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Kingsford's Luke Terrian (23) takes a shot over Iron Mountain's Tony Feira (32) and Foster Wonders (00) on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Kingsford, Mich. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Boys basketball: Iron Mountain holds on to edge Flivvers

IRON MOUNTAIN — Again, critical free-throw shooting in the fourth quarter by Iron Mountain was enough to avoid its first loss of the season. The Mountaineers (16-0) were 8 of 10 in the fourth quarter to hold off Kingsford 63-54 on Tuesday. Iron Mountain was ahead by three with a minute to ...

Norway's Jaclyn Bal defends Munising's Kelsea Ackerman on Tuesday in Norway. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Girls basketball: Munising takes down Norway

NORWAY — Top-ranked Munising needed a strong fourth quarter to put away Norway 61-41 in Skyline Central Conference action Tuesday. The Mustangs, No. 1 among UP Class D teams, carried a 43-33 lead into the fourth quarter. Kianne Wendt scored a game-high 27 points. “It’s a night and day ...

Escanaba's Grant LaMarche (5) chases Kingsford's David Brule (23) on Tuesday in Iron Mountain. (Theresa Proudfit/The Daily News)

Hockey: Bociek, Flivvers beat Escanaba in OT, 3-2

IRON MOUNTAIN — Trey Bociek’s power play goal in overtime lifted Kingsford past Escanaba 3-2 in high school hockey Tuesday at Mountain View Ice Arena. The Flivvers (16-6-1) trailed 1-0 heading into the third period. Grant Wickham scored a pair of power play goals for the Eskymos ...

North Dickinson’s JuliAnn Wickman drives to the basket against North Central on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Felch, Mich. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Nordics answer coach’s request

FELCH - North Dickinson took control in the first quarter and never relinquished momentum in a 60-45 Skyline Central Conference win over North Central on Monday. The Nordics (8-9, 4-4) took a 9-1 lead in the opening minutes and led 38-20 at halftime. JuliAnn Wickman led North Dickinson with ...

Mountaineers to host wrestling regional

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s third straight MHSAA Division 3 district wrestling title resulted in another regional match with Gladstone. The Mountaineers (8-8) will host the Mid-Peninsula Conference champion Braves at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Iron Mountain High School gym. The other ...

Lakeland streak over

AURORA, Ill. – Lakeland University women’s basketball team and its winning streak met their match Saturday, falling to red-hot Aurora University 87-54. The Muskies (15-8 overall, 12-6 NACC) saw their seven-game streak snapped by an Aurora team that has won five in a row and clinched the ...

Jacobson’s hard work brings results

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Credit hard work for Lakeland University junior Miranda Jacobson earning Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference women’s basketball player of the week. The former North Dickinson County School star from Felch had five straight double-doubles during the Muskies’ ...

Broncos throw Knights

NORWAY — Bark River-Harris, behind Sierra Debelak’s 20 points, downed Norway 68-28 in Skyline Central Conference girls basketball Monday. The Knights (5-12, 3-5) trailed 22-10 after the first quarter. Norway Coach Joe Tinti cited turnovers and missed lay-ups for the early ...

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Nita Englund, a Florence High School graduate from Spread Eagle, Wis., soars through the air during training for the women’s normal hill individual ski jumping Sunday. After the first round of jumps Monday, five athletes were cut from contention including Englund.

Lundby carries dominant World Cup form to gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — After dominating the ski jumping World Cup this season, Maren Lundby wasn't about to be denied on the sport's biggest stage. The 23-year-old Norwegian overcame frigid temperatures Monday to win the women's ski jumping normal hill gold medal at the Pyeongchang ...

Mountaineers drill Emeralds

IRON MOUNTAIN — Riley Poupore’s 22 points and 11 rebounds powered Iron Mountain past Manistique 55-22 in Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball Monday. Poupore shot 11 of 15 from the floor. Iron Mountain hit 24 of 50 field goals including five of 11 three-pointers. The Mountaineers ...

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Kingsford’s Jordyn Kriegl (10) and Brooke Kriegl (11) chase down the ball in Monday’s Great Northern Conference game at Menominee.

Flivver 3s spill Maroons

MENOMINEE — Early pressure and 3-point shooting led the Kingsford Flivvers to a 60-48 Great Northern Conference girls basketball win over Menominee Monday. The Flivvers (8-8, 2-4) knocked down seven 3s in the first half . “We hit some shots early in the game,” Kingsford coach Mike ...

West Iron wins defensive duel

IRON RIVER — West Iron County recovered from a slow start and defeated Hancock 38-31 in West PAC girls basketball Monday at Charles Greenlund Gymnasium. The Wykons (14-2, 4-2) trailed 6-2 after the first quarter but bounced back for a 12-12 halftime draw. WIC’s Eden Golliher scored 11 of ...

Trojans handle Bobcats

CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park snapped a three-game losing streak Monday by beating Florence 62-41 in non-conference girls basketball at Eddie Chambers Gymnasium. The Lady Trojans (8-9), with three players scoring in double figures, built a 31-18 halftime lead, “We shared the ball real ...

About 15,000 attend Saturday competition

IRON MOUNTAIN — Upwards of 15,000 people attended the 2018 Pine Mountain Continental Cup ski jumping competition on Saturday in optimal weather. The Saturday crowd was an approximate match to when the Kiwanis Ski Club hosted a World Cup competition in 2000, club member Susie Fox ...

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Former Forest Park star Lexi Gussert embraces Michigan State teammate Taryn McCutcheon after the Spartans defeated Michigan on Sunday in East Lansing.

Gussert leads MSU over Michigan

EAST LANSING (AP) — Former Forest Park star Lexi Gussert was on a mission from the moment she woke up, focusing on helping Michigan State get revenge. Gussert scored 11 of her 14 points in the first half to help the Spartans build a double-digit lead and they held on to beat No. 21 Michigan ...

Kingsford's Nick Saari takes a shot against Ashland on Saturday in Iron Mountain. (Adam Niemi/The Daily News)

Hockey: Kingsford routs Ashland

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford scored early and often in an 8-0 rout over Ashland on Saturday. The Flivvers piled four girls in the first and second periods, invoking the mercy rule which ended the game after the second period. Kingsford (14-6-1) scored its final three goals in the last minute ...

Girls basketball: Niagara hosts Phelps in WIAA tourney

NIAGARA, Wis. — Fourth-seeded Niagara will host Phelps to open the WIAA Division 5 regional tournament. The Badgers (15-5) and No. 13 Phelps (3-15), winless in the Northern Lakes Conference, will meet Tuesday, Feb. 20. Start time is 7 p.m. The Niagara-Phelps winner will meet No. 5 Gillett ...

IM, Flivv wrestlers qualify for MHSAA Div. 3 regional tourney

GRAYLING — Three wrestlers from Kingsford and Iron Mountain qualified for the MHSAA Division 3 individual regional wrestling tournament at Kalkaska. Flivvers’ Trevor Povolo finished finished second at 152 while teammate Eddie Cardew was third at heavyweight in the district tournament ...

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Granerud wins Sunday’s competition at Pine Mountain

Halvor Egner Granerud of Norway, above, took first place in Sunday afternoon's Bellin Health Continental Cup at Pine Mountain. Anze Lanisek of Slovenia placed second and Saturday's winner, Marius Lindvik of Norway, finished third. For more ski jumping coverage please see Monday's Daily ...

Norway’s Kody Hendricks, left, puts up a shot as Iron Mountain’s Charlie Gerhard defends on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Iron Mountain, Mich. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Boys basketball: Iron Mountain holds off Norway rally to win

NORWAY — Iron Mountain thwarted a fourth-quarter rally by Norway in a 58-53 non-conference win on Friday. Norway, down 11 points in the third quarter, made it a three-point game with a minute remaining in the game. Marcus Johnson made 2 of 3 free throws in the final minute to break the ...