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Adam Niemi |Iron Mountain Daily News
 Escanaba’s Jared Nash (40) grabs a rebound against Kingsford on Friday in Kingsford.

Eskymos rout Kingsford

By Adam Niemi Daily News Sports Editor KINGSFORD — Escanaba started off with a fast run and held on to the lead the entire way in a 63-48 Great Northern Conference win against Kingsford on Friday. Ryan Robinette’s 20 points paced the Eskymos (3-0). Jared Nash cashed in 19 points along ...

Fast start lifts Redettes past Escanaba

ESCANABA — The Marquette girls basketball team got off to a big start and was too much for Escanaba as the Redettes defeated the Eskymos 56-44 Thursday night in a Great Northern Conference matchup. “It was kind of a microcosm of what’s been happening all year,” said Marquette coach ...

Gladstone burns Emeralds

GLADSTONE — It’s amazing nobody dispatched the fire department to Gladstone High School Friday night. The nets were on fire as Gladstone shot the lights out in an 89-34 Mid-Peninsula Conference contest. It was no five-alarm situation, but the Braves (2-0, 2-0) shot a sizzling 63 percent ...

Heim’s 26 sparks BR-H at Mid Pen

ST. NICHOLAS — Logan Heim enjoyed a hot-shooting night Thursday as the Bark River-Harris boys opened their basketball season with a 75-46 triumph over the Mid Peninsula Wolverines. Heim, who sank 10-of-11 field goals, finished with 26 points in the Skyline Central Conference contest. Ryan ...

Avery Bundgaard | Daily Press
Rapid River’s Jenna Rubick (center) dribbles past Superior Central’s Willow Pasanen (22) on her way to the basket during the fourth quarter Friday at Rapid River.

Rockets cruise past Superior Central girls

RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River girls’ basketball team started fast out the gates and was too much for Superior Central as the Rockets rolled to a 36-21 Skyline Conference victory Friday night. “We came out and played very well,” said Rapid River coach Mitch Hall. “We got a quick ...

Carney-Nadeau rolls, Trojans rout Big Bay

CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau basketball team relied on a balanced attack and lethal outside shooting to defeat visiting North Dickinson 70-19 Thursday night. The Wolves (1-1) drained 13 shots from behind the arc and rolled to their first win. “We’ve been shooting a lot of threes,” ...

Burt Angeli/The Daily News
Big Bay de Noc’s Maddie McPhee (11) looks to the basket in Friday’s Skyline Central Conference game with Norway.

Big Bay falls late to Norway

NORWAY — Norway rallied past Big Bay de Noc 42-40 in Skyline Central Conference girls basketball Friday. The Knights (2-2, 1-1) trailed 34-29 entering the fourth quarter. They pulled ahead 41-38 in the final minues after a traditional three-point play from Jaclyn Bal and back-to-back ...

Ishpeming tops Braves

GLADSTONE — Senior Madigan Johns scored 23 points to lead the Ishpeming girls to a 53-38 basketball victory at Gladstone in a high school Thursday evening. Fellow seniors Chloe Sjoholm added 12 points and Mariah Austin 11 as Ishpeming improved to 3-0 in its Mid-Peninsula Conference opener. ...

Sports schedule

Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball Mackinac Island at Hannahville, 5 Big Bay de Noc at Norway, 6:30 Carney-Nadeau at Stephenson, 7:30 North Dickinson at Bark River-Harris, 7:30 Republic-Michigamme at Mid Peninsula, 7:30 Superior Central at Rapid River, 7:30 Boys’ ...

Sports schedule

Today’s games Girls’ basketball Mackinac Island at Hannahville, 8:30 a.m. Boys’ basktball Mackinac Island at Hannahville, 10 a.m. Wrestling Manistique at St. Ignace Invitational, 10 a.m. Escanaba at Bay Port Invitational, 10:15 a.m. Bark River-Harris at Westwood ...

U.P. scores

Boys’ basketball Rapid River 65, N. Central 43 Bark River-Harris 75, Mid Peninsula 46 Carney-Nadeau 70, North Dickinson 19 Forest Park 60, Big Bay 19 Ironwood 49, Port Wing, Wis. South Shore 38 Wakefield-Marenisco 58, Bessemer 47 Ewen-Trout 73, Hancock 35 Houghton 54, L’Anse ...

U.P. scores

Girls’ basketball Rapid River 36, Superior Central 21 Mid Peninsula 48, Republic-Michigamme 22 Bark River-Harris 63, North Dickinson 58 Hannahville 22, Mackinac Island 19 C-N 51, Stephenson 45 Norway 42, Big Bay de Noc 40 Kingsford 52, Forest Park 35 Negaunee 74, Houghton ...

Mike Mattson | Daily Press
The Gladstone football team bursts through its banner as it takes the field before a game against Westwood during this past season.

There’s no place like home for Gladstone

ESCANABA - Gladstone and the Great Northern Conference are back together after a one-year separation. Gladstone athletic director Andy Jacques said the Braves were formally accepted back into the GNC during a meeting of league ADs Wednesday in Escanaba. Gladstone will start GNC competition ...

Rachel Oakley | Mining Journal
Alabama-Huntsville’s Levi Wunder chases after the puck in Northern Michigan’s zone, pursued by NMU’s Adam Roeder Friday night at the Superior Dome in Marquette.

Levi Wunder living out his dream

MARQUETTE — For well more than a decade, Levi Wunder had dreamed about playing college hockey. The 2015 Escanaba High School graduate has turned that dream into reality as a 5-foot-9, 165-pound freshman left wing for the University of Alabama-Huntsville Chargers. Wunder had an opportunity ...

Men get defensive, women roll as Bay sweeps Alpena CC

ALPENA — The Bay College men prevailed in a defensive battle Wednesday night as they posted a 60-52 basketball triumph over Alpena Community College. “We played a straight man-to-man and packed it in,” said Bay College coach Matt Johnson. “We wanted to key on Michael Stuart. He scored ...

Wendt leads Munising past SC 56-37

MUNISING — The Munising High School girls basketball team overcame an off-shooting night to defeat Superior Central 56-37 Wednesday night and improve to 4-0. Kianne Wendt led the Mustangs with 29 points and nine rebounds, while Emma Rondeau had 13 points and nine boards for the Cougars. ...

YMCA sets winter basketball programs

ESCANABA — The YMCA will host many different basketball programs for youth in January. Little Dunkers will be for coed children ages 4 and 5 years old. It is designed for learning the basic fundamentals of basketball such as shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding, defense, and ...

Elk Hoop Shoot set

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest is set for Saturday at Holy Name School. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. and the contest begins at noon. The contest is open to all boys and girls ages 8 to 13. Contestants must be at least 8 and no older than 13 as of April 1, ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball Ishpeming at Gladstone, 7:15 Marquette at Escanaba, 7:30 Boys’ basketball Bark River-Harris at Mid Peninsula, 7:30 North Central at Rapid River, 7:30 Big Bay de Noc at Forest Park, 7:30 North Dickinson at Carney-Nadeau, 8 Friday’s ...