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Girls Basketball: Springers pace Cats over White Lake

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Springer sisters combined for 41 points and Florence spilled White Lake 84-17 in Northern Lakes Conference girls basketball Thursday. The Bobcats (3-5, 1-3) rolled to a 48-8 halftime lead. Florence head coach Brad Perry said the Lakers had five girls on the team, with ...

Boys basketball: Florence dominates White Lake, 105-34

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence started 2019 by sinking White Lake 105-34 in Northern Lakes Conference action Thursday. The Bobcats (5-3, 4-1), playing without leading scorer Kaden Schuls (flu), owned a 46-19 halftime lead. “It’s nice to get a win after Christmas break,” said Florence ...

Wrestling: IM, Flivvs split matches

KINGSFORD — Gladstone knocked off Iron Mountain and Kingsford in a high school wrestling quad meet Thursday. The Braves defeated the Mountaineers, 54-27, and host Flivvers, 51-18. Negaunee lost two matches on the night, falling to Iron Mountain, 48-25, and Kingsford, 42-28. “Everyone ...

Boys basketball: Trojans beat Norway 56-46 in OT

CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park shut out Norway 10-0 in overtime and defeated the Trojans 56-46 in a matchup of Skyline Central Conference boys basketball teams. The Trojans (4-3, 2-1) held a 10-point lead with about four minutes left in regulation. The Knights (2-4, 1-1) tied the game at 46 in ...

Boys basketball: Marquette opens new year with 67-49 win over Flivvers

MARQUETTE — Whenever a team goes on holiday break, coaches sometimes worry their team is rusty the first game back. Whatever concerns Marquette boys basketball head coach Brad Nelson had disappeared quickly as the Redmen used their inside game to take an early lead and never looked in a ...

Boys basketball: Nordics cruise past Mid Peninsula

FELCH — North Dickinson hit a groove in the third quarter of a 60-42 win over Mid Peninsula on Thursday. The Nordics (3-4) outscored Mid Peninsula 16-6 in the third quarter to pad on a 24-23 halftime lead. North Dickinson head coach Chris Mattson said there was an emphasis about playing ...

Forest Park retiring Gussert’s No. 22 before facing Wykons

CRYSTAL FALLS — Lexi Gussert’s No. 22 will be retired Friday by Forest Park High School. Gussert scored a UP record 2,630 points during a sterling four-year career with the Lady Trojans basketball program. “This is truly an honor,” Gussert said on social media. “I’m looking ...

College Golf: Eichhorn in Arizona

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Hunter Eichhorn of Carney participated last weekend in the Patriot All-America Invitational at Wigwam Golf Club. The Marquette University sophomore and reigning U.P. Golf Association men’s champion finished in a tie for 33rd among 84 entrants in the prestigious tournament ...

Forest Park to retire Lexi Gussert’s number Friday

CRYSTAL FALLS — Lexi Gussert’s No. 22 will be retired Friday by Forest Park High School. Gussert scored a UP record 2,630 points during a sterling four-year career with the Lady Trojans basketball program. “This is truly an honor,” Gussert said on social media. “I’m looking ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Portland’s IM grads credit coach

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Tom Wender’s influence helped Iron Mountain’s John Novara build a successful football program at downstate Portland. Novara, sporting a 43-5 record over the past four seasons, guided the Lansing-area school to the Division 5 state finals this season. “He (Tom ...

Junior Hockey: Humboldt coach, GM leaves junior program

HUMBOLDT, Saskatch-ewan — Nathan Oystrick has stepped down as coach and general manager of the Humboldt Broncos. The 36-year-old Regina, Saskatchewan, native and former Northern Michigan University hockey player was hired on July 3, about three months after 16 members of the junior hockey ...

Prep Hockey: Flivvers shade Bay City

MARQUETTE — Carter Kreski scored two goals and Kingsford edged winless Bay City 3-2 in high school hockey Saturday. Kreski’s first goal evened the score at 1-1 in the second period. The sophomore added a third-period goal for a 3-1 lead. David Brule also scored for the Flivvers (6-4). ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: Beauchamp thrilled to give TEDx address

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Sarah Beauchamp, a 1998 Iron Mountain High School graduate who once played women’s professional football (yes, football), can be found on You Tube delivering an inspirational TEDx talk. “I had an amazing opportunity,” said Beauchamp, an award-winning high school ...

Wrestling: Flivvers, Mountaineers post unbeatens at Munising Duals

MUNISING — Iron Mountain registered a 4-1 team record along with four unbeaten wrestlers in the Munising Super Duals on Friday. Unbeaten Kingsford wound up with the runner-up trophy in the West bracket. The Mountaineers (12-4) knocked off St. Ignace, 42-40; Munising, 40-30; Rudyard, ...

Former North Central star stays positive despite injury

ESCANABA - Jason Whitens remains chipper and upbeat while going through something he has never dealt with throughout a spectacular athletic career. A sophomore basketball player at Western Michigan University, the former North Central High School standout is rehabbing a knee injury that has ...

Ski club gains support for Giant Pine

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Henry Foundation has contributed $50,000 to the Kiwanis Ski Club for its Capital Campaign. The goal of the Capital Campaign is to raise funds for improvements to the Pine Mountain Ski Jump and facilities as required by the International Ski Federation to continue ...

Girls basketball: Niagara cruises past Tigerton, 56-18

TIGERTON, Wis. — Niagara took an early 10-point lead and eased to a 56-18 win over Tigerton on Thursday. Niagara jumped to a 10-point lead in the opening minutes and kept on the gas the rest of the night, holding Tigerton to just six points in the second half. The Badgers (7-2) were led ...

Hockey: Weed hat trick lifts Flivvers past Soo

MARQUETTE — Eamonn Weed’s hat trick lifted Kingsford past Sault Ste. Marie 4-3 in non-conference high school hockey Friday. The Flivvers (5-4) scored twice in the third period to erase a 3-2 deficit. One of Weed’s three goals was unassisted. Trey Bociek had the other goal and Ethan ...

Boys basketball: Niagara still winless after 50-33 loss to Tigerton

TIGERTON, Wis. — Niagara failed to sustain a first-half lead in a 50-33 non-conference loss to Tigerton on Thursday. The Badgers (0-8), already with a shorter roster this season, were without Landen Kaldor and Joshua Weber. Tigerton (2-7) took the lead about halfway through the first ...