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Granderson helps spark Brew Crew

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Curtis Granderson rounded first base and kept going. He reached second, stopped and turned around to smile back toward the Milwaukee Brewers dugout. Granderson’s trademark enthusiasm is evident even in an off-day workout in the postseason The Brewers returned to Miller ...

Prep schedule

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Today’s games Cross country Skyline Central meet at North Central, 3 Volleyball Carney-Nadeau at North Central, 7:30 Thursday’s games Cross country GNC meet at Flat Rock, 4 Football Carney-Nadeau at North Central, 7 Volleyball Manistique at St. Ignace, 7 Mid ...

Mid Pen falls to Trojans

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ST. NICHOLAS — A valiant effort fell just short for the Mid Peninsula Wolverines Tuesday night as they dropped a 3-2 volleyball decision to the Forest Park Trojans. “It was a tight match all the way,” Mid Pen coach Emily Kayser said of the 27-25, 23-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-13 setback. ...

Briefs

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Significant win for UCF, Dagenais ORLANDO, Fla. — The University of Central Florida volleyball team posted its 11th straight victory Saturday, spilling defending American Athletic Conference champion Wichita State 3-1. It marked the 200th career victory for coach Todd Dagenais, a native ...

Kamin leads Eskymos spikers

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ESCANABA — Escanaba continued its winning ways here Monday, beating Norway 3-1 on Senior Night. The Eskymos got off to a slow start losing the first set 25-19 as Esky coach Adam Lambert started an all-senior lineup in the first set and the Eskymos were also playing without injured senior ...

Olivier is named top netter

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ESCANABA — To the surprise of no one who has followed Upper Peninsula girls tennis this fall, Elysa Olivier of Marquette and Negaunee have earned major awards in voting by coaches. Olivier finished the season unbeaten and won the U.P. Division 1 singles title at No. 1 to be named Player of ...

Escanaba ranked No. 2 in U.P. grid poll

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ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula’s three poll leaders solidified their positions over the weekend, virtually securing Team of the Year honors with two weeks left in the high school football season. Large School leader Calumet whipped Houghton 35-0, Small School pace-setter Ishpeming spilled ...

Turnovers plaguing Packers

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GREEN BAY (AP) — Protect the football and it should fix everything. That seems to be the viewpoint of Mike McCarthy, whose Green Bay Packers have a variety of issues that have led to a 2-2-1 start. “The big part of that game is focusing on the things we can control,” McCarthy said ...

Jets’ spikers spilled

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MUNISING — Matching up with Munising was a difficult task for North Central Monday night as it dropped a 3-0 (25-8, 25-9, 25-13) volleyball decision to the Mustangs. “They’re definitely a strong team,” said Jets’ coach Lynn Britton. “One of their girls had an amazing serve and our ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Volleyball Big Bay at Rapid River, 6 Manistique at Gwinn, 7 North Dickinson at Bark River-Harris, 7:15 Wednesday’s games Cross country Skyline Central meet at North Central, 3 Volleyball Carney-Nadeau at North Central, 7:30

Eskymos capture Elks’ volleyball title

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ESCANABA - The Elks Invitational volleyball tournament host team Escanaba Eskymos won the team title with two impressive bracket play victories Saturday. EHS beat rival Gladstone 2-1 in the semifinals and then swept Rudyard 2-0 to claim the team championship. The six-team tournament ...

Emeralds claim volleyball title

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MARQUETTE — A pair of lengthy service runs made a difference for the Manistique Emeralds as they beat the Marquette Redettes (25-14, 23-25, 15-1) for the title in Saturday’s Northern Michigan University Invitational. Madison Zellar opened the last set with eight straight service points ...

Brewers’ pitching shines

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DENVER (AP) — The 38-year-old journeyman catcher looked to his left and spotted his Milwaukee Brewers teammates spilling out of the dugout. Erik Kratz then looked straight ahead and saw his reliever standing alone. So he took off for Josh Hader to give him, “the biggest hug. ... Because ...

Lions step up, thrash Packers

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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have beaten Aaron Rodgers- and Tom Brady-led teams this season. And yes, they still have a losing record. Detroit has provided glimpses of its potential, beating the Green Bay Packers 31-23 on Sunday in their first home game since dominating the New England ...

Bay XC runners fare well

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APPLETON, Wis. — Cool temperatures, a wet and muddy course and illness didn’t slow down the Bay College cross country teams Saturday as six of their nine runners ran season-best times in the Eighth Annual Gene Devis Invitational. Connor Robinson of Powers led the Norse in the men’s ...

Hebert, Nelson cop racing titles

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GLADSTONE — Chris Hebert of Norway topped a field of 47 runners in the first MISH Waterfront Fall 10-kilometer run Saturday, covering the 6.2-mile course in a personal-best 44 minues, 55 seconds. He was followed by Pat Alworden of Gladstone (46:21) and Nick Kasbohm of Carney ...

Co-ed volleyball

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ESCANABA — Free co-ed volleyball will be available every Thursday in October at the Civic Center. For details, call Anytime Fitness (233-0000).

Pickford routs Superior Central

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EBEN — Stopping the state’s top-ranked eight-player football team proved difficult for the Superior Central Cougars Saturday as they fell to the Pickford Panthers 70-22. “This was a tough game,” said Cougars’ coach Sam Eggleston. “They’re everything as advertised. They’re the ...

Prep schedules – Monday – Tuesday

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Today’s games Cross country M-PC meet at Westwood, 4 Soccer Grand Marais at Big Bay, 4 Volleyball Norway at Escanaba, 7 North Central at Munising, 7:30 Tuesday’s games Volleyball Big Bay de Noc at R. River, 6 Manistique at Gwinn, 7 North Dickinson at Bark ...

U.P. football scores – Saturday

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Football 11-player Ishpeming 14, W. Iron County 0 Munising 20, Lake Linden-Hubbell 16 Traverse City Central 42, Alpena 7 Eight-player Pickford 70, Superior Central 22 Rudyard 76, Carney-Nadeau 32