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Tech skaters split MADISON, Wis. — Michigan Tech’s hockey team picked up its first win of the season here Friday, defeating No. 14 Wisconsin 6-2. The Huskies took advantage of the power play by scoring five goals. Five different players scored and goaltender Matt Juruisk stopped 25 ...

Eskymos win playoff thriller

ESCANABA — Nicolas Ramos picked off a pass at the one-yard line with six seconds left and Escanaba hung on to knock off Ludington 27-20 in a Division 4 pre-district thriller here Saturday. The Eskymos (8-2) scored with 50 seconds left in the game on a hook-and-ladder where quarterback Craig ...

Orioles fly into Esky for playoffs

ESCANABA — Garrett Meeker was in elementary school the last time Ludington visited Escanaba in playoff football. His brother, Boyd Meeker, was the quarterback in 2011 when the Eskymos knocked off the Orioles 35-21. Now Garrett is the quarterback of the Orioles as they look to change those ...

Jets are ousted by Forest Park

POWERS — Forest Park showed its championship mettle by scoring two fourth quarter touchdowns here Friday night to shock North Central 36-24l in the opening round of the eight-player Division 2 playoffs. The defending state champions, CFFP featured a punishing backfield tandem of juniors ...

Rockets serve up win

POWERS — North Central came out swinging but it was Rapid River which came out victorious in a regular season volleyball finale here Thursday. The Rockets won 3-0 (25-23, 25-13, 25-11) behind excellent serving from Brittany Schwartz and Jenna Rubick. The Jets (2-13) jumped out to an 8-3 ...

Rockets advance

ENGADINE — An outstanding defensive effort enabled the Rapid River Rockets to pull off a stunning 20-18 victory over Engadine in the opening round of the regional eight-player postseason here Friday night. The Rockets (7-3) will now host Forest Park (6-4) Friday night in the regional ...

Braves’ Bruce has another XC award

ISHPEMING — Gladstone senior Adam Bruce and Negaunee junior Emily Paupore had stellar cross country seasons and were rewarded for their efforts during the annual fall meeting of the Upper Peninsula Cross Country Coaches’ Association Thursday. Bruce was selected Male Runner of the Year ...

NMU women cagers top GLIAC North preseason voting

HOUGHTON —Northern Michigan University and Michigan Tech University have been picked to finish second and third in GLIAC North Division men’s basketball this season. Ferris State, which won the NCAA Division II title last year, is the preseason favorite in voting by GLIAC coaches. The ...

Broncos slip past CFFP

HARRIS — Bark River-Harris prevailed over Forest Park 3-2, winning the tie-breaker fifth set 15-8 here Thursday in Skyline Central Conference volleyball. BR-H won the opening set 25-18 totaling six service aces, three by Lilian Stenberg and two from Madison Draze. Makena Lockwood had five ...

Hoffmeyer bowls 15th perfect game

ESCANABA — Hitting a 300 game is nothing new to Terry Hoffmeyer. He has been there and done that. Hoffmeyer rolled his 15th perfect game Oct. 17 while bowling for PONSSE in the Wednesday Bowl-a-Rama Major League. “It was nice to do,” said Hoffmeyer, who also hit a perfect game last ...

Carney spikers sweep Maroons

CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau Wolves swept Menominee in a regular season volleyball finale here Thursday. The Wolves won 25-23, 25-6, 25-23. “We had a few more unforced errors than we would have liked tonight,” Wolves’ coach Steve Kedsch said. “The second set was much better for us — ...

Prep schedule

Today’s game Football 11-player Division 4 district Ludington at Escanaba, 1 Monday’s games Volleyball districts Division 3 Manistique at Bark River-Harris, 7 Division 4 Forest Park at North Central, 7 Hannahville at North Dickinson, 7 Big Bay de Noc vs. Superior Central at Mid ...

Mid Pen swept by Stephenson

ST. NICHOLAS — Defense helped Stephenson sweep Mid Peninsula 25-15, 25-15, 25-18 here Thursday night. “We had a lot of attack atempts, but they picked up everything. Their defense was real strong,” said coach Emily Kayser. “The girls played well, but Stephenson was all over the ...

Briefs

For the record ESCANABA — The names of two Ontonagon players selected to the Great Lakes Eight all-conference football team were spelled incorrectly. The players selected were Phil Voss and Eli Huntzinger, not Phil Bass and Noah Huntzinger.

Lawrence named offensive MVP of GNC spike loop

KINGSFORD — Kaliea Lawrence has been selected offensive MVP in the Great Northern Conference by the league’s volleyball coaches. Mikaila Graham of Marquette is the defensive MVP. Taleise Lawrence of Gladstone was voted to the first team along with Lexi Chaillier and Jalin Olson of ...

U.P. scores

11 player football Division 6 Region 1, District 1 —Calumet 6, Ishpeming Westwood 0 Division 8 Region 1, District 1 — Ishpeming 52, Gwinn 6 Region 1, District 1 — West Iron County 28, Rogers City 8 8 Player Division 1 Region 1 — Pickford 51, Fife Lake Forest Area ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Football Eight-player Division 2 regionals Forest Park at North Central, 7 Rapid River at Engadine, 7 Saturday’s game Football 11-player Division 4 district Ludington at Escanaba, 1

Briefs

Menominee has new H of F class MENOMINEE — Seven former inductees of the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame have been selected to their hometown Hall. Joining the Menominee High School Athletic Hall of Fame are UPSHF inductees Mike Shatusky, Jack Streidel, Ron “Satch” Englund, Bob ...

8-player showdown in Powers

ESCANABA - In a matchup of the past three 8-player Division 2 state champions, North Central hosts defending state champion Forest Park Trojans Friday to open the MSHAA playoffs. North Central had its back-to-back (2015-16) championship run stopped last year in the opening round of the ...

Rockets get another chance at Engadine

ESCANABA — Two weeks ago Engadine upended Rapid River 30-12. The teams collide again Friday but the stakes have increased as the rematch is the opening round of the postseason. Who, if anyone, gets the advantage from that first meeting? “I don’t know that anybody has the advantage in ...