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U.P. scores

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Boys basketball Escanaba 72, Rapid River 53 North Central 64, Big Bay 49 Westwood 62, Manistique 48 Negaunee 56, Ishpeming 48 Houghton 67, Hancock 51 Iron Mountain 76, Gwinn 37 Norway 51, North Dickinson 44 Marquette 82, Kingsford 58 Ironwood 61, Mellen, Wis. 56 Maplewood ...

Ice storm brings beauty, destruction

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MARQUETTE — The sound I heard shimmering through the air was abrupt and loud, like the crack of a high-powered rifle at a distance. The noise was followed by a rushing sound like waves breaking near the shore. I was standing alone in the cemetery. The rain overnight had begun to freeze ...

DNR director Eichinger to visit U.P.

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LANSING — Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Eichinger is headed to the Upper Peninsula this weekend to attend sporting group gatherings Saturday in Escanaba and Marquette. Eichinger said the visit will help him gain additional perspective from a couple of the outdoor ...

Esky grapplers win district title

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MARQUETTE — Hunter Larson achieved a wrestling milestone Wednesday night while helping the Escanaba Eskymos secure their first Division 2 district title in three years. The junior grappler earned his 100th career victory by taking a 3-2 decision from Sault Ste. Marie sophomore Nathan ...

Nordics take down Jets in triple overtime

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POWERS — Wearing its throwback jerseys, the North Central boys basketball team played in a throwback type of game against North Dickinson here Tuesday. In the end, it was the Nordics coming out on top 65-63 in triple overtime of the Skyline Central Conference contest. After the teams ...

NC girls fall to Norway

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NORWAY — Haley Clifford and the now reasonably healthy Norway Knights ended a 10-game losing streak Wednesday. Clifford’s game-high 22 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, lifted the Knights past North Central 56-49 in Skyline Central Conference girls basketball. “We needed ...

Prep schedule

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Tonight’s games Wrestling Team district Division 3 At Gladstone Kingsford vs. Negaunee, 6 Gladstone vs. Menominee, 6 Championship match, 7:30 Girls’ basketball Carney-Nadeau at Big Bay, 6 Escanaba at Calumet, 7:15 Gladstone at Ishpeming, 7:15 BR-Harris at Sup. ...

U.P. scores

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Wrestling districts Division 2 Escanaba 48, Marquette 30 Escanaba 57, Sault 15 Gaylord 67, Mount Pleasant 11 Petoskey 63, Bay City John Glenn 18 Gaylord 81, Petoskey 0 Division 4 Munising def. Ishpeming, forfeit Westwood 47. Munising 27 Newberry 48, Rudyard 18 St. Ignace ...

Briefs

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Game postponed ESCANABA — Escanaba’s boys basketball game against Marquette, originally scheduled for tonight, has been postponed to Feb. 18 due to the weather forecast.

Big Bay cools Rockets

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GARDEN CORNERS — With a break in inclement weather, the Big Bay de Noc girls basketball team found a break in Rapid River’s defense here Wednesday as they defeated the Rockets 53-40 in a Skyline Central Conference game. The game was decided from the line as Big Bay hit 15-of-31 free ...

SC cages Mid Pen

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EBEN — The Superior Central boys basketball team rolled past Mid Peninsula 66-43 here Wednesday in a Skyline Central Conference game. The second half is where the Cougars (5-9, 4-7 SCW) really gained momentum, leading 38-31 at the end of the third frame. “(In the second half) we really ...

Snowmobilers in UP warned of weather-related trail hazards

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MARQUETTE — Michigan Department of Natural Resources trail officials are advising snowmobilers riding in the Upper Peninsula to use extra caution because of hazards produced by significant weather-related events. A historic ice storm hit extensive portions of the region Monday, affecting ...

Esky’s rally falls short

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ESCANABA — Bad weather conditions have led to a lack of practice time for area hoops teams in the past week. Kingsford didn’t appear to be affected by it, but Escanaba did as the Flivvers topped the Eskymos 54-44 here Tuesday. The Flivvers jumped out to a 22-5 lead before Esky’s Lexi ...

Hematites halt Braves’ win streak

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GLADSTONE — The Gladstone girls basketball team suffered an upset, losing 47-46 to the Ishpeming Hematites in a Mid-Peninsula Conference game here Tuesday. Two triples from Ishpeming (4-10 overall, 3-7 M-PC) in the last 40 seconds of the game sealed Gladstone’s fate. The Braves saw ...

Debelak’s career night lifts Broncos past Eagles

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HARRIS — Sierra Debelak came to Bark River-Harris’s rescue Tuesday night, leading the Broncos to a 70-59 girls’ basketball victory over the Stephenson Eagles. The junior guard scored a career-high 30 points, including the last eight points in this Skyline Central Conference ...

Stephenson holds off BR-H boys

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HARRIS — Getting over the hump in tight basketball games has been a seasonlong challenge for the Bark River-Harris boys basketball team. That trend continued Tuesday night in a 48-46 loss to the Stephenson Eagles, marking the sixth time this season the Broncos lost by five points or ...

Marquette’s three-point shooting too much for Braves

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MARQUETTE — Monday’s ice storm was a memorable one that turned the Upper Peninsula into a skating rink almost anywhere you went. Some of that ice seemed to transfer into the veins of the Marquette Senior High School boys varsity basketball team on Tuesday. The sharpshooting Redmen used ...

Prep Schedule

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Tonight’s games Wrestling Team districts Division 2 At Marquette Escanaba vs Marquette, 6 Sault Ste. Marie vs. winner, 7:30 Division 4 At Iron Mountain BR-Harris vs. Iron Mnt., TBA winner vs. Manistique, TBA Swimming Manistique at Rudyard, TBA Boys’ ...

U.P. scores

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Boys’ basketball Marquette 66, Gladstone 44 Big Bay 61, Hannahville 35 Rapid River 48, Superior Central 40 Stephenson 48, BR-Harris 46 Norway 51, Carney-Nadeau 38 North Dickinson 54, Forest Park 34 Kingsford 68, West Iron County 41 Gwinn 53, Hancock 45 Houghton 79, ...

Briefs

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Game postponed RAPID RIVER — Tuesday’s girls basketball game between Engadine and Rapid River was postponed due to weather. A makeup date has not been scheduled. UM makes changes to offensive staff ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has promoted Ben McDaniels to quarterbacks coach, ...