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U.P. scores

Girls’ basketball Gladstone 40, Gwinn 34 Ishpeming 73, Escanaba 60 Mid Pen 43, Big Bay de Noc 28 BR-Harris 57, C-N 43 N. Central 69, Rapid River 41 Forest Park 66, N. Dickinson 34 Men. 39, Laona-Wabeno, Wis. 24 Houghton 61, Marquette 55 Calumet 52, West Iron County ...

Bay College sweeps squads at Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. — Bay College swept the host UW-Superior JV basketball teams Friday, with the Norse winning the women’s game 71-63 and the men earning a 75-63 victory. Norway’s Jordan Kraemer scored a game-high 30 points with seven rebounds to lead the Norse (13-11). Bark River-Harris’ ...

Holland West Ottawa blanks Escanaba icers

SAULT STE. MARIE — It was a tough night for the Escanaba Eskymos Friday night as they dropped a 6-0 hockey decisiion to Holland West Ottawa in the Sault Ste. Marie Showcase. The Eskymos trailed 2-0 after the second period. “We made a few mistakes in our defensive zone,” said Esky ...

NC’s Mercier gets 200th win

POWERS — North Central edged Norway 57-52 in Skyline Central Conference action Friday. The win for North Central (12-4, 6-1) marked the 200th for head coach Adam Mercier. “The former players that we’ve had over the past 12 years, I thank them for having the patience and always keeping ...

Sports schedule

Today’s games Wrestling Individual regionals D-2 (Esky) at Gaylord, TBA D-3 (Glad) at Kalkaska, TBA D-4 (BR-H, Manistique) at Charlevoix, TBA Competitive cheer District meet D-3 (Esky, Glad) at Shepherd, 4 Basketball NLL tournament at Hannahville Girls Semifinal game, ...

U.P. scores

Boys’ basketball Gladstone 72, Menominee 35 Houghton 60, Escanaba 56 Ishpeming 67, Manistique 40 Munising 72, Superior Central 55 Rapid River 69, Mid Peninsula 47 Carney-Nadeau 75, North Dickinson 42 Norway 57, North Central 52 Forest Park 61, Bark River-Harris 51 West Iron ...

Super Bowl pick propels Bugays in contest

ESCANABA — Rich and Collin Bugay opted for a “Hail Mary” on the last week of the Daily Press Red Zone Report contest. And it paid off for the Bugays, who trailed Dobbers Pasties owner Brad Mantela by one game entering the Super Bowl. The Bugays picked the underdog Philadelphia Eagles, ...

Whitehall spills Braves in finals

By Burt Angeli Daily News Sports Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — A Negaunee native played a big role in helping Whitehall take down Gladstone in the MHSAA Division 3 Region 117 team wrestling finals Wednesday. Whitehall spilled Gladstone 51-21 for a third straight regional title and berth in the ...

Onaway tops Westwood for D4 crown

ISHPEMING — The Manistique wrestlers got caught up in a numbers game Wednesday night as they fell to the Westwood Patriots 66-6 in a Division 4 team regional opener. Manistique, with just six available wrestlers, got its lone victory at 119 pounds where freshman James Schroeder pinned Wyatt ...

Maroons lock down Eskymos

By Stephen Oman soman@eagleherald.com MENOMINEE — The Menominee girls’ basketball team played lock-down defense in a 50-39 win over Escanaba Wednesday. The Maroons held the Eskymos to four points in the third quarter and 14 in the second half. “Our goal is always 40. If we’re ...

Eagles top Big Bay

GARDEN CORNERS — Stephenson relied on a balanced attack and a key 7-0 run at the end of the third quarter to defeat the Big Bay de Noc girls’ basketball team 62-57 Wednesday night. The Eagles placed four players in double figures — Emily Johnson 21 points, Autumn Rasner 14 points, ...

Sports schedule

Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball Mid Peninsula at Big Bay, 6 Gwinn at Gladstone, 7:15 Ishpeming at Escanaba, 7:30 Rapid River at N. Central, 7:30 BR-Harris at Carney-Nadeau, 8 Boys’ basketball Big Bay at Stephenson, 7:30 Gladstone at I. Mountain, 7:45 Paradise at ...

U.P. scores

Wrestling Team regionals Division 2 Gaylord 60, Marquette 21 St. Johns 39, Flint Kearsley 30 Gaylord 44, St. Johns 21 Division 3 Gladstone 66, Iron Mountain 12 Whitehall 75, Manistee 6 Whitehall 51, Gladstone 21 Division 4 Westwood 66, Manistique 6 Onaway 48, St. Ignace ...

Baumgartner follows dreams to third Olympics

By Ryan Spitza Journal Sports Writer IRON RIVER — If you’re Nick Baumgartner, the path to being an Olympic athlete isn’t an easy one, especially this year. For any resident of the Upper Peninsula, the path to becoming an Olympic athlete isn’t easy either. No matter where you’re ...

Broncos bust out for seniors

HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris boys’ basketball team sent its seniors off on a high note on senior night as it pulled away from Carney-Nadeau in the second half for a 60-46 victory. “I thought we came out really well,” said BR-H coach Jim VanEnkevort. “I thought we played really ...

Esky ‘bigs’ too much for Wykons

ESCANABA — Coach Tracy Hudson likes to employ an inside-outside philosophy with his Escanaba boys’ basketball team. It’s a good approach because the inside game rescued the Eskymos on a night the outside game fizzled Tuesday in a 53-43 non-conference win against visiting West Iron ...

Flivvers top Eskymos in overtime

IRON MOUNTAIN — Trey Bociek’s power play goal in overtime lifted Kingsford past Escanaba 3-2 in high school hockey Tuesday at Mountain View Ice Arena. The Flivvers (16-6-1) trailed 1-0 heading into the third period. Grant Wickham scored a pair of power play goals for the Eskymos ...

Rapid River downs No. 4 Munising

MUNISING — The second-ranked Rapid River Rockets continued their winning ways Tuesday night in a 64-55 basketball victory over the fourth-ranked Munising Mustangs. Rapid River led 22-8 after the first quarter and 32-24 at halftime en route to the fourth straight triumph. “I think the ...

Forest Park downs Rockets

RAPID RIVER — Forest Park relied on a big second quarter to defeat the Rapid River girls’ basketball team 55-43 Tuesday night. The Trojans led 10-9 after one quarter and outscored the Rockets 19-10 in the second period to take a 29-19 halftime lead. The Trojans stayed in control and ...

Sports schedule

Tonight’s games Wrestling Team regionals Division 2 At Marquette Gaylord vs. Marquette, 6 Flint Kearsley vs. St. Johns, 6 Championship match, 7:30 Division 3 At Iron Mountain Gladstone vs. Iron Mountain, 6 Manistee vs. Whitehall, 6 Championship match, 7:30 Division ...