Local Sports

Marquette sweeps GNC meet

ESCANABA — Then there were four. Four is the number of schools, which sponsor cross country, remaining in the Great Northern Conference. Marquette swept both ends of the title, with the girls winning for the 18th consecutive year and the boys taking their fifth straight ...

Eskymos beat Oconto for sixth straight win

­OCONTO, Wis. — The Escanaba football team took advantage of opportunities, played stellar defense and reeled of its sixth straight with a 21-7 decision Friday night against the host Oconto Blue Devils. Fullback Cody Vandermissen scored on a pair of first-half touchdown runs and linebacker ...

Aggressive Forest Park spikes Rapid River

RAPID RIVER — The Forest Park volleyball team came ready to play Thursday night as it swept Rapid River 3-0 (26-24, 25-17, 25-15). Rapid River gave Forest Park a fight in the early going, but the Trojans came out of the first set victorious and were just too much for the Rockets through the ...

Sonic Jets

RAPID RIVER — It was homecoming night at Rapid River Friday, but North Central did all the celebrating after a 36-0 eight-player football triumph over the top-ranked Rockets. The victory, in all probability, enabled the Jets to qualify for the post-season. North Central, which improved to ...

Bray enjoys role as AD for Cougars

EBEN — Buchanan native Kris Bray considers herself an “Honorary Yooper.” Even though she’s been at Superior Central Schools since 1999, she still leans toward the honorary tag. “I am an Honorary Yooper,” Bray said. “One of my kids told me so. One time I put duct tape over my ...

Gladstone rolls past IM, clinches M-PC title

IRON MOUNTAIN — Gladstone’s first season in the Mid-Peninsula Conference football ranks resulted in a championship Friday at Mountaineer Stadium. Upset-minded Iron Mountain jumped out to a 12-0 lead but Gladstone took over in the second half for a 28-12 victory. Quarterback Darin Johnson ...

Ten Sweetgrass alums advance to LPGA Tour

By Dennis Grall For the Daily Press ESCANABA — Sweetgrass Golf Club was a crucial stop for members of the Symetra Tour this season. Ten women who played in the seventh edition of the Island Resort Championship in June have advanced to the LPGA Tour. Each season the top 10 money winners ...

Road race Sunday

ESCANABA — The Fourth Annual Escanaba Diehard four-mile run is set for Sunday at 2 p.m. in Ludington Park. Registration begins at 12:30 near the tennis courts. There is no entry fee. But freewill donations, which are optional, will be accepted. Ribbons will be awarded to the top three ...

Wolves sweep North Central

CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau Wolves avoided a letdown in the third set Thursday night as they posted a 3-0 (25-7, 25-10, 26-24) volleyball triumph over the North Central Jets. “We kind of relaxed a little,” said Carney coach Steve Kedsch. “We made a few unforced errors and it seemed to ...

Prep schedule

Saturday’s games Soccer NLL tournament at Beaver Island, TBA Cross country Bay College at Wisconsin-Oshkosh, noon Football Superior Central at Flint Michigan School for the Deaf, 1 Monday’s games Volleyball Newberry at Manistique, 7 Mid Peninsula at Superior Central, ...

Gladstone’s Bruce wins M-PC race

NEGAUNEE — Adam Bruce was nearly in top form Thursday as he captured the Mid-Peninsula Conference cross country title at the Negaunee Township Hall. The Gladstone junior covered the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes, 42 seconds. He was followed by Ishpeming’s Spencer Giroux (17:21) and ...

U.P. grid scores

Football 11-player Escanaba 21, Oconto, Wis. 7 Gladstone 28, Iron Mountain 12 Bark River-Harris 28, Gwinn 14 Westwood 44, Manistique 8 Ishpeming 20, St. Ignace 14 Marquette 35, Negaunee 19 Kingsford 42, Menominee 21 Norway 21, Lake Linden-Hubbell 11 West Iron County 30, ...

Esky frosh down Gladstone gridders

ESCANABA — The Escanaba freshmen football team completed a three-game sweep of arch-rival Gladstone here Thursday, winning 40-16. The highlight of the game came on the second half kickoff when Escanaba’s Tyler Lawson returned the ball 88 yards for a touchdown. The Eskymos scored twice ...

Harvest run

WILSON — The Second Annual Harris Volunteer Fire Department Harvest Run is set for Saturday at 9 a.m. at Getzloff Corn Maze on County Road 551. Packet pick-up takes place from 7-8:30. Entry fee is $30.

Prep schedule

Today’s games Soccer NLL tournament at Beaver Island, TBA Football Escanaba at Oconto, Wis., 8 C-N at Stephenson, 7 Gladstone at Iron Mountain, 7 Manistique at Westwood, 7 Bark River-Harris at Gwinn, 7 North Central at Rapid River, 7 Saturday’s games Soccer NLL ...

U.P. scores

Football Eight-player Pickford 48, Cedarville 8 Rudyard 60, Onaway 14

Braves, Ems not keen on West PAC

ESCANABA — Several Mid-Peninsula Conference schools have applied to join the West PAC, but Gladstone and Manistique aren’t among them. Six schools from the M-PC — Gwinn, Iron Mountain, Ishpeming, Westwood, Negaunee and Norway — have applied to join the West PAC. If these teams are ...

Esky set for ‘Air’ Blue Devils

ESCANABA —After two straight emotional victories, Escanaba is set for a football air attack at Oconto, Wis. The Eskymos go across state lines for a nonconference game against a pass-happy Blue Devils’ offense. Kickoff is 7 p.m. CST. “They like to chuck the ball,” Esky coach Dave ...

High School Football Game of the Week

THE GAME: North Central (4-2) at Rapid River (7-0). WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. EDT LAST YEAR: North Central won twice, 76-18 in the regular season and 64-0 in the playoffs. TRENDING: The teams have played 18 times over the past 20 years, with North Central owning an 11-7 advantage. The Jets ...

Skyline champs

MUNISING — It was an exciting day for the Mid Peninsula girls’ cross country team Wednesday as it squeezed past Munising 42-43 for the Skyline Central Conference championship. Third-place Stephenson scored 72 points and Superior Central took fourth at 79. This marked the first ...