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Little League: Niagara sign-up dates set

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara Area Little League will conduct baseball and softball registration Saturday, Feb. 9, and Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Niagara High School cafeteria. Niagara Area Little League will field softball teams for ages 7-9, 10-12 and 13-16; baseball for ages 7-8, 9-10 and ...

Women’s Basketball: Jacobson explodes for 36 points

MEQUON, Wis. – Led by a career performance by Miranda Jacobson, Lakeland University rallied from a nine-point deficit at the end of regulation and then finished overtime on another run to defeat Concordia University Wisconsin 89-81 in an important Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference ...

Swimming: Flivvers’ Johnson breaks more records

HOUGHTON — Kingsford’s Peyton Johnson broke team and pool 100-yard backstroke records Friday in a dual swim meet with Houghton. Johnson posted a 100 backstroke time of 59.51 to erase the pool standard of 1:07. The Flivver senior also won the 200 IM (2:18.29). Kingsford’s girls captured ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Little rest for former Jets star

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Former North Central star Dawson Bilski has been an iron man for the Michigan Tech men’s basketball team. Bilski leads the Huskies in scoring (13.4 points per game) and minutes played (34 per game). “Dawson is having a great year,” said former Jets coach Adam ...

Bowling: Lady Mountaineers clinch league crown

ISHPEMING — Despite being handed its first loss of the season, Iron Mountain High School bowling team clinched the Upper Peninsula Bowling Conference title Saturday at River Rock Lanes. Both the Lady Mountaineers and Escanaba finished with 8-1 records. But Iron Mountain won the tie breaker ...

Boys basketball: Flivvers score go-ahead bucket with 3 seconds left, beat Esky

KINGSFORD — Kingsford scored a late go-ahead bucket off a turnover to stun Escanaba 60-58 in a Great Northern Conference game on Friday. Escanaba grabbed a 58-56 lead off a Kingsford turnover with 20 seconds to go. Out of a timeout with 11 seconds to go, Luke Terrian was fouled on a drive ...

Snowboardcross: Dierdorff’s hard work pays off in World title

SOLITUDE MOUNTAIN, Utah — Mick Dierdorff earned his first top-level international competition victory Friday, winning the snowboardcross title at the 2019 FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships at Solitude Mountain Resort. “I don’t even know where my emotions are right ...

Women’s Basketball: Jacobson posts 2nd triple-double

MILWAUKEE – There’s been two triple-doubles in the history of Lakeland University women’s basketball. And Miranda Jacobson has both of them, The former North Dickinson star recorded her second career triple-double Thursday when Lakeland erased a double-digit deficit to beat Milwaukee ...

Boys Basketball: Bobcats sink Lakers

WHITE LAKE, Wis. — Florence rolled past White Lake 91-22 in Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball Friday. “It was good to get everybody playing time,” said Coach Bryan Bomberg, whose Bobcats were up 56-13 at halftime. Riley Hixon led the Bobcats with 24 points. Evan Beaster had 16 ...

Boys basketball: Norway falls to Stephenson

NORWAY — Stephenson rallied in the second half to sink Norway 61-51 in Skyline Central Conference action Friday. The Knights (4-8, 2-3) jumped out to a 21-13 lead in the first quarter and 32-29 at halftime. “We came out and played much harder than we did in our previous game,” said ...

Boys basketball: IM beats Ishpeming

ISHPEMING — A strong fourth quarter lifted undefeated Iron Mountain to a 62-52 win over Ishpeming in Mid Peninsula Conference action Friday. Marcus Johnson scored 27 points and Foster Wonders added 21 to lead the Mountaineers, who held just a 40-38 advantage entering the ...

Boys basketball: Showers, Hendrickson lead Trojans over Jets

CRYSTAL FALLS — Riley Hendrickson and Tommy Showers each scored 22 points as Forest Park turned back North Central 72-64 in a Skyline Conference game Friday. The Trojans (7-6, 3-2), playing at home for the first time in two weeks, built a 35-20 halftime advantage. “Our team loves Eddie ...

Girls basketball: Crivitz storms past Badgers

NIAGARA, Wis. — Crivitz, after losing to Niagara earlier this season, won its 10th straight game since then with a 66-40 thumping of the Badgers in M&O Conference girls basketball Friday. “Crivitz played well, give them credit,” said Niagara coach Karl Lamoreaux. “But we have some ...

Boys basketball: Broncos spill Nordics

FELCH — Matthew Bruette scored a career-high 30 points and North Dickinson downed Bark River-Harris 63-59 in Skyline Central Conference action Friday. Bruette scored 18 second-half points. “When we broke their press we scored,” said ND head coach Chris Mattson. “We got the ball to ...

Prep Bowling: Lady Mountaineers clinch conference title

ISHPEMING — Despite being handed its first loss of the season, Iron Mountain High School bowling team clinched the Upper Peninsula Bowling Conference title Saturday at River Rock Lanes. Both the Lady Mountaineers and Escanaba finished with 8-1 records. But Iron Mountain won the tie breaker ...

Girls basketball: Kingsford girls dispatch Norway, 54-38

NORWAY — A late second-quarter surge sent Kingsford past Norway 54-38 in non-conference girls basketball Tuesday. The shorthanded Knights (2-11), now down to six players, battled to a 12-11 lead after the first quarter. The Flivvers (7-4) held a 15-14 edge with five minutes left in the ...

College Basketball: Former Trojans’ Carlson named ACAA Player of the Week

HANCOCK — Finlandia University’s Austin Carlson was named American Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball Player of the Week. The former Forest Park High School standout had a monster week for the Lions, posting three double-doubles, pushing his streak to four. Carlson capped ...

MHSAA: Steam is for saunas — cool it with the refs

If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Michigan, this message is primarily for you. When you attend an athletic event that involves your son or daughter, cheer to your heart’s content, enjoy the camaraderie that high school sports offer and have fun. But when it ...

‘Pink The Rink’ postponed

IRON MOUNTAIN — Pink the Rink Night, a fundraiser to benefit the Dickinson County Hospital Foundation, has been postponed due to the cold weather. Kingsford was scheduled to host Escanaba in high school hockey Thursday at Mountain View Ice Arena. Kingsford also postponed girls ...

Youth swimming: NLY in Ashwaubenon

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — Northern Lights YMCA Swim Team adventured to the Green Bay area for a three-day meet against 11 other locations. Some of the notable performances from the 31 NLY swimmers at the meet: Avea Brown — Dropped time in her events, joined the B free relay and attempted the 50 ...