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‘Cats edge Niagara in WIAA opener

NIAGARA, Wis. — Serving in volleyball can either make or break a team’s success. Tuesday night inside the Niagara High School Gymnasium, the Florence Lady Bobcats defeated the Niagara Lady Badgers 3-2 (25-23, 27-29, 18-25, 25-22, 15-12) in first round WIAA Division 4 girls volleyball ...

Mountaineers come up short against Gwinn, 3-1

GWINN — Senior leadership was evident in Gwinn’s volleyball match against Iron Mountain on Tuesday night. Emily Curtice took charge of the Modeltowners’ offense with 11 kills and two aces, while Megan Ruokolainen and Marissa Delmont were strong defensively with 19 digs apiece. That ...

Esky takes down Kingsford 3-1

ESCANABA — The Escanaba volleyball team powered through the Kingsford Flivvers 3-1 (25-16, 22-25, 25-19, 25-18) here Tuesday in a Great Northern Conference tilt. The Eskymos pulled ahead midway through the first set, with the Flivvers unable to halt their momentum. Escanaba’s Anna Smith ...

Jets suffer volleyball sweep at Stephenson

STEPHENSON — The Stephenson volleyball team made easy work of the North Central Jets on Tuesday in a 3-0 sweep at the Lady Eagles annual Pink Night fundraiser to raise money for the Barb Palzewic Hope memorial relay fund. The fundraiser, which included 50/50 raffles, t-shirt sales and a ...

Wykons power past Knights

NORWAY — West Iron County captured a 25-19, 25-20, 25-12 sweep over Norway in non-conference volleyball Monday evening, with both teams decked out in pink for cancer awareness night. West Iron County head coach Brenda Grubbs was impressed with her team’s defense. “Our libero (Maddie ...

Bark River takes down Jets

POWERS — Despite a scrappy second set, the Bark River-Harris volleyball team swept the North Central Jets 3-0 (25-17, 26-24, 25-14) here Monday in Skyline Central Conference action. The Broncos (8-5) took an early lead in the first set and didn’t let up. The Jets repeatedly closed within ...

Rebels sweep NLC cross country title

LAKEWOOD, Wis. — Laona-Wabeno runners swept the team championships for both boys and girls at the Northern Lakes Conference cross country meet held at McCauslin Brook Golf Course. On the girls side of things, L\W had 34 points, followed by Three Lakes/Phelps with 40, Crandon 67 and the ...

Copper Kings win West PAC volley tournament crown

WEST ISHPEMING — On Saturday, the West PAC Conference Volleyball Tournament took place at the Westwood High School. Nine teams took part in the pool play format — Iron Mountain, West Iron County, Houghton, Hancock, Calumet, Westwood, Gwinn, Negaunee and Ishpeming. The Calumet Lady Copper ...

No. 19 Michigan relegated to playing for pride

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No. 19 Michigan seems to be relegated to playing just for pride this season. The Wolverines (5-2, 3-2 Big Ten) were handed a second loss at Penn State, leaving them on the brink of being eliminated from the Big Ten race just past the halfway mark of the regular ...

Prep swimming: Meeting set

KINGSFORD — There will be an organizational meeting for the Kingsford High School co-op swim team on Monday, Oct. 28, in the Kingsford Middle School Cafeteria at 6 p.m. The cafeteria is located next to the main entrance of gym. Parents are encouraged to attend. This is open to all high ...

Prep football: Bobcats

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence, with a 7-2 record, has qualified for the 16-team WIAA 8-player football playoff field. In Round 1, Florence seeded No. 3 in its four-team region, will face No. 2 seed Laona/Wabeno at Crandon at 7 p.m. Friday. The WIAA has set the game at a neutral site, due to ...

Prep football JV canceled

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain junior varsity football game scheduled for Thursday against Gogebic at Ironwood has been canceled. Gogebic has forfeited the contest. First year head coach Ty Thomann and his staff guided the Mountaineers to an 8-0 record. There is no replacement game ...

Kingsford girls second at U.P. Final

MARQUETTE — It was a special day for the Kingsford girls’ cross country team here Saturday as the Flivvers brought home their first trophy from the Upper Peninsula Division 1 Finals. The Flivvers earned runner-up honors with 69 points, just three behind Marquette, which won for the fifth ...

Flivvers bow in GNC volleyball semifinal

GLADSTONE — The Marquette Redettes continued their stranglehold on the Great Northern Conference here Saturday, capturing the GNC volleyball tournament with a 2-0 (25-18, 25-23) win over Escanaba in the championship game. The Redettes (32-2-3), who have yet to drop a conference game this ...

Forest Park fights off No. 1 Morrice 22-14

PICKFORD — For a game that came about in less than 36 hours, within only a few days of being played, Saturday’s showdown for recent 8-player football state champions ended up being a defensive battle and a one-score game. The Forest Park Trojans and head coach David Graff traveled to ...

Prep football: Preds make-up

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Northern Elite Predators football game at Crandon postponed on Friday night has been rescheduled. The game will be played Thursday at Crandon at 6 p.m. This will be the final game of the season for both teams. Northern Elite and head coach Ben Laarman sit at 1-5 on ...

Undefeated IM smokes L’Anse

L’ANSE — The Iron Mountaineers move their undefeated season to eight game as they thrashed the L’Anse Purple Hornets 51-6 on Friday night. “I am happy with the win,” said Iron Mountain head coach Robin Marttila. “We were able to spread the ball around. I liked the fact a lot of ...

Nordics whip Glads for homecoming win

FELCH — Scoring early and often is what the North Dickinson Nordics did Friday night, going on to defeat the Ontonagon Gladiators 54-22 in Great Lakes Conference 8 West Division football action. Nordics running back Brandon Thao scored the first of his five touchdowns on the night at the ...

Wykons secure postseason berth

STAMBAUGH — West Iron County’s Nathan Thomson racked up 142 of his game-high 151 rushing yards in the first quarter, and the Wykons crushed Gwinn 39-8 Friday evening in West PAC Iron Division football. The Wykons (6-2, 5-1) earned an automatic qualification into the MHSAA playoffs with ...

Girls hoops champs crowned in junior high tournament

KINGSFORD — The 2019 Michigan-Wisconsin junior high girls basketball tournament wrapped up Thursday night with the championship games taking place at the Kingsford High School and Middle School gyms. In the 7th Grade A Division, Kingsford defeated Forest Park 35-15. The 7th Grade B Division ...