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Cougars, Emeralds click in victories

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EBEN — The Superior Central volleyball team put the pressure on visiting Mid Peninsula Monday night en route to a 3-1 victory (25-16, 23-25, 25-14, 25-21). “We definitely took charge of the court,” Cougars’ coach Kris Bray said. “We put pressure on them. Our offense was running ...

Escanaba at Flivs heads Week 9 slate

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ESCANABA — It’s Week 9 of the high school football season and here’s a quick look coming down the home stretch before playoffs: - Escanaba travels to Kingsford Friday in the Upper Peninsula’s top game. The Eskymos are ranked No. 1 and Flivvers No. 2 in the latest Upper Peninsula ...

U.P. grid poll

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BIG FIVE 1. Escanaba (4) 7-1 24 2. Kingsford (1) 6-1 21 3. Menominee 5-3 15 4. Gladstone 7-1 9 5. Marquette 4-4 5 Other: Hancock (6-1) 1. LITTLE FIVE 1. Westwood (3) 7-1 22 1. WIC (2) 7-1 ...

8-player FB creates change in conferences

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By Bryce Derouin bderouin@mininggazette.com HOUGHTON — The recent influx of eight-person football teams across the Upper Peninsula has created a dilemma for the 24 U.P. schools still playing the traditional 11-person game.  With the lack of 11-person teams across the U.P., athletic ...

Black Bears place 3rd in NLL tourney

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BEAVER ISLAND — The Big Bay de Noc soccer team concluded its season Saturday by placing third in the Northern Lights League tournament. Big Bay topped Hannahville 4-1 in the opener, then fell to Beaver Island 5-1 in the semifinals. “I thought the team played well overall,” said Big ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Cross country Norway Invitational, 4:30 Volleyball Gladstone at Marquette, TBA Rapid River at Munising, 7 Kingsford at Escanaba, 7 N. Central at Stephenson, 7:30 Norway at Carney-Nadeau, 8

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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin (59) steals the puck from Detroit Red Wings center Frans Nielsen (51) during the second period Monday.

Lightning strike, top Red Wings

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DETROIT — Nikita Kucherov is in the middle of one of those stretches when the puck seems to do whatever he wants. The dynamic forward scored twice Monday night to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Kucherov barely touched the puck on the decisive goal, ...

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Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said Aaron Rodgers will have surgery on his broken right collarbone.

Surgery for Packers’ QB Rodgers

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GREEN BAY — The sullen expression that Aaron Rodgers had on his face while being carted back to the locker room at Minnesota proved to be a precursor to the diagnosis that no one on the Green Bay Packers wanted to hear. Coach Mike McCarthy knew pretty quickly that this was one injury that ...

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The Escanaba volleyball team captured Saturday’s Great Northern Conference volleyball tournament  title and shared the overall league championship with Sault Ste. Marie. Team members front row from left are: Jalin Olsen, Haillie McDonough, Katie Wilson, Peyton Gustafson, Kaitlyn Lord, Dacota Lambert and Gabi Stalboerger. Back row from left are: Lexi Chaillier, Taleise Lawrence, Kaleia Lawrence, Savanna Barron, Coach Adam Lambert, Paxton Johnson and Paige Wendt.

GNC tourney champs

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MARQUETTE — The Escanaba volleyball team hasn’t had bragging rights in the Great Northern Conference since 2003. But that all changed Saturday after the Eskymos swept their four league foes to capture the GNC Tournament championship at Marquette High School. The tourney title and season ...

Gladstone inducts Hall of Fame class

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ESCANABA — Many former Gladstone High School athletes and coaches got a chance to enjoy a visit to memory lane Saturday night during the Seventh Annual Gladstone Hall of Fame induction cermonies at the Quality Inn & Suites in Escanaba. “This absolutely brought back memories,” said ...

Superior Central routs Flint-area grid squad

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FLINT — Superior Central scored on its first play from scrimmage and rolled to a 62-7 non-conference football victory Saturday against the Michigan School for the Deaf. Quarterback Beau Rondeau connected with DJ Johns on a 40-yard TD pass on the Cougars’ first play from scrimmage. Rondeau ...

BR-H gets big 28-14 win over Gwinn

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GWINN — Bark River-Harris kept its playoff hopes alive Friday night, earning a 28-14 football triumph over the Gwinn Modeltowners. The non-conference victory enabled the Broncos to snap a three-game losing streak. Gwinn fell to 2-6 with its fifth straight loss. “It had been a rough ...

Bot Trot Saturday

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GLADSTONE — The Seventh Annual Bot Trot five-kilometer run/walk is set for Saturday at 10 a.m. at Gladstone High School. Check-in and registration begins at 8:30. Entry fee is $20 through Saturday and $25 next week. Registration forms with payment can be sent to Gladstone FIRST Robotics ...

Bruce sets course record in road race

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ESCANABA — Gladstone High School junior Adam Bruce set a course record in the Fourth Annual Escanaba Diehard Run, covering the four-mile course in 22 minutes, 10 seconds on a cloudy, windy and blustery Sunday. He was followed by his cross country coach Gary Whitmer (24:59), Mike Jenkins of ...

Bay XC wraps up season at UW-Oshkosh

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OSHKOSH, Wis. — Bay College concluded its inaugural cross country season Saturday with the women taking 23rd place and the men finishing 26th in the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Invitational. Stephenson native Caitlyn Havelka led the Norse in 117th place, covering the six-kilometer ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Volleyball Newberry at Manistique, 7 Mid Peninsula at Superior Central, 7:30 Bark River-Harris at North Central, 7:30 Tuesday’s games Cross country Norway Invitational, 4:30 Volleyball Gladstone at Marquette, TBA Rapid River at Munising, 7 Kingsford at ...

Marquette sweeps GNC meet

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ESCANABA — Then there were four. Four is the number of schools, which sponsor cross country, remaining in the Great Northern Conference. Marquette swept both ends of the title, with the girls winning for the 18th consecutive year and the boys taking their fifth straight ...

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Eskymos beat Oconto for sixth straight win

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­OCONTO, Wis. — The Escanaba football team took advantage of opportunities, played stellar defense and reeled of its sixth straight with a 21-7 decision Friday night against the host Oconto Blue Devils. Fullback Cody Vandermissen scored on a pair of first-half touchdown runs and linebacker ...

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Rapid River’s Cassidy Berg hits the ball during the third set against Forest Park Thursday at Rapid River.

Aggressive Forest Park spikes Rapid River

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RAPID RIVER — The Forest Park volleyball team came ready to play Thursday night as it swept Rapid River 3-0 (26-24, 25-17, 25-15). Rapid River gave Forest Park a fight in the early going, but the Trojans came out of the first set victorious and were just too much for the Rockets through the ...

Sonic Jets

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RAPID RIVER — It was homecoming night at Rapid River Friday, but North Central did all the celebrating after a 36-0 eight-player football triumph over the top-ranked Rockets. The victory, in all probability, enabled the Jets to qualify for the post-season. North Central, which improved to ...