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An Iron Mountain High School graduate and three-sport athlete was busy tending to the North Central wounded in Wednesday’s Class D boys basketball regional final at Escanaba.

Kathryn Gingras, a certified athletic trainer with Bellin Heath, helped out hobbled Jets frosh standout Jason Whitens during the thrilling overtime contest. Athletes are in good hands with trainers like Kathryn, Jon Jungwirth, Neal Johnson, Lane Lindeman, Andy Mendina, Elise Edwards, Ryan Peroceschi and others at the ready.

The unbeaten Jets move on to the Class D quarterfinal Tuesday in Marquette against Cedarville. It was 10 years ago in the same Marquette gym when Kathryn’s sister, LeAnn, scored a game-high 18 points and Coach Sharon Ducat’s Mountaineers nipped Houghton 59-58 in a battle of unbeatens for a Class C regional championship.

That’s the greatest basketball game I’ve ever covered, with excitement from beginning to end. LeAnn along with Jessica Hartwig, Kelly McClure and Brianna Olsen played all 32 minutes. Casey Luke, who snared the game-ending rebound, took the court for 31 minutes while Brigette Mellon had the other 60 seconds …

From Norway Coach Ben Leiker, on Ironwood’s Adam Mackey scoring 30 of his 32 points in the first half of Monday’s Class C regional: “The only thing we could have done was tackle him.” …

Hancock High School girls can participate in track or softball but not both sports this spring.

John Sanregret, principal and school district athletic director, cited too many problems (practice, competition, classwork) with dual-sport participation when meeting with the school board recently …

Cedarville High School Coach Ryan Wilson apologized for his team leaving the court before Brimley received its Class D boys basketball district trophy and medals.

Wilson called it “my oversight in finishing our responsibilities as a noble opponent, and honoring the team in the awards ceremony.” …

Marinette EagleHerald’s Tom (Richie) Kaeser, after Maroons’ All-GNC point guard Devon Harris collected 15 assists against Stephenson: “Trying to contain the slick moves of Devon Harris is like trying to squeeze quicksilver.” …

Iron Mountain has filled its 2014 varsity football schedule with Hurley, Wis., athletic director Chris Hartman reports.

The Midgets, usually a pretty good test for Forest Park, will host the Mountaineers this fall. Without any changes in Wisconsin’s football scheduling system, Hurley will come to Iron Mountain in 2015.

Hurley, a Wisconsin playoff participant for the past 16 seasons, replaces Escanaba on the eighth week …