bolo and Kingsford’s Trevor Povolo won MHSAA Division 3 individual district wrestling titles Saturday. The unbeaten Bolo (36-0) beat Luke Henderson of Remus-Chippewa Hills 5-1 for the 189-pound title. Bolo had two pins in the district prior to beating ...

Finlandia women hockey wins, ending 70-game losing streak

HANCOCK (AP) — Finlandia's winless hockey season is over. Kait Ryynanen scored a power-play goal 9 seconds into overtime, and the Finlandia women topped St. Norbert 2-1 on Saturday to snap a 70-game losing streak. Sierra Meiners also scored for Finlandia, and goalie Annah Smiddy stopped ...

Boys Basketball: Iron Mountain hands Norway first loss

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Mid-Peninsula Conference boys basketball race got a little tighter Friday. Iron Mountain, led by Carson Wonders’ 22 points and 11 rebounds, clipped previously unbeaten Norway 54-43 before a packed Mountaineers’ gym. The Knights (14-1, 8-1 MPC) own a one-game MPC ...

Boys Basketball: Badgers break losing streak

GILLETT, Wis. — Niagara broke out of a seven-game losing streak with a 57-37 M&O Conference win against Gillett on Friday. The win was the Badgers’ first since Jan. 17 against Wausaukee. Niagara (7-12, 4-11 M&O) was led by Jacob Bousley’s 14 points, while Alex Hagerty chipped ...

Boys Basketball: Crandon beats Florence, 73-57

FLORENCE, Wis. — A strong second half lifted Crandon past Florence 73-57 in Northern Lakes Conference play Friday. The Bobcats (11-7, 9-4) were led by Glenn Berry’s 23 points. “In the second half, Crandon was able to separate themselves,” said Florence coach Bryan Bomberg. “Our ...

Boys Basketball: Patriots beat Three Lakes, 69-52

THREE LAKES, Wis. — Goodman-Pembine, led by Hagan Braaten’s 20 points, downed Three Lakes 69-52 in Northern Lakes Conference action Friday. The Patriots (5-12, 4-8 NLC) held a 35-19 halftime lead. GP’s Wyatt Marcy chipped in with 10 points. “With this being our third conference ...

Boys Basketball: Jets win 70th straight

POWERS — A hot shooting night and tough defense propelled the North Central boys basketball team to its 70th straight victory Friday night. The Jets defeated Big Bay de Noc 91-39 as they shot 37 of 63 in the Skyline Central Conference matchup. “I thought we played unselfish and we ...

Knights ski at Powderhorn

BESSEMER — Ironwood’s boys and Houghton-Hancock’s girls took team honors Thursday in the prep ski meet at Powderhorn. The Red Devils edged Marquette 40-43 for the boys title. The Redettes fell 42-35. “Even with a few hiccups along the way the boys came on strong,’ said Ironwood ...

Unbeaten Jets don’t ‘take any team lightly’

ScuttleBu(r)t ... North Central boys basketball holds the state record with 70 consecutive wins. Gogebic College freshman Morgan Cox helped the Powers’ school to 55 of those victories. “Seeing my fellow teammates go that far and break that record feels really great,” Cox, a 2016 North ...

Boys Basketball: Marquette beats Flivvers, 49-29

MARQUETTE — Junior varsity callup Avery Ledy filled up the stats sheet on Friday to help Marquette get past Kingsford 49-29 in Great Northern Conference girls basketball Friday. Ledy, a sophomore, recorded a game-high 14 points and a team-high 12 rebounds as the Redettes got off to a slow ...

Cold-shooting Wykons fall

IRON RIVER — West Iron struggled to convert shots in a 48-32 loss to Calumet in a West PAC matchup on Friday. The Wykons (9-6, 4-2) shot 9 of 36 (25 percent) on the night. West Iron struggled to produce points with the bad shooting, having scored 10 points through the first half. “We ...

Cross ignites Solberg’s Greenleaf

IRON MOUNTAIN — Mike Cross scored 23 points and Solberg’s Greenleaf tripped First National Bank IM-K 64-51 in the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Schools Men’s Basketball League. Jim Anderson added 15 for Solberg’s. FNB’s Chris Wilcox scored 15 points and Matt Lalonde had 11. In ...

Girls Basketball: Knights get dramatic Mid-Peninsula Conference win

ISHPEMING — Britta Grayvold made a steal and a layup late in the fourth quarter to give Norway a dramatic 53-52 Mid-Peninsula Conference win against Ishpeming on Thursday. The narrow win comes as Norway (16-0, 9-0 MPC) vies for the conference title. Grayvold’s bucket came with 29.2 ...

Wrestling: Mountaineers beat Negaunee to repeat district championship

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain wrapped up another team district wrestling championship Thursday. The Mountaineers (8-9), who forfeited five weight classes, turned back Negaunee 36-30 to defend their MHSAA Division 3 District 165 crown. They beat rival Kingsford 54-30 in the district ...

Boys Basketball: Big 1st quarter lifts Gladstone past Kingsford

KINGSFORD — Gladstone ignited in the opening quarter en route to a 75-54 Great Northern Conference win against Kingsford on Thursday. The Braves knocked down three triples to help build a 23-9 lead after the first quarter. Gladstone’s 14 assists helped keep the offensive momentum, ...