By Burt Angeli
Daily News Sports Writer
IRON MOUNTAIN — Gladstone beat Iron Mountain on the scoreboard and effort department Thursday.
The Braves, triggered by a 14-0 run in the second quarter, spilled the Mountaineers 57-34 in Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball ...
GLADSTONE — Football has been a hot topic at Escanaba High School this school year with the Eskymos’ run to the state semifinals.
But there’s a little buzz starting about boys’ basketball in this young season as the Eskymos are off to a 4-0 start. It helps when you hop on the bus, ...
POWERS — It didn’t take long for the North Central boys’ basketball team to recover from its 65-43 knockout loss to Rapid River last week.
The Jets recovered nicely Thursday night and took the game to visiting Carney-Nadeau in a surprising 71-49 rout against their rivals.
The Jets put ...
ST. NICHOLAS — Haley Trudell was on fire as she led a defensive-minded Mid Peninsula girls’ basketball team past Big Bay de Noc Friday night 49-22.
Trudell had a game high 23 points as she went into the game with a heavy heart.
“Haley Trudell played a phenomenal game and this morning ...
ST. NICHOLAS — A 3-point attempt by Mid Peninsula’s Terry Brower was off the mark as the Republic-Michigamme boys’ basketball team held on to beat the Wolverines 40-37 Thursday night.
“We played good defense and I knew we had to keep them around 40 if we wanted to win this game and we ...
RAPID RIVER — The Bark River-Harris girls got the separation they needed in the fourth quarter Friday night as they posted a 47-35 basketball victory over the Rapid River Rockets.
BR-H led 32-26 after the third frame of the Skyline Central Conference match-up.
The teams combined for 69 ...
ISHPEMING — A slow start hurt Escanaba’s chances Thursday night as it dropped a 60-47 basketball decision to the Ishpeming Hematites.
The Eskymos trailed 23-7 after the first quarter of the non-conference contest.
“We got off to a poor start and had to dig out of a hole,” said Esky ...
MANISTIQUE — The Gwinn boys’ basketball team used a big first half as it cruised past Manistique 59-46 Friday night.
The Emeralds started off the first quarter with a 7-3 lead but the Modeltowners caught fire and eventually took a big 23-9 lead at the end of the first quarter.
CRYSTAL FALLS — Rapid River held off Forest Park 58-54 in Skyline Central Conference boys basketball Thursday at Eddie Chambers Gymnasium.
The Trojans (3-1, 2-1), according to Coach Chris Nocerini, trailed by 17 points in the third quarter and closed to 57-54 in the final seconds.
MARQUETTE — The Gladstone wrestlers won the final three contested matches Thursday night, earning a 44-30 victory over Marquette.
They also rolled to a 66-12 triumph over Iron Mountain in an earlier meet.
In the nightcap, Marquette was within 29-24 after Matt Morton pinned Devon Eickhoff ...
BR-H, Escanaba, Gladstone at Marquette Challenge, 8:30 a.m.
Beaver Island at Hannahville, 8:30 a.m.
Brimley at S. Central, TBA
Beaver Is. at Hannahville, 10
Brimley at S. Central, TBA
Escanaba vs. ...
Manistique at Rudyard Bridge Brawl, 2:30
Beaver Island at Hannahville, 5
BR-Harris at Rapid River, 7:30
Big Bay at Mid Peninsula, 6
Carney-Nadeau at North Dickinson, 8
Beaver Isl. at Hannahville, 6:30
N. Central 71, C-N 49
Rapid River 58, Forest Park 54
Republic-Michigamme 40, Mid Peninsula 37
Chassell 66, P. Jeffers 37
Dollar Bay 45, Ontonagon 40
Calumet 81, Lake Linden 49
Houghton 64, Hancock 31
West Iron County 68, L’Anse 38
Ironwood 52, Butternut, ...
ESCANABA — Nobody can argue Denny Lueneburg’s passion in life.
It’s tennis. It started in his teens and continues to this day.
“When I was 15, I picked up a tennis racket and it seemed like the thing to do,” Lueneburg said. “It’s more the passion found me. I just went with ...
ESCANABA — An increase in numbers have the Escanaba wrestlers feeling a little more optimistic about this season.
The Eskymos, who finished with 10 last season, have 25 on their roster this time.
“This sets a better tone for the season,” said second-year coach Jeff Wright. “The kids ...
GLADSTONE — The Gladstone wrestling season has begun and it’s off to a good start and the prospects are bright.
The Braves placed third at the Oscoda meet Saturday as three wrestlers went undefeated at 5-0 — sophomore Lane Matzke, junior Nick Dawson and senior Jared Demeuse.
MARINETTE — The Northern Lights YMCA swim team participated in the Marinette-Menominee Winterfest swim meet last weekend and it was the newcomers that made a splash.
“Our newcomers really had a standout day,” said NLY coach Scott Dykema.
“I’m impressed with many of their swims. ...