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Gladstone rides relays to U.P. swim title

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By Ryan Stieg Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The Gladstone girls swimming and diving team is back on top in the Upper Peninsula. The Braves won their first title in 2016 and on Saturday, they used the strength of their relay teams to win their second. Gladstone won both the ...

Upset win for Hannahville

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HANNAHVILLE — It was a joyful ending for the Hannahville girls Saturday as they earned the Northern Lights League basketball tournament title with a pulsating 31-28 victory over regular-season champion Kinross Maplewood Baptist. The drama didn’t end until the final buzzer of this match-up ...

Esky girls second, IM Ishpeming earn titles

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ESCANABA — It was jam-packed inside the Bowl-A-Rama bowling alley in Escanaba Saturday for the U.P. team bowling finals where Iron Mountain took home the boys’ title and Ishpeming won the girls’ title. “It’s always a good time,” said Esky coach Rick Neumann on hosting the event. ...

Esky, Braves move on

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SHEPHERD — Escanaba and Gladstone advanced to the regional in competitive cheer with top-four finishes Saturday in the district tournament at Shepherd. Escanaba, coached by Kris Langlois, claimed first place in the 12-team district with a total score of 724.42. Alma (721.10) was second, ...

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Gladstone’s Adam Bruce will take his unbeaten record to the state tournament.

Six wrestlers advance to state

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ESCANABA — A half-dozen area wrestlers are heading to the individual state tournament after placing among the top four in their respective weight classes in Saturday’s regionals. Gladstone junior Adam Bruce was crowned regional champ at Kalkaska after taking a 4-3 decision from ...

Esky edges Berkley

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SAULT STE. MARIE — The Escanaba Eskymos made a pair of first-period goals stand up for a 2-1 hockey triumph over the Berkley Bears in the Sault Ste. Marie Showcase Saturday. Kyle Krutina scored off a faceoff seven minutes into the contest with Ethan Silverstone getting the assist. Brayden ...

Rockets rout Stephenson

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RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River boys’ basketball team relied on a balanced attack and big fourth quarter to defeat Stephenson 67-51 Saturday in a makeup game. The Rockets, who shot 49 percent from the field and had 16 turnovers, led 33-28 at halftime and 46-41 after three quarters before ...

Wolves prevail over Jets

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CARNEY — This is a weekend Carney-Nadeau girls’ basketball coach Travis Depuydt will likely never forget. The Wolves hung on for a 55-52 victory over the North Central Jets Saturday, just a day after the birth of their son. Jayvee mentor Kris Blahnik coached the team in his ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Gymnastics GNC meet at Negaunee, 6 Girls’ basketball Munising at Big Bay de Noc, 6 C-N at S. Central, 7:30 Kingsford at Escanaba, 7:30 N. Central at BR-Harris, 7:30 Mid Pen at Stephenson, 7:30 R. River at N. Dickinson, 7:30 Boys’ basketball Westwood ...

U.P. scores

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Girls’ basketball C-N 55, N. Central 52 Hannahville 31, Kinross Maplewood Baptist 28 Hannahville 41, Bay Mills Ojibwe Charter 29 Detroit Edison 88, St. Ignace 56 Boys’ basketball Rapid River 67, Stephenson 51 Kinross Maplewood Baptist 59, Beaver Island 38 Beaver Island 73, ...

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Gladstone’s Reece Castor, left, puts up a shot as Iron Mountain’s Jaden Vicenzi defends in Thursday’s game.

IM turns back Braves for M-PC title

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By Adam Niemi Daily News Sports Editor IRON MOUNTAIN — The Mid-Peninsula Conference championship wasn’t an easy thing for Iron Mountain to earn on Thursday night. But the Mountaineers (17-0, 8-0) persevered with a 73-66 win over Gladstone. “First of all Gladstone’s a really good ...

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Gladstone’s Owen Hanson leads a fast break against Menominee Friday at Menominee High School.

Gladstone routs Maroons

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MENOMINEE — Gladstone rained on Menominee’s winter homecoming parade to the tune of a 72-35 boys’ basketball victory Friday. The Braves held a 34-15 lead at the half and really pulled away in the third quarter thanks in part to Gladstone sharpshooter Rudy Peterson knocking down four ...

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Escanaba’s Nicole Kamin (4) dribbles around Ishpeming’s Katie Loman in Thursday night’s game. Kamin led the Eskymos with 19 points.

Ishpeming outraces Escanaba to victory

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ESCANABA — There’s nothing like an uptempo fullcourt girls’ basketball game. Like Thursday night at Escanaba High School, where the Eskymos led Ishpeming 40-38 at halftime. “The first half was just a track meet,” Ishpeming coach Ryan Reichel said. “We love that tempo. I thought ...

Esky blows 2nd half lead to Houghton

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HOUGHTON — For the first time since Dec. 10, 2012, the Houghton Gremlins defeated the Escanaba Eskymos. Houghton scored a 60-56 nonconference win over No. 4 Escanaba Friday in Houghton, snapping a nine-game losing streak. Houghton’s Brad Sirard scored a game-high 27 points while ...

Gladstone holds off Gwinn

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone girls’ basketball team got some clutch play from Megan Crow and Taelor Zeise down the stretch to seal a 40-34 victory over Gwinn Thursday night. Crow made a layup with 2:55 left in the game to break a tie. After Tierra Taylor tied the game for Gwinn (8-10), Crow ...

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Winkel, Ems are champs in my book

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GLADSTONE — Not every team can win a state championship. Not every team can win a league title. And not every team can have a winning season. There are teams on the bottom of the ladder, too. Meet Coach Dave Winkel and the Manistique girls’ basketball team. The final buzzer sounded ...

BR-H tops Wolves with strong finish

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CARNEY — The fourth-ranked Bark River-Harris girls reaped the benefits of a strong finish Thursday night in a 57-43 basketball triumph over the Carney-Nadeau Wolves. BR-H led 29-23 at halftime and 41-35 after the third quarter. “It was a ball game until the last three minutes of the ...

BR-H falls to FP, Rapid River rolls past Mid Pen

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CRYSTAL FALLS — The Bark River-Harris boys fell victim to Forest Park’s hot shooting in the third quarter Friday night as they dropped a 61-51 basketball decision to the Trojans. The contest was tied at 20 at halftime. The Trojans, fueled by five 3-point shots, led 43-32 after the third ...

Hannahville soars past Paradise cagers

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HANNAHVILLE — The Hannahville boys’ basketball team started fast and cruised to a 63-30 win against Paradise Thursday night. Fifteen players scored for the Soaring Eagles (6-10), who led 17-12 after one quarter and 33-17 at halftime. Mason Thunder and Franny Kidd each scored eight points ...

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North Dickinson’s Gabriel Johnson (10) defends Carney-Nadeau’s Jacob Kleiman (15) in Friday’s Skyline Central Conference game at Carl F. Lemin Gymnasium.

3-point shooting keys Wolves over Nordics

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FELCH — Carney-Nadeau drained 17 three-point field goals and downed North Dickinson 75-42 in Skyline Central Conference boys basketball Friday at Carl F. Lemin Jr. Gymnasium. Preston Lauscher nailed six threes and finished with 23 points. Jacob Kleiman had five and scored 21 ...