Escanaba fan bus

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ESCANABA — Plans are being made for a fan bus or two to attend Escanaba’s state playoff football game Saturday against Grand Rapids Catholic Central in Traverse City. Escanaba High School is accepting monetary donations to decrease the cost per seat for students who want to make this ...

Sports schedule: Tuesday

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Tonight’s games Volleyball State quarterfinals Class C At Munising Houghton Lake vs. Calumet, 7 Class D At Manistique Munising vs. Rudyard, 6 Men’s basketball Bay College at UW-Fox Valley, 7

Manistique hosting D quarterfinal

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MUNISING — Last week Westwood High School was considered the center of the Upper Peninsula volleyball “universe,” what with the school hosting one MHSAA regional tournament and the Patriots themselves participating in another one. That universe has moved to Munising this week with the ...

Pack needs continued growth from defense

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GREEN BAY (AP) — Not only did the Green Bay Packers pick up their first win with Brett Hundley at quarterback by beating the Chicago Bears, they got a sorely needed boost from their defense. After allowing a total of 56 points, 902 yards and a 57.1 percent conversion rate on third downs in ...

Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron runs into the endzone for a 29-yard reception for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Detroit’s Ebron takes step forward

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ALLEN PARK — Eric Ebron ran under Matthew Stafford’s pass and gathered the ball in — a simple catch for the touchdown that put Detroit ahead to stay. Then again, nothing has been all that simple for Ebron in his four-year NFL career. The Lions can hope Ebron’s 29-yard touchdown ...

Classic tests blue bloods

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — The biggest thing Kansas coach Bill Self wants to change about the Champions Classic is his record. The teams? The timing? The location? He’s good with all of it. So are his counterparts at Duke, Kentucky and Michigan State, who have been involved in the annual ...

Bay men roll past Lakers

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ESCANABA — Freshman guard Rasonte Smith scored 10 straight points in the second half for the Bay College men Saturday, helping them earn a 73-62 basketball triumph over Mid-Michigan Community College. “Rasonte brought some energy to the floor,” said Bay College coach Matt Johnson. ...

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Bay College’s Jordan Belleville (22) of St. Ignace dribbles around Mid-Michigan’s Clara Loukus of Calumet Saturday.

Cold shooting hurts Norse women

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­­By Avery Bundgaard ESCANABA — The Bay College women’s basketball team couldn’t withstand a poor shooting night and a second half surge by Mid-Michigan Community College as it fell 67-41 Saturday evening. “Our defense and our rebounding need a lot of ...

Esky-GRCC semifinal at Traverse City

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ESCANABA - Escanaba will face Grand Rapids Catholic Central Saturday in a Division 4 state semifinal football game at 1 p.m. at Traverse City’s Thirlby Field. The Eskymos (10-2) are making their first appearance in the semifinals since the Class A state championship season of 1981. Esky ...

Jets’ grads make debuts in college BB

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Recent North Central graduate Jason Whitens made his college basketball debut Saturday, helping the Western Michigan University Broncos roll past Siena Heights 103-72. Whitens played eight minutes and scored six points to go with an assist. Thomas Wilder led the Broncos ...

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Tuesday’s games Volleyball State quarterfinals Class C At Munising Houghton Lake vs. Calumet, 7 Class D At Manistique Munising vs. Rudyard, 6 Men’s basketball Bay College at UW-Fox Valley, 7

Cage tourney set

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CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau Early Bird Invitational men’s basketball tournament is set for Dec. 9-10 in the high school gym. The double-elimination tourney will be limited to 10 teams. Entry fee, which is $100, should be sent to Paul Polfus, Box 55, Carney, Mich. 49812. Entry deadline is ...

Prep football scores

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Saturday’s Scores By The Associated Press REGIONAL FINALS Division 1 Clarkston 29, Holland West Ottawa 22 Division 3 Muskegon 49, DeWitt 0 Division 4 Edwardsburg 52, Lansing Sexton 30 River Rouge 21, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood 14 Division 5 Frankenmuth 17, ...

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley (7) throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver Davante Adams during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Pack tops Chicago, snaps skid

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Green Bay Packers finally found a way to win without Aaron Rodgers. All they had to do was show up at Soldier Field. Brett Hundley threw for 212 yards and a touchdown, Nick Perry had three sacks and the Packers beat the Chicago Bears 23-16 on Sunday to snap a three-game ...

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) leaps over Cleveland Browns strong safety Derrick Kindred (26) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Stafford bounces back, leads Lions past Browns

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DETROIT — Matthew Stafford started slow, getting sacked on his first snap and throwing a pick on his second drive. He bounced back and threw three touchdown passes in the second half to help the Detroit Lions come back and beat the winless Cleveland Browns 38-24 Sunday. The Lions (5-4) ...


Emerald shines with Dream Team spot

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ESCANABA — It takes many years for many people to master a craft, but for Manistique senior Kyle Seeley it took only two years to receive a prestigious honor in high school football. Seeley who started playing football as a junior, was chosen for the All-U.P. Dream Team as a defensive ...

On to semis

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ESCANABA — Senior fullback-linebacker Cody Vandermissen didn’t mind the low 20s temperature and snow flurries Friday night at Escanaba Athletic Field. It was just the kind of weather best suited for Esky’s power football attack en route to a convincing 39-21 Division 4 regional ...

Carney Nadeau’s Talisha McMcullough serves the ball during a game against Munising Friday evening November 11, 2017 at Westwood High School. (Journal photo by Corey Kelly)

Munising spikers top Wolves for regional crown

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ISHPEMING — Things looked bleak for the Munising volleyball team during the MHSAA Class D regional championship match on Friday night. The Mustangs dropped the first two sets to Carney-Nadeau and needed to make a huge comeback to keep their season alive. With the help of some thunderous ...

VB postponed

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ISHPEMING — The Class D regional final between Carney-Nadeau and Munising, which was to be played at Westwood High School Thursday night, was postponed due to poor weather and road conditiions. The match is rescheduled for tonight at 6 (EDT).