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CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau 4-on-4 basketball tournament is set for May 13. Cost is $60 a team. Entry deadline is May 6. Team captains will be notified about their first-game time by May 11. A few games may be played May 12 depending on the number of entries. The tournament is open to ...

Race postponed

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ESCANABA — The 33rd Annual Slip-Sliding-Away five-mile run, scheduled for Sunday has been postponed to March 12 at 2 p.m. For more information contact John Vrancic (789-1237).

Prep scores

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Friday’s Scores By The Associated Press BOYS’ BASKETBALL Class A State Tournament Semifinal Clarkston 78, West Bloomfield 35 Grand Rapids Christian 74, Romulus 52 Class B State Tournament Semifinal New Haven 78, Benton Harbor 49

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Boys’ basketball State finals At MSU-East Lansing Class D North Central vs. Buckley, 10 a.m. Class A Clarkston vs. Grand Rapids Christian, noon Class C Flint Beecher vs. Grand Rapids Covenant Christian, 4:30 Class B New Haven vs. Ludington, 6:30

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North Central’s Seth Polfus is hoisted in the air by teammate Bobby Kleiman Thursday as the Jets celebrate an 84-83 double overtime conquest of Southfield Christian in a Class D semifinal game at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. Polfus made the game-winning basket with .2 second left.

One for the ages!

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By Dennis Grall For the Daily Press EAST LANSING - The North Central Jets extended their national-best winning streak to 82 straight games Thursday night, but not until a video replay confirmed that Seth Polfus converted the game-winning basket just a skosh before the final buzzer in the ...

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Seth Polfus of North Central dribbles past Southfield Christian defender Bryce Washington in the second quarter of Thursday’s Class D semifinal basketball game at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.

Jets focus on Buckley after big win

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By Dennis Grall For the Daily Press EAST LANSING - How sweet it is. But how can it get any better? The North Central Jets will try to answer comedian Jackie Gleason’s age-old question at 10 a.m. today when they face Buckley for the Class D boys basketball championship. It could be no ...

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Seth Polfus of North Central prepares to hoist his game-winning shot against Southfield Christian Thursday in a Class D semifinal in East Lansing. The Jets won 84-83 in double overtime and will play Buckley at 10 a.m. Saturday in quest of their third straight championship.

Unexpected hero hits Jets’ winning shot

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By Dennis Grall For The Daily Press EAST LANSING — Dreams do come true in sports, but even Seth Polfus admitted this scenario was way above and beyond anything he ever imagined. Simply put, Polfus made an ad-lib shot as time elapsed here Thursday night to send the North Central Jets into ...

Buckley ready for big challenge that awaits them in North Central

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EAST LANSING — The Buckley Bears are making their state championship debut this morning, and they realize an immense task awaits. The Bears (26-0) meet two-time reigning Class D state champion North Central (27-0) at 10 a.m. at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center. The Jets, who also ...

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Ferris State honors Braves’ Hongisto

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BIG RAPIDS — Ferris State University sophomore Lexi Hongisto of Gladstone was named this week’s Silvernail Realty Bulldog Female Athlete of the Week. Hongisto is off to a fast start as she currently leads the Bulldogs with a .339 batting average and team-best 19 hits, 15 RBI’s and nine ...

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Marissa Maino signs her Letter of Intent to play basketball for Bay College. Pictured from left to right are Rebecca Maino, Marissa Maino, Ishpeming AD Terry Roberts, Geno Maino, and Bay coach Rae Drake.

Maino commits to Bay

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ISHPEMING — Marissa Maino, a senior from Ishpeming High School, has signed a NJCAA letter of intent, to play for the inaugural women’s basketball team at Bay College. Maino, the daughter of Rebecca and Geno Maino, signed her letter of intent at a ceremony this afternoon at Ishpeming High ...

Prep scores

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Boys’ basketball State semifinals Class C Flint Beecher 76, Det. Edison 68 Grand Rapids Covenant Christian 62, Manton 35 Class D North Central 84, Southfield Christian 83 (2 OT) Buckley 68, Lansng Christian 61

Magic blow by Pistons

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Elfrid Payton had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in his fourth triple-double of the season, Terrence Ross scored 18 points and the Orlando Magic routed the slumping Detroit Pistons 115-87 on Friday night. It was another costly defeat for the Pistons, who entered ...

Prep schedule: Friday-Saturday

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Today’s games Boys’ basketball State semifinals At MSU-East Lansing Class A Clarkston vs. W. Bloomfield, 1 Romulus vs. Grand Rapids Christian, 2:50 Class B Benton Harbor vs. N. Haven, 6 Ludington vs. River Rouge, 7:50 Saturday’s games Boys’ basketball State ...

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Detroit Tigers’ J.D. Martinez runs to first during the eighth inning against the Kansas City Royals in Detroit.

Tigers’ Martinez to miss time

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LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Detroit Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez is expected to miss the beginning of the season with a right foot injury. Martinez sprained his foot last weekend, and manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Friday he is expected to be out three to four weeks. The injury is an ...

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The North Central boys basketball team will face Southfield Christian in a Class D state semifinal game tonight at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.

Jets hope to make 3rd straight title game

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ESCANABA — North Central has made it back to the Final Four in the Class D boys’ basketball state tournament. The unbeaten, top-ranked Jets were favored in all 26 of their previous games. But Game 27, according to North Central coach Adam Mercier, has the Jets shooting for an upset win ...

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Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes (10) scores the game-winning basket against Villanova guard Mikal Bridges (25) with 11 seconds to play last weekend’s upset win for the Badgers. Hayes didn’t have to say a word to make his loudest statement in the NCAA Tournament.

Hayes true leader for hot Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nigel Hayes didn’t have to say a word to make his loudest statement in the NCAA Tournament. The verbose forward’s reverse layup with 12 seconds left to help beat top overall seed Villanova sent a resounding message to any doubters. The Badgers are back in the Sweet ...

2 Big Ten teams remain in Midwest

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two national player of the year front-runners, Frank Mason III of Kansas and Caleb Swanigan of Purdue, will lead their teams against each other in the Midwest Regional semifinals on Thursday night. In many ways, they’re a microcosm of their teams. Mason is the ...

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Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler (21) strips the ball from Detroit Pistons’ Andre Drummond as Rajon Rondo (9) also defends during the first half Wednesday in Chicago.

Pistons blown out by Bulls

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CHICAGO (AP) — Out of the rotation at times and with his contract set to expire, Nikola Mirotic understands what’s at stake for him as the season winds down. Games like this certainly don’t hurt. Mirotic scored a season-high 28 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons ...

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Pictured from left to right are NLY swimmers Ava Getzloff, Adalaide McRoberts, Adrianna Getzloff, and Sierra Scott during the State meet in Brown Deer, WI this past weekend.

Stephenson, LeClaire qualify for Nationals

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ESCANABA -- Two NLY swimmers qualified for Nationals this past weekend at the State meet held in Brown Deer, WI. Katie Stephenson swam her first ever National qualifying time in the women’s 50 yard freestyle (24.51 seconds) to earn herself the chance to compete at the YMCA National Meet to ...