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Girls basketball: Braves best Flivvs

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Boys basketball: Long leads Gillett past Niagara, 71-56

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NIAGARA, Wis. — One of the M&O Conference’s leading scorers broke loose late in the first half and led Gillett past Niagara 71-56 on Monday. Cole Long, who stands third in conference scoring with a 16.4 average, scored five of his seven first-half points in the final minute. The ...

Girls basketball: IM finds life in 3rd, beats Manistique

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain came out strong in the third quarter to break a halftime tie and defeated Manistique 49-38 in Mid-Peninsula Conference action Monday. The Mountaineers (6-12, 3-7) snapped a 22-22 halftime tie with a 12-3 run in the third quarter. “We came out a little flat ...

Girls basketball: Forest Park spills Panthers, 45-36

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EWEN — Forest Park turned back Ewen-Trout Creek 45-36 in non-conference girls basketball Monday. The Trojans (9-5) took a 36-31 lead into the fourth quarter. “We had a good lead and we were able to answer back when they got close,” said FP coach Jackie Giuliani. “We didn’t panic ...

Boys basketball: Hot shooting carries Miners over WIC

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IRON RIVER — Negaunee’s hot shooting thwarted West Iron County 60-40 in a West PAC game Monday. The Miners poured on 20 points in the first quarter for a 12-point lead. The Wykons (8-8) never got within 10 points of the lead. “They were dead red hot in the first half,” West Iron ...

Boys basketball: IM cruises past Flivvers

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IRON MOUNTAIN — It didn't take long for Iron Mountain to assert its dominance in an 85-56 win over Kingsford on Saturday night. The Mountaineers (18-0) led 22-10 after the first quarter and set the cruise control for the rest of the night, scoring at least 20 points in each of the next two ...

Swimming: Johnson leads Flivvers in UP runner-up finish

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MARQUETTE — It’s been four years, but the Marquette girls swimming and diving team is back on top in the Upper Peninsula in a big way. In a dominant performance, the Redettes scored 352 points at the MHSAA UP Finals on Saturday, finishing a whopping 135 ahead of second-place ...

Wrestling: Mascarette third at sectional

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BONDUEL, Wis. — Northwoods Storm’s Tristen Mascarette will begin his quest for WIAA state wrestling honors on Thursday. Mascarette, wrestling at 120 pounds for the Florence-Niagara co-op, placed third in the sectionals Saturday. Mascarette (37-5) opened the sectional by beating ...

Wrestling: Stroud leads IM to individual state finals

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CHARLEVOIX — Freshman Parker Stroud will lead Iron Mountain into the MHSAA Individual Wrestling Finals at Ford Field. In Saturday’s Division 4 regional, Stroud decisioned Kyle Corcoran of Mancelona 9-2 for the 112-pound title. Stroud (32-9) defeated Ethan Winegardner of Roscommon in the ...

Girls basketball: Niagara edges Gillett

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara completed the M&O Conference regular season Saturday by beating Gillett 43-39. Jasmine Racine’s 22 points paced Badgers (17-5, 11-5), who trailed 17-16 at halftime. Aubrey DeBauch led Gillett with 15 points. No. 3 seed Niagara hosts No. 14 Goodman-Pembine ...

No. 11 Spartans beat Ohio State

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State shut down Ohio State in the second half despite an injury to Nick Ward. Now the Spartans may be without their standout big man for a while. Ward left in the second half with a broken left hand, but No. 11 Michigan State still rolled to a 62-44 ...

Hamlin wins Daytona 500

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory. He delivered with a storybook tribute for Joe Gibbs Racing. Hamlin won NASCAR's biggest race for the second time in four years Sunday, leading JGR in a 1-2-3 sweep of the ...

Michigan rebounds from Penn State loss, beats Maryland

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — After a startling loss at last-place Penn State earlier in the week, Michigan coach John Beilein had a pretty good idea how his team would respond. "I had no doubt our defense would be strong today," he said. Charles Matthews scored 14 points and Iggy Brazdeikis ...

Girls basketball: Kingsford holds off IM, 58-54

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Kingsford held off Iron Mountain's spirited effort in a 58-54 non-conference in Friday. The Mountaineers (5-12) lost senior Riley Poupore to a knee injury halfway through the first quarter. Poupore did not return and head coach Katelynn Grenier said Poupore will have an MRI ...

Boys Basketball: Carney triples down Nordics

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CARNEY — Carney-Nadeau’s hot start led to a 56-45 win over North Dickinson in Skyline Central Conference boys basketball Friday. The Wolves jumped to a 21-6 lead, scoring from long range. “They had five threes in the first quarter,” said North Dickinson coach Chris Mattson. “Eight ...

Boys Basketball: ‘Sloppy’ Wykons bow

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IRON RIVER — West Iron made all 11 of its free throws but it wasn’t enough in a 54-50 West PAC Conference loss to L’Anse on Friday. “They just out-efforted us,” said Wykons coach Dan Schive. L’Anse led 25-24 at halftime and the Wykons stayed within striking range until the final ...