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Northern Stars U19 soccer win first two games

NIAGARA, Wis. — Northern Stars U19 boys soccer team is off to a 2-0 start. The shorthanded Stars rallied for a 4-3 win over Greenville to start the season on May 12. The Stars, with only 10 players available, played to a 1-1 tie in the first half after an Owen Caudell goal on a rebound of a ...

Anderson brothers win Oak Crest golf tournament

NORWAY — The Anderson brothers captured the rain-shortened Paul Lambert Memorial Golf Tournament at Oak Crest Golf Course on Saturday. Dan Anderson and Darren Anderson shot a 10-under par 62 to win the tournament by two strokes over Jim Markell and Nick Markell. Ryan Allred and Sam ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: New playoff system year late for Flivvs

ScuttleBu(r)t ... MHSAA’s revised football playoff points system came a year too late for Kingsford. According to Mick McCabe of the Detroit Free Press, Kingsford’s 4-5 record in 2018 would have been good enough for the new playoff format. “Beginning in the fall of 2020, a team’s ...

Florence boosters holding fundraiser for gym chairs

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence Athletic Booster Club is asking the community for help in providing chairs for the gymnasium. “We’re currently in the process of making some upgrades and needed improvements to our gymnasium at Florence High School,” said Bryan Bomberg of the booster club. ...

Clifford, LeGrave named top Knights

NORWAY — Haley Clifford and Mitchell LeGrave are the recipients of Norway High School’s premier student-athlete honors. Clifford received the Clarence (Towe) Castelaz Trophy while LeGrave earned the Quentin Nolte Trophy. LeGrave also accepted the Don Hill Memorial Scholarship during this ...

Softball: Grand slam lifts IM to split with Norway

NORWAY - Iron Mountain and Norway battled to a doubleheader split on Thursday. Iron Mountain won the first game 17-8 and Norway won the nightcap 12-2. The Mountaineers’ (13-7) night was punctuated by a grand slam home run by Saylor Swartout in the sixth inning of the first game. Iron ...

Baseball: Cardinals clip Bobcats

FLORENCE, Wis. — A four-run second ining triggered Crandon past Florence 14-2 in Northern Lakes Conference baseball Friday at Red Johnson Field. Four Florence pitchers gave up 12 hits, walked eight and struck out two. Crandon pitching yielded seven hits, struck out 10 and walked one. Toby ...

D3 Track: ND girls keep title; NC boys in draw

FELCH — North Dickinson’s girls track and field team repeated as MHSAA Division 3 regional champions after edging Stephenson by five points on Friday. The Nordics scored 73 points to Stephenson’s 68. Carney-Nadeau (25.5) took third, followed by Forest Park (9), North Central (8) and ...

NBA: Bucks handle Raptors

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo started the game with an emphatic dunk. The next possession, a sprawling block to deny Marc Gasol. The next possession, another dunk. The tone was set. And it never changed. The Eastern Conference doesn't belong to Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee ...

Prep Golf: WIC girls win Hancock Invite

HOUGHTON - West Iron County’s girls won the Hancock Invitational at Portage Lake Golf Course. Houghton boys placed first with a team score of 339. West Iron County took second with 340 and Calumet came away with 345 for third place. WIC girls, led by a 98 from Tori Bociek, shot a 438 to ...

Track and field: Ishpeming holds off Norway for Division 2 regional title

IRON RIVER — Ishpeming held off Mitchell LeGrave and Norway for the boys title while Hancock edged West Iron County for girls honors Thursday in the MHSAA Division 2 regional track and field meet at Nelson Field. Ishpeming’s boys tallied 65 points in beating Norway 52.5, Ironwood 33, ...

Tennis: Kingsford beats IM, 7-1

KINGSFORD — Kingsford knocked off rival Iron Mountain 7-1 in boys tennis Thursday. In other matches Thursday, Negaunee defeated Kingsford 6-2 and Iron Mountain 8-0. “Negaunee is a tough team and we knew that going in,” said Coach Sarah Massie, whose Flivvers collected three-set wins ...

Norway Speedway car show Saturday

NORWAY — Norway Speedway’s 2019 season will kick off with a race car show at Recreation Lanes in Iron Mountain on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The show will be followed by a practice session open to cars in any division that take part in the show from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per ...

Track and field: Kingsford girls, IM boys take 3rd at D1 regional

NEGAUNEE — Kingsford’s girls and Iron Mountain’s boys each placed third Thursday in a MHSAA Division 1 track and field regional. Westwood’s boys scored 56 points to sink Houghton 36, Iron Mountain 32, Calumet 31, Negaunee 23, Kingsford 9. Charlie Gerhard led the Mountaineers with ...

Baseball: Stanish, Kingsford hold off IM 5-3

QUINNESEC — Kingsford held off a late push by rival Iron Mountain for a 5-3 win on Thursday. The Flivvers (5-11) were helped by Ben Stanish's strong performance on the mound. He threw 101 pitches across six innings and struck out eight while walking three. He gave up three runs on four ...

Springer twins, Beaster take top Bobcats’ honors

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence High School’s formula for selecting the premier student-athletes came up with senior Evan Beaster for the boys and a tie for the girls during the school’s 50th annual awards ceremony Wednesday The Springer twins, juniors Jenna and Jordyn, shared the Ginny ...

Golf: WIC, Ontonagon share George Young Invitational title

IRON RIVER — West Iron County and Ontonagon shared team honors in the George Young Invitational girls golf tournament Wednesday at Young’s. The Wykons and Gladiators each posted a 431. Westwood was third at 472, followed by Iron Mountain (497) and Calumet (518). Medalist Payton Dube of ...

Baseball: Florence coach LaPoint wins 400th career game

WHITE LAKE, Wis. — Florence’s Dave LaPoint reached a coaching milestone Tuesday when the Bobcats spilled White Lake 13-1 in a five-inning Northern Lakes Conference baseball game. LaPoint, Florence’s head baseball coach for 46 years, posted his 400th career victory. “It means I’ve ...

NMU basketball coach leaves for Calvin

GRAND RAPIDS — Bill Sall has left Northern Michigan University for Calvin College. Sall becomes the 12th head coach in Calvin men’s basketball history. Sall, who spent the past six seasons at NMU, replaces the recently retired Kevin Vande Streek. His return to west Michigan will be a ...

Baseball: Flivvers, Esky split twinbill

QUINNESEC — If it wasn't for Andrew Paupore, it might have been a complete day to forget for Kingsford. Paupore's gem on the mound in the first game helped Kingsford hold on to a doubleheader split with Escanaba on Tuesday. Paupore threw a complete game, giving up three hits with no walks ...