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Norway to host softball regional

NORWAY - A trip to the quarterfinals is on the line Saturday in the MHSAA Division 4 softball regional tournament at Marion Park. In regional semifinals Saturday, L'Anse meets Bark River-Harris at 10 a.m. and Rudyard faces Hancock at noon. The championship game is scheduled for 3 p.m. The ...

Nelson captures wild Norway Speedway main event

NORWAY – Former track champion Troy Nelson of Antigo climbed behind the wheel of the Coleman Machine 119 and survived a few yellows and dodged a bad wreck to snag the Coca Cola late model feature flag Friday night at Norway Speedway. Scott Stanchina, Bruce White, Nelson and Kris Kelly went ...

Johnson, Allen win Hometowne Athlete of the Year

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s Marcus Johnson and Kingsford’s Olivia Allen were named the male and female Hometowne Athlete of the Year on Wednesday. The 39th annual banquet featured former WNBA star and Niagara High School graduate Anna DeForge as guest speaker. “I was excited to ...

Iron Mountain’s Julie (Heldt) Wonders named to NMU Hall

MARQUETTE — Iron Mountain’s Julie (Heldt) Wonders is among the newest inductions into the Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame. The school announced Wonders as part of the 2019 class including four others and the 2007 women’s nordic ski team. The other inductees are Penti ...

Norway in baseball regional final Saturday

NORWAY — A Norway softball nemesis will meet the Knights in an MHSAA Division 4 regional final Saturday at East Jordan. Norway (21-4-1) and Indian River Inland Lakes, which beat the Knights twice in three state softball tournament tests, will meet at 9 a.m. (Central time) Saturday in the ...

Baseball: Norway beats Gogebic, advances to regional final

IRONWOOD — One inning. In a regional semifinal game. Both coaching staffs from Gogebic and Norway agreed that one bad inning dashed any hopes the Miners had of winning their first Division 4 regional championship. After Gogebic's poor first inning, the game was evenly played but Norway ...

Baseball: Errors cost Niagara in sectional loss

CRIVITZ, Wis. — The bad inning struck again. Niagara made two errors and gave up nine runs in the second inning of a 9-2 loss to Gibraltar in the WIAA Division 4 sectional semifinal on Tuesday. The Badgers (9-9) answered with two runs of its own in the bottom of the inning but never ...

Baseball: Late rally lifts Coldwell Banker in opener

NEGAUNEE — Coldwell Banker-Craig Heinonen scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to break a 4-4 tie and go on for an 8-4 victory over the Negaunee Blasters on the opening night of the Superiorland Baseball League season on Monday at Iron Town Field in Negaunee. In the adult ...

Flivver football meeting Wednesday

KINGSFORD — Kingsford High School football players in grades 9-12 for the 2019 season and their parents will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the high school auditorium. New head coach Mark Novara plans to discuss a number of subjects.

UP Finals: Nordics girls 2nd in Division 3

KINGSFORD — As she neared the finish line, the crowd’s cheers grew louder. A look of exhaustion, concentration and desperation wrenched her face as she breathed hard and feet pounded the track. When she crossed it, she glanced up into the crowd and when she saw her mom nodding, she knew ...

Baseball: Braves beat IM for district title

GLADSTONE — The score wasn’t indicative of the actual gameplay here Saturday as the Gladstone baseball team shut out the Iron Mountain Mountaineers 7-0 in the Division 3 district championship game. Gladstone, which beat Newberry 11-2 to advance to the championship, hosts Negaunee in the ...

UP Finals: Norway takes 3rd place in Division 2

KINGSFORD — It took a while, but when Kingsford’s 1600 relay team crossed the finish line, it was cause for celebration. The Flivvers collected their first and only boys’ first-place finish of the day. In fact, it was the only Division 1 win among Kingsford and Iron Mountain on ...

Softball: IM falls to Braves in district title game

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone softball team stranded the Iron Mountain Mountaineers 6-2 here Saturday to win the Division 3 district championship. Gladstone faces Boyne City in the regional semifinals at Negaunee Saturday. Taylor Trudeau led the game off with a solo home run to give the Braves ...

Baseball: Norway edges BR-H for district crown

BARK RIVER — It was a game of attrition here Friday as the Norway Knights captured a Division 4 District 98 title with a 3-1 win over Bark River-Harris in the championship game. The Broncos won against North Central 8-3 earlier in the their semifinal matchup. The Knights beat Stephenson 7-1 ...

Softball: Broncos rout Norway for district title

RAPID RIVER — After five years of building a program, the Bark River-Harris softball team finally put it all together. The Broncos put up six runs in the first inning on their way to their first district title in school history, routing Norway 10-0 in five innings Friday in a Division 4 ...

Bruette, Selden named May Hometowne athletes

IRON MOUNTAIN — North Dickinson’s Matthew Bruette and Florence’s Audrey Selden were selected the May Hometowne athletes of the month. Bruette qualified in three track events for the UP Finals. He scored 40 percent of the team’s points in the Skyline Central Conference meet. He has ...

Superiorland adult baseball features 6 teams this summer

MARQUETTE — The third season of the Superiorland Baseball League begins Monday and will feature a full-time set of six teams competing for the league title when playoffs are held in mid-August. This adult baseball league with teams in Marquette and Dickinson counties began in 2017 as a way ...

Golf: Wykons sweep Division 2 UP Finals titles

IRON RIVER — West Iron County defended its home turf, sweeping the boys and girls MHSAA Division 2 UP Finals on Thursday. The Wykons' boys carded a team score of 319 at George Young Resort, located 10 miles east of Iron River. Norway (366) took second place, followed by Hancock (362), ...

Softball: Errors cost Florence in sectional loss to Tri-County

WAUSAU, Wis. — A couple costly errors doomed Florence in a playoff loss Thursday. The errors were enough for Tri-County to win a WIAA Division 5 sectional championship at Wausau East High School. The Bobcats (17-6) made two errors leading to four runs, all with two outs in the second ...