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Hunter sparks Gladstone girls

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 ...

Eskymos make a statement

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, ...

Jets regroup, rout Wolves

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 ...

Trudell, Wolverines rely on defense to blow by Big Bay

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 ...

Republic holds off Mid Pen boys

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 ...

Broncos pull away to defeat Rapid River

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 ...

Esky, Ems drop games

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 ...

Big first half propels Gwinn past Emeralds

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. “We ...

Rockets survive Forest Park scare

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. “We ...

Game postponed

HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris at Stephenson boys’ basketball game, scheduled for Friday night, was postponed due to a flu outbreak at Stephenson. The contest wiill be rescheduled.

Braves sweep matches

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 ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Wrestling BR-H, Escanaba, Gladstone at Marquette Challenge, 8:30 a.m. Girls’ basketball Beaver Island at Hannahville, 8:30 a.m. Brimley at S. Central, TBA Boys’ basketball Beaver Is. at Hannahville, 10 Brimley at S. Central, TBA Hockey Escanaba vs. ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Wrestling Manistique at Rudyard Bridge Brawl, 2:30 Girls’ basketball Beaver Island at Hannahville, 5 BR-Harris at Rapid River, 7:30 Big Bay at Mid Peninsula, 6 Carney-Nadeau at North Dickinson, 8 Boys’ basketball Beaver Isl. at Hannahville, 6:30 Escanaba ...

U.P. scores

Girls’ basketball BR-Harris 47, Rapid River 35 Mid Peninsula 49, Big Bay 22 Munising 76, North Central 30 N. Dickinson 58, C-N 37 Norway 47, Forest Park 40 Marquette 48, Traverse CC 27 L’Anse 51, Baraga 40 Houghton 55, WIC 53 Chassell 54, Lake Linden 29 Ontonagon 58, ...

U.P. scores

Boys’ basketball 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, ...

Lueneburg resigns as Esky coach

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 ...

Eskymos beef up roster

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 ...

Trio leads Gladstone matmen

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. “The ...

NLY swimmers shine at meets

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. ...