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Brewers hope bullpen plan works again

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Build an early lead, get five good innings out of the starter and bring in the bullpen. The Milwaukee Brewers used that formula to win 11 straight games going into the NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Clayton Kershaw could be the ace that finally puts ...

Eagles fly past Rockets

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ENGADINE — Playing catch-up didn’t work out for the fifth-ranked Rapid Rockets Friday night as they dropped a 30-12 eight-player football decision to the second-ranked Engadine Eagles. The Rockets (5-3) trailed 22-6 after the third quarter, then pulled within 22-12 on Brent Lundquist’s ...

Izzo is sickened by charges

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo insisted Thursday he was never part of an effort to cover up allegations of sexual misconduct within the school’s athletic department. The Hall of Famer said the idea that he would be involved sickens him. Izzo said the low point in ...

Confusion reins as Superior Central suffers loss

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WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — There was some confusion whether the game would actually count due to an earlier forfeit victory by Wausaukee, but whatever happens over the weekend, the Rangers posted a 32-30 victory over Superior Central here Friday night. The Rangers had been awarded a forfeit victory ...

Broncos’ spikers sweep Black Bears

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HARRIS — The Bark River-Harris Broncos swept Big Bay de Noc here Thursday. The Broncos won the volleyball match 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-10). Madison Draze led BR-H with five aces and three kills. Lilian Stenberg and Makena Lockwood each added three kills. The first couple sets were ...

Briefs

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Arm wrestling event at Bungalow GLADSTONE — U.P. Arms arm wrestling will hold an event Nov 24 at Bungalow Bar in Gladstone. Weigh-ins run from 6-8 p.m. and competition will follow. Entry fee is $10 per arm, per class with an 80 percent payout per class in the double elimination event. ...

Rockets fall to Trojans

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RAPID RIVER — Emily Thibault and Gabby Moss had 10 kills and two blocks apiece Thursday night, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Rapid River Rockets from dropping a 3-1 (25-18, 21-25, 25-21, 25-21) volleyball decision to the Forest Park Trojans. “We played well,” said Rockets’ coach ...

Mid Pen swept by Nordics

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FELCH — Lack of depth hurt Mid Peninsula in a volleyball loss at North Dickinson Thursday. The Wolverines lost 3-0, (14-25, 9-25, 13-25) playing without Camryn Croasdell due to illness. “It was an off night,” Wolverines’ coach Emily Kayser said. “We hit too many balls into the net, ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Football Escanaba at Traverse City Central, 7 Rapid River at Engadine, 7 Gladstone at Marquette, 7 Superior Central at Wausaukee, Wis., 8 Saturday’s games Soccer NLL tournament at Hannahville, 9 a.m. Volleyball GNC meet at Escanaba, 10 ...

Jets soar over C-N

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POWERS — North Central pounded Carney-Nadeau 69-0 behind a dominant offensive attack here Thursday. The Jets jumped out to a 36-0 lead by the end of the first quarter and never looked back. Brady Eichmeier got the scoring started on a three-yard touchdown run, and then followed by throwing ...

Fishing Report

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Little Bay De Noc: Walleye anglers fished mostly in the southern waters as they were looking for bigger walleye. Try the Minneapolis Shoals area and off Seagull Point. Further north, the best areas were along the Second and Third Reefs in 18 to 28 feet or the mouth of the Escanaba River in 20 ...

Hiking through the rain

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By John Vrancic jvrancic@dailypress.net WILSON — The weather was hardly fit for man or beast at times Wednesday, but it didn’t stop North Central senior Griffin Johnson or Superior Central junior Danika Walters from mastering the conditions in the Skyline Central Conference cross ...

Eskymos, Braves each facing road challenges

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By Dennis Grall dgrall@dailypress.net ESCANABA — The all-important post-season is just around the corner, meaning some area high school football teams have more at stake than others over the final two weeks. North Central (6-1) has reached the magic win number of six to earn a playoff spot ...

Machado giving the Dodgers more punch

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ATLANTA (AP) — Even with all their star power and deep pockets, all their booming hitters and ace pitchers, the Los Angeles Dodgers are approaching three decades since their last World Series championship. They’re making another run at that elusive title. Only this time, Manny Machado ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Cross country GNC meet at Flat Rock, 4 Football Carney-Nadeau at North Central, 7 Volleyball Mid Peninsula at North D. 7 Manistique at St. Ignace, 7 Munising at Superior Cent, 7:15 Big Bay de Noc at BR-H-7:15 Gladstone at Kingsford, 7:30 North Central at ...

Wolves’ spikers ground Jets

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By John Vrancic jvrancic@dailypress.net POWERS — It didn’t take long for the Carney-Nadeau Wolves to take charge Wednesday night in a 3-0 (25-9, 25-11, 25-14) volleyball victory over the North Central Jets. The Wolves grabbed an 11-3 lead on a service ace by senior Talisha McCullough ...

Broncos win a wild one

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By Austin Hemmingson Sports Writer HARRIS — Bark River Harris survived a roller coaster ride to beat North Dickinson here Tuesday. The Broncos won 3-2 (18-25, 25-23, 25-21, 4-25, 15-7) in a volleyball match that included many ups and downs. After dropping the first set, the Broncos ...

Rockets ride fast start past Big Bay

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By Mark Johnson mjohnson@dailypress.net RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River volleyball team was having struggles with slow starts earlier in the season. The Rockets had no ignition problems here Tuesday night sweeping Big Bay de Noc 3-0, leading from start to finish. “We played well from ...

Koepka hits his goals

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By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer Brooks Koepka had two sets of daily reminders for a season that PGA Tour players voted as the best. One was his annual list of goals that he writes every Jan. 1 during quiet time on the beach, some of them golf specific, some of them about life. He tacks ...