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North Central wins regional

FELCH - Garrett O'Neil's last home meet was one to remember. O'Neil, a North Dickinson senior, took four first-place finishes in the MHSAA Division 3 regionals on Friday, qualifying in those events for the upcoming UP Finals. O'Neil won the 110 meter hurdles, 300 hurdles, long jump and the ...

Hematites sweep D2 regional

ISHPEMING — Winning the meet was only secondary to Ishpeming track and field coach P.J. Pruett, but the dominance the Hematites showed at its MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 regional left him beaming. “I’m very proud of the effort our kids gave today,” he said after Ishpeming more ...

Softball: Norway sweeps Mountaineers in MPC clash

IRON MOUNTAIN — Norway won big against Iron Mountain with a Mid-Peninsula Conference doubleheader sweep on Thursday. The Knights won by scores of 19-3 and 14-0. “Too many errors to compete against a team of Norway’s caliber,” Iron Mountain coach Dean Lefebvre said. “They are a ...

Soccer: Kingsford whitewashes Three Lakes, 7-1

KINGSFORD — Kingsford erupted for six first-half goals and defeated Three Lakes, Wis., 7-1 in non-conference girls soccer Thursday at Commemorative Field. The Flivvers (9-3-2) celebrated “Senior Night” in the season’s final home game. “Very nice win,” said Kingsford coach Jon ...

Baseball: Flivvers stifle Iron Mountain, 11-1

KINGSFORD — The Kingsford Flivvers bested rival Iron Mountain 11-1 on Thursday. The Mountaineers scored its lone run in the first inning to take a short-lived 1-0 lead when CJ Dantes scored on a double by Zach Spera. The Flivvers (11-12) responded with three runs in the bottom of the ...

Softball: Coleman shuts down Niagara

COLEMAN, Wis. — Niagara had no answers for Coleman pitcher Annabelle Kotecki on Thursday in the season finale. Kotecki gave up just three hits and struck out 11 in Coleman’s 11-1 M&O Conference win over the Badgers. “Dominating performance by Kotecki on the mound,” Niagara ...

Leiker resigns as Knights boys basketball coach

NORWAY — Longtime Norway High School boys basketball coach Ben Leiker submitted his resignation this week. Leiker coached Norway to 12 district titles in 18 years. He also won three Mid-Peninsula Conference titles. Last year, the Knights fell in the district semifinals to Iron ...

Tennis: Negaunee beats Iron Mountain, 7-0

IRON MOUNTAIN — Negaunee built a 7-0 lead over Iron Mountain before rain halted a boys tennis match Wednesday at Amos Marston Eastside Courts. The only match not completed was No. 1 singles where the Miners’ Eric Hurst beat Tysen Wadge 7-6 (7-4) in the first set. Rain washed out play ...

Baseball: Barrows’ walkoff HR completes Kingsford sweep against Escanaba

KINGSFORD — Escanaba came as close to sweeping a doubleheader as a team could get, yet lost both games to Kingsford on Tuesday. Escanaba held a 1-0 lead going into the final inning of the second game before Kingsford’s Guy Barrows ended the game with a three-run walkoff homerun for a 3-1 ...

Track and field: Iron Mountain boys win at Kingsford Invite

KINGSFORD — Iron Mountain is the new champion of the Kingsford Invitational boys track and field meet. The Mountaineers ended the host Flivvers’ seven-year title reign Tuesday, winning by a 156-145 margin. Iron Mountain last won this meet in 2009. “It was a great day of competition ...

Track and field: Allen, Flivvers girls win at home meet

KINGSFORD — Olivia Allen erased a pair of records to lead the host Flivvers to the Kingsford Invitational track and field title Tuesday. Kingsford repeated as team champion, registering 129 points to 107 for runner-up North Dickinson. Allen broke school and meet records in the 400-meter ...

Tennis: Flivvers beat Esky, 5-3

ESCANABA — Kingsford, triggered by wins at Nos. 1 and four doubles, downed Escanaba 5-3 in boys tennis Tuesday. “We had a turnaround at doubles,” said Kingsford Coach Mark Shanks. “That was the difference.” Kingsford No. 1 doubles Daunte Fortner and Tyler Beauchamp avenged a loss ...

Soccer: Marquette edges Iron Mountain, 1-0

MARQUETTE — Marquette scored early in the first half and turned back Iron Mountain 1-0 in UP Soccer Conference play Tuesday. Marquette’s Sierra Carlson scored five minutes into the game. The Mountaineers (8-3, 2-3 UPSC), according to Coach Zack Frorenza, got off to a slow start and had ...

Baseball: Bilski no-hits Bark River-Harris in win

HERMANSVILLE — Dawson Bilski was on top of his game Monday as he pitched a no-hitter for North Central in a 6-0 win over Bark River-Harris. “It’s a good feeling,” Bilski said. “I had good defense behind me. My arm was feeling great today.” Bilski’s one blemish came in the first ...

Baseball: Flivvers split against Marquette

MARQUETTE — The Redmen split a doubleheader with Kingsford Monday afternoon in a high school baseball doubleheader at Haley Memorial Field. Marquette won 3-1 and Kingsford won the other game 10-0. Garrett Finkbeiner was the storyline on the pitcher’s mound for Marquette in the first ...

Golf: Flivvs girls win triangular

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford’s girls and Westwood’s boys took honors Monday in a high school golf triangular at Pine Grove Country Club. Medalist Haley Gabriel shot a 52 to lead the Flivvers (230) past Iron Mountain (248) and Westwood (274). The Flivvers also counted Alissa Kainrath and ...

Golf: Peshtigo wins M&O title

CRIVITZ, Wis. — Bryce Jacobson led Peshtigo to the M&O Conference overall golf championship Monday at Hunter’s Glen Golf Club. In the season’s final 18-hole meet, Peshtigo took team honors with a 322. Coleman was runner-up at 332, followed by Crivitz 380, STAA 380, Niagara 413, ...

Kulas receives Riepma postgraduate scholarship

BAY CITY — Dan Kulas of the Michigan Tech track and field/cross country team has been selected as a 2016-17 Great Lakes Athletic Conference Pat Riepma Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. The honor, which awards each recipient, one male and one female, $5,000 in aid to the graduate school of ...

Seda, Harry enter UP Sports Hall of Fame

HARRIS — Therese (Altobelli) Seda and Lisa (Roell) Harry overcame big odds to reach the UP Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday. Seda wanted to play with the boys but that meant ski jumping where girls didn’t dare go. Roell played basketball at the tiny North Dickinson County School but ...

Soccer: Flivvers take 3rd place at tourney

WAUPACA, Wis. — Kingsford posted a 2-1 record Saturday in a girls soccer tournament at Waupaca. The Flivvers blanked Waupaca and Hortonville by 1-0 scores and lost to Menasha 1-0. They actually tied for second but wound up in third place on goal differential. Sauk Prairie was the ...