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Esky gymnasts finish second at PEAK meet

MARQUETTTE — The Escanaba gymnastics team traveled to Marquette for the PEAK meet Saturday and placed second among four teams with 118.30 points. Superior 7 took first place at 128.05, followed by Esky, Negaunee (110.95) and Marquette (106.20). “We are so proud of the way our gymnasts ...

Bay men get road win

CHICAGO — The Bay College men’s basketball team used a big second half to pull away from NJCAA Division 1 Harry S. Truman College 79-65 here Saturday. Kobi Barnes and Christian Alexander dominated inside, as the Norse took advantage of their size. Barnes scored 19 and Alexander chipped ...

Mid Pen falls to Mustangs

MUNISING — The Mid Peninsula boys couldn’t match Munising’s scoring balance here Saturday night and dropped a 76-37 decision to the third-ranked Mustangs. Munising placed five in double digits in the Skyline Central Conference outing, led by Josh Huotari’s 14 points. Anthony Mattson, ...

Six area wrestlers advance to states

ESCANABA — Six area wrestlers qualified for the individual state tournament by placing among the top four in their respective weight classes in regional meets Saturday. A pair of Gladstone grapplers met in a Division 3 regional title bout at Kalkaska as Michael Brazeau pinned Lane Matzke ...

BR-H flexes its muscle

HARRIS — Once it gets rolling, the Bark River-Harris girls basketball team can be tough to stop. The Broncos proved that again with a convincing 70-43 victory over Skyline Central rival Carney-Nadeau here Thursday night. After Carney’s Layla Blahnik-Thoune tripled to tie the score at 18 ...

Taking care of business

ESCANABA — Different defense, different result. The Escanaba boys adjusted their game plan from an earlier meeting with Houghton, earning a 57-36 basketball victory over the Gremlins here Friday night. Houghton won the first time, 60-52 in the Copper Country Dec. 11. “We played a ...

Tough defense leads Mid Pen past Big Bay

ST. NICHOLAS — The Mid Peninsula girls found their shooting touch just long enough Thursday night to post a 44-28 basketball victory over the Big Bay de Noc Black Bears. Mid Pen led 15-12 after the opening frame of this Skyline Central Conference match-up, then opened the second stanza with ...

Braves cruise past Maroons

MENOMINEE — The last time the Menominee boys basketball team played up in Gladstone, the team suffered its seconds biggest loss of the season in a 91-50 blowout that saw the No. 3 ranked Braves put up 65 points in the first half. If Friday’s 71-53 Great Northern Conference loss showed ...

Esky icers get big road win

HANCOCK — Quite a while had passed since Escanaba posted a hockey victory in Hancock. The Eskymos changed that Thursday night by hanging on for a 6-5 triumph over the Bulldogs at the Houghton County Arena, improving to 11-10 with their third straight win. “This is absolutely a boost for ...

Rockets run away from Wolverines

RAPID RIVER — After a bit of a slow start, the Rapid River boys’ basketball team kicked it into high gear to blow by Mid Peninsula 63-39 here Friday night. The Rockets led 30-21 at the half before pulling away for a convincing Skyline Central Conference win. “They’re scrappy,” ...

Braves pull away from Gwinn for road win

GWINN — There are several things that can cause a basketball team to lose a game, but two of the most common are missed shots and foul trouble. That’s what the Gwinn girls team had to deal with Thursday night against Gladstone. The Modeltowners looked to be in control early in the game ...

Tough second quarter dooms Rapid River girls

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Forest Park girls basketball team outperformed the Rapid River Rockets 59-32 here Friday. The Skyline Central Conference contest was decided by the end of the second half. Rapid River started the second quarter ahead, but a dominant quarter from the Trojans increased ...

Esky girls clip Ishpeming

ISHPEMING — One bad quarter is what hurt the Ishpeming girls basketball team in a 53-47 nonconference loss to Escanaba on Thursday night. Down by four going into the second quarter, the Eskymos outscored the Hematites 17-7 to go into halftime up 25-19. Despite being hit with foul ...

Fast starts boosts C-N

CARNEY — A fast start helped the Carney-Nadeau boys’ basketball team cruise past North Dickinson here Friday night. Beau Koffman came out on fire for the Wolves, scoring 11 points in the first quarter, on his way to a game-high 15 in the Skyline Central Conference contest. “He’s ...

Jets fly past Rockets

RAPID RIVER — A balanced scoring attack carried the fifth-ranked North Central girls to a 70-46 basketball victory over the Rapid River Rockets here Thursday night. The Jets scored four in double digits while improving to 10-4 overall and 10-3 in the Skyline Central Conference. Jadie ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Wrestling Individual regionals D-2 (Escanaba) at Gaylord, 9:30 a.m. D-3 (Gladstone) at Kalkaska, 9:30 a.m. D-4 (BR-H, Manistique) at Charlevoix, TBA Swimming U.P. Finals at Marquette 10 a.m Competitive cheer districts D-4 (Manistique) at Bethren, 11 D-3 ...

Eagles outshoot Black Bears

GARDEN CORNERS — Losing two key players in overtime proved to be too much to overcome for the Big Bay de Noc boys basketball team here Thursday in a Skyline Central Conference game. The Black Bears lost Kellen Thill and Travis Johnson in the extra session as Stephenson pulled away for a ...

U.P. scores

Boys’ basketball Escanaba 57, Houghton 36 Gladstone 71, Menominee 53 Rapid River 63, Mid Pen 39 North Central 42, Norway 40 Carney-Nad. 56, N. Dickinson 45 Forest Park 75, BR-Harris 67 Iron Mountain 82, Hancock 36 L’Anse 54, West Iron County 50 Calumet 66, Gwinn ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Girls’ basketball NLL tournament at Rudyard, TBA Superior Central at Munising, 6 Rapid River at Forest Park, 8 Boys’ basketball NLL tournament at Rudyard, TBA Sup. Central at Munising, 7:30 Manistique at Ishpeming, 7:30 Mid Pen at Rapid River, ...

Briefs

Games postponed MUNISING — The Superior Central boys’ and girls’ basketball games, scheduled for Friday, were postponed due to poor weather and road conditions. No make-up date has been set. For the record ESCANABA — Friday’s paper had a story in it about the boys basketball game ...