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Football talk with Wiltzius

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Escanaba native Travis Wiltzius will make an appearance Friday night at the Terrace Bay Inn to speak at the 2018 Escanaba Football Clinic. Wiltzius, a 2007 EHS graduate, works at Finlandia University in Hancock as its Assistant Head Football Coach/Offensive Line Coach/Recruiting Coordinator. ...

Gladstone fielding inexperienced squad

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone boys’ tennis team is gearing up for the new season and will hope to make strides with a young, inexperienced squad. “We’re a very new team and there are a lot of new players who aren’t too familiar with the game,” said Gladstone coach Dan Williams. ...

Numbers, expectations high for Rapid River

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RAPID RIVER — Track and field athletes are in ample suppy at Rapid River as it awaits its season opener. Its opener takes place in Thursday’s Superior Central Invitational, which starts at 1 p.m. in Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome. The boys have 38 on their squad, an ...

Bark River-Harris ready for new season to launch

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HARRIS — After several weeks of practicing mostly within the confines of their gym, the Bark River-Harris Broncos are ready for a change of scenery. The Broncos, with 11 girls and seven boys on their roster, open their track season in Thursday’s Superior Central Invitational which starts ...

YMCA dodgeball

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ESCANABA — Signups are now underway for a new youth dodgeball program at the Northern Lights YMCA. New teams will be chosen each week from May 2 to May 30 for competition on Wednesdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. The program is open to kids 8- to 11-years old. The cost is $31 for members and ...

Eskymos experienced, anxious for season

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba boys’ tennis team is itching to get outside and start the new season. The Eskymos have started practicing but they will have to remain indoors as the snow keeps piling up on the courts. “Yeah, it’s been a little frustrating,” said Esky coach Tom Penegor. ...

BRIR finalizes off-road plans

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BARK RIVER — Bark River International Raceway will be part of the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League this summer. The new off-road, short course series name and logo comes from the newly-formed partnership between Bark River International Raceway, Crandon International Raceway (Wis.), ...

Solid group for Esky boys track

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ESCANABA — Last week the Escanaba boys and girls had a chance to work out on their track despite the unseasonably cold weather. That was made possible by Esky boys’ coach Scott Dykema, who ran a snowblower over the entire eight-lane facility. “That was quite a workout,” he said. ...

Esky girls set to work

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba girls hope to benefit from a strong work ethic during this track season. Esky will open the season with 31 on its team. The Marquette Invitational at Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome scheduled for today has been called off. “We’re a little low on ...

Champions crowned in Gold Medal

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HERMANSVILLE — Austin Armga tossed in 18 points Sunday night, helping Menominee Dexter’s defeat Crystal Falls McNeil’s Oilers 57-49 for the Class A title in the 80th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Classic. Armga was selected the Most Valuable Player in Class A and Jordan Chartier added 12 ...

Gladstone ready for answers in new season

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone coaching staff is seeking answers to some questions as the school’s boys’ track team prepares to open its season. Gladstone, which has 52 on its roster, makes its season debut in Tuesday’s Marquette Invitational at Northern Michigan University’s Superior ...

Esky’s Bink helps Sabres claim crown

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ESCANABA — Just call Escanaba native Brooke Bink a champion — make that a national champion with the Shattuck-St. Mary’s Girls Prep hockey team from Minnesota. SSM recently captured its third straight USA Hockey national championship by defeating Detroit Belle Tire 5-1 in Marlborough, ...

Celtics survive Bucks in OT

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BOSTON — Boston coach Brad Stevens loves the postseason because it offers a chance to “bust narratives.” The Celtics took their first step toward shattering the belief they can’t win without their biggest stars. Al Horford had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Boston overcame Khris ...

UM’s Wagner entering NBA draft

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ANN ARBOR (AP) — Moe Wagner is entering the NBA draft, and this year it sounds like that decision is final. The Michigan big man announced his plans Saturday with an essay written for The Players’ Tribune, saying he’s decided to sign with an agent and enter the draft. “I’m ready. ...

North Central sacks Bellefeuil

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POWERS — North Central’s Kevin Bellefeuil — one of the area’s most successful high school football coaches —will not be leading the Jets this season. Bellefeuil was not retained as varsity coach following a school board vote at a meeting on March 28. Bellefeuil was the recommended ...

Higher numbers for Manistique track and field

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MANISTIQUE — A higher turnout than a year ago has the Manistique boys feeling a bit more optismistic about this season’s track fortunes. “I’m glad our numbers are up from last year,” said second-year coach Ashlee Eisinger. “We have twice as many athletes as we did at the end of ...

Young team returns for Gladstone

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GLADSTONE — Light on numbers. Heavy on youth. That pretty much describes the situation for the Gladstone girls as they enter a new track season. The Braves have just 20, including 15 underclassmen, on a team which opens in Tuesday’s Marquette Invitational at Northern Michigan ...