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Nordics answer coach’s request

FELCH - North Dickinson took control in the first quarter and never relinquished momentum in a 60-45 Skyline Central Conference win over North Central on Monday. The Nordics (8-9, 4-4) took a 9-1 lead in the opening minutes and led 38-20 at halftime. JuliAnn Wickman led North Dickinson with ...

Mountaineers to host wrestling regional

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s third straight MHSAA Division 3 district wrestling title resulted in another regional match with Gladstone. The Mountaineers (8-8) will host the Mid-Peninsula Conference champion Braves at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Iron Mountain High School gym. The other ...

Lakeland streak over

AURORA, Ill. – Lakeland University women’s basketball team and its winning streak met their match Saturday, falling to red-hot Aurora University 87-54. The Muskies (15-8 overall, 12-6 NACC) saw their seven-game streak snapped by an Aurora team that has won five in a row and clinched the ...

Jacobson’s hard work brings results

ScuttleBu(r)t ... Credit hard work for Lakeland University junior Miranda Jacobson earning Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference women’s basketball player of the week. The former North Dickinson County School star from Felch had five straight double-doubles during the Muskies’ ...

Broncos throw Knights

NORWAY — Bark River-Harris, behind Sierra Debelak’s 20 points, downed Norway 68-28 in Skyline Central Conference girls basketball Monday. The Knights (5-12, 3-5) trailed 22-10 after the first quarter. Norway Coach Joe Tinti cited turnovers and missed lay-ups for the early ...

Lundby carries dominant World Cup form to gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — After dominating the ski jumping World Cup this season, Maren Lundby wasn't about to be denied on the sport's biggest stage. The 23-year-old Norwegian overcame frigid temperatures Monday to win the women's ski jumping normal hill gold medal at the Pyeongchang ...

Mountaineers drill Emeralds

IRON MOUNTAIN — Riley Poupore’s 22 points and 11 rebounds powered Iron Mountain past Manistique 55-22 in Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball Monday. Poupore shot 11 of 15 from the floor. Iron Mountain hit 24 of 50 field goals including five of 11 three-pointers. The Mountaineers ...

Flivver 3s spill Maroons

MENOMINEE — Early pressure and 3-point shooting led the Kingsford Flivvers to a 60-48 Great Northern Conference girls basketball win over Menominee Monday. The Flivvers (8-8, 2-4) knocked down seven 3s in the first half . “We hit some shots early in the game,” Kingsford coach Mike ...

West Iron wins defensive duel

IRON RIVER — West Iron County recovered from a slow start and defeated Hancock 38-31 in West PAC girls basketball Monday at Charles Greenlund Gymnasium. The Wykons (14-2, 4-2) trailed 6-2 after the first quarter but bounced back for a 12-12 halftime draw. WIC’s Eden Golliher scored 11 of ...

Trojans handle Bobcats

CRYSTAL FALLS — Forest Park snapped a three-game losing streak Monday by beating Florence 62-41 in non-conference girls basketball at Eddie Chambers Gymnasium. The Lady Trojans (8-9), with three players scoring in double figures, built a 31-18 halftime lead, “We shared the ball real ...

About 15,000 attend Saturday competition

IRON MOUNTAIN — Upwards of 15,000 people attended the 2018 Pine Mountain Continental Cup ski jumping competition on Saturday in optimal weather. The Saturday crowd was an approximate match to when the Kiwanis Ski Club hosted a World Cup competition in 2000, club member Susie Fox ...

Gussert leads MSU over Michigan

EAST LANSING (AP) — Former Forest Park star Lexi Gussert was on a mission from the moment she woke up, focusing on helping Michigan State get revenge. Gussert scored 11 of her 14 points in the first half to help the Spartans build a double-digit lead and they held on to beat No. 21 Michigan ...

Hockey: Kingsford routs Ashland

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford scored early and often in an 8-0 rout over Ashland on Saturday. The Flivvers piled four girls in the first and second periods, invoking the mercy rule which ended the game after the second period. Kingsford (14-6-1) scored its final three goals in the last minute ...

Girls basketball: Niagara hosts Phelps in WIAA tourney

NIAGARA, Wis. — Fourth-seeded Niagara will host Phelps to open the WIAA Division 5 regional tournament. The Badgers (15-5) and No. 13 Phelps (3-15), winless in the Northern Lakes Conference, will meet Tuesday, Feb. 20. Start time is 7 p.m. The Niagara-Phelps winner will meet No. 5 Gillett ...

IM, Flivv wrestlers qualify for MHSAA Div. 3 regional tourney

GRAYLING — Three wrestlers from Kingsford and Iron Mountain qualified for the MHSAA Division 3 individual regional wrestling tournament at Kalkaska. Flivvers’ Trevor Povolo finished finished second at 152 while teammate Eddie Cardew was third at heavyweight in the district tournament ...

Granerud wins Sunday’s competition at Pine Mountain

Halvor Egner Granerud of Norway, above, took first place in Sunday afternoon's Bellin Health Continental Cup at Pine Mountain. Anze Lanisek of Slovenia placed second and Saturday's winner, Marius Lindvik of Norway, finished third. For more ski jumping coverage please see Monday's Daily ...

Boys basketball: Iron Mountain holds off Norway rally to win

NORWAY — Iron Mountain thwarted a fourth-quarter rally by Norway in a 58-53 non-conference win on Friday. Norway, down 11 points in the third quarter, made it a three-point game with a minute remaining in the game. Marcus Johnson made 2 of 3 free throws in the final minute to break the ...

Accident put Granquist out of skeleton

ScuttleBu(r)t ... This year’s Winter Olympics will have six individuals with family ties to our area. Brooke Granquist of Powers was hoping to be the seventh when she began training in skeleton, the sport where a person rides a small sled down a frozen track while lying face ...

Balanced Jets blast Bears

GARDEN CORNERS — Griffin Johnson scored a career-high 12 points to help North Central’s balanced attack in an 86-40 win Friday night against host Big Bay de Noc. Trenton Schaff led the Jets with 13 points as five players reached double figures. Austin Poupore produced 11 points and Lucas ...

Top-ranked Munising decks North Dickinson

MUNISING — Munising’s calling card recently has been balanced scoring by its girls basketball team. The Mustangs showed that off again Thursday night as six players scored at least eight points in Munising’s 68-43 victory over North Dickinson. The No. 1-ranked team in the UP in Class ...