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Softball: Mountaineers sweep Manistique

IRON MOUNTAIN — Offense was abundant for Iron Mountain in a doubleheader sweep over Manistique on Tuesday. The Mountaineers (12-6) beat Manistique by scores of 10-0 and 19-4. Iron Mountain had 10 hits in the first game to back Hannah Proudfit’s first pitching win. Jorden Stoner had ...

Track and field: Flivvers girls win 4th straight Kingsford Invitational

KINGSFORD — Olivia Allen and Melanie Wenzel each figured in four firsts as Kingsford won a fourth straight Kingsford Invitational girls track title Tuesday at Flivver Field. “The girls competed hard tonight,” said Kingsford coach Lisa Harry. “I’m super excited for them. I knew we had ...

Softball: Gladstone sweeps Kingsford in twinbill

KINGSFORD — Gladstone's bats came alive with a five-run seventh in the nightcap to sweep Kingsford on Monday. The Braves (22-3) scored five runs on six hits for a 7-3 win. Gladstone won the first game 7-4. Kingsford (12-9) tied the second game at 1-1 with a home run by Maggie Strehlow in ...

Softball: Errors doom IM in twinbill loss

ISHPEMING — Westwood swept Iron Mountain, 11-4 and 16-4, in softball Monday. Freshman Natalie Prophet led the way for the Patriots (11-3) with a big day at the plate that included an inside-the-park home run and a second home run over the fence, both coming in Game 2. “Natalie went 6 ...

Novara named Kingsford head football coach

KINGSFORD — Mark Novara was promoted to Kingsford High School head football coach and Greg Wadge was retained as hockey coach during Monday’s Breitung Township Schools Board of Education. Novara, one of two applicants for the position, replaces Chris Hofer who stepped down after 33 seasons ...

Golf: Flivvers win at Pine Grove

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford and Westwood shared boys team honors Monday in a high school golf triangular at Pine Grove Country Club. The Flivvers and Patriots each shot 201. Medalist Matt Solda shot a five-over par 41 to lead Kingsford while Colin Bjorne paced Westwood with a 43. Iron ...

Baseball: Marquette sweeps Kingsford

MARQUETTE — The visiting Flivvers scored multiple runs in the top of the first inning each game only to have MSHS come back to take both games of a doubleheader. In the opener, which Marquette won 5-3, Kingsford scored three in the top of the first, only to be countered by the Redmen taking ...

Recreation, UpTown repeat as bowling champions

IRON MOUNTAIN — Scott’s UpTown Lanes of Niagara and Recreation Lanes of Iron Mountain extended streaks in memorial bowling tournaments last weekend. UpTown captured a third straight Marge Gehring Memorial Women’s Bowling Tournament over Recreation and Mike’s On Main of ...

Hofer, Lindeman enter UP Hall of Fame

HARRIS — Chris Hofer and Todd Lindeman credited others Saturday for their induction into the UP Sports Hall of Fame. Hofer, who led Kingsford High School football to greatness in more than 30 years at the helm, and Lindeman, a North Dickinson County School basketball great who went to a ...

Miners, WIC’s Ross rule Kingsford Invite

KINGSFORD — Negaunee dominated the Kingsford Invitational boys tennis tournament Saturday. The Miners captured all but first flight singles where West Iron County sophomore Holden Ross went undefeated. “Negaunee’s strength and depth showed through,” said Kingsford Coach Sarah ...

NLC baseball: Bobcats battle Elcho, Three Lakes

FLORENCE, Wis. — Elcho rallied twice in the late innings and spilled Florence 14-11 in Northern Lakes Conference baseball Monday at Red Johnson Field. Coach Dave LaPoint’s Bobcats (2-7 overall, 1-7 NLC) scored six runs in the fourth inning for an 8-7 lead and added three in the fifth for ...

ScuttleBu(r)t: UP shrine expecting big crowd

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Former North Dickinson basketball star Todd Lindeman and retired Kingsford High School football coach Chris Hofer are drawing a bigger-than-anticipated crowd for tonight’s UP Sports Hall of Fame banquet at the Island Resort and Casino. Lindeman and Hofer are among the 10 ...

Hometowne Athletes: Baseball, track stars recognized

IRON MOUNTAIN - Four athletes were named the March and April Hometowne Athletes of the Month. Iron Mountain’s C.J. Bolo, Kingsford’s Olivia Allen, North Dickinson’s Masyn Alexa and Niagara’s Landen Kaldor were given the monthly awards. Bolo is slashing .385/.433/.385 (batting ...

Wrestling: Iron Mountain team members record pin, win achievements

IRON MOUNTAIN — Six members of Iron Mountain Youth Wrestling achieved milestones this season. Bradon Farragh, an eighth-grader at Iron Mountain, posted his 300th pin and 450th career win in his championship match at states. He is the son of Scott and Dawn Farragh of Iron Mountain. Emily ...

Softball: Mountaineers wallop Gwinn

GWINN - Iron Mountain racked up a combined 26 hits and 40 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Gwinn on Friday. The Mountaineers (10-4) won by scores of 21-3 and 19-3. Just 17 of Iron Mountain’s runs were earned, as the Modeltowners’ defense made 15 errors. Iron Mountain scored six in the ...

Youth Baseball: Florence Lightning nip Norway Owls

FLORENCE, Wis. — Finn Donahue knocked in winning pitcher Connor Chrisman with the deciding run and Florence Lightning edged Knight Owl 5-4 in age 7-8 youth baseball. Florence scored four runs in the third inning to erase Norway’s two-run advantage from the first inning. Colton Lord ...

Forest Park coaches to hold golf scramble, fundraiser

CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park’s coaches are organizing the sixth annual golf scramble for Saturday, June 8, at Crystal View Golf Course. The 18-hole event will include numerous contests throughout the day along with prizes for both men and women. “This event is unique in that it ...

Oak Crest golf: Solda starts league with medalist round

NORWAY — Mike Solda shot a two-over par 38 to lead Division A in the opening round of the Forward Financial Monday Night Golf League at Oak Crest Golf Course. Mike and Matt Solda share the Division A lead with Andy Baumgartner-John Kather, Brian Tirschel-Mark Zenko and Scott Hallgren-Matt ...

M&O Baseball: Wolverines outlast Badgers in nine

CRIVITZ, Wis. - Another close game against a top conference opponent, another close loss. Niagara fell to Crivitz 7-6 in nine innings on Friday. It’s the third extra-inning loss against a top M&O Conference opponent this season. The Badgers (6-9) lost to Crivitz in extra innings on ...

Baseball: Flivvers split with Knights to end drought

QUINNESEC - Kingsford scored a six-run fifth to put away Norway 8-3 in the first game of a doubleheader split on Friday. The Flivvers (2-7) strung together seven hits in the fifth to help win their first game since April 26 at Menominee. Norway (10-4) took the second game 5-3. Luke ...