Local Sports

First half hurts Broncos in loss

HARRIS — Scoring against Forest Park’s zone defense was difficult for the Bark River-Harris boys in the first half of Monday night’s basketball game. The Broncos then regained their shooting touch in the second half, but it wasn’t quite enough to prevent them from dropping a 63-57 ...

Braves grab 1st places in Marquette

MARQUETTE — The Gladstone girls enjoyed a productive day in the pool Saturday, taking the gold medal in three events in the Marquette Splash & Dash Invitational swim meet. Gladstone’s Abbey Rouleau, Kristen Williams, Liz Stephenson and Taylor McFarlane set a meet record in the ...

U.P. prep poll

Here is this week’s high school girls’ and boys’ basketball poll as voted on by a panel from the Upper Peninsula sportswriters and Sportscasters Association: GIRLS Class ABC School Record Pts 1. St. Ignace (3) 8-0 31 2. Negaunee (3) 9-0 ...

U.P. teens compete for Dallas trip

By Steve Brownlee Marquette Mining Journal MARQUETTE — Did your kids spend the recent holiday time off lounging around on the coach, watching TV, or more likely, playing video games? A group of more than a dozen teens spent their time much more productively on Dec. 30 trying to bowl ...

Wrestling district

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eskymos will host Sault Ste. Marie in a Division 2 district opener Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. The winner meets defending champ Marquette at approximately 7:30.

Esky bowlers falter in Marinette meet

MARINETTE — The Escanaba bowling team lost three of its four matches during the Marinette Invitational Saturday. The girls’ A team was the only winner for Esky as it posted a 40-0 victory over a young Menominee team. Lindsey Juhl led Esky with a 529 series and Dakota Cloutier added a 194 ...

Sports schedule

Tonight’s games Wrestling Manistique, Munising, Menominee at BR-Harris, 6 Hockey Escanaba at Marquette, 7 Girls’ basketball North Central at Big Bay, 6 Marquette at Gladstone, 7:20 Manistique at Munising, 7:30 Rapid River at C-N, 8 Boys’ basketball Mid Peninsula at ...

U.P. scores

Boys’ basketball Forest Park 63, BR-Harris 57 Norway 65, North Dickinson 42 WIC 63, Houghton 24 Ewen-Trout Creek 69, L’Anse 35 Ontonagon 63, Lake Linden 41 Dollar Bay 75, Wakefield-Marenisco 57 Bessemer 75, Baraga 36 Girls’ basketball Ishpeming 81, L’Anse 47 Westwood ...

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Michigan guard Jordan Poole, center, leads teammates in a huddle during warmups before Monday’s  game against Maryland. Michigan wore special warmup tees honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Michigan survives Maryland scare

ANN ARBOR — Michigan earned a spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll and almost lost it on the same day. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman made two free throws with 1.2 seconds left, lifting the 23rd-ranked Wolverines to a 68-67 win over Maryland on Monday night. Kevin Huerter ...

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Detroit Pistons forward Reggie Bullock (25) fouls Charlotte Hornets guard Nicolas Batum (5) as Pistons guard Ish Smith, center, helps defend the basket during the first half Monday in Detroit.

Hornets control second half in win over Pistons

DETROIT — Stephen Silas wrapped up his stint as Charlotte’s acting head coach with a win. Kemba Walker scored 17 of his 20 points in the second half, and the Hornets pulled away in the fourth quarter of a 118-107 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday. Silas, Charlotte’s associate ...

Finlandia tops Bay men cagers

ESCANABA — Four years had passed since Escanaba High School graduate Brandon Robinette last played basketball in his hometown. The junior forward made it a happy homecoming Saturday afternoon while helping Finlandia University post a 97-77 victory over the Bay College Norse in the Northern ...

Eskymos fourth in debut

ESCANABA — The Escanaba gymnastics team placed fourth in its home invitational Saturday for its first meet in more than a year. “Overall the girls did well,” said Esky coach Lyndsey Rogers. “The first meet of the season is always nerve wracking especially for those who are new to the ...

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Gladstone’s Alex Chouinard decisioned Munising’s Christian Cole 3-0 for the 160-pound title Saturday in the 18th annual Ray Mariucci Invitational at Kingsford High School.

Gladstone places 2nd at Kingsford Invite

KINGSFORD — Gladstone’s five-year championship reign in the Ray Mariucci Invitational wrestling tournament ended Saturday as it finished runner-up to Marquette. The Redmen scored 210 1/2 points in the 18th annual tourney. Gladstone finished with 203. Westwood took third at 139 1/2 and ...

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Brett Labre, right, of Escanaba’s Edwards Collision gets congratulated by teammate Riley Stannard (8) after scoring a goal Saturday against Munising in a Pee-Wee game at the regional tournament at the Hannahville Ice & Turf Complex. For results, see page 6B.

Pee-Wee Regional

Here are results from the Pee-Wee and Squirt Regional Tournament (round robin) played Saturday and Sunday at the Hannahville Turf & Ice Complex: SATURDAY Game 1: 10U Squirt, Marquette Elks 5, Dickinson Area Hockey Association 0. Game 2: 12U Pee-Wee, Manistique 8, Munising Renze ...

Esky icers win twice

TRAVERSE CITY — The Escanaba Eskymos moved within two games of .500 this weekend, posting a pair of hockey victories in the Traverse City North-South Showcase. Esky (4-6) blanked Romeo 4-0 Friday, then skated past Portage Central 6-2 Saturday. The Eskymos fired 51 shots on goal against ...

Prep schedule: Monday-Tuesday

Tonight’s games Competitive cheer Gladstone Invitational, 6 Boys’ basketball Mid Peninsula at Big Bay de Noc, 6 Carney-Nadeau at Munising, 7:30 Forest Park at Bark River-Harris, 7:30 Rapid River at North Central, 7:30 Girls’ basketball Escanaba at Menominee, ...

U.P. scores

Hockey Escanaba 6, Portage Central 2 Kingsford 2, Grand Haven 1 Marquette 3, Traverse Bay Area Reps 2 Calumet 3, University of Detroit Jesuit 0

Esky hosting gymnastics invitational

ESCANABA — The Escanaba gymnastics team will host its own invitational Saturday at the Escanaba High School gymnasium. Along with Esky the meet will include Negaunee, Marquette, Superior 7 and Washburn, Wis. Superior 7 has gymnasists from Baraga, Calumet, Chassell, Hancock, Houghton, ...

It’s Knights’ night

­HARRIS — When a basketball team turns the ball over just seven times it usually stands a pretty good chance of winning. The Bark River-Harris boys indeed kept their turnovers down, but were colder than the great outdoors from the floor and fell to the Norway Knights 64-41 Friday ...

UM set to take shot at rival Spartans

A look at the upcoming week around the Big Ten Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Michigan at No. 4 Michigan State, Saturday. The Wolverines (14-4, 3-2 Big Ten) are plenty motivated after their 1-point home loss to Purdue on Tuesday. The Spartans (16-2, 4-1) are in a lull after losing to Ohio ...