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For the record

ESCANABA — The Bark River-Harris at Stephenson boys’ basketball game was played as scheduled Friday night and not postponed as reported moments before the deadline to The Daily Press. BR-H won 69-29.

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball Norway at Bark River-Harris, 7:30 Newberry at Manistique, 7:30 Boys’ basketball Manistique at Engadine, 7:30 North Central at Norway, 8 Friday’s games Swimming Houghton at Gladstone (YMCA), 2 Boys’ basketball Big Bay de Noc at ...

U.P. scores

Girls’ basketball Escanaba 69, Gwinn 55 Negaunee 60, Ishpeming 46 Elcho, Wis. 47, Hancock 46 Cedarville 45, DeTour 29 Boys’ basketball Gaylord 57, Sault Ste. Marie 27

Smith returns, Mavs down Pistons

DALLAS (AP) — Dennis Smith, Jr. fooled Reggie Jackson by faking one way, spinning the other and hitting a jumper while drawing a foul as Detroit’s veteran guard scrambled back to the Dallas rookie. The ninth overall pick in the draft returned after missing six games with a strained left ...

Hundley gets another shot for Packers

GREEN BAY (AP) — It has been a little quieter than normal in the Green Bay Packers’ locker room this week. The perennial NFC contenders are out of the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and quarterback Aaron Rodgers is done for the season. It will be up to back-up Brett Hundley to ...

No pep for Esky in Marquette loss

ESCANABA — Just call it a night the Escanaba pep band may have played better than the Eskymos. Marquette, shaking off a 1-3 start to its season, put it all together Tuesday night and routed host Esky 76-53 in a Great Northern Conference boys’ basketball game. The Redmen (2-3, 1-0) were ...

Castor hits 44 points, but IM tops Braves

GLADSTONE — Marcus Johnson’s clutch free throws with six seconds left sealed Iron Mountain’s 71-66 victory over Gladstone Tuesday night. That was icing on the cake for Johnson as he willed his team to victory with a team-high 35 points with 25 coming in the second half. “Marcus ...

NC boys cruise past Maroons

By Stephen Oman Eagle-Herald sports writer POWERS — The Menominee boys’ basketball team played a tough first quarter, but the North Central Jets took off in the second quarter and pulled away for a 57-35 win Tuesday. The Maroons came out strong and led 12-11 after the first ...

Broncos wear down Mid Pen

HARRIS — Bark River-Harris’s full-court pressure defense took its toll on the Mid Peninsula girls Tuesday night as it cruised to a 56-39 basketball victory. The Broncos led 28-11 at halftime and 49-15 after the third quarter of the Skyline Central Conference outing. “I think it was ...

Nordics rally past Big Bay

By Adam Niemi Sports Editor FELCH — North Dickinson overcame a slow start to beat Big Bay de Noc in its Skyline Central Conference opener Tuesday. The Nordics (4-2 overall) had turnovers and missed shots in the first half, but the Black Bears also struggled to knock down shots. Big Bay ...

Patriot girls down Braves

Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — Sophomore guard Tessa Leece nearly attained a triple-double in Westwood’s 53-28 victory over visiting Gladstone in a high school girls basketball game played Tuesday night. Leece scored a game-high 17 points while grabbing team highs of 10 rebounds and ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Swimming Gladstone at Marquette, 3:30 Girls’ basketball Gwinn at Escanaba, 7:30 Thursday’s games Girls’ basketball Norway at BR-Harris, 7:30 Newberry at Manistique, 7:30 Boys’ basketball Manistique at Engadine, 7:30 North Central at Norway, 8

U.P. scores

Girls’ basketball Westwood 53, Gladstone 28 Rudyard 41, Manistique 34 BR-Harris 56, Mid Peninsula 39 Carney-Nadeau 38, Norway 36 N. Dickinson 56, Big Bay 43 Forest Park 46, Superior Central 32 Stephenson 49, Engadine 46 Munising 69, Newberry 15 Baraga 36, LL-Hubbell ...

Bay hires Charon as softball coach

ESCANABA — Softball has been a big part of Heidi Charon’s life. She played on competitive youth teams and was a four-year varsity player at Escanaba High School. And she even accepted a challenging position in 2007 as Lansing Eastern High School’s head varsity softball coach. “It ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Boys’ basketball I. Mountain at Gladstone, 7:15 Marquette at Escanaba, 7:30 Menominee at N. Central, 7:45 Girls’ basketball Gladstone at Westwood, 7:30 Manistique at Rudyard, 7:30 Mid Pen at BR-Harris, 7:30 Big Bay at N. Dickinson, 7:30 S. Central at ...

U.P. scores

Boys’ basketball Munising 77, North Dickinson 47 Forest Park 80, Florence 47 WIC 60, Houghton 42 Calumet 52, Ontonagon 38 L’Anse 61, Baraga 36 P. Jeffers 35, Hancock 32 Republic-Michigamme 55, Lake Linden-Hubbell 44 Ewen-Trout Creek 47, Wakefield-Marenisco 39 Phelps, Wis. ...

Pro Bowl on Slay’s mind

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Darius Slay’s cockiness comes with a good-natured touch. Detroit’s fast-talking cornerback can rattle off his skills and accomplishments — but he never seems to be taking himself all that seriously. Witness this comment about his growing popularity: “I mean, ...

McCarthy doesn’t rule out Rodgers facing Minnesota

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Despite a bleak playoff picture, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy left the door open for quarterback Aaron Rodgers to play against the Minnesota Vikings this weekend. “Aaron Rodgers is sore, rightfully so,” McCarthy said Monday night, one day after Rodgers’ ...

Panthers’ Davis suspended

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has been suspended for two games by the NFL following his helmet-to-helmet hit on Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams. The league announced the decision Monday. Adams left Sunday’s 31-24 loss to Carolina in the third ...

Bridges hits 33 in Spartans’ rout

EAST LANSING — Miles Bridges leaped for a lob and dunked over a 6-foot-10 center , made four 3-pointers and sprinted around screens to set up some shots in between. He’s back. Bridges matched his career high with 33 points, leading No. 2 Michigan State in a 107-62 win over Houston ...