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Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball Rapid River at Big Bay, 6 Manistique at Gladstone, 7:15 North Dickinson at Mid Peninsula, 7:30 North Central at Superior Central, 7:30 Carney-Nadeau at Munising, 7:30 Boys’ basketball Manistique at Escanaba, 7:30 Norway at Bark ...

U.P. scores

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FRIDAY Girls’ basketball Rapid River 47, Big Bay 42 Stephenson 59, Forest Park 45 Ironwood 66, Solon Sprs, Wis. 47 Hancock 48, Jeffers 45 Dollar Bay 44, Republic-Miichigamme 37 Chassell 66, Wakefield-Marenisco 27 Baraga 58, Bessemer 22 Ewen-Trout Creek 66, Ontonagon ...

U.P. scores

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Boys’ basketball Newberry 53, St. Ignace 46 Cedarville 67, Pickford 59 Cheboygan 70, Rudyard 67

Sports schedule: Saturday-Monday

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Today’s games Wrestling Manistique at Gladwin Invitational, 8:15 a.m. Gladstone, BR-H at Kingsford Invitational, 9 a.m. Escanaba at Campbellsport, Wis. Invitational, 10 a.m. Swimming Gladstone at Marquette, 10 a.m. Competitive cheer Escanaba at Iron Mountain Invitational, 11 ...

DNR continues muskellunge survey

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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Michigan Muskie Alliance, continues to investigate the state’s muskellunge fisheries through its online angler survey. The 2017 Muskellunge Angler Survey is gathering information about muskellunge angler ...

How the snowmobile trail system works

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ESCANABA — Winter is an important season to the recreation/tourism economy of the Upper Peninsula and like any other natural resource element, can rapidly impact whether or not seasonal opportunities will result in success or failure. The increased amount of rainfall last autumn, combined ...

U.P. Citizens’ Advisory Council to meet in Baraga

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BARAGA — From a new deer migration study and conservation officer staffing to a fisheries partnership and U.P. shooting range updates, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council is scheduled to discuss a variety of interesting topics at ...

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Adam Mercier, shown coaching against North Dickinson Monday, likes another left-handed option on his team.

Jets adding ‘southpaw’ to arsenal

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By Burt Angeli Daily News Sports Writer POWERS — North Central’s left-handed shooting competition has moved from practice to actual games. Jets junior Carter Holle launched a left-handed shot from past the 3-point line in the fourth quarter of Monday’s game at North Dickinson. The ...

Branstrom gets defensive

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By Dennis Grall For the MHSAA Second Half ESCANABA — Mark Branstrom was a prolific scorer when he played at Perkins High School more than 40 years ago. Now, as coach of the Mid Peninsula Wolverines — the consolidated school that grew out of Perkins and Rock high schools in 1977 — ...

Area grads transition to next level

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ESCANABA — The basketball season is well underway and area players are finding success at the college level. One player who’s made the transition to the Division I level at Western Michigan University is North Central freshman Jason Whitens. Whitens, who was named Class D AP Player of ...

Prep boys’ basketball leaders

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PREP BASKETBALL TEAM OFFENSE School Games Pts Avg Gladstone 8 552 69.0 Escanaba 8 547 68.4 North Central 7 449 64.1 Carney-Nadeau 7 448 64.0 BR-Harris 6 380 63.3 Rapid River 7 413 59.0 Superior Central 6 343 57.2 Mid Peninsula 6 260 43.3 ...

Prep girls’ basketball leaders

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PREP BASKETBALL TEAM OFFENSE School Games Pts Avg BR-Harris 10 545 54.5 Escanaba 8 394 49.3 Gladstone 9 403 44.7 Rapid River 7 305 43.6 Big Bay de Noc 8 340 42.5 Carney-Nadeau 8 330 41.3 Mid Peninsula 8 330 41.2 North Central ...

Gladstone swimmers sweep meet

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MANISTIQUE — The Gladstone swim team swept Manistique in a dual meet Wednesday night with the girls winning 132-36 and the boys winning 107-47. The girls’ team won 11 of the 12 events with Abby Burnham winning the only event for Manistique taking the diving competition. For the Braves ...

Escanaba hosting hockey tournament

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ESCANABA — The Hannahville Ice and Turf Complex will host a regional hockey tournament Saturday and Sunday for Squirt and Pee Wee teams. The teams are from various parts of the Upper Peninsula and games will be played all weekend. Visit www.eajha.org for specific game times and the entire ...

Games postponed

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KINGSFORD — The Gladstone boys’ basketball game at Kingsford and all Escanaba athletic events today have been postponed due to weather and will be made up at a later date.

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Wrestling Escanaba at Gladstone, ppd. Girls’ basketball Kingsford at Escanaba, ppd. S. Central at Stephenson, 7:30 Boys’ basketball Stephenson at Big Bay, 7:30 Mid Pen at Carney-Nadeau, 8 S. Central at N. Dickinson, 8 Gladstone at Kingsford, ...

U.P. scores

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Girls’ basketball Rudyard 45, DeTour 27 Pickford 50, Newberry 39 Cedarville 58, Posen 34 Boys’ basketball Ishpeming 59, Negaunee 54 Houghton 63, Gwinn 50

Creel clerks collect fishing information

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LANSING — As the winter fishing season gets under way, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that fisheries staff again will be stationed at several locations throughout the state in order to interview them about their fishing trips. The DNR appreciates anglers’ ...

Sault downs Esky icers

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WELLS — The Escanaba Eskymos had scoring chances galore Tuesday night. They were able to get just one puck past freshman goaltender Logan Raffaelle, however, in a 3-1 hockey loss to the Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils at the Hannahville Ice & Turf Complex. The Eskymos had three 5-on-3 ...

Mustangs survive BR-H showdown

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HARRIS — Munising relied on its poise, patience, balance and experience Tuesday night in a girls’ basketball showdown at Bark River-Harris. The Mustangs, ranked No. 1 in the season’s first Upper Peninsula poll, made 10-of-14 free throws in the fourth quarter to break open a close game ...