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Big Bay tops SC

GARDEN CORNERS — The Big Bay de Noc girls’ basketball team earned its first victory Friday night, defeating Superior Central 47-35. Holli Stapleton scored 19 points and Brooke Dalgord had 17 points to pace the Black Bears (1-1). Emma Rondeau led the Cougars with 11 points in their season ...

Braves’ swimmers compete at Westwood

WESTWOOD — The Gladstone swim team competed at its first meet Saturday at Westwood High School. The girls won four out of seven races and took two second- place finishes and one third place. They won the 200 medley, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly and 400 individual medley relays. The boys ...

Escanaba High School bowling

ESCANABA — The Escanaba girls “A” bowling team beat Iron Mountain 30-10 led by Lindsey Juhl with a 504 series. The girls “B” team won 40-0 over Menominee led by Olivia Toth with a 412 series. Josh Worthen bowled a 481 series to lead the boys “A” team, but it lost to Iron ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball Escanaba at Marinette, 7:30 Bark River at Gwinn, 7:30 Stephenson at S. Central, 7:30 Boys’ basketball Supeior Central at Big Bay, 7:30 C-N at Rapid River, 7:30 Forest Park at Mid Pen, 7:30 Tuesday’s games Swimming Marquette at ...

U.P. scores

Hockey Kingsford 8, Ashland, Wis. 4 Hancock 6, Traverse City Central 0 Marquette 4, Romeo 0 Gaylord 5, Negaunee 2 Hartland 6, Houghton 2 Utica Eisenhower 4, Sault Ste. Marie 3 Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook 6, Calumet 5 Girls’ basketball Escanaba 38, Sault Ste Marie 37

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Green Bay’s Aaron Jones celebrates his touchdown run Sunday  in overtime, giving the Packers a 26-20 win against Tampa Bay at Lambeau Field.

OT win keeps Pack season alive

GREEN BAY — Dean Lowry estimates that he could run a 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds. Watching him rumble down the field on a 62-yard fumble return for a touchdown might have felt like an eternity to fans at Lambeau Field. Lowry’s score highlighted a solid effort for the Packers’ defense, ...

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Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford is sacked by Baltimore  linebacker Terrell Suggs in the second half Sunday. Stafford completed a team-record 20 straight passes and left late in the fourth quarter with a bruised right hand.

Ravens rev up offense, rout Lions

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens got another ball-swiping performance from their opportunistic defense, and this time — for a change — the offense also contributed to a significant victory. Joe Flacco threw for 269 yards and two touchdowns, and the Ravens forced three pivotal ...

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Members of the Escanaba gymnastics team are front row from left: Assistant coach Jayna Ray, Sarah Peippo, Nina Kregelka, Emma Quaghebeur, Ellie Pepin and coach Lyndsey Rogers. Back row from left: Mckenna Thibeault, Madison Block, Morgan Heidt and Meghan Martin.

Escanaba gymnastics is back

ESCANABA — The Escanaba gymnastics program is back after a year off and it has a new coach to lead it into its new campaign. Lyndsey Rogers will take over the program from Theresa Pascoe and Karen Flynn and is eager to get the season underway. “I’m really excited to get the program ...

Gaylord shocks Esky icers in OT

WELLS — The Gaylord Blue Devils didn’t pull a rabbit out of a hat Friday night, although it may have seemed like it to the Escanaba Eskymos. Gaylord scored twice in the final 18 seconds of regulation and again in overtime for a stunning 5-4 hockey victory at the Hannahville Ice & Turf ...

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North Central’s Jadie Linder (left) gets a shot off over Rapid RIver’s Kristin Goodacre during the first quarter Friday at Rapid River.

Free throws lift Rapid River

RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River girls basketball team held off North Central with a big fourth quarter to close out the 45-38 victory against the Jets. “There’s always things to work on but overall it was a good effort,” said Rapid River coach Mitch Hall. “Our defense played real ...

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Esky’s Howes gets regional award

ESCANABA — Dave Howes led the Escanaba football team on its best state playoff run since 1981. For his efforts, Howes has been selected a regional Coach of the Year by the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association. Escanaba finished its season with a 10-3 record. The Eskymos ...

Fast start sparks BR-H

HARRIS — Pressure defense and varsity experience paid off for the Bark River-Harris girls’ basketball team Friday night. The Broncos forced some early turnovers and relied on their veterans to defeat visiting Forest Park 53-41 in Skyline Central Conference action. BR-H (1-1) also used a ...

Sports schedule

Today’s games Women’s basketball Bay College vs. Mott CC at Port Huron, 2 Men’s basketball Bay College vs. Mott CC at Port Huron, 4 Hockey Gaylord at Escanaba, 7 Girls’ basketball Manistique at Negaunee, 7:30 Gladstone at Gwinn, 7:30 S. Central at Big Bay, 7:30 N. ...

Linder leads Wolves to win against Mid Peninsula cagers

CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau relied on its defense Friday night as it earned a 36-31 victory over Mid Peninsula. “Defensively we played well,” said Carney coach Travis Depuydt. “They didn’t get a lot of good looks throughout the night. That’s why we won.” Both teams struggled to ...

U.P. scores

Girls’ basketball Ewen-Trout 44, Baraga 31 L’Anse 66, Lake Linden 22 Pickford 45, Posen 38 Inland Lakes 42, DeTour 31 Hockey Kingsford 7, P. Jeffers 5 L’Anse 3, Negaunee 1

Bay women fall to Mott

PORT HURON — The Bay College women’s basketball team got off to a hot start Friday night but couldn’t hold on as Mott Community College came back to beat the Norse 66-62. Despite the loss Bay coach Rae Drake, Jr. was very pleased with the way his team played. “We played extremely ...

Hot Spartans wear down Notre Dame

EAST LANSING — Tom Izzo is usually hard to please, consistently finding fault with his teams following victories. After No. 3 Michigan State beat No. 5 Notre Dame 81-63 on Thursday night, he looked and sounded uncharacteristically happy after a game. “I shouldn’t complain about one ...

Sports schedule

Today’s games Swimming Gladstone at Westwood Invitational, 11 a.m. Girls’ basketball Escanaba at Sault Marie, 2:30 Women’s basketball Bay College vs. St. Clair County CC at Port Huron, 3 Men’s basketball Bay College vs. St. Clair County CC at Port Huron, 5 Monday’s ...

Surging Canadiens down slumping Red Wings

DETROIT — Now on their longest winning streak of the season, the Montreal Canadiens have recovered from their terrible start. Brendan Gallagher scored twice, and his Montreal teammates added three goals in the second period on the way to a 6-3 victory over the struggling Detroit Red Wings ...