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Knights nip Rockets in final seconds

RAPID RIVER — Nathan Paulitch’s basket with 11 seconds left in the game lifted Norway past Rapid River 45-43 in boys basketball. The Knights (1-1) trailed in the fourth quarter after leading 35-29 after three quarters. Norway Coach Jeff Gallino said a Paulitch steal and an ensuing ...

ScuttleBu(r)t … Mariucci surprised by Packer move

Iron Mountain’s Steve Mariucci, who knows something about getting the axe from NFL head coaching positions, was surprised that Mike McCarthy didn’t survive the entire season with the Packers. “Kind of a crazy day in Green Bay, to be quite honest with you,” said Mariucci, a guest ...

Bucks blow out Pistons

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The formula for success in Milwaukee doesn’t always have to revolve around the high-scoring duo of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. Eric Bledsoe matched his season high with 27 points and Antetokounmpo added 15 as the Bucks rolled to a 115-92 victory over the ...

Northern Lights YMCA swimmers capture Green Bay division honors

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Northern Lights YMCA Swim Team was among the more than 330 swimmers in the Green Bay Sprint meet. Twenty-four NLY swimmers competed in five events — four over 50 yards and one in 100 freestyle. In the age 11-12 division, NLY’s Adelaide McRoberts took first place ...

IMHS excited to start season

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Mountaineers are excited about this year’s high school wrestling season. “This will be an exciting year for us,” said Iron Mountain Coach Cory McLaren. “We are back in Division 4 where we belong. “With 14 on the roster and the possibility of fielding a full ...

Michigan State back will enter NFL draft

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State running back LJ Scott says he will enter the NFL draft after this season. Scott, a senior, injured his ankle in September and has played in only four games this year. Coach Mark Dantonio said last month that Scott would redshirt , but Scott said on social ...

Flivvers honored

Kingsford High School Photo Kingsford High School boys basketball head coach Dan Olkkonen along with senior players Tyler Beauchamp, left, and Luke Terrian hold the Basketball Coaches of Michigan’s sportsmanship award banner. The award, sponsored by Pure Sweat Basketball, recognizes the ...

Youth Hockey: DAHA mBank Squirts in shutout

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson Amateur Hockey Association’s mBank Squirts, led by goalie Aubrie Moore, blanked the Iron River Ice Hawks 8-0 in the second game of a doubleheader. The age 10U teams skated to a 4-4 tie in the opener. Coach Lance Doenier was pleased with the team’s ...

Boys basketball: Johnson scores 1,000th point in IM’s win over Emeralds

IRON MOUNTAIN — Marcus Johnson scored his 1,000th career point in 52nd career varsity game to help Iron Mountain rout Manistique 77-48 on Tuesday. Johnson reached the milestone in the final minute before halftime with a free throw. His father and head coach Bucky Johnson substituted him ...

Boys basketball: Kingsford rallies past Houghton

KINGSFORD — Kingsford rolled past Houghton 59-42 in a Division 2 boys basketball district matchup Tuesday. The Flivvers (2-0) and Gremlins meet three times this season. The next regular season meeting is Feb. 14 at Houghton and clash again Feb. 25 in a district opener at ...

Girls basketball roundup: Ledzian, Clark lead Nordics in dominant win

REPUBLIC — Skye Ledzian and Hannah Clark each posted double-doubles as North Dickinson opened the girls basketball season Tuesday by beating Republic-Michigamme 65-31. Ledzian had 14 points and 10 rebounds while Clark added 12 points and 11 rebounds. Briana Smith and Ashton Hord had 11 ...

Boys basketball: Niagara drops M&O matchup to Wausaukee

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara fell to Wausaukee 61-48 in the M&O Conference boys basketball opener Tuesday. Tristan DeJardin’s 15 second-half points led the Badgers (0-3, 0-1), who trailed 30-16 at halftime. “We played much better in the second half,” said Niagara head coach Jim ...

Hockey: Kingsford falls in OT to Gremlins

IRON MOUNTAIN — Seth Francois scored halfway through overtime to complete Houghton’s comeback in a 4-3 win on Tuesday. The Gremlins scored a goal in each period after facing a two-goal deficit in the first period. Kingsford’s Eamonn Weed put up the first goal on the power-play with ...

Girls basketball: Wykons win opener over IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — West Iron County snuffed Iron Mountain’s home opener with a 60-37 West PAC rout on Monday. The Wykons (1-0) were led by Eden Golliher’s 24 points, coming mostly from the inside along with a 3-pointer. Anna Malmquist added 16 points and Emily Nelson had 10. West Iron ...

Girls Basketball: Flivvers start slow, finish strong

ISHPEMING — Kingsford High School senior Olivia Allen and junior Brooke Kriegl combined for 32 points while a cold-shooting and foul-laded second quarter for the Ishpeming High School varsity girls basketball team propelled the Flivvers passed the Hematites 56-45 in a season-opening ...

Boys Basketball: Patriots spill Wykons

ISHPEMING — The Westwood High School boys varsity basketball team found itself back in the win column Monday night with a 53-31 victory over West Iron County at the Patriots’ gym. Westwood is now 2-1 on the season after senior guard Nathan Beckman led the way with a 14-point performance. ...

NLY swimmers first at Green Bay ‘Sprint’

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Northern Lights YMCA Swim Team was among the more than 330 swimmers in the Green Bay Sprint meet. Twenty-four NLY swimmers competed in five events — four over 50 yards and one in 100 freestyle. In the age 11-12 division, NLY’s Adelaide McRoberts took first place ...

Boys basketball: Trojans beat Mid Peninsula

CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park, led by Tommy Showers’ 16 points and 12 rebounds, downed Mid Peninsula 67-33 in Skyline Central Conference boys basketball Monday at Eddie Chambers Gymnasium. “The kids did a good job for the most part,” said Trojans coach Chris Nocerini. “We came out ...

Girls basketball: Gill, Badgers rout Lena 56-36

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara held Lena to 11 first-half points and defeated the Wildcats 56-36 in M&O Conference girls basketball Monday. The Badgers (3-1, 2-1), playing a zone defense, held a 21-11 halftime advantage. “I’ve pushed the girls to play better defense,” said Badgers ...

Swimming: Flivvers chalk up relay firsts

ISHPEMING — Kingsford’s girls took four firsts in the Westwood Relays high school swim meet Saturday. “We did very well,” said Kingsford Coach Jim Lindstrom of the relays-only meet with seven events each for the boys and girls and two mixed relays. The Flivver girls had firsts in the ...