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Baseball: Niagara falls to Coleman in 10 innings

COLEMAN, Wis. — Niagara battled defending M&O Conference champion Coleman to the end in a 8-7 loss in 10 innings on Tuesday. Niagara got the first two outs in the 10th on strikeouts by Landen Kaldor. Tristin DeJardin relieved Kaldor after a walk and an error. With the bases loaded, ...

Escanaba sweeps IM in season opening twinbill

IRON MOUNTAIN — Escanaba won the Upper Peninsula’s first baseball action of the season, beating Iron Mountain 11-4 and 8-7 on Monday. The Eskymos (3-2) scored in each of the last six innings to put away the Mountaineers in the first game. Iron Mountain, down 8-2 in the seventh inning of ...

Track and field: Wykons take 2nd place

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — Sophomore Avery Bociek led West Iron County to a runner-up finish Saturday in a high school track meet at Northland Pines High School. Marquette took team honors in the nine-school meet with 163 points, followed by WIC, 65, and Ishpeming, 54. Bociek took second in the ...

Tennis: WIC in rebuild mode

IRON RIVER — West Iron County looks to be in a reloading process for the boys tennis season. Although the Wykons graduated seven players from last year’s unbeaten team, they return UP Division 2 Player of the Year Holden Ross along with six other letterwinners. “We lost a great group ...

Izzo honored at Final Four

MINNEAPOLIS — One of only five coaches in history to lead a team to the NCAA Final Four eight times or more, Michigan State University’s Tom Izzo received the Metropolitan Award for long and outstanding service to men’s college basketball Sunday night. The National Association of ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: DeForge to headline ‘Athlete’

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Niagara basketball great Anna DeForge will be the featured speaker for the Hometowne Athlete of the Year banquet Wednesday, June 5, at Recreation Lanes. The banquet recognizes the area’s premier high school athletes. The date, according to coordinator Mike Caruso, works ...

Hockey: Marquette Legion advances to Bantam AA national semis

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — All good things must come to an end. That was the case for the Marquette American Legion Post 44 Bantam AA U14 hockey team, falling 3-2 to Canton, NY, at the Compton Family Ice Arena in the USA Hockey Nationals Division 3A semifinal Sunday. Marquette finished the season ...

Gold Medal: Dave’s Auto tops Juice for ‘D’ title

HERMANSVILLE — Kyle Johnson’s 26 points sparked Iron Mountain Dave’s Auto past Carney Juice Promotions 76-72 for the Class D title Friday in the 81st Gold Medal Classic at the Community Club gym. Tom Granquist had 17 for Carney in the final. Logan Hardwick of Dave’s was named Class ...

Bonduel racer eyes record fifth straight late model championship

By JOE VERDEGAN For The Daily News NORWAY — If Dillion Kralovetz continues his winning ways at Norway Speedway, he may soon need to take guitar lessons. That’s because the second-generation racer hauled home a custom guitar courtesy of Neville Guitars in Hermansville for winning his ...

Gold Medal Classic: Class D championship pits IM against Carney

HERMANSVILLE — Iron Mountain Dave’s Auto Sales will play for the Class D championship tonight in the 81st Gold Medal Classic tournament at the Community Club gym. Dave’s and Carney Juice Promotions will meet at 8 p.m. for the title. Former Mountaineer standouts Pat Flood, Ty Thomann and ...

Packer great Forrest Gregg dies

Forrest Gregg, the great lineman for the mighty Green Bay Packers of the 1960s whom Vince Lombardi called the "best player I ever coached," has died. He was 85. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced his death Friday but did not disclose details. A member of the Hall of Fame, Gregg starred ...

Soccer: IM begins season Saturday with twinbill vs. Wrightstown

IRON MOUNTAIN — Defending UP Girls Soccer Conference champion Iron Mountain begins the season Saturday. The Mountaineers of coach Stephen Hodgins are scheduled to play two games Saturday in Wrightstown. Senior Riley Poupore, who suffered a torn ACL in basketball, earned UPGSC Player of ...

Baseball: Bobcats beat STAA in season opener, 14-8

MARINETTE, Wis. — Florence won its season opener 14-8 over St. Thomas Aquinas Academy on Tuesday. The Bobcats (1-0) survived control issues on the mound, giving up the runs on seven walks and just one hit. “I hate walks with a passion,” Florence head coach Dave LaPoint said. “I’d ...

Youth Hockey: Marquette Legion reaches semifinals

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — All good things must come to an end. That was the case for the Marquette American Legion Post 44 Bantam AA U14 hockey team, falling 3-2 to Canton, NY, at the Compton Family Ice Arena in the USA Hockey Nationals Division 3A semifinal Sunday. Marquette finished the season ...

UP Hall of Fame tickets on sale

ESCANABA - Tickets are available for the 48th annual Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet. The banquet is May 11 at Island Resort and Casino in Harris, 15 miles west of Escanaba on U.S. 2-41. Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased by April 29. They are available ...

Gold Medal crowns Perronville, Carney teams

HERMANSVILLE — Perronville Bloniarz Farms and Carney Juiced Apparel have captured the first two championships in the 81st Gold Medal Classic basketball tournament in the Community Club gym. Jason Boucher’s 19 points led Bloniarz Farms past Stephenson Wilson Farms 79-75 in the Class B ...

Softball: Spring Swing hosting 32 games

MARQUETTE — The high school softball season kicks off this weekend at about the only place it could in the Upper Peninsula during the early part of April. Indoors. The Superior Dome in Marquette will host the 17th annual Spring Swing Softball Tournament on Friday and Saturday. The ...

Florence sweeps weekend games

MAUSTON, Wis. — The Florence High School softball team won all three games in a pool play tournament last weekend. The Bobcats (3-0) beat Phillips 8-7 and also beat Cumberland 9-6 and beat Edgar 17-0. It was Florence’s first time playing outside of the gym. “It was very, very ...

Newberry drops to Class D with latest MHSAA classifications

Newberry High School will drop from Class C to Class D for the 2019-20 school year. Classifications for Michigan High School Athletic Association elections and postseason tournaments for the year were announced, with enrollment breaks for postseason tournaments posted for each ...