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Emeralds end losing streak

GARDEN CORNERS — Manistique’s 41-game losing streak in girls basketball came to an end Thursday night as the Emeralds defeated host Big Bay de Noc 33-31. Coach Dave Winkel’s Emeralds recorded their first win since Feb. 25, 2016. “I’m happy for the girls,” Winkel said. “With ...

Tech ties hoops OT record

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech men’s basketball team fell in overtime 101-99 to Davenport University in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest Saturday. The Huskies (14-13, 11-9) played their fourth consecutive overtime game, tying an NCAA Division II record that’s also ...

Arizona coach sits out game

Arizona coach Sean Miller sat out the team’s game against Oregon on Saturday night, a day after ESPN, citing anonymous sources, reported he was heard on an FBI wiretap discussing a $100,000 payment to current Wildcats freshman Deandre Ayton. Arizona associate head coach Lorenzo Romar ...

Daley scores on tip in overtime

NEW YORK (AP) — With time winding down in overtime, Trevor Daley knew he needed to get in position in front of the net. Daley was in the right spot and tipped in Frans Nielsen's pass with 5.6 seconds showing on the clock to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the rebuilding New ...

Badgers bow to Tigers

GILLETT, Wis. — Niagara ended the boys basketball regular season Saturday with a 65-42 loss to Gillett. “We played OK in the first half,” said Niagara Coach Jim Hoogland. “We had way too many turnovers. “In the end, Gillett just wanted it more.” Niagara, down 31-24 at ...

Oodles of ‘oohs and ughs’ in the Pyeongchang Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Wind, snow, ice or shine, the Winter Games had its share of golden moments that will forever be etched in Olympic lore. The American men’s so-called Miracurl on Ice. Alina Zagitova. Ester Ledecka. Chloe Kim. The U.S. women’s hockey team. There were also ...

Near-perfect U-M rolls over Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — It was a first half so pristine, so darn near perfect, that Michigan didn’t know what was more impressive — its uncanny shooting ability or unrelenting defense. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored 22 of his career-high 28 points before halftime, and the ...

Girls basketball: Gillett dispatches Niagara in WIAA regional semis

NIAGARA, Wis. — The streaking Gillett Tigers dispatched Niagara 59-36 in a WIAA Division 5 regional semifinal Friday. The Tigers (18-6) will carry a five-game winning streak into Monday’s regional final against top-seeded Oneida Nation or Green Bay NEW Lutheran. “We’re a hot ...

Flivvers’ Johnson, Plumley receive swim team MVP awards

KINGSFORD — Hailey Johnson and Caleb Plumley received MVP awards Sunday at the Kingsford High School swim team year-end awards banquet. “With another year in the books, we had a little time to reflect on how our season went and after our showing at finals I think it went pretty well,” ...

Carney-Nadeau boys nip Forest Park

CARNEY — Carney-Nadeau held on to edge Forest Park 51-50 in Skyline Central Conference boys basketball Friday. The Wolves avoided a collapse after leading by seven points with 1:28 to play in the game despite missing eight straight free throws. Max Nylund hit a three-pointer in the ...

Third quarter sinks Nordics

RAPID RIVER — Rapid River exploded for 33 points in the third quarter and defeated North Dickinson 81-48 in a Skyline Central Conference game Friday. The Nordics (2-16, 2-8) trailed just 28-22 at halftime. “We actually played well offensively,” said North Dickinson coach Chris ...

Gussert brought MSU seniors together

By BURT ANGELI Sports Writer Former Forest Park star Lexi Gussert was among five Michigan State seniors Wednesday playing their final home game at the Breslin Center. Gussert along with Branndais Agee, Kiara Carter, Kennedy Johnson and Taya Reimer were recognized. Spartans coach Suzy ...

LBC’s Goyak named all-league first-team

LANCASTER, Pa. — Former Goodman-Pembine star Courtney Goyak has been named to the All-North Eastern Athletic Conference women’s basketball first team. Goyak, a 6-foot-2 junior, joins Lancaster Bible teammates Kirsten Webster and Caitlin Hickey on the first team. This is the first time in ...

Lakeland’s Doll receives academic award

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Lakeland University senior Maddy Doll, a senior from Florence, has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District team for NCAA Division III District 6. Doll was one of five student-athletes honored on the first team in ...

Boys basketball: Iron Mountain cruises by Maroons, 76-38

IRON MOUNTAIN — A 25-7 run in the first quarter helped Iron Mountain ease past Menominee with a 76-38 non-conference win on Friday. The Mountaineers (18-1) were helped by a pair of double-doubles from Marcus Johnson and Foster Wonders. Johnson scored 24 points and dished out 10 assists. ...

Boys basketball: Ishpeming edges Kingsford, 55-52

KINGSFORD — Two days after upsetting previously unbeaten Iron Mountain, the Ishpeming boys basketball team escaped with a 55-52 non-conference win over Kingsford on Friday. Hart Holmgren’s three-pointer with less than a minute to play put the Hematites up by one and the Flivvers ...

Boys basketball: Jets overcome deficit, beat Broncos

POWERS — The North Central boys’ basketball team overcame a 15-point first half deficit to pull past rival Bark River-Harris 63-60 Friday in a Skyline Central Conference matchup. “Having it toward the end of the season is huge for us,” said North Central coach Adam Mercier on the big ...

Boys basketball: Wykons boys win, clinch share of West PAC title

IRON RIVER — West Iron County downed Hancock 52-25 to clinch at least a share of the West PAC title Friday at Charles Greenlund Gymnasium. James Swanson’s 13 points paced the Wykons (10-9, 7-1), who led 8-0 after the first quarter and 23-7 at halftime. Caden Pellizzer and Neil Tomasoski ...

Hockey: Hancock’s 4 power-play goals beat Flivvs

IRON MOUNTAIN — Hancock's power-play scored four goals en route to an 8-3 win over Kingsford on Thursday night. The Bulldogs (19-6) went 4 of 5 along with a short-handed goal in the win. "It seemed like all game long we stayed a step ahead of them. There was always just a little bit and ...

Soph leads Mid Pen girls past North Central

ST. NICHOLAS — Mid Peninsula girls’ basketball team received a boost from sophomore Camryn Croasdell and a swarming defense Thursday in a 41-27 win against visiting North Central on Seniors Night. Croasdell scored a season-high 11 points and the Wolverines’ defense held Jets’ senior ...