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NBA: Bucks handle Raptors

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo started the game with an emphatic dunk. The next possession, a sprawling block to deny Marc Gasol. The next possession, another dunk. The tone was set. And it never changed. The Eastern Conference doesn't belong to Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee ...

Prep Golf: WIC girls win Hancock Invite

HOUGHTON - West Iron County’s girls won the Hancock Invitational at Portage Lake Golf Course. Houghton boys placed first with a team score of 339. West Iron County took second with 340 and Calumet came away with 345 for third place. WIC girls, led by a 98 from Tori Bociek, shot a 438 to ...

Track and field: Ishpeming holds off Norway for Division 2 regional title

IRON RIVER — Ishpeming held off Mitchell LeGrave and Norway for the boys title while Hancock edged West Iron County for girls honors Thursday in the MHSAA Division 2 regional track and field meet at Nelson Field. Ishpeming’s boys tallied 65 points in beating Norway 52.5, Ironwood 33, ...

Tennis: Kingsford beats IM, 7-1

KINGSFORD — Kingsford knocked off rival Iron Mountain 7-1 in boys tennis Thursday. In other matches Thursday, Negaunee defeated Kingsford 6-2 and Iron Mountain 8-0. “Negaunee is a tough team and we knew that going in,” said Coach Sarah Massie, whose Flivvers collected three-set wins ...

Norway Speedway car show Saturday

NORWAY — Norway Speedway’s 2019 season will kick off with a race car show at Recreation Lanes in Iron Mountain on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The show will be followed by a practice session open to cars in any division that take part in the show from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per ...

Track and field: Kingsford girls, IM boys take 3rd at D1 regional

NEGAUNEE — Kingsford’s girls and Iron Mountain’s boys each placed third Thursday in a MHSAA Division 1 track and field regional. Westwood’s boys scored 56 points to sink Houghton 36, Iron Mountain 32, Calumet 31, Negaunee 23, Kingsford 9. Charlie Gerhard led the Mountaineers with ...

Baseball: Stanish, Kingsford hold off IM 5-3

QUINNESEC — Kingsford held off a late push by rival Iron Mountain for a 5-3 win on Thursday. The Flivvers (5-11) were helped by Ben Stanish's strong performance on the mound. He threw 101 pitches across six innings and struck out eight while walking three. He gave up three runs on four ...

Springer twins, Beaster take top Bobcats’ honors

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence High School’s formula for selecting the premier student-athletes came up with senior Evan Beaster for the boys and a tie for the girls during the school’s 50th annual awards ceremony Wednesday The Springer twins, juniors Jenna and Jordyn, shared the Ginny ...

Golf: WIC, Ontonagon share George Young Invitational title

IRON RIVER — West Iron County and Ontonagon shared team honors in the George Young Invitational girls golf tournament Wednesday at Young’s. The Wykons and Gladiators each posted a 431. Westwood was third at 472, followed by Iron Mountain (497) and Calumet (518). Medalist Payton Dube of ...

Baseball: Florence coach LaPoint wins 400th career game

WHITE LAKE, Wis. — Florence’s Dave LaPoint reached a coaching milestone Tuesday when the Bobcats spilled White Lake 13-1 in a five-inning Northern Lakes Conference baseball game. LaPoint, Florence’s head baseball coach for 46 years, posted his 400th career victory. “It means I’ve ...

NMU basketball coach leaves for Calvin

GRAND RAPIDS — Bill Sall has left Northern Michigan University for Calvin College. Sall becomes the 12th head coach in Calvin men’s basketball history. Sall, who spent the past six seasons at NMU, replaces the recently retired Kevin Vande Streek. His return to west Michigan will be a ...

Baseball: Flivvers, Esky split twinbill

QUINNESEC — If it wasn't for Andrew Paupore, it might have been a complete day to forget for Kingsford. Paupore's gem on the mound in the first game helped Kingsford hold on to a doubleheader split with Escanaba on Tuesday. Paupore threw a complete game, giving up three hits with no walks ...

Soccer: Kingsford shuts out Ironwood, 3-0

IRONWOOD — Kingsford’s offense surged with a 3-0 win over Ironwood on Tuesday. The Flivvers were led by two goals from Paige Olson and a second-half goal by Liz Penegor. “That first goal kind of energized us a little,” Kingsford head coach Jon Lorenzoni said. “We started finding ...

Softball: Mountaineers sweep Manistique

IRON MOUNTAIN — Offense was abundant for Iron Mountain in a doubleheader sweep over Manistique on Tuesday. The Mountaineers (12-6) beat Manistique by scores of 10-0 and 19-4. Iron Mountain had 10 hits in the first game to back Hannah Proudfit’s first pitching win. Jorden Stoner had ...

Track and field: Flivvers girls win 4th straight Kingsford Invitational

KINGSFORD — Olivia Allen and Melanie Wenzel each figured in four firsts as Kingsford won a fourth straight Kingsford Invitational girls track title Tuesday at Flivver Field. “The girls competed hard tonight,” said Kingsford coach Lisa Harry. “I’m super excited for them. I knew we had ...

Softball: Gladstone sweeps Kingsford in twinbill

KINGSFORD — Gladstone's bats came alive with a five-run seventh in the nightcap to sweep Kingsford on Monday. The Braves (22-3) scored five runs on six hits for a 7-3 win. Gladstone won the first game 7-4. Kingsford (12-9) tied the second game at 1-1 with a home run by Maggie Strehlow in ...

Softball: Errors doom IM in twinbill loss

ISHPEMING — Westwood swept Iron Mountain, 11-4 and 16-4, in softball Monday. Freshman Natalie Prophet led the way for the Patriots (11-3) with a big day at the plate that included an inside-the-park home run and a second home run over the fence, both coming in Game 2. “Natalie went 6 ...

Novara named Kingsford head football coach

KINGSFORD — Mark Novara was promoted to Kingsford High School head football coach and Greg Wadge was retained as hockey coach during Monday’s Breitung Township Schools Board of Education. Novara, one of two applicants for the position, replaces Chris Hofer who stepped down after 33 seasons ...

Golf: Flivvers win at Pine Grove

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford and Westwood shared boys team honors Monday in a high school golf triangular at Pine Grove Country Club. The Flivvers and Patriots each shot 201. Medalist Matt Solda shot a five-over par 41 to lead Kingsford while Colin Bjorne paced Westwood with a 43. Iron ...

Baseball: Marquette sweeps Kingsford

MARQUETTE — The visiting Flivvers scored multiple runs in the top of the first inning each game only to have MSHS come back to take both games of a doubleheader. In the opener, which Marquette won 5-3, Kingsford scored three in the top of the first, only to be countered by the Redmen taking ...