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IM, Kingsford baseball battle to split

KINGSFORD — Iron Mountain stifled Kingsford’s bats in the first game of a doubleheader split on Thursday. The Mountaineers, with freshman Blake Julian on the mound, limited Kingsford to one run on three hits in a 3-1 win. Kingsford rebounded en masse with a 14-4 romp in the second ...

Northern Stars soccer: U19 team blanks Menasha

MENASHA, Wis. — Niagara Northern Stars U19 boys soccer team scored three times in the last 20 minutes of the first half and blanked Menasha 5-0 on Sunday. Ben Backlund, Treyden Boyer and Dane Stanchina scored the goals, with assists from Owen Caudell and Michael Kulas. In the second ...

D1 track regional: Flivvers advance to UP Finals

NEGAUNEE — Kingsford qualified a double-digit number of athletes for the UP Track and Field Finals at Flivver Field. Eleven Kingsford girls advanced to the UP Finals on June 2 after Thursday’s MHSAA Division 1 regional. Six will be competing in four events. “The girls competed hard,” ...

Softball: Florence wins share of first NLC championship

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence earned a share of its first Northern Lakes Conference championship Thursday. When Three Lake and Laona-Wabeno split a doubleheader Thursday, that gave the Bobcats a share of the league title with an 8-2 record. “This is a great bunch of kids that gets better ...

Tennis: Kingsford shuts out Mountaineers

KINGSFORD — Kingsford pulled out a pair of three-set singles matches and blanked Iron Mountain 8-0 in tennis Thursday. The Flivvers (6-2-2), with No. 1 singles Brett Hicks ill and unable to play, took the opener with Nick McCole moving up to beat Ryan Hakamaki 6-1, 6-0. Kingsford ...

Springer, Schuls take Bobcats’ top athlete honors

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence High School’s athletes of the year are team leaders and versatile sophomores. Jenna Springer received the Ginny Ehrenreich Memorial for the top female athlete and Kaden Schuls accepted the David Wenzel Memorial for the premier male athletes. Only three-sport ...

WIAA: Softball, baseball regionals set

Softball FLORENCE, Wis. — Top-seeded Florence and No. 3 Niagara have regional first-round byes for the WIAA Division 5 softball tournament. The tournament opens Tuesday, May 22, with No. 8 Goodman-Pembine hosting No. 9 Green Bay NEW Lutheran. The winner travels to Florence on Wednesday, May ...

Florence softball: Bobcats belt Wolverines

FLORENCE, Wis. — Kendra Milan hit her fourth home run of the season and Florence drilled Crivitz 17-7 in a six-inning non-conference softball game Thursday. In the tune-up for next week’s regional tournament, Bobcats pitcher Kathleen Selden pitched into the sixth inning where Sydney ...

Fehr eager to continue soccer career at Lakeland

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s Bethany Fehr will continue her soccer career at Lakeland University. The senior recently signed a letter of intent to the Sheboygan, Wis., school. Collegiate soccer is just the next level for Fehr. “Growing up I've always played soccer, moving from ...

Four named Hometowne athletes of the month

IRON MOUNTAIN — Four athletes were chosen the male and female Hometowne athletes of the month for March and April. Iron Mountain’s Olivia Berutti, Kingsford’s Hunter Lindeman and Olivia Allen along with Niagara’s Josh Weber. Berutti, a track standout for the Mountaineers, has won ...

IM beats Marquette for league lead

KINGSFORD — A pair of second-half goals from Riley Poupore helped Iron Mountain beat Marquette 2-0 for control of the UP Soccer Conference. Poupore’s goals came from different types of offensive pressure the Mountaineers leveraged against Marquette throughout the game. Iron Mountain ...

Norway’s Anderson 2nd in Range Bank Invite

ISHPEMING — Norway’s boys placed third and Danae Anderson was the runner-up girls medalist in the Range Bank Invitational at Wawonowin Golf Course on Tuesday. Gladstone’s boys, 330, took team honors over Marquette 344, Norway 365, Westwood 374, Kingsford 381 and Negaunee 384. Medalist ...

Girls soccer: Gremlins edge Flivvers

HOUGHTON — A first-half goal held up as Houghton downed the shorthanded Kingsford Flivvers 1-0 in UP Soccer Conference play Tuesday. “This was a good soccer game,” said Coach Jon Lorenzoni, his Flivvers without the injured Carly Schneider, Bailey Lamoreaux and Lexi Roberge. “We played ...

Softball: Bobcats sweep Patriots

PEMBINE, Wis. — Florence spilled Goodman-Pembine, 14-1 and 15-1, in a Northern Lakes Conference softball doubleheader Tuesday. In the opener, Bobcats pitcher Sydney Tomczak permitted three hits with five strikeouts and four walks. Tomczak tripled in Florence’s 15-hit attack. Jenna ...

Badgers fall to Coleman for 2nd place in M&O

COLEMAN, Wis. — Niagara got off to a shaky start and Coleman reaped the rewards in a 14-3 win for the M&O Conference title Tuesday. The Badgers made two errors to start the game and the Cougars took the momentum and turned it into four runs on one hit. Niagara made four errors in the ...

Flivvs girls win Kingsford Invite

KINGSFORD — Dominating the Kingsford Invitational girls track meet for the third straight year has brightened the Flivvers’ hopes in the MHSAA Division 1 regional. “The girls ran hard and really well, and it showed in the number of personal records and meet results,” said Kingsford ...

Florence routs Patriots

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence broke into the win column Tuesday, erupting for 13 runs in the last three innings to beat Goodman-Pembine 18-7 in Northern Lakes Conference baseball at Red Johnson Field. Florence (2-8-1, 2-7) won the second game by forfeit when the Patriots’ roster dipped to ...

Kingsford battles Escanaba to 4-4 tie

KINGSFORD — Kingsford battled Escanaba to a 4-4 tie in boys tennis Tuesday. The Eskymos beat the Flivvers 7-1 last week. Kingsford No. 1 singles Brett Hicks downed Christer Carne 6-3, 7-5. Hicks was down 5-4 in the second set. “Brett showed a lot of heart,” said Flivver coach John ...

Softball: Badgers rout Wausaukee, 18-8

NIAGARA, Wis. — A shaky start didn’t slow Niagara in an 18-8 M&O Conference win over Wausaukee on Monday. The Badgers (5-4, 2-1) fell to a 3-0 deficit in the first inning. All of Wausaukee’s runs were unearned. “First inning we gave them three unearned, which will kill you,” ...

Iron Mountain’s Dick Allen to be inducted into NMU Hall of Fame

MARQUETTE – Richard “Dick” Allen, a former Iron Mountain High School superintendent and football coach, will be inducted into the Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame in September. The induction class of 2018 also includes Tim Jones, John LaPointe, Heather (Mizer) Sarnowski, ...