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Golf: Tirschel-Zenko pace OC men

NORWAY — Brian Tirschel and Mark Zenko lead A Division of the Forward Financial Monday Night Golf League at Oak Crest Golf Course. Mike Solda, Ryan Allred and Ed O’Connell each shot par 36 for A Division medalist. In Division B, Del Degenaer, Gary Kassens and Trevor Vassar shared ...

Mountaineers earn baseball berths

CALUMET — Iron Mountain’s Blake Julian and Bryce Pietrantonio have been selected the All-West PAC baseball first team. Mountaineers’ Caleb Johnson and C.J. Bolo earned West PAC second-team honors. Marcus Johnson and Gavin Goulette received honorable mention. Negaunee’s Carter ...

IM’s Mongrain named to softball squad

CALUMET — Iron Mountain Claire Mongrain has been named to the All-West PAC softball first-team. Mountaineers teammate Jorden Stoner received honorable mention. Negaunee swept the big conference honors — Hannah Voskuhl, player of the year; Skylar Hall, pitcher of the year; and Randy ...

MSU hit with minor violation for IM tour

Tom Izzo’s time as a tour guide for the Iron Mountain High School basketball team didn’t sit well with the NCAA. Michigan State basketball committed a secondary NCAA violation, according to MSU records obtained by the Detroit Free Press. Before the Mountaineers played in this past ...

Pine Grove to host UP senior tourney

IRON MOUNTAIN — Pine Grove Country Club hosts the 15th annual UP Senior Men’s Golf Championships. The 36-hole medal play tournament takes place Monday and Tuesday. Scott Saari of Ishpeming Wawonowin returns to defend his title. Saari shot rounds of 71 and 73 last year at Marquette Golf ...

Knights add postseason honors

NORWAY — Norway’s Trey Doda and Kody Hendricks have been named to the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association Division 4 All-Region 25 team. Doda, a senior infielder, hit for a .354 batting average. He went 5 for 5 with two doubles in the Knights’ super regional loss to ...

Soccer: IM girls coach steps down

IRON MOUNTAIN — Stephen Hodgins, who coached Iron Mountain High School girls soccer to the 2018 UP Soccer Conference championship, has stepped down from the position. Hodgins posted a head coaching record of 16-4-1 over two season as a head coach. The Mountaineers beat the likes of ...

Softball: Niagara’s Wells makes M&O Conference 1st team

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara junior infielder Isabel Wells has been selected to the All-M&O Conference softball first team. Coaches named Badgers sophomore pitcher Noelle Champagne to the second team with junior outfielder Jayden Payette and junior catcher Destiny Bourassa. Honorable mention ...

Baseball: Badgers’ Kaldor named 1 of 3 M&O Conference MVPs

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara senior Landen Kaldor has joined Wausaukee’s Andrew Schroeder and Crivitz’s Jaden Werner as co-most valuable baseball players in the M&O Conference. Kaldor also earned an M&O first-team berth in the infield with junior teammate Josh Weber. Niagara had ...

Softball: Solo blasts end Negaunee’s season in 2-1 quarterfinal loss

GAYLORD — A solo home run in the first inning. A solo home run in the second. Unfortunately, that was all Standish-Sterling Central needed to spoil Negaunee’s softball season on Tuesday as the Panthers handed the Miners (29-7) a 2-1 season-ending loss in the MHSAA Division 3 quarterfinal ...

Softball: Esky reaches state semis

MOUNT PLEASANT — Next stop, Michigan State. For the second game in a row, Gabi Salo came up with the big hit to support her dominant pitching and the Escanaba softball team hung on for a 2-0 win over Freeland in a Division 2 state quarterfinal Tuesday. With no score entering the bottom of ...

Baseball: Braves gunning for state title

EAST LANSING — The Gladstone baseball team is in a familiar position. Last year, the Braves made it to the Division 3 state semifinals before being knocked out by Madison Heights Bishop Foley, but this year, they’re hungry to make it all the way to the top. “(If we went all the way), it ...

Iron Endurance

The Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation, along with the Dickinson Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $250 mini-grant to the 501(c)(3) organization Iron Endurance. The funds will be used to promote health and wellness with the youth of the community. Kim Bjork, left, CFACF board ...

Baseball: Mavericks defeat Channing in battle of champs

CHANNING — In a battle of Superiorland Baseball League champions from the past two seasons, the Marquette County Mavericks wriggled out of a bases-loaded situation in the bottom of the seventh inning to win at Channing 4-3 on Monday evening. The Mavericks (2-0) have won the playoff ...

Baseball: Norway falls in state quarterfinal, 14-9

EAST JORDAN — A team that's been there before prevented Norway from being there this time. The Knights defeated Inland Lakes 6-0 to win an MHSAA Division 4 regional championship, but fell short in a 14-9 loss Saturday to Gaylord St. Mary at East Jordan. "We had solid pitching," Norway ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Mariucci moved by death of Bart Starr

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Iron Mountain’s Steve Mariucci fought back tears in talking about late Packer great Bart Starr. “My hero became my friend,” said Mariucci, an NFL Network analyst and former NFL coach. “He was the reason I began loving football. I wanted to be Bart Starr in the ...

Trombly to return next season with Eagles

Greeley, Colo. — Forward Tyler Trombly, the son of a former Dickinson Amateur Hockey Association player, will return to the Northern Colorado Eagles for the 2019-2020 season. Trombly, who hails from Huntsville, Alabama, is coming off of his first season in the Western States Hockey ...

Softball: Knights’ VanHolla shares MVP award

NORWAY — Norway’s Ada VanHolla and Bark River-Harris’s Eden Oswald shared player of the year honors in the Skyline Central Conference, VanHolla hit .451 for the season after a .507 batting mark in May. She had three home runs, 40 RBI and 35 runs. Oswald, a starting pitcher for the ...

Baseball: Flivvers, Knights land league berths

ESCANABA — Gladstone and Escanaba dominated the Great Northern Conference baseball selections. First-year Braves’ coach Kelly Shea was selected as coach of the year after leading Gladstone to a 24-7 overall record and an 11-0 record in the GNC, helping the Braves win the conference title ...

Golf: Esky’s Hebert in Michigan Open

ACME - Escanaba’s Scott Hebert is one of 13 past champions who will play Monday through Thursday in the 102nd Michigan Open Championship Hebert, of Traverse City Golf & Country Club, won his record-tying six Michigan Open titles on The Bear between 1997 and 2006. He is a past head golf ...