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Women’s volleyball players are needed

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ESCANABA — The Women’s Volleyball League is looking for players interested in joining the group. The league meets at the Catherine Bonifas Civic Center each Monday and Wednesday at noon. Annual cost ofr use of the Civic Center facilities is $35 for Escanaba residents and $40 for ...

Highland Association to meet Monday

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HYDE — The Women’s Highland Association will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Highland Golf Club. Input is needed on an important decision. All women’s members are encouraged to attend.

Wolf Pack Run set for Saturday

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CARNEY — The Second Annual Wolf Pack five-kilometer run is set for Saturday at 10 a.m. (CDT) at the Carney-Nadeau School. Registration begins at 9 in the gym. Cost is $25 for individual entries and $50 for families of three or more. Proceeds will go toward the Carney-Nadeau girls’ ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Volleyball Negaunee at Gladstone, 7 Marquette at Escanaba, 7 N. Dickinson at BR-Harris, 7:15 C-N at N. Central, 7:30 Rapid River at S. Central, 7:30 Big Bay at Munising, 7:30

Packers’ fans give Starr warm ovation

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GREEN BAY — Wearing a Green Bay Packers sweater while sitting near a podium at his beloved Lambeau Field, Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr looked up and smiled. Behind Starr was memorabilia that Packers fans might view as priceless, including Starr’s 1967 championship ring for winning ...

NFL suspends Vikes’ Sendejo

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NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has suspended Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo for one game for violating player safety rules in Sunday’s win against the Baltimore Ravens. Sendejo’s hit on Ravens receiver Mike Wallace on Baltimore’s second series of the game was directly to the head. Wallace’s ...

SC finishes strong, Rockets look ahead

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EBEN — Superior Central football coach Sam Eggleston was all smiles after the Cougars’ shocking 46-22 non-conference win Saturday afternoon against Rapid River. The Cougars (4-5) played loose, made big plays and treated a homecoming crowd to its best game against a league ...

Esky, Rapid River hosting state playoff football games

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ESCANABA — Escanaba coach Dave Howes and Gladstone coach Jeff Hansen didn’t dwell too long on tough varsity football losses Friday night. Instead, the focus is now on the state playoffs starting Friday night for the five area playoff qualifiers. Escanaba (7-2) will host Bay City John ...

Grid playoff picture

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Here are the area first-round pairings for the MHSAA state playoffs. All games tentatively set for Friday at 7 p.m. EST. 11-PLAYER Division 4 Bay City John Glenn (5-4) at Escanaba (7-2) Division 5 Gladstone (7-2) at Kingsford (7-1) Division 8 Bark River-Harris (5-4) at Norway ...

Daisy’s big day

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MUNISING — Daisy Englund had every reason to smile after the opening race of Saturday’s Upper Peinnsula Cross Country Finals. The Mid Peninsula freshman earned top honors in the Division 3 girls’ race, covering the 3.1-mile course at Pictured Rocks Golf Club in 20 minutes, 31.3 ...

Gladstone 4th, Esky 6th, Bruce heads area runners

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MUNISING — None of the area boys’ cross country teams were in contention for Upper Peninsula titles Saturday, but Adam Bruce was very much in the hunt for an individual championship. The Gladstone junior placed fourth in the Division 1 race, covering the 3.1-mile course at Pictured Rocks ...

Lakes top Manistique

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By Paul Peterson For the Gazette LAKE LINDEN — A few short weeks ago, the Lake Linden-Hubbell football team was all but done as far as the state playoffs were concerned. Saturday, the resilient Lakes are preparing for a first-round playoff game at West Iron County — all thanks to ...

Eskymo Fan Club

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ESCANABA — The Eskymo Fan Club will meet today at 6:30 p.m. in the Escanaba High School Library.

Esky frosh top Kingsford gridders

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba freshman football team capped a strong season with a hard-fought 27-20 win Thursday night at Kingsford. The Eskymos finished with a 7-1 record.

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Volleyball St. Ignace at Manistique, 7 Tuesday’s games Volleyball Negaunee at Gladstone, 7 Marquette at Escanaba, 7 N. Dickinson at BR-Harris, 7:15 C-N at N. Central, 7:30 Rapid River at S. Central, 7:30 Big Bay at Munising, 7:30

Saints, Brees recover late to topple Green Bay

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GREEN BAY — The way that the New Orleans Saints won on the road on Sunday might serve as a valuable lesson in their quest to return to the playoffs. The defense gave up a long touchdown run on the first series to the Green Bay Packers. Drew Brees had two interceptions — and the Saints ...

Braves get payback on Ems

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone volleyball team showed resiliency Thursday as it put together big runs to come from behind in all three sets to take down Manistique 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-23). “To be honest this is probably one of the best games we played all season,” said Gladstone coach ...

Flivs top Esky for GNC

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KINGSFORD — The Great Northern Conference football championship came down to the final seconds Friday at Flivver Field. Kingsford’s defense made another second-half stop and sent the Flivvers past Escanaba 21-14 for their first GNC title since 2012. “This was about as good as it ...

Mid Pen girls chasing U.P. D-3 title

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ESCANABA — Area Division 3 girls’ cross country teams won’t have to wait very long Saturday to see how they stack up with the Upper Peninsula’s best. Their race will lead off the U.P. Finals, which start at 11 a.m., and be followed by the D-2 and D-1 girls’ races and D-3, D-2, D-1 ...

Hot Jets rally past Eagles in second half

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POWERS — North Central coach Kevin Bellefeuil and his team can’t wait for the state playoffs to begin. And why not, the Jets might be the hottest eight-player squad entering the upcoming post-season tournament. North Central won its fifth straight game, the latest being an impressive ...