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Baseball: Pitching leads Norway in sweep of Stephenson

NORWAY — Norway swept Stephenson with a pair of 4-0 wins on Tuesday. The Knights (16-4) were helped by a gem in the nightcap by pitcher Gannon Bray, who nearly tossed a perfect game. But Stephenson spoiled the achievement with a seventh-inning leadoff single. Bray struck out five and ...

Terrian, Allen receive top Kingsford athletic honors

KINGSFORD — Three-sport standouts Olivia Allen and Luke Terrian earned Kingsford High School Senior Athlete of the Year awards at the Kingsford Flivvers Athletic Booster Club Senior Sports Awards program Tuesday. Allen, who holds five school track and field records, also played basketball ...

Tennis: IM beats Gwinn, 6-2

GWINN — Iron Mountain rolled over Gwinn 6-2 to complete the boys tennis regular season Tuesday. The teams dealt with windy conditions, according to Mountaineers coach Tony Tatangelo. “Most of the boys were firing on all cylinders,” Tatangelo said. “(No. 1 singles) Ryan Hakamaki came ...

Softball: IM, Norway split doubleheader

IRON MOUNTAIN — A walkoff home run in the first game helped Iron Mountain split a doubleheader against Norway on Monday. The Mountaineers (10-7) lost a 6-1 lead in the sixth as Norway rallied. But Jorden Stoner’s two-run home run with two outs spoiled the Knights’ comeback. Norway won ...

Track and field: Three get wins for Storm at regionals

OCONTO, Wis. — Northwoods Storm co-op emerged with three champions from the WIAA Division 3 regional track and field meet Monday. Alyssa Cretton won the high jump in 5-feet-2 and Audrey Selden took the 100-meter hurdles in 16.71. The boys from the Florence-Niagara co-op captured the 1600 ...

Baseball: Kingsford, Niagara split twinbill

QUINNESEC — Kingsford built an early lead in the nightcap and held on to win the nightcap of a doubleheader split against Niagara on Monday. The Flivvers (6-12) scored three runs each in the first and second innings to take a 6-1 lead. Niagara (8-12) scored cut the lead to 6-3 in the ...

Soccer: Flivvs blank Marinette

KINGSFORD — Abby Richer and Paige Olson each scored two goals, leading Kingsford in a 5-0 win over Marinette on Monday. “We played our best game of the year,” Kingsford head coach Jon Lorenzoni said. “We dominated possession and held the ball in Marinette’s defensive side of the ...

Track and field: Gladstone boys rally for MPC championship; IM 4th

ISHPEMING — Track and field success is often determined by how strong you finish. The Gladstone boys followed that formula here Monday as they rallied past Westwood for their first Mid-Peninsula Conference title. Gladstone scored 144 points, followed by Westwood 129 and defending champ ...

Northern Stars U19 soccer win first two games

NIAGARA, Wis. — Northern Stars U19 boys soccer team is off to a 2-0 start. The shorthanded Stars rallied for a 4-3 win over Greenville to start the season on May 12. The Stars, with only 10 players available, played to a 1-1 tie in the first half after an Owen Caudell goal on a rebound of a ...

Anderson brothers win Oak Crest golf tournament

NORWAY — The Anderson brothers captured the rain-shortened Paul Lambert Memorial Golf Tournament at Oak Crest Golf Course on Saturday. Dan Anderson and Darren Anderson shot a 10-under par 62 to win the tournament by two strokes over Jim Markell and Nick Markell. Ryan Allred and Sam ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: It’s true! Nordic star dunked on Flivver coach

ScuttleBu(r)t ... North Dickinson star Todd Lindeman did indeed dunk on Kingsford Coach Dan Olkkonen during the 1991 Class D regional basketball tournament at NMU’s CB Hedgcock Fieldhouse. Lindeman mentioned the feat during his induction speech at the 48th UP Sports Hall of Fame ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: New playoff system year late for Flivvs

ScuttleBu(r)t ... MHSAA’s revised football playoff points system came a year too late for Kingsford. According to Mick McCabe of the Detroit Free Press, Kingsford’s 4-5 record in 2018 would have been good enough for the new playoff format. “Beginning in the fall of 2020, a team’s ...

Florence boosters holding fundraiser for gym chairs

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence Athletic Booster Club is asking the community for help in providing chairs for the gymnasium. “We’re currently in the process of making some upgrades and needed improvements to our gymnasium at Florence High School,” said Bryan Bomberg of the booster club. ...

Clifford, LeGrave named top Knights

NORWAY — Haley Clifford and Mitchell LeGrave are the recipients of Norway High School’s premier student-athlete honors. Clifford received the Clarence (Towe) Castelaz Trophy while LeGrave earned the Quentin Nolte Trophy. LeGrave also accepted the Don Hill Memorial Scholarship during this ...

Softball: Grand slam lifts IM to split with Norway

NORWAY - Iron Mountain and Norway battled to a doubleheader split on Thursday. Iron Mountain won the first game 17-8 and Norway won the nightcap 12-2. The Mountaineers’ (13-7) night was punctuated by a grand slam home run by Saylor Swartout in the sixth inning of the first game. Iron ...

Baseball: Cardinals clip Bobcats

FLORENCE, Wis. — A four-run second ining triggered Crandon past Florence 14-2 in Northern Lakes Conference baseball Friday at Red Johnson Field. Four Florence pitchers gave up 12 hits, walked eight and struck out two. Crandon pitching yielded seven hits, struck out 10 and walked one. Toby ...

D3 Track: ND girls keep title; NC boys in draw

FELCH — North Dickinson’s girls track and field team repeated as MHSAA Division 3 regional champions after edging Stephenson by five points on Friday. The Nordics scored 73 points to Stephenson’s 68. Carney-Nadeau (25.5) took third, followed by Forest Park (9), North Central (8) and ...

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, ...