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Luke Gorzinski drops 30, Jets down Rockets

POWERS — A star was born on the basketball court Monday night. From scoring a career-high 30 points, to shutting down standout point guard Tyler Sundling, North Central freshman Luke Gorzinski had his coming out party in a 66-54 victory over Rapid River. He did it all, on both ends of the ...

Bark River trips up Forest Park

HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris boys basketball team didn’t feel its performance against Norway Friday was representative of its potential. The Broncos proved that to themselves and their fans on their home court Monday with a dominant first quarter on their way to a 57-41 victory over ...

Springer twins see double-doubles in blowout over Lena

FLORENCE, Wis. — Behind smothering full and half court traps, Florence made Monday night very rough for Lena. The Springer twins, Jenna and Jordyn, both posted double-doubles, combining for 28 points and 20 steals to lead Florence in a 52-21 non-conference rout. Jenna Springer led all ...

Knights’ boys roll past Nordics

NORWAY — With three players recording double figures in scoring, Norway overcame a 10-point first-quarter deficit and cruised past North Dickinson 63-42 in Skyline Central boys basketball action on Monday night. The Knights’ Kody Hendricks and North Dickinson’s Cameron Schultz led all ...

Nelsons guide West Iron County to hoops victories

Justin Nelson double-double leads WIC boys STAMBAUGH — West Iron County junior center Justin Nelson recorded a double-double with 20 points and 16 rebounds as the Wykons downed Houghton 53-42 in West PAC boys basketball Monday. Peyton Williams added 10 points for West Iron, which won ...

IM girls lose at Ishpeming

ISHPEMING — Reagan Lundholm scored 12 points for Iron Mountain in a 63-33 West PAC/Mid Peninsula dual conference girls basketball loss Monday night. “We were doing what we wanted to offensively, but we were just not putting the ball in the basket,” IM head coach Katelynn Grenier said. ...

Prep hoops poll largely unchanged

IRONWOOD — The third Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters high school basketball poll of the season has been released. The four No. 1 teams were all selected unanimously by the seven-voter panel, and they remain the same as last week’s poll. Division 1-3 boys is Iron Mountain; ...

Bucks bounce Bulls

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks committed 23 turnovers — and won anyway. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co. finished strong on Monday. Antetokounmpo had a triple-double and scored his 10,000th career point, and the Bucks beat the Chicago Bulls 111-98 to sweep the four-game season ...

Mostert lifts 49ers to Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Kyle Shanahan received the NFC championship trophy from his Super Bowl-winning father Mike and raised it to the sky. The San Francisco 49ers have gone on a surprising journey from No. 2 pick in the draft to one of the last two teams standing. They have one ...

Rodgers again falls short of another title game

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — These playoff defeats when he is oh so close sting a bit more for Aaron Rodgers now, at this later stage in his career. “It's a little raw right now. It definitely hurts I'd say a little more than early in your career just because you realize just how difficult ...

Michigan adds to football staff

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired Brian Jean-Mary as linebackers coach, Bob Shoop as safeties coach and elevated Jay Harbaugh to special teams coordinator. The Wolverines made the announcements Saturday. Harbaugh, the son of coach Jim Harbaugh, will continue coaching running backs ...

Mountaineers pound Gwinn

IRON MOUNTAIN — Talent and athleticism. When one team has more than the other, the one without is usually at a disadvantage. Behind a combined 49 points for Foster Wonders and Marcus Johnson, Iron Mountain cruised past Gwinn 70-20 Friday night. Wonders’ 28 points led all scorers, ...

Sizzling Nordic girls win 8th straight game

ROCK — Led by Skye Ledzian’s double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds, fifth-ranked North Dickinson put four players in double figures and romped Mid Peninsula 66-30 in Skyline Central girls basketball Friday evening. “We played outstanding defense again tonight,” Nordics head coach ...

Rodgers-Sherman matchup highlights NFC title game

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Nine years into his career and a little more than two years removed from a debilitating torn Achilles injury, Richard Sherman is still tormenting quarterbacks on a weekly basis. Just ask Kirk Cousins. Sherman had his third career playoff interception last week ...

Schuls goes for 22 as Florence routs

THREE LAKES, Wis. — Florence led by double digits at halftime and defeated Northern Lakes Conference foe Three Lakes 64-33 on Friday night. Kaden Schuls led all scorers with 22 points for the Bobcats. “I thought tonight we played tough as a team. Our defense was solid, our bench gave ...

Norway runs by Broncos 55-37

HARRIS — A fourth-quarter comeback wasn’t nearly enough for the Bark River-Harris boys here Friday night in a 55-37 basketball loss to the Norway Knights. Norway, taking a methodical approach to this Skyline Central Conference match-up, controlled the pace for three quarters while ...

Lady Badgers edge Coleman

NIAGARA, Wis. — Behind three players in double figures, and double-doubles from Jessica Oratch and Josie Rock, Niagara defeated Coleman 50-45 on Friday in a Marinette-Oconto Conference tilt. Alyssa Cretton led all scorers with 17 points for the Badgers, who improve to 8-3 on the season. ...

Lindeman pours in 33 for Poma Masonry

IRON MOUNTAIN - With Rob Granquist and Pat Flood leading the way, Solberg’s Greenleaf #1 defeated Juiced Apparel 74-64 in an A Division contest. Eddie Thoune and Tom Granquist led the shirt printers on the evening. In other A Division action, Fleury Singler cruised past First National ...

Double-double for Simmons, Forest Park tops Stephenson

STEPHENSON - Mercedes Simmons’ double-double of 20 points and 17 rebounds powered Forest Park to a 42-29 girls basketball victory over Stephenson Friday night. “We had to take a lot of outside shots to extend their zone, and our girls hit some big threes tonight,” FP head coach Kim Bjork ...

Jets tackle Eagles, 56-43

POWERS — The North Central Jets boys jumped out to a 13-point lead at the end of the first quarter and then rode their defense the rest of the way to a 56-43 basketball victory over Stephenson Friday night in a Skyline Central Conference contest in Powers. The Eagles (0-5, 0-4 SC) gave the ...