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Area racers fare well in numerous Noquemanon Ski Marathon events

MARQUETTE — Area residents made plenty of noise at the top of the standings in some of the less well-known races at the 22nd annual Noquemanon Ski Marathon held Friday through Sunday. While the attention grabber was the 50-kilometer and 24K ski races, the 12K classic and freestyle also drew ...

Gwinn mourns loss: Modeltowners football coach Dion Brown dies Wednesday

GWINN — The Gwinn Area Community Schools and the greater Forsyth Township community is in mourning after the death of Modeltowners varsity head football coach Dion Brown on Wednesday evening. The GACS, through Superintendent Sandra Petrovich, released a short statement about the ...

Noquemanon Ski Marathon ready to go with good, mild conditions forecast

MARQUETTE — Conditions are looking about as warm as organizers can feel comfortable with for the 22nd annual running of the Noquemanon Ski Marathon to be held in and around Ishpeming, Negaunee and Marquette this weekend. Cold means snow and snow means a course all skiers and organizers can ...

Bailey Froberg hits game-winner for Finlandia women

DULUTH, Minn. — L’Anse junior Bailey Froberg waited until the time was right, or more accurately, ripe to make her only 3-pointer of the night in the Finlandia women’s basketball team’s 57-55 victory at St. Scholastica on Wednesday night. Froberg, who finished with eight points and ...

Area players help Bay men win

ESCANABA — Four area players made contributions in limited playing time in an 83-58 victory by the Bay College men’s basketball team over Gogebic Community College on Wednesday. Munising sophomore Cade Contreras hit a 3-pointer on his only shot attempt to score three points in just three ...

McGuire, Mannor help Bay women

ESCANABA — A pair of Gwinn freshman each scored seven points to help the Bay women’s basketball team score a 64-52 win over Gogebic Community College on Wednesday. Trish McGuire started and made 5 of 6 free throws, adding a game-high nine rebounds to go with two assists and a steal, while ...

SC’s Heinonen scored 13 for FU men

HANCOCK — Despite solid contributions from a pair of area high school graduates, the Finlandia men’s basketball team fell to 0-17 with a 116-70 loss to Wisconsin-Superior on Wednesday at the Paavo Nurmi Center. Superior Central sophomore Joe Heinonen started and scored 13 points with a ...

Norway to host basketball tourney

NORWAY — The 13th annual Don Hill Memorial Scholarship Basketball Tournament will be held Feb. 29 and March 1 at Norway High School. This event for adult players includes three men’s and a women’s division. The men’s Gold and Silver divisions include a two-game guarantee, a $120 ...

Dondre Yohe, Luke Mattson help Bay men’s basketball win over Alpena CC

ALPENA — Sophomore Dondre Yohe scored nine points and fellow sophomore Luke Mattson six points as the Bay College men’s basketball team won its fifth straight in a 70-60 decision at Alpena Community College on Saturday. Yohe, an Ishpeming High School graduate, went 3 of 3 at the ...

Joe Heinonen nets 10 points for Finlandia men’s basketball team

HANCOCK — Sophomore Joe Heinonen scored 10 points and River Shumate three as the Finlandia men’s basketball team lost 86-74 to Holy Family College of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, on Sunday. Heinonen, a Superior Central graduate, started and made a pair of 3-pointers while pulling down six ...

SISU Ski Fest set for Ironwood

IRONWOOD — The 11th annual SISU Ski Fest will be held this weekend in and around downtown Ironwood. The two biggest events are the SISU 30-kilometer and Heikki Lunta 15K point-to-point cross country ski races on Saturday. The festival beings Friday with the Depot Dash for children ages 10 ...