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Football: IM set to host Gremlins in first-ever matchup

It's a matchup that's never happened. That’ll change Friday. Iron Mountain hosts Houghton in its home opener for the first-ever football game between the schools. So it's not surprising that there's not much Mountaineers head coach Robin Marttila deduced about the Gremlins after just ...

Wykons girls 2nd at North Central Invitational

WILSON — Nobody could catch Adam Bruce in Wednesday’s North Central Invitational cross country meet as he cruised through the hilly 3.1-mile course on the Gorzinski farm property in 16 minutes, 48 seconds. The Gladstone senior was followed by freshman teammate Giovanni Mathews (18:30) and ...

Volleyball: IM holds off Norway with 3-1 win

NORWAY — Iron Mountain pulled out a 3-1 win over Norway in a non-conference volleyball matchup Tuesday. The Mountaineers took the first, third and fourth sets by scores of 25-19, 25-14 and 25-22. Norway won the second set 25-20. “For both teams, most of the mistakes came on serves. ...

Tennis: Wykons blank Mountaineers, 8-0

IRON MOUNTAIN — West Iron County ended a 12-day layoff Tuesday by beating Iron Mountain 8-0 in girls tennis Tuesday at Amos Marston Eastside Courts. “This was a good match to get in as we have not had a match date since the Westwood Invite (Aug 23) because of cancellations and schedule ...

Volleyball: Kingsford rallies from 2 sets down to beat Esky

ESCANABA — Kingsford battled back from two sets down with a strong team finish to beat Escanaba in five sets 13-25, 23-25,25-22, 25-14, 15-8 Tuesday night in a steamy Escanaba High School gymnasium. Both teams felt the warm conditions during the two-hour match between the Great Northern ...

Volleyball: Niagara beats STAA for 1st M&O win

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara broke into the M&O Conference volleyball win column Tuesday. The Badgers (4-11, 1-3), led by sophomore Alyssa Cretton’s nine kills, spilled St. Thomas Aquinas Academy 3-0 (25-12, 25-11, 25-15). “I thought we played well,” said Niagara coach Carol St. ...

Baseball: Squatches repeat as UP Hardball Classic champions

IRON MOUNTAIN — Fox Cities put up two runs in the first and held off Langsdorf 3-2 to repeat as champions of the 48th annual UP Hardball Classic on Monday. It's Fox Cities' seventh UP Hardball Classic championship in eight years. Langsdorf won it in 2016. "Early on, their pitcher was ...

Kralovetz captures 4th straight late model title

NORWAY — Bonduel's Dillon Kralovetz may have finished second to Menominee's Dalton Zehr in Sunday’s 100-lap late model feature during the Dickinson County Fair at Norway Speedway. But the second-generation driver made Norway Speedway history by winning his fourth straight Coca-Cola late ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Badgers to cheer on former star

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Former Niagara High School volleyball star Shelby Borchardt will have her own cheering section this weekend for the Milwaukee School of Engineering Invite. This year’s Niagara team, coached by Carol St. Arnauld and Shelby’s mom Christie, will travel to Milwaukee for ...

Packers keep eight receivers on roster

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are keeping more quarterbacks than running backs on their season-opening roster. Undrafted free agent Tim Boyle made the roster as the third quarterback behind starter Aaron Rodgers and backup DeShone Kizer. Green Bay’s initial 53-man roster ...

Lions shooting for first win in postseason since 1992

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions made some renovations in and around their locker room perhaps trying to turn some little changes into big ones that really matter under Matt Patricia . The Lions gave Patricia, the former New England defensive coordinator, his first head coaching job ...

Graham gives Rodgers a tall option in red zone

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have a new threat in the red zone. Six-foot-7 tight end Jimmy Graham sure does provide an intriguing target for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The Packers’ prized offseason free agent acquisition is showing the kind of athleticism that the ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Mariucci has answer for preseason

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Exasperated with watching four meaningless NFL preseason games? Peter King of “Football Morning In America” say Iron Mountain’s Steve Mariucci has got the right idea. The NFL Network analyst and former NFL coach wants to see two exhibition games and two controlled ...

Golf: Oak Crest wraps up men’s league season

NORWAY — Forward Financial Monday Night Golf League has concluded for the 2018 season at Oak Crest Golf Course. Brian Jennings and Bob Stone took Division A honors with 46.5 points. Mike Solda shot a two-under par 34 for medalist. In Division B, Mark Teske and Mark Teske Jr. captured ...

Girls Tennis: Flivvers fall to Maroons

MENOMINEE — Kingsford, back in action after a week lay-off, bowed to Menominee 5-3 in girls tennis. “We finally had a break this week from our streak of matches and could get some practice in, so that was a nice change of pace,” said Kingsford Coach Sarah Massie. “Despite school ...

Norway Speedway: Kralovetz eyes another track title

NORWAY — Dillion Kralovetz of Bonduel, Wis., seeks a record fourth straight late model track championship this weekend at Norway Speedway. The Bonduel driver wraps up the season Sunday. Racing was also held Friday. Kralovetz along with the late Bob Iverson of Escanaba (1980-1982) and ...

Football: Norway wears down Mustangs in win

NORWAY — Norway broke a stalemate in the third quarter in a 34-8 win against Munising on Friday. Munising's Mason Schieding returned a kickoff 82 yards to give the Mustangs an 8-7 lead in the first quarter. Both teams matched each other until Norway sprung to life with 20 points in the ...

Football: Kingsford falls flat in 35-0 loss

LOMIRA, Wis. — Defending state champion St. Mary’s Springs shut out Kingsford 35-0 in non-conference football Friday. The Flivvers (0-2) managed just 84 yards total offense while the Ledgers (3-0) tallied 373. With the game moved from Fond du Lac’s flooded Fruth Field to the ...