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Iron Mountain’s Thomas Armbrust wraps up Kingsford’s Eddie Cardew in a 285-pound match Wednesday during the MHSAA Division 3 team district. Armbrust outlasted Cardew 13-9 and the Mountaineers defeated the Flivvers 39-24 for the team title.

No tie this time

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain and Kingsford needed the ninth criteria to settle a draw in December. That wasn’t necessary Wednesday in the MHSAA Division 3 District 165 wrestling finals. The Mountaineers won a pair of pivotal matches in the upper weights and defeated the Flivvers 39-24 ...

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Iron Mountain’s Thomas Armbrust wraps up Kingsford’s Eddie Cardew in a 285-pound match Wednesday during the MHSAA Division 3 team district. Armbrust outlasted Cardew 13-9 and the Mountaineers defeated the Flivvers 39-24 for the team title.

No tie this time for IM-K wrestlers

By BURT ANGELI Sports Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain and Kingsford needed the ninth criteria to settle a draw from December. That wasn’t necessary Wednesday in the MHSAA Division 3 District 165 wrestling finals. The Mountaineers won a pair of pivotal matches in the upper weights ...

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Michigan Tech taps Kingsford, Norway

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford’s Liam Gayan and Norway’s Micah Wilson will continue their football careers at Michigan Tech University. Gayan and Wilson were among 20 student-athletes signing national letters of intent on Wednesday to join the Huskies for the 2018 season. Six of the players ...

Trojans’ Bortolini picks FU

HANCOCK — Finlandia University’s first recruiting class under new head football coach Rob Boss has drawn 11 UP players. “The state of Michigan, especially the Upper Peninsula has been a focus of ours as a staff and university,” Boss said Wednesday. “We couldn’t be more excited ...

North Central’s Trenton Schaff pulls up for a 3-point shot against Rapid River during the third quarter Wednesday in Powers. Referee Jerry Reddinger looks on.
(Avery Bundgaard, Daily Press Photo)

Rapid River repels North Central rally

POWERS — It was a big-game atmosphere Wednesday night as the Rapid River boys’ basketball team held off a North Central fourth- quarter comeback to pull out a 64-56 Skyline Central Conference victory. The Rockets (11-1) were hot from the 3-point line shooting 10-for-22 (45 percent) ...

Matt Patricia is introduced as the new head coach of the Detroit Lions on Wednesday.

Lions hope Patricia ends their search for a winner

ALLEN PARK (AP) — Matt Patricia’s unlikely path to becoming an NFL coach began with his buddies, setting up miniature players on a vibrating, metal field for fierce games of electric football. “I knew at a very young age the strategic part of the game was something that I just loved,” ...

Huskers’ Frost due for break after wrapping up top-25 class

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Scott Frost and his assistant coaches are about to get a well-deserved break. Signing day marked the end of the two-month whirlwind that followed their hiring at Nebraska. Part of time they spent preparing for and coaching Central Florida in its Peach Bowl win over ...

Iron Mountain High School graduate Todd Penegor, right, poses for a photo with actor-comedian Bill Murray at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

ScuttleBu(r)t … Mountaineer playing Pebble Beach pro-am

Todd Penegor chewed up Pine Grove Country Club during his Iron Mountain High School golf days. He moves to a bigger venue this week for the AT&T Pebble Beach (Calif.) Pro-Am golf tournament. “This was the chance of a lifetime (to play in this tournament),” Penegor told his parents, ...

Knights deal with problems

IRON MOUNTAIN — After rescheduling twice, Norway High School ski team finally completed its race at Pine Mountain. It wasn’t without drama, though. The co-op with Norway, Iron Mountain and Kingsford missed some athletes because of school obligations — Nick Haferkorn in morning ...

DAHA mBank sweeps IR; Edward Jones eyes district

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson Amateur Hockey Association’s mBank Squirts swept Iron River 9-1 and 6-0. DAHA mBank also split with Marquette, losing the first game 3-1 and losing the second 3-2. “Coaches are very proud of their team and the incredible effort that they all did together,” ...

Wintry weather didn’t stop runners Saturday in the Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency’s (DICSA) Frosty 5K & Merry Mile at Iron Mountain Senior Center.

Winter weather doesn’t stop runners

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kristi Olson of Norway and Michael Kulas of Iron Mountain won the Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency’s (DICSA) Frosty 5K & Merry Mile on Saturday. The event, which took place at the Iron Mountain Senior Center, was a fundraiser for DICSA’s “Walk for ...

Kingsford's Eli Langston (7) looks for a shot against Negaunee goaltender Nolan Corwin on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Iron Mountain, Mich. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Hockey: Flivvers crush Negaunee, 9-1

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford dominated Negaunee in a 9-1 win on Tuesday. The Flivvers (13-6-1) were powered by seven first period goals. They triggered a running clock in the second period. Daunte Fortner tallied a hat trick and an assist in the win. Kingsford’s goal five minutes into ...

Boys basketball: Wykons escape with win over Flivvs

IRON RIVER — Tyler Beauchamp grabbed the inbound pass and went up for a shot against West Iron on Tuesday. The ball went in and the whistle blew for a foul. The ref waved off the shot, upsetting Kingsford’s bench. West Iron (6-6) got the ball and Neil Tomasoski put up a buzzer-beater to ...

Iron Mountain’s Saylor Swartout, left, drives to the basket against Westwood on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Iron Mountain, Mich. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Girls basketball: Iron Mountain rallies to beat Westwood, 60-51

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain overcame a first-half deficit and piled on 23 points in the third quarter to beat Westwood 60-51 in Mid-Peninsula Conference action Tuesday. Westwood and Iron Mountain traded points in the first quarter before the Patriots took control early in the second ...

Kingsford's Maddie Koski and Escanaba's Madison Griffin (34) battle for the ball in Tuesday's Great Northern Conference game. (Burt Angeli/The Daily News)

Girls basketball: Flivvers fall to Eskymos, 60-54

KINGSFORD — Escanaba reverted to form in the fourth quarter and held off Kingsford 60-54 in Great Northern Conference girls basketball Tuesday. The Eskymos snapped a 54-54 deadlock in the final minute with a Lexi Chaillier field goal along with two free throws each from Savannah Barron and ...

Flivver fan hits lucky shot for big bucks

ScuttleBu(r)t ... In a classic case of beginner’s luck, Kingsford High School sophomore Lexi Roberge won $280 last week in a puck-shooting contest during the Flivvers’ game at Escanaba. Lexi had her number drawn for a chance to shoot two pucks into a four-inch hole over the hockey goal. ...

Girls basketball: Nelson, Golliher lead WIC in win

IRON RIVER — Sophomores Emily Nelson and Eden Golliher combined for 35 points as West Iron County defeated L’Anse 71-40 in West PAC girls basketball Monday at Charles Greenlund Gymnasium. The 6-foot-1 Nelson scored eight of her game-high 21 points in the first quarter when the Wykons took ...

Girls basketball: North Central beats Carney

POWERS — North Central switched its defense, hit some shots and rolled in the second half in a 55-41 win Monday against visiting rival Carney-Nadeau. “We changed our defense and got some turnovers on them,” Jets’ coach Lee Vincent said. “We hit four 3-pointers in the third quarter. ...