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Wolves take down Jets

CARNEY — Junior Brett LaFord scored 23 points and Carney-Nadeau knocked off rival North Central 61-43 here Thursday in a Skyline Central Conference game. Rivalry games are always a different animal, and you could feel the intensity from the very beginning. The Wolves (4-0) jumped out to a ...

Esky throttles Braves

ESCANABA — Size and strength was the difference for the Escanaba boys’ basketball team in its latest rivalry matchup with Gladstone. The Braves battled tough but it was the Eskymos coming out on top 75-63 in a Great Northern Conference match-up here Friday. With big man Jared Nash in foul ...

Eskymos sparkle, pound Blue Devils

SAULT STE. MARIE - Escanaba put it all together Thursday night, at Sault High’s expense. The Eskymos turned in their best performance of the early season, carving up Sault High 59-38 in a non-conference girls basketball game. Esky controlled the game from start to finish, and turned it ...

Krutina’s hat trick powers Esky icers

MARQUETTE — Kyle Krutina scored a hat trick Friday night, helping the Escanaba Eskymos skate to a 6-3 hockey victory over the Traverse Bay Area Reps in the Marquette Shootout. Krutina scored Esky’s second goal on a faceoff won by teammate Ethan Silverstone and gave the Eskymos a 4-0 ...

Rockets are getting cage mojo

RAPID RIVER — It’s just shy of a month since Rapid River won the eight-player Division 2 football state championship, so it is understandable to see the boys basketball team is not quite in the groove yet. The Rockets showed that again here Thursday, with spurts of playing well and ...

North Central girls surprise Munising

POWERS — The North Central girls picked up their defensive intensity in the second quarter Friday night, rallying past the Munising Mustangs 61-51 in a Skyline Central Conference basketball game. All the girls did a great job,” said Jets’ coach Lee Vincent. “We played tough defense ...

Patriots hold off Emeralds

MANISTIQUE — A strong defensive effort wasn’t quite enough for the Manistique girls Thursday night as they dropped a 44-30 basketball decision to the Westwood Patriots. The Emeralds trailed 21-13 at halftime and 37-24 after the third quarter of the Mid-Peninsula Conference ...

Stephenson triples help spill Broncos

STEPHENSON - Stephenson hit nine three-pointers and forced Bark-River Harris into 34 turnovers in a 62-51 Skyline Central Conference boys basketball home victory here Friday. BR-H led at halftime 29-25 and were led in scoring by Hunter Debelak with 10 and Carter Zawacki with nine in the ...

Braves falter late

IRON MOUNTAIN — It was a different day, but a similar result for Gladstone. Just two days after Kingsford came from behind to beat the Braves, Gladstone traveled back to Dickinson County only to lose another fourth quarter lead. Iron Mountain overcame a seven-point deficit in the fourth ...

BR-H girls completely belt Rockets

HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris Broncos had enough points in the first quarter here Friday night to take the rest of the night off. However, they kept playing and trounced Rapid River 66-19 in the Skyline Central girls basketball game. The Broncos had a 32-7 first quarter lead and never let ...

Hawks fly past Mid Peninsula

REPUBLIC — The Mid Peninsula boys made things interesting Thursday night, but came up a little short in a 45-39 basketball loss to the Republic-Michigamme Hawks. R-M hit four 3-point shots in the first quarter and led 14-6. Mid Pen trimmed its deficit to five at halftime of the ...

Mid Pen routs Big Bay de Noc

GARDEN CORNERS - Kennedy Englund scored 23 points and sister Daisy had 19 to lead Mid Peninsula to a 57-26 Skyline Central Conference win over Big Bay de Noc here Friday. Mid Pen’s full court pressure defense in the first half contributed to 20 Big Bay turnovers. The Wolverines led ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Wrestling Manistique at Rudyard Bridge Brawl, 2 Women’s basketball Bay College vs. Western Technical College at Ironwood, 3 Men’s basketball Bay College vs. Western Technical College at Ironwood, 5 Girls’ basketball Hannahville at Beaver Island, 5 Mid ...

Bay men, women both pick up wins

IRONWOOD — Defense stood out for both the Bay College men’s and women’s baskeetball teams here Friday in the Gogebic Winter Classic. The women turned in a brilliant defensive effort to upend LaCrosse, Wis. Western Tech 43-33. Bay’s men clipped Western Tech 71-51 Both teams play ...

U.P. scores

Boys’ basketball Rapid River 59, Forest Park 50 Carney-Nadeau 61, North Centrfal 43 Republic-Michigamme 45, Mid Peninsula 39 Westwood 54, Kingsford 53 (OT) West Iron County 59, L’Anse 52 Houghton 59, Hancock 37 Calumet 69, Lake Linden-Hubbell 35 Dollar Bay 56, Ontonagon ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Girls’ basketball Hannahville at Beaver Island, 8:30 a.m. Superior Central at Brimley, 2 Wrestling Marquette Challenge, 9 a.m. Boys’ basketball Hannahville at Beaver Island, 10 a.m. Superior Central at Brimley, 3:30 Hockey Escanaba vs. Holland West Ottawa ...

Briefs

Esky ice tourney ESCANABA - The Escanaba High School hockey team will be on the road during the postseason. The Eskymos play at Negaunee Feb. 26 at 7 p.m., with the winner going to either Kingsford or Marquette Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. for the regional championship. Kingsford hosts Marquette Feb. ...

U.P. scores

Girls’ basketball Carney-Nadeau 52, North Dickinson 47 North Central 61, Munising 51 Bark River-Harris 66, Rapid River 19 Mid Peninsula 57, Big Bay de Noc 26 Forest Park 54, Norway 28 Marquette 56, Traverse City Central 25 Negaunee 53, Hancock 26 West Iron County 53, Houghton ...

Rapid River celebrates state football championship

RAPID RIVER — Four weeks have passed since the Rapid River Rockets were crowned eight-player Division 2 state football champions. The Rockets had a chance to reflect on their achievements while being honored during Friday’s pep assembly in the high school gym. “This brought back the ...

Wagner sparkles for C-N

CARNEY — Tessa Wagner recorded a triple-double Friday night, helping the Carney-Nadeau girls post a 52-47 basketball triumph over the North Dickinson Nordics. The 6-foot-2 freshman center finished with 18 points, 19 rebounds and 10 blocked shots. Sandra Boulton added 12 points. “It was ...