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Girls basketball: Nordics beat Big Bay de Noc, 56-43

FELCH — North Dickinson overcame a slow start to beat Big Bay de Noc in its Skyline Central Conference opener on Tuesday. The Nordics (4-2, 1-0) had turnovers and missed shots in the first half, but the Black Bears also struggled to knock down shots. Big Bay held a 25-24 halftime ...

Boys basketball: Johnson’s FTs seal IM win over Gladstone, 71-66

GLADSTONE — Marcus Johnson's clutch free throws with six seconds left sealed Iron Mountain's 71-66 victory over Gladstone Tuesday night. That was icing on the cake for Johnson as he willed his team to victory with a team-high 35 points with 25 coming in the second half. "Marcus didn't ...

Boys basketball: Badgers give up 20-0 run in loss to Oneida Nation, 55-37

ONEIDA, Wis. — A first-half run spurred Oneida Nation in a 55-37 M&O Conference win on Tuesday. Oneida held a 9-8 advantage about six and a half minutes in before switching its defense and forcing Niagara turnovers. The Thunderhawks went on a 20-0 scoring run. They also out-rebounded ...

Girls basketball: Suring holds off Patriots, 54-40

SURING, Wis. — Suring held Goodman-Pembine to nine second-half points and defeated the Patriots 54-40 in non-conference girls basketball Tuesday. GP (1-7) held a 31-26 lead at halftime, Patriots’ Katelyn Morrison scored 18 of her game-high 22 points in the first half. Paige Krueger ...

Norway facing Jets for first time since 1995-96 season

NORWAY — Norway and North Central are meeting Thursday in boys basketball for the first time in 22 years. According to Norway sports historian Matt McCarthy, Norway defeated North Central 68-58 in the fourth game of the 1995-96 season. Martin Adams and Mike Bal converted key ...

Boys basketball: Forest Park downs Florence, 80-47

CRYSTAL FALLS — A hot start put Forest Park ahead with a comfortable lead in an 80-47 non-conference win against Florence on Monday. The Trojans (4-1) held a 29-8 lead after the first quarter. Josh Logan came off the bench and paced Forest Park with 22 points. “This is a ...

Girls basketball: Wykons edge Flivvers

IRON RIVER — Sophomore Anna Malmquist’s lay-up and two free throws in the final seconds lifted West Iron County past Kingsford 48-45 in a non-conference game Monday. The Wykons (4-2) erased a 26-21 halftime deficit by holding the Flivvers (3-3) to four points in the third quarter. “We ...

Girls basketball: Racine, West lift Niagara over Bobcats

NIAGARA, Wis. — Jasmine Racine and Maddie West did the bulk of the scoring and a 1-3-1 defense proved difficult to solve as Niagara downed Florence 50-27 in non-conference girls basketball Monday. Racine scored 15 of her 19 points in the second half to lead the Badgers (5-2). West chipped ...

Boys basketball: Nelson, West Iron dismantle Houghton

HOUGHTON — West Iron County had a little too much of everything for Houghton on Monday night. The Wykons (2-1, 2-0) used a sizable advantage in height to power to a 60-42 West-PAC victory. “West Iron has a nice team,” Gremlins' coach Jared Lawson said. “They use their size to ...

With 2 wrestlers, Iron Mountain 18th at Marquette Challenge

MARQUETTE — Iron Mountain sent two wrestlers to the Marquette Challenge on Saturday. Jon Carrion (1-2 record at 145 pounds) pinned Ben Kepplek of Pulaski, Wis. Caleb Burklund (2-2 at 189) had pins against Allen Said of Sparta and Steven Rich of Gaylord. “Injuries and illness prevented ...

Kingsford 11th in Tomahawk Invitational

TOMAHAWK, Wis. — Kingsford enjoyed a successful Saturday at the Tomahawk Invitational. Flivvers coach Darren Groleau had six wrestlers in the varsity tournament and one in the junior varsity. Tomahawk won the team title with 282 points. Kingsford was 11th out of 16 teams with ...

Boys Basketball: IM comes back from 14-point deficit to beat Norway, 48-40

IRON MOUNTAIN — With a stretch of clutch free-throw shooting and buckets, Iron Mountain survived Norway 48-40 in a non-conference game Friday. In a packed gym with a tournament atmosphere, the Mountaineers (4-0) overcame a 14-point deficit late in the second quarter to hold Norway scoreless ...

There’s always IM-K soccer for grid fans

ScuttleBu(r)t ... I’ve been reminded that a “varsity football” game will continue between Iron Mountain and Kingsford. Although the series hasn’t been around since 1925, the Mountaineers and Flivvers will square off on the soccer, or football, fields in 2018. The soccer guys and ...

Kingsford’s Beaudoin receives Tech award

HOUGHTON — Hilding Beaudoin, a senior from Kingsford, has been named the recipient of Michigan Tech University football’s Iron Man Award. Beaudoin ended the year with 24 tackles which included 3.5 tackles for a loss. He also recorded one sack and a pass breakup during the 2017 ...

Badgers drop ‘defensive battle’

NIAGARA, Wis. — Crivitz stayed atop the M & O Conference girls basketball standings with a 33-22 win over Niagara on Friday. “A defensive battle,” said Niagara coach Karl Lamoreaux. “We were happy to give them a good game.” The Badgers (4-2, 3-2) held Crivitz (7-1, 5-0) to ...

Munising rolls past North Central

MUNISING — The Munising girls proved a tough match-up for North Central as they handed the Jets a 76-30 loss. Munising led 26-5 after the first quarter and 49-17 at halftime of the Skyline Central Conference outing. “They’re big and fast and they play good defense,” said Jets coach ...

Edward Jones 12U edges Rhinelander

IRON MOUNTAIN — Edward Jones, Dickinson Amateur Hockey Association 12U team, posted a 1-3 record last weekend. Edward Jones (14-6-1) split with Rhinelander, winning the opener 3-2 and losing the second game 4-0. Newberry posted a 1-0 and 2-1 sweep. “Team battled hard against two really ...

Longtime coach retires

ESCANABA — Nobody can argue Denny Lueneburg’s passion in life. It’s tennis. It started in his teens and continues to this day. “When I was 15, I picked up a tennis racket and it seemed like the thing to do,” Lueneburg said. “It’s more the passion found me. I just went with it ...

Girls basketball: Nordics defeat Carney-Nadeau

FELCH — JuliAnn Wickman scored 10 of her game-high 22 points in the second quarter and North Dickinson downed Carney-Nadeau 58-37 in non-conference action Friday. The Nordics (3-2) pulled away in the second quarter, rolling 23-6 for a 36-17 halftime lead. “That was probably our best ...