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Calumet’s Celia Kiilunen (front) hits the ball over the net as LaSalle’s Keshia Davis (back) attempts the block Tuesday during a Class C regional semifinal at Gladstone.

Calumet cruises by Saints

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GLADSTONE — The Calumet Copper Kings left nothing to chance Tuesday night as they rolled past the St. Ignace Saints 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 25-14) in a Class C regional volleyball opener at Gladstone High School. Calumet quickly built a 4-0 lead in the opening set, with senior Brooke Karaniemi ...

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West Iron County’s Rachael Tefft blocks the ball at the net against Westwood Tuesday during a Class C regional semifinal at Gladstone.

West Iron advances to regional championship

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GLADSTONE — The West Iron County Wykons reaped the benefits of a fast start in a Class C regional volleyball opener Tuesday night as they eliminated the Westwood Patriots 3-0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-23) at Gladstone High School. Senior Megan Strom got the Wykons started with a 16-point service ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Women’s basketball Alpena Community College at Bay College, 6 Men’s basketball Alpena Community College at Bay College, 8 Thursday’s games Volleyball Regional tournaments Class C At Gladstone or L’Anse West Iron County vs. Calumet, 7 Class D At ...

Turkey Trot set

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GLADSTONE — The 20th Annual Turkey Trot five-kilometer run/walk is set for Nov. 23 at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 at the Gladstone Senior Center. The walk starts at 8:45, with the run beginning at 9. A minimum of four canned goods per person or a cash donation will be accepted as ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Volleyball Regional tournaments Class B At Petoskey Cadillac vs. Sault Ste. Marie, 6 Class C At Gladstone WIC vs. Westwood, 5 St. Ignace vs. Calumet, 6:30 Class D At Westwood Carney-Nadeau vs. Forest Park, 5 Munising vs. Lake Linden-Hubbell, 7 At ...

Lions level Packers at Lambeau

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GREEN BAY — Eager to end a three-game losing streak, the Detroit Lions picked a tough place to make a stand — Lambeau Field in a Monday night game against the Green Bay Packers. Matthew Stafford delivered with his sharpest performances of the season. Stafford passed for 361 yards and ...

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Michigan State’s Miles Bridges (22) pulls in a loose ball during the first half of a recent exhibition game against Georgia in Grand Rapids. Bridges was selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America team on Monday.

MSU’s Bridges tops AP preseason squad

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Michigan State’s Miles Bridges has everyone’s attention. The 6-foot-7 sophomore headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team as the leading vote-getter by a wide margin for the five-player squad. Bridges received 61 votes from the 65-member national media panel that selects ...

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Michigan running back Chris Evans (12) celebrates in the end zone after scoring a TD against Minnesota Saturday in Ann Arbor.

Running game boosts No. 21 Michigan

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ANN ARBOR — After all the hand wringing this season over Michigan’s quarterback play, the passing game became an afterthought last weekend. With 371 yards rushing against Minnesota, the Wolverines might have won no matter who was taking the snaps, and although that type of performance ...

Bay men fall in OT of tourney

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MASON CITY, Ia. — The learning curve continued for the Bay College men Saturday as they dropped a 93-87 overtime basketball decision to North Iowa Area Community College in the final round of the Koingsmark Classic. Bay trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half, but climbed within ...

Bay women drop pair in Classic

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MASON CITY, Ia. — The Bay College women’s basketball team was provided with a stern test to say the least Saturday as it fell to North Iowa Area Community College 90-61 in the second round of the Koingsmark Classic. Bay (1-2) trailed 36-21 after the first quarter 47-27 at ...

Prep schedule

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Tuesday’s games Volleyball Regional tournaments Class B At Petoskey Cadillac vs. Sault Ste. Marie, 6 Class C At Gladstone West Iron County vs. Westwood, 5 St. Ignace vs. Calumet, 6:30 Class D At Westwood Carney-Nadeau vs. Forest Park, TBA Munising vs. Lake ...

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Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews says the disastrous feeling of losing quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a broken collarbone is behind the team and that they’re focused on moving forward.

Packers rest, reset before Lions

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — The shock of seeing Aaron Rodgers go down has worn off for the Green Bay Packers. The sight of Rodgers walking around Lambeau Field as he recovers from a collarbone injury gives teammates a lift. Maybe, just maybe, the Packers won’t be as snake-bitten with injuries for ...

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Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke celebrates at the conclusion of Saturday’s  27-24 upset win over Penn State.

MSU ‘a contender’ after upset win

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EAST LANSING — Michael Geiger had the windmill. Now Matt Coghlin has the slide. On a long, wet, wacky day at Spartan Stadium, Coghlin’s celebration sure felt appropriate. Coghlin kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired — some seven hours after the game began — and No. 24 ...

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Rapid River’s Shelby LaCosse (19) and Aleece Paulin (15) go up for a block of a ball hit by Munising’s Kianne Wendt (5) Thursday during the Class D district final at Rapid River.

Munising blanks Rockets for crown

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RAPID RIVER — The Munising volleyball team put in a strong performance Thursday on its way to the Class D district title by defeating Rapid River 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-20). “For my coaching career this is my first district title,” said Munising coach Ted Williams. “I’m extremely ...

District dominance

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ESCANABA — Leading 21-14 at halftime, Escanaba coach Dave Howes tossed aside the trick-filled part of his playbook. Instead, the Eskymos went to a fullhouse backfield, strapped up the helmets and put on a clinic in power football at chilly Escanaba Athletic Field. When the cold dust ...

Defense sparks Wolves to district repeat

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CARNEY — Nobody said it’d be easy, but the Carney-Nadeau Wolves retained their Class D district volleyball title Thursday night in a 3-1 (25-15, 23-25, 25-17, 25-22) triumph over the Stephenson Eagles. The victory sends the Wolves to the regional tournament at Westwood where they’ll ...

Eleven-player football All-U.P. Dream Team

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MARQUETTE — Scout Wunder of Escanaba and Darin Johnson of Gladstone are lethal two-way football players. The local duo were impact players on both sides of the ball and were rewarded with spots as defensive backs on the Upper Peninsula Dream Team, which was voted on this week by the U.P. ...

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Today’s games Football 11-player District final Division 4 Alma at Escanaba, 7 Women’s basketball Bay College vs. Ellsworth Community College at Mason City, Iowa, 3 Men’s basketball Bay College vs. Ellsworth Community College at Mason City, Iowa, 5 Saturday’s ...