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Football: Wykons escape with narrow 7-0 win against West PAC foe Houghton

HOUGHTON — If the West Iron Wykons were expecting an easy football game with the Houghton Gremlins Friday night, they came away disappointed. But the Wykons (4-1) still notched a hard-earned 7-0 West-PAC win at Alumni Field. "I don't think we were expecting an easy game," Wykons coach ...

Football: Norway beats Bark River for 1st Mid Eastern win

HARRIS — Winning the turnover battle often determines the outcome of football games. The top-ranked Norway Knights proved how true that is Friday night in their first Mid Eastern Conference win, a 28-14 triumph over the fourth-ranked Bark River-Harris Broncos. Norway (5-0) had two ...

Volleyball: Mountaineers sweep Manistique

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s pin-point serving helped dispatch Manistique in Mid-Peninsula Conference volleyball Thursday. The Mountaineers rifled home 16 ace serves in sweeping the Emeralds 3-0 (25-10, 25-15, 25-15). Iron Mountain posted a team serving mark of 93 percent. “The ...

Volleyball roundup: Crivitz sinks Niagara

CRIVITZ, Wis. — League-leading Crivitz spilled Niagara 3-0 (25-14, 25-10, 25-11) in M&O Conference volleyball Thursday. “Tonight we came out timid,” said Niagara Coach Carol St. Arnauld. “My team that played Tuesday was not present tonight. “It's hard when we play with so ...

Norway hangs on to beat Ishpeming, 3-2

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming fought back in the third and fourth sets but the Norway attack was too powerful as the Knights won a nonconference high school volleyball match in the Hematites gym on Thursday night. Norway prevailed 25-20, 25-20, 21-25, 25-23. Ishpeming head coach Katt Beerling ...

Tennis: Despite rain, Miners take Mid-Peninsula Conference title

KINGSFORD — Rain and lightning delayed and then suspended the end of the Mid-Peninsula Conference tournament,but Negaunee won enough points to mathematically secure the championship on Wednesday. The approximately three-hour delay because of rain and lightning in the morning came after ...

Tennis: Wykons take 2nd in Great Northern Conference tournament

ESCANABA — The Marquette girls tennis team put in a strong showing as it took home team honors at the GNC meet in Escanaba Wednesday with a total score of 30. "The girls played well and I'm really proud of them," said Marquette coach Derek Sandstrom. "In singles, we had a couple girls ...

Soccer: Marquette hands Flivvers first loss

KINGSFORD — Trevor Salmon scored a pair of second-half goals as Marquette defeated Kingsford 3-1 in boys high school soccer Wednesday at Commemorative Field. The Redmen handed the Flivvers (9-1-1) their first loss of the season. Elijah Pickard’s penalty kick provided Marquette with a ...

Football: Kingsford looking for better rushing against Wausau East

KINGSFORD — Kingsford clicked in most facets of the game in sinking Sault Ste. Marie 35-0 last week. The Flivvers (2-1) are looking to extend that success Friday, hosting Wausau East (1-4) at 7 p.m. Friday. “I thought we played good football,” said Flivvers coach Chris Hofer. ...

Mini Mooch-a-thon featured at annual IM run

IRON MOUNTAIN — The sixth annual Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half Marathon will take runners Saturday on a 13.1-mile route along the historic downtown area, by the Chapin Mine Pit, alongside Lake Antoine and by scenic Fumee Lake Natural Area. Starting at 8 a.m., runners can participate ...

Volleyball: Mountaineers sink Flivvers in 3-1 win

KINGSFORD — Iron Mountain took control in each set of a 3-1 win against Kingsford on Tuesday. The Mountaineers won by scores of 16-25, 25-17, 25-12 and 25-14. Iron Mountain relinquished its only lead of the night in the first set after starting 4-1. Kingsford took a 12-9 lead and held on ...

Red Wings alumni to play Iron Mountain Vets Sept. 30

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association hockey squad is coming to Mountain View Ice Arena later this month. The Iron Mountain Vets, a group of local players, will host the Wings on Saturday, Sept. 30, for a charity hockey game to benefit Mountain View Ice Arena. The ...

Week 5: This week’s area high school football matchups

This week’s area matchups involving Dickinson and Iron county teams (all times CDT): Iron Mountain (0-4) vs. Westwood (3-1), 6 p.m. Last week: Iron Mountain lost to Negaunee, 35-0. Westwood lost to Gladstone, 20-12. West Iron County (3-1) at Houghton (0-4), 6 p.m. Last week: West Iron ...

Volleyball: Badgers dig out of 2-set deficit, beat Suring

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara climbed out of a two-set hole and stunned Suring 3-2 in M&O Conference volleyball Tuesday. The Badgers dropped the first two sets, 27-25 and 25-17, but rallied with 25-14, 25-15, 16-14 wins. “Be strong, play with heart,” veteran Niagara Coach Carol St. ...

Volleyball: Norway sweeps Cougars

NORWAY — The Superior Central Cougars showed improvement in some phases of their game Tuesday night, but it wasn’t enough to keep them from dropping a 3-0 (25-19, 26-24, 25-16) Skyline Central Conference volleyball decision to the Norway Knights. “Our passing was better,” said ...

Soccer: Iron Mountain’s late goal forces tie with Kingsford

KINGSFORD — If the game was 10 seconds shorter, Kingsford would have escaped with a 1-0 win over Iron Mountain at Commemorative Field on Monday. But it wasn’t. With eight seconds remaining of a full 80 minutes, the Mountaineers punched a rebound into the net for the tying goal and ...

Tennis: Menominee edges Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — Menominee, led by a doubles sweep, overcame Iron Mountain 5-3 in girls tennis Monday at Amos Marston Eastside Courts. “We battled against a tough team,” said Mountaineers coach Anthony Tatangelo. “Menominee is a good team that is well put together by their coach Nikki ...

Popp to be inducted this week into NMU Sports Hall

MARQUETTE — Iron Mountain High School graduate Rick Popp will be inducted this week into the Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame. Popp, who quarterbacked NMU to the 1987 NCAA Division II semifinals, will be enshrined with Mandee Dafoe, Pauline Hope (Schuette), Abigail Larson, ...

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 ...