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Girls basketball: Florence falls to Rangers in regional semifinals

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Florence fell to Wausaukee 68-40 in a WIAA Division 5 regional on Friday. The Bobcats (11-11) hung with the Rangers until about midway through the first half before Wausaukee sprung a run to lead by 21 at the half. “It’s never easy when a season comes to an end. ...

Boys basketball: Trojans edge Wolves in 2OT

CRYSTAL FALLS — Tommy Peltoma willed Forest Park with a double-double night in a 68-65 double-overtime win over Carney-Nadeau. The Trojans (9-11) got a couple late fourth quarter putbacks by Peltoma to force overtime on Senior Night. He finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Riley ...

Boys basketball: Broncos slip past North Central

HARRIS — In a nail-biting conclusion, the Bark River-Harris boys’ basketball team pulled out a 34-32 win over the North Central Jets Friday. This Skyline Central Conference game was decided in the final two minutes. Broc Stenberg of Bark River scored with 2:35 left in the final quarter to ...

Wrestling: Florence’s Mascarette loses in WIAA semifinals

MADISON, Wis. — Florence High School senior Tristen Mascarette lost in the semifinals Friday night in the 76th annual WIAA Individual Wrestling Championship Tournament at the University of Wisconsin. Mascarette posted a 5-0 decision over Mason Lull of Fennimore in a Division 3 120-pound ...

Boys Basketball: Beaster breaks Florence rebound record

THREE LAKES, Wis. — Evan Beaster broke a Florence High School single-season rebound record Thursday. Beaster grabbed 15 rebounds to hike his season total to 323 as Florence defeated Three Lakes 63-46 to close out the Northern Lakes Conference boys basketall regular season. Beaster erased ...

Boys basketball: Mountaineers rout Houghton

HOUGHTON — Iron Mountain finished off a perfect regular season with a 79-52 drubbing of the hometown Gremlins. "They're a very, very good team," Houghton coach Jared Lawson said. "They have no weak spots and those two scorers they have (Marcus Johnson and Foster Wonders) are incredible ...

Girls basketball: Flivvs handle Ishpeming

KINGSFORD — Brooke Kriegl’s 20 points led Kingsford in a 56-36 non-conference win over Ishpeming on Thursday. The Flivvers (10-7) spread the floor with the transition game to help pace the offense. “We were able to get our transition game going tonight, which help create some good ...

Girls basketball: Gladstone spills IM

GLADSTONE — It’s no secret that 6-foot-10 center Megan Crow is Gladstone’s catalyst. But Wednesday night it was junior guard Maddie Ahlgren with a season-high 18 points in a 50-35 Mid-Peninsula Conference win over Iron Mountain. Ahlgren hit timely shots and finished 5 of 5 at the free ...

Skiing: Sheski, Loomis lead Norway in UP Finals

HANCOCK — Norway High School seniors Allie Sheski and David Loomis made some noise at the UP Ski Finals at Mont Ripley. Loomis and Sheski raced third and fourth, respectively, in morning slalom. Alex Heigl placed ninth in the field of 18 male racers and Jake Munn slid out of the course ...

Boys basketball: IM rallies past Ishpeming, 69-51

IRON MOUNTAIN — Marcus Johnson took over in the third quarter to lead Iron Mountain in a 69-51 win over Ishpeming on Tuesday. Johnson scored 29 of his 34 points in the second half, including 13 in the third quarter. Johnson hit three consecutive 3-pointers midway through the third to give ...

Basketball schedule snowed out

The area high school basketball schedule lost another night to a winter storm. In boys basketball games called off Wednesday, West Iron County will host Calumet and Forest Park will visit Stephenson on Thursday. North Dickinson and North Central will not reschedule their game. In Skyline ...

Amy Nelson of Fence named top ‘Packer Backer’

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Amy Nelson of Fence was named the 21st member of the Green Bay Packers FAN Hall of Fame on Wednesday at Lambeau Field. A lifelong Packers fan, Nelson was selected by fans from 10 finalists during a voting period that ran from Jan. 1 to Jan. 31 on Packers.com. More than ...

Girls basketball: Niagara beats GP in WIAA regional semis

NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara got through its first postseason test with a 67-39 win over Goodman-Pembine in the Division 5 regional semifinal Tuesday. The Badgers (16-5) were led by Jessica Oratch’s 21 points and Jaida Maki’s 20 points. Katelyn Morrison’s 13 points led the Patriots ...

Girls basketball: Florence finally ends tourney drought

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence posted its first girls basketball tournament win in seven years Tuesday, overcoming Bowler 44-34 in a WIAA Division 5 regional opener. The Bobcats (11-10) will travel to second-seeded Wausaukee on Friday in a regional semifinal. “It’s a good feeling,” ...

Girls basketball: Braves best Flivvs

GLADSTONE — Sophomore forward Ahna Larson provided the Gladstone girls with a little bit of separation here Tuesday, helping them earn a 47-39 win over the Kingsford Flivvers. Larson’s jump shot from top of the key gave the Braves a 36-28 cushion at the end of the third quarter of the ...

Girls basketball: Clifford sisters, Norway roll in win

EBEN JUNCTION — The Clifford sisters triggered a first quarter run as Norway spilled Superior Central 55-28 in a Skyline Central Conference game Tuesday. Haley Clifford and her younger sister Mackenzie each scored 11 of their game-high 16 points in the first quarter. The Knights (4-12, 4-4) ...

Boys basketball: Beauchamp scores 1,000th point in Flivvs’ win

MENOMINEE — Every time the Menominee boys basketball team got close, Kingsford always had an answer with a big shot or a quick run to end the momentum and turn the game around. The last Flivvers’ run came with just over four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and it was enough to put ...

KHS swimming: Peyton Johnson, Kolbe Raiche named MVP

KINGSFORD — Peyton Johnson and Kolbe Raiche have been named most valuable swimmers for the 2019 Kingsford High School team. Team members made the selections Sunday at the team banquet. Johnson and Raiche also led the Flivvers in scoring this season. In other team honors, Maggie Menghini and ...

Hockey: Kingsford holds off Jeffers, 4-3

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford’s penalty kill saved the night and preserved a 4-3 win over Jeffers on Monday night. Kingsford (9-11) killed a five-minute power play late in the game, narrowly dodging the tying goal to seal the win, its first since Feb. 5 against Negaunee. “I thought the ...