Girls Basketball

2021 All-UP Girls Basketball Teams

4/16/2021 | Girls Basketball | By Staff

The 2020-21 All-UP Girls Basketball Teams as chosen by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. The UPSSA met on Wednesday to select the teams and individual awards.

Boys Basketball

Kleiman steps up, helps Iron Mountain win in semifinals

4/9/2021 | Boys Basketball | By Eden Laase |

Jurgen Kleiman picked one heck of a time to make his presence known. All season the senior has been quietly doing his job on the defensive end. But on Thursday, in the state semifinals, Kleiman made some noise. 

Boys Basketball

IM makes adjustments, Pietrantonio steps up

4/2/2021 | Boys Basketball | By Eden Laase |

There weren’t any dramatic speeches or movie-worthy pep talks. With a team of seven seniors, you don’t need flare. Just facts. And the fact was, if they didn’t change some things, the Mountaineers would lose. They would lose in the regional championship and their season would be over. That was enough. “When it sets in that this could be our...

Girls Basketball

Calumet shows mettle in win over Menominee

3/30/2021 | Girls Basketball | By Bryce Derouin |

There is an inherent toughness associated with the successful Calumet programs. It’s essentially instilled in them. Having to brave long winters with over 300 inches of snow will naturally harden an individual, while numerous athletes at the school come from larger families where scrapping with older siblings can be the norm. Then there’s its location, which can lead to certain...

Girls Basketball

Freshmen make an impact for Calumet and Negaunee

3/27/2021 | Girls Basketball | By Eden Laase |

Calumet’s defense is relentless.  The trapping, in-your-face pressure causes turnovers, fouls and all-around chaos. It was also the reason why spectators in Friday’s district title game got a glimpse of two players of the future: Calumet’s Laina Kariniemi and Negaunee’s Ella Mason. The two freshmen made their presence known in Calumet’s 51-36 district final win on Friday.

Boys Basketball

Ironwood moving to Copper Mountain Conference

3/19/2021 | Boys Basketball | By Jason Juno (Daily Globe) |

Ironwood will make the switch from the Indianhead Conference to the Copper Mountain Conference next season.