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CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau 3-on-3 basketball tournament is set for April 29. Cost for the one-day event is $50 per team. Entry deadline is April 22. Team rosters will be limited to four players. Team captains will be notified of the first-game time by April 27. The tourney is open to ...

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Today’s games Boys’ basketball State semifinals At MSU-East Lansing Class C Flint Beecher vs. Detroit Edison, 1 Manton vs. Grand Rapids Covenant Christian, 2:50 Class D Southfield Christian vs. North Central, 6 Buckley vs. Lansing Christian, 7:50 Friday’s games Boys’ ...

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Jason Whitens of North Central (30) takes the ball to the basket, while Hillman’s Brandon Banks (20) defends during a Class D boys basketball quarterfinal at Sault High School Tuesday night.

Bound for ‘Big House’

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SAULT STE. MARIE — There’s no place like The Breslin Center for Jason Whitens and Marcus Krachinski. Whitens, Krachinski and the top-ranked North Central boys’ basketball team are headed for “The Big House” again after beating third-ranked Hillman 74-61 in Tuesday’s Class D state ...

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Negaunee senior Dre Tuominen, right, attacks the basket against Manton’s Trever Salani during the Class C quarterfinal game played at Petoskey High School Tuesday night.

Negaunee falls to Manton in overtime

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PETOSKEY — “They just made one more great play than we did.” There’s no better description than Negaunee coach Dan Waterman’s take on a classic that saw the Miners push opposing Manton to overtime on Tuesday night. Negaunee came that close to advancing out of the Class C ...

Esky icers honored at banquet

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ESCANABA — Senior forward Garth Wickham led the Escanaba varsity hockey team in scoring this season and was rewarded for his efforts during its annual banquet Tuesday night. Wickham finished with 26 goals and nine assists, earning Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year ...

Michigan heating up

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ask Moe Wagner who he looked up to when he was younger, and suddenly the Michigan big man’s fiery demeanor makes a little more sense. “Kevin Garnett was always my biggest idol, even though our play isn’t really similar. Just the way he brings intensity and ...

Negaunee’s Tuominen named Class C First Team

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Malik “Mighty Mouse” Ellison received a FaceTime call on the night of Feb. 28. The 5-foot-8, 155-pound Beecher point guard was fresh off an emotional high of dropping a Flint area record 63 points and 11 assists, in a thrilling 108-104 triple-overtime loss to ...

Carney cage league

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CARNEY — Brock Farms and Juice Promotions advanced with victories in the first round of the Mid County Men’s Basketball League Tournament. Brock Farms defeated Fully Charged 72-59 as Jacob Brock scored 24 points and Jake Herres added 15. Aaron Retit supplied 16 points and Josh St. Juliana ...

Prep scores

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Boys basketball State quarterfinals Class A West Bloomfield 80, Troy 43 Clarkston 70, Saginaw 50 GR Christian 66, Kalamazoo Central 46 Romulus 66, Detroit U-D Jusuit 63 Class B New Haven 73, Detroit Osborn 66 Benton Harbor 46, Spring Lake 44 River Rouge 54, Williamston ...

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Thursday’s games State semifinals At MSU-East Lansing Class C at 2:50 p.m. Class D, North Central vs. Southfield Christian, at 6 p.m.

All-state rewards

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Powers North Central has been the king of the Class D boys basketball in Michigan for the past few years and one of the biggest reasons for the Jets’ success has been two-sport sensation Jason Whitens. The senior, described as a “point forward” by his coach, Adam Mercier, averaged 23.2 ...

K-Central’s Livers is Mr. Basketball

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DETROIT (AP) — Isaiah Livers of Kalamazoo Central has been named Mr. Basketball for the state of Michigan. Livers, who has signed to play at Michigan for the Wolverines next season, edged Xavier Tillman of Grand Rapids Christian in voting by members of the Basketball Coaches Association of ...

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Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark is honored at halftime of a 2013 game in San Francisco. Clark says he has Lou Gehrig’s disease and suspects playing football might have caused the illness. Clark announced Sunday on Twitter that he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease that attacks cells that control muscles.

Reminder of price players pay

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The news seemed unimaginable, much as it might have 78 years ago when Yankees fans learned Lou Gehrig was diagnosed with the disease that would later bear his name. It came on a Sunday night via a more modern form of communication, a Twitter feed. Dwight Clark didn’t need the full 140 ...

Miners ready for challenge

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NEGAUNEE — Negaunee High School will tip off in the Class C boys basketball state quarterfinals tonight for the first time in three years, and the first under head coach Dan Waterman, when they go up against the Manton Rangers in Petoskey. Waterman said his team has spent the past five days ...

Michigan Tech sets grid slate

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech has six home football games on its 2017 schedule, including its season-opener Aug. 31 against Truman State. Tech also hosts Grand Valley State (Sept. 16), Northern Michigan (Sept. 30), Wayne State (Oct. 21), Davenport (Oct. 28) and Ferris State (Nov. 11). The annual ...

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Tonight’s games Boys’ basketball State quarterfinals Class C At Petoskey Negaunee vs. Manton, 7 Class D At Sault Ste. Marie North Central vs. Hillman, 7

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Michigan’s D.J. Wilson (5) and teammate Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman (12) celebrate as Louisville’s Ray Spalding (13) walks past following the Wolverine’s 73-69 upset win Sunday in Indianapolis.

Sweet 16 for Michigan

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Moe Wagner gritted his teeth, pumped his fist and stuck out his mouthpiece to the crowd’s delight Sunday. A few minutes later, the tough German took a couple more bows — first on the baseline in front of Michigan’s bench, then with the rest of his teammates near ...

Hillman, Jets set to collide

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POWERS — North Central sits at the top of the mountain in Class D boys’ basketball as the defending two-time state champion. The Jets (25-0) are ranked No. 1 and hope to keep their dream season alive in Tuesday’s 7 p.m. Class D state quarterfinal game against Hillman (24-1) at Sault Ste. ...

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Michigan State guard Miles Bridges (22) attempts a 3-pointer over Kansas’ Josh Jackson (11) Sunday. The friends from Michigan competed intensely all game — Bridges scored 22 points, but Jackson had 23 points in the Jayhawks’ victory in Tulsa, Okla.

Jackson-led Kansas sinks Spartans in second half

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Everything about Josh Jackson’s demeanor screamed this game was personal, from the back-and-forth chirping with childhood friend Miles Bridges to his emphatic late-game dunk and celebration. Playing against the school he grew up cheering for, Jackson channeled that ...