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Braves get payback on Ems

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone volleyball team showed resiliency Thursday as it put together big runs to come from behind in all three sets to take down Manistique 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-23). “To be honest this is probably one of the best games we played all season,” said Gladstone coach ...

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Escanaba’s Joshua Grassel (5) looks for running room while Kingsford’s Andrew Kleikamp (23) closes in Friday.

Flivs top Esky for GNC

KINGSFORD — The Great Northern Conference football championship came down to the final seconds Friday at Flivver Field. Kingsford’s defense made another second-half stop and sent the Flivvers past Escanaba 21-14 for their first GNC title since 2012. “This was about as good as it ...

Mid Pen girls chasing U.P. D-3 title

ESCANABA — Area Division 3 girls’ cross country teams won’t have to wait very long Saturday to see how they stack up with the Upper Peninsula’s best. Their race will lead off the U.P. Finals, which start at 11 a.m., and be followed by the D-2 and D-1 girls’ races and D-3, D-2, D-1 ...

Avery Bundgaard | Daily Press
North Central (right) lines up agianst Stephenson as the Eagles prepare to snap the ball on fourth down during the second quarter Friday at North Central.

Hot Jets rally past Eagles in second half

POWERS — North Central coach Kevin Bellefeuil and his team can’t wait for the state playoffs to begin. And why not, the Jets might be the hottest eight-player squad entering the upcoming post-season tournament. North Central won its fifth straight game, the latest being an impressive ...

Rapid River wins thriller against MP

RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River volleyball team looked like it would come up short against rival Mid Peninsula Thursday night. The visiting Wolverines led 14-9 in the deciding fifth set, but the Rockets rallied for a 16-14 decision and 3-2 victory. “I knew our girls could dig in,” ...

Calumet stuns Gladstone for playoff berth

CALUMET — The moment of truth arrived for the Calumet Copper Kings late in Friday night’s football game versus the Gladstone Braves. Gladstone, trailing 20-16, had the ball at the Calumet 7-yard line with a first down and just under five minutes to play. But after five plays (including ...

Esky jayvees rout Kingsford gridders

ESCANABA — A pair of running backs scored two touchdowns apiece here Friday night to help the Escanaba junior varsity football team beat Kingsford 34-7. Josh Bruntjens had scoring runs of five and 28 yards in the first quarter, then Vince Haslow had a 30-yard TD run in the third quarter and ...

Teams prepare for U.P. Division 1 XC Finals

ESCANABA — Negaunee’s Colton Yesney, Marquette’s Garrett Rudden and Houghton’s Clayton Sayen were leaders of the pack in last year’s Upper Peninsula Division 1 Cross Country Finals at Beauchamp’s Grove in Flat Rock. Yesney set the record on the 3.1-mile course in 15 minutes, 49.8 ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Volleyball NLL tournament at Sault Ste. Marie, TBA S. Central at Big Bay, 7:30 Football Gladstone at Calumet, 7 Carney-Nadeau vs. Ontonagon at Ewen, 7 BR-Harris at Munising, 7 Stephenson at N. Central, 7:30 Escanaba at Kingsford, 7:30 Saturday’s ...

BR-H gets big win over Munising

MUNISING — Logan Heim scored a pair of touchdowns Friday night as the Bark River-Harris Broncos earned a 22-14 football triumph over the Munising Mustangs. The victory enabled the Broncos to improve to 5-4 overall and keep their playoff hopes alive. “We’ll wait and see what happens ...

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The Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez (14) celebrates after hitting a grand slam during the third inning of Game 5 Thursday against the Chicago Cubs.

Dodgers roll, eliminate Cubs in Game 5

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs went 108 years between championships. Going home without a trophy isn’t really new. Still, it was jarring to see the reigning World Series champions go down without much of a fight. After twice fending off elimination during their October title defense, ...

SC takes down Black Bears in 3 sets

GARDEN CORNERS — The Superior Central volleyball team got out to a big start on its way to a 3-0 (25-14, 25-9, 25-19) victory over Big Bay de Noc Friday. “Our serving was our key tonight,” said Superior Central coach Kris Bray. “They struggled to get things going because we were ...

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Gardenhire new Tigers’ manager?

DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers were in talks Thursday to hire Ron Gardenhire as manager, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made. Gardenhire was the bench coach this season for the Arizona ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Soccer Northern Lights League tournament at Beaver Island, TBA Volleyball Menominee County Invitational at Stephenson, 10 a.m. Cross country U.P. Finals at Munising, 11 a.m. Monday’s games Volleyball Superior Central at North Central, 7:30 Munising at C-N, 7:30

U.P. grid scores

Football 11-player Calumet 20, Gladstone 16 Kingsford 21, Escanaba 14 BR-Harris 22, Munising 14 Menominee 34, Marquette 17 Newberry 57, St. Ignace 20 Norway 43, Iron Mountain 7 Westwood 30, Negaunee 14 Hancock 21, Houghton 0 Gaylord 28, Sault Ste. Marie ...

Gladstone, Manistique seek options, West-PAC expanding

By Bryce Derouin bderouin@mininggazette.com The first step in expanding the West-PAC was completed on Tuesday. During a scheduled meeting the current West-PAC athletic directors (Calumet, Hancock, Houghton, L’Anse and West Iron County) preliminarily approved the addition of Ishpeming, ...

Mike Mattson | Daily Press
Scout Wunder (2), far left, heads up field as teammates Logan Carroll (30) and Cody Vandermissen (44) clear some running room against Kyle Huskey (9) and the Sault defense earlier this season. Escanaba hopes to keep its ground game clicking at Kingsford.

Week 9 grid dandies

ESCANABA — It’s probably not safe to say Calumet owns Gladstone in high school football. But the Copper Kings seem to have the Braves’ number. Calumet (5-3) sports a seven-game win streak in the recent nine-game series entering Friday’s showdown against the visiting Braves. Gladstone ...

High School Football Game of the Week

WHAT: Escanaba (7-1, 3-0) at Kingsford (6-1, 3-0). WHEN: Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST, Flivver Field. AT STAKE: The winner wins the outright Great Northern Conference championship and a lot of points for the upcoming state playoffs. LAST YEAR: Escanaba won, 49-42. TRENDING: Kingsford has a ...

Avery Bundgaard

Sorry folks, NBA cooler than NFL

ESCANABA — With the NBA season officially under way this is the best time of the year in sports. The NFL is in full swing with the MLB playoffs creating some intrigue and now all the excitement of the NBA season adds to an action packed time in sports. Football is still the most popular ...

Bot Trot Saturday

GLADSTONE — The Seventh Annual Bot Trot five-kilometer run/walk is set for Saturday at 10 a.m. at Gladstone High School. Check-in and registration begins at 8:30. Entry fee is $20 through Saturday and $25 next week. Registration forms with playment can be sent to Gladstone FIRST Robotics ...