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Sports schedule: Saturday-Monday

Today’s games Wrestling Manistique at Gladwin Invitational, 8:15 a.m. Gladstone, BR-H at Kingsford Invitational, 9 a.m. Escanaba at Campbellsport, Wis. Invitational, 10 a.m. Swimming Gladstone at Marquette, 10 a.m. Competitive cheer Escanaba at Iron Mountain Invitational, 11 ...

Burt Angeli | The Daily News
Adam Mercier, shown coaching against North Dickinson Monday, likes another left-handed option on his team.

Jets adding ‘southpaw’ to arsenal

By Burt Angeli Daily News Sports Writer POWERS — North Central’s left-handed shooting competition has moved from practice to actual games. Jets junior Carter Holle launched a left-handed shot from past the 3-point line in the fourth quarter of Monday’s game at North Dickinson. The ...

Branstrom gets defensive

By Dennis Grall For the MHSAA Second Half ESCANABA — Mark Branstrom was a prolific scorer when he played at Perkins High School more than 40 years ago. Now, as coach of the Mid Peninsula Wolverines — the consolidated school that grew out of Perkins and Rock high schools in 1977 — ...

Area grads transition to next level

ESCANABA — The basketball season is well underway and area players are finding success at the college level. One player who’s made the transition to the Division I level at Western Michigan University is North Central freshman Jason Whitens. Whitens, who was named Class D AP Player of ...

Prep boys’ basketball leaders

PREP BASKETBALL TEAM OFFENSE School Games Pts Avg Gladstone 8 552 69.0 Escanaba 8 547 68.4 North Central 7 449 64.1 Carney-Nadeau 7 448 64.0 BR-Harris 6 380 63.3 Rapid River 7 413 59.0 Superior Central 6 343 57.2 Mid Peninsula 6 260 43.3 ...

Prep girls’ basketball leaders

PREP BASKETBALL TEAM OFFENSE School Games Pts Avg BR-Harris 10 545 54.5 Escanaba 8 394 49.3 Gladstone 9 403 44.7 Rapid River 7 305 43.6 Big Bay de Noc 8 340 42.5 Carney-Nadeau 8 330 41.3 Mid Peninsula 8 330 41.2 North Central ...

Gladstone swimmers sweep meet

MANISTIQUE — The Gladstone swim team swept Manistique in a dual meet Wednesday night with the girls winning 132-36 and the boys winning 107-47. The girls’ team won 11 of the 12 events with Abby Burnham winning the only event for Manistique taking the diving competition. For the Braves ...

Escanaba hosting hockey tournament

ESCANABA — The Hannahville Ice and Turf Complex will host a regional hockey tournament Saturday and Sunday for Squirt and Pee Wee teams. The teams are from various parts of the Upper Peninsula and games will be played all weekend. Visit www.eajha.org for specific game times and the entire ...

Games postponed

KINGSFORD — The Gladstone boys’ basketball game at Kingsford and all Escanaba athletic events today have been postponed due to weather and will be made up at a later date.

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Wrestling Escanaba at Gladstone, ppd. Girls’ basketball Kingsford at Escanaba, ppd. S. Central at Stephenson, 7:30 Boys’ basketball Stephenson at Big Bay, 7:30 Mid Pen at Carney-Nadeau, 8 S. Central at N. Dickinson, 8 Gladstone at Kingsford, ...

U.P. scores

Girls’ basketball Rudyard 45, DeTour 27 Pickford 50, Newberry 39 Cedarville 58, Posen 34 Boys’ basketball Ishpeming 59, Negaunee 54 Houghton 63, Gwinn 50

Sault downs Esky icers

WELLS — The Escanaba Eskymos had scoring chances galore Tuesday night. They were able to get just one puck past freshman goaltender Logan Raffaelle, however, in a 3-1 hockey loss to the Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils at the Hannahville Ice & Turf Complex. The Eskymos had three 5-on-3 ...

Mustangs survive BR-H showdown

HARRIS — Munising relied on its poise, patience, balance and experience Tuesday night in a girls’ basketball showdown at Bark River-Harris. The Mustangs, ranked No. 1 in the season’s first Upper Peninsula poll, made 10-of-14 free throws in the fourth quarter to break open a close game ...

FP tops Mid Pen, Esky falls

CRYSTAL FALLS — A last-second shot didn’t fall for the Mid Peninsula girls Tuesday night as they dropped a 35-34 basketball decision to the Forest Park Trojans. “We ran a play for Kennedy Englund, but they defended it well,” said Mid Pen coach Bob Reichel. “Unfortunately, Kennedy ...

Gladstone takes down Westwood

Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Senior Guard Cameron Mason scored 10 points but it wasn’t enough for the Westwood boys basketball team to overcome Class A-B-C No. 4 Gladstone, who defeated the Patriots 52-32 at the Patriots’ gym on Tuesday night. The Patriots fell to 3-4 this season ...

Escanaba youth wrestling practice

ESCANABA — Practice for Thursday Jan. 11th for 3 thru 8th grade will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. This is to allow coaches and youth wrestlers to attend the Escanaba vs Gladstone High school wrestling match in Gladstone. Thank you. Any question please call Sheila 280-8363.

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Swimming Gladstone at Manistique, 5 Wrestling BR-H, Manistique at Mun, 6 Thursday’s games Wrestling Escanaba at Gladstone, 6 Girls’ basketball Kingsford at Escanaba, 7:30 S. Central at Stephenson, 7:30 Boys’ basketball Stephenson at Big Bay, ...

U.P. scores

Girls’ basketball Marquette 61, Escanaba 50 Munising 56, BR-Harris 52 Forest Park 35, Mid Pen 34 Iron Mountain 59, Norway 32 Ishpeming 51, Gwinn 45 WIC 63, North Dickinson 35 Hancock 42, L’Anse 40 Calumet 45, Ontonagon 31 Houghton 57, P. Jeffers 28 Chassell 62, ...

Late free throw lifts Purdue past UM

ANN ARBOR — Isaac Haas made only 55 percent of his free throws as a freshman. Now a senior, the Purdue big man is a lot more reliable — and when he drew a foul in the final seconds of a tie game, the 7-foot-2 Haas was confident. “What goes through your head is all those times you ...

EagleHerald/Stephen Oman
Escanaba's Craig Kamin goes up for a shot against Menominee Monday at Menominee High School.

Pesky zone keys Eskymos

By Steve Oman soman@eagleherald.com MENOMINEE — The Escanaba boys’ basketball team pressured Menominee into turnovers and turned them into layups in an 87-57 win Monday night. The Eskymos played an extended 1-3-1 zone defense that gave the Maroons problems. “Our 1-3-1 has been ...