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Teams announced for 10th annual U.P. All-Star Game

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MARQUETTE — There will be a new twist to this year’s Upper Peninsula All-Star Football game as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. For the first time, players were drafted for both teams as their respective coaches had plenty of notes, lists and spreadsheets on all the players they wanted ...

Gold Medal tourney

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HERMANSVILLE — Entry deadline is Saturday for the Gold Medal Basketball tournament, which is set for March 30-April 9 at the Hermansville Community gym. Daggett Kakuk Construction is entered for the 59th straight year. Junior high teams are encouraged to enter. For details contact Ray Bray ...

Prep scores

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SATURDAY Girls’ basketball State Finals Class A Flushing 49, East Kentwood 38 Class B Detroit Country Day 59, Ypsilanti Arbor Preparatory 48 Class C Detroit Edison(DEPSA) 46, Pewamo-Westphalia 44 Class D Pittsford 71, Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary 31

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Alexis St. Cyr, right, studies the action at a recent Gladstone girls’ basketball game. St. Cyr, a standout prep player at Gladstone, has overcome some adversity and given the Braves a boost as an assistant coach.

Making a difference

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ESCANABA — An asthma affliction ended her playing career, but it has not kept Alexis St. Cyr off the hardwood. The former Gladstone High School All-U.P. cager spent this season as a volunteer assistant coach for the Braves. Her playing career ended three months into her freshman season at ...

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North Central’s Bobby Kleiman looks to pass against Forest park earlier this season. Kleiman and the Jets are eying another state championship run next week.

Bobby and friends

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POWERS - On basketball game nights for the North Central Jets, Bobby Kleiman stands at attention. It’s a time for reflection before Kleiman puts his game face on for competition. “When the national anthem comes on, and they play The Star-Spangled Banner, I actually always put one foot on ...

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Wisconsin guard Khalil Iverson (21) scores on a dunk against Virginia Tech Thursday.

Let The Big Dance begin

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Bronson Koenig made a school-record eight 3-pointers and scored 28 points and Nigel Hayes added 16 as NCAA Tournament-tested Wisconsin advanced in the East Region with an 84-74 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday night. The eighth-seeded Badgers (26-9) made all the ...

Coach Beaman moves on from Manistique football

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MANISTIQUE — With numbers remaining low in Manistique’s football program, coach Dennis Beaman decided it was time to move on. Beaman, who stepped down from the head coaching position at Manistique Feb. 28, will become an assistant special teams coordinator at Northern Michigan University ...

MSU hopes to avoid another early NCAA exit

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo would like to use last year’s shocking NCAA Tournament loss as a teaching tool for this year’s tournament team. The problem is, the longtime Spartans coach isn’t so sure how well this year’s largely overhauled and injury-riddled ...

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Michigan guard Derrick Walton Jr. (10) is fouled as he shoots by Oklahoma State forward Leyton Hammonds (23) during a first-round game in the men’s NCAA college basketball tournament in Indianapolis Friday.

Michigan survives

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Derrick Walton Jr. stuck to the plan Friday. He kept running the Michigan Wolverines offense against an aggressive Oklahoma State defense and eventually things fell into place. Again. Walton scored 26 points and had 11 assists as the Wolverines made a school record 16 ...

Miami vs. MSU

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — No. 8 seed Miami (21-11) vs. No. 9 seed Michigan State (19-14) First Round, Midwest Region; Tulsa, Okla.; 9:20 p.m. EDT. BOTTOM LINE: Michigan State is making its 20th straight NCAA Tournament appearance one year after losing in the first round as No. 2 seed. The ...

Tigers’ Fulmer ready for season

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LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — AL Rookie of the Year Michael Fulmer said his injured right ankle that cost him a start for the Detroit Tigers earlier this month is 100 percent and that he’s on track to be ready for the start of the regular season. Fulmer, making his second start since spraining the ...

UM vs. OSU

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — No. 7 seed Michigan (24-11) vs. No. 10 seed Oklahoma State (20-12) First round, Midwest region; Indianapolis, 12:15 p.m. EDT. BOTTOM LINE: Michigan will use the momentum from its five-game winning streak to advance. Oklahoma State has lost three in a row and is trying ...

Hannahville pair named All-NLL

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KINROSS — Mackinac Island senior Christian Styburski averaged nearly a triple-double throughout this season and was rewarded for his efforts in balloting by the Northern Lights League boys’ basketball coaches. Styburski averaged 13 points, 11 rebouds and eight blocked shots a game, leading ...

NCAA column: All is not well among big schools

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By Tim Dahlberg Associated Press The University of Louisville sat out last year’s NCAA Tournament as part of a sacrifice offered to the NCAA for hiring female escorts to party with basketball recruits. The Cardinals are back this year, with a nice No. 2 seeding to boot. Rick Pitino will ...

Carney cage league

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CARNEY — Mike Polfus scored 24 points and Keenan Lampinen added 19 as Juice Promotions topped Fully Charged 84-77 in the Mid County Men’s Basketball League. Brian Bell tallied 20 points and Ben Thompson collected 16 for Fully Charged. In Game 2, Yooper Designs defeated Brock Farms 76-62 ...

Race rescheduled

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GLADSTONE — The Sixth Annual Bot Trot five-kilometer run, which was to be held last Saturday, has been rescheduled for April 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Gladstone High School. Check-in and registration begin at noon. Entry fee is $25 with T-shirt and $20 without T-shirt. For details contact Tim ...

Prep scores

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By The Associated Press GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Class C State Tournament Semifinal Detroit Edison(DEPSA) 54, Flint Hamady 31 Pewamo-Westphalia 64, Maple City Glen Lake 51 Class D State Tournament Semifinal Pittsford 57, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart 39 Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary 64, ...

The Testament of a Fisherman

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ESCANABA — The Testament of a Fisherman Robert Traver 1964, (Judge John Voelker 1903-93) I fish because I love to; Because I love the environs where trout are found, which are invariably beautiful, and hate the environs where crowds of people are found, which are invariably ...

DNR seeks public comment trout plan

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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released its draft inland trout management plan and is seeking public comment on it. The plan, available online at michigan.gov/fishing under Angler Alerts, focuses on the ecology and management of populations of inland trout in ...

Fish Report

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Little Bay De Noc: Very cold temperatures have firmed the ice in the northern Bay but many dangers still exist. Anglers are mostly walking out and with warm temperatures forecasted by the end of the week and into next week, even walking may be dangerous. Walleye season closed on March 15. Perch ...