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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 ...

Ishpeming girls spill Kingsford

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming pulled away in the second quarter to beat Kingsford 54-36 in non-conference girls basketball Thursday. The Flivvers (9-10) trailed 8-7 after the first quarter and 28-14 at halftime. Renee Roberts led Kingsford withh 13 points. Senior Mariah Austin had 17 for the ...

Boys basketball: Niagara loses 5th in a row after falling to Coleman

NIAGARA, Wis. — Coleman pulled away in the second half to beat Niagara 67-45 in M&O Conference action Thursday. The Badgers (6-15, 2-13) have lost five games in a row with their last win on Jan. 26 against Lena. The Cougars (18-3, 13-2), who can still clinch a share of the M&O ...

Boys basketball: Norway ends losing streak

RAPID RIVER — Norway needed a statement game after losing four straight and got it Thursday night with a big 62-51 win over Rapid River. "It's a big confidence booster for us," said Norway coach Jeff Gallino. "We got down the last four games and lost so we needed a big win. The kids really ...

Girls basketball: Ishpeming closes out Kingsford, 54-36

ISHPEMING — Mariah Austin led the Hematites with 17 points as the Hematites beat Kingsford 54-36 on Thursday. “Tonight we played our best defense in a few games,” Ishpeming coach Ryan Reichel said. “This is a good sign moving toward district (tournament) time. “I as a coach ...

Knights edge Superior, 46-42

EBEN — Norway rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Superior Central 46-42 in Skyline Central Conference girls basketball Wednesday. “Tonight was a true team effort,” said Norway head coach Joe Tinti. The Knights (6-13, 4-6) trailed 35-32 after three quarters. Jaclyn Bal hit a ...

West Iron County girls beat L’Anse, 46-39

L’ANSE — West Iron County snapped a fourth-quarter deadlock and defeated L’Anse 46-39 in West PAC girls basketball Wednesday. The Wykons (15-4, 5-3) held a 19-18 halftime lead but the Hornets evened the score at 34 after three quarters. “We missed a lot of easy-chance buckets and ...

Nordics boys fall to Republic, 54-51

REPUBLIC — River Shumate banked in a shot at the buzzer and Republic-Michigamme edged North Dickinson 54-51 in non-conference action Wednesday. “We played decent defense and rebounded well,” said ND head coach Chris Mattson. “But we were too sloppy with the basketball and missed ...

Jacobson, Stankevich receive conference honors

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Lakeland University's Miranda Jacobson and Rachel Stankevich both received postseason basketball honors from the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference. Jacobson, a junior from Felch, was named a first team all-conference selection. Stankevich, a senior from Goodman, was ...

North Central boys spill Munising

POWERS — The North Central boys scored four in double digits Tuesday night in a 72-56 basketball triumph over the fourth-ranked Munising Mustangs. Noah Gorzinski paced the Jets (14-3) with 22 points, scoring 12 in the second and nine in the third quarter. Nathan Dombrowski finished with 12. ...