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BR-H flexes its muscle

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HARRIS — Once it gets rolling, the Bark River-Harris girls basketball team can be tough to stop. The Broncos proved that again with a convincing 70-43 victory over Skyline Central rival Carney-Nadeau here Thursday night. After Carney’s Layla Blahnik-Thoune tripled to tie the score at 18 ...

Tough defense leads Mid Pen past Big Bay

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ST. NICHOLAS — The Mid Peninsula girls found their shooting touch just long enough Thursday night to post a 44-28 basketball victory over the Big Bay de Noc Black Bears. Mid Pen led 15-12 after the opening frame of this Skyline Central Conference match-up, then opened the second stanza with ...

Esky icers get big road win

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HANCOCK — Quite a while had passed since Escanaba posted a hockey victory in Hancock. The Eskymos changed that Thursday night by hanging on for a 6-5 triumph over the Bulldogs at the Houghton County Arena, improving to 11-10 with their third straight win. “This is absolutely a boost for ...

Braves pull away from Gwinn for road win

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GWINN — There are several things that can cause a basketball team to lose a game, but two of the most common are missed shots and foul trouble. That’s what the Gwinn girls team had to deal with Thursday night against Gladstone. The Modeltowners looked to be in control early in the game ...

Esky girls clip Ishpeming

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ISHPEMING — One bad quarter is what hurt the Ishpeming girls basketball team in a 53-47 nonconference loss to Escanaba on Thursday night. Down by four going into the second quarter, the Eskymos outscored the Hematites 17-7 to go into halftime up 25-19. Despite being hit with foul ...

Jets fly past Rockets

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RAPID RIVER — A balanced scoring attack carried the fifth-ranked North Central girls to a 70-46 basketball victory over the Rapid River Rockets here Thursday night. The Jets scored four in double digits while improving to 10-4 overall and 10-3 in the Skyline Central Conference. Jadie ...

Eagles outshoot Black Bears

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GARDEN CORNERS — Losing two key players in overtime proved to be too much to overcome for the Big Bay de Noc boys basketball team here Thursday in a Skyline Central Conference game. The Black Bears lost Kellen Thill and Travis Johnson in the extra session as Stephenson pulled away for a ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Girls’ basketball NLL tournament at Rudyard, TBA Superior Central at Munising, 6 Rapid River at Forest Park, 8 Boys’ basketball NLL tournament at Rudyard, TBA Sup. Central at Munising, 7:30 Manistique at Ishpeming, 7:30 Mid Pen at Rapid River, ...

U.P. scores

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Wrestling Team regional Division 4 Westwood 42, St. Ignace 37 Onaway 60, Iron Mountain 21 Onaway 45, Westwood 30 Girls’ basketball Escanaba 53, Ishpeming 47 Gladstone 55, Gwinn 47 Mid Pen 44, Big Bay de Noc 28 BR-Harris 70, Carney-Nad. 43 N. Central 70, Rapid River ...

Briefs

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Games cancelled ESCANABA — Manistique’s boys basketball game against Engadine, originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been cancelled. There was an attempt to make the game up Wednesday but that was also postponed due to weather. Superior Central at Rapid River boys basketball, scheduled ...

Column: Wildlife still active in dead of winter

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MARQUETTE — It was that instant mashed potato flake kind of snow – soft and fluffy, and it was piling up high as the nighttime moved slowly past. I was looking out the upstairs window of the room at the end of the hall, the place where I do a lot of my writing and reading. The night ...

Fur-handling demo at trapper’s meeting

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HERMANSVILLE — District 3 of the U.P. Trappers Association is holding its regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. Central Time (7 p.m. Eastern) at the Anderson Sportsman’s Club in Hermansville. Presently, District 3 is dipping into the hundreds of years of experience in its ...

Fishing Report

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Little Bay De Noc: Heavy snowfall is making travel on the ice much more difficult for many. Snowmobiles were the best means of travel. The weight of the snow has opened some of the ice off Saunders Point so extreme caution needs to be used in this area. Overall fishing was slow. Anglers were ...

Free fishing this weekend in Mich.

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LANSING — Just a reminder this Saturday and Sunday brings the 2019 Winter #MiFreeFishingWeekend to Michigan. All fishing license fees will be waived. Residents and out-of-state visitors can enjoy fishing on both inland and waters of the Great Lakes for all species during their respective ...

Kraemer sets milestone, Bay women roll

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ESCANABA — Sophomore guard Jordan Kraemer reached a major milestone Wednesday night while helping the Bay College women roll to an 89-54 basketball triumph over Gogebic Community College. The Norway High School graduate became the first Bay College cager to score 1,000 career points, ...

Wolves hang on to beat Jets

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POWERS — Carney-Nadeau and North Central don’t really like each other. The Wolves boys’ basketball team entered Wednesday night’s game on a two-game losing skid, looking to get back in the win column with a win here over its arch-rival. In the end, they prevailed 55-53 behind 21 ...

Miners’ defense stifles Braves

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GLADSTONE — After a loss at home Jan. 17, the Negaunee boys basketball team came back for revenge here Wednesday as it defeated the Gladstone Braves 49-33. This Mid-Peninsula Conference contest was decided in the first half. The Miners held onto the ball and played strong defense to build a ...

Bay men start fast to roll Gogebic

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ESCANABA — A balanced scoring attack proved helpful to the Bay College men Wednesday night in a 96-64 basketball triumph over the Gogebic Community College Samsons. “Our scoring balance is great,” said Bay coach Matt Johnson. “We’re lucky enough to have guys who can step up on any ...

Esky holds off Maroons

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MENOMINEE — The Menominee boys basketball team played one of its better games of the season on Wednesday against Escanaba, but the Eskymos’ second half defensive pressure gave the Maroons fits as Esky improved to 4-2 overall in the Great Northern Conference. Aidan Bellisle hit a 3-pointer ...

Englund leads Mid Pen past Eagles

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ENGADINE — It may have been a struggle, but the Mid Peninsula girls prevailed Wednesday night in a 46-41 basketball triumph over the Engadine Eagles. The Wolverines led 20-17 at halftime of the non-conference contest. “We struggled from the field and the line,” said Mid Pen coach Phil ...