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Girls Basketball: Vikings top Munising, return to regional final

KINGSFORD — A swarming and disruptive full court press, throughout most of the game, is what Baraga used, to edge Munising 51-49 Tuesday in a MHSAA Division 4 Region 25 semifinal at the Kingsford Middle School gymnasium. Mustangs senior Megan Matson led all scorers with 23 points, with her ...

Peterson: Generational athletes are a rare breed

It’s a term that isn’t used often, but generational describes Michigan Tech’s Kyle Monroe and Houghton High’s Brad Simonsen to a tee. In my some 49 years of covering sports around here, I can only recall a handful of athletes who would fall into that classification. There was ...

Boys Basketball: Bulldogs fall to Red Devils in district opener, 68-44

HANCOCK — When the 3-point shooting of the Hancock Bulldogs faltered in an opening round Division 3 District 65 boys basketball opener Monday versus Ironwood, there was trouble ahead. The Red Devils took advantage of the misses in a 68-44 win. Ironwood coach Pete Lewinski said the book on ...

Boys Basketball: Copper Kings outduel Wykons

CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings are headed to the semi-finals in the Division 3 District 65 boys basketball tournament as they defeated the West Iron County Wykons 46-40 on Monday night at home. It was a back-and-forth battle from start to finish. The two teams had played each other ...

Boys Basketball: Maroons spill Gremlins in district opener

MENOMINEE — A strong defensive effort in the second half by the Menominee boys basketball team made life difficult for Houghton in Monday’s Division 2 District 33 opener and the Maroons were eventually able to pull away in the second half for a 69-53 victory, their first postseason win ...