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Soccer: Northern Stars U19 gain revenge, claim Hurricane Cup tournament

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Northern Stars U19 avenged a loss to Sheboygan Lakeshore and captured the Hurricane Cup boys soccer tournament. Stars started the tournament with a 1-0 win over Wausau. The only goal came from Michael Halley, scoring from an assist by Jurgen Kleiman about 20 minutes into ...

NMU, Tech eye new conference

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan have joined five other NCAA Division I men’s hockey programs in the exploration of a new conference that would begin play with the 2021-2022 season. Bemidji State, Bowling Green State, Ferris State, Lake Superior State and Minnesota State ...

Al Unger reflects on ‘big challenge’ as athletic director

KINGSFORD — Al Unger is moving next door at Kingsford High School. Breitung Township Schools athletic director since 2004, Unger has been cleaning out his office and preparing for the new role of high school assistant principal. The retirement of principal Lyle Smithson and assistant ...

Little League baseball three-peat

NORWAY — Norway Peterson Electric held off the Kingsford Lions 2-1 to win a third straight Little League Major (age 11-12) baseball interleague championship. In the second inning, Norway tallied two runs when Cole Baij singled and scored and AJ Gallino also scored after drawing a walk. In ...

‘Run Your Bass Off’ set for July 7

CRYSTAL FALLS — Iron Endurance will host the 39th annual Run Your Bass Off on Sunday, July 7, at Runkle Lake Park. Distance runs — 5K, 10K and one for kids — will begin at 9 a.m. Runners can register ahead of time, and save money, at runsignup.com. Registration forms can also be ...

Solda, O’Connell shoot 34s to lead Oak Crest men’s league

NORWAY — Mike Solda and Ed O’Connell each shot two-under par 34 to lead Division A of the Forward Financial Monday Night Golf League at Oak Crest Golf Course. Brian Tirschel and Mark Zenko continue to top the Division A team standings. In Division B, Cory Allred, Jim Johnson and Dean ...

Chris Hartman named Flivv AD

KINGSFORD — Chris Hartman has been named the new Kingsford High School athletic director. Breitung Township Schools Board of Education announced the hiring during a special meeting Friday morning. Hartman served as Iron Mountain High School’s athletic director for eight years before ...

Football All-Stars compete in skills challenge

MARQUETTE — The main event may be a couple days away, but the U.P. Football All-Star Game players got a chance to strut their stuff during the Skills Challenge in the Superior Dome. Two Northern Michigan University recruits won their events, the first Ishpeming defensive lineman Logan ...

Richer named BR-H girls’ coach

HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris girls’ varsity basketball team will be in experienced hands next year. After the departure of three-year coach Josh Eagle, who returned to Hannahville to take the boys’ varsity job, the Broncos will be helmed by seasoned coach Matt Richer. “I coached ...

Baseball: Mavericks beat Blagec Heating

GWINN — The Marquette County Mavericks kept its unbeaten streak going with an 8-0 Superiorland Baseball League win over Blagec Heating on Monday. The Mavericks (4-0) broke the game open with a five-run fifth. Steve Hintsala pitched 2 1/3 innings for Marquette. He gave up no hits with three ...

Michigan beats Vandy; 1 win from title

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michigan could sense the momentum slipping away. Jimmy Kerr got it back. Kerr homered for the third time in the College World Series, this time after Vanderbilt pulled within one in the sixth inning, and the Wolverines beat the Commodores 7-4 in Game 1 of the ...

Racing: Iverson gets late model win

NORWAY — Third-generation driver Robby Iverson played it safe, dodged several caution periods and went on to grab the lead on a restart with two laps to go to capture the Auto Value Round I super late model main event at Norway Speedway Friday night. With the win, Iverson captured the ...

Golf: Iacobelli wins Island Resort championship

HARRIS — The Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass Golf Club ended in a very fitting way Sunday. After three days of little to no separation at the top, Daniela Iacobelli and Cindy Ha both finished at minus-11, setting up a tiebreaker on hole 18. Iacobelli put herself in great position ...

VanderLende receives Gatorade state award

ROCKFORD — State champion Ericka VanderLende of Rockford High School has been named Gatorade Michigan Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year. In its 34th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, the award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence but also ...

Allred-Swanson lead Oak Crest men’s loop

NORWAY — JJ Allred and Bob Swanson lead Division B of the Forward Financial Monday Night Golf League at Oak Crest Golf Course. Jerry Gedvick and Jim Johnson shared Division B medalist honors at 41. In Division A, UP Senior tournament contender Mike Solda led the way with a one-over par ...

Soccer: Northern Stars improve mark to 4-0

NIAGARA, Wis. — Northern Stars U19 boys improved to 4-0 after defeating Green Bay Synergy 7-0 and Appleton Terror Pride 7-2. In the Synergy game, Stars scored four goals in the first 10 minutes to take a commanding lead. Kobe Gordon opened the scoring, with Jurgen Kleiman, Ben Backlund ...

Team physician featured speaker for Lee Remmel Packer Night

By BURT ANGELI Sports Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — Dr. Patrick McKenzie, who made one of the biggest decisions in Green Bay Packers history, will be the guest speaker for the annual Lee Remmel Packer Night program. When the Packers considered a trade for Brett Favre in 1992, some wanted to ...

Mountaineers’ Redding signs with Concordia

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s Colleen Redding will continue her athletic career at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Mich. Colleen Redding recently signed a letter of intent to play hockey and volleyball. The daughter of Christine Redding of Iron Mountain and Michael Redding of Florida ...

‘Reaching Higher’ expands to serve BB, VB prospects

EAST LANSING — The annual Reaching Higher showcases of Michigan’s top high school basketball players will return for their 10th year Sunday at Milford High School in Highland Township, and for the first time volleyball players will take part in the Reaching Higher experience during a ...

‘Adult’ soccer at Marion Park

Trever Schaut of Tadych’s Econofoods prepares to kick against FNB in Sunday’s Adult Soccer League game at Marion Park in Norway. FNB’s Wes Jacobson (20) and Lance Armstrong defend on the play while Trent Motto looks on. FNB defeated Econo, 5-2, while Carlos Cantina spilled Pro Tech 5-3 ...