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Cougars rout ND, BR-H falls

EBEN — The Superior Central football team went back to the basics on a rainy Saturday and rolled to a 62-6 Western Eight Conference victory against visiting North Dickinson. Roubens Fink carried six times for 157 yards and three touchdowns and Beau Rondeau totaled 229 yards rushing and two ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Volleyball Escanaba at Norway, 7:30 Munising at North Central, 7:30 Stephenson at S. Central, 7:30 Tuesday’s games Volleyball Rapid River at Big Bay, 6 Gwinn at Manistique, 7 Gladstone at Ishpeming, 7 BR-Harris at N. Dickinson, 7:15 Stephenson at NC, 7:30

U.P. grid scores

Football 11-player Gogebic 14, Bark River-Harris 0 West Iron County 20, Eagle River, Wis. 8 Lake Linden-Hubbell 12, Houghton 8 Eight-player Superior Central 62, North Dickinson 6 Ontonagon 80, Bear Lake 0

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Green Bay’s Richard Rodgers (82) and Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrate a touchdown late in the second half against the Dallas.

Packers KO Cowboys

ARLINGTON, Texas — Aaron Rodgers had more magic in store for the Dallas Cowboys, who can’t seem to find the mojo that carried them a year ago. Rodgers threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams with 11 seconds remaining, lifting the Packers over Dallas 35-31 on Sunday in another ...

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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) is sacked by Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short (99) during the second half Sunday. Stafford was sacked six times in the loss to the Panthers.

Panthers hold off Lions

DETROIT — Cam Newton can feel his arm getting stronger every day, steadily rehabbing it even when it is feeling good after having surgery in March on his rotator cuff. The rest of the NFL is seeing the results. Newton threw three touchdowns for the second straight week to help the ...

U.P. grid scores

11-player Escanaba 35, Gladstone 14 Marquette 55, Lakeland, Wis. 14 Hancock 56, Gwinn 32 Negaunee 42, Manistique 8 Newberry 28, Norway 14 Frankfort 42, St. Ignace 6 Kingsford 42, Iron Mountain 7 Menominee 42, Sault 6 Westwood 2, Ishpeming 0 Calumet 22, L’Anse 14 Munising 33, ...

Prep schedule: Saturday-Monday

Today’s games Volleyball Carney-Nadeau, Rapid River, Superior Central at Marquette (NMU Invitational), TBA Escanaba Invitational, 9 a.m. Cross country Bay College at Lawrence University Invitational, 11 a.m. Manistique at Sault Ste. Marie Invitational, 2 Football North Dickinson at ...

Braves take IM to the wire

GLADSTONE — The fans who attended the Gladstone-Iron Mountain volleyball match Thursday night sure got a treat. Both teams battled back and forth with the Mountaineers pulling it out 3-2 (20-25, 25-19, 25-20, 21-25, 15-12). “They’re a good solid team and as you can see I substituted a ...

Eskymos make statement, playoffs

ESCANABA — Escanaba blocked an early punt, played standout defense and rolled past rival Gladstone 35-14 on a gorgeous Friday night at Escanaba Athletic Field. An estimated Parents night crowd of nearly 2,300 fans came out to watch the Eskymos (6-1) beat Gladstone (6-1) for the seventh ...

It’s Marquette’s day at Gladstone Invitational

FLAT ROCK — Thursday was a good day for cross country at Beauchamp’s Grove in Flat Rock. It was a day with cool temperatures and overcast skies. It also was, as Marquette coach Kyle Detmers said: “A good day to be a Redmen ... and Redette.” Much to Detmers’ delight, Marquette ...

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The Rapid River football team celebrates on the field after defeating Stephenson 16-14 Friday night at Rapid River.

Rockets stun top-ranked Eagles

RAPID RIVER — Rapid River and Stephenson met Friday night in the battle of the top two teams in eight-player football and they did not disappoint. The No. 2 ranked Rockets pulled out the upset 16-14 in what was a defensive battle. “We told our guys you have to believe every week and ...

Wolverines get sweep on Big Bay

ST. NICHOLAS — The Mid Peninsula volleyball team put it all together Thursday night and swept Big Bay de Noc 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-21). The Wolverines excelled in most areas of the game except at the service line. “The girls played a lot of team ball tonight,” Mid Pen coach Emily ...

North Central routs Wolves, sets sights on Rapid River

POWERS — The North Central football team came to play Friday as it blew out Carney-Nadeau 82-6. The Jets had all phases working as they had two interceptions returned for touchdowns from Travis Bentley and Noah Gorinski. Lucas Dombrowski returned a punt return 47 yards for touchdown and ...

Tickets available for EHS-Gladstone game

ESCANABA — Tickets will be available at the gate for today’s Escanaba-Gladstone varsity football game at the Escanaba Athletic Field. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. game. The rivalry game pits Escanaba (5-1) against Gladstone (6-0) on Parents Night for the Eskymos.

Miners take down Manistique

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee football team had an opportunity to move one step closer to a playoff bid Friday night and made sure to take advantage of it. The Miners led 20-0 after one quarter and continued to pile it on for a 42-8 blowout win over Manistique. Negaunee receiver Drew DuShane ...

SC hires Prunick as boys’ cage coach

EBEN — Chris Prunick has been named the boys’ varsity basketball coach at Superior Central High School. He previously was an assistant coach for seven years under Negaunee coach Dan Waterman and is a graduate of Munising High School. “I want us to get better every single day and outwork ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Football Manistique at Negaunee, 7 Stephenson at Rapid River, 7 Gladstone at Escanaba, 7 Carney-Nadeau at North Central, 7 Saturday’s games Volleyball Carney-Nadeau, Rapid River, Superior Central at Marquette (NMU Invitational), TBA Escanaba Invitational, 9 ...

A good rivalry is needed this week

ESCANABA — Move up your fish fry Friday night — it’s time for another Gladstone-Escanaba football game. Yes, it’s rivalry week and the talk around water coolers at area financial institutions, factories and other work places is this darn football game. No disrespect to Michigan vs. ...

Rapid River hosting Eagles in showdown

RAPID RIVER — Stephenson looks like a legitimate state championship contender in eight-player football. The Eagles, who are ranked No. 1 in the Upper Peninsula and in the state, will bring their high-octane attack to Rapid River Friday night in a showdown of unbeatens in the Western Eight ...

High School Football Game of the Week

THE GAME: Gladstone (6-0) at Escanaba (5-1). WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m., Escanaba Athletic Field. AT STAKE: Rivalry game, non-conference. Esky can clinch automatic playoff berth with a win. Gladstone has earned its playoff berth. LAST YEAR: Escanaba 19, Gladstone 12. THE SERIES: Esky leads ...