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Braves, Eskymos chase Gaylord at tournament

GAYLORD — Which would you rather do as an opposing wrestling team? Would you rather try to stop Gaylord or a powerful locomotive? The other teams may be tempted to choose the latter after the Blue Devils steamrolled their competition with 313 points in Saturday’s Northern Michigan ...

Hancock’s third-period blitz sinks Escanaba

WELLS — The Hancock hockey team broke open a tie game in the third period where it exploded for six goals on its way to a 9-3 win over Escanaba Saturday. “The first two periods weren’t up to our standards normally but I thought Escanaba played really well,” said Hancock coach Dan ...

Hannahville boys fall 65-27

KINROSS — Hannahville boys’ basketball coach Mark Gauthier gave his entire team a test Saturday at Maplewood Baptist. The Soaring Eagles put their all into the contest, but dropped a 65-27 decision to the Northern Lights League leaders. “I did a rotation with our 15 guys — five in, ...

Esky girls’ bowlers pick up first loss

ESCANABA — The Escanaba girls’ bowlers fell from the unbeaten ranks Saturday, dropping a 24-16 decision to Iron Mountain and bowing to Ishpeming 23-17 in the Esky-Gladstone Invitational at Bowl-a-Rama Lanes. Dakota Cloutier led the Esky A team (7-2) with a 610 series, which included 211 ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Swimming Manistique at Westwood, 4 Boys’ basketball Big Bay at Engadine, 7:30 Girls’ basketball Gwinn at Manistique, 7:30 Big Bay at Munising, 7:30 Engadine at Mid Pen, 7:30 Stephenson at Rapid River, 7:30 BR-Harris at N. Central, 7:30 Forest Park at ...

U.P. scores

Hockey Hancock 9, Escanaba 3 Calumet 5, Kingsford 5 Ashland, Wis. 3, Painesdale Jeffers 1 Sault Ste. Marie 5, Sault, Ont. Korah 2 Boys’ basketball Escanaba 60, Sault Ste Marie 48 Kinross Maplewood Baptist 65, Hannahville 27

Rockets down SC

EBEN — The Rapid River boys put together four solid quarters of basketball Friday night in a 64-45 triumph over the Superior Central Cougars. Rapid River led 20-6 after the first quarter and 33-14 at halftime of the Skyline Central Conference contest. “The guys came out with a lot of ...

U.P. scores

FRIDAY Boys’ basketball Negaunee 68, Manistique 30 North Dickinson 73, Mid Peninsula 68 (3 OT) C-N 56, Forest Park 53 BR-Harris 57, North Central 47 Rapid River 64, S. Central 45 Munising 61, Gwinn 47 Norway 48, West Iron County 43 Ironwood 50, Butternut, Wis. ...

Prep schedule: Saturday-Monday

Today’s games Girls’ basketball Hannahville at Kinross Maplewood Baptist, 8:30 a.m. Wrestling Escanaba, Gladstone at Gaylord, 10 a.m. Manistique Super Duals, 10 Boys’ basketball Hannahville at Kinross Maplewood Baptist, 10 a.m. Escanaba at Sault S Marie, ...

Eskymo Fan Club

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Eskymo Fan Club will conduct a meeting on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Escanaba High School library.

Eskymos get big test from powerhouse Coleman

ESCANABA — Throughout this wrestling season the Escanaba Eskymos have constantly been building for February. The process continued Thursday night as the Eskymos were provided with a stern test in a 50-22 loss to the Coleman Cougars, the fourth-ranked Division 3 team in Wisconsin. “Year ...

Broncos take down Jets

HARRIS — Round One goes to the Broncos. Host Bark River-Harris — playing like a reconditioned machine after a recent three-game losing streak — put it all together Friday night in a 57-47 victory against neighboring rival North Central. The Broncos bolted out to a 17-7 first-quarter ...

Broncos blitz Rockets

HARRIS — One wonders what happened at halftime in the Bark River-Harris girls’ basketball locker room Thursday night. Did Coach Josh Eagle break open a fresh case of energy drinks? Or did he deliver a good old-fashion scolding? No matter what happened, the Broncos responded. They ...

Kraemer sets the bar high at Bay

­ESCANABA — Bay College fans held their breath as Jordan Kraemer clutched her knee in pain. Just moments earlier, the Bay women’s basketball star hit the floor hard in a recent game against UW-Marathon. It was feared she suffered a cracked kneecap and may miss significant time. The ...

Top-ranked Hancock rolls against ‘timid’ Escanaba

By Eden Laase elaase@mininggazette.com HANCOCK — For the Hancock Bulldogs, there is nothing better than clicking on the Michigan Division 3 State rankings and seeing that “No. 1” listed next to their name. Rankings can be fun, head coach Dan Rouleau said. It’s a pride thing, a source ...

Mid Pen loses 3 OT thriller to North Dickinson boys

FELCH — Terry Brower enjoyed a career night Friday, but it wasn’t quite enough to keep the Mid Peninsula boys from dropping a 73-68 triple-overtime basketball decision to North Dickinson. Brower sank eight 3-pointers and hit a career-high 42 points in the Skyline Central Conference ...

Gladstone, North Central cagers cruise to victories

MANISTIQUE — The Gladstone girls used a variety of defenses Thursday night to post a 56-31 basketball triumph over the Manistique Emeralds. Gladstone led 13-5 after the first quarter and 34-14 at halftime of the Mid-Peninsula Conference outing. “It was an all-around effort one through ...

Gladstone swim team sweeps Sault Ste. Marie

ESCANABA — The Gladstone swim team honored its seniors Friday during Senior night and what a send off it was for them during their last home meet. The Braves swept Sault Ste. Marie with the girls winning 122-47 and the boys taking it 108-48. “This was a very good meet for us,” said ...

Gladstone blanks foes

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone wrestlers enjoyed a perfect night on the mat Thursday, blanking Menominee and Bark River-Harris 75-0. BR-H opened with a 30-24 victory over the Maroons. Vadym Torvinen got the Braves started on the right foot, pinning Menominee’s Tyler Heusinger two minutes, 24 ...