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Boys basketball: Iron Mountain holds off Gwinn

GWINN — Marcus Johnson scored 26 points and Charlie Gerhard added 18 as Iron Mountain fought off Gwinn for a 60-48 Mid Peninsula Conference win Friday. “It was a real competitive game,” said Mountaineers coach Bucky Johnson. “A good road test for us.” Iron Mountain led 32-28 at ...

Norway's Karli Stanchina (10) draws in Big Bay de Noc's defense on Friday in Norway. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Girls basketball: Norway edges Big Bay, 42-40

NORWAY — Norway rallied past Big Bay de Noc 42-40 in Skyline Central Conference action Friday. The Knights (2-2, 1-1) trailed 34-29 entering the fourth quarter. They pulled ahead 41-38 in the final minutes after a traditional three-point play from Jaclyn Bal and back-to-back baskets from ...

Kingsford's Maddie Koski (32) shoots over Forest Park's Megan Aberly (25) in Friday's game. (Theresa Proudfit/The Daily News)

Girls basketball: Flivvers down Forest Park, 52-35

CRYSTAL FALLS — Kingsford rolled 17-2 in the second quarter and defeated Forest Park 52-35 in non-conference play Friday at Eddie Chambers Gymnasium. The Flivvers (3-1) played without all-league guard Jordyn Kriegl (ankle) and had another player on vacation and two others under the weather. ...

Boys basketball: Mahoney’s seven 3’s help Suring past Niagara

NIAGARA, Wis. — Ryan Mahoney hit seven three-point field goals in a 32-point night as Suring downed Niagara 63-30 in M&O Conference boys basketball Friday. Alex Hagerty scored 12 points for the Badgers (2-3, 0-2), who trailed 44-10 at halftime. “Suring played a great 1-3-1 ...

Iron Mountain, Kingsford reckon with football rivalry’s end

It's a phone call Joe Pontbriand never thought he'd make when he took over in July as athletic director at Iron Mountain. But on Nov. 28, driving along US-141, he made the call. On the other end of the line was Kingsford athletic director Al Unger. After sitting in a five-hour meeting with ...

West Iron County’s Colbi Laturi (34) goes for a layup against Calumet on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Iron River, Mich. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Girls basketball: Calumet sinks Wykons, 61-51

IRON RIVER — Calumet’s long-range shooting helped in a 61-51 West PAC win against West Iron County on Thursday. The Copper Kings (1-0) nailed seven 3-pointers in the win. The Wykons (3-1) fell into foul trouble late and made 20 fouls throughout the night. Turnovers also stymied their ...

Girls basketball: Gwinn outlasts Iron Mountain in 43-35 win

GWINN — Tierra Taylor scored 15 points and Mallory Delmont added eight as the Gwinn girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season 43-35 over Iron Mountain on Thursday. The Modeltowners moved to 1-2 after dropping its first two contests to Gladstone and Bark ...

Boys basketball: Forest Park routs Big Bay

CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park jumped out to a 36-10 halftime lead and spilled Big Bay de Noc 60-19 in Skyline Central Conference action Thursday. Josh Logan, Max Nylund and Connor Bortolini each scored 11 points to lead the Trojans (2-0, 2-0). “Big Bay is down with a lot of young ...

Gladstone approved for Great Northern Conference return

ESCANABA — Gladstone and the Great Northern Conference are back together after a one-year separation. Gladstone athletic director Andy Jacques said the Braves were formally accepted back into the GNC during a meeting of league ADs Wednesday in Escanaba. Gladstone will start GNC competition ...

Scuttle Leftovers, December 2017

Leftovers from the past couple months: ScuttleBu(r)t ... Norway grad Brady Grayvold said on social media that it “hurts and stings” after his Sun Prairie team fell to Kimberly 27-7 in a battle of unbeatens for Wisconsin’s Division 1 football title. “Not hurt because of the result, ...

Kingsford High School senior Renee Roberts signed a college basketball national letter of intent Wednesday to attend Ave Maria (Fla.) University. The daughter of Tracy and Doug Roberts (front) was joined at the signing by athletic director Al Unger (from left), girls basketball coach Mike Cross and principal Lyle Smithson. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Kingsford’s Roberts signs NLI to play hoops at Florida college

KINGSFORD — The girl who started her basketball career by doing cartwheels and backflips in practice signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to start a collegiate career. Kingsford High School senior Renee Roberts will play basketball next year at Ave Maria University, located near ...

MHSAA boys, girls hoops tournaments changing for 2018-19 season

EAST LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association Representative Council approved a change in schedules for boys and girls basketball starting next season. The change, approved at last week’s meeting, moves this year’s girls state semifinals and finals to the Van Noord Arena ...

Iron Mountain's Marcus Johnson (14) shoots against Manistique on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Iron Mountain, Mich. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Boys basketball: Iron Mountain routs Emeralds, 71-29

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain got off to a fast start to the season with a 71-29 Mid-Peninsula Conference win against Manistique on Tuesday. The Mountaineers (1-0) piled 19 points in the first quarter and followed with 24 in the second quarter for a 43-17 halftime lead. Iron Mountain ...

GALLERY: Iron Mountain vs. Manistique, Dec. 5

Photos from Iron Mountain's season-opening 71-29 win against Manistique on Monday. Photos are available for purchase. Call The Daily News office at 906-774-2772 or stop in at 215 E. Ludington St. for more information.

GALLERY: Kingsford vs. Ishpeming, Dec. 4

Here's a selection of photos from Kingsford's 57-52 loss to Ishpeming on Monday. Photos are also available for purchase. Call The Daily News office at 906-774-2772 or stop in at 215 E. Ludington St. for more information.

Kingsford's Luke Terrian scores a layup against Houghton on Monday in Houghton. (Bryce Derouin/The Daily Mining Gazette Photo)

Boys basketball: Kingsford sinks Houghton in opener

HOUGHTON — For a half, Houghton’s Brad Sirard and George Butvilas utilized their athleticism and strength to beat a Kingsford defense for 20 of Houghton’s 24 first-half points, proving in the process that they’re two of the best in the Copper Country at creating their own ...

Girls basketball: Wykons beat Iron Mountain, 44-31

IRON RIVER — West Iron County rallied in the second half to defeat Iron Mountain 44-31 in non-conference girls basketball Tuesday at Charles Greenlund Gymnasium. The Mountaineers (0-2) held a 19-16 halftime edge. The Wykons (3-0) rolled 13-6 in the third quarter and 15-6 in the fourth. ...

North Dickinson's Brogan Anderson (25) shoots past Republic-Michigamme's Alicia Ball (24) on Tuesday in Felch. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Girls basketball: Nordics beat Hawks, 63-30

FELCH — North Dickinson, led by Juliann Wickman’s 19 points and six rebounds, spilled Republic-Michigamme 63-30 in non-conference girls basketball Tuesday at Carl F. Lemin Gymnasium. The Nordics (1-1) held a 31-12 halftime lead. “We did great job of passing and sharing the ball,” ...