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MSU women upset Oregon

EAST LANSING (AP) — Jenna Allen scored 27 points — including a big 3-pointer the final minute — and Michigan State handed No. 3 Oregon its first loss of the season, 88-82 on Sunday. Up by three late in the fourth quarter, the Spartans (8-1) ran the shot clock down and got the ball to ...

Tech skaters trim NMU

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech earned a WCHA split with rival Northern Michigan on Saturday, beating the Wildcats 3-1 in front of a sold out John MacInnes Student Ice Arena crowd. Goaltender Robbie Beydoun made 28 saves in his first start of the season for Tech (9-6-1 overall, 8-1-1-1 ...

Girls basketball: Flivvs press Trojans for 48-32 win

KINGSFORD — A second half press forced turnovers to help Kingsford in a 48-32 win over Forest Park on Friday. The Trojans hung close with Kingsford (2-0) through three quarters before they fatigued and then ran into the teeth of Kingsford's press. “I think that was the key to our win, ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Forest Park to retire Lexi’s number

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Lexi Gussert, who erased UP and state standards during her illustrious Forest Park High School girls basketball career, will have her No. 22 retired during a ceremony Friday, Jan. 4, at Eddie Chambers Gymnasium. The two-time Class D Player of the Year holds UP records for ...

Boys Basketball: Suring socks Niagara

SURING, Wis. — Niagara struggled against Suring’s height and dropped a 58-26 M&O Conference decision Friday. Anthony Hansen led the Badgers with nine points. Suring got 25 points from 6-foot-6 Caleb Lally and 18 from 6-foot-3 Mitchell Stegeman. “We tried to run a zone, but they ...

Wrestling: Flivvers take two in opener

MANISTIQUE — Kingsford, powered by wins in 11 of 12 matches, swept Munising (37-24) and Manistique (54-24) to start the high school wrestling season Thursday. Freshman Michael Hill-Scott started us out in both matches with pins. Returning seniors August Early and Ethan Wilcox both had two ...

Wrestling: Seniors to lead Northwoods Storm

FLORENCE, Wis. — State qualifier Tristen Mascarette along with other returning seniors Dakota Wicke and Josh Broullire will lead the Northwoods Storm co-op wrestling team. Mascarette (126 pounds) qualified for a spot on the Wisconsin national wrestling team this past summer and traveled to ...

NLC boys basketball: Patriots fall to Cards

GOODMAN, Wis. — Crandon, led by Tyler Tichenor’s 18 points, defeated Goodman-Pembine 70-51 in Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball. The Patriots (2-2, 0-2) trailed 31-23 at halftime. Boone Larison led GP with 18 points, followed by Caleb Nelson with nine and Zander Gilbert with ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Camps at Gibbs City and Vegas

ScuttleBu(r)t ... With our area football teams not reaching the semifinal level of the state playoffs, yours truly finally made it to deer camp. I had a grand old time in a Gibbs City camp, located outside of Iron River. I started off with goose sausage and a couple cold ones while planted in ...

ScuttleBu(r)t Leftovers: Carney VB foes quick

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Please, basketball officials, don’t back-pedal down the court. It’s too easy to fall. Larry VanAlstine School of Officating recommended a side-step or run with the body turned to cover the action ... Woman with Norway ties who lives near Mike McCarthy reports no “for ...

Boys basketball: IM survives Calumet in overtime

CALUMET — Iron Mountain weathered 12 Calumet 3-pointers and came away with a 78-71 win in overtime in West PAC Conference action Friday. Foster Wonders led the Mountaineers with 29 points, including a late field goal to force overtime. Marcus Johnson added 28 and Charlie Gerhard contributed ...

Boys basketball: Esky outlasts Flivvers

ESCANABA — The Escanaba coaching staff got caught thinking and strategizing too much Friday night, but quickly made corrections to ensure a 73-60 win over Kingsford. The Eskymos jumped into a zone defense to open the second half of the Great Northern Conference boys basketball game and Tyler ...

Girls basketball: Gwinn sinks Mountaineers, 59-40

IRON MOUNTAIN — Gwinn closed out the first half with eight straight points and downed Iron Mountain 59-40 in Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball Friday. Deadlocked at 13 with six minutes left in the second quarter, Gwinn held a 17-15 advantage after IM’s Jorden Stoner recorded her ...

Boys basketball: Wolves overwhelm Nordics, 67-48

FELCH — Brett LaFord’s 30 points lifted Carney-Nadeau in a 67-48 Skyline Central Conference win over North Dickinson on Thursday. LaFord scored 13 of his points in the second quarter to boost the Wolves (2-0). But it wasn’t an efficient night offensively for the Wolves, who shot 28 of ...

NLC boys basketball: Bobcats take out Rebels

FLORENCE, Wis. — Three players scored more than 20 points as Florence decked Laona-Wabeno 86-61 in Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball Thursday. Kaden Schuls led the Bobcats (1-2, 1-1) with 28 points and six assists. Evan Beaster had 22 points and 14 rebounds. Riley Hixon chipped in ...

Girls basketball: Niagara holds off Norway, 50-44

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara turned back Norway 50-44 in a spirited non-conference girls basketball game Thursday between neighboring schools. The Badgers (4-1) held 11-point leads in the second half but the Knights closed to 45-44 with 4:08 left in the game. “Cross-town rivals and we know ...

Girls basketball: Calumet holds off Wykons

CALUMET — Calumet staked a 10-point first half lead and held off West Iron County 58-50 in West PAC girls basketball Thursday. The Wykons (1-1) got within three points in the fourth quarter, said Wykons coach Eric Shamion. “Calumet had constant ball pressure and aggressive defense,” ...

Boys basketball: Trojans rout Big Bay

GARDEN CORNERS — A change in strategy helped propel Forest Park past Big Bay de Noc in a boys basketball Skyline Central Conference game here Thursday. The Trojans outscored the Black Bears by 17 in the second quarter after switching up to a full court press. “We collapsed with our ...

Kraemer sizzles, Bay sinks Alpena

ESCANABA — Jordan Kraemer is like a microwave oven. She heats up quickly when she gets on the hardwood and keeps sizzling all game long. The sophomore from Norway exhibited that ability again here Wednesday night as she led Bay College to an 87-60 conquest of Alpena Community College in ...

Moss let go because of ‘fit’ with team

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin said that it wasn’t easy to let associate head coach Winston Moss go from the coaching staff, but that he came to the decision because he “just didn’t feel like the fit right now was where it needs to be.” Philbin spoke on ...