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Norse sign Dalgord

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Courtesy photo Big Bay de Noc senior Brooke Dalgord signed a national letter of intent to attend Bay College and play basketball for the Norse. Pictured at the signing in front row are coach Brad McPhee, Dalgord and Bay College coach Rae Drake Jr. In back row from left are: Dan Faust and her ...

Munising falls in Class D semifinals

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By James Andersen Special to the Mining Journal BATTLE CREEK — The Munising High School volleyball team’s first trip to Battle Creek proved to be a short but memorable one. Sidney Horak recorded 12 kills, Marissa Snyder added 10 and Fowler swept the Mustangs in three sets during a ...

Rodgers takes major step forward in potential return

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GREEN BAY (AP) — Aaron Rodgers’ potential return from a broken collarbone took a major step forward this week. But, as Rodgers has said all along, there has to be a reason to return. The Packers quarterback, who is on injured reserve, went through a conditioning session on Wednesday that ...

Lions pick up wins, put focus on beating Bears

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Matthew Stafford is rolling along, and the Detroit Lions are starting to pick up wins. Just don’t ask coach Jim Caldwell about the playoff possibilities. The Lions visit Chicago and all that’s on his mind is beating the Bears and keeping the win streak going ...

Altuve takes American League MVP award

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros have grown together, enduring an arduous rebuild and coming out the other side among baseball’s best. These days, nobody is standing taller. Altuve won the American League MVP award Thursday, towering over New York Yankees slugger Aaron ...

Winners named in Wildlife Unlimited raffle

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ESCANABA — Wildlife Unlimited of Delta County, Wildlife Unlimited of Dickinson County and Wildlife Unlimited of Iron County recently ended their almost year-long joint fundraising raffle efforts by awarding a LS tractor, riding lawn mower and gun to random prize winners at the WU of Delta ...

Column: Here at last, here at last

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ESCANABA — It’s here! The 2017 Michigan firearm deer hunt is underway, a treasured and highly celebrated holiday in our state. It’s a time to say goodbye to the common day rat race to take time off from work, travel varying distances to rekindle friendships. Sometimes that aspect of the ...

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Escanaba coach Dave Howes, shown in a recent playoff game against Alma, will lead the Eskymos into the state semifinals Saturday for the first time since 1981.

Upset-minded Eskymos eye GRCC

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ESCANABA — Forget what happened last year when Escanaba faced Grand Rapids Catholic Central in the Division 4 state regional championship game. Forget Esky played a solid first half against the Cougars, who erupted in the last two quarters for a 34-0 victory en route to the state ...

Esky QB Club

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Quarterback Club will conduct its annual meeting Dec. 13 at Pacino’s Club, Grand Magnum Motel (formerly Pioneer Motor Inn). The meeting starts at 6 p.m. and a sandwich will be available for $10. The meeting agenda includes club finances, new appointees to the Wall ...

Prep schedule: Thursday-Friday

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Today’s games Volleyball State semifinal At Battle Creek Class D Munising vs. Fowler, noon Friday’s games Volleyball State semifinal At Battle Creek Class C Bronson vs. Calumet, 2 Football 11-player State semifinal Division 8 At Marquette (Superior ...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws against the Carolina Panthers during an NFL football game in Detroit. DetroitÕs passing game looks poised to take off during the second half of this season, but there are some factors beyond the LionsÕ controlÐsuch as the elements. The forecast calls for clear conditions Sunday when Detroit plays at Chicago, but Stafford can never be too sure about that when on the road against the Bears. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Stafford poised for any conditions against Bears

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ALLEN PARK — Matthew Stafford zipped a quick pass out to the right, his timing and accuracy seemingly unaffected by windy, rainy practice conditions. Detroit’s passing game looks poised to take off during the second half of this season, but there are some factors beyond the Lions’ ...

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons' Anthony Tolliver during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 99-95. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Bucks snap Pistons’ win streak

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — For only the second time this season, NBA leading scorer Giannis Antetokounmpo did not have the most points in a game for the Milwaukee Bucks. Khris Middleton knew why after he finished with a team-high 27 points and eight assists in a 99-95 victory over the Detroit Pistons ...

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Keira Stampfly, right, catches the ball squarely for a bump in Munising’s Class D quarterfinal volleyball match against Rudyard in Manistique on Tuesday. Watching the play is teammate Kianne Wendt.

Munising earns berth in semis

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MANISTIQUE — The Munising Mustangs and Rudyard Bulldogs took a journey into uncharted territory Tuesday night as their volleyball teams reached the state quarterfinals for the first time. Munising’s journey will continue following a hard-fought 3-1 (25-23, 25-22, 21-25, 25-19) triumph in ...

Calumet returning to Battle Creek in Class C

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By Bryce Derouin bderouin@mininggazette.com MUNISING — After getting swept by Bronson in the 2016 Class C state semifinals, then-assistant Calumet coach Matt Laho made a promise to his returning players in the Kellogg Arena locker room that they would be back in Battle Creek the following ...

Bay men win streak hits three

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MENASHA, Wis. — It was another nailbiter for the Bay College men Tuesday night as they squeezed past Wisconsin-Fox Valley 83-82 for their third straight basketball victory. A steal by Alfonzo Fields with 1.9 seconds left to play sealed the deal for the Norse, who improved to 3-3. For the ...

Two fan buses for Esky Football game

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ESCANABA — Athletic director Nick Nolde said two fan buses are scheduled to attend Escanaba’s Division 4 state semifinal football game Saturday in Traverse City. The cost for students to ride the buses has been picked up due to significant donations from Drifter’s/Buck Inn, James and ...

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Michigan State guard Miles Bridges (22) blocks the shot of Duke guard Trevon Duval (1) during first-half action Tuesday in Chicago.  No. 4 Kansas topped No. 7 Kentucky 65-61 in the second game.

Allen leads No. 1 Duke past MSU

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CHICAGO — Forget about Marvin Bagley III and the rest of Duke’s talented freshmen for a moment. Grayson Allen can play a little, too. Allen scored a career-high 37 points, Trevon Duval had 17 points and 10 assists, and the top-ranked Blue Devils beat No. 2 Michigan State 88-81 in the ...