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Prep Football: Rapid River stuns Forest Park, 40-34

RAPID RIVER — Nate Olson completed a 19-yard touchdown pass to Sam Orth with 1:19 remaining to give Rapid River a 40-34 win over defending state champion Forest Park on Friday. Olson eluded a defender and scrambled out of the pocket to find Orth on fourth-and-10 from the Trojans’ ...

Mountaineers fall to Roscommon

ROSCOMMON — Roscommon thwarted Iron Mountain scoring drives and defeated the Mountaineers 22-7 in an MHSAA Division 7 football district final Friday. The Bucks (10-1) built a 14-0 lead in the first half. The Mountaineers (8-3) closed to 14-7 after Charlie Gerhard grabbed a 41-yard pass from ...

Volleyball: Calumet beats Norway for District 65 championship

NORWAY — It was Calumet's night. The Copper Kings held off Norway 3-1 for the Division 3 District 65 championship on Thursday. Calumet won the sets by scores of 25-13, 25-15, 21-25 and 25-13. The Copper Kings advance to play Manistique in the Region 17 semifinals in Marquette on ...

Volleyball: Carney ends Forest Park season

CARNEY — Forest Park’s improvement from the first days of the season to the end was evident in an MHSAA Division 4 District 99 volleyball semifinal. The Lady Trojans were thumped early in the season by eventual Skyline Central Conference champion Carney-Nadeau. Those same Wolves had a more ...

Volleyball: Carney-Nadeau sweeps Nordics for district title

CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau volleyball program has made another adjustment to its goals for the season. The Wolves who began the year with hopes of a strong conference season swept North Dickinson 3-0 (25-23, 25-7, 25-20) for the MHSAA Division 4 District 99 championship on ...

Football: This week’s playoff matchups

Here are this week's playoff football matchups including UP teams (all times EST) Friday, Nov. 2 Divison 7 Region 1 District 1 Iron Mountain (8-2) at Roscommon (9-1), 6 p.m. Last week: Iron Mountain beat Oscoda, 36-14. Roscommon beat Harbor Springs, 36-6. Divison 8 Region 1 District ...

Volleyball: Norway sweeps West Iron County

NORWAY — Norway hosts Calumet tonight for the Division 3 District 65 title. The Knights and Copper Kings beat West Iron County and Iron Mountain respectively for the chance at the district championship. The match begins at 6 p.m. CDT. Calumet took down Iron Mountain 3-1 before Norway ...

Nordics’ Borvan named SCC player of the year

Hard-hitting Sami Borvan of North Dickinson has been named the Skyline Central Conference Volleyball Player of the Year. Coaches met this week in Rapid River to determine the Skyline Central Conference stars. “Sami is our power hitter and go-to player,” Nordics coach Sandy Haustein said ...

North Dickinson’s Borvan gets 1,000th kill

FELCH — The Hammer brought it Wednesday in reaching a milestone during the MHSAA Division 4 District 99 volleyball semifinal. Senior floor captain Samantha Borvan, nicknamed the “Hammer” for her ferocious hitting, topped 1,000 career kills in North Dickinson’s 3-2 (25-11, 25-21, ...

Volleyball: Flivvers to host Gremlins on Friday

KINGSFORD — Kingsford will host Houghton at 5 p.m. Friday to settle the MHSAA Division 2 District 33 volleyball championship. The winner will face Sault Ste. Marie or Kingsley in a regional semifinal at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Manistique.

Bay College eyes women’s basketball season

ESCANABA – Bay College Norse women’s basketball team will look to build off the success of their first year. After posting a record of 14-11 a season ago, the Norse will look to a host of new faces as they try to improve on that mark. Rob Robinson, who takes over as the head coach of ...

Football: IM faces Roscommon for district crown

Iron Mountain's playoff journey goes through Roscommon this week. The Mountaineers (8-2) visit the small town near where US-75 and US-127 merge, just south of Grayling. Roscommon (9-1) is coming off a 36-6 win over Harbor Springs in last week's pre-district. The winner faces either Lake ...

Football: WIC faces Hematites in rematch

IRON RIVER — West Iron County will strive for perfection in Friday’s Division 8 football district final with unbeaten Ishpeming. Penalties crimped West Iron’s 28-8 pre-district win at Rogers City. Six flags helped Ishpeming stuff the Wykons 14-0 in an early October contest at Nelson ...

Volleyball: Nordics outlast Eagles, 3-2

FELCH — North Dickinson and unbeaten Skyline Central Conference champion Carney-Nadeau will meet tonight for the MHSAA Division 4 District 99 volleyball championship. In district semifinals Wednesday, North Dickinson outlasted Stephenson 3-2 (25-11, 25-21, 19-25, 24-26, 15-11) and Carney ...

Football: Trojans’ RB duo key to success so far, set for battle with Rockets

Forest Park won the eight-player Division 2 football state championship last year behind the one-two rushing tandem of Connor Bortolini and Peter Ropiak. The Trojans displayed another solid duo last week in beating North Central 36-24 in a regional semifinal. CJ Post rushed for 172 yards and ...

Volleyball: Flivvers rally to beat Braves in district opener

GLADSTONE — Mental toughness proved to be key for Kingsford in a volleyball district opening win over Gladstone Tuesday. The Flivvers won the match 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-16) after falling behind early and losing the first set. “Losing that first set didn’t hurt us,” Flivvers ...

Cross country: Bruce, Paupore named UP runners of the year

ISHPEMING — Gladstone senior Adam Bruce and Negaunee junior Emily Paupore had stellar cross country seasons and were rewarded for their efforts during the annual fall meeting of the Upper Peninsula Cross Country Coaches’ Association Thursday. Bruce was selected male Runner of the Year ...

Our Town Florence: Florence middle school student gains wrestling titles

FLORENCE, Wis. — What was Caitlyn Kelley’s summer like? Wrestling, wrestling and more wrestling. The Florence Middle School eighth-grader recently completed her first full freestyle season and is now preparing for folkstyle season. She competed individually and as part of the ...

Volleyball: Nordics sweep Hannahville

FELCH — North Dickinson rolled to an easy 3-0 sweep against Hannahville Indian School/Nah Tah Wahsh PSA in the MHSAA Division 4 district opener Monday. The Nordics won the sets by scores of 25-8, 25-12 and 25-5. North Dickinson hosts Stephenson at 6 p.m. Wednesday. “We only threw a ...

Volleyball: Forest Park sweeps North Central

POWERS — Forest Park dispatched North Central 3-0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-10) to open the MHSAA Division 4 District 99 volleyball tournament Monday. Now for the hard part: Skyline Central Conference champion Carney-Nadeau awaits Forest Park in the semifinals Wednesday. “They just did their ...