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Ahlgren shines in Braves’ win over IM

GLADSTONE — It’s no secret that 6-foot-3 center Megan Crow is the catalyst for the Gladstone girls’ basketball team. But as the Braves have improved, so has the rest of the squad. Wednesday night it was junior guard Maddie Ahlgren stepping up with a season-high 18 points to lead all ...

Braves outlast Eskymos

GLADSTONE — Taking care of the basketball paid off for the fourth-ranked Gladstone boys Friday night in a hard-fought 66-62 victory over the Escanaba Eskymos. The Braves finished with 10 turnovers, including four in the second half. Esky committed 10 of its 18 after the intermission in the ...

Broncos hold off Trojans’ rally

HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris girls’ basketball team outlasted the Forest Park Trojans 46-38 here Thursday. This Skyline Central Conference game was decided in the last three minutes of the final quarter. With 2:33 left on the clock, Forest Park’s Mercedes Simmons hit two free ...

Bray’s basket leads BR-H over Jets

HARRIS — In a nail-biting conclusion, the Bark River-Harris boys’ basketball team pulled out a 34-32 win over the North Central Jets Friday. This Skyline Central Conference game was decided in the final two minutes. Broc Stenberg of Bark River scored with 2:35 left in the final quarter to ...

Braves spoil historic night for tandem

KINGSFORD — Gladstone tainted Kingsford’s historic night with a 73-67 Great Northern Conference win here on Thursday. It was Gladstone’s third straight win in a final week of tuning before the district tournament next week. Tyler Beauchamp scored 22 points and became Kingsford’s ...

Rockets clinch conference title with win over Nordics

FELCH — A dominant performance by the Rapid River boys’ basketball team clinched it a share of the Skyline Central Conference title here Friday night. The Rockets (13-5, 13-4 SC) jumped out to a 24-6 lead after the first quarter and never looked back in an 80-43 rout of North Dickinson ...

Esky icers struggle in trip to Houghton

HOUGHTON — Escanaba Eskymos’ coach Matt Hughes knew what he and his team were getting into as the bus pulled into a snowy parking spot at Dee Stadium on Thursday night. They were walking into the home of the Houghton Gremlins who have been playing some hot hockey as of late. The Gremlins ...

Prep Schedule

Today’s games Bowling D-3 (Gladstone) regional at Cheboygan, TBA Hockey P. Jeffers at Escanaba, 1 Boys’ basketball Sup. Central at Stephenson, 2 Girls’ basketball Rapid River at C-Nadeau, 3:30 Munising at Mid Peninsula, 7:30 Competitive cheer D=3 (Escanaba) regional at ...

C-N girls tripped up by Nordics

FELCH — A strong fourth quarter wasn’t enough to save the fifth-ranked Carney-Nadeau girls as they dropped a 51-39 basketball decision here to the North Dickinson Nordics. The Wolves trailed 28-16 at halftime and 39-20 after the third quarter of the Skyline Central Conference ...

U.P. scores

Boys’ basketball Gladstone 66, Escanaba 62 Rapid River 80, North Dickinson 43 Mid Peninsula 57, Republic-Michigamme 43 Gwinn 71, Superior Central 52 Bark RIver-Harris 34, North Central 32 Forest Park 68, Carney-Nadeau 65 (2 OT) West Iron 50, Hancock 27 L’Anse 52, Painesdale ...

Rockets fall to Mustangs

RAPID RIVER — A rough third quarter was the difference for the Rapid River girls’ basketball team here in a 55-38 loss to Munising. The Rockets (4-10, 4-10 SC) trailed just 22-18 at the half before the Mustangs built a 14-point cushion heading to the fourth quarter of the Skyline Central ...

Briefs

Race postponed ESCANABA — The 35th Annual Slip-Sliding-Away five-mile run, scheduled for Sunday, has been postponed due to the impending winter storm forecast for this weekend. The race has been rescheduled for March 10 at 2 p.m. For details contact John Vrancic (789-1237). For the ...

Rockets hold off Knights

NORWAY — The Rapid River boys’ basketball team defeated the Norway Knights 42-38 here Thursday in Skyline Central Conference action. In the fourth quarter, Rapid River increased its defensive pressure. Nathan Olson put the Rockets ahead by four with a pair of free throws with just seconds ...

Mid Pen gets second win of year

ST. NICHOLAS — For just the second time this year, the Mid Peninsula boys’ basketball team came away with a win. The Wolverines held off Republic-Michigamme 57-43 in a non-conference game to finish their regular season. Zach Englund was the star of the show, posting a career-high 31 ...

Jets fly by Eagles in 2nd half

POWERS — The free throw line was helpful to the fourth-ranked North Central girls here Thursday night in a 60-47 basketball triumph over the Stephenson Eagles. North Central sank 26-of-35 from the line in the Skyline Central Conference game. The Jets trailed 25-24 at halftime, but led ...

Rasner leads Eagles over Rockets

RAPID RIVER — With both Stephenson and Rapid River playing on the second night of a back-to-back, neither girls’ basketball team shown it here Friday night. The Eagles and Rockets combined for 131 points in a Skyline Central Conference contest, with the Eagles coming out on top ...

Black Bears get win on Senior Night

GARDEN CORNERS — The Big Bay de Noc girls celebrated homecoming in fine fashion here Thursday night with a 48-34 basketball victory over the Superior Central Cougars. Big Bay led 23-16 at halftime of the Skyline Central Conference contest. “It was little bit of a crazy night for us,” ...

Cougars fall to Gwinn

EBEN — The Superior Central boys were umable to keep pace with Gwinn in the fourth quarter Friday night, dropping a 71-52 basketball decision to the Modeltowners. Gwinn led 49-39 after the third quarter of the non-conference contest. “We got into foul trouble and the game got out of ...

Wolverines struggle without Englund

NORWAY — It was a tough night on the hardwood for the Mid Peninsula girls Thursday as they dropped a 48-25 basketball decision here to the Norway Knights. Mid Pen trailed 10-4 after the first quarter and 24-9 at halftime of the Skyline Central Conference contest. The Wolverines played ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball Big Bay de Noc at Manistique, 6 Stehpenson at Rapid River, 7:30 Boys’ basketball Escanaba at Gladstone, 7:15 Munising at Manistique, 7:30 Gwinn at Superior Central, 7:30 Republic-Mich. at Mid Pen, 7:30 N. Central at BR-Harris, ...