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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 ...

Football: Kingsford rolls past Lomira, 35-6

KINGSFORD — The Flivvers will return to Great Northern Conference play next week with some momentum. Quarterback Luke Terrian rushed for a pair of scores and passed for another as Kingsford handled Lomira, Wis., 35-6 in non-conference action Friday at Flivver Field. The Flivvers (3-4), ...

Football: IM rallies in 2nd half to beat Hancock, 28-21

HANCOCK — Iron Mountain rallied in the second half of a 28-21 win over Hancock in a West PAC game Friday. And the hard-luck Bulldogs (2-5) could only ponder what might have been after their fifth straight loss. "It's a tough defeat," Hancock coach Ted Holmstrom. "But the kids played so ...

Football: Jets hand Florence first loss

FLORENCE, Wis. — Noah Gorzinski accounted for a quartet of touchdowns here Friday night to help the North Central Jets upend previously unbeaten Florence 42-22 in non-conference football at Landry Field. The victory gives the Jets (6-1) the key to enter the eight-player playoffs. “You ...

Football: Forest Park routs North Dickinson

FELCH — North Dickinson’s Cameron Schultz returned two kickoffs for touchdowns but it was far from enough as the Nordics fell to Forest Park 72-27 in a Great Lakes Eight Conference game Friday. Forest Park (4-3, 3-1) built a 36-0 lead in the first quarter before the Nordics battled ...

Tennis: Miners win Division 1 UP title

KINGSFORD — The Negaunee Miners collected their fifth straight MHSAA Division 1 UP Finals title Thursday, edging Marquette 15-13. Third-place Menominee scored nine points, followed by Kingsford with eight, Gladstone with six and Escanaba with two. “We knew coming in that Marquette and ...

JV Football: Predators top Wolverines

NIAGARA, Wis. — Landon Kalkofen rushed for three first-halfd touchdowns as the Northern Elite Predators downed the White Lake-Elcho Wolverines 28-20 in junior varsity football at Ropele Field. Kalkofen, Elliot Peterson and Logan Bath combined to rush for over 250 yards. Kalkofen rushed 25, 3 ...

Tennis: Westwood girls win 3rd straight D2 title

ISHPEMING — While cold blustery conditions may have hurt the other squads, the host Patriots stayed hot throughout the day, and for the second straight year edged West Iron County for the MHSAA Division 2 UP Finals championship on Thursday. The title is Westwood’s third in a row and ...

Volleyball: Simmons, Trojans edge Norway

CRYSTAL FALLS — Mercedes Simmons and the Forest Park Lady Trojans pinned Norway with its first Skyline Central Conference volleyball loss of the season Thursday. Simmons’ 16 kills and 9 solo blocks led Forest Park past Norway 3-2 (16-25, 26-24, 19-25, 25-23, 15-11). The Lady Trojans ...

Volleyball: Gladstone beats IM, 3-1

IRON MOUNTAIN — Gladstone took advantage of Iron Mountain miscues in a 3-1 Mid-Peninsula Conference win Thursday. The Braves (10-2) rallied in the first set from a 19-7 deficit but came up short, 25-18. Gladstone rallied back to win the final three sets 25-18, 29-27 and 25-23. "Tonight ...

Football: Week 7 matchups

Here are this week's high school football matchups: Friday, Oct. 5 Kingsford (2-4) vs. Lomira, Wis. (3-4). Last week: Kingsford lost to Marquette, 21-20. Lomira beat Kohler/Sheboygan Lutheran, 41-0. Iron Mountain (4-2) at Hancock (2-4). Last week: Iron Mountain lost to Calumet, 24-0. Hancock ...

Football: Flivvers host Lomira in quest to make playoffs

KINGSFORD — The Kingsford Flivvers have their backs up against the wall when it comes to qualifying for the playoffs. The Flivvers (2-4) need to win their remaining three games to be postseason eligible. The final stretch begins Friday when Lomira, Wis., (3-4) travels to Kingsford. “We ...

Football: Mountaineers face Bulldogs, eye playoffs

With three games remaining and two more wins needed to make the playoffs, Iron Mountain has little room for error. The Mountaineers (4-2, 2-2) face West PAC contender Hancock on Friday. The Bulldogs (2-4, 2-2) are in the midst of a four-game losing streak but pose unique challenges for Iron ...

Volleyball: Flivvers thwart Mountaineers, 3-2

KINGSFORD — Kingsford and Iron Mountain waged another five-set volleyball battle Tuesday. As in the first dual two weeks ago, the Flivvers defeated the Mountaineers 3-2 (18-25, 20-25, 25-18, 26-24, 15-11). “It’s a lot of fun,” Kingsford head coach Jaclynn Kreider said of the ...

Cross Country: Flivvers’ Menghini fourth

ISHPEMING — The Houghton and Hancock girls have provided stiff competition for each other throughout this cross country season. That held true again in Tuesday’s Westwood Invitational as Hancock edged Houghton on a tie-breaker for the title. Both teams scored 44 points with Hancock’s ...