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Race rescheduled

GLADSTONE — The Sixth Annual Bot Trot five-kilometer run, which was to be held last Saturday, has been rescheduled for April 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Gladstone High School. Check-in and registration begin at noon. Entry fee is $25 with T-shirt and $20 without T-shirt. For details contact Tim ...

Prep scores

By The Associated Press GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Class C State Tournament Semifinal Detroit Edison(DEPSA) 54, Flint Hamady 31 Pewamo-Westphalia 64, Maple City Glen Lake 51 Class D State Tournament Semifinal Pittsford 57, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart 39 Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary 64, ...

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Rapid River’s Logan Hardwick (22) jumps to knock an offensive rebound away from North Central’s Bobby Kleiman (21), Wednesday

Region champs

NEGAUNEE — After surviving a close call in their Class D regional basketball opener, the North Central boys left nothing to chance in Wednesday night. The Jets, paying close attention to detail, rolled to 95-51 triumph over the Rapid River Rockets in the title game at Negaunee High ...

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Gladstone’s Brad Spindler (24) defends against Ludington’s Calvin Hackert Wednesday.

Ludington wears down Braves for B crown

By Jessie Bobenmoyer For The Daily Press GRAYLING – Gladstone and Ludington hooked up in a dandy Class B boys’ regional basketball championship game Wednesday until the fourth quarter. The Orioles outscored the Braves 27-15 in the fourth and pulled away for a 63-48 victory at Grayling ...

Negaunee rallies past Mountaineers

By Adam Niemi Iron Mountain Daily News ESCANABA — Negaunee overcame a 10-point first-half deficit to win the Class C Region 24 title 53-43 over Iron Mountain on Wednesday. Negaunee plays Manton (20-4) at 7 p.m. EDT on Tuesday in Petoskey in the state quarterfinals. Foul trouble ...

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Michigan guard Derrick Walton Jr. reacts during the first half of the Big Ten championship game Sunday against Wisconsin. Walton has fueled Michigan’s turnaround since early February and will now try to lead the Wolverines on an extended run in the NCAA Tournament.

Walton leads UM’s resurgence

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s turnaround began well before the plane accident. Yes, the team’s harrowing aviation mishap — and the Big Ten Tournament title that followed — may be remembered most when Wolverines fans look back on this season, but Derrick Walton has been leading ...

Eskymo Fan Club Spring Fling set

Tickets are now on sale for the 34th Annual Eskymo Fan Club Spring Fling. This years event will take place Saturday at the Highland Golf Course from 5-midnight. Tickets are $40 a person if purchased before the event or $45 at the door and can be purchased at the high school main office or ...

Braves’ baseball breakfast slated

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone High School varsity and junior varsity baseball teams will host their fifth annual Meet The Team & Coaches Breakfast April 9 at Gladstone Middle School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Scrambled eggs, pancages, ham/sausage, fried potatoes, biscuits and gravy, juice and ...

Indoor kids soccer starting April 1

ESCANABA — The YMCA Youth Indoor Soccer program is scheduled to begin Saturday, April 1. This program allows kids ages 4-8 to learn the fundamentals of the sport, while helping those familiar with the sport to enhance their skills. This year’s program will be held at the Hannahville Ice ...

U.P. scores

Boys basketball Regional finals Class B Ludington 63, Gladstone 48 Class C Negaunee 53, Iron Mountain 43 Class D N. Central 95, Rapid River 51

Prep schedule

Tonight’s game Girls’ basketball State semifinals At MSU-East Lansing Class D Engadine vs. Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary, 6

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St. Ignace senior basketball player Jordan Belleville recently signed a national letter of intent to attend Bay College. Pictured at the signing are, front row from left, St. Ignace coach Dorene Ingalls, Belleville and Bay women’s coach Rae Drake Jr. In back row are Belleville’s sister Jerzie and parents Tina and Dan Belleville.

Bay College inks 1st women’s cager

ESCANABA — Bay College women’s basketball coach Rae Drake Jr. went to the east side of the Upper Peninsula for his first signee. Drake signed St. Ignace senior Jordan Belleville to a national letter of intent to play for the Norse in the 2017-18 season. “I am so happy to have Jordan ...

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Forest Park’s Abby Nylund (11) drives past  Engadine’s Aubrey Simmons (25)  in Tuesday’s  Class D quarterfinal at Negaunee.

Engadine tops FP in D quarterfinal

NEGAUNEE — Imagine having to play defense for the final 14.3 seconds of a state quarterfinal basketball game against one of the top outside shooters in the Upper Peninsula and her teammates. That’s what the Engadine girls had to do in a Class D match-up Tuesday night at Negaunee High ...

Cofield, Wyman, U.P. duo get honors

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Deajah Cofield’s introduction to Flint Hamady girls’ basketball didn’t involve playing. Her job as a middle schooler was to keep players hydrated on the sidelines. “Being a water girl, I still practiced with them,” Cofield said, laughing. “I did ...

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Michigan State guard Cassius Winston listens to head coach Tom Izzo during the second half against Penn State in the Big Ten tournament. Izzo has led Michigan State to the NCAA Tournament as usual, extending his streak to 20 years. For a change, the Hall of Fame coach will have to rely on freshmen to avoid losing a first-round exit in consecutive years for the first time.

Izzo task: Leading freshmen in first NCAA Tournament

By Larry Lage AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING — Tom Izzo, as usual, is taking Michigan State to the NCAA Tournament. The Hall of Fame coach extended his streak to 20 years of leading the Spartans to college basketball’s showcase event, relying on freshmen more than he ever has in his ...

Escanaba hosting regional tonight

ESCANABA — Escanaba High School will host the Class C boys basketball regional championship game today at 7p.m. (EST). This game will feature conference rivals Iron Mountain and Negaunee. Ticket sales will start today at 5:30 p.m. (EST). The west and south parking lots of the high school ...

Youth wrestling tourney finishers

ESCANABA — Champions were crowned here in the recent Escanaba Youth Wrestling Tournament. Earning first place were Cannon Arnt, Hunter Hoque, Christian Frizzle, Jack McCarthy, Maverick Schmidt, Collin Arnt, Charley McInerney, Brody Bellefeuil, Owen Segorski, Cade Krueger, Brodey Bevins, ...

U.P. scores

Girls’ basketball State quarterfinals Class C Maple City Glen Lake 63, St. Ignace 52 Class D Engadine 44, Forest Park 41