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Mountaineers prepare for district final

IRON MOUNTAIN — Fresh off of their first round MHSAA playoff defeat of Mancelona, the 10-0 Iron Mountain Mountaineers and head coach Robin Marttila await their second round opponent, the 7-3 Charlevoix Red Rayders. Charlevoix is a member of the same downstate conference and division as ...

Several Bobcats receive all-conference honors

GREEN BAY, WIS — Florence’s Kaden Schuls, Toby Wheeler and Austin Hoey all earned first-team recognition on the All-Marinette-Oconto-Northern Lakes-Packerland Conference team, as selected by the league’s coaches at the conclusion of the season. The Bobcats, under head coach Kent ...

North Central, Pickford set to square off for regional final

POWERS — Arguably the top two eight-player football teams in the state are set to collide in a Division 2 regional final when top-ranked North Central and third-ranked Pickford line up across from each other for the second time this season Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST in Powers. The unbeaten ...

Kingsford defeats Marquette to claim GNC jayvee football title

KINGSFORD — Kingsford overcame Marquette 28-20 to wrap up its jayvee football season,winning the Great Northern Conference title. Trailing 6-0, Marquette was deep in its own territory when Kingsford’s Lucca Rizzo intercepted a pass in the flats and returned it for a touchdown making the ...

Kamin, Olson power Esky past Kingsford in semifinal

KINGSFORD — Like in most team sports, when one team has a standout player or two, usually they play a significant role in the outcome. Wednesday night was no exception as Great Northern Conference first teamer Nicole Kamin and league Defensive Player of the Year Jalin Olson led Escanaba past ...

Ironwood takes down IM girls

IRONWOOD — Ironwood sure has taken to heart the old mantra that regular-season records don’t matter come tournament time. The 9-15 Red Devils have now won more district tournament games (two) than conference games (one) as they prepare to host a district final against Calumet tonight. ...

Forest Park swept out of districts

CARNEY — Carney-Nadeau had three players selected to the Skyline Central All-Conference volleyball team earlier this week. All three proved why Wednesday night. Taylor Kedsch, Liana Blahnik and Sandra Boulton all took turns dominating sets with service runs, and the Carney-Nadeau Wolves ...

North Dickinson bows to Stephenson 3-1 in Division 4 district

STEPHENSON — The Stephenson Eagles girls volleyball team had seen this movie once before and didn’t enjoy the ending, so they decided to write a new one. One year after Stephenson was bounced from the district semifinals in five games by North Dickinson, the Eagles and Nordics faced off ...

YMCA: Pool opening

IRON MOUNTAIN - The construction of the new pool at Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center is nearly complete. Scheduled to open Monday, Nov. 18, the completion of the pool was the most expensive and final part of a $4.5 million Capital Campaign project. The YMCA unveiled a remodeled fitness ...

District semifinal tonight

Kingsford’s Katherine Erickson (21) and Christy Glodowski (10) attempt to block a spike from Houghton’s Rachel Hall during Monday’s MHSAA Division 2 District volleyball match at Kingsford. The Flivvers host Escanaba tonight in a semifinal contest at 6 p.m. Other area teams in action ...

Back at Michigan, Howard begins a new challenge

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard was musing recently about the state of college basketball when the new Michigan coach interrupted himself. “Guys are jumping out of the gym. I think they’re more athletic — no, no, let me hold on,” Howard said. “If I say they’re more athletic ...

Lions’ season so far defined by missed opportunities

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions’ loss at Oakland was a microcosm of their season so far. A huge missed opportunity. On a day when the other three teams in their division all lost, the Lions couldn’t take advantage, falling 31-24 to the Raiders. Matthew Stafford had another big day ...

No. 2 Kentucky tops No. 1 Michigan State

NEW YORK (AP) — Kentucky's latest freshman star is a guard from Texas who likes to smile wide and take big shots. Tyrese Maxey scored 26 points, including a clutch 3 that beat the shot clock with a minute left, and the second-ranked Wildcats opened the season with a 69-62 victory over No. 1 ...

Badgers defeated

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Saint Mary's got a familiar test from Wisconsin's defense at an unfamiliar venue. Jordan Ford scored 26 points, Malik Fitts added 16 and the 20th-ranked Gaels hung on to beat Wisconsin 65-63 in overtime in the season opener for both teams on Tuesday ...

Flivvers rally to beat Houghton in district

KINGSFORD - Kingsford rallied back from a 2-1 deficit and twice survived match point in a decisive fifth set to edge Houghton 3-2 (25-21, 21-25, 14-25, 25-16, 17-15) in a thrilling MHSAA Division 2 district volleyball opener Monday evening at the Kingsford Middle School gymnasium. “I’m ...

BR-H ends Norway’s season

NORWAY — Survive and advance. That’s the motto and or goal in postseason tournament play. Monday night, in MHSAA Division 3 girls volleyball District 66 action, it was Bark River Harris advancing, defeating Norway 3-0 (25-14, 25-21, 25-12) to move on to Wednesday’s semifinal round. The ...

Carney-Nadeau takes down North Central in three sets

POWERS — The Carney-Nadeau volleyball team will move on to face Forest Park in the Division 4 District 99 semifinals after a dominant 3-0 (25-8, 25-7, 25-13) win over the North Central Jets here Monday in a district opener. The Jets finished 0-19. In the first set, the Wolves (25-5-4) set ...

All-GNC first team includes three Flivvers

MARQUETTE — The Great Northern Conference Volleyball coaches met last week to choose the all-conference team members, and Kingsford had three student-athletes named to the first team. Brooke Kriegl, Allison Doolittle, and Maggie Strehlow all earned first team selections. Teammate ...

Simmons Skyline’s top player

RAPID RIVER — The Skyline Central Conference Girls Volleyball coaches met on Monday, to select the 2019 All-Conference Volleyball team, at Jack’s Restaurant in Rapid River. The conference is split into two divisions by enrollment, with Carney-Nadeau, 10-0 in conference play, crowned Small ...

Wykons fall in 5

IRON RIVER — West Iron County battled until the end but came up short against Hancock, 3-2 (25-19, 15-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-11) in MHSAA Division 3 District 65 action Monday night at the Charles Greenlund Gymnasium. West Iron head coach Brenda Grubbs stated that the girls played hard until ...