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Esky icers top Miners for first win

By Ryan Stieg Journal Sports Writer NEGAUNEE — After the first period Monday night, it looked as if the hockey game between Escanaba and Negaunee would be a tight one until the final horn. But things got out of control in the second period as the Eskymos erupted for six goals in those ...

Jets cruise by Eagles

POWERS — North Central relied on its depth and a solid second half to defeat the Stephenson boys’ basketball team 71-50 Monday in the season opener. Ten players scored for the Jets, led by Noah Gorzinski’s 17 points and Austin Poupore’s 15 points as North Central won its 84th straight ...

MHSAA to switch skeds for tourneys

EAST LANSING — The boys’ and girls’ state basketball tournaments will switch schedules for the 2018-19 season, according to the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Representative Council which approved the change during its fall meeting Dec. 1. Since the girls’ season moved ...

Elk Hoop Shoot set

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest is set for Saturday at Holy Name School. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. and the contest begins at noon. The contest is open to all boys and girls ages 8 to 13. Contestants must be at least 8 and no older than 13 as of April 1, ...

Sports schedule

Tonight’s games Swimming Marquette at Manistique, 5 Boys’ basketball Ishpeming at Gladstone, 7:15 Escanaba at Negaunee, 7:30 Manistique at I. Mountain, 7:45 Girls’ basketball Gladstone at Marquette, 7:15 Norway at Rapid River, 7:30 Negaunee at Escanaba, 7:30 Mid Pen ...

U.P. scores

Boys’ basketball Rapid River 56, C-N 53 Superior Central 54, Big Bay 33 North Central 71, Stephenson 50 Forest Park 58, Mid Pen 41 Kingsford 59, Houghton 42 Solon Springs 66, Ironwood 52 Bessemer 71, P. Jeffers 63 Wakefield-Marenisco 69, Republic-Michigamme 43 Ewen-Trout ...

Esky stuns Sault cagers

By Rob Roos The Sault News SAULT STE. MARIE — Escanaba dug in on defense and upended Sault High 38-37 in a girls basketball season opener Saturday afternoon Lexi Chaillier scored 12 points and added four rebounds and two steals, while Nicole Kamin had 11 points, seven rebounds and ...

Norse women get victory at SC4 tourney

PORT HURON, Mich. — Jordan Kraemer hit 28 points Saturday, leading the Bay College women to a 64-58 basketball victory over St. Clair County Community College. The Norse (4-5) led by as much as 55-40 with seven minutes left in the contest, but two long 3-point shots by Chante Parker helped ...

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

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...