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Hornets down Flivvs

MARQUETTE — Unbeaten Saline scored four power play goals and defeated Kingsford 6-2 in the Marquette Holiday Invitational on Friday. Saline (8-0) built a 2-0 lead in the first period before Kingsford (6-2) answered with an Eamonn Weed goal assisted by TJ Burke. In the second period, ...

Tales from the cold

The penultimate day of 1967 was as beautiful as it gets in Green Bay in late December. Chilly, yes, but the Dallas Cowboys enjoyed the sunshine as they practiced at Lambeau Field for their New Year's Eve game against the Green Bay Packers. "You could work up a sweat," said Dan Reeves, then a ...

Adams signs contract extension with Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers have signed wide receiver Davante Adams to a contract extension. Packers.com reported Adams, who was drafted out of Fresno State in the second round (No. 53 overall) by the Packers in 2014, has recorded the fourth-most receptions (237) and receiving ...

Kingsford hoops No. 1

Kingsford’s teams in the Michigan-Wisconsin Boys Junior High Basketball League closed out the season with perfect 12-0 records. The eighth-grade team downed Norway in the tournament championship and the seventh-grade team defeated Iron Mountain in the finals.

Girls basketball: Niagara routs Tigerton

NIAGARA, Wis. — Defense spurred Niagara to a 56-18 non-conference win over Tigerton on Thursday. The Badgers (7-2) held a narrow four-point lead over the Cougars until their 1-3-1 defense led to turnovers and fast break points. Before they knew it, the Badgers held a 30-10 lead midway ...

Boys basketball: Westwood edges West Iron, 45-37

ISHPEMING — Westwood employed its trademark defense especially well in the middle two quarters to take a 45-37 victory over West Iron County in a high school boys basketball game played Thursday night. After this makeup of a non-conference game postponed from Dec. 4, both teams now stand ...

Boys basketball: Badgers beat Tigerton

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara overcame poor shooting in the first half to beat Tigerton 73-54 in a non-conference game on Thursday. The Badgers (5-3, 1-3 M&O Conference) missed shots ranging from layups to long-range. As a result, Niagara held a slim 32-28 lead against the winless ...

Boys basketball: Norway surges past Nordics

FELCH — A suffocating defense triggered Norway past North Dickinson 74-23 in a non-conference boys basketball rout Thursday at Carl F. Lemin Gymnasium. The Knights (2-2) scored the first eight points of the game but the Nordics (1-5) closed to 18-11 at the quarter. Norway’s pressure led ...

Wrestling additions among winter rules changes

EAST LANSING – The re-definition of the competition area to reward offensive wrestling in the down position is among the most significant rules changes taking effect with the start of 2017-18 competition in 12 winter sports for which the Michigan High School Athletic Association sponsors ...

Kearney loves golf with dad, Flivver great

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Katie Kearney, a swimwear designer and 2012 Miss Missouri, has a favorite golf partner. That would be her dad, Tim, a Kingsford High School great who went on to a professional football career. “I was originally introduced to the game when I was very young by my dad,” ...

Kingsford host to seven-school district tournament

By BURT ANGELI Sports Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford will serve as host school for a seven-school Class B basketball district tournament and the fluctuating Class C District 94 tournament will undergo another change for the 2017-2018 season. Michigan High School Athletic Association ...

Good choice in covering Jets-Knights

ScuttleBu(r)t ... I had three options for covering high school boys basketball last week. With sports editor Adam Niemi off to watch Kingsford-Marquette hockey, I had to choose among Niagara vs. Goodman-Pembine, Kingsford vs. West Iron County or Norway vs. North Central. I went with the ...

WIC’s Shamion admires late coaching great

ScuttleBu(r)t ... West Iron County’s new girls basketball coach played for one of the area’s all-time coaching greats. Eric Shamion, who has Wykons girls basketball off to a 4-2 mark, started for Chuck Greenlund’s 1991 Class C state boys basketball finalists. “His coaching ...

Gussert, MSU sweep New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Michigan State women’s basketball completed a sweep of the New Orleans Shootout on Friday. The Spartans (10-3) downed Mississippi Valley State 83-64 on Friday after upsetting No. 22 South Florida 83-73 on Thursday. Crystal Falls’ Lexi Gussert had eight points and two ...

Karen Kunkel: USOEC director, pro baseball player

MARQUETTE — Negaunee native Karen Violetta Kunkel — a trailblazer in women’s sports who was a vital force in bringing U.S. Olympic training to the Upper Peninsula — passed away recently. She was 83. Kunkel was a professional athlete, a professor, an administrator, a movie adviser, a ...

Hall extends hockey streak to 11

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson Amateur Hockey Association’s Hall Orthodontics 14U continued their hot streak over the weekend. Hall extended a consecutive games winning streak to 11 by defeating Appleton 5-2 and 4-3 and the Fox Valley Blades 3-2 and 7-5. Carter Kreski scored eight goals in ...

Gravel battles disease in return to LA Kings

LOS ANGELES — Over the summer, while the rest of his teammates were skating and building up their conditioning in advance of the upcoming season, Kingsford’s Kevin Gravel knew something wasn’t quite right with his body. He was heading in the opposite direction: workouts had left him ...

Coleman’s first-half sinks Florence

COLEMAN — Coleman exploded for 60 first-half points and defeated Florence 93-51 in non-conference boys basketball Friday. The Bobcats (3-4) trailed 60-26 at halftime. “Coleman was an eye opener for our young crew,” said Florence Coach Bryan Bomberg. “We’ll go back to work and get ...

Mountaineers upend undefeated Westwood

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain High School boys bowling team took care of business at home Saturday. The Mountaineers thumped previously undefeated Westwood 36-4 at Recreation Lanes. “We only get one home meet a season, so we have to make it count,” said Coach Pete Tomassoni. “After ...

Hockey: Flivvers hang on to beat Marquette, 3-2

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford rallied with two quick goals in the second period to grab momentum and beat Marquette 3-2 on Thursday. The Flivvers (6-1) fell to a 2-0 deficit after the Redmen (4-4) scored in the final seconds of the first period and then three minutes into the second period. ...