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Northern Lights YMCA team motivated by Door County pool

IRON MOUNTAIN — Five Northern Lights YMCA swimmers from Dickinson County traveled to Sturgeon Bay for the Door County YMCA Hawaiian Invite. “Traveling to different pools gives a different atmosphere and sometimes a boast in one’s motivation to do their best,” said a NLY team ...

Flivvers’ one-two punch decks Emeralds, Patriots

MANISTIQUE — One-two finishes propelled Kingsford past Westwood and Manistique in a high school swim meet Thursday. The Flivver girls, 136, downed Westwood, 82, and Manistique, 68. Kingsford boys, 115; dunked the Patriots, 86, and Emeralds, 56. “The girls went one-two in the first three ...

Girls basketball: Eskymos take control, hold off IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — Escanaba grabbed momentum and held on against Iron Mountain with a 63-47 win on Friday. The Eskymos (5-6) led by as much as 21 in the fourth quarter. Their lead wavered around 10 points in the first half. Iron Mountain's dismal 15 of 56 shooting (27 percent), spurned ...

Kiwanis skier named to Olympic team

The venerable Kiwanis Ski Club again will be represented at the Winter Olympics. Nita Englund, a Florence High School graduate from Spread Eagle, Wis., was named Thursday to the U.S. women’s ski jumping team that will compete in South Korea in little more than two weeks. Englund said ...

Boys basketball: Norway edges Wykons, 49-42

NORWAY — Norway completed a regular season sweep of West Iron County on Friday. The Knights came back in the second half to beat the Wykons 49-42 in non-conference boys basketball. Norway (8-3), which won a 51-50 thriller with WIC (5-5) earlier in the month, trailed 22-18 at halftime ...

Boys basketball: Carney-Nadeau squeaks by Trojans

CRYSTAL FALLS — Carney-Nadeau posted a 19-2 axdvantage in free throws and edged Forest Park 56-53 in non-conference boys basketball Friday at Eddie Chambers Gymnasium. The Wolves converted 19 of 27 free throws while the Trojan made two of eight. Forest Park (6-6), playing its third game ...

Girls basketball: Houghton rolls past Flivvers, 62-39

HOUGHTON — Julie Filpus is a state-champion coach who has led Houghton to 17 of the last 18 West-PAC titles. No one builds a successful program with that kind of resume without demanding a certain level of excellence from its players. This season, it's been a rarity when the Gremlins ...

Boys basketball: Johnson, IM beat Westwood

IRON MOUNTAIN — Marcus Johnson’s 34 points paced Iron Mountain in a 60-44 Mid-Peninsula Conference win over Westwood on Thursday. Johnson carved Westwood by penetrating through the lane and baselines for close shots, much of the time with defense draped all over him. The Mountaineers ...

Florence girls spill Goodman-Pembine

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence turned things around in the second half and spilled Goodman-Pembine 61-36 in Northern Lakes Conference girls basketball Thursday. The Bobcats (6-8, 5-5) struggled to a 25-21 lead at halftime. Florence coach Dave Bauer cited defense and shooting for the first-half ...

Boys basketball: Terrian’s 34 points lifts Flivvs past Marquette

MARQUETTE — Luke Terrian’s career-high 34 points led Kingsford past Marquette 80-63 in Great Northern Conference action Thursday. “Luke was an absolute load underneath the basket,” said Kingsford coach Dan Olkkonen, noting the 6-foot-2 junior had 23 points in the first half with two ...

Girls basketball: Florence downs Patriots, 61-36

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence turned things around in the second half and spilled Goodman-Pembine 61-36 in Northern Lakes Conference girls basketball Thursday. The Bobcats (6-8, 5-5) struggled to a 25-21 lead at halftime. Florence coach Dave Bauer cited defense and shooting for the first-half ...

Hockey: Kingsford beats Marquette in OT

MARQUETTE — Even if the odds don’t appear to be in your favor in a hockey game, you can still come out as the hero. That was the case for Kingsford forward Pete Ropiak during overtime on Thursday night. After a shot was blocked in the Marquette zone, Ropiak took off with the puck toward ...

Boys basketball: Broncos hold off Norway, 58-53

NORWAY — Bark River-Harris opened up a wide lead in the third quarter and held off Norway’s comeback in a 58-53 win on Wednesday. The Broncos (6-4) came out shooting hot in the third quarter and expanded a 13-point lead to 19 points. A mix of inside and outside shooting spurred BR-H to a ...

Girls basketball: Forest Park spills Mountaineers

CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park reached .500 for the first time this season but needed to battle Iron Mountain to the end to achieve that mark Wednesday. Sophomore Dalas Loehr scored 18 points including five in the fourth quarter to send the Lady Trojans past the scrappy Mountaineers 52-45 in ...

Jones, Thome, Guerrero, Hoffman elected to Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Over 600 home runs. More than 600 saves. A .300 career average. In the age of baseball analytics, there's still room in the Hall of Fame for big, round numbers you can count on. Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman were rewarded Wednesday, easily ...

Lessons, ski races Saturday at Keyes Peak in Florence

FLORENCE, Wis. — Thanks to a donation of time by the Granite Peak Ski Team coaching staff from Wausau, Wis., Keyes Peak is again offering lessons and racing for skiers ages 6 through 17 on Saturday. The cost is $10, or a maximum of $20 per family. This is an opportunity for students of all ...

Ski marathon this weekend in Marquette

MARQUETTE — The Noquemanon Ski Marathon will celebrate its 20th anniversary this weekend and race organizers are looking forward to great conditions. A new finish line will be utilized this year at the “Log Yard,” about 2.5 miles west of the Northern Michigan University Superior ...

Baumgartner makes 3rd Winter Olympics

Iron River’s Nick Baumgartner has earned a third trip to the Winter Olympics. Baumgartner, who competed in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, got the word Tuesday that he made the US team in snowboardcross. “I am extremely excited to post that the US Ski & Snowboard Team has chosen ...

Hockey: Houghton comes back to beat Flivvers, 4-3

IRON MOUNTAIN — Houghton's Dawson Mckay controlled a bouncing puck and skated it up the right wing against Kingsford on Tuesday night. When he got to the slot, he released a quick shot using a defenseman as a screen that beat Kingsford goaltender Evan Hedtke and completed the Gremlins' ...

Girls basketball: Niagara rallies, edges Norway 32-29

NORWAY — Niagara scored eight straight points in the final minutes Tuesday and held off Norway 32-29 in the first girls basketball meeting between both schools. Ki’Ercidy Hannah scored back-to-back baskets to put Niagara (12-3) on top 28-26. Jasmine Racine converted two free throws with ...