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Eskymos return to gymnastics competition at Marquette

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba gymnastics team will be competing for the first time in more than a year when it heads to the Marquette Invitational Friday. First-year coach Lyndsey Rogers is excited to get the season underway and looks for her team to create an energy that sets the tone for the ...

YMCA youth basketball programs to start Sunday

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ESCANBA — The YMCA has announced the start of Youth Basketball programs at the Delta Center in Escanaba beginning with their Youth Basketball League program. The program is for both boys and girls in the 3 to 4th Grade and girls in the 5th grade. The program begins with a skills assessment ...

Cage tournaments

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CARNEY — A pair of basketball tournaments are on tap within the next month at Carney-Nadeau High School. The 30th annual men’s tourney is scheduled for Jan. 27-28, with the fourth annual women’s tournament set for Feb. 3-4. Both events take place in the gym. Cost for each tourney is ...

For the record

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A photo on page 1B Wednesday incorrectly identified Escanaba’s Brodey Bevins as the wrestler in action against Marinette’s Owen Suennen in the 112-pound class. Escanaba’s Collin Arnt was the correct wrestler in the photo competing in the 103-pound class.

Sports schedule

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Tonight’s games Swimming Gladstone at Kingsford, 5 Wrestling Gladstone at Negaunee, 6 Boys’ basketball Menominee at RR, 7:30 Negaunee at Escanaba, 7:30 N. Central at Stephenson, 7:30 BR-Harris at Carney-Nadeau, 8 Friday’s games Women’s basketball Bay College at ...

It’s official: Capers out

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have announced the departure of veteran defensive coordinator Dom Capers. Defensive line coach Mike Trgovac and inside linebacker Scott McCurley were also let go. The moves made earlier this week were announced by coach Mike McCarthy on ...

Lions interview Vrabel

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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have interviewed Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel for their coaching position. The Lions announced the interview Wednesday, two days after coach Jim Caldwell was fired. Detroit has also interviewed its current defensive and offensive ...

Esky takes down Marines

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ESCANABA — Marinette finished the 2016-17 season with only three wrestlers. Escanaba ended with 10. What a difference a year makes. With greater numbers this season, filling all 14 weight classes wasn’t a problem for either team in a Tuesday night in a dual meet at Escanaba High ...

Rapid River boys down Munising

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RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River boys’ basketball team ended on a huge run as it held off a second-half comeback from Munising to survive 59-45 Tuesday night. The Rockets were up by as much as 12 in the third quarter when the Mustangs closed out the quarter on a 9-0 run and eventually tied ...

Eskymos rout WIC

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STAMBAUGH — A strong first quarter set the tone for the Escanaba boys Tuesday night as they rolled to a 77-57 basketball triumph over the West Iron County Wykons. Esky led 23-17 after the opening frame and 37-28 at halftime of the non-conference contest. “This was a good win for us on ...

Big half lifts BR-H

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MANISTIQUE — Bark River-Harris turned up its game a few notches in the second half Tuesday en route to a 71-38 nonconference boys basketball victory. Ryan Arndt hit three straight 3-pointers and Ben Schultz hit another as the Broncos opened up a 29-21 halftime lead. BR-H outscored the ...

Big Bay cruises, Jets lose steam

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GARDEN CORNERS — The Big Bay de Noc girls started the new year on a positive note Tuesday night as they posted a 65-48 basketball victory over a shorthanded Engadine team. Big Bay led 13-5 after the first quarter and 27-12 at halftime of the non-conference outing. “Two of their better ...

Patriots get hot in 61-48 victory over Gladstone

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Journal Sports Staff GLADSTONE — If the Gladstone High School gym was dark after the girls varsity basketball was finished there Tuesday night, just blame visiting Westwood. That’s because the Patriots shot the lights out in a 61-48 Mid-Peninsula Conference victory over the host ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Swimming Manistique at Negaunee, 4 Wrestling Man., Munising at Gwinn, 5:30 Boys’ basketball Gladstone at Marquette, 7:15 Thursday’s games Swimming Gladstone at Kingsford, 5 Wrestling Gladstone at Negaunee, 6 Boys’ basketball Men. at Rapid River, ...

U.P. scores

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Boys’ basketball Escanaba 77, WIC 57 BR-Harris 71, Manistique 38 Rapid River 59, Munising 46 Peshtigo, Wis. 64, Men. 32 Kingsford 70, Ishpeming 65 Houghton 44, Negaunee 43 Dollar Bay 71, Chassell 52 Ewen-Trout 57, Calumet 56 Harbor Springs 82, Pickford 46 Girls’ ...

Tech snaps Norse win streak

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ESCANABA — The Bay College men’s basketball team spent its entire Saturday afternoon playing catch-up in the final game of the Quality Inn & Suites Holiday Classic. Try as they might, the Norse couldn’t catch Milwaukee Area Tech in an 88-76 loss at the Northern Lights YMCA ...

Bay women fall, Kraemer erupts for 31

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ESCANABA — Freshman guard Jordan Kraemer had a stellar perfomance Saturday, but the rest of the team couldn’t keep pace as the Bay College women fell to Milwaukee Area Tech 63-54 in the Comfort Inn & Suites Holiday Classic. Kraemer scored 31 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in this ...

Alpena sweeps Eskymos in hockey

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By James Andersen Alpena News Sports Editor ALPENA — The Alpena High hockey team made enough plays to win on Saturday and ended 2017 on a high note. Charlie Halleck scored his first goal of the season and Nate Cosbitt and Lars MacArthur both scored as the Wildcats defeated Escanaba 3-1 ...

Carney-Nadeau falls to Golda Meir 59-58

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CARNEY — Thirty minutes of solid basketball wasn’t quite enough for the Carney-Nadeau boys Saturday as they dropped a 59-58 decision to Milwaukee Golda Meir. The Wolves led by 15 points with two minutes remaining in this non-conference match-up, but were unable to hold on. “We played ...