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ScuttleBurt: ‘Great’ time at Ford Field for local ref

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Local ref Dean Nelson enjoyed working the Division 5 state football championship at Ford Field in Detroit. “Great crew, great game, and both teams and coaches with outstanding sportsmanship,” Nelson wrote on Facebook. Nelson, one of the area’s more versatile ...

Thoune powers Juiced Apparel

IRON MOUNTAIN — Eddie Thoune’s 27 points paced Juiced Apparel past Top Notch Hardscaping 88-73 in the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Schools Men’s Basketball League. Marvin Cherette Jr. added 17 in the A/B Division game. In other A/B contests, Solberg’s Greenleaf’s #1 slammed ...

Bobcats rip NLC foe

PHELPS, Wis. — Three players scored in double figures as Florence opened its Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball season Friday with a 62-39 win over Phelps. “Overall it was sloppy game,” said Florence coach Bryan Bomberg. “We didn’t shoot extremely well but we did some good ...

Patriots post 2nd win

GOODMAN, Wis. — Boone Larison and Lamarr Lewis led Goodman-Pembine past Elcho 55-33 in Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball action Friday. G-P led 24-16 at the half, then outscored Elcho 31-15 in the second half. Boone Larison and Lamarr Lewis combined for 25 points for the Patriots ...

Cougars blitz Badgers

COLEMAN, Wis. — Coleman shut down Niagara 54-18 in M&O Conference boys basketball Friday. The Cougars rolled to a 31-14 halftime lead and expanded the margin with a 23-4 run in the second half. Payton Nelson led Coleman with 18 points. Dawson Lincoln topped Niagara (0-2) with seven ...

WIC’s 4th quarter upends Escanaba

STAMBAUGH — Emily Nelson scored 10 of her game-high 20 points in the final quarter and West Iron County pulled away late to defeat Escanaba 51-39 Friday evening in non-conference girls basketball at Charles Greenlund Gymnasium. Nelson, committed to Michigan Tech for basketball, posted a ...

Nordics hold off Cats

FELCH — Ashton Hord scored 11 of her game-high 22 points in the second quarter as North Dickinson held off Florence 55-52 in non-conference girls basketball Friday at Carl F. Lemin Jr. Gymnasium. Hord hit three triples in the second quarter when the Nordics pulled out to a 31-18 ...

Badgers drop ‘total stinker’ to Wolverines

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Crivitz Wolverines, beginning the game with a quick gut punch, dumped Niagara 67-34 in Marinette-Oconto Conference girls basketball action Friday. In the blink of an eye, the Wolverines led 8-0 and never looked back. The Badgers struggled with turnovers throughout ...

Trail openings on hold for upkeep

IRON MOUNTAIN — Even though more snow is expected, the Tri-County Snowmobile Club won’t open its trail system in the Dickinson County area until after Dec. 15, when the muzzleloading season ends. A major part of the system is on private land and there may be a lot of hunter activity, the ...

Bobcats football coach receives 8-player award

FLORENCE, Wis — Florence’s Kent Walstrom has been named MONLPC 8 (Marinette-Oconto-Northern Lakes-Packerland Conference) Coach of the Year by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association. In 2019, Florence finished tied for second place in the nine-team MONLPC with a 6-2 conference ...

Westwood knocks off Kingsford

ISHPEMING — Every sports team will have some jitters going into its first game of the season, no matter how much experience that team brings to the table. It didn’t take long for the Westwood girls basketball team to find its groove on Friday night, though. Despite a slow start in the ...

Broncos throw Trojans in season opener

HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris Broncos knew if they could contain 6-foot-2 Mercedes Simmons they’d have a good shot to win. They did that, and got 14 points from Allison Richer as they hung on for a 44-31 girls basketball win over Forest Park in their season opener here Friday ...

Leadership concern for youthful Flivvers

KINGSFORD — Young and inexperienced players make up the Kingsford boys basketball roster this upcoming season. Lost from a team that went 12-10 last season are Tyler Beauchamp, Luke Terrian, Nate Rutter and Andrew Mann. Terrian and Beauchamp both topped the 1,000-point career mark. “This ...

Graduation takes toll on Nordics

FELCH — Graduating four starters has left some holes in North Dickinson’s boys basketball program. Skyline Central Conference first-team and all defensive team recipient Matthew Bruette, SCC honorable mention Joe Roell, Quenten Ackerman and Brendon Steinbrecher, were all starters from last ...

Look for Jets to run past opponents

POWERS — Anybody who watched the North Central Jets boys last basketball season or this past football season knows what like they to do — utilize their speed and run, run, run. “That’s no secret,” second-year coach Mike Malone said. “Everybody’s seen these kids play football, ...

Iron Mountain comes up short

IRON MOUNTAIN — Down just five points late in the first half, Iron Mountain was unable to close the gap and fell 75-49 to West PAC foe Calumet Thursday in the Mountaineers’ season opener. Both teams came out in man to man defense to begin the game, with Calumet using a three-quarter ...

Jets surge past Rockets, 60-38

RAPID RIVER — In a battle of 1-0 squads, North Central moved to 2-0 by speeding past Rapid River 60-38 in a Skyline Central Conference contest. After a relatively even first quarter that ended 10-7 in the Jets’ favor, an explosive second gave them a large cushion. “It took a little ...

Eagles fly by Lady Knights, 50-33

STEPHENSON — In Skyline Central Conference girls basketball action Thursday night, the Stephenson Eagles defeated the Norway Lady Knights 50-33 at Stephenson High School. With the score tied 17-17 late in the second quarter, Norway head coach Joe Tinti said, “We lost the lead going into ...

Emeralds see two sign NLIs

MANISTIQUE — After having an amazing volleyball career at Manistique, Emilee McDaniel is now following in her parents’ footsteps. The 6-foot tall middle hitter signed her letter-of-commitment to play at Lake Superior State University Wednesday in the high school gym, making the decision to ...

Calumet skates by Kingsford

IRON MOUNTAIN — In Great Lakes Hockey Conference action Thursday night, the Kingsford Flivvers welcomed the Calumet Copper Kings to Mountain View Ice Arena in Iron Mountain. The visitors from the Copper Country defeated Kingsford 5-2. “Calumet is the strongest high school hockey team in ...