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 By Jason Juno    Sports    July 14, 2015

Penokee bounces back

IRONWOOD  - Penokee Range overcame a tough Sunday loss to win big, 12-1, over Keweenaw on Monday evening. The Penokee Range 9-10 year-old Little League team advances to Marquette to continue...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    June 27, 2015

Longer games in Wisconsin may favor deeper teams

For one year at least, quarters are out in high school basketball games in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association board voted Thursday to change varsity games from four eight-minute quarters to two 18-minute halves for a...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    June 16, 2015

Midgets perfect wing T offense with state championship coach

HURLEY - People who run the wing T offense stick together. Zeeland West coach John Shillito, who has won three Michigan High School Athletic Association state championships, came 9.5 hours to help...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    June 10, 2015

Wisconsin boys outlast bigger Northern Michigan team

RONWOOD - Yes, there were 13 lead changes and 10 ties and the game wasn't decided until the final minutes. But Northern Wisconsin seemed to have the upper hand for the most part and ultimately...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    June 10, 2015

Northern Wisconsin defends way to all-star game win

IRONWOOD — "You guys just played defense in an all-star game." That was the proud message Northern Wisconsin coach Kellen Anderson had for a group of five players coming out of the game in the first half with a 35-20 lead. Northern Wisconsin held...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    June 8, 2015

Thompson takes second at WIAA finals

La CROSSE, Wis. - Sydney Thompson saved her best for last Saturday. The Mercer sophomore's final attempt in the discus went 120 feet, 11 inches, which was good for second overall in the WIAA Division...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    June 4, 2015

Midgets' season washes away in semifinal

HURLEY - A seventh-inning comeback was a long shot for Hurley, which trailed 7-3, even with the heart of the order coming up. The weather made sure it wouldn't happen. The No. 2 seed Midgets lost a...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    May 30, 2015

Ready for running

KINGSFORD - The Upper Peninsula's best track-and-field athletes will bein Kingsford today for the U.P. Finals. The Bessemer boys hope to bring home a trophy in Division 3, while Ironwood has several...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    May 28, 2015

No. 4 Midgettes storm past No. 1 Screaming Eagles in regional semifinal

PARK FALLS, Wis. - After waiting through an hour, 25 minute thunder and lightning delay, Hurley kept the storm that is the middle of the Chequamegon lineup in check. No. 4 seed Hurley picked up a 6-4...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    May 15, 2015

Hurley's Nickel breaks sister's school record

ASHLAND, Wis. - Hurley freshman Aiyana Nickel set a school record in the triple jump at Thursday's Welker Invitational. Her jump of 31-6 broke the record set by her sister Teressa Leinon by half an...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    May 13, 2015

Tenlen wins playoff for conference title

HURLEY - A frustrating day of golf ended well for Hurley's Jeff Tenlen. Tenlen's 84 put him in a tie for the best score at Tuesday's Northern Wisconsin Golf Conference meet at Eagle Bluff. It also...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    May 12, 2015

Tenlen, Midgets win at foggy, wet, cold Hurley Invitational

HURLEY — Golfers couldn't see the greens and most of them couldn't feel their hands. Hurley's Jake Tenlen still managed to shoot a 40 on the front nine at Eagle Bluff and be medalist by eight strokes at Monday's Hurley Invitational. "Home-course...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    May 1, 2015

Red Devils win two very different games

IRONWOOD - Thursday night's softball doubleheader between Ironwood and Mellen was night and day, literally and figuratively. Besides starting during the day and ending under the lights, the teams...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    April 28, 2015

Kivisto tallies 400th win as Midgettes gash Granite Diggers in doubleheader

Kivisto, his 400th win coaching the Hurley softball team came on a warm and sunny day. After the Midgettes beat Mellen 15-0 in the first game of a doubleheader, Hurley players sprayed Kivisto with as...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    April 28, 2015

Second Border Bash includes 8 local hoops players

IRONWOOD — The second annual Kiwanis Classic Border Bash high school boys and girls all-star basketball games include eight local players and several regional athletes locals will recognize. The games pitting Upper Peninsula athletes against...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    April 24, 2015

Speedboys, W-M girls second at snow-free Drummond

DRUMMOND, Wis. - The Bessemer boys and Wakefield-Marenisco girls finished runner-up in Thursday's Indianhead Conference track-and-field meet. Luckily, the meet was scheduled outside of the snowbelt....

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    April 18, 2015

Midgettes tally fourth shutout of week

HURLEY - Ashland did something Friday no one else has done against Hurley in this young season: Draw a walk. It didn't derail the Midgettes, who shut out the Oredockers 11-0 for the second time this...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    April 16, 2015

Ofstad signs to play basketball at Upper Iowa

IRONWOOD - After watching Sam Ofstad play, Fox Valley Tech coach Craig Stevens tipped off Upper Iowa coach Carol Russell to the GCC Lady Samsons' star. "He told her to come watch me," Ofstad said. "I...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    April 14, 2015

Midgettes start season with 11-0 win

ASHLAND, Wis. - Hurley didn't strike out. It didn't allow any walks. And its defense was solid. Not bad for its first game of the year. The Midgettes blanked Ashland 11-0 in five innings Monday at...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    April 4, 2015

DiGiorgio named to All-UP First Team, Berwald to Second Team

MARQUETTE — Ironwood senior Jake DiGiorgio was always more worried about how the team did than how many points he scored or rebounds he acquired. This season, the Devils usually won and DiGiorgio (6-5) was usually a big part of that. His hard...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    April 3, 2015

DiGiorgio, Zelinski earn Second Team All-U.P. spots

MARQUETTE — Frannie Zelinski became the latest Watersmeet Nimrod to be honored, while Emily DiGiorgio helped the Ironwood girls break a nine-year drought. Zelinski was named to the All-U.P. Class D Second Team, while DiGiorgio was a Class ABC...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    March 28, 2015

Ironwood's Hudacek, Joki win again at Simpson indoor invite

SUPERIOR, Wis. - Ironwood's Jared Joki won the 800-meter run by an even narrower margin than the day before as Joki and Rachel Hudacek were the Red Devils' winners at the 37th annual Dennis Simpson In...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    March 25, 2015

Hurley's Moore to play in all-star football game

HURLEY - With all the success the Hurley football program has had, it's hard to find many firsts. But senior Jordan Moore (5-10, 265) will be the first Midget to play in the Wisconsin Football Coache...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    March 17, 2015

Devil of a defeat

MARQUETTE - Ironwood didn't have an answer for Iron Mountain's physical presence inside and the Red Devils' season ended in a 72-52 loss in Monday's Class C regional semifinal. The Moutaineers, 21-2 a...

 
 By Jason Juno    Sports    March 11, 2015

Slow start dooms lady Glads

KINGSFORD - Ontonagon showed it could compete with Crystal Falls Forest Park in the second half of Tuesday's MHSAA Class D regional semifinal. But it was too late by then. The Trojans jumped to a...

 

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