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Trojans end regular season with a win

CRYSTAL FALLS — In a competitive and exciting match, Forest Park rallied past Skyline Conference foe Bark River-Harris 3-1 (23-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-23) in the regular season finale for both squads Thursday at Eddie Chambers Memorial Gymnasium. The Lady Trojans were celebrating senior night ...

Trojans, Jets busy prepping for ‘toughest regional in the state’

POWERS — A match-up of contrasting styles is on tap Friday when top-ranked North Central hosts third-ranked Forest Park in an eight-player Division 2 regional football playoff opener in a 7 p.m. (EDT) contest. The Jets (9-0), who like to pass and utilize their outside speed, are well aware ...

West PAC volley standouts selected

HOUGHTON - West Iron County’s Mya Grubbs was the lone area selection to the 2019 West PAC all-conference first team, as announced this week. Grubbs is a senior setter/outside hitter for the Wykons. Second team picks included West Iron’s Courtney Reitmeyer, a senior middle hitter, and Iron ...

Kingsford freshmen post 7-1-1 season

KINGSFORD — Kingsford’s bid for an unbeaten season ended against Marquette, as the Redmen beat the Flivvers 16-12 in freshman football. Kingsford’s Nic Nora threw for 102 yards and a 15-yard touchdown to Cole Myllyla. Myllyla also rushed for 101 yards. The Flivvers only had three ...

Mountaineers take down Patriots, 3-0

IRON MOUNTAIN — It was both parents night and senior night for the Iron Mountain girls volleyball team Tuesday. On the court, head coach Jeanne Newberry and her team swept the Westwood Lady Patriots 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-20) in West PAC Conference action. It was also cancer awareness night, ...

Mountaineers snare top league awards

COVINGTON - On Monday morning, the West PAC Conference Copper Division coaches met at Hardwood Steakhouse in Covington to select the 2019 All-Conference team for their division. The 9-0 Iron Mountain Mountaineers and head coach Robin Marttila won the division championship with a 7-0 record in ...

West PAC Iron Division’s best include Wykons and Knights

ISHPEMING — The West PAC Conference Iron Division football coaches met on Monday at Ishpeming High School to select the 2019 All-Conference team for their division. The 7-2 Ishpeming Hematites and first-year head coach George Niemi were crowned division champions going 7-0 in division play. ...

Kingsford tops Trojans

CRYSTAL FALLS - In non-conference girls volleyball action Tuesday night in the Eddie Chambers Memorial Gymnasium, Kingsford swept Forest Park 3-0 (25-11, 25-20, 25-11). “We had a lot of fun trying some new lineups tonight for our last game of regular season. We are excited to get started in ...

Jets denied in district preview versus Wolves

POWERS — The Carney-Nadeau volleyball team swept the North Central Jets 3-0 (25-7, 25-4, 25-17) here Tuesday in a preview of a district match as the teams will face off again Monday in the first round of the Division 4 District 99 playoffs. The Wolves’ serving propelled them through the ...

Nordics handle Broncos

HARRIS — Alaska Peterson reached a major milestone here Tuesday, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Bark River-Harris Broncos from dropping a 3-0 (25-16, 25-12, 25-15) volleyball decision to the North Dickinson Nordics. The sophomore setter collected 11 assists in this Skyline Central ...

Flivvers Kreski, Cardew are first-teamers in GNC

ESCANABA — At Mo’s Pub in downtown Escanaba on Monday morning, the Great Northern Conference football coaches met to select the 2019 all-conference team. Kingsford junior Carter Kreski was selected to the first team at linebacker while senior Ed Cardew made first team defense as a lineman. ...

Munising sweeps Norway

NORWAY — It was senior night in the Norway High School gymnasium Tuesday for the Lady Knights volleyball team. They welcomed Munising in for Skyline Conference action, falling to the visitors 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-18). “With tonight being senior night, I wanted to play all of my seniors ...

NCAA board approves student-athlete compensation

By The Associated Press The NCAA took a major step Tuesday toward allowing college athletes to cash in on their fame, voting to permit them to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." The nation's largest governing body for college sports and its member schools now must ...

Boys Soccer — Mountaineers end season with victory at Houghton

HOUGHTON — The Iron Mountain closed out the 2019 season with a 4-1 win on a wet and windy night Monday, Oct. 21. The Mountaineers were led by strong performances from seniors Ryan Hakamaki, Michael Colavecchi, Kyle Benjamin, and Chuck Tomasevic. Hakamaki, Colavecchi, and Benjamin all ...

Prep football: IM No. 1

IRON MOUNTAIN — Undefeated Iron Mountain remained atop the final regular season UPSSA prep football poll, topping Ishpeming (7-2), West Iron County (7-2), Lake Linden-Hubbell (6-3) and St. Ignace (5-4) in the small school rankings. North Central, also undefeated, remained No. 1 in the ...

Pine Mountain: Ski swap

IRON MOUNTAIN - Pine Mountain Ski Swap is set for Saturday, Nov. 2 at Pine Mountain. Drop off of cross country or downhill skis, snowboards, boots, clothing and equipment is between 8:30-11 a.m., and the sale runs from noon -1:30 p.m. Pick up of remaining items or proceeds is from 2:30-3:30 ...

Packers run record to 7-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It was supposed to be a prime-time showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs, division leaders each led by two of the most talented and exciting quarterbacks in the NFL. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers lived up to the billing. Patrick Mahomes ...

IM earns top seed for football playoffs

IRON MOUNTAIN — The 9-0 Iron Mountain Mountaineers clinched the West PAC Conference Copper Division championship with their victory Friday night over Gogebic. Head coach Robin Marttila and his team have earned one of the four No. 1 seeds in Division 7 of the MHSAA Football Playoffs. IM is ...

Volleyball districts scheduled

IRON MOUNTAIN — With the regular season wrapping up this week, the MHSAA girls volleyball districts have been drawn and the schedules set. The schedule, location at times for all area teams are as follows: The Kingsford Flivvers and head coach Jaclynn Kreider are in Division 2, in a ...

Mountaineers move on at 9-0

IRON MOUNTAIN — The outcome was decided early as Iron Mountain completed its perfect regular season with a 42-18 win over winless Gogebic on Friday at Mountaineer Stadium. “The coaching staff is extremely proud of each and every one of our players,” said Iron Mountain head coach Robin ...