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Norse softball gets three wins

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Bay College’s softball debut was a smashing success this weekend as it won the first three games in the program’s history. The Norse opened with a 7-2 triumph over Central Lakes Community College of Brainerd, Minn. Saturday, then swept past Itasca Community College of ...

Norse baseball struggles in debut

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The Bay College Norse threatened twice, but did not score Sunday in a 5-0 baseball loss to the Cairn University jayvees. Lucas Weinert drilled a two-out double to centerfield in the third inning. The Norse then stranded two baserunners in the fifth. Cairn scored in the ...

UW holds off Buckeyes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Wisconsin coach Greg Gard wasn’t sure whether to be mad at his players for blowing a 23-point second-half lead at Ohio State or happy they found a way to win. Ultimately, Gard settled on a positive outlook after his 21st-ranked Badgers rallied for a 73-67 overtime ...

MSU earns share of Big Ten title

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston struggled to make shots for more than a half and his rivals took advantage, controlling a game with a share of the Big Ten title at stake. When Winston started to finally get shots to drop, though, he took over and there wasn’t much anyone could ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Girls’ basketball Regional tournaments Division 1 At Gaylord Midland Dow vs. Marquette, 7 Division 2 At Cheboygan Kingsley vs. Menominee, 7 Division 3 At Escanaba Westwood vs. West Iron Co., 7 Division 4 At Kingsford Munising vs. Baraga, ...

Derouin places 33rd

ROCKFORD — Escanaba’s Abbie Derouin competed in the individual gymnastic vault for the Division 2 State Finals here Saturday. Derouin finished with a score of 8.6 and placed 33rd out of 44. “Competing at an MHSAA State Championship event is a big accomplishment,” Esky coach Theresa ...

End of the line for Esky

GAYLORD — Ludington was able to set up and get their shots to fall early, and it spelled doom for Escanaba as the Eskymos saw their season come to a conclusion in a 49-32 MHSAA Division 2 boys basketball regional championship contest Thursday at Gaylord High School’s Jim Mongeau ...

Braves get Marooned

GLADSTONE — There’s an old saying that says beating a team three times in one season is tough. That certainly proved to be true here Friday night, as Menominee took down Gladstone 63-47 in a Division 2 girls’ basketball district final after the Braves won both regular season ...

Segorski resigning as Esky softball coach

ESCANABA — Escanaba softball coach Jamie Segorski has announced he is stepping down after four years in the position. Segorski had great success during his tenure, making improvements each year. The Eskymos advanced to the state quarterfinals his first year in 2015, then lost in the ...

Jets’ rally falls short against Stephenson

POWERS — The crowd fell silent as the game entered its last few minutes here Friday. However, instead of a pin, they heard swishes as the Stephenson girls’ basketball team pulled past the North Central Jets 59-50 to win its Division 4 district final. Coming into the fourth quarter, the ...

Bucks finish Pacers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo channeled his frustration over a technical foul in the best way possible. Antetokounmpo scored 29 points and Khris Middleton added 27 to help the Milwaukee Bucks bounce back from their first consecutive losses of the season with a 117-98 victory over ...

Mustangs roll Mid Pen

RAPID RIVER — The Mid Peninsula girls didn’t have an answer for Michaela Werner here Friday night as they fell to the Munising Mustangs 67-35 in a Division 4 district basketball final. Werner, who often slipped through the backdoor for lay-ins, led the Mustangs with 30 points. “We ...

Red Wings snap losing skid

DETROIT (AP) — Andreas Athanasiou provided plenty of offense to make up for the loss of two key players. Athanasiou scored in the third period and had the only goal in a shootout , lifting the Detroit Red Wings over the scuffling New York Rangers 3-2 on Thursday night to snap an eight-game ...

Prep schedule

Saturday’s games Hockey State finals Division 3 At Plymouth Houghton vs. Detroit Country Day, 2:05 p.m. Gymnastics State individual finals at Rockford, TBA Monday’s games Girls’ basketball Regional tournaments Division 1 At Gaylord Midland Dow vs. Marquette, ...

Manistique hockey tourneys

Pictured on the left is Dennis Jankowski, Manistique Tourism Council President presenting a check for $4,000 to Phil Berger, Tournament Director of the Manistique Hockey Association. Funds will be used towards upcoming tournaments at the Little Bear West Arena. The second annual Big Spring ...

U.P. scores

Girls’ basketball Division 1 Marquette 62, Traverse City West 24 Division 2 Menominee 63, Gladstone 47 Division 3 Westwood 58, Gwinn 51 West Iron County 55, Calumet 41 Division 4 Munising 67, Mid Peninsula 35 Stephenson 57, North Central 50 Baraga 32, Chassell ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Hockey State semifinal Division 3 At Plymouth Houghton at Riverview Gabriel Richard, 11 a.m. Gymnastics State team finals at Rockford, 1:40 Girls’ basketball District tournaments Division 2 Menominee at Gladstone, 6 Division 4 Munisng vs. Mid ...

Briefs

Race postponed ESCANABA — The 35th Annual Slip-Sliding-Away five-mile run, scheduled for Sunday, has again been postponed due to the approacing winter storm. It has been rescheduled for March 17 at 2 p.m. For details contact John Vrancic (789-1237). Bilski earns honor GRAND RAPIDS — ...

U.P. scores

Boys’ basketball Regional finals Division 2 Ludington 49, Escanaba 32 Division 3 Iron Mountain 66, Traverse City St. Francis 52 Division 4 Dollar Bay 64, Forest Park 48 Pellston 82, Cedarville 68 Hockey State semifinal Division 2 Trenton 4, Marquette 0

Norse are excited to begin first ever baseball season

ESCANABA — The Bay College baseball team will begin its first ever campaign in Florida today. 22 players are on the Norse roster. Head coach Mike Pankow leads a roster that has 13 players from the Upper Peninsula, four from lower Michigan, three from Australia and two from Wisconsin. Bay ...