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Howard sparkles in net, Red Wings crown the Kings

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DETROIT (AP) — Jimmy Howard made a season-high 42 saves and Dylan Larkin scored his 12th goal of the season to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night. Dennis Cholowski and Frans Nielsen also scored the Red Wings, who improved to 13-6-2 in ...

Wolves hang on

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CARNEY — Mike Flanagan blocked a shot with 10 seconds left to play, helping the Carney-Nadeau boys hang on for a 51-49 basketball triumph over the Stephenson Eagles. A 3-point shot by Beau Koffman put the Wolves up by two points with 40 seconds remaining and Flanagan’s block enabled them ...

Knights upend Mid Pen

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ST. NICHOLAS — Zach Englund collected 24 points and 11 rebounds Monday night, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Mid Peninsula boys from dropping a 57-34 basketball decision to the Norway Knights. “Zach was all over the place,” said Mid Pen coach Mark Branstrom. “He played very ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Swimming Manistique, Gladstone at Kingsford, 5 Girls’ basketball Bark River-Harris at Big Bay de Noc, (ppd Jan. 10) Gladstone at Kingsford, 6:45 N. Central at Stephenson, 7:30 Carney-Nadeau at Superior Central, 7:30 Manistique at Engadine, 7:30 Boys’ ...

Briefs

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Former boxer dies MENOMINEE — Dick “Nut” Schomer, a popular Golden Gloves boxing champion in the 1960s, died Wednesday in Marinette. Schomer, 72, also played baseball and softball and coached basketball. For the record ESCANABA — Alison Sommers of Escanaba scored two points in ...

U.P. scores

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Boys’ basketball C-Nadeau 51, Stephenson 49 North Central 56, S. Central 38 Norway 57, Mid Peninsula 34 Rapid River 55, BR-H 41 Munising 99, Engadine 78 Antigo, Wis. 69, Menominee 34 West I.C. 53, Forest Park 48 Negaunee 76, L’Anse 43 Westwood 61, Hancock 43 Calumet 72, ...

Packers end slide, Philbin takes over

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GREEN BAY (AP) — A tough week for the Green Bay Packers ended with a sorely needed win that relied on a familiar formula. They beat a warm-weather team on a chilly afternoon at Lambeau Field by building a big lead and winning the turnover margin. Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes ...

Esky clips Snowbirds

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba girls basketball team may have underestimated their opponent Saturday and ended up getting quite a challenge. The Eskymos prevailed 66-59 against Gaylord St. Mary, a Class D school with 94 students playing its first game of the season. The Snowbirds came here Friday ...

Bay women dominate second quarter to win

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MILWAUKEE - Bay College used a decisive second quarter advantage to bombard Milwaukee Area Tech College 75-61 in women’s college basketball. The Norse held a 25-8 cushion that stanza to build a 43-19 halftime cushion. Bay shot well from outside, sinking 49.1 percent of its shots, but only ...

Turnover issues too much for Bay men

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MILWAUKEE — The Bay College men’s basketball team had trouble hanging on to the basketball and compounded that with poor shooting here Saturday, helping Milwaukee Area Technical College post a 98-70 victory. The Stormers put up 107 field goal attempts, 15 more than the Norse, and pulled ...

Lions ‘Slay’ lowly Cards

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It’s an NFL cliche, the crafty cornerback fooling the rookie quarterback. That’s exactly what happened in the biggest play of Detroit’s 17-3 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Darius Slay, who tied for the lead in the NFL with eight interceptions ...

Esky icers fall to Sault

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SAULT STE. MARIE — An early lead didn’t hold up for the Escanaba Eskymos Saturday as they dropped a 4-2 hockey decision to the Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils. Christer Carne got the Eskymos on the board first on passes from Nick Kolich and Luke Labre. “We had a good breakout from our ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Wrestling Escanaba at Marquette, 6 Boys’ basketball Bark River-Harris at Rapid River, 7:30 Norway at Mid Peninsula, 7:30 Superior Central at North Central, 7:45 Stephenson at C-Nadeau, 8 Tuesday’s games Swimming Manistique, Gladstone at Kingsford, ...

U.P. scores

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Girls’ basketball Escanaba 66, Gaylord S.M. 59 Mackinac Island 50, Hannahville 8 Marquette 46, Petoskey 14 Menominee 51, Pesh., Wis. 32 Rudyard 56, Frankfort 41 Boys’ basketball Hannahville 79, Mackinac Island 10 Grand Marais 52, Beaver Isl. 45 Hockey Sault Ste. Marie ...

Briefs

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Esky wrestlers 17th in Bay Port tourney SUAMICO, Wis. — The Escanaba wrestlers finished 17th among 25 teams Saturday, scoring 173 1/2 points in the Battle of the Bay tournament. Mukwonago, Wis. won with 510 points, followed by Wrightstown 436 1/2 and Luxemburg-Casco 400. Esky’s ...

Mid Pen girls find their shooting touch

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Editor’s note: This story was inadvertently omitted from Saturday’s Daily Press. REPUBLIC - Kennedy Englund scored 27 points and hit five three-pointers to lead the Mid Peninsula girls basketball team to a 77-32 victory over Republic-Michigamme here Friday. New Mid Pen girls basketball ...

Soaring Eagles soar

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HANNAHVILLE — The Hannahville boys were off to the races again Saturday morning in a 79-10 basketball rout of Mackinac Island. Mackinac was unable to score in the first quarter for the second straight game and the Soaring Eagles gained a 31-0 advantage on a layup by freshman Xander Spry ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Girls’ basketball Mackinac Island at Hannahville, 8:30 a.m. Gaylord S.M. at Escanaba, 2:30 Wrestling Gladstone at Oscoda Invitational, 9 a.m. Manistique at St. Ignace Invitational, 10 a.m. Escanaba at Bay Port Invitational, 10:15 a.m. Bark River-Harris at Westwood, ...

Column: U.P. winter nights have a silence all their own

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MARQUETTE — As the metal storm door clicked shut behind me, I almost immediately sensed the mildness of the air meeting my face – warm for a winter’s evening. The wind was dead or at least fast asleep. Soft glowing light shone through the windows of the living room, diffused by curtains ...

Hunters help meet CWD testing goal

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MARQUETTE — With the assistance of hunters, a minimum goal set for chronic wasting disease deer head testing has been surpassed in two surveillance areas set up in the central Upper Peninsula. So far, no new cases have been discovered in the U.P. The testing will aid the Michigan Department ...