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Esky frosh down Gladstone gridders

ESCANABA — The Escanaba freshmen football team completed a three-game sweep of arch-rival Gladstone here Thursday, winning 40-16. The highlight of the game came on the second half kickoff when Escanaba’s Tyler Lawson returned the ball 88 yards for a touchdown. The Eskymos scored twice ...

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 Soccer NLL tournament at Beaver Island, TBA Football Escanaba at Oconto, Wis., 8 C-N at Stephenson, 7 Gladstone at Iron Mountain, 7 Manistique at Westwood, 7 Bark River-Harris at Gwinn, 7 North Central at Rapid River, 7 Saturday’s games Soccer NLL ...

U.P. scores

Football Eight-player Pickford 48, Cedarville 8 Rudyard 60, Onaway 14

Braves, Ems not keen on West PAC

ESCANABA — Several Mid-Peninsula Conference schools have applied to join the West PAC, but Gladstone and Manistique aren’t among them. Six schools from the M-PC — Gwinn, Iron Mountain, Ishpeming, Westwood, Negaunee and Norway — have applied to join the West PAC. If these teams are ...

Esky set for ‘Air’ Blue Devils

ESCANABA —After two straight emotional victories, Escanaba is set for a football air attack at Oconto, Wis. The Eskymos go across state lines for a nonconference game against a pass-happy Blue Devils’ offense. Kickoff is 7 p.m. CST. “They like to chuck the ball,” Esky coach Dave ...

High School Football Game of the Week

THE GAME: North Central (4-2) at Rapid River (7-0). WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. EDT LAST YEAR: North Central won twice, 76-18 in the regular season and 64-0 in the playoffs. TRENDING: The teams have played 18 times over the past 20 years, with North Central owning an 11-7 advantage. The Jets ...

Skyline champs

MUNISING — It was an exciting day for the Mid Peninsula girls’ cross country team Wednesday as it squeezed past Munising 42-43 for the Skyline Central Conference championship. Third-place Stephenson scored 72 points and Superior Central took fourth at 79. This marked the first ...

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Some schools disbanding grid teams

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — On a cool and rainy afternoon during the first week of classes at Centennial High School in this well-to-do Baltimore suburb, about 50 members of the boys’ cross-country team sauntered across the parking lot for their after-school run. Meanwhile, about 30 kids in ...

Ashbrook picks RPI for hockey

ESCANABA — Manistique standout hockey player Tristan Ashbrook has made his college decision and committed to Division I Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, N.Y. for 2018-19. Ashbrook, 19, is a Manistique native who enjoyed success with the Marquette Electricians and competed in ...

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 ...

Esky JVs roll

ESCANABA — The Escanaba jayvee football team improved to 6-2 by dominating the visiting Oconto Blue Devils 41-0 Tuesday night. Esky’s offense was led by Owen Baribeau, Kyle Krutina and Ethan Silverstone. Key blockers were linemen Garrett Johnson and Jake Burch. The Eskymos will conclude ...

Road race Sunday

ESCANABA — The Fourth Annual Escanaba Diehard four-mile run is set for Sunday at 2 p.m. in Ludington Park. Registration begins at 12:30 near the tennis courts. There is no entry fee. But freewill donations, which are optional, will be accepted. Ribbons will be awarded to the top three ...

Bot Trot Oct. 21

GLADSTONE — The Seventh Annual Bot Trot five-kilometer run/walk is set for Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. at Gladstone High School. Check-in and registration begins at 8:30. Entry fee is $20 through Saturday and $25 next week. Registration forms with playment can be sent to Gladstone FIRST Robotics ...

Prep schedule

Today’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, 7:30 S. Central at Munising, 7:30 N. Central at Carney-Nadeau, 8 Friday’s ...

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 ...

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Gladstone’s Maddie Lakosky bumps the ball sent from Ishpeming Tuesday night at Ishpeming High School.

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 ...