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Track and field: Kingsford girls, Iron Mountain boys win

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford’s girls and Iron Mountain’s boys held off their respective rivals Thursday in a track and field triangular meet at Mountaineer Stadium. The Flivvers girls, led by Olivia Allen and Peyton Johnson, posted 66 points to beat Iron Mountain 59 and Gladstone ...

Softball: Kingsford narrowly sweeps Marquette

MARQUETTE — Kingsford swept Marquette in a doubleheader Thursday despite being out-hit in both games. Cassie Barglind’s 15 strikeouts helped Kingsford fend off the Redettes in a 2-1 win. Kingsford won the other game 4-3. Barglind pitched the complete game giving up the lone run on ...

Baseball: Sawinski, Crivitz shut out Niagara

NIAGARA, Wis. — The best defense is pitching. On Thursday, Niagara was quieted by strong pitching and defense by Crivitz in a 7-0 loss. Niagara (9-3, 8-3 M&O) managed only three team hits but trailed 2-0 going into the seventh inning. "This is one of the first games all year where ...

Track and field: Nordics girls win at Rapid River Invitational

RAPID RIVER — Brianna Smith did her best to help the North Dickinson girls earn top honors in the 40th Annual Rapid River Invitational track meet Thursday. The freshman harrier had a hand in three firsts as the Nordics scored 101 points. Bark River-Harris edged Mid Peninsula 86-83 for the ...

Softball roundup: Knights split against Westwood

ISHPEMING — Norway unleashed a 27-hit attack in the first game and defeated Westwood 20-8 in Mid-Peninsula Conference softball Thursday. A two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning sent the Patriots past the Knights 12-11 in the second game. “Two quality games,” said Norway ...

Krueger, Walstrom receive top honors

FLORENCE, Wis. — A record-breaking football pass combination shared Florence High School’s male athlete of the year award Wednesday. Jay Walstrom and Nathan Krueger, both highly regarded by their coaches, received the David Wenzel Memorial during the 48th annual Florence High School ...

Superior Dome to host 8-player state finals

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will host a pair of state football championship games this fall, a first since 2011. The two 8-player football finals will be held at NMU’s Superior Dome in November, a return after the first finals were held there six years ago, according to a ...

Soccer: Marquette edges Kingsford, 1-0

MARQUETTE — Marquette and Kingsford seem to always have tight battles whenever they meet on the soccer field and another one happened on Wednesday. After fighting the Flivvers to a 1-1 tie at Kingsford earlier this season, the Redettes emerged with a 1-0 UP Soccer Conference victory ...

Tennis: Kingsford sinks West Iron County

IRON RIVER — Kingsford defeated West Iron County 5-2 in a battle of boys tennis unbeatens Wednesday at Nelson Field Courts. “Competitive matches,” said Kingsford Coach Mark Shanks, noting both teams were missing doubles starters. “I’m very happy with the way my doubles ...

Four to receive UPSHF scholarships

ESCANABA — North Central’s Jason Whitens will be among five student-athletes to be recognized Saturday night at the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame banquet at Island Resort & Casino in Harris. Four will receive $2,000 scholarships for four years from the UPSHF. The honorees ...

Baseball: Knights sweep Mountaineers

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Norway Knights rolled to a doubleheader sweep against Iron Mountain on Tuesday. The second game of the doubleheader ended after five innings instead of six because of an injury to an Iron Mountain player that required an ambulance. The player’s condition is not ...

Track and field: Iron Mountain boys’ relays key home sweep

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain swept relays and edged out Gladstone 77-75 to win a boys triangular track and field meet Tuesday at Mountaineer Stadium. Escanaba was third with 23. Mountaineers senior Aaron Bolo had two individual firsts in 110-meter hurdles (15.72) and long jump (19-6.5), ...

Softball: Norway rolls past Ishpeming

ISHPEMING — Kayte Casanova’s bases-loaded triple in the first game and Ada VanHolla’s six RBI in the second contest highlighted Norway’s doubleheader sweep over Ishpeming in Mid-Peninsula Conference softball Tuesday. The Knights (15-9, 6-2 MPC) defeated the Hematites 6-1 and ...

Softball: Escanaba quiets Kingsford’s bats in sweep

ESCANABA — Kingsford was stifled in a doubleheader loss to Escanaba on Tuesday. The Flivvers were outscored 20-2 in both games combined. The Eskymos won one game 11-1 and the other 9-1. Escanaba’s success at limiting Kingsford’s hitting shouldn’t be understated — the Flivvers ...

Track and field: Gremlins edge Kingsford boys

KINGSFORD — Houghton slipped past Kingsford in the final event and captured a boys triangular track meet Tuesday at Flivver Field. The Gremlins scored 74 points to beat the Flivvers, 71, and Wykons, 29. Kingsford held a 71-69 lead entering the 1600-meter relay but Houghton and WIC took ...

Soccer: Iron Mountain blanks Three Lakes

KINGSFORD — Iron Mountain took control early and shut out Three Lakes 5-0 on Tuesday. Before the game, Iron Mountain coach Zack Frorenza was worried the Mountaineers might play lackadaisical the day after beating their rival Kingsford. “That was definitely a concern of mine coming into ...

Tennis: Kingsford sinks Escanaba, 5-3

KINGSFORD — Kingsford dominated singles and downed Escanaba 5-3 Tuesday. The Flivvers won all four singles matches in two sets. But the Eskymos claimed three doubles victories. Kingsford avoided a doubles sweep when No. 4 Reece Fortner and Ethan Fox spilled Chris LeMire and Max Shariff ...

Tennis: Mountaineers drop pair

ISHPEMING — Iron Mountain fell to Ishpeming (5-3) and Westwood (7-1) Tuesday. “Considering that we were missing a couple of players, I thought the team performed better than the last time we met these two teams,” said Iron Mountain coach Sharon Ducat. “Most of the boys were playing ...

Baseball: Kingsford baseball sweeps Mountaineers

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford’s bats came together for a doubleheader sweep against rival Iron Mountain on Monday. The Flivvers won the first game 11-4 and the second game 15-4 by collecting 22 team hits. “First game we came out and played a little sluggish. Made some errors in the field ...

Track and field: Norway boys win home meet

NORWAY — This time the Norway boys’ track team was able to keep its championship trophy. The Knights made that possible by scoring 134 points, enough to win their own invitational for the first time since 2005. They were followed by North Central 107 and North Dickinson 94. “It has ...