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Gladstone, Esky ready to renew rivalry

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ESCANABA — Some of the lustre may have been erased, but no build up is necessary when teams from Gladstone and Escanaba high schools meet in any athletic event. The first basketball showdown between the bayshore rivals is Friday night, when Gladstone visits Esky for a boys Great Northern ...

Esky gymnasts claim dual meet with Miners

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NEGAUNEE — The Escanaba gymnastics team narrowly edged Negaunee for the second time in the last week, winning the dual meet 113.8-111.4 here Wednesday. The Eskymos’ depth was on full display, and this time they were able to claim an event. Escanaba’s Abbie Derouin won the vault with an ...

Cougars tamed by Mustangs

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EBEN — It was a tough night on the hardwood for the Superior Central boys Wednesday as they dropped a 71-30 basketball decision to the Munising Mustangs. Munising led 21-7 after the first quarter and 44-15 at halftime of the Skyline Central Conference contest. “Their offense is very ...

Pacers rout Bucks

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — For three weeks, Indiana found ways to fill the void left by Victor Oladipo’s absence. When the All-Star guard returned from a sore right knee Wednesday, the Pacers proved they could plug holes in other ways, too. Thaddeus Young scored a season-high 25 points and ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Wrestling Marquette, Negaunee, Iron Mountain at Gladstone, 6 Girls’ basketball Escanaba at Sault Ste. Marie, 7 Westwood at Manistique, 7:30 Gladstone at I. Mountain, 7:30 Boys’ basketball Mid Peninsula at Republic-Michigamme, 7:30 For. Park at Rapid ...

U.P. scores

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Boys’ basketball Munising 71, Superior Central 30 Gwinn 52, Ishpeming 50 DeTour 87, Alanson 49 Girls’ basketball Sault Ste. Marie 62, Rudyard 21

Briefs

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Sports camps offered at YMCA ESCANABA — The YMCA will be holding different basketball programs for youth in January. Little Dunkers will be for ages 4 to kindergarten. It’s designed for learning the basic fundamentals of basketball such as shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding, ...

Redmen adjust, roll on

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GLADSTONE — For one quarter, Gladstone’s Reece Castor couldn’t be stopped. However, Marquette made adjustments and held Castor scoreless in the second half on its way to a 61-47 win here Tuesday in a Great Northern Conference game. Castor scored 11 of his 15 points in the second quarter ...

Sizzling start lifts Gremlins by Esky

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HOUGHTON - When a team shoots 7-for-8 from three-point range to start a first quarter, it is a probable sign that team is poised to win. So it was for the Houghton Gremlins here Tuesday night as they downed the visiting Escanaba Eskymos 60-52. “When you hit your shots like we did to start ...

Kriegel, Flivs hold off Braves

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KINGSFORD — Brooke Kriegl scored 34 points to help Kingsford rally late to beat Gladstone 54-51 in Great Northern Conference action Tuesday. Kriegl knocked down four 3-pointers and racked up nine steals to help the Flivvers overcome a five-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Kriegl had ...

Emeralds make key surge for first girls’ cage victory

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ENGADINE — Emilee McDaniel scored 10 points and the Manistique girls’ basketball team got its first win of the season, knocking off Engadine 37-29 here Tuesday. The Emeralds (1-2) used a surge in the second quarter to get the win. “We got off to a little bit of a slow start,” ...

Nordics get out fast, topple Black Bears

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FELCH — A dominant first quarter sprung North Dickinson in an 87-61 rout over Big Bay de Noc here Tuesday. The Nordics (2-2) outscored Big Bay 27-8 in the first quarter and shook off the shroud that kept North Dickinson in limbo through the start of its previous three games. “We had ...

Eagles roust Jets

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STEPHENSON — Playing catch-up didn’t work out for the North Central girls Tuesday night in a 65-57 basketball loss to the Stephenson Eagles. The Wolves trailed 18-10 after the first quarter of the Skyline Central Conference match-up. “We scored right with them the rest of the time, ...

C-N drills Cougars

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EBEN — The Carney-Nadeau girls had things very much their way Tuesday night in a 60-10 basketball rout of Superior Central. Carney led 16-4 after the first quarter and 35-7 at halftime of the Skyline Central Conference outing. “We played more disciplined tonight,” said C-N coach Kris ...

U.P. scores

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Girls’ basketball Manistique 37, Engadine 29 Kingsford 54, Gladstone 51 Stephenson 65, North Central 57 Carney-Nadeau 60, Superior Central 10 North Dickinson 58, Norway 43 Negaunee 56, Marquette 51 Westwood 49, West Iron 34 L’Anse 62, Iron Mountain 61 Hancock 43, Calumet ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Gymnastics Escanaba at Negaunee, 6 Boys’ basketball Munising at Superior Central, 7:30 Thursday’s games Wrestling Marquette, Negaunee, Iron Mountain at Gladstone, 6 Girls’ basketball Escanaba at Sault Ste. Marie, 7 Westwood at Manistique, ...

New group of Rockets

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RAPID RIVER — A different Rapid River team came onto the floor after halftime, and this one played at a higher and more effective level. The Rockets used a 20-5 third-quarter outburst to set the stage for a 55-41 conquest of Bark River-Harris in the Skyline Central Conference boys ...

Jets zoom past SC in second quarter

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POWERS — A second quarter outburst proved to be the difference for the North Central boys’ basketball team in a 56-38 win over Superior Central here Monday. The Jets outscored the Cougars 20-5 in the second quarter of the Skyline Central Conference game. “We struggled to hit shots in the ...

Esky grapplers get two victories

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MARQUETTE - Escanaba dominated both Marquette (47-29) and Iron Mountain (57-12) to win two dual matches here Monday in the Marquette High School wrestling quad. Negaunee was the fourth team in the meet. The Eskymos (2-1) were led by seven wrestlers with two wins each: Tyler Lawson (135), ...

Brandt lands cage honors

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ESCANABA — Jeny Brandt of Escanaba has been named MIAA player of the week in women’s basketball. The sophomore center at Alma College converted 15-of-20 field goals in two games last week. She had 16 points against Adrian College, then hit a career-best 17 points against Olivet ...