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JV Football: Bobcats wing Eagles

FLORENCE, Wis. — Michael Milan rushed for 95 yards on three carries and scored twice as Florence defeated Stephenson 38-6 in eight-player junior varsity football. Andy Hirn added 92 yards on seven carries, scoring a touchdown and a pair of two-point conversions. Zach Seibold had 81 yards ...

Volleyball roundup: Badgers fall to Gillett, rebound to beat Lena

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara enters the WIAA volleyball postseason under a head of steam. The Badgers started strong Thursday but stumbled in an opening 3-2 (23-25, 17-25, 26-24, 25-22, 17-15) setback to Gillett. In the second M&O Conference match, Lena recovered from a six-point deficit ...

Football: Week 8 matchups

This week's area high school football games: Thursday, Oct. 11 8-player North Central (6-1) vs. Carney-Nadeau (0-7). Last week: North Central beat Florence, 42-22. Carney-Nadeau lost to Rudyard, 76-32. Friday, Oct. 12 Kingsford (3-4 vs. Menominee (1-6). Last week: Kingsford beat Lomira, ...

Football: Kingsford, Maroons set for GNC matchup

KINGSFORD — Kingsford and Menominee, occupants of the Great Northern Conference football throne since 1982, are in unfamiliar positions heading into the final two weeks of the regular season. Both teams are lagging in the standings this fall behind league-leading Marquette 2-0 and runner-up ...

Football: IM has eyes on L’Anse in bid to make playoffs

Iron Mountain has a chance Friday to qualify for the playoffs. After enduring a one-win season a year ago, the Mountaineers (5-2) seek a playoff appearance for the first time since 2016. The last time Iron Mountain had missed the playoffs before last year was 2013. Iron Mountain hosts ...

Cross country: Rapid River boys take Skyline title

WILSON — The weather was hardly fit for man or beast at times Wednesday, but it didn’t stop North Central senior Griffin Johnson or Superior Central junior Danika Walters from mastering the conditions in the Skyline Central Conference cross country meet. Johnson earned his first league ...

Volleyball roundup: IM sweeps Houghton

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Mountaineers took control early and never relinquished momentum in a 3-0 sweep over Houghton on Tuesday. Iron Mountain won the sets 25-20, 25-13 and 25-18. "Coming off the Kingsford loss and Gladstone loss, the team really motivated themselves verbally on the court ...

Volleyball: Flivvs bounce back to beat Lakeland, 3-2

MINOCQUA, Wis. — Kingsford recovered from a slow start to sink Lakeland 3-2 (14-25, 20-25, 25-20, 27-25, 19-17) in non-conference volleyball Tuesday. “We started out the night in slow motion, really struggling to get into a rhythm,” said Kingsford head coach Jaclynn Kreider. “We just ...

Tennis: Kingsford’s List named to All-UP First Team

ESCANABA — To the surprise of no one who has followed Upper Peninsula girls tennis this fall, Elysa Olivier of Marquette and Negaunee have earned major awards in voting by coaches. Olivier finished the season unbeaten and won the UP Division 1 singles title at No. 1 to be named Player of ...

Volleyball: Florence rallies to beat Three Lakes

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence nearly didn’t have to worry about playing for the Northern Lakes Conference volleyball championship Thursday. Upstart Three Lakes held a 2-1 lead Tuesday before the Bobcats rallied for a 3-2 (26-24, 16-25, 18-25, 25-17, 15-11) win. Florence (23-3-1, 12-1) will ...

Volleyball: Broncos edge Nordics

HARRIS — Bark River Harris survived a roller coaster to beat North Dickinson here Tuesday. The Broncos won 3-2 (18-25, 25-23, 25-21, 4-25, 15-7) in a match that included many ups and downs. After dropping the first set, the Broncos (5-4) found themselves trailing 16-5 in the second before ...

Volleyball: Kingsford sweeps Maroons

KINGSFORD — Kingsford came out swinging and overpowered Menominee 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-10) in Great Northern Conference volleyball Monday. “Tonight was a lot of fun because we were able to set a good tempo early and that was one of our big focuses,” said Kingsford head coach Jaclynn ...

Volleyball: Escanaba rallies over Norway in 3-1 win

ESCANABA — Escanaba continued its winning ways by beating Norway 3-1 on Monday. The Eskymos got off to a slow start losing the first set 25-19. Esky coach Adam Lambert started an all-senior lineup in the first set and the Eskymos were also playing without injured senior middle hitter Lexi ...

Football: Predators hold on for win over Laona-Wabeno

GOODMAN, Wis. — Brent Dumke’s fourth-quarter heroics Saturday have the Northern Elite Predators playing for the MONLPC championship. Dumke scored two of his four touchdowns in the fourth quarter and also made two key defensive plays in the final minutes as the Predators turned back the ...

Smith teams with Oman to capture Felch Horseshoe League

FELCH – Don Smith and Jason Oman captured the Felch Horseshoe League playoffs at the Felch Community Center. Smith and Oman defeated Warren (Windy) Wickman and Chicky Zanon in the finals. In the semifinals, Smith-Oman eliminated Jerry Truitt and Jim Ball and Wickman-Zanon stopped Darrell ...

Football: Gwinn rallies late to beat Norway

NORWAY — It was Norway's Homecoming and Parents Night on Friday. It was also Tucker Taylor’s night. Taylor caught three passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns. His first score swung momentum in the Modeltowners' favor, with the other providing their first lead of the game in a 26-21 ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Predators to recognize parents

ScuttleBu(r)t ... The Northern Elite Predators host Laona-Wabeno this afternoon in a Parents Day game at Goodman. Ben Laarman, head coach of the Niagara, Goodman and Pembine co-op, speaks for all coaches when expressing appreciation to the players’ parents and guardians. “Without ...

Kulas, Menghini pace Flivvers at Gladstone cross country meet

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone boys grabbed the top three places, but couldn’t match Marquette’s depth in their own invitational cross country meet. Marquette retained its title with 45 points, followed by Gladstone 61. Senior Adam Bruce won the 3.1-mile course at Beauchamp’s Grove in 16 ...

Volleyball: LadyCats overpower Hornets

FLORENCE, Wis. — Three LadyCats each registered five kills as Florence downed Elcho (25-9, 25-9, 25-14) in Northern Lakes Conference volleyball. Jenna Springer, Savannah Vassar and Bailey Apfel had five kills apiece for Florence (22-3-1, 11-1). The LadyCats host Three Lakes on ...