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Boys basketball: Foul trouble dooms Niagara in loss

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Foul trouble and turnovers doomed Niagara in a 46-34 loss in its M&O Conference opener against Wausaukee on Tuesday. The Badgers (2-1, 0-1) made 29 turnovers and committed 24 fouls in the loss. Three Niagara players fouled out. Niagara shot 12 of 49 for the ...

Kingsford’s Jordyn Kriegl (10) goes for a layup against Ishpeming on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Kingsford, Mich. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Girls basketball: Hematites edge Flivvers, 57-52

KINGSFORD — Mariah Austin's 22 points led Ishpeming to a 57-52 win over Kingsford on Monday. The Hematites came out of halftime and erased a two-point deficit to lead by as much as 11 points. The Flivvers' shooting went cold in the second half and couldn't find a way to make Ishpeming ...

Boys basketball: Jets win opener, extend streak

POWERS — North Central relied on its depth and a solid second half to defeat the Stephenson boys’ basketball team 71-50 Monday in the season opener. Ten players scored for the Jets, led by Noah Gorzinski’s 17 points and Austin Poupore’s 15 points as North Central won its 84th straight ...

Girls basketball: Niagara beats Lena

LENA, Wis. — Niagara weathered early foul trouble to down Lena 68-42 in M&O Conference play Monday. The unbeaten Badgers (4-0, 3-0) had three players in foul trouble in the first half, according to coach Karl Lamoreaux. “We suffered a lot of foul trouble and overcame it,” ...

Boys basketball: Forest Park downs Mid Peninsula

ST. NICHOLAS — Forest Park found the range from outside and the Mid Peninsula boys struggled to come up with an answer in the first half as they dropped a season-opening 58-41 basketball decision to the Trojans. “I wasn’t sure how we would come out of the gates with just five ...

Doll powers Muskies

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Maddy Doll, a senior from Florence, scored a career-best 21 points and the Lakeland University women’s basketball team shut down Milwaukee School of Engineering 56-33 Saturday at the Moose & Dona Woltzen Gymnasium. Doll made 9 of 12 shots from the field and topped ...

Kingsford checks Westwood

KINGSFORD — Kingsford held Westwood to 14 points in the second half and rallied for a 45-40 victory in non-conference girls basketball Friday. Brooke Kriegl led the Flivvers with 16 points and Olivia Allen scored 10. Westwood led by as many as 14 in the first half and carried a 26-18 ...

Flivvs strike gold in Westwood meet

ISHPEMING — Kingsford High School swimmers earned two gold medals in the Westwood Relays on Saturday. “Both the girls and boys teams swam really well for being early in the season,” said Flivvers coach Jim Lindstrom. “I was really pleased at the team work and effort. They are starting ...

Tough schedule awaits WIC

IRON RIVER — West Iron County’s difficult boys basketball schedule begins tonight at Westwood. Westwood stunned the Wykons in last year’s district semifinals at Charles Greenlund Gymnasium. They travel to Forest Park on Monday, Dec. 11, for their second non-conference test. West PAC ...

Trojans worked in off-season

CRYSTAL FALLS — Michigan’s Eight-Player Division 2 state football champions didn’t slack off when it came to basketball preparation. “I feel the team put in a lot of off season work,” said Trojans coach Chris Nocerini. “They played together all summer. Definitely can’t say they ...

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Iron Mountain’s Marcus Johnson drives on North Dickinson in a game last season.

Mountaineers seek extended March run

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s boys basketball regular season schedule ends on Feb. 27. The Mountaineers are assured of at least one game in March, a district test in their own gym. They’d like more. “Winning the conference is a goal, but more importantly we want to play as much ...

Last season inspires Flivvers

KINGSFORD — Kingsford has a head start on the rest of the UP boys basketball teams. The Flivvers have been gearing up for this campaign after struggling in 2017 with 2-19 (overall) and 0-8 (Great Northern Conference) marks. They beat Westwood in the regular season and Houghton in the ...

West Iron County’s Eden Golliher (35) shoots against Norway on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Norway, Mich. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Girls basketball: West Iron County controls Norway in 66-28 win

NORWAY — West Iron County took control early and held on for a convincing 66-28 non-conference win against Norway on Friday. Sophomore point guard Anna Malmquist helped the Wykons (2-0) to a 10-1 run off the tipoff — she had six of those points. She finished with a game-high 15 points. ...

Girls basketball: Badgers win 3rd straight

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara won its third straight girls basketball game, overwhelming Suring 57-27 in M & O Conference action Friday. “We moved the ball very well, shot well and played good, team defense,” said Badgers coach Karl Lamoreaux. Cassie Gill and Ki’Ercidy Hannah each ...

Forest Park's Maddie Scarlassara (14) attempts to dribble around Bark River-Harris' Hailee Demers on Friday in Harris. (Mike Mattson /The Daily Press)

Girls basketball: Trojans fall to Broncos, 53-41

HARRIS — Pressure defense and varsity experience paid off for the Bark River-Harris girls’ basketball team Friday night. The Broncos forced some early turnovers and relied on their veterans to defeat visiting Forest Park 53-41 in Skyline Central Conference action. BR-H (1-1) also used a ...

Kingsford's TJ Burke takes a shot against Jeffers on Thursday in Iron Mountain. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Hockey: Flivvers’ offense rolls in win over Jeffers

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford out-dueled Jeffers in a physical battle with a 7-5 win on Thursday. Nine different Flivvers players tallied a point — the third time the Flivvers have done that in three games. Kingsford (3-0) has scored 25 goals in the first nine periods of the season to start ...

Boys basketball: Niagara sinks Goodman-Pembine, 55-43

GOODMAN, Wis. — The Niagara Badgers bounced Goodman-Pembine 55-43 in non-conference action on Thursday. Austin Hagerty had a game-high 19 points for Niagara (2-0). The Badgers held a 29-20 halftime lead. “We played really good first half. We played pretty well,” Niagara head coach ...

Goodman-Pembine's Katelyn Morrison (21) drives against Elcho on Thursday in Pembine, Wis. Morrison had a game-high 26 points in the Patriots' 56-33 loss. (Theresa Proudfit/The Daily News)

Girls basketball: Elcho beats Patriots, 56-33

PEMBINE, Wis. — Jessica Slowik dropped 25 points to help Elcho down Goodman-Pembine 56-33 on Thursday. Katelyn Morrison scored a game-high 26 points for the Patriots (0-3), but didn’t have much scoring help. Three teammates combined for seven points. “The G-P girls worked hard ...

Boys basketball: With core group gone, Jets still expect big things

POWERS — It’s a new season, but the expectations at North Central haven't changed. Despite the graduation of an all-time senior class, North Central coach Adam Mercier said the Jets and their team approach will continue with the quest for excellence from day one. "We will never replace ...

Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor runs past Michigan's Josh Metellus on Nov. 18 in Madison, Wis. Taylor's most important carry of the year may have come before No. 3 Wisconsin took a regular-season snap. Second week of training camp. Taylor busted through tackles on what would become the nation's best defense. It was a sign of things to come for the freshman running back. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Badgers star Taylor on verge of freshman rushing mark

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor's most important carry of the year may have come before No. 3 Wisconsin took a regular-season snap. The setting: a scrimmage in the second week of training camp. Taylor busted through what would become one of the nation's best defenses for a big ...