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Girls basketball: Badgers win 3rd straight

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara won its third straight girls basketball game, overwhelming Suring 57-27 in M & O Conference action Friday. “We moved the ball very well, shot well and played good, team defense,” said Badgers coach Karl Lamoreaux. Cassie Gill and Ki’Ercidy Hannah each ...

Girls basketball: Trojans fall to Broncos, 53-41

HARRIS — Pressure defense and varsity experience paid off for the Bark River-Harris girls’ basketball team Friday night. The Broncos forced some early turnovers and relied on their veterans to defeat visiting Forest Park 53-41 in Skyline Central Conference action. BR-H (1-1) also used a ...

Hockey: Flivvers’ offense rolls in win over Jeffers

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford out-dueled Jeffers in a physical battle with a 7-5 win on Thursday. Nine different Flivvers players tallied a point — the third time the Flivvers have done that in three games. Kingsford (3-0) has scored 25 goals in the first nine periods of the season to start ...

Boys basketball: Niagara sinks Goodman-Pembine, 55-43

GOODMAN, Wis. — The Niagara Badgers bounced Goodman-Pembine 55-43 in non-conference action on Thursday. Austin Hagerty had a game-high 19 points for Niagara (2-0). The Badgers held a 29-20 halftime lead. “We played really good first half. We played pretty well,” Niagara head coach ...

Girls basketball: Elcho beats Patriots, 56-33

PEMBINE, Wis. — Jessica Slowik dropped 25 points to help Elcho down Goodman-Pembine 56-33 on Thursday. Katelyn Morrison scored a game-high 26 points for the Patriots (0-3), but didn’t have much scoring help. Three teammates combined for seven points. “The G-P girls worked hard ...

Boys basketball: With core group gone, Jets still expect big things

POWERS — It’s a new season, but the expectations at North Central haven't changed. Despite the graduation of an all-time senior class, North Central coach Adam Mercier said the Jets and their team approach will continue with the quest for excellence from day one. "We will never replace ...

Badgers star Taylor on verge of freshman rushing mark

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor's most important carry of the year may have come before No. 3 Wisconsin took a regular-season snap. The setting: a scrimmage in the second week of training camp. Taylor busted through what would become one of the nation's best defenses for a big ...

Girls basketball: Norway edges Iron Mountain 38-36 in opener

NORWAY — Norway pulled out a 38-36 win against Iron Mountain in a battle of new coaches on Tuesday. The Knights (1-0), coached by Joe Tinti, found late-game heroics in posting their first win of the season. Haley Clifford took a pass and drove through the lane and scored on a contested shot ...

Kingsford, IM football rivalry to end

A five-hour meeting at a quiet diner was all it took to end the 93-year football rivalry between Iron Mountain and Kingsford. A meeting by West PAC athletic directors Tuesday at the Hardwood Cafe in Covington determined football schedules. For the first time since 1924, Iron Mountain’s ...

Girls basketball: North Central downs Forest Park, 51-47

POWERS — It was a triumphant return to coaching for Lee Vincent Tuesday night as the North Central girls hung on for a season-opening 51-47 basketball victory over the Forest Park Trojans. Jadie Linder secured the Skyline Central Conference decision with a pair of free throws with seven ...

Hockey: Kingsford routs L’Anse, 9-4

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Kingsford Flivvers shelled L’Anse in a 9-4 win on Tuesday. The Flivvers (2-0) outshot the Purple Hornets 46-13 while 10 different Flivvers players scored a point. Daunte Fortner had a hat-trick while Peter Ropiak had three assists. Four players had at least a goal and ...

Girls basketball: Flivvers sink Nordics, 67-45

KINGSFORD — The Kriegl sisters teamed up for 20 points to help sink North Dickinson 67-45 in non-conference play on Tuesday. Jordyn Kriegl had 13 points while Brooke Kriegl had seven. Renee Roberts led the Flivvers (1-0) with 14 points. “I thought we played with a lot of intensity for ...

Boys basketball: Team chemistry a focus for young Bobcats

FLORENCE, Wis. — The senior-laden Florence Bobcats from the 2017 boys basketball season have a new look for 2018. “We are just very young,” said Florence coach Bryan Bomberg. “I keep trying to empathize every day in practice our terminology, getting better and the understanding that ...

Girls basketball: Seniors key to success for Flivvers

KINGSFORD — Senior leadership may be the key to Kingsford’s success this girls basketball season. The Flivvers return six seniors including four-year varsity players and starters Jordyn Kriegl and Renee Roberts along with Cassie Barglind, Sam Cross, Maddie Koski and Sarah Harris. “We ...

Girls basketball: Norway under Tinti’s eye in new conference

NORWAY — Norway enters a new conference with a new girls basketball coach this season. The Knights, with Joe Tinti taking over at the coaching helm, moves from the Mid-Peninsula Conference to Skyline Central Conference this season. “I am excited and proud to be given the opportunity to ...

Big East honors golfer Eichhorn

MILWAUKEE — After earning his first collegiate career win in Texas, Marquette freshman Hunter Eichhorn of Carney was named Big East Male Golfer of the Week by the conference office. Eichhorn, a four-time UP high school champion, posted a 9-under-par 204 (67-72-65) at the Price’s Give’ ...

Norway grads making impact with women’s basketball teams

IRON MOUNTAIN — Britta Grayvold was among three players scoring in double-figures as the Milwaukee School of Engineering women’s basketball team defeated Illinois Tech 64-36 for its first win of the season Tuesday. Grayvold, a freshman reserve from Norway, scored 12 points for the ...

Forest Park’s ‘unlikely, unselfish’ state football champions

CRYSTAL FALLS - Michigan's first Eight-Player Division 2 state football champions looked nothing of the sort in the third week of the season. Just a week after a gutsy performance that beat defending state champion North Central in overtime, Forest Park trailed Stephenson 26-0 at ...

Packers have smaller margin for error

GREEN BAY, Wis. — A bright spot to the rough, five-game stretch that has dropped the Green Bay Packers to a .500 record is that many players in the locker room know what it’s like to dig out of a similar hole. A year ago, the Packers were 4-6 after 10 games, riding a four-game losing ...