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Young Niagara golf team shows promise

NIAGARA, Wis. — Six golfers comprise the 2018 Niagara High School roster. Three letter-winners are senior Josh Goudreau, a three-year player; junior Cole Brown, two-year player; and sophomore Brooke Schwedersky. Newcomers to the team are sophomore Brady Steinbrecher, freshman Julia Brown ...

Storm feature larger track roster

FLORENCE, Wis. — The numbers are up and so are the prospects for the Northwoods Storm track and field program. The Florence-Niagara co-op contains 49 athletes — 26 girls and 23 boys. “We’re looking forward to our co-op program,” said co-head coaches Karen Harrison and Joe Trudeau. ...

NLY swimmers break pool marks

IRON MOUNTAIN — Hailey Johnson and Adelaide McRoberts set Northern Lights YMCA Swim Team pool records during this month’s Midwest Regional meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center. The meet attracted over 1,000 swimmers from 10 Midwest states. NLY placed 22nd out of the 74 ...

Flivvers begin boys tennis season

MENOMINEE — Kingsford, playing the Yooper Classic boys tennis tournament under a revised format, opened the season Friday. With only four indoor courts available instead of eight, the Flivvers played against Westwood and Gladstone. Each singles and doubles played 45-minute matches. “It ...

‘Shoot For A Cause’ clay event to support SportsFaith, FCA

LITTLE SUAMICO, Wis. — Clear Mission Networking’s third annual Shoot For A Cause will be held Thursday, May 3, at Little Creek Lodge. The clay shooting fundraiser will benefit SportsFaith and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. “SportsFaith's mission is to share the stories of athletes ...

Historic Boston Marathon has area runners

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Three local runners were a part of Boston Marathon history on Monday. Lower Michigan resident Desiree Linden became the first US woman since 1985 to win the Boston Marathon. She was clocked in 2 hours, 39 minutes, 54 seconds. Iron Mountain’s Katie Ross (4:34.42) also ...

Caitlyn Kelley wins 4th state wrestling title

By BURT ANGELI Sports Writer FLORENCE, Wis. — Caitlyn Kelley won her fourth state title in five years and Florence Youth Wrestling earned two more awards in last month’s Wisconsin Youth Folkstyle Tournament in Madison. In order to qualify for the state tournament, wrestlers had to ...

Pro wrestling show to back Arctic Blast football

AURORA, Wis. — UP Arctic Blast and Under The Lights Entertainment will host a professional wrestling event Saturday, April 28, at the NWTC Fitness Center Gym. Proceeds will go toward equipment and fees to keep the UP Arctic Blast football team in operation throughout the season. Arctic ...

Central UP Football League to hold registration May 5th and 8th

IRON MOUNTAIN — Central UP Youth Football League will hold registration for the upcoming season for all current fourth through seventh-grade students in the area. Players can register on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to noon or on Tuesday, May 8, from 5 p.m. to 7. Registration sites are ...

Kingsford’s Fortner drafted by North Iowa

MASON CITY, Iowa – North Iowa’s draft class will not be a big one in 2018, but it’s safe to say the Bulls got the guy they wanted. Kingsford High School forward Daunte Fortner went to the Bulls with the 34th overall pick in Wednesday’s draft in a class of one for the three-time North ...

Tennis: Mountaineers retool, wait for snow to clear

IRON MOUNTAIN — What are the prospects for Iron Mountain High School boys tennis this spring? That question would be best answered with warmer weather and a place to hit tennis balls outside of the gym. “We’re looking forward to getting out of the gym and outside to hit,” said ...

Student says Confederate flag theft sparked protests

DETROIT (AP) — A student who led a two-day demonstration outside of his central Michigan high school this week said it was in response to the unpunished theft of a Confederate battle flag from his pickup truck. Cameron Myers, an 18-year-old senior at Bay City Western High School, an ...

Track and field: IM boys, girls 2nd at Dome Meet

MARQUETTE — Mother Nature hasn't quite cooperated with the spring sports season in the Upper Peninsula thus far, but that wasn't a problem on Wednesday as 10 high school track and field teams took to the Superior Dome for a Division 2 meet. Ishpeming took overall team victories on both the ...

Florence-Niagara track co-op opens season in Superior Dome

FLORENCE, Wis. — The numbers are up and so are the prospects for the Northwoods Storm track and field program. The Florence-Niagara co-op contains 49 athletes — 26 girls and 23 boys. “We’re looking forward to our co-op program,” said co-head coaches Karen Harrison and Joe Trudeau. ...

Bellefeuil bids farewell at board meeting

POWERS — The Kevin Bellefeuil Era has come to a close at North Central. Bellefeuil, the Jets' successful 13-year varsity football coach, resigned and made a public comment Wednesday night in an emotional packed school board meeting in the high school library. The board unanimously approved ...

Tennis: Kingsford ready for Friday season opener

KINGSFORD — The Kingsford Flivvers and new coach John VanDusen will start the boys tennis season Friday in Marinette. West Iron County also plays in the Yooper Classic hosted by Menominee and played indoors. “We have a few players who will be knocking the rust loose from great (Great ...

Tennis: Seniors to lead Wykons

IRON RIVER — A strong senior class is expected to carry West Iron County boys tennis this spring. “We have a strong group of seniors on this team that have been playing varsity for three years,” said Wykons coach Joe Serbentas. “The weather hasn’t cooperated with us this spring, but ...

Bark River raceway joins Lucas Oil Short Course League

BARK RIVER — Bark River International Raceway will be part of the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League this summer. The new off-road, short course series name and logo comes from the newly-formed partnership between Bark River International Raceway, Crandon International Raceway (Wis.), ...

IM excited for season with experienced lineup

IRON MOUNTAIN — There’s no getting around the fact that Iron Mountain girls soccer will be strong on the pitch this spring. “My outlook on the season is to coach one of the strongest lineups that Iron Mountain High School has ever had,” said new Mountaineer soccer Steve Hodgins. His ...