ISHPEMING - The Ishpeming Men's Pool League held its final week of play this past week in preparation for the end of the season and the upcoming playoffs, which will run through to April 11.
Jack's II remained in the lead in the standings by defeating Tilden Club 16-8 this week, ending the regular season with 24 points and 216 wins.
Jack's I also had success this week and season, defeating Rumorz 15-9 and ending with 195 wins and 22 points for second place in the rankings.
Jack's II is scheduled to match up with Hickey's I in the first round of play-offs this week, while Tilden Club and Rainbow, which also won this week with a 13-11 defeat of Paradise, will meet up. Hickey's I defeated Wayside 19-5 to end its season.
Rumorz III, which will match up with Riverside in playoffs, came up next in the standings with 199 wins and 21 points, after taking down Jack's III 15-9 this week.
Wonder Bar also maintained its solid fourth-place standing with a win, which was 19-5 over Rumorz I. The team will meet Jack's I in the first round.
Other team picks for the first round are Paradise and Jack's III, while Rumorz II and Rumorz I will meet. Both Wayside and Hickey's II have first-round byes.
In results from the final week of the season, Up North I slammed Happy Hour II, 12-3; HideAway Tribe stopped Sturgis, 9-6; the American Girls dumped Cascade, 11-4; and the Rowdies beat Full Throttle, 9-6.
In addition, Fat Boyz downed SS of A, 9-6; Happy Hour I trimmed Up North II, 9-6; and the VFW Army Bratz edged VFW I, 8-7.
The Rowdies claimed first place in the league for the second straight year, finishing 23-3 this season.
Full Throttle B&G placed second with a 21-5 mark, while Fat Boyz took third at 16-10.