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Big Bay girls net win

GARDEN CORNERS — The Big Bay de Noc girls earned their first basketball victory this season, topping the Manistique Emeralds 46-38 here Saturday. Holli Stapleton led the Black Bears (1-3) with a season-high 23 points and 13 rebounds. Piper Jones added 10 points and Meagan Yonker collected ...

Emeralds release frustrations, get win

GARDEN CORNERS — The Manistique Emeralds got a chance to wash away a frustrating game from the night before by whipping Big Bay de Noc 71-47 in a non-conference boys basketball game here Saturday. The Emeralds, who were belted 74-44 by Ishpeming 24 hours earlier, vaulted to a 17-3 first ...

Braves win mat crown

KALKASKA — The Gladstone wrestlers gained top honors in Saturday’s Kalkaska Invitational, topping the Mancelona Ironmen 46-36 for the title. Gladstone had a 28-24 lead after Lane Matzke was pinned by Coleton Fredrickson with 10 seconds left in the 112-pound bout. The Braves then secured ...

Esky gymnasts second

MARQUETTE — The Escanaba gymnastic team turned in a strong performance here Friday, finishing second in a quadrangular meet. Superior 7 won the event with 120.65 points, Esky had 115.2, Negaunee 112.2 and Marquette 108.925. “I was very excited for all the girls, even if they didn’t ...

Esky bowlers pick up a pair of wins

MENOMINEE — The Escanaba bowling team picked up a pair of victories at Menominee Saturday. The girls team defeated Ishpeming 31-9 and are 5-0. Dakota Cloutier bowled a 569 series. The boys B team defeated Gladstone 38-2 to remain undefeated at 5-0. Tony Liss bowled a 511 series. The boys ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball Engadine at Manistique, ppd Stephenson at Rapid River, ppd Boys’ basketball Manistique at Munising, ppd Mid Peninsula at Superior Central, ppd Carney-Nadeau at Big Bay de Noc, ppd, possibly to Tuesday Menominee at Escanaba, ppd to ...

U.P. scores

Hockey Escanaba 8, Tawas Area 0 Houghton 7, Novi 3 Calumet 2, Brighton 1 Saginaw Heritage 8, Kingsford 0 Plymouth 9, Sault Ste. Marie 1 Boys basketball Manistique 71, Big Bay 47 Rapid River 61, Mid Pen 44 Brimley 86, Flint Inter. 52 Girls basketball Big Bay 46, Manistique 38

Briefs

Tech skaters fall MANKATO, Minn. - A power play goal with 5:36 left to play lifted Mankato State to a 4-2 victory over Michigan Tech here Saturday night, securing a weekend WCHA sweep. The Mavericks, who won 4-1 Friday night, gpt the game-winner from Charlie Gerard. They added an empty-net ...

Esky whips Tawas again

WELLS — For the second game in a row, the Escanaba hockey team mercied Tawas Area. The Eskymos won 8-0 here Saturday in a game that was called after the second period. The Eskymos (6-6) got on the board with an unassisted goal by Grant Wickham 4:48 into the game. Two minutes later, Ayden ...

Micheau lifts Rockets

ST. NICHOLAS — Junior Vincent Micheau tied a school record with eight three-pointers in a game to lead Rapid River past Mid Peninsula 61-44 here Saturday in a Skyline Central Conference boys’ basketball contest. Micheau got hot in the second half, pouring in 18 of his 24 points to help the ...

Jets avoid upset effort

POWERS — It wasn’t always pretty, but the North Central boys’ basketball team found a way to get it done. The Jets pulled away in the closing minute to upend Stephenson 60-53 here Thursday in a Skyline Central Conference meeting. The score was tied at 51 after Stephenson’s Joey ...

Esky girls clip Alpena

ALPENA — The Alpena High girls basketball team put together a solid performance to open the new year. The Wildcats got off to another fast start, found ways to score and were hot from beyond the three point line. But in the end the result was all too familiar as Alpena failed to put ...

Wolves find their rhythm just in time

HARRIS — Finding a rhythm on offense was a difficult task for two area boys’ basketball teams Thursday night. Carney-Nadeau did that just long enough in the third quarter, then hung on for a 46-44 triumph over Bark River-Harris in a physical Skyline Central Conference match-up. The ...

DeRocher stands tall as Alpena tops Esky

ALPENA — Escanaba’s boys couldn’t stop Chris Derocher Friday night and dropped a 79-67 basketball decision to the Alpena Wildcats. The 6-foot-6 senior center poured in 42 points and did all the free throw shooting for Alpena, hitting 13-of-18. “We didn’t have an answer for him all ...

Nordics pull away from Mid Peninsula

FELCH — Mid Peninsula hung with North Dickinson for half of Thursday night’s Skyline Central Conference basketball game., then fell to the Nordics 60-42. Mid Pen trailed 24-23 at halftime and 40-29 after the third quarter. “Their 3-point shooting was the difference,” said Mid Pen ...

Castor sets mark, Braves belt Gwinn

GWINN — The Gladstone Braves erupted in the third quarter here Friday night to upend Gwinn 69-49 in a Mid-Peninsula Conference boys basketball game. The Braves used a 28-5 third frame outburst to secure the victory and snap a four-game losing streak. Reece Castor led the Braves (3-5 ...

Braves prevail in triangular mat meet

KINGSFORD — Gladstone knocked off Iron Mountain and Kingsford in a high school wrestling quad meet Thursday. The Braves defeated the Mountaineers, 54-27, and host Flivvers, 51-18. Negaunee lost two matches on the night, falling to Iron Mountain, 48-25, and Kingsford, 42-28. “Everyone ...

Goodacre leads Rockets past Cougars

RAPID RIVER — Junior Kristin Goodacre led a second half surge to lead the Rapid River girls’ basketball team past Superior Central 36-24 in Skyline Central Conference action here Friday. With the Rockets leading 20-18 midway through the third quarter, Goodacre picked up a steal and score ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Gymnastics Marquette Invitational, 6 Hockey Tawas Area at Escanaba, 7 Girls’ basketball Escanaba at Alpena, 5:30 Manistique at Negaunee, 7:15 Republic-Michigamme at Mid Peninsula, 7:30 S. Central at Rapid River, 7:30 BR-H at Carney-Nadeau, 8 N. Central ...

Negaunee crushes Emeralds

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee High School girls basketball team continued its winning ways on Friday night at Lakeview Memorial Gym, rolling to a 60-17 victory over visiting Manistique. The Miners received 17 points from senior forward Abby Nelson and 11 from freshman center Alyssa Hill as ...