Sports briefs

Staley paces Marquette gymnasts

MARQUETTE — Junior Kiah Staley placed fourth in the all-around to lead Marquette Senior High School as the Redettes were third in a three-team high school gymnastics meet at home on Friday.

The opposition was provided by Negaunee and Superior, a new cooperative program based in the Copper Country. Marquette scored 105 points but point totals weren’t available for the other two squads.

Staley was second on the balance beam with a personal-best score of 8.05 and fourth on the uneven bars with 6.65.

MSHS sophomore Enola Jeevar was first on floor exercise with 7.95 and fifth on beam with 7.7, while another sophomore, Tauni Camilli was eight on vault with 7.9.

Marquette freshman Gabby Swajanen was sixth on the beam with 7.55.

“This is a very young team with just a few years experience in the sport,” MSHS coach Kris Lakenen said. “I am very pleased with how confidently this team competed in the first meet of the season.”

Mutineers win in return home

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Mutineers scored six unanswered goals in the third period for a 9-3 victory over the Eagle River, Wisconsin, Falcons, in a Great Lakes Hockey League game on Friday night.

The game was the team’s first in nearly a month and marked their first home game at Lakeview Arena since Nov. 19. The Mutineers (6-4) were scheduled to finish their series against Eagle River (4-7) on Saturday night.

Forwards Ryan Sullivan and Dallas McLaughlin recorded three-goal hat tricks in the Marquette victory, while forward Craig Hartz had two, including the game-winner 92 seconds into the third period that started the half-dozen-goal barrage in the final period.

“The third period we just came out strong,” Hartz said. “We came out a bit sluggish but we came out for a strong period and never let up.”

After a scoreless first period, Sullivan and Austin Cline staked the Mutineers to a 2-0 lead in the second period.

Eagle River responded with a pair of its own to tie it up and a McLaughlin goal left it 3-3 headed to the third.

Madosh finished with 36 saves while Jack Arno stopped 24 shots for the Wisconsin team.

Marquette captain Joey Enright and ER’s Neil Wallace were ejected for fighting late in the second period. As a result, both were suspended for Saturday’s game.

MSHS swimmers sweep Houghton

MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School picked up an important dual sweep on Thursday in a meet against another Upper Peninsula powerhouse, Houghton, at the MSHS pool.

The Redettes pulled out a close 93-89 victory while the Marquette boys had a more comfortable 112-63 win.

Each MSHS team won eight of their meet’s 12 events.

There were three quadruple winners in the meet. For the boys, Matthew Nykanen won the 100-yard freestyle, 100 breaststroke and swam legs with the winning 200 medley and 200 free relays.

On the girls side, Jayme Winn took the 50 free and 100 free, Paige Whaley the 200 free and 500 free, and both swam with the victorious 200 medley and 400 free relay quartets.

Here are the other Marquette individual event and multiple winners:

Boys — Andrew Kilpela, 100 backstroke, 200 medley and 200 free relays; Matt Kurin, 500 free, 200 medley relay; Nathan Brown, 200 free, 400 free relay; Ryan Glover, 200 medley and 400 free relays; Josh Nykanen, 200 free and 400 free relays; Jed Weber, 50 free.

Girls — Taryn Aho, 200 individual medley, 100 breast, 200 medley relay; Lauren Rotundo, 100 backstroke, 400 free relay; Lauren Clement, 200 medley and 400 free relays.

Pistons game postponed to today

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers’ scheduled game Saturday night at the Moda Center against the Detroit Pistons has been postponed until 9 p.m. today because of potential severe weather conditions.

“The safety of our fans and players is always the highest priority, and this decision to delay our home game until Sunday was made with that in mind,” said Chris McGowan, the president and CEO of the Trail Blazers and Rose Quarter.

Snowmobiler killed during race

MOUNT PLEASANT (AP) — Authorities say a snowmobiler has been killed during a mid-Michigan race after falling and being struck by two other vehicles.

Sheriff’s officials say Billy-Joe Travis, 30, was competing in a race Friday evening at the Isabella County Fairgrounds in Mount Pleasant when he lost control on a turn. His vehicle overturned and Travis was hit by the racers.

Travis, a Hillman resident, was wearing a helmet. Medical officials were at the race and told authorities he wasn’t breathing and had no pulse when they examined him.

About a dozen snowmobiles were on the track at the time of the accident.

Scandal costing Penn State plenty

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s costs related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal are approaching a quarter-billion dollars and growing, five years after the former assistant football coach’s arrest on child molestation charges.

The scandal’s overall cost to the school has reached at least $237 million, including a recent $12 million verdict in the whistleblower and defamation case brought by former assistant coach Mike McQueary, whose testimony helped convict Sandusky in 2012.

The university has settled with 33 people over allegations they were sexually abused by Sandusky, and has made total payments to them of $93 million.

The total also includes a $48 million “fine” levied by the NCAA to fund anti-child-abuse efforts in Pennsylvania, $27 million in lawyer fees to defend suits, $14 million that includes the legal defense of three former administrators facing criminal charges for their handling of complaints.