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Esky-Alma three-peat

ESCANABA — It will be just like old home week when Escanaba and Alma meet again in a post-season football game. The teams kickoff at noon Saturday in Alma, the third straight year they have met for the Division 4 district title. Escanaba (8-2) has beaten the Panthers (9-1) the past two ...

Bay women claim debut

MASON CITY, Ia. — Rob Robinson’s debut as Bay College women’s basketball coach was successful Friday as the Norse rallied for a 61-47 victory over Ellsworth Community College. The Norse trailed 37-36 after the third quarter of their season-opener, then outscored Ellsworth 25-10 in the ...

Emeralds win district spike title

MANISTIQUE — The Manistique Emeralds extended their volleyball season Thursday topping the Negaunee Miners 3-1 (25-21, 25-20, 22-25, 25-12) in a Division 3 district final. “After losing the third set we weren’t going to let them take us to five,” said Emeralds’ coach Amy Nixon. ...

Bay men fall in opener

MASON CITY, Ia. — Frigid shooting in the second half helped spoil the season opening game for the Bay College men’s basketball team here Friday night. The Norse fell 80-59 to Ellsworth Community College in the Konigsmark Klassic. They play again today against North Iowa Area Community ...

Wolves adjust volleyball goals

CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau volleyball program has made another adjustment to its goals for the season. The Wolves, who began the year with hopes of a strong conference season, swept North Dickinson 3-0 (25-23, 25-7, 25-20) for the MHSAA Division 4 District 99 championship here ...

Bilski, Tech shine in loss

GREEN BAY — Michigan Tech’s men’s basketball team turned in a substantial performance here Thursday before falling to Wisconsin-Green Bay 94-74 in an exhibition game. Sophomore Dawson Bilski of Powers North Central led the Huskies with 20 points, hitting 8-of-12 field goals that ...

Prep sked

Today’s game Football 11-player Division 4 district Escanaba at Alma, noon Women’s basketball Bay College at North Iowa, 4 Men’s basketball Bay College at North Iowa, 6 Volleyball district Division 3 Munising vs. Rapid River at Mid Peninsula, 7

Tech stuns EMU

YPSILANTI — It was only an exhibition game, but Michigan Tech picked up an impressive victory here Thursday by surprising Division 1 foe Eastern Michigan 66-61. Sophomore Cassidy Trotter highlighted the upset victory by scoring 20 points, hitting 8-of-11 field goals and all four free throw ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Women’s basketball Bay College vs. Ellsworth at Mason City, Ia., 3 Men’s basketball Bay College vs. Ellsworth at Mason City, Ia., 5 Football Eight-player Division 2 regional Forest Park at Rapid River, 7 Saturday’s game Football 11-player Division 4 ...

Prep football schedule

Football playoffs All times EDT Division 4 Escanaba (8-2) at Alma (9-1), noon Saturday Division 6 Calumet (10-0) at Traverse City St. Francis (10-0), Division 7 Iron Mountain (8-2) at Roscommon (9-1), 6 p.m. Division 8 West Iron County (8-2) at Ishpeming (10-0), 7 ...

Bay men happy to have experience coming back

ESCANABA — Turnover - players, not ball mistakes - is customary for two-year college basketball programs. Bay College is not concerned with that kind of turnover as four starters return to a men’s team that opens its season Friday at the Konigsmark, Iowa, Classic. “The biggest thing ...

Bay women ready for year two

ESCANABA - Year two of Bay College women’s basketball gets underway this weekend competing in Iowa at the Konigsmark Klassic. First-year coach Rob Robinson’s team will play Ellsworth Community College of Iowa Friday in the season opener. Saturday Bay will face national powerhouse and ...

Trojans, Rockets set to clash

ESCANABA — Rapid River’s offense has been hitting its stride recently. That will need to continue in an eight-player Division 2 regional final Friday when the Rockets host Forest Park. The Rockets knocked off Engadine 20-18 last Friday in the district opener but a new challenge awaits as ...

End of the road

HOUGHTON - Escanaba volleyball has played and won many five-set matches this season. The Eskymos had another one here Wednesday against Houghton in the district semi-finals, but lost 15-5 in the fifth set to end the season. The Gremlins came back from 2-1 down to win (19-25, 25-19, 11-25, ...

Wolves’ spikers advance to district title

CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau Wolves continued to roll in the Division 4 district volleyball tournament Wednesday night in a 3-0 (25-21, 25-12, 25-18) triumph over the Forest Park Trojans. “In the second set, we played real well,” said C-N coach Steve Kedsch. “Everything was clicking. We ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Volleyball districts Division 3 Negaunee at Manistique, 7 Division 4 Munising at Mid Peninsula, 6 North Dickinson at Carney-Nadeau, 7 Rapid River vs. Superior Central at Mid Pen, 7:30 Friday’s games Women’s basketball Bay College vs. Ellsworth at Mason ...

Prep football

Football playoffs All times EDT Division 4 Escanaba (8-2) at Alma (9-1), noon Saturday Division 6 Calumet (10-0) at Traverse City St. Francis (10-0), Division 7 Iron Mountain (8-2) at Roscommon (9-1), 6 p.m. Division 8 West Iron County (8-2) at Ishpeming (10-0), 7 ...

Briefs

For the record ESCANABA — In yesterday’s Kingsford-Gladstone volleyball story, the Flivvers coach was referred to as Madelynn Kreider. Her correct name is Jaclynn Kreider.

Emeralds advance to district final

ISHPEMING — The Manistique Emeralds were hitting on nearly all cylinders Wednesday night in a 3-0 (25-8, 25-13, 25-12) volleyball victory over the Westwood Patriots in a Division 3 district match. “I thought we played real well tonight,” said Emeralds’ coach Amy Nixon. “I think we ...

U.P. has another succesful race season despite weather

ESCANABA — The weather didn’t always cooperate, but Upper Peninsula International Racing Association members believe the 2018 racing season was a success despite the elements. “We fought Mother Nature all year,” said UPIR treasurer Chris Perryman. “We lost four races due to rain. ...