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Dennis Grall | Daily Press
Tyler Johnson (10) of Big Bay de Noc soars above Mid Peninsula’s Terry Brower to grab possession of a rebound Monday, then he followed by tipping it into the basket in the fourth quarter to bring the Black Bears within 49-47. Mid Pen won 57-51.

Upcoming Class D district wide open

ST. NICHOLAS — The Class D boys district basketball tournament is still eight weeks away, but all indications are the Superior Central location will be wide open. That was underlined here Monday night as winless Big Bay de Noc gave Mid Peninsula all it wanted before the host Wolverines ...

Mike Mattson | Daily Press
Menominee’s Corrina Anderson (12) and Escanaba’s Jen Brandt (54) go after a loose ball in Monday night’s game. Esky outrebounded the Maroons 41-28 en route to a 61-41 victory.

Eskymos roll along

ESCANABA — A quick start, balanced scoring and strong defense added up to an impressive victory Monday night for the Escanaba girls basketball team. The Eskymos built a quick 9-2 lead, expanded it to 32-23 at halftime and cruised to a 61-41 Great Northern Conference win against visiting ...

Avery Bundgaard | Daily Press
North Central’s Austin Poupore (24) goes up for a layup against Rapid River’s Levi Miller Monday at Rapid River.

Fast start lifts Jets past Rockets

RAPID RIVER — The North Central boys basketball team used tough defense and hot shooting early on to defeat Rapid River Monday to bring its consecutive wins streak to 63 games. The Jets (8-0) forced 15 turnovers and shot 17-33 (52 percent) in the first half to knock off the Rockets (1-6) ...

Ryan Arndt

Arndt, BR-H spill Trojans

CRYSTAL FALLS — The second-ranked Bark River-Harris boys seized the momentum when they needed it most Monday night in a 67-52 basketball triumph over the Forest Park Trojans. BR-H led just 45-42 late in the third quarter of the Skyline Central Conference contest before it began to pull ...

Eichhorn

Wolves deliver first loss to Mustangs

CARNEY — When the Carney-Nadeau boys needed a hoop, Hunter Eichhorn delivered Monday night as the fourth-ranked Wolves posted a 59-46 basketball triumph over the previously unbeaten Munising Mustangs. Eichhorn, who drained six 3-point shots, finished with 32 points. He had 15 in the fourth ...

No. 1 Miners fall to Redmen

ESCANABA — Expect to see a change in the Upper Peninsula boys basketball poll next week after top-ranked Negaunee suffered its first loss of the season Monday. The Miners fell to No. 3 Marquette 57-53 in a non-conference barn-burner at Marquette. Alex DuVall, who scored 24 points for the ...

U.P. cage poll

Boys Class ABC 1. Negaunee (7)        7-0   35 2. Norway                8-0   25 3. Marquette            7-1   23 4. Gladstone             5-1   13 5. Iron Mountain       7-1    8 Others receiving votes: Sault Ste. ...

Gladstone teams shine at Splash

MARQUETTE — The Gladstone swim team competed in the Marquette Splash and Dash sprint meet Saturday. The non-point meet consisted of 50 yards of each stroke and the 100 IM. The girls team won four events while the boys team won one event. “This was a good meet to see how our swimmers ...

Braves’ bowling

ISHPEMING — The Gladstone High School boys bowling team lost three of four matches here Saturday. The Braves beat L’Anse 35-5 and lost to Ishpeming 25-15, Marquette 29-11 and to an unnamed school 21-19. Alec Miron’s 200 game highlighted the day. The Gladstone girls fielded a full team ...

Prep schedule: Tuesday-Wednesday

Tonight’s games Wrestling Menominee, Munising at BR, 6 Boys’ basketball Gwinn at Gladstone, 7:15 Westwood at Escanaba, 7:30 Girls’ basketball Gladstone at Marquette, 7:15 Stephenson at Sup. Central, 7:30 Carney at Rapid River, 7:30 Big Bay de Noc at North Central, ...

U.P. scores

MONDAY Boys’ basketball Mid Peninsula 57, Big Bay de Noc 51 Bark River-Harris 67, Forest Park 52 N. Central 75, Rapid River 42 Carney-Nadeau 59, Munising 46 Norway 56, North Dickinson 47 Menominee 72, Stephenson 27 Marquette  57, Negaunee 53 Houghton 55, West Iron ...

For the record

ESCANABA — Ean Bevins of Escanaba was the 152-pound winner at the wrestling match against Gladstone Thursday. It was indicated in the story that Brandon Cooper of Escanaba was the winner, but Cooper wrestles for Gladstone and was pinned in that match. Alex Chouinard of Gladstone was listed as ...

Dennis Grall | Daily Press
Colton Hayes of Escanaba follows through on his shot that blinked the red light for a first-period goal against University of Detroit Jesuit Sunday in Wells. Defending is Michael Coletti.

Esky digs deep for win

WELLS — Playing for the third time in as many days can be challenging for any hockey team. Escanaba, however, appeared to be no worse for wear Sunday as it skated to a 5-1 victory over the University of Detroit Jesuit Cubs at the Hannahville Ice & Turf Complex. The victory enabled ...

Burt Angeli | Iron Mountain Daily News Photo
Gladstone’s Jared Demeuse takes hold of Iron Mountain’s Braydon Fitzpatrick in the 215-pound finals Saturday at the Ray Mariucci Invitational wrestling tournament in Kingsford. Demeuse won the title with a 4-0 decision.

Braves win mat crown

By Burt Angeli Iron Mountain Daily News KINGSFORD — Iron Mountain’s Aaron Bolo remained unbeaten and earned the outstanding wrestler award at the Ray Mariucci Invitational on Saturday. Bolo pinned Munising’s Colin Murdock in the second period to win the 189-pound title. This was ...

Green Bay Packers' Mason Crosby after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. The Packers won 34-31. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Hail Mary Kick

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Aaron Rodgers didn’t need another Hail Mary this time. Maybe just call it a “Half Mary.” Rodgers threw a 36-yard pass to a toe-dragging Jared Cook on the sideline, and Mason Crosby kicked a 51-yard field goal on the next play as time expired, sending the ...

Magical moments for NFL playoffs

By Tim Dahlberg AP Sports Columnist There’s been a certain sense of inevitability about this season ever since Tom Brady returned from suspension and started making everything look easy for the New England Patriots. After Sunday’s heart-stopping finish in Dallas, it’s now joined by ...

Esky bowlers split

ISHPEMING — The Escanaba High  School girls bowling team improved to 6-0 Saturday with a pair of victories3, beating Calumet 33-7 and Westwood 36-4. Dakota Cloutier had a 213 game 559 series against Calumet while Kelsey Polequin had a 215 game and Maria Backlund had a 202. Against ...

Emerald wrestlers win two matches

GLADWIN — The Manistique wrestlers recovered from a slow start in time to win their final two matches in Saturday’s Gladwin Invitational. Manistique fell to Shepherd 45-36, Leroy Pine River (39-36) and Mio-AuSable (45-30), then beat Standish-Sterling 42-39 and Whittemore-Prescott ...

Prep schedule: Monday-Tuesday

Tonight’s games Swimming Kingsford at Manistique, 5 Girls’ basketball Menominee at Escanaba, 7:30 Boys’ basketball Big Bay de Noc at Mid Peninsula, 7:30 N. Central at Rapid River, 7:30 BR-H at Forest Park, 7:30 Munising at Carney-Nadeau, 8 Tuesday’s ...

U.P. scores

Hockey Sunday’s game Escanaba 5, Detroit Jesuit 1 Saturday’s games Bay City Central 3, Escanaba 2 Marquette 5, Big Rapids 1 Calumet 2, Detroit Jesuit 1 Hancock 4, Dearborn Divine Child 3 Port Huron Northern 3, Sault Ste. Marie 2 Boys’ basketball Sault 53, TC Central ...