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Boys basketball: Wolves nip Jets to end losing streak

POWERS — Carney-Nadeau and North Central don’t really like each other. The Wolves entered Wednesday night’s game looking to end a two-game losing streak against their arch-rival. In the end, they prevailed 55-53 behind 21 points and 11 rebounds from junior guard Brett LaFord in the ...

Three athletes get January Hometowne honors

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s Caleb Burklund, Norway’s Haley Clifford and Florence’s Evan Beaster were named the January Hometowne athletes of the month. Burklund posted a 17-2 record during the month and took firsts at the Elk’s Invitational at Escanaba and the Ray Mariucci ...

Girls basketball: IM falters late, falls to Negaunee

NEGAUNEE — Iron Mountain stumbled in the fourth quarter of a 48-40 loss to Negaunee on Wednesday. The Mountaineers (5-11) were neck and neck with Negaunee until the fourth quarter, when the Miners pulled away for the victory. “I’d say for 30 of the 36 minutes we played really hard,” ...

Girls basketball: Munising rallies past North Dickinson, 61-51

FELCH — Munising rallied in the fourth quarter to sink North Dickinson 61-51 in Skyline Central Conference action Wednesday. The Nordics (7-8, 5-2) carried a 46-39 lead into the fourth quarter. The Mustangs then rolled 22-5 in the final quarter. “Foul trouble caught up to us,” said ND ...

Schedules announced for Great Eight Winter Games

IRON MOUNTAIN —The 25th Great Eight Winter Games will take place in the local area Saturday, with the opening ceremony starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Kingsford Middle School Gym. The games are coordinated by the school districts of Florence, Forest Park, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Niagara, ...

Prep Bowling: Jacko wins UP girls title

ESCANABA — Forty-five girls descended upon Bowl a Rama on Saturday to determine the UP singles champion. The format was the same as the boys finals the previous week. Seven Lady Mountaineers began their qualifying games at 10 a.m., with six starting in the top 16 and staying there through ...

Forest Park girls hoops postponed; WIC to play

Forest Park’s girls basketball game Wednesday with Rapid River is postponed because of weather. West Iron County will host Ishpeming in boys basketball Wednesday. Junior varsity game starts at 4:45 p.m., with the varsity scheduled for 6:15.

Norway ski team falls short in regional

HARBOR SPRINGS — Slalom proved to be Norway’s demise in the MHSAA Division 2 regional ski meet at Nub’s Nob. After giant slalom in the morning, Norway was tied with Houghton/Hancock at 135 points. Jake Munn (23rd) and Allie Sheski (28th) led the Knights at that point. Slalom was held ...

ScuttleBu(r)t leftovers

ScuttleBu(r)t ... With the sports schedule reduced by the weather and in need of a good book, I happened upon “Robert B. Parker’s Blood Feud.” PI Sunny Randall returns with New York City sports columnist Mike Lupica doing the writing. Observed Randall, owner of a miniature English bull ...

Snow storm cancels Tuesday games

The juggling act continues for area high school athletic directors after another snow storm Tuesday. The 9-inch snowfall eliminated the entire schedule including the Iron Mountain-Kingsford boys basketball game. Some schools aren’t rescheduling non-conference games to make sure that ...

Girls basketball: Maroons rally past Flivvers

KINGSFORD — Menominee ignited with a big run to start the second half and beat Kingsford 52-42 in a Great Northern Conference game Monday. The Maroons (11-6) started the third quarter with a 16-2 run to grab control after holding a narrow one-point halftime lead. “I told them at ...

Sports schedule snowed out

“Old Man Winter” won another one with the high school sports schedule. Tuesday’s games have been eliminated by the storm. Boys Basketball Tuesday, Feb. 12 Kingsford at Iron Mountain, ppd. North Central at North Dickinson, ppd. to Feb. 20 West Iron County at Escanaba, ...

Girls Basketball: No. 1 Wykons collar Bulldogs

HANCOCK — West Iron County held Hancock to 11 first-half points and defeated the Bulldogs 45-36 in West PAC girls basketball Monday. The top-ranked Wykons (13-2, 8-2) managed a 20-11 lead at halftime. “Hancock played a 2-3 zone against us and tried to take away our inside game,” said ...

Area basketball schedules revised

Area high school athletic directors continue to juggle schedules after another strong dose of winter Tuesday. The snow storm eliminated the entire schedule including the Iron Mountain-Kingsford boys basketball rivalry. Some schools aren’t rescheduling non-conference games to make sure that ...

Girls basketball: Forest Park holds off Bobcats

FLORENCE, Wis. — Forest Park got the ball to the right girl and held off Florence 63-59 in a non-conference basketball game Monday. Elle Soderberg scored three straight baskets and added a free throw in the final two minutes for the rusty Lady Trojans (7-4), who last played on Jan. 24 ...

Boys basketball: Trojans fall to Cougars

CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park succumbed to cold shooting in a 53-47 loss to Superior Central on Monday. The Trojans (7-8) shot 17 of 55 (31 percent) on the night. “Just had another night of the ball wouldn’t drop for us in the first half,” Forest Park head coach Chris Nocerini said. ...

Three weekend ski jumping competitions held at Pine Mt.

IRON MOUNTAIN — Marius Lindvik capped the 2019 Continental Cup Ski Jump weekend with a win Sunday at Pine Mountain. Lindvik, 20, jumped 133.5 meters (438 feet) in his second jump after a 124.5 meter (408 feet) jump on his first attempt to garner 271.6 points. Sunday’s win was ...

Perfection

ESCANABA — Perfection. That’s probably the only way to describe Jordan Kraemer’s performance against Bryant & Stratton College. Kraemer finished a combined 21-of-21 from the field and free throw line for a season-high 31 points to lead the Bay Norse past the Bobcats 76-58 here ...

U-M gains revenge

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan avenged its loss to Wisconsin last month — and coach John Beilein wants no part of a rubber match against the Badgers. “Ethan Happ said to me after the game: ‘I hope to see you again this season,’” Beilein said. “No Ethan. I don’t want to see you ...

Streaking Blackhawks clip Wings for 7th straight win

CHICAGO (AP) — Dominik Kahun has turned into a dangerous scoring option for the Chicago Blackhawks. Playing with Dylan Strome and Alex DeBrincat sure helps. Kahun had two goals and an assist, Cam Ward made 43 saves and the Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Sunday for their ...