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Boys basketball: Gladstone sinks Flivvers in semifinals

KINGSFORD — The Kingsford Flivvers might see Brad Spindler in their sleep for a while. The senior forward amassed 30 points and 14 rebounds as Gladstone downed Kingsford 73-53 in a Class B District 64 semifinal on Wednesday. The Braves (16-5) will host Boyne City (16-6) for the district ...

Boys basketball: Bark River withdraws from TORC series

HARRIS — The Off Road Racing Championship is not returning to Bark River. Plans are in the works to bring some form of a race series to Bark River International Raceway this summer. Courtney Prost, Director of Development for the Bark River track, said three Midwest facilities — Crandon ...

Flivvs fall in quarters

GAYLORD - Kingsford’s penchant for late-game heroics fell short in a 1-0 Division 2 state quarterfinal loss to Forest Hills Northern/Eastern on Tuesday. The Flivvers (19-8-1) were limited offensively by Forest Hills’ strong interior defense. The Bird Dogs (18-10-1) kept Kingsford outside ...

Cold-shooting Trojans end Class D tourney run

KINGSFORD — The Bark River-Harris girls basketball team found itself in a very familiar situation Tuesday night as the Broncos will once again play in the Class D regional final after defeating Forest Park 51-44. “We have some experienced players,” said BRH coach Josh Eagle. “There ...

Ishpeming duo sinks West Iron

ESCANABA — Pruett and Johns is not a new attorneys office in Ishpeming. No, it’s the Hematites’ Madison Pruett and Madigan Johns — a key duo who sparked Ishpeming to a thrilling 59-55 victory Tuesday against West Iron County in the girls Class C regional semifinal at Escanaba High ...

IM’s Johnson named premier player

NEGAUNEE — Marcus Johnson, who led Iron Mountain to the Mid-Peninsula Conference basketball championship, has been named the league’s player of the year. The sophomore guard topped the MPC in scoring with a 24.7 average. The two-year starter owns an 82.5 percent free throw mark this ...

Mountaineers’ Poupore selected to first team

NEGAUNEE — Iron Mountain junior Riley Poupore has been selected to the All-Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball first team. Poupore was the MPC’s third-leading scorer with a 16.1 average. MPC coaches named Ishpeming senior Madigan Johns as the player of the year. The other ...

Mountaineers confident of return to state

CANTON — Iron Mountain claimed the final qualifying spot for the MHSAA Division 2 state team bowling finals and bowed out in the quarterfinals Friday at Super Bowl. The Mountaineers were among 18 Division 2 teams vying for state honors. Qualifying started early Friday morning with eight ...

ScuttleBu(r)t … Seniors committed to Forest Park

Sure, losing hurts. But that wasn’t the worst part for Forest Park girls basketball coach Jackie Giuliani after Tuesday’s Class D regional semifinal setback to Bark River-Harris. She didn’t want to say good-bye to the five seniors that have meant so much to the program. “This is a ...

Marchand spills Red Wings in OT

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand has become Mr. Overtime for the Bruins. Not just this season, but in franchise history. The pesky forward completed his hat trick 34 seconds into overtime on Tuesday night to help Boston, which twice squandered a two-goal lead in regulation, escape with a 6-5 ...

Donkey hoops at Kingsford

KINGSFORD — Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show, described as wilder than a rodeo and funnier than a circus, will take place Saturday in the Kingsford Middle School Gym. Start time is 6 p.m. Breitung Township Schools teachers, alumni and senior students along with two local celebrity teams ...

Raiche qualifies for state swim

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kolbe Raiche, who does not swim the 200 backstroke during the Kingsford High School swim season, did just that with the rest of the Northern Lights YMCA swim team recently. Going to Manitowoc for the Manty Invite, Raiche qualified for the state meet in 200 backstroke. The ...

March Madness set for Carney

CARNEY — Carney-Nadeau Invitational “March Madness” men’s basketball tournament will be held Saturday, March 17, and March 18, at the Carney-Nadeau High School gym. To register or for more information, contact Paul Polfus at ppolfus@gmail.com or 906-748-0184 (cell).

Franchise tag for Lions’ Ansah

Five NFL players have been given the franchise tag, with only Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell getting the exclusive tag. Bell, who has been adamant about not playing under the tag for a second straight season, can’t negotiate with any other teams. Pittsburgh must offer him the average ...

UW-Green Bay wins fourth straight tourney

DETROIT (AP) — Allie Leclaire scored 24 points and tied a career high with eight rebounds, Jessica Lindstrom had her 41st career double-double and No. 22 Green Bay beat Wright State 62-44 on Tuesday for its fourth straight Horizon League Tournament championship and automatic NCAA berth. The ...

DePaul hits 16 treys, routs Marquette for Big East title

CHICAGO (AP) — Amarah Coleman scored a career-high 27 points and No. 2 seed DePaul routed top-seeded Marquette 98-63 on Tuesday night for the Big East Conference Tournament championship and automatic NCAA berth. DePaul (26-7) made 16 3-pointers, one shy of a tournament record. Each Blue ...

Regional hockey champion Flivvers

Adam Niemi/The Daily News Photo Kingsford outlasted Traverse City Central in double overtime to win the MHSAA Division 2 regional championship Saturday in St. Ignace. The Flivvers (19-7-1) and Ada Forest Hills Eastern (17-10-1) meet at 6 p.m. (Central time) Tuesday at Gaylord in the ...

Hockey: Kingsford wins 2OT thriller, reaches quarterfinals

ST. IGNACE — This has been a drama-filled postseason to say the least. That held true again Saturday afternoon for Kingsford, escaping a third-period collapse to win 6-5 in a double-overtime triumph over the Traverse City Central Trojans in a Division 2 regional final at Little Bear East ...

Boys Basketball: Norway’s Ortman premier SCC player

NORWAY — Norway’s Connor Ortman has been named the Skyline Central Conference Player of the Year. Ortman, who averaged 19.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game, will play next season at Lakeland University in Sheboygan, Wis. Coaches made the all-conference selections over the ...

Boys bowling: Mountaineers expect another state run next year

CANTON — Iron Mountain claimed the final qualifying spot for the MHSAA Division 2 state team bowling finals and bowed out in the quarterfinals Friday at Super Bowl. The Mountaineers were among 18 Division 2 teams vying for state honors. Qualifying started early Friday morning with eight ...