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Mike Mattson | Daily Press
Escanaba point guard Ryan Robinette (4) races to the basket against Houghton’s George Butvilas (4) on a fast break in Tuesday night’s game.

Guard, zone hurt Houghton

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ESCANABA — This is shaping up as Basketball Rivalry Week in the Upper Peninsula. For example, Houghton travels to Hancock Thursday and Escanaba visits Gladstone Friday in a couple games that will heat up gyms in those communities. “I think the kids are excited,” Escanaba coach Tracy ...

Avery Bundgaard | Daily Press
Gladstone’s Megan Crow (right) puts up a hook shot over Kingsford’s Renee Roberts during the first quarter Tuesday at Gladstone.

Defense lifts Gladstone past Flivvers

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GLADSTONE —The Gladstone girls’ basketball team clamped down on defense in the first half on its way to a 52-43 Mid-Peninsula Conference victory over Kingsford. Gladstone coach Andy Cretens credits the win to his team’s preparation. “We had a really good practice yesterday,” said ...

Press helps Broncos top Black Bears

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HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris girls put plenty of defensive pressure on Big Bay de Noc Tuesday night as they rolled to a 61-25 basketball victory over the Black Bears. BR-H led 21-2 after the first quarter and 38-11 at halftime of the Skyline Central Conference contest. “Our pressure ...

Braves too much for Kingsford

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­­­KINGSFORD — Gladstone put it all together Tuesday and swept Kingsford in a dual swim meet. The boys’ team was victorious 102-55 and the girls’ squad won 116-60. “I was anxious to see how the swimmers would do after six weeks of practice,” Braves’ coach Tom Desy said. “I ...

Nordic boys beat Big Bay

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GARDEN CORNERS — The Big Bay de Noc boys were unable to overcome a slow start Tuesday night as they dropped a 72-57 basketball decision to the North Dickinson Nordics. Big Bay trailed 21-9 after the first quarter and 40-22 at halftime of the Skyline Central Conference match-up. The Black ...

Prep schedule

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Thursday’s games Wrestling Gladstone at Marquette, 6 Girls’ basketball Escanaba at Ishpeming, 7:30 Manistique at Westwood, 7:30 Gladstone at Iron Mountain, 7:45 Boys’ basketball Republic-Michigamme at Mid Peninsula, 7:30 Carney-Nadeau at North Central, 8 Rapid River at ...

U.P. scores

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Girls’ basketball Gladstone 52, Kingsford 43 Bark River-Harris 61, Big Bay de Noc 25 Stephenson 53, North Central 45 Menominee 45, I. Mountain 43 North Dickinson 59, Norway 53 Bessemer 61, Watersmeet 40 Ewen-Trout Creek 72, Republic-Michigamme 30 Ontonagon 48, Lake ...

Rodgers: ‘Medically cleared to return’ at QB for Packers

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers has been “medically cleared to return” to action after missing seven games with a broken right collarbone, the Green Bay Packers quarterback announced on Instagram Tuesday night. Rodgers was hurt during a loss to Minnesota on Oct. 15 and had surgery ...

Rockets cruise by Broncos

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HARRIS — On a night which points were hard to come by, the Rapid River boys relied on their defense to carry them to a basketball victory Monday. The Rockets, with the help of a stout man-to-man defense, topped the Bark River-Harris Broncos 47-33 in a Skyline Central Conference ...

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Mid Peninsula’s Billy Carlson (1) shoots over Norway’s Connor Ortman (35) in Monday’s Skyline Central Conference boys basketball game.

Big 2nd half dooms Mid Pen

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By Burt Angeli Sports Writer NORWAY — Norway had all the signs early of a team playing its first game Monday. That all changed in the second half. The Knights scored the first eight points of the second half and downed Mid Peninsula 77-48 in Skyline Central Conference boys ...

New coach leads BR-H

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HARRIS — A new coach and 13 wrestlers at Bark River-Harris started their season on a positive note Saturday by placing second at the Westwood Super Duals. The Broncos were runners-up to the host Patriots in a meet which marked Joe Racicot’s coaching debut. “This is a learning experience ...

Jody Korch | Marinette EagleHerald
Carney-Nadeau’s Jason Kirschner drives to the basket while being defended by Stephenson’s Merlin Thoune in the first half Monday night in Stephenson.

Carney-Nadeau hits fast lane against Eagles

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By Jody Korch jkorch@eagleherald.com STEPHENSON — From the opening tip, Carney-Nadeau was running the floor and humming like a finely-tuned machine, and there was little Stephenson could do to stop the high-octane Wolves Monday night. Carney-Nadeau rolled to a 78-34 boys’ basketball ...

Emeralds fall to Engadine 50-46

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MANISTIQUE — The Manistique girls came close, but couldn’t quite get over the hump Monday night as they dropped a 50-46 basketball decision to the Engadine Eagles. Manistique led 10-8 after the first quarter, but trailed 27-12 at halftime of the non-conference contest. The Emeralds then ...

Esky QB Club meeting Wednesday

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Quarterback Club annual meeting is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Pacino’s Club. The agenda includes club finances, new appointees to the Wall of Fame candidate list, upcoming fund-raising and a season review from Eskymos’ coach Dave Howes. A sandwich can be ...

Escanaba bowling

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MARQUETTE — The Escanaba girls “A” team beat Ishpeming 28-12 Saturday during a bowling meet in Marquette. Dakota Cloutier led Esky with a 206 game and a 493 series. The girls “B” team lost 31-9 to the Marquette “B” team as Olivia Toth led Esky with a 463 series. The Esky boys ...

Braves place third

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OSCODA — Three Gladstone wrestlers went undefeated Saturday as they placed third in the Oscoda Invitational. Gladstone’s Lane Matzke, Nick Dawson and Jared Demeuse finished 5-0 in the tournament. Vadym Torvinen, Cole Hansen and Brody Sanville went 4-1 and Cole Dawson was 3-1. The ...

Braves’ basketball game postponed

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone boys’ varsity and jayvee basketball games at Marquette have been called off tonight due to inclement weather. The games will be rescheduled for a later date.

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Swimming Manistique, Gladstone at Kingsford, 5 Girls’ basketball Kingsford at Gladstone, 7:15 Big Bay at BR-Harris, 7:30 S. Central at Carney-Nadeau, 8 Boys’ basketball Gladstone at Marquette, PPD N. Dickinson at Big Bay, 7:30 Houghton at Escanaba, 7:30

U.P. scores

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Boys’ basketball Munising 69, Superior Central 44 Rapid River 47, Bark River-Harris 33 Carney-Nadeau 78, Stephenson 34 Norway 77, Mid Peninsula 48 Iron Mountain 80, North Dickinson 42 Forest Park 52, West Iron County 38 Antigo, Wis. 91, Menominee 24 Westwood 57, L’Anse ...

Newly elected Hall of Famers Alan Trammell, left, and Jack Morris, right, pose for photos in their new Hall of Fame jerseys during the Major League Baseball winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

Tough guy Morris breaks down over Hall election

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Jack Morris always prided himself on being a tough guy when he pitched, a big-game winner who wouldn’t break down. So guess what happened when the newly elected Hall of Famer spoke in front of George Brett, Robin Yount and a couple of his Cooperstown pals? He ...