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Everything you need to know about 'One Minute': The Iron Mountain Basketball documentary

Everything you need to know about 'One Minute': The Iron Mountain Basketball documentary

Everything you need to know about 'One Minute': The Iron Mountain Basketball documentary

1/11/2020 | Feature | By Staff

Recently, we announced our collaboration with Mountain Media Works to shoot a documentary entitled 'One Minute,' where we look to tell the story of the Iron Mountain boys basketball team as it looks to capture a state title following last season's runner-up finish. We understand that some may have questions, or may be looking to contribute, so we compiled this...

Toughness, development of new core key for Marquette

Toughness, development of new core key for Marquette

12/13/2019 | Feature | By Eden Laase |

If you’re looking for familiar faces from Marquette’s rotation last season, the list is short. It starts with Drew Wyble, ends with John Thomson and has no one in between. With the graduation of Marius Grazulis, Raffy Millado, Bryce Brazeau,...

Equipped with wisdom of mentors, Bonacorsi is ready to coach Cal

Equipped with wisdom of mentors, Bonacorsi is ready to coach Cal

12/13/2019 | Feature | By Jason Sutherland |

Frank Bonacorsi, in his first season as head coach of the Calumet Copper Kings basketball program, is anything but inexperienced. Although it is his first official varsity basketball coaching gig, he has spent his days learning from what could be...

2019-20 Boys Top 25 Rankings

2019-20 Boys Top 25 Rankings

12/12/2019 | Feature | By Staff |

For the second year in a row, Upbeat conducted a preseason player rankings poll to rate the top 25 boys and girls basketball players in the UP. Four coaches and Bryce Derouin and Eden Laase of Upbeat ranked the boys...

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Wonders, Johnson find shooting touch, Iron Mountain tops Gwinn

1/18/2020 | Game Recap | By Bryce Derouin |

It’s natural to dissect Iron Mountain with greater scrutiny than other teams in the UP. It’s what comes with being a defending state finals runner-up, or having a documentary crew chronicling your every moment. And when the expectations are a state title, each analysis will lead to various critiques to see if the Mountaineers have the potential to live up...

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1-17 Boys roundup: No. 1 Dollar Bay tops Houghton, Marquette, Norway record wins

1/17/2020 | Game Recap | By Staff |

Dollar Bay had three players in double-digits as the Blue Bolts defeated Houghton 71-60 on Friday.

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Hurley holds off Bessemer for 61-52 win

1/17/2020 | Game Recap | By Jason Juno (Daily Globe) |

Thursday night’s game didn’t help Hurley make up any ground in the Indianhead Conference. None of the coaches at the seeding meeting will care how they did against a Michigan team. But the Northstars’ 61-52 non-conference win at Bessemer came at an important time. Hurley, which started the season 6-0, put a stop to its two-game losing streak with a...

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1-16 boys roundup: No. 1 Dollar Bay remains unbeaten

1/17/2020 | Game Recap | By Staff |

Ashton Janke poured in 28 points and was 9 of 9 from the free-throw line as Dollar Bay defeated Hancock 72-56 on Thursday.

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Big 2nd quarter for Negaunee leads to dominating win over Ishpeming

1/15/2020 | Game Recap | By Eden Laase |

Ishpeming follows a clear-cut formula every time it takes the court. The Hematites aren’t going to outshoot or out-talent any of their opponents. Instead, they try to be the toughest team on the court, and their particular brand of toughness means everyone has five fouls to give, and everyone better use at least a few of those. When teams play...

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1-13 boys roundup: Negaunee, Wakefield-Marenisco, Munising, L'Anse all win

1/14/2020 | Game Recap | By Bryce Derouin |

Drew Lindberg knocked down five 3-pointers for 22 points as Negaunee handled Calumet 57-35 on Monday.