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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 ...

Boys basketball: Kingsford routs Norway, 77-53

NORWAY — While most teams can’t buy a basket, it was as though Kingsford couldn’t buy a miss. The Flivvers shot 62 percent in a 77-53 non-conference win over Norway on Monday. The Knights (4-8) fell to a 20-7 deficit five minutes into the game and never recovered. Kingsford head ...

Boys basketball: Florence dismantles rival Niagara

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence Bobcats have a healthy appetite for forcing turnovers and grabbing offensive rebounds. They capitalized on those areas to sink Niagara 73-46 in non-conference action Monday. The Badgers (1-14) called three timeouts in the game’s first six minutes as the ...

Sports postponements

Postponements as of 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 Boys Basketball Tuesday, Jan. 29 West Iron County at Iron Mountain, ppd. to Feb. 6 Forest Park at Stephenson, ppd. Carney-Nadeau at North Central, ppd. Goodman-Pembine at Phelps, ppd. Skiing Tuesday, Jan. 29 Norway at Powderhorn Girls ...

Flivvers, Bobcats reschedule games

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford has found new dates for postponed boys basketball and hockey games. The Flivvers’ freshmen, junior varsity and varsity boys basketball teams will host Marquette on Monday, Feb. 4. A hockey make-up game with Houghton will be played starting at noon (Central ...

Girls basketball: Wykons edge Flivvs

IRON RIVER — West Iron County rallied in the second half to edge Kingsford 39-38 in non-conference girls basketball Monday at Charles Greenlund Gymnasium. The Flivvers (6-4) held a 26-22 halftime lead over the UP’s top-ranked Division 1-3 team. “Kingsford truly came to play,” said ...

Girls basketball: Nordics crush Cougars, 72-24

FELCH — North Dickinson rolled to a 44-8 halftime lead and defeated Superior Central 72-24 in Skyline Central Conference action Monday. Briana Smith scored eight of her 10 points in the first quarter to spark the Nordics (7-6. 5-0) to a 23-3 advantage. “We were just happy to get off to ...

Hockey: Kreski leads Flivvs over Ashland, 2-1

ASHLAND, Wis. — Carter Kreski scored twice to lift Kingsford past Ashland 2-1 in non-conference action Saturday. The Oredockers (8-10) took a 1-0 lead into the second period when an unassisted goal from Kreski tied the score. In the final minutes of the third period, Kreski scored on a ...

Basketball games postponed

Both of North Central’s basketball games scheduled for Monday have been postponed. New dates have been determined for the Jets girls visiting Bark River-Harris, Friday, Feb. 1;and the boys hosting North Dickinson, Wednesday, Feb 6. North Dickinson’s boys basketball game Monday with ...