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U.P. scores

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Boys’ basketball Escanaba 71, Gwinn 53 Bark River-Harris 62, Manistique 57 Stephenson 65, Mid Peninsula 42 Rapid River 64, Big Bay 58 Munising 60, North Central 48 North Dickinson 60, Republic-Michigamme 47 Kingsford 77, Forest Park 53 Iron Mountain 69, Ishpeming 51 Bessemer ...

Briefs

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Braves’ swimmers earn All-U.P. honors GLADSTONE — Sydney Herioux, Abby Rouleau, Isaac Berthaume and Nicholas LeClaire of Gladstone were selected All-U.P. swimmers. Fan Club meeting ESCANABA — The next Eskymo Fan Club meeting is Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Escanaba High School library.

Esky falls to Redmen

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ESCANABA — The chance was there for the taking. The Escanaba boys’ basketball team had second-ranked Marquette right where it wanted them here Monday night. But then the Redmen found a way to do what they do best — win. The Redmen closed the game on an 11-2 run to upend the Eskymos ...

BR-H pulls away from Jets late

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POWERS — It was a game where the rivalry flared up, and neither team conceded until the very end. The Bark River-Harris girls basketball team defeated the North Central Jets 50-45 here Monday in a Skyline Central Conference contest. The game was back and forth until the final quarter. Bark ...

Rockets snap seven-game losing skid with win over Nordics

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RAPID RIVER — It was Rapid River’s night Monday as it snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 53-40 girls’ basketball triumph over the North Dickinson Nordics. Rapid River led 36-28 after the third quarter and sank just enough free throws in the fourth to keep the Nordics at bay. The ...

Braves outlast Patriots in overtime

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ISHPEMING — It didn’t take long Jan. 8 for the Gladstone boys varsity basketball team to run away with a 62-35 victory over visiting Westwood. In Monday night’s rematch at the Patriots’ gym, this one took extra time to decide a winner, with the Braves prevailing victorious again 57-53 ...

Bay quint splits finale

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HANCOCK — The Bay College men’s basketball team rallied from 23 points down to knock off Finlandia University 95-92 in overtime here Monday. Jamal Deshields-Beard scored 12 points in the first five minutes of the game for the Lions, who held a 37-29 halftime lead. Dylan Underwood ...

Manistique girls fall to Iron Mountain

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain came out strong in the third quarter to break a halftime tie and defeated Manistique 49-38 in Mid-Peninsula Conference girls basketball Monday. The Mountaineers (6-12, 3-7) snapped a 22-22 halftime tie with a 12-3 run in the third quarter. “We came out a ...

Braves withstand late rally by Ishpeming

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ISHPEMING — The Gladstone girls withstood a late rally here Monday night, hanging on for a 49-44 basketball victory over the Ishpeming Hematites. Gladstone led by as much as 20 points in the third quarter of the Mid-Peninsula Conference contest, but was outscored 24-10 the fourth ...

Mid Peninsula girls fall

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ST. NICHOLAS — The Stephenson girls basketball team knocked off Mid Peninsula 55-48 here in a Skyline Central Conference game Monday. “It was a game of quarters,” Mid Pen coach Phil Croasdell said. “We won the first and third, but we were ice cold in the second and fourth.” The ...

Esky gymnasts take 2nd

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NEGAUNEE — The Escanaba gymnastics team traveled to Negaunee to compete in the Great Northern Conference meet Monday night and came away with second place with 123.15 points. Superior 7 was first (129.4), followed by Esky, Negaunee (115.125) and Marquette (114.785). Top gymnasts competing ...

Carney cruises past Cougars

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CARNEY — Giselle Laurila scored a season-high 16 points and the Carney-Nadeau girls’ basketball team rolled over Superior Central 57-35 here Monday night in a conference game. The Wolves (10-4, 10-4 SC) led just 33-16 at half. Riley Johnson led the Cougars (0-13, 0-12 SC) with 14 ...

U.P. cage poll

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Boys Division 1-3 1. Iron Mountain (6) 18-0 30 1 2. Marquette 15-3 24 2 3. Negaunee 11-7 13 4 T4. Gladstone 10-7 8 3 T4. Calumet 15-3 8 5 Others receiving votes: Ironwood (17-0) 5, Escanaba (10-6) 2. Division 4 1. Brimley (6) 18-0 30 1 2. Carney-Nadeau 14-5 17 T3 3. Rapid ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Boys’ basketball Big Bay at Rapid River, 6 North Central at Munising, 7:30 Gwinn at Escanaba, 7:30 Manistique at BR-Harris, 7:30 Mid Pen at Stephenson, 7:30 Girls’ basketball Kingsford at Gladstone, 7:15 Ishpeming at Manistique, 7:30 Norway at Sup. ...

U.P. scores

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Girls’ basketball Gladstone 49, Ishpeming 44 Iron Mountain 49, Manistique 38 Munising 50, Big Bay de Noc 33 Rapid River 53, North Dickinson 40 BR-Harris 50, North Central 45 Carney-Nad. 57, Sup. Central 35 Stephenson 55, Mid Peninsula 48 For. Park 45, E-Trout Creek ...

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Bay College men to host regional ESCANABA — The Bay College men’s basketball team will host its regional playoff opener Feb. 27 after winning a coin flip to determine home court advantage for the NJCAA Region 13 semifinals. Monday’s coin toss broke a tie between the Norse and ...

BR-H’s Corrigan in State Finals

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HARRIS — Bark River-Harris’s Avry Corrigan is headed to Ford Field in Detroit for the MHSAA individual wrestling state finals. Corrigan qualified for the finals Saturday at regionals in Charlevoix. Corrigan opened competition with a loss to Jayden Jones of Mancelona. Corrigan then ...

Tough return to home

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By Austin Hemmingson ahemmingson@dailypress.net WELLS — The Escanaba hockey team’s first home game in six weeks was spoiled in multiple ways here Saturday. The Eskymos dropped a 5-1 decision to Calumet, and lost junior goaltender Trevor Denome to a bad injury early in the third ...

Braves’ swimmers reach milestones at U.P. championships

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MARQUETTE — The Gladstone boys reached a milestone in Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Swimming Finals, earning a relay championship for the first time. Houghton retained its team title with 313 points. Gladstone and Marquette shared runner-up honors at 203. The Braves captured the 200-yard ...

Wolves beat BR-H in final seconds

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CARNEY — In a nail-biting conclusion, the Carney-Nadeau boys basketball team edged out a victory over the Bark River-Harris Broncos 49-47 in a Skyline Central Conference contest here Saturday. After a defensive first half left the game tied 17-17, both teams entered the third quarter with a ...