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ScuttleBu(r)t leftovers, December 2019

ScuttleBu(r)t ... From the Chicago Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein: “Mark Dantonio was asked if Michigan State erred by retaining its entire offensive staff after a dreadful 2018 season. Dantonio called it a ‘dumbass question.’ Based on the Spartans finishing 12th in the Big Ten in scoring, ...

Esky overwhelms Flivvs

KINGSFORD — In a game that was a tale of two entirely different halves, the Kingsford Flivvers boys basketball team opened up its campaign with a 83-48 loss to Great Northern Conference rival Escanaba. The first quarter was very seesaw with the lead going back and forth. Both teams were in ...

Modeltowners outlast Mountaineers in physical contest

GWINN — Iron Mountain battled Gwinn almost to the wire before falling 50-40 in Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball Friday. “It was a really physical game,” said Iron Mountain coach Katelynn Johnson, noting just three free throw attempts by the Mountaineers. Claire Mongrain led ...

Badgers’ second half sinks Knights 49-28

NORWAY — Niagara took charge in the second half to beat Norway 49-28 in non-conference girls basketball Friday. The Badgers outscored the Knights 36-13 over the second half. “Again we are a team of halves,” said Norway Coach Joe Tinti, who once coached at Niagara. “We went into half ...

Trojans hold off Flivvs

CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park withstood a late rally by Kingsford to pull out a 42-39 win in non-conference girls basketball Friday. Mercedes Simmons led the Trojans with 15 points and 20 rebounds and Sydney Honkala also scored 15. “Our girls played great defense tonight,” said Forest ...

Turnovers send Badgers to defeat

GILLETT, Wis. — Niagara played even with Gillett in the second half but dropped a 57-51 decision in M&O Conference boys basketball Friday. “We had too many turnovers, 16, in the first half,” said Niagara coach Steve Derwinski. “We did battle back.” The Badgers, who were led by ...

Hornets slip past Lady Cats 46-41

ELCHO, Wis. — Florence took an early lead before falling to Elcho 46-41 in Northern Lakes Conference girls basketball Friday. “It was back and forth, a well-played game,” said Florence coach Brad Perry. “The balls bounced their way a couple more times than ours.” Jenna Springer ...

Bobcats challenged in loss to Rebels

WABENO, Wis — The Florence Bobcats traveled to Laona-Wabeno Friday night, which was won by the home team Rebels 71-69. The Northern Lakes Conference matchup was a make game from Thursday nights cancellation due to snowy weather. “Overall, disappointed with the loss. There are some areas ...

Carney, Baumler sink ND

CARNEY — Max Baumler drained seven of Carney-Nadeau’s 14 three-point field goals and the Wolves downed North Dickinson 67-27 in non-conference boys basketball Friday. The Wolves led 22-5 at the end of the first quarter. “I thought we came out with a lot of energy,” said UP Hall of ...

Nordics smother Broncos

HARRIS — North Dickinson shut down Bark River-Harris in the second half and posted a 47-33 non-conference girls basketball decision. The Nordics outscored the Broncos 22-9 in the second half. “The first half was up-tempo by both teams,” said Coach Kirk Mattson, his Nordics ahead 25-25 ...

Iron Mountain wrestlers set to begin new season

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain wrestling team will begin the season with a good core of returning wrestlers. Head coach Cory McLaren’s squad won last season’s Mid-Peninsula Conference meet and took home a fifth consecutive district title. “Last year was a good year for our ...

Middle School basketball tourney starts Monday

KINGSFORD — Michigan-Wisconsin Middle School Boys Basketball Tournament has been drawn and the schedules have been set. The tournament semifinal games will be played at Niagara and Kingsford schools, with both facilities having two gymnasiums. The games begin on Monday at Kingsford, ...

DAHA squirts dominate Iron River

IRON MOUNTAIN - Dickinson Amateur Hockey Association’s The Kaizen Way to Wellness 10U squirts dominated against Iron River Sunday at Mountain View Ice Arena, winning 13-3 and 16-3. “The kids played very well together with fantastic teamwork bringing about the wins,” a team ...

IM boys hope to build on success

IRON MOUNTAIN — Coming off of a season that ended at the Breslin Center in East Lansing in the state championship game, head coach Harvey “Bucky” Johnson returns three starters from a team that finished 27-1 last season. Coach Johnson notes key graduation loses to be three-year starters ...

Knights pull away from Nordics, 61-35

FELCH — Logan Parolini netted 21 points and Kody Hendricks added 20 as Norway overcame a slow start to take down North Dickinson 61-35 Wednesday evening in a Skyline Central Conference boys basketball game at Carl F. Lemin Jr. Gymnasium. In what was a makeup game and the season opener for ...

Norway’s Hendricks, IM’s Colavecchi named AP all-state first team

LANSING — Iron Mountain senior Gio Colavecchi and Norway senior Kody Hendricks were named to the Associated Press all-state football team for Division 7-8, as voted by a panel of 11 Michigan sports writers. They were the only two U.P. selections on the first team. Mountaineer senior ...

Flivvers suffer setback

KINGSFORD — Kingsford dropped a 48-31 non-conference girls basketball decision to Ishpeming Tuesday at the Kingsford Middle School Gymnasium. The Flivvers, missing senior Brooke Kriegl from the starting five due to inflammation in her left foot, found it difficult to score. “We struggled ...

North Central lands Gorzinski, Nehring on 8-player all-state list

PICKFORD — Jimmy Storey has a textbook middle linebacker mentality. Bringing the thunder is the Pickford High School senior’s favorite part of football. “He’s all-out, all the time. He arrives at the hole with authority,” Pickford coach Josh Rader said. “He’s not dragging ...

WIC overcomes IM defense

STAMBAUGH — In a defensive battle, West Iron County topped Iron Mountain 34-28 in West PAC girls basketball Tuesday at Charles Greenlund Gymnasium. “We had a hard time putting the ball in the hoop tonight, only shooting 26 percent from the floor,” said Wykons head coach Eric Shamion. ...

Nordics take down Hawks

FELCH — In Skyline Central Conference Girls Basketball Tuesday night, the North Dickinson Nordics defeated the Republic-Michigamme Hawks 73-14 in the Carl F. Lemin Jr. Gymnasium. “We got off to a fast start tonight, and everyone played multiple positions. I am happy about both things,” ...