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Rockets take third shot at state crown

ESCANABA — A state title will be on the line when Rapid River tangles with Onekama Saturday at the Superior Dome in Marquette. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. in the eight-player Division 2 championship game. The Rockets have made a habit out of winning thrilling playoff games thus far. Last ...

Wolves lose to No. 1 Leland

BATTLE CREEK - Carney-Nadeau’s run in the MHSAA volleyball playoffs ended here Friday losing to top ranked Leland in the Division 4 semifinals, 25-21, 25-14, 25-16. The Wolves were playing even with Leland in the opening set and C-N coach Steve Kedsch said the talented hitters and overall ...

Prep schedule – Friday-Saturday

Today’s games Volleyball Division 4 state semifinal At Battle Creek Carney-Nadeau vs. Leland, 2 Saturday’s games Volleyball At Battle Creek Division 4 state final (if C-N wins), 10 a.m. Football Eight-player state finals At Marquette (Superior Dome) Division ...

Castor signs at NMU

GLADSTONE — Reece Castor became Northern Michigan University’s first basketball recruit for next season when he signed a national letter of intent Friday. The Gladstone High School senior decided to sign on the dotted line immediately rather than wait to see if anything else popped up ...

Seattle stymies Pack

SEATTLE (AP) — After a shaky beginning, Russell Wilson got hot in the fourth quarter, Bobby Wagner and Seattle’s defense stymied Aaron Rodgers and the Seahawks stayed in the middle of the NFC playoff race. “We’ve been through so much throughout this season it was time to get over the ...

Prep schedule – Saturday

Today’s games Football Eight-player state finals At Marquette (Superior Dome) Division 1 Pickford vs. Morrice, 11 a.m. Division 2 Rapid River vs. Onekama, 2 Women’s basketball Western Technical College at Bay College, 1 Men’s basketball Western Technical College at ...

Tale of two halves as Packers fall again

SEATTLE (AP) — Aaron Rodgers did what he liked for the first 30 minutes. He threw a pair of touchdowns, including a 54-yarder on the run to an unknown tight end for his first NFL catch. His passer rating was nearly perfect. Green Bay looked like it could score on every drive. And then it ...

Bowling

MEN’S HIGH GAMES Tim Shea 288 Tim Thibault 276 Doug Leisenring 268 WOMEN’S HIGH GAMES Lisa Cloutier 236 Cherie Lueneburg 227 MEN’S HIGH SERIES Doug Leisenring 757 Tim Shea 752 Jon Bintner 713 WOMEN’S HIGH SERIES Lisa Cloutier 669 Lizzie Taylor 577 BOYS’ 12 ...

Esky Fan Club

ESCANABA — The Esky Fan Club monthly meeting is Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Escanaba High School Library.

Free throw contest

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks free throw shooting contest will be held Dec. 1 at Escanaba Holy Name School. Registration begins at 12:30 and shooting at 1 p.m. It is open to boys and girls ages 8-13, with contestants placed in age groups based on their age April 1, 2019. For details, contact ...

Esky QB meeting

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Quarterback Club’s annual meeting is Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. at Pioneer Grand Magnusson in Escanaba. For details, contact Russ Bluse (789-9192).

Bay enjoys life on home floor

ESCANABA — The Bay College women enjoyed the comforts of home for the first time this season Wednesday and rolled to 72-36 basketball triumph over Wisconsin-Marinette. Bay, which had dropped three straight, improved to 2-3. The Buccaneers are 1-1. The Norse led 21-7 after the first ...

Robinette powers Norse

ESCANABA — Ryan Robinette scored 26 points to lead Bay College past UW-Marinette 92-66 here Wednesday. The Norse used a 15-0 run that began at the end of the first half and continued into the second to pull away for the win. “Our energy level really changed there (at the end of the first ...

Wiltzius is now in charge

HANCOCK — Travis Wiltzius has gained a new title at Finlandia University. Remove the word interim and simply call him head coach of the football team. An Escanaba native, Wiltzius has been part of the program since football began in 2015. Wiltzius became interim coach in April and this ...

Another major QB showdown in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson have faced off in a few memorable games in Seattle, from the “Fail Mary” to an unforgettable NFC championship game that sent the Seahawks to their second straight Super Bowl. For the fifth straight regular season — and the seventh time ...

Prep schedule

Friday’s games Volleyball Division 4 state semifinal At Battle Creek Carney-Nadeau vs. Leland, 2

Herioux to play softball at Saginaw Valley

GLADSTONE — Playing extensively in lower Michigan was beneficial for Gladstone senior Sydney Herioux. Herioux signed a softball scholarship to Saginaw Valley State University here Wednesday, setting her up for the next four years. That happened because she has spent much of the past three ...

Wolves hit spike semifinals

MANISTIQUE — Carney-Nadeau earned its first trip to the MHSAA state volleyball semifinals with a thrilling five-set win here Tuesday in the quarter-finals over Onaway. The C-N Wolves held off a hard-charging Onaway team by winning the fifth set. Getting up early in the final set was key, ...

NMU’s Mayon is top player

ESCANABA — Record-setting Jake Mayon of Northern Michigan University has been named offensive back of the year by GLIAC coaches. Mayon, a senior from Plainfield, Ill., set NMUI single-season (1,505 yards) and career rushing (4,220 yards) for the Wildcats. He also scored 14 ...

Happ sharp for Badgers

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ethan Happ followed his triple-double in Wisconsin’s opener with another dominant performance Tuesday night, getting 30 points and 13 rebounds as the Badgers pulled away to a 77-68 victory over Xavier in the Gavitt Tipoff Games. Wisconsin (2-0) opened the second half ...