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Girls basketball: Wykons make statement, knock Gremlins

IRON RIVER — West Iron County reeled off 13 unanswered points in the first half and dumped Houghton 57-30 in West PAC girls basketball Friday at Charles Greenlund Gymnasium. The Gremlins, who edged the Wykons (8-2, 2-2) in mid-December, started the game with a 5-0 lead. The Wykons battled ...

Girls basketball: Norway holds off late Nordics rally

NORWAY — Ada VanHolla’s traditional three-point play in the final seconds snapped a 47-47 tie and sent Norway past North Dickinson 54-48 in Skyline Central Conference girls basketball Friday. Haley Clifford’s double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds keyed the Knights (4-7, 3-2). North ...

Boys basketball: Rangers dump Badgers

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara fell behind early and lost 66-52 to Wausaukee in an M&O Conference game Friday. Alex Hagerty scored 12 points for the Badgers and Zak Prideaux chipped in 11. “We really shot poorly in the first half,” said Niagara coach Jim Hoogland. “Our defense is not ...

Boys basketball: Defense spurs Norway in win over Big Bay, 75-31

NORWAY — Norway’s deft passing and pressure defense triggered a Skyline Central Conference boys basketball runaway Thursday. The Knights, with 21 assists and 13 steals, downed Big Bay de Noc 75-31. Norway (7-2, 3-0) rolled to a 25-7 cushion after the first quarter and opened the second ...

Boys basketball: Terrian, Flivvers upend Nordics

KINGSFORD — North Dickinson tightened the score at the end of the first half, but Kingsford ran away with a 70-34 victory on Thursday. The Flivvers (5-3) had a stretch of turnovers late in the second quarter that gave the Nordics a 9-0 run to close out the first half. Kingsford responded ...

Boys basketball: Iron Mountain routs Manistique

MANISTIQUE — The second quarter was brutal for the Manistique boys Thursday night as they dropped a 73-29 basketball decision to second-ranked Iron Mountain. Manistique trailed 18-11 after the first quarter and was outscored 28-7 in the second while dropping to 1-9 overall and 0-6 in the ...

Boys basketball: Pellizzer, Wykons handle Forest Park

IRON RIVER — Kaden Pellizzer’s game-high 18 points along with Steven Nelson’s 16 points and 14 rebounds powered West Iron County past Forest Park 64-46 in non-conference Thursday. WIC coach Dan Schive said Pellizzer played with a sprained ankle while the 6-foot-8 Nelson also contributed ...

Wrestling: Escanaba’s Wunder edges Kingsford’s Povolo

ESCANABA — The Escanaba wrestlers bounced back from a tough weekend, posting a pair of victories Wednesday night. Esky, fresh from going 1-4 in Saturday’s Campbellsport, Wis. Invitational, defeated Negaunee 66-6 and Kingsford 51-28 Wednesday night. Kingsford beat Negaunee 42-6 in the ...

West Iron County grad coaches Wausaukee hoops

IRON MOUNTAIN — M&O Conference or WIAA tournament laurels won’t determine Wausaukee High School’s boys basketball season. “I knew at the beginning of the season that we were just going to have a ball whether we go 22-0 or 0-22,” said second-year head coach Dave Lindbeck. “It ...

Girls basketball: Ishpeming holds on to beat Iron Mountain, 58-48

ISHPEMING — Madigan Johns scored 21 points as Ishpeming defeated Iron Mountain 58-48 in Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball Wednesday. The Mountaineers (1-9, 0-5), trailing 30-19 at halftime, outscored the Hematites 29-28 in the final two quarters. “Ishpeming is solid all the way ...

Boys basketball: Wonders, IM beats Flivvers, 60-45

IRON MOUNTAIN — Foster Wonders scored 19 points in his debut to help Iron Mountain beat Kingsford 60-45 on Wednesday. Wonders, a freshman who was out with a stress fracture in his foot, hit three 3-pointers and grabbed five rebounds, while shooting 4 of 4 on free throws. But it took Iron ...

Girls basketball: Trojans hold off Nordics, 60-52

FELCH — Forest Park allowed 18 points on 17 turnovers and missed 20 of 37 free throws Tuesday. And still won the game. Hannah Cross scored 19 points and Claudia Nocerini added 17 as the Lady Trojans turned back foul-prone North Dickinson 60-52. “Tonight we were able to battle through ...

Boys basketball: Coleman beats tired Badgers

NIAGARA, Wis. — Coleman took control early and beat the fatigued Niagara Badgers 61-33 in an M&O Conference game Tuesday. The Badgers (5-7) also played Monday and got too tired to keep up in the second half. “We were a tired basketball team. We played back to back Monday and ...

Girls basketball: Knights’ offense struggles in loss to Eagles

NORWAY — Stephenson beat Norway 41-36 in a non-conference game on Tuesday. The Knights struggled to get the offense going all night, said head coach Joe Tinti. “We shot 12 percent in the first half,” he said. “We played great defense, we really did. Haley Clifford did an amazing ...

Girls basketball: Elcho cruises past Florence

ELCHO, Wis. — Elcho moved out to a 21-6 lead and defeated Florence 64-45 in Northern Lakes Conference girls basketball Tuesday. The Springer sisters, Jordyn and Jenna, each scored a team-high 10 points for the Bobcats (4-7, 3-4). Jenna Springer had eight rebounds and Alicia Gehlhoff had ...

Boys basketball: Norway beats Nordics, 65-42

NORWAY — The fullcourt press helped Norway build an early lead in a 65-52 Skyline Central Conference win against North Dickinson on Monday. The Knights (6-2) carved a five-point lead in the opening minutes and had a 21-9 lead by the end of the first quarter. Norway had a 39-15 halftime lead ...

Gillett drops Niagara

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara surrendered a 14-point lead in the second half and bowed to Gillett 55-53 in M&O Conference boys basketball Monday. The Badgers (5-6, 1-6) held a 30-22 halftime lead. “We played really well at times on both ends of the court,” said Niagara Coach Jim Hoogland. ...

Boys basketball: Wausaukee defeats Florence, 78-59

FLORENCE, Wis. — The schools that played a classic game in 1989 took it down a notch Monday. Wausaukee, led by Matthew Delfosse powering inside for 31 points, downed Florence 78-59 in non-conference boys basketball. The Rangers (6-5) rolled to a 48-19 halftime margin. Florence’s path to ...

Hockey: Flivvers edge Houghton, 6-5

HOUGHTON — The Kingsford Flivvers needed a night like this. With a 6-5 victory on the road over the Houghton Gremlins Monday, the Flivvers lifted the spirits of the players, their families and their friends with a 6-5 win at Dee Stadium. Head coach Dennis Murvich, whose team has been ...

Girls basketball: Westwood cruises past Mountaineers, 63-46

ISHPEMING — Westwood defeated Iron Mountain 63-46 in Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball Monday. Riley Poupore led the Mountaineers (1-8, 0-4) with 12 points and eight rebounds. Taylor Swartout added 11 points and Faith Bal had 10. Iron Mountain visits Forest Park on Monday. Iron ...