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ScuttleBu(r)t … Seniors committed to Forest Park

Sure, losing hurts. But that wasn’t the worst part for Forest Park girls basketball coach Jackie Giuliani after Tuesday’s Class D regional semifinal setback to Bark River-Harris. She didn’t want to say good-bye to the five seniors that have meant so much to the program. “This is a ...

Marchand spills Red Wings in OT

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand has become Mr. Overtime for the Bruins. Not just this season, but in franchise history. The pesky forward completed his hat trick 34 seconds into overtime on Tuesday night to help Boston, which twice squandered a two-goal lead in regulation, escape with a 6-5 ...

Donkey hoops at Kingsford

KINGSFORD — Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show, described as wilder than a rodeo and funnier than a circus, will take place Saturday in the Kingsford Middle School Gym. Start time is 6 p.m. Breitung Township Schools teachers, alumni and senior students along with two local celebrity teams ...

Raiche qualifies for state swim

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kolbe Raiche, who does not swim the 200 backstroke during the Kingsford High School swim season, did just that with the rest of the Northern Lights YMCA swim team recently. Going to Manitowoc for the Manty Invite, Raiche qualified for the state meet in 200 backstroke. The ...

March Madness set for Carney

CARNEY — Carney-Nadeau Invitational “March Madness” men’s basketball tournament will be held Saturday, March 17, and March 18, at the Carney-Nadeau High School gym. To register or for more information, contact Paul Polfus at ppolfus@gmail.com or 906-748-0184 (cell).

Franchise tag for Lions’ Ansah

Five NFL players have been given the franchise tag, with only Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell getting the exclusive tag. Bell, who has been adamant about not playing under the tag for a second straight season, can’t negotiate with any other teams. Pittsburgh must offer him the average ...

UW-Green Bay wins fourth straight tourney

DETROIT (AP) — Allie Leclaire scored 24 points and tied a career high with eight rebounds, Jessica Lindstrom had her 41st career double-double and No. 22 Green Bay beat Wright State 62-44 on Tuesday for its fourth straight Horizon League Tournament championship and automatic NCAA berth. The ...

DePaul hits 16 treys, routs Marquette for Big East title

CHICAGO (AP) — Amarah Coleman scored a career-high 27 points and No. 2 seed DePaul routed top-seeded Marquette 98-63 on Tuesday night for the Big East Conference Tournament championship and automatic NCAA berth. DePaul (26-7) made 16 3-pointers, one shy of a tournament record. Each Blue ...

Regional hockey champion Flivvers

Adam Niemi/The Daily News Photo Kingsford outlasted Traverse City Central in double overtime to win the MHSAA Division 2 regional championship Saturday in St. Ignace. The Flivvers (19-7-1) and Ada Forest Hills Eastern (17-10-1) meet at 6 p.m. (Central time) Tuesday at Gaylord in the ...

Hockey: Kingsford wins 2OT thriller, reaches quarterfinals

ST. IGNACE — This has been a drama-filled postseason to say the least. That held true again Saturday afternoon for Kingsford, escaping a third-period collapse to win 6-5 in a double-overtime triumph over the Traverse City Central Trojans in a Division 2 regional final at Little Bear East ...

Boys Basketball: Norway’s Ortman premier SCC player

NORWAY — Norway’s Connor Ortman has been named the Skyline Central Conference Player of the Year. Ortman, who averaged 19.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game, will play next season at Lakeland University in Sheboygan, Wis. Coaches made the all-conference selections over the ...

Boys bowling: Mountaineers expect another state run next year

CANTON — Iron Mountain claimed the final qualifying spot for the MHSAA Division 2 state team bowling finals and bowed out in the quarterfinals Friday at Super Bowl. The Mountaineers were among 18 Division 2 teams vying for state honors. Qualifying started early Friday morning with eight ...

GALLERY: West Iron vs. Iron Mountain, 3/2

Photos from West Iron's Class C District 94 win over Iron Mountain on Friday. Photos are available for purchase from The Daily News office. Call the office at 906-774-2772.

GALLERY: Kingsford vs. Traverse City Central, 3/3

Photos from Kingsford's double-overtime regional win over Traverse City Central on Saturday in St. Ignace. Photos are available for purchase at The Daily News office. Call the office at 906-774-2772.

Girls basketball: West Iron faces Hematites in regional semifinal

West Iron County’s girls basketball district champions take another step Tuesday in the state tournament. The Wykons (18-4) and Ishpeming (19-3) meet in a Class C Region 24 opener at 5:30 p.m. EST Tuesday at Escanaba. The other regional semifinal pits St. Ignace (21-1) and Houghton ...

Wisconsin Girls Basketball: Crandon to state; Gillett falls in sectional

ANTIGO, Wis. – Crandon is going to the WIAA State Girls Basketball Tournament for the first time. The Cardinals defeated Marathon 50-44 in a Division 4 sectional final Saturday for their 17th straight win. “I have a young team. I have sophomores and juniors,” Crandon Coach Keegan ...

Flivvs’ Terrian, Beauchamp receive All-Great Northern

ESCANABA — Kingsford junior Luke Terrian has earned a first-team berth on the All-Great Northern Conference boys basketball lineup. GNC coaches meeting Friday named Gladstone’s Brad Spindler as player of the year. Escanaba’s Ryan Robinette was the defensive player of the year. ...

Nelson, Pellizzer lead WIC on All-West PAC first-team

L’ANSE — Senior center Steven Nelson and junior guard Caden Pellizzer of West PAC co-champion West Iron County have been named to the all-league boys basketball first-team. Calumet junior guard Matt Ojala was selected West PAC Player of the Year. WIC’s Dan Schive and Calumet’s Mike ...

Girls basketball: Wykons beat Iron Mountain, repeat as district champs

IRON MOUNTAIN — West Iron County bared down with a strong fourth quarter to repeat as district champions after beating Iron Mountain. The Wykons (18-4) piled on 22 points in the final quarter of the 56-47 victory in the Class C District 94 title game. "I thought the fourth quarter my girls ...

Sports calendar March 5-10

Area high school sports calendar for March 5-10 Boys Basketball Michigan boys basketball district schedule: CLASS B District 64 Monday, March 5 — Gladstone at Escanaba; Menominee at Boyne City; Cheboygan at Sault Ste. Marie Wednesday, March 7 — Escanaba or Gladstone at Kingsford, 6 ...