Game Recaps

Boys Basketball

Iron Mountain falls to Flint Beecher in Division 3 state final

4/11/2021 | Boys Basketball | By Bryce Derouin

This is what happens when you run into a buzzsaw. When you face a team that’s more athletic, quicker and teeming with skill throughout its rotation. It doesn’t help if you have an off night, but sometimes the buzzsaw of a team can be so good you have to come to grips with reality and wonder if it may have...

Boys Basketball

Wonders takes over, Iron Mountain rallies past Schoolcraft in state semis

4/9/2021 | Boys Basketball | By Bryce Derouin

The angst of the Iron Mountain fanbase continued to grow. McBain and Oscoda had given the Mountaineers some adversity, but this was different. Schoolcraft was matching and even winning the physicality battle and managed to accomplish what no other Iron Mountain opponent has done this season: Make Foster Wonders appear mortal. It was jarring.

Girls Basketball

Calumet's state title run comes to an end with loss to Kent City

4/7/2021 | Girls Basketball | By Eden Laase

It takes a certain kind of person to simply start running with no finish line in sight. Imagine stretching, and lacing up your favorite pair of sneakers only to be stopped after a few steps. Or maybe a few miles. Or maybe, you run for hours and hours full speed ahead, but still with the nagging feeling that someone is...

Boys Basketball

Iron Mountain defeats McBain, earns trip to state semis

4/7/2021 | Boys Basketball | By Bryce Derouin

As the buzzer sounded, the celebration ensued. The Iron Mountain Mountaineers leaped into each other’s arms while their screams of joy filled the Lake City gymnasium. Marcus Johnson being Marcus, ran from his seat in the stands to join them. He was wearing one of the gold Iron Mountain warm-up shirts with the figurative “FAMILY” emblazoned across the chest which...

Boys Basketball

Escanaba's season ends in quarterfinals with loss to Bridgeport

4/7/2021 | Boys Basketball | By Eden Laase

Elation on one side and devastation on the other. Thus is the dichotomy of high school sports.  The postseason always brings both emotions, but they don’t often affect the same team at the same time. But on Tuesday they did. As Escanaba grappled with the anguish of a 52-41 quarterfinal loss to Bridgeport, the team also celebrated one player’s milestone...

Girls Basketball

Carney-Nadeau continues run, defeats Rudyard in quarterfinals

4/6/2021 | Girls Basketball | By Eden Laase

My apologies to Carney-Nadeau. It’s been you all along. You are the team in Division 4. I should have known.  You knew. And I should have too. If every win in your undefeated regular season wasn’t enough. If beating every opponent by 20 points or more wasn’t enough. If a resounding win over one-loss Ewen-Trout Creek in the regional wasn’t...