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C. William Wood passes away at 81

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TWO RIVERS, Wis. — Gladstone High School Sports Hall of Fame member C. William Wood passed away Saturday, Feb. 3 in Two Rivers. Wood, who was 81, coached the Gladstone boys’ basketball team from the 1959-60 season through 1968-69, taking over from Elden (Cappy) Keil. Wood finished with ...

Gold Medal tourney set for April 5-15

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HERMANSVILLE — The 80th Annual Gold Medal Basketball tournament is set for April 5-15 at the Hermansville Community gym. The tourney will include seven men’s divisions, a women’s division and junior high divisions for boys and girls. Entry deadline is March 31. For details contact Ray ...

Fishing tournament taking place March 10

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KIPLING — The Marinette and Gladstone High School fishing teams are hosting the first “Little Bay de Noc Ice Fishing Last Jig” tournament March 10. Registration begins at 6 p.m., followed by a mandatory rules meeting at the Kipling boat landing at 6:30. The tourney is open to students ...

For the record

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ESCANABA — A sports article Saturday in The Daily Press had Cameron Ballard scoring 15 points for the Gladstone JV boys basketball team in a win at Menominee. Noah Ballard was the correct player scoring 15 points for the Braves.

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Hockey Escanaba at Calumet, 7 Girls’ basketball Gladstone at Kingsford, 7 Menominee at Escanaba, 7:30 Norway at S. Central, 7:30 Manistique at Ishpeming, 7:30 Boys’ basketball Escanaba at Gwinn, 7:30 R. River at Big Bay, 7:30 Munising at North ...

U.P. scores

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Girls’ basketball Carney-Nadeau 55, S. Central 32 N. Central 66 BR-Harris 61 (OT) Munising 87, Big Bay de Noc 44 Chassell 57, Ontonagon 43 P. Jeffers 58, LL-Hubbell 47 Dollar Bay 52, Republic-Michigamme 51 Houghton 46, Hancock 37 Calumet 58, Baraga 39 Boys’ ...

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Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez stretches during spring training baseball at the practice fields in Lakeland, Fla. on Monday.

Martinez realistic about future

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LAKELAND, Fla. — At age 39 — and fresh off a heart problem that cut his 2017 season short — Victor Martinez is grateful for the career he’s had. He’s also realistic about the future. “I wish I can tell you that I feel right now like I felt when I came into the big leagues,” ...

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Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo encourages a player in a game against DePaul last November at the Phil Knight Invitational Tournament, in Portland, Ore. The Spartans can clinch a tie for the Big Ten title with a win tonight against Illinois.

Spartans close in on Big Ten title

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EAST LANSING — No. 2 Michigan State can seal a share of the Big Ten title by beating Illinois at the Breslin Center, where three seniors will be honored at their last home game. “That doesn’t happen that often,” Spartans coach Tom Izzo said Monday. “No. 1, to do it at home is ...

Why are Russians in Olympics?

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By Tim Dahlberg AP Sports Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It sounds like some kind of cheap joke, though no one here seems to be laughing about the Russian curler who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. This is, after all, curling we’re talking about. Aside from the ...

Gladstone rides relays to U.P. swim title

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By Ryan Stieg Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The Gladstone girls swimming and diving team is back on top in the Upper Peninsula. The Braves won their first title in 2016 and on Saturday, they used the strength of their relay teams to win their second. Gladstone won both the ...

Upset win for Hannahville

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HANNAHVILLE — It was a joyful ending for the Hannahville girls Saturday as they earned the Northern Lights League basketball tournament title with a pulsating 31-28 victory over regular-season champion Kinross Maplewood Baptist. The drama didn’t end until the final buzzer of this match-up ...

Esky girls second, IM Ishpeming earn titles

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ESCANABA — It was jam-packed inside the Bowl-A-Rama bowling alley in Escanaba Saturday for the U.P. team bowling finals where Iron Mountain took home the boys’ title and Ishpeming won the girls’ title. “It’s always a good time,” said Esky coach Rick Neumann on hosting the event. ...

Esky, Braves move on

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SHEPHERD — Escanaba and Gladstone advanced to the regional in competitive cheer with top-four finishes Saturday in the district tournament at Shepherd. Escanaba, coached by Kris Langlois, claimed first place in the 12-team district with a total score of 724.42. Alma (721.10) was second, ...

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Gladstone’s Adam Bruce will take his unbeaten record to the state tournament.

Six wrestlers advance to state

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ESCANABA — A half-dozen area wrestlers are heading to the individual state tournament after placing among the top four in their respective weight classes in Saturday’s regionals. Gladstone junior Adam Bruce was crowned regional champ at Kalkaska after taking a 4-3 decision from ...

Esky edges Berkley

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SAULT STE. MARIE — The Escanaba Eskymos made a pair of first-period goals stand up for a 2-1 hockey triumph over the Berkley Bears in the Sault Ste. Marie Showcase Saturday. Kyle Krutina scored off a faceoff seven minutes into the contest with Ethan Silverstone getting the assist. Brayden ...

Rockets rout Stephenson

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RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River boys’ basketball team relied on a balanced attack and big fourth quarter to defeat Stephenson 67-51 Saturday in a makeup game. The Rockets, who shot 49 percent from the field and had 16 turnovers, led 33-28 at halftime and 46-41 after three quarters before ...

Wolves prevail over Jets

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CARNEY — This is a weekend Carney-Nadeau girls’ basketball coach Travis Depuydt will likely never forget. The Wolves hung on for a 55-52 victory over the North Central Jets Saturday, just a day after the birth of their son. Jayvee mentor Kris Blahnik coached the team in his ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Gymnastics GNC meet at Negaunee, 6 Girls’ basketball Munising at Big Bay de Noc, 6 C-N at S. Central, 7:30 Kingsford at Escanaba, 7:30 N. Central at BR-Harris, 7:30 Mid Pen at Stephenson, 7:30 R. River at N. Dickinson, 7:30 Boys’ basketball Westwood ...

U.P. scores

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Girls’ basketball C-N 55, N. Central 52 Hannahville 31, Kinross Maplewood Baptist 28 Hannahville 41, Bay Mills Ojibwe Charter 29 Detroit Edison 88, St. Ignace 56 Boys’ basketball Rapid River 67, Stephenson 51 Kinross Maplewood Baptist 59, Beaver Island 38 Beaver Island 73, ...

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Gladstone’s Reece Castor, left, puts up a shot as Iron Mountain’s Jaden Vicenzi defends in Thursday’s game.

IM turns back Braves for M-PC title

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By Adam Niemi Daily News Sports Editor IRON MOUNTAIN — The Mid-Peninsula Conference championship wasn’t an easy thing for Iron Mountain to earn on Thursday night. But the Mountaineers (17-0, 8-0) persevered with a 73-66 win over Gladstone. “First of all Gladstone’s a really good ...