Local Sports

Eagles spike North Central

POWERS — The Stephenson volleyball team made quick work of North Central Tuesday night defeating the Jets 3-0 (25-15, 25-10, 25-10). “I challenged the girls because we had a tough match last night and we traveled,” said Stephenson coach Sara Johnson. “So I knew coming in they would be ...

Gladstone turns back Ishpeming

By Ryan Stieg Journal Sports Writer ISHPEMING — The volleyball match between Gladstone and Ishpeming Tuesday night had everything a fan could ask for. There were frequent lead changes, good volleys and a back-and-forth fourth set. All of it made it hard to tell how the match was ...

Iron Mountain applies for acceptance into West PAC

By Linda Lobeck Daily News Staff Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain High School could be playing athletic events as far away as Ironwood after the school applied to join the West PAC. A decision could come by Oct. 18, athletic director Joe Pontbriand said. Pontbriand said the West PAC ...

Emeralds shock 1st-place Gwinn

MANISTIQUE — The Manistique Emeralds earned a huge volleyball victory Tuesday night, outlasting the Gwinn Modeltowners 3-2 (10-25, 25-16, 25-15, 24-26, 17-15). Manistique rallied from 10-7 and 14-12 deficits in the final set while improving to 6-4 in the Mid-Peninsula Conference. “Gwinn ...

Rapid River snaps skid, defeats Big Bay de Noc

GARDEN CORNERS — Nearly a month had passed since the Rapid River Rockets posted a volleyball victory. The Rockets changed that Tuesday night in a 3-1 (25-10, 17-25, 25-15, 25-9) conquest of Big Bay de Noc. “We had good serving runs,” said Rockets’ coach Kristy Kerstner. “We had ...

North Dickinson spikers sweep Bark River-Harris

By Burt Angeli Sports Writer FELCH — North Dickinson finished strong and swept Bark River-Harris 3-0 in Skyline Central Conference volleyball Tuesday at Carl F. Lemin Gymnasium. The Nordics turned back the Broncos 25-17 and 25-21 in the first two sets. Strong serving from Kylie Gustafson ...

Highland Men

HYDE — Jeff Lampi led the way Tuesday at the Highland Men’s Fall League back nine shooting a low round of 36. He was followed by Mike Brayak 37, Jim Peltier and Dennis Porath 38 and Don Cousineau, John Erickson, Scott Kwarciany, Brent Madalinski and Mark Ray 39.

GGC Ladies

GLADSTONE — Lori Shea shot 44 Tuesday to lead the way in the Ladies Fall League at Gladstone Golf Club. She was followed by Patty Valiquette 47 and Holly Canull, Rosie Spindler, Judy Cappeart and Mary Kallio 48.

WCHA honors Payne

MARQUETTE — Senior forward Robbie Payne of Northern Michigan University was named the first WCHA Offensive Player of the Week. Payne scored four goals on seven shots in the Wildcats’ home-and-home split with Lake Superior State. Two of his four goals were scored on the power play, while ...

Kleiman brothers top points standings

WILSON — The Kleiman brothers of Wilson finished the recent off-road racing season by taking the top two places in the Pro Light points standings. Kyle was crowned season champion, reaching the podium 10 times and winning 9-of-14 races. Cody was runner-up with nine podium finishes, ...

Harvest run

WILSON — The Second Annual Harris Volunteer Fire Department Harvest Run is set for Saturday at 9 a.m. at Getzloff Corn Maze on County Road 551. Packet pick-up takes place from 7-8:30. Entry fee is $30.

Prep schedule

Today’s games Cross country Skyline Central Conference at Munising, 3 Thursday’s games Cross country GNC meet at Escanaba, 3 M-PC meet at Negaunee, 4 Volleyball Bark River-Harris at Big Bay, 6 Iron Mountain at Manistique, 7 Westwood at Gladstone, 7 Forest Park at RR, ...

Player of the Year

ESCANABA — Senior Taylor Gauthier saved her best for last on the tennis court at the recent Upper Peninsula Division I Tennis Finals at Kingsford. Gauthier defeated Marquette’s Hannah Swajanen 6-2, 6-0 in the finals for the No. 1 singles title and parlayed it into the U.P. Division I ...

Rockets zoom to No. 1, set sights on Jets

ESCANABA — Rapid River moved to the top of the eight-player ladder this week after stunning top-ranked Stephenson 16-14 Friday night. The Rockets moved up to No. 1 in the latest poll by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association and the Associated Press state rankings. ...

U.P. grid poll

BIG FIVE 1. Escanaba (6) 6-1 30 2. Kingsford 5-1 22 3. Menominee 5-2 19 4. Gladstone 6-1 11 5. Hancock 6-1 8 LITTLE FIVE 1. Westwood (3) 6-1 27 2. West Iron (1) 6-1 22 3.Newberry (1) ...

Escanaba spikers sweep Norway

By Adam Niemi Daily News Sports Editor NORWAY — Communication and teamwork spurred Escanaba in a 3-0 volleyball sweep against Norway on Monday. Escanaba found little trouble getting to the ball on defense and used smart passes to catch Norway’s defense off-guard for the win. The ...

Stephenson earns sweep of Cougars

EBEN — A communication breakdown proved too much for the Superior Central Cougars to overcome Monday night in a 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-14) volleyball loss to the Stephenson Eagles. “We played with no energy,” said Cougars’ coach Kris Bray. “We were making silly unforced errors, ...

GHS HOF banquet

GLADSTONE — The 7th annual Gladstone High School Sports Hall of Fame banquet will take place Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Quality Inn & Suites in Escanaba. Tickets ($25 apiece) can be obtained by calling the GHS athletic office (906-789-8320). This year’s inductees are K.C. Leisenring ...

Eskymo Fan Club raffle winners

ESCANABA — The Eskymo Fan Club Fall Raffle winners were recently drawn. And the winners are: Sarah Hill, Willam Elliott, Jean Bugay, David Pellegrini, Lisa Dagenais, Ken Schwalbach,Jr., Kevin Puszczewicz, Bryn Beauchamp, Robert Shepich and Jean Berres. The Fan Club thanks all who purchased ...