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Florence girls hold off Rebels, 60-58

WABENO, Wis. — Behind 23 points from Jordyn Springer and a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds by Madison Neuens, Florence edged Laona-Wabeno 60-58 in Northern Lake girls basketball Tuesday. “We went in o the game knowing Laona-Wabeno was a great team and we needed to play well to ...

Wolverines edge North Central girls

POWERS — Senior guard Kennedy Englund provided the Mid Peninsula girls with clutch shooting here Tuesday night, helping them escape with a 43-42 basketball victory over the North Central Jets. The Bay College recruit drained a pair of 3-point field goals in fourth quarter of this Skyline ...

Houghton shuts out Kingsford

HOUGHTON - It was a rough night for the Kingsford hockey team Tuesday, as Houghton blanked the Flivvers 8-0 in a Great Lakes Hockey Conference game. Brandon Trudeau led the way for the Gremlins with a hat trick, scoring back-to-back goals in the second period 1:13 apart before adding a third ...

Norway comes up short at Rapid River

RAPID RIVER — Norway came up just shy of its first victory Tuesday evening, falling 53-46 to Rapid River in Skyline girls basketball. “After a hot start for their big girl (Natalie) Belanger and us not responding to the speed of the game led to our halftime deficit,” Norway coach Joe ...

Badgers beat by Crivitz

NIAGARA, Wis — In Marinette-Oconto Conference boys basketball action Tuesday night, Niagara suffered a 70-27 loss to Crivitz. Josh Weber and Sladen Dunlap led Niagara with seven points a piece, with Dunlap grabbing a team high 11 rebounds. Niagara (0-3, 0-2) travels to Gillett on Friday. ...

Doolittle and Sturm named ‘Heisman’ nominees

KINGSFORD — Some students strive for excellence in all they do. They work harder, show more dedication and lead by example in the classroom through athletics, and within the community. Heisman High School has recognized Alison Doolittle and Luke Sturm of Kingsford High School and their ...

Bucks top Magic for 15th straight victory

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After outscoring opponents by an average of 34 points in their previous four games, the Milwaukee Bucks found out right away things would be tougher Monday when their first two shots were blocked. That slowed the Bucks down, but they still can’t be stopped. Giannis ...

Rose caps big 4th with winning jumper, Pistons edge Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Derrick Rose is 31 and his body has taken a beating, but the 2011 NBA MVP showed once again he can still take over a game and knock down the decisive shot. Rose hit a 14-foot jumper in the lane with 0.3 seconds left and scored 17 of his team-high 21 points in the fourth ...

Seven returners for KHS

KINGSFORD — The Kingsford Flivvers Wrestling team has seven returning letter winners on a roster of 15 wrestlers. “We are excited with this group of kids this year, that are led by Regional finalist and U.P. Finalist Seniors Eddie Cardew and Ben Stanish,” said head coach Darren ...

Fortner hat trick lifts Flivvers

IRON MOUNTAIN — On Saturday afternoon, the Kingsford Flivvers Hockey team welcomed the Ashland Oredockers to Mountain View Ice Arena for a non-conference game. Behind three goals and two assists from senior Reece Fortner, the Flivvers defeated Ashland 5-2. “The boys had a good work ethic ...

Pack closing in on NFC North title

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Slowing down led to a huge day for Aaron Jones. After a 20-15 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Jones credited Green Bay Packers running backs coach Ben Sirmans with teaching him to take his time and let plays develop. Jones said thanks to Sirmans' help, he ...

KHS swim co-op off to encouraging start

MARQUETTE - The co-operative Kingsford Flivvers swim team opened their season at Marquette Thursday, Dec. 5. Long-time head coach Jim Lindstrom remains at the helm for The Flivvers this season. “After our heavy graduation losses we now have a very young team that missed an entire week of ...

New look to Northwoods Storm

FLORENCE, Wis. – There’s an entire new look to the Northwoods Storm co-op wrestling program. The Storm will now field wrestlers from Goodman and Pembine along with Florence and Niagara. The co-op, with the addition of the two new schools, climbs from Division 3 to Division 2 in the WIAA ...

ScuttleBurt: ‘Great’ time at Ford Field for local ref

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Local ref Dean Nelson enjoyed working the Division 5 state football championship at Ford Field in Detroit. “Great crew, great game, and both teams and coaches with outstanding sportsmanship,” Nelson wrote on Facebook. Nelson, one of the area’s more versatile ...

Thoune powers Juiced Apparel

IRON MOUNTAIN — Eddie Thoune’s 27 points paced Juiced Apparel past Top Notch Hardscaping 88-73 in the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Schools Men’s Basketball League. Marvin Cherette Jr. added 17 in the A/B Division game. In other A/B contests, Solberg’s Greenleaf’s #1 slammed ...

Bobcats rip NLC foe

PHELPS, Wis. — Three players scored in double figures as Florence opened its Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball season Friday with a 62-39 win over Phelps. “Overall it was sloppy game,” said Florence coach Bryan Bomberg. “We didn’t shoot extremely well but we did some good ...

Patriots post 2nd win

GOODMAN, Wis. — Boone Larison and Lamarr Lewis led Goodman-Pembine past Elcho 55-33 in Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball action Friday. G-P led 24-16 at the half, then outscored Elcho 31-15 in the second half. Boone Larison and Lamarr Lewis combined for 25 points for the Patriots ...

Cougars blitz Badgers

COLEMAN, Wis. — Coleman shut down Niagara 54-18 in M&O Conference boys basketball Friday. The Cougars rolled to a 31-14 halftime lead and expanded the margin with a 23-4 run in the second half. Payton Nelson led Coleman with 18 points. Dawson Lincoln topped Niagara (0-2) with seven ...

WIC’s 4th quarter upends Escanaba

STAMBAUGH — Emily Nelson scored 10 of her game-high 20 points in the final quarter and West Iron County pulled away late to defeat Escanaba 51-39 Friday evening in non-conference girls basketball at Charles Greenlund Gymnasium. Nelson, committed to Michigan Tech for basketball, posted a ...

Nordics hold off Cats

FELCH — Ashton Hord scored 11 of her game-high 22 points in the second quarter as North Dickinson held off Florence 55-52 in non-conference girls basketball Friday at Carl F. Lemin Jr. Gymnasium. Hord hit three triples in the second quarter when the Nordics pulled out to a 31-18 ...