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Accident put Granquist out of skeleton

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ScuttleBu(r)t ... This year’s Winter Olympics will have six individuals with family ties to our area. Brooke Granquist of Powers was hoping to be the seventh when she began training in skeleton, the sport where a person rides a small sled down a frozen track while lying face ...

Balanced Jets blast Bears

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GARDEN CORNERS — Griffin Johnson scored a career-high 12 points to help North Central’s balanced attack in an 86-40 win Friday night against host Big Bay de Noc. Trenton Schaff led the Jets with 13 points as five players reached double figures. Austin Poupore produced 11 points and Lucas ...

Top-ranked Munising decks North Dickinson

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MUNISING — Munising’s calling card recently has been balanced scoring by its girls basketball team. The Mustangs showed that off again Thursday night as six players scored at least eight points in Munising’s 68-43 victory over North Dickinson. The No. 1-ranked team in the UP in Class ...

Fornetti welcome addition at Alma

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By BURT ANGELI Sports Writer Brooke Fornetti couldn’t be happier bowling with the Alma College Scots. The feeling is mutual from Alma College women’s head coach Kyle Woodcock. “Brooke is having a great season,” Woodcock said. “She was pushed right into a starting role and ...

Izzo welcomes Hematites to MSU

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Tom Izzo hasn’t changed a bit. Michigan State’s highly-successful coach, a 2016 inductee to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, got his start with the Ishpeming Hematites. He invited that 1977-1978 team to East Lansing last month. “Watching Coach Izzo coach now, 40 years later, he ...

Krans takes MASTERS hillcross at Keyes Peak

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Aurora’s Tony Krans swept every class at Saturday’s Wisconsin State Championship Hillcross at Keyes Peak. Sanctioned by Mid America Snow & Terrain Expert Racers (MASTERS), Krans raced his Polaris to a second straight “Top Dog” title. Krans qualified to ...

Little League sign-up set for Niagara, North Central and Norway

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NORWAY — Norway Area Little League will host baseball and softball registration for three communities. Niagara sign-up sessions are scheduled for Monday, Feb. 12, and Thursday, Feb. 15, from 3:15 p.m. to 6 in the Niagara Elementary cafeteria. Contact Joe Champeau at 906-396-7442 with any ...

Bluejays outlast Patriots in NLC boys basketball

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THREE LAKES, Wis. — Three Lakes outlasted Goodman-Pembine 57-51 in double overtime Friday in Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball. The Patriots (7-12, 5-8) trailed 25-24 at halftime but pulled ahead by nine points in the second half. The score was tied at 39 after regulation. “Both ...

Fish turn finicky; Wisconsin DNR works on grouse habitat

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Fishing pressure was light this week, though John Grier reported steady bait sales Friday with a sunny weekend predicted. A 24-inch walleye leads Grier’s monthly contest at Whispering Pines Outpost on M-95. “It’s been so cold, not a lot of people have been going ...

Girls basketball: Flivvers drop OT thriller

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KINGSFORD — Avery Ledy scored seven of her game-high 22 points to start overtime and Marquette downed Kingsford 53-44 in Great Northern Conference girls basketball Friday. Both teams hit lay-ups in the final seconds of regulation for a 42-42 deadlock. Ledy then went to work underneath in ...

Musky club to host annual Expo on Feb. 17 in IM

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Boundary Waters Musky Club will host its 10th annual Expo from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in the Antoine Banquet Room at Recreation Lanes in Iron Mountain. The event will feature prize drawings, tackle sales and swaps, and presentations by guest speakers. The ...

Boys basketball: West Iron County stops Calumet’s win streak

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CALUMET — West Iron County ended Calumet’s six-game winning streak Friday with a 49-44 West PAC boys basketball win. Steven Nelson led the Wykons (7-7, 4-0) with 21 points. The Wykons, shooting free throws at a 69-percent clip this season, converted 23 of 29 in the game including 13 of ...

Sportsman’s Seminar and Supper Feb. 24

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The 20th annual Sportsman’s Seminar and Supper will be Saturday, Feb. 24, at Iron Mountain Central Middle School. Sponsored by Family Baptist Church of Kingsford, the event begins at 3 p.m., with dinner served at 5 p.m. Ross Crowe will be the main speaker at 6:15 p.m., ...

Boys basketball: Crivitz rolls past Niagara

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CRIVITZ, Wis. — Crivitz made easy work of a Niagara squad depleted by illness, posting a 76-30 M&O Conference win Friday. “Crivitz is playing some really good basketball right now,” said Niagara coach Jim Hoogland. “They do everything very well.” Casey Antonissen and Austin ...

Girls basketball: North Central beats Stephenson

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POWERS — A fourth-quarter rally saved the North Central girls Thursday night in a 57-52 basketball victory over the Stephenson Eagles. The Jets trailed by 10 points midway through the Skyline Central Conference matchup. “Delaney Smith stole the ball when we were only up by two ...

Feb. 24 races at Fumee

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Bike Path Committee will host the Frostbitten 50 K Ultra running event and Snotscycle Fat Tire Bike Race, both new, on Saturday, Feb. 24. The events begin at 8 a.m. at the Fumee Lake Natura Area. Entrance is at the corner of Indiana Mine Road, ...

Girls basketball: Negaunee survives Iron Mountain hustle

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Negaunee held off upset-minded Iron Mountain in a 58-42 Mid-Peninsula Conference win on Thursday. The Miners (16-0), ranked No. 2 in the UPSSA Class ABC poll and No. 5 in the statewide AP poll, held just a three-point lead at the half. But Negaunee torched the net with ...

No. 1 Mustangs girls sink Nordics

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MUNISING — Munising’s calling card recently has been balanced scoring by its girls basketball team. The Mustangs showed that off again Thursday night as six players scored at least eight points in Munising’s 68-43 victory over North Dickinson. The No. 1-ranked team in the Upper ...

Jets girls rally past Eagles

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POWERS — A fourth-quarter rally saved the North Central girls Thursday night in a 57-52 basketball victory over the Stephenson Eagles. The Jets trailed by 10 points midway through the Skyline Central Conference match-up. “Delaney Smith stole the ball when we were only up by two ...