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Girls basketball: Free throw woes doom Badgers in 42-37 loss

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Badgers’ dismal free-throw shooting cost them in a 42-37 M&O Conference loss to Oneida Nation on Tuesday. The Badgers (13-4, 8-4) were 6 of 21 on free throws, including 5 of 16 in the second half. “We’re not a great free-throw shooting team to begin ...

Snowmobile climb Saturday

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Mid-America Snow and Terrain Expert Racers will host a snowmobile hillclimb Saturday at Keyes Peak Ski Hill on Highway 101 three miles south of Florence. Competition begins at 9 a.m. A pass is $10, with ages 12 and younger free.

Girls basketball: Wykons power past Flivvers, 59-37

KINGSFORD — West Iron County took advantage of Kingsford’s poor shooting in a 59-37 non-conference win on Monday. The Wykons (10-2) were led by Anna Malmquist’s 15 points while Emily Nelson chipped in 14. Olivia Allen led Kingsford with nine points. The Flivvers (6-6) struggled to ...

Boys basketball: ‘Tough’ Bobcats subdue Badgers

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence Coach Bryan Bomberg questioned his team’s toughness heading into Monday’s boys basketball clash with rival Niagara. He got his answer quickly as the undermanned Bobcats jumped out to a 15-4 lead in the first three minutes and bounced the Badgers ...

Girls basketball: Trojans edge Carney

CARNEY — Free-throw shooting lifted Forest Park past Carney-Nadeau 44-40 in Skyline Central Conference action Monday. Taylor Honkala converted three of four free throws down the stretch. “It came down to making free throws,” said Lady Trojans coach Jackie Giuliani. “It was neck and ...

Girls basketball: Nordics spill Cougars

EBEN JUNCTION — North Dickinson’s backcout combined for 38 points as the Nordics spilled Superior Central 55-32 in Skyline Central Conference girls basketball Monday. JuliAnn Wickman scored 23 points while sophomore Briana Smith added 15 points with nine assists. “Briana had a very ...

Boys basketball: Iron Mountain sinks Negaunee, 56-46

NEGAUNEE — If there’s one thing Negaunee head coach Dan Waterman can take from his team’s contest against undefeated Iron Mountain, it’s that his young team never quit. The Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association then-No. 2 Class ABC team defeated the Miners 56-46 ...

Stankevich scores 1,000th point

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Rachel Stankevich and Miranda Jacobson both accomplished outstanding individual achievements Saturday as the Lakeland University women’s basketball team earned an eventful 72-58 win over Alverno College at the Moose & Dona Woltzen Gymnasium. Stankevich (Goodman) ...

Patriots fall to NEWCHAA

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Goodman-Pembine yielded a 10-point halftime lead and bowed to Northeast Wisconsin Christian Homeschoolers 64-46 in non-conference boys basketball. The Patriots (5-10) held a 34-24 lead entering the second half. “We got the start we wanted with good ball movement and we ...

‘Hard to focus’ for Izzo, MSU

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Surely, there will come a time in the near future when Michigan State coach Tom Izzo will allow himself to savor another 20-win season and look forward to competing in the NCAA Tournament. For now, however, the Hall of Fame coach has other things on his ...

Gussert returns, but Spartans fall

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A fourth-quarter surge by No. 12 Ohio State pushed the Buckeyes passed Michigan State 78-62 on Saturday afternoon at Value Center Arena. Junior center Jenna Allen led the Spartans in scoring with 16 points. MSU welcomed back sophomore guard Taryn McCutcheon, who missed one ...

Flivvs, Kings skate to tie

CALUMET — On a night where co-captain Sam Erkkila picks up two goals and freshman center Tanner Rowe nets four assists, coach Dan Giachino and the Calumet Copper Kings would expect to be the victor. On the other end of the rink, Kingsford Flivvers coach Dennis Murvich would also expect ...

Storm’s Mascarette wins Sorenson title

STURGEON BAY, Wis. — Northwoods Storm’s Tristen Mascarette moved up a couple spots in the Dirk Sorenson Door County Classic high school wrestling tournament on Saturday. Mascarette, from the Florence/Niagara co-op, decisioned Trent Francois of West De Pere 5-2 for the 113-pound ...

Norway fares well at Big Powderhorn

BESSEMER — Norway turned in top 10 performances at Big Powderhorn in a recent high school ski meet. Allie Sheski led the co-op in morning slalom with a sxith-place finish. Freshman Jake Munn was right behind her with an eighth in a field of 26 male athletes. Marquette, Houghton, ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Keith Jackson a broadcasting legend

We lost another broadcasting great recently. Dick Enberg, who teamed with college basketball’s Al McGuire and Billy Packer to form my all-time favorite announcing crew, died in December. Keith Jackson, regarded as the voice of college football by many, died in January at age 89. Famous for ...

Popp credits legendary IM coaches

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Through the magic of technology, I got a chance to see Rick Popp’s induction speech to the Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame. Watching via a video link, Bernice and Sugar’s son did a beautiful job expressing appreciation to family and friends for his ...

Sophomore leads Badgers past Lena

NIAGARA, Wis. — Sophomore guard Tristan DeJardin scored 26 points and Niagara dumped Lena 68-58 in M&O Conference boys basketball Friday. DeJardin scored 18 points in the first half to give the Badgers a 39-34 lead. He had six three-point field goals, four in the first half. “We ...

Bluejays overcome Bobcats

THREE LAKES. Wis. — Nathan Cogar and Brad Sowinski each scored 22 points as Three Lakes rallied past Florence 76-62 in Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball Friday. Cogar and Sowinski combined for 25 of the Bluejays’ 43 points in the second half. Evan Beaster paced the Bobcats (6-8, ...

Florence comeback falls short

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Wausaukee came back in the final minutes to beat Florence 47-39 in non-conference girls basketball Friday. The Bobcats (6-9) trailed 25-19 at halftime but ralliied in the second half to take a 37-33 lead. “We played back and forth basketball all night long,” said ...

Edward Jones wins three

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson Amateur Hockey Association’s Edwards Jones 12U team went 3-0-1 on the weekend. Edward Jones beat Marquette 4-0 and 6-4, and also topped Copper County 4-1 in the first game. The second game was a 2-2 tie. The team has four games this weekend and is currently ...