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Cavalieri wins road race

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ESCANABA — Who said 62-year-old runners can’t win road races? Apparently Rob Cavalieri wasn’t told that or he didn’t listen to them. The Norway resident was Sunday’s pacesetter as he captured top honors in the 34th Annual Slip-Sliding-Away five-mile run in 33 minutes, five ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball District tournaments Class B Escanaba at Boyne City, 6 Gladstone at Kingsford, 7 Class D Stephenson at C-N, 7 Rapid River vs. Munising at Big Bay de Noc, 7 Tuesday’s games Hockey Regional playoffs Negaunee at Escanaba, 7 Boys’ ...

Americans over-promise, under-deliver at Olympics

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By Paul Newberry AP Sports Columnist GANGNEUNG, South Korea— They had their moments, without a doubt. From a nerve-wracking victory in women’s hockey to the fun-loving guys over at the curling sheet to Shaun White’s spiraling run of redemption, the American athletes gave the folks ...

MSU tops UW, seals Big Ten

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MADISON, Wis. — No. 2 Michigan State arrived at Wisconsin feeling a little discombobulated with so many off-court issues swirling around the program. The Spartans are returning to East Lansing with the outright Big Ten regular-season title and more clarity about the future of star forward ...

Emeralds top Big Bay, snap skid

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GARDEN CORNERS — Manistique’s 41-game losing streak in girls’ basketball came to an end Thursday night as the Emeralds defeated host Big Bay de Noc 33-31. Coach Dave Winkel and the Emeralds enjoyed an emotional celebration after recording Manistique’s first girls’ win since Feb. 25, ...

Braves roll in Esky rematch

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ESCANABA — Gladstone boys’ basketball coach Dane Quigley doesn’t have a name for his three dynamic players — Reece Castor, Brad Spindler and Rudy Peterson. He wouldn’t dare call them the “Three Amigos” or the “Three Stooges” or the “Kipling Trio,” but he wouldn’t ...

Explosive Gremlins down Esky icers

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WELLS — The Houghton Gremlins made a late flurry of goals work to their advantage Thursday night as they handed the Escanaba Eskymos a 6-2 hockey loss at the Hannahville Ice & Turf Complex. The teams combined for four goals in the final six minutes, 28 seconds, including three by the ...

Jets rally past Broncos

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POWERS — The North Central boys’ basketball team overcame a 15-point first half deficit to pull past rival Bark River-Harris 63-60 Friday in a Skyline Central Conference matchup. “Having it toward the end of the season is huge for us,” said North Central coach Adam Mercier on the big ...

Norway stuns Rapid River

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RAPID RIVER — The Norway boys’ basketball team needed a statement game after losing four straight and got it Thursday night with a big 62-51 win over Rapid River. “It’s a big confidence booster for us,” said Norway coach Jeff Gallino. “We got down the last four games and lost so ...

Rapid River regroups, routs Nordics

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RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River boys’ basketball team got back on track Friday with an 81-48 win over North Dickinson after falling to Norway the previous night. The Rockets (16-2) got an early lead in the first quarter taking a 14-5 advantage. North Dickinson (2-16) responded well in the ...

WIC trips Escanaba

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IRON RIVER — West Iron County repelled a second-half comeback by Escanaba in a 58-55 win on Thursday. The Wykons (16-4, 5-3 West PAC) got off to a fast start with a 21-6 lead after the first quarter. The Eskymos responded, out-scoring the Wykons 18-9 in the third quarter. Both teams traded ...

Russians hit gold, U.S. left behind

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea — By the time the final group of figure skaters took the ice at Gangneung Ice Arena, things had been pretty much decided. Russia would win its first gold of the games, and the only question was whether Alina Zagitova or Evgenia Medvedeva would stand on the top level of ...

Pool tournament set

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ESCANABA — Cazy Joe’s Pool Hall will be hosting the 30th annual Great Lakes Youth Pool Tournament April 7 at 12 p.m. The tournament is open to any boy or girl ages eight to 20. Three divisions will be broken into 8-12, 13-16 and 17-20. All entrants ages 12 through 16 must bring to the ...

North Central girls blow by Norway

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NORWAY — The North Central girls ended their regular season on a positive note Friday night as they rallied past Norway 52-40 in a Skyline Central Conference basketball game. Norway led 21-14 at halftime, but the Jets 37-34 after the third quarter. “We were a little slow in the first ...

NLY swimmers compete in Wausau

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WAUSAU, Wis. — The Northern Lights YMCA swimmers participated in the annual Wausau Iceberg Invitational last weekend. Nate Lanaville, 11, recorded a second place in the 200 freestyle for boys 11-12 and a third place in the 100 IM, fourth in the 500 freestyle and fifth in the 50 freestyle. ...

Esky icers beat Jeffers

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WELLS — The Escanaba Eskymos came around in the second period Friday night as they skated to a 3-1 hockey victory over Painesdale Jeffers. Esky trailed 1-0 after the opening frame before Blane Rinehart tied the score on a rebound from the slot three minutes, 44 seconds into the second ...

Sports schedule

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Tonight’s games Hockey P. Jeffers at Escanaba, 7 Girls’ basketball North Central at Norway, 7:30 Boys’ basketball Mid Peninsula at Republic-Michigamme, 7:30 Superior Central at Gwinn, 7:30 Manistique at Munising, 7:30 N. Dickinson at R. River, 7:30 Gladstone at ...

Sports schedule

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Today’s games Bowling Regional tournaments D-2 (Esky) at Bay City, TBA D-3 (Glad) at Cheboygan, TBA Competitive cheer Regional meet D-3 (Esky, Glad) at Rockford, 6 Women’s basketball Gogebic at Bay College, 1 Men’s basketball Gogebic at Bay College, 3 Boys’ ...

U.P. scores

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Girls’ basketball Manistique 33, Big Bay 31 Gladstone 52, Iron Mountain 41 WIC 58, Escanaba 55 Forest Park 49, BR-Harris 37 C-N 55, North Dickinson 54 Mid Pen 41, North Central 27 Munising 82, Rapid River 52 Stephenson 51, S. Central 42 Menominee 47, Marq 42 (OT) Ishpeming ...

U.P. scores

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Boys’ basketball Gladstone 78, Escanaba 66 Munising 75, Manistique 56 Superior Central 65, Gwinn 51 Republic-Michigamme 63, Mid Peninsula 48 North Central 63, BR-Harris 60 C-N 51, Forest Park 50 Rapid River 81, N. Dickinson 48 Ishpeming 55, Kingsford 52 Westwood 35, Houghton ...